EMERYVILLE, Calif., Nov. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc. ( NYSE:LF), the leader in educational entertainment, today announced that Dr. Toy has named multiple LeapFrog innovations as the "best of the best" for 2014. LeapFrog's latest innovation, the LeapTVTM educational, active video game system, received Dr. Toy's "10 Best Toys for 2014" distinction. Additionally, the LeapBandTM activity tracker for kids was honored in the "10 Best Active Toys" category and the compact on-the-go LeapPad3TM learning tablet was selected as a "Best Picks 2014" winner. To date, LeapFrog has received 54 awards from Dr. Toy, making LeapFrog one of the most celebrated brands of this distinguished program.
"To have three of our newest and most exciting products in 2014 recognized for excellence by the well-regarded Dr. Toy program is a tremendous honor," said John Barbour, chief executive officer at LeapFrog. "We pride ourselves on providing the best first learning experiences for children including the LeapTV educational, active video game system, the first wearable activity tracker for kids LeapBand and the perfect on-the-go Wi-Fi enabled LeapPad3 tablet. Our team of learning experts and designers work to deliver these experiences in fun and engaging ways, and receiving these awards year after year is further validation of our dedication to helping children reach their potential."
The Dr. Toy awards program was developed by noted child development authority Stevanne Auerbach, Ph.D. Established by Dr. Toy 26 years ago, the program selects the most engaging, educational and age-appropriate products to guide parents with holiday gift purchases. This year, LeapTV, LeapBand and LeapPad3 were recognized for providing children of different ages with the highest quality of learning and play.
"LeapFrog is a perennial Dr. Toy award-winner, offering unique learning solutions presented in fun and innovative ways," said Dr. Toy, Stevanne Auerbach, Ph.D. "This year's entries from LeapFrog – LeapTV, LeapBand and LeapPad3 – are stellar examples of why LeapFrog continues to be the leader in educational entertainment for children, providing engaging and fun learning experiences made just for them."
Get Moving with LeapTV!
LeapTV is the first educational, active video gaming system from LeapFrog that gets kids into the action while teaching a range of skills across reading, mathematics, science and problem solving. With simple and intuitive user interfaces created with first-time players in mind, LeapTV provides first time players three ways to play: motion control, pointer play, and a classic controller mode. Using LeapTV's camera, children are put right into the game seeing themselves dance, play sports and more while they experience curricular challenges along the way. LeapTV also includes a transforming gaming controller that has been specifically designed for children's small hands and limited dexterity. In its regular configuration, it enables classic gameplay, but with the simple press of a button it easily transforms into a motion controller and LED pointer controller. The LeapTV system includes console, motion-sensing camera, camera mount, transforming controller with wrist strap, HDMI cable, 16GB of memory and built-in Wi-Fi for downloading apps (sold separately).
LeapTV provides access to LeapFrog's Learning Library of more than 100 game cartridges, game downloads and videos* all designed or approved by LeapFrog's team of gaming and learning experts. Unique to LeapFrog, the Learning Team includes a full-time in-house team of five learning experts, all with PhDs in various specialties including education, child development and educational psychology. The first major title launches for LeapTV were created through a combination of great game play design and educational input from the LeapFrog Learning Team.
Fit Made Fun with LeapBand!
Inspired by the Partnership for a Healthier America and First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! initiative to help children develop healthy habits and lead more active lives, the LeapBand activity tracker gets kids moving with fun activity challenges and healthy living tips combined with incredibly engaging virtual pet play, all of which encourages them to be more physically active and make healthier choices.
LeapFrog's Most Powerful Learning Tablet!
With kid-safe web, Wi-Fi and a new capacitive touchscreen, LeapPad3 is the perfect combination of performance, durability, safety and affordability. LeapFrog's highest performing five-inch learning tablet, LeapPad3 features LeapFrog's latest and most powerful processor, 4GB of memory, two mega-pixel front and back cameras and video recorders, and a built-in lithium ion rechargeable battery so the exploration and creativity never ends.
The LeapTV system (MSRP $149.99, for children 3-8 years old) is now available online and at major retail locations. Game cartridges (MSRP $29.99) are also available online and at major retail locations, and downloadable games and apps (starting at MSRP $5.00 and up) will be available via the LeapFrog App Center beginning December 2014. For more information, visit www.leapfrog.com/leaptv.
The LeapBand activity tracker (MSRP $39.99, for children 4 to 7 years old) is available in green, pink and blue online and at major retail locations. Additional activities and challenges are free and available for download via LeapFrog Connect for LeapBand. For more information, visit www.leapfrog.com/leapband.
The LeapPad3 learning tablet (MSRP $99.99, for children 3-9 years old) is available in green and pink online and at major retail locations. The LeapPad3 tablet provides access to LeapFrog's Learning Library of more than 1,000 games, apps, eBooks, videos, music and more all designed or approved by LeapFrog's team of gaming and learning experts. Game cartridges are available at major retail locations (MSRP $24.99) and downloadable apps are available for purchase via the LeapFrog App Center (MSRP $5.00 and up). For more information, visit www.leapfrog.com/tablets.
LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc. is the leader in educational entertainment for children. For nearly 20 years, LeapFrog has created award-winning learning solutions that combine educational expertise, innovative technology and a child's love for fun. With experiences that are personalized to each child's level, LeapFrog helps children achieve their potential through LeapFrog's proprietary learning tablets, learn to read and write systems, interactive learning toys and more, all designed or approved by LeapFrog's full-time in-house team of learning experts. LeapFrog's Learning Path, the ultimate guide for parents on early childhood, is designed specifically to help support and guide their child's learning with personalized ideas and feedback, fun activities and expert advice. LeapFrog is based in Emeryville, California, and was founded in 1995 by a father who revolutionized technology-based learning solutions to help his child learn how to read. Learn more at www.leapfrog.com.
*Downloadable apps and videos available by the end of the year.
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