LeapFrog LeapStart™: The Gift of Interactive Education


Can you tell by now that I am big on gifts that have an educational aspect? I really think they are the underdogs of the holidays because they can be seen as not fun but they do seem to be gifts that last in the long run, at least in our family.

We have what I like to call our tech basket with all of our educational learning toys. The kids love the contents, and then they forget about it until they find it again and spend a whole afternoon obsessed with its contents.

We still play with our first generation LeapPad’s although the kids much prefer their newer LeapPads. The only one who seemed to always miss out and have a melt-down is our three-year-old because she did not have one of her own.

LeapFrog LeapStart


Last month we blew Aria’s mind with a new LeapStart™ from LeapFrog. It’s a hands-on system that allows your child to learn over 200 key skills. To describe it best would be a hard plastic book that opens up to find a stylus. You can buy books at local retailers to help you child learn. By using the stylus on different pages you bring the system to life. It talks to your child and helps your child learn shapes, colours and a multitude of other skills.



There are four different levels: preschool, pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and grade 1 and currently 4 books for each level. As your child grows and masters each book you can move on to the next level. There are 2 different LeapStart systems on the market–one is geared towards 2-4-year-olds with an easier to hold stylus and the other one is geared towards 5-7-year-olds.


BOTH systems use the same books though so it really is a system that will grow with your kids. It’s completely portable and even has an earphone jack for quiet use on the go. I love that ours has a pocket in the back to hold an extra book and there is one that can be held in the system. If you have kids who do manage to share well you could always buy 1 system and buy the kids their own books.


I like to think that we are doing our kids a service by allowing them to have fun and learn at the same time. Depending on your kids level you could get plenty of use out of this system. A thought would be to buy the system yourself ($40) and ask family and friends to purchase the corresponding books. You can find out more about LeapFrog and the LeapStart system on their website. 

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Aneta Alaei
Aneta Alaei

Aneta is a Toronto-based mom of four that loves a good meal, great company, and learning something new. In her free time, you can find her trying to keep yet another plant alive.

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  1. Treen Goodwin
    December 5, 2016 / 7:47 am

    This is so cute , my grandson would love this , he’s going t school next year , he’s a bit behind and his speech is not great , i think this would be awesome for him 🙂

  2. Victoria Ess
    December 5, 2016 / 9:48 am

    This has so many different activities in such a small package! I love it!

  3. AD
    December 5, 2016 / 4:39 pm

    Leapfrog products are amazing! They were the first gifts I picked up for my godson when I heard that he was coming…

  4. Lynda Cook
    December 6, 2016 / 8:27 am

    This is so awesome, kids love technology and this has lots of fun activities for them!!

  5. kristen visser
    December 6, 2016 / 12:10 pm

    we love Leap frog! They have such educational and fun things for the kiddos. I know this item from Leap frog would really benefit my oldest. Ill have to keep it in mind when we do our Christmas shop

  6. December 8, 2016 / 12:02 pm

    We love Leap Frog products! They really do help kids learn while actually having fun. Great company!