Monday, 12 February 2018

Leap Frog LeapPad™ Ultimate Review. WIN a LeapPad™ Ultimate Valued at $199.95...

Kids these days always seem to want what you've got don't they? If you have a tablet PC and their little friends also have tablet PC's, then you're bound to have a child who will hound you for one too at some not-to-distant point on the horizon. 

Tech in all its forms is a huge factor in our world, (arguably for better or worse), and where kids are concerned, considerations such as safety, educational relevance and even strength are just three important points to think-on when making that first tablet purchase for your child. 

Leap Frop LeapPad™ have been around for decades. They're an absolute best seller with parents and their kids because they meet so many high standards tech-wise where kids are concerned. These tablets are safe, strong and importantly, they can be tailored to the exact age of your child via the locked parental controls. This ensures only relevant educational apps, games and videos are available to keep your kids entertained. There can be no accidental purchases, slip-ups or deletion of your own crucial material such as that which can occur on tablet PC's designed for adults. 

We already own a number of Leap Frog LeapPad™ devices and they're still going strong with our three youngest aged 12, 9 and 5. This newest Leap Frog tablet on the market for kids is the LeapPad™ Ultimate. (We have previously reviewed the Leap Frop LeapPad™ Epic here.)

The LeapPad™ Ultimate is specifically designed to entertain the 3-9 year age group but we've definitely found it to be of relevance to kids outside of these ages too. Through the carefully tailored apps, kids of all ages are encouraged to create, play, read and learn all within the confines of a safe browsing space which is a huge relief as a parent. All video content has been pre-screened by the childhood experts at Leap Frog, so there can be no accidental swipes into murkier adult zones using one of these.

The new LeapPad™ Ultimate has a big 7" shatter-proof screen with a protective bumper.
Breakages are near-impossible! 
The learning tablet comes with an included stylus which is attached to the device with its own storage for safe-keeping.
There's even a music player feature which includes 10 songs.

In the box, find the Leap Frog LeapPad™ Ultimate tablet, a power charger (not pictured), a USB for data transfers, a handy Quick Start guide as well as full instructions. Setting up takes around 15 minutes. The tablet is Wi-Fi enabled so once you've entered your child's name, age and Wi-Fi password, the LeapPad™ does the rest for you, including updates. First time parents will need to create their parent portal account and PIN so that they can monitor purchases and other desirables. (The device will easily guide new users through this stage.)

Your child will be up and running in no time and enjoying the hours, (years even!) of fun to be had on a LeapPad™.  The amazing included features consist of access to over 1000 learning games, e-books, and videos with an 8GB memory to store their fun. There is also personalised learning called Just For Me™. This is learning technology which can personalise select games in up to 10 ways in order to automatically adjust learning levels for your child. 

The LeapPad™ Ultimate is Wi-Fi enabled with kid-safe web viewing ensuring unsafe content such as web pages and videos are never available.

The LeapPad™ Ultimate works with both cartridges and apps. The device comes pre-loaded with a decent selection of apps to get your child started. We recommend using a Wi-Fi connection however for fast and easy downloads from the LeapFrog™ app store.

Other factors to sing about the LeapPad™ Ultimate - it features a rechargeable battery so no need to purchase endless quantities of batteries thanks to the included power adaptor. There are also dual cameras for picture taking and videos plus an app to edit them for extra fun. Kids love these functions and in this day and age, camera capabilities are considered essential for this age group. Images and videos can then be uploaded to a PC via the included USB cable and shared with friends.

Why buy a LeapPad Ultimate™ for your child? Well apart from all of these kid-safe inclusions that cater specifically to children (unlike general tablet PC's), the LeapPad™ family of tablets aimed at children have won more that 50 coveted awards. A LeapPad™ Ultimate encourages active learning and will assist your child to build on their core skills of reading, mathematics and science. Kids can even connect their devices together wirelessly to game together too, if you own more than one LeapPad™ tablet. (If not, the one tablet can also be set up for multiple users.)

Here at Six Little Hearts, we've always been big fans of the Leap Frog brand and their LeapPad™ devices are some of our most used and loved possessions. You can learn more about Leap Frog on their website. You can purchase Leap Frog LeapPad™ toys, devices and games at all good toy stores and department stores. 

Win a Leap Frog LeapPad™ Ultimate
valued at $199.95!
Total prize pool: $199.95
Promotion ends 28/02/2018.

To Enter
Fill out the details on the short competition form below.
Remember to leave a comment below and your name to identify your comment within the comment box. Game of skill. Entries without comments and names will be disqualified.
Good luck!

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*Disclosure: Six Little Hearts were gifted the featured item in exchange for our thoughts.
All opinions expressed are our own and genuine.


  1. With my 2 oldest kids off to school full-time this year, my 3 year old is lonely and wishing she was at school too. I'd love to win this LeapPad for her to do her own 'school work' on while at home with me :) (Stacey Shailer)

  2. The LeapPad Ultimate foremost has parental controls which is of top most priority, it will withstand my grandsons enquiring fingers whilst also remembering previous progress and encouraging his creativity and other skills. My gorgeous grandson is a sponge, absorbing everything good & bad so being with him as he enters a new world of learning & creativity will be awesomely fun for both of us.(As a grandma I often take care of him due to working parents). Adele Smith.

  3. The kid safe inclusions,
    so there's no confusion,
    about what Mister 6 might see!
    Combined with the active learning,
    and shatterproof screen,
    LeapPad Ultimate - saving Mum's sanity!

    Kylie Embury

  4. Living on a remote outback cattle station,
    Our School is via Distance Education,
    The LeapPad Ultimate the perfect learning innovation,
    Interactive, goal orientated fun learning inspiration!

  5. My little miss soon to be 5 year old loves playing learning games on my iPad if I was to win the Leap Frog LeapPad it would make the perfect Birthday gift and to also help get her ready for Kindergarten next year

    Karen Edwards

  6. Master 7 is on at me about ipads all the time so it would be great to be able to give him his own SAFE device while at the same time demonstrating that ipads are not the be all and end all of tablets!!! (Alex)

  7. I would love to win for my 8 year old daughter would be great for her to play educational games, knowing she is able to browse safely and take photos, creating and learning and the main thing have fun

  8. My 4 year old is constantly wanting to learn and I am needing new ways to keep this going,and in interesting ways!

  9. My daughter has an old leappad and it has been the best thing ever, but it's old and a new one would be amazing!
    Wendy Sutcliffe

  10. My son is leapfrog obsessed, he has both violet and scout as well as an old leap pad. He would be nuts about this.

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  11. Learning made fun is perfect for my son. It works so much faster and is far from a disaster :-)
    Samara McRae

  12. It's a great learning tool for little minds! Thank you for the chance to win.

  13. My daughter has the LeapPad 3 and has been begging me for a new tablet like her friends at school have. This would be ULTIMATE! (haha)

    Naomi Kelly

  14. There was a young boy from WA
    Who’s requested a tablet for his birthday
    To have one like his sis
    Would really be bliss
    He’d let out a huge hooray!
    Lauren Ibbotson

  15. would love to win for my grand son so he can be up with his peers when he attends school next year

  16. It would give my niece some early education and keep her out of her mums way for a little bit each day!

  17. My 3 year old grandson would love this :-) He is like a little sponge at the moment, absorbing everything around him and learning every day

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  19. We've been fans of Leapfrog since the kids had Violet and Scout as toddlers. They still love digging them out for a cuddle! I think this sounds perfect for Miss Five who has just started Prep. She is very eager to learn and follow in her sister's footsteps, but needs a little helping hand. Something that is made just for kids and is kid-safe sounds perfect. #teamIBOT

  20. The leapfrog explorer still amuses the 10yr old who has had it for 6yrs. Their leapreaders have had a five week road trip workout and still topping their favourite list. A leappad for my girl who can write her name now and recognise quite a few letters and did her first 40km bus ride to school this morning without mum??? scared and looking forward to her being home tonight!! would be magical for my little transition batgirl princess to help her get into her advanced classes... hopeful and positive here!!
    Natalie Murnane

  21. The perfect gift for my little one
    An educational device that can't be outdone
    Would help with his reading before starting at school
    An inspire his learning with fun apps and great tools
    Nicole kent

  22. As the LeapPad is sure to improve my daughters education as its full of relevant educational apps, games and videos which are sure to keep her entertained and make learning fun. (Ryan H)

  23. My son is beginning to fall behind in class. I've had a tutor and spoken to his teacher several times and they both agree he is intelligent but just doesn't have the heart to learn and needs to learn to love to learn. A great tool such as this LeapPad I'm hoping would be what kick starts his love of learning s it makes learning fun. (Charlotte Black)

    1. Congratulations Charlotte - you've won a LeapPad Ultimate! We will be in touch shortly.
      Great responses everybody. Please keep checking back for new giveaways which are regular here.

  24. Julie Parsons:
    A LeapPad would really help our 5 yr old son who just started Kindergarten with his fine motor skill delay ( among others)

  25. After replacing the screen on my tablet twice and my phone three times due to uh oh and oopsy daisy moments from my toddler (mostly whilst he has been in the playpen with either of my devices whilst I've had a quick shower or gone to the loo!) would be amazing to have something more robust and educational for my toddler to use! This would be epecially perfect for him since his little sister is due to be born in just 4weeks - I've been trying to figure out what to do to keep him out of mischief whilst I feed and tend to his newborn sister, this would be absolutely perfect we would be so grateful!
    Jordana Hodgetts

  26. This would be so much better,
    for my curious little guy.
    Safer, more fun and educational,
    no nasty little surprise!
    He loves using my iPad,
    but I think he is too young.
    A LeapPad Ultimate,
    would make for happy Mum and happy Son!
    (Peta Newsome :) )

  27. Technology is all the go.
    But sharing my tablet with my little ones No no no.
    Firstly there is not much for them to see,
    other than the Barnacles and Kwazii.
    There are a few puzzles they like to play,
    but nothing that teaches them skills for another day.
    A leap pad pack would be a perfect prize
    And i wouldn't have to share my tablet with their eyes.

  28. This would be perfect for my son who has hyperflexible joints to improve his fine motor skills

  29. The LeapPad Ultimate would turn Levi into even more of a wiz kid and would have me up on a pedestal.
    Sharon Markwell

  30. The Leap pad would help my almost 4 year old with her learning, she's at the stage she's just getting her counting right to 20 and starting to learn words. Would also help her with her speech problems. My little girl would love this and benefit greatly

  31. My sweet 5 year old would love this! With three older brothers she is always haggling them for a go on their iPads, but I’m not ready for her to have one! The Leap Pad is the perfect introduction for a little, curious mind!

  32. I’d love to win this for my son. His sweet brain is developing so fast I can’t keep up.

  33. Belinda Moxey - I love that by giving my child a leap pad instead of a tablet I can guarantee they will be doing something stimulating and educational instead of watching inappropriate things on youtube

  34. Mr 8 has some genuine learning difficulties and while we're doing all we can to improve that, actually having a leap pad that makes him *WANT* to learn would certainly be 1/2 the battle won!

  35. even though this would be awesome for my children, i would give it to my nonverbal autistic nephew - this would be so wonderful for him and help him learn more through apps etc - i truly believe this type of device would be so beneficial to him and it could make a big difference in his life (thank you , sharyn williams)

  36. My son currently has a leappad 3, he has loved it and used it for 4 years. He has learnt so much on there from how to draw dinosaurs to help with his maths. He is so keen to learn more about anything and everything. He is well and truly in need of an upgrade. For me as a parent i love that my children can learn on leappfrog products without constant supervision. Thanks sarah Ryan

  37. Alana Ashford, My 5 Year Old Niece has leaped her Parents and is Hounding me for a Leap Frog LeapPad! My Niece never forgets anything and won't give up until a Leap Frog LeapPad leaps into her Hands!

  38. The 1000 learning games and e-books would be a great incentive for me,
    And the fun factor would fill his with glee.

  39. This would be wonderful for our five year old - he hasn't had any computer experience yet and we think he's ready. We are travelling around Australia for 2 years and home schooling - this would be such a helpful tool to use to help us on the journey! Bryony Sumner

  40. This will be perfect for reading e-books for my daughter. Reading books from the library has it's limit and my daughter has read almost every book there :)

  41. Jamie spends alot of time in hospital and misses alot of school. a Leapfrog would not only help the boredom but help him learn while away. Lynne Lillington

  42. With four grandchildren under six, they visit me regularly and need something educational to do. Leap Frog is something that they will all use and enjoy. I guess that would make me the favourite Grandma.😃😃😃

  43. I really think this would help my son gain confidence in his maths skills as the apps make it seem more like fun :)

  44. I love to win this for my granddaughter Auri she might be only 1 year old but it's good to start early .
    It's educational and they learn from a very young age colours ,words ,shapes etc it get them prepared.
    Doddy Pas

  45. I think my daughter feels left out sometimes. She gets all her brother's hand me down toys, and he gets to do all the fun stuff because he's older. She would love to have something like this that is all hers, and that makes her feel like a big girl (even though I'd like her to stay my baby forever). I can see her getting so much out of this. With so much to learn and lots to play, a Leap Frog LeapPad would make our day.

    Candice Milner

  46. My toddler Miss Madi would love this. She currently uses our I-pad at times but it's hard to find age appropriate apps for her and I find youtube can have inappropriate themes even when it seems child friendly. Leap Frog would provide peace of mind while allowing her a fun, entertaining and educational outlet.


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