LeapFrog are selling this as a two models one is LeapStart Preschool and other one LeapStart Primary School both are same. It’s just a sample book is different. each has appropriate sample book. Unit cost is about £34 but each book is about £10 but Mrs manage to buy the whole preschool books for £35 in here
I’m very skeptic when it come to this things. I thought it will be like another gimmick kids product, but they actually put a lot of thought on this, for starters no screen it’s a real book you put in you have to connect the LeapStart unit to the computer and download the audio books and sync this audio books to the unit. It’s very easy soon as you connect they will walk you through the steps and I downloaded the whole audio books even before we bought it. it’s take double AA batteries so no charging troubles.
I tested the sample book with my 2 + years old daughter. she liked it. unit is very durable she dropped it many times. carried around. the pen can take lot of beating too. 1st book I bought was leap start preschool STEM I actually paid the full price as I bought that on amazon. My daughter loved it she actually enjoyed playing with it and I think she learned few things with out screens. We sit with her and go through with her. Unit is designed for her to play on her own as it has audio book telling what to do etc. It’s more fun for her to sit and go through with us (I think)
We thought her alphabet need improving. so now she now going though this our lady doesn’t likes it as much as the STEM book but she is learning fair bit on this.
We buy lot of things for kids some of them are surprisingly good. This is one of those products. not sure who designed and plan this up. but they done a good job on this.