At last week’s Twitter party I gave away one of the two backpacks that were for my Fill the Backpack giveaway but you still have the opportunity to win the second one which will be given away on Wednesday, September 15. There are also other participating bloggers would love for you to come enter their giveways for backpacks containing fabulous products from companies like LeapFrog.
LeapFrog products are growing up and while there is still a wealth of great content to foster math and reading skills, now there’s a wide range of new products that satisfy early elementary ages through the tween years for the just released Explorer handheld and also the Tag that your family knows and loves. Spending money on the initial LeapFrog device can certainly be seen as an investment but the new content ensures that there will be new learning opportunities that engage young users as they grow.
When our daughter was first learning to read, Tag and classic stories like Green Eggs and Ham, Miss Spider’s Tea Party, and Click, Clack, Moo helped her develop her reading skills even on the go. Tag enabled her to learn one to one correspondence, increase her sight word vocabulary, and engage her in fun learning games by tapping on the picture.
Now the new Tag United States of America Map satisfies her never-ending curiosity about United States geography. The new double sided interactive map measures 35” x 20” puts the United States at her fingertips with over 45 games that allow her to learn map skills such as north, east, south, and west and the different features of a map. She’s also learning about the diversity of our nation’s regions like mountainous regions, deserts, lakes, and rivers. The map allows her to visit natural and manmade wonders and learn fun facts about the various animals that inhabit our country.
LeapFrog’s newest device- Leapster Explorer ($69.99)- provides handheld learning experiences in a portable device designed for ages 4-9. The latest learning gadget from LeapFrog serves as a mobile hub for downloadable Leaplet Learning Apps which include eBooks, video, games, and flash cards that auto adjust during game play according to a child’s needs and skills. Just as with other LeapFrog devices like Tag, Leapster 2, and Didj, parents can track their child’s play and progress on the Explorer through the LeapFrog Learning Path.
The Explorer features a myriad of content through downloadable Leaplet Learning Apps and cartridges ($24.99). Apps such as eBooks, video, games, and flash cards feature favorite characters that can help motivate a child to learn. Kids can practice story comprehension, phonics, and letters through Disney Princess: Pop-Up Story Adventure or with Buzz and Woody in Disney-Pixar Toy Story 3. Content for ages 5-8 features Disney Fairies and Wolverine and X-Men while 1-3rd graders can enjoy learning math through NFL Rush Zone, geometry and fractions with SpongeBob or Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
With thoughtful content designed for a range of learners with a variety of interests, Explorer moves beyond LeapFrog’s initial goals of engaging kids in math and reading by providing topics like science, social studies, handwriting, and health for their newest device.
If you haven’t already entered to win the $300+ Fill the Backpack prizes from my Ziploc Magnificent Moments of Mom post, please do so now! The contest will close on Wednesday, September 15 with the winner announced later that week.
- FoxEntertainment is including both Diary of a Wimpy Kid & Marmaduke DVDs in our backpacks.
- Ziploc is including a variety of storage containers for conveinient back to school storage.
- Popchips donated a variety pack of popchips & variety of coupons to each backpack.
- Every backpack will include BitDefender, security software for your PC.
- Orange Circle Studio is sending winners a “Do it all” planner & a family calendar.
- The backpack will include a variety of notebooks, folders, and binders from Carolina Pad.
- Rose Art is sending you back to school with glitter markers, dry erase board, and fun Color Blanks.
- Every backpack will include a ClassWish.org $25 Credit! Perfect for helping your community’s schools!
- DreamSakes is giving winners 20 free artwork scans! These are a great way to save or share your child’s masterpieces!
- Sun and Earth is sending a sampler pack to each winner.
- FamZoo, an online allowance management site, is including a year long membership
- Simon & Schuster added a great book, “E is for Ethics,” that will have you and your kids thinking!
- Stonyfield Farms included coupons, awesome recycled plastic storage containers, & a few other surprises!
- Silver Dolphin added the “Human Body” book, and “Facts to Annoy your Teacher” books. Both are for kids!
- Peek Kids donated a reusable lunch bag.
- Delicious lunch box items are coming from from SunMaid Raisins, Stretch Island Fruit Leathers, Arizona Kids, Bear Naked, Cal Naturale Svelte, … and more!
Visit the other participating sites this month to learn about the other companies who have generously donated items for our Fill the Backpack giveaway! The other 7 blogs are:
- Just Precious by Julie Meyers Pron
- The Centsible Life by Kelly Whalen
- Detroit Mommies by Courtney Valasquez
- It’s My Life by Jessica Rosenberg
- Savvy Sassy Moms by Andrea Fellman
- From Crib to Car Keys by Shannan Powell
- Clueless Mama by Laurie Cooper
Huge thanks to all the companies listed above for their participating but especially to Ziploc and Fox Entertainment for their sponsorship!
I am a weekly contributor to The LeapFrog Community and appreciate LeapFrog providing sample product and donations to our Fill the Backpack campaign but was not compensated for hosting this giveaway or providing reviews.
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