leapfrogLooking for educational toys for you children or grandchildren? consider award winning Leapfrog products, LeapPadâ„¢ Ultra, LeapReaderâ„¢ and the Learn to Write with Mr. Pencilâ„¢ Stylus and Writing App received Platinum Awards. This award celebrates the most innovative, engaging new products of the year. These three products also received Special Needs Adaptable Product (SNAP) Awards from the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio. The SNAP Award recognizes products that can be used by or easily adapted for children with special needs. The Oppenheim Toy Portfolio, led by industry veterans Joanne and Stephanie Oppenheim, is the leading resource and guide to the best in children’s entertainment. LeapPad Ultra LeapPad Ultra, the ultimate learning tablet for kids, is a new kid-tough tablet that works with an extensive library of more than 800 educational games, creativity apps, eBooks, videos, music and more, all designed or approved by LeapFrog’s highly experienced team of learning experts. LeapPad Ultra features a seven-inch high-resolution screen, a rechargeable battery, front and back cameras and video recorders and 8 GB of memory. LeapPad Ultra features a kid-safe web content experience, LeapSearchâ„¢, created in partnership with Zuiâ„¢, a leading children’s browser developer. LeapSearch is kid-ready out of the box and delivers an experience that parents can trust (MSRP $149.99, for children 4 to 9 years old). More info LeapReader LeapReader, the complete learn to read and write system for children, helps children build an early foundation for literacy and academic success. LeapReader’s three essential experiences learn to read, learn to write and learn through listening teach children to sound out words and read sentences, write letters with interactive guidance, and help develop listening skills, comprehension and imagination through audio books, music and more all available in the LeapReader library of more than 150 learning experiences (MSRP $49.99, for children 4 to 8 years old). More info  Learn to Write with Mr. Pencil Stylus and Writing App The Learn to Write with Mr. Pencil Stylus and Writing App is based on LeapFrog’s popular Mr. Pencil character and introduces children to basic writing skills through more than 85 engaging activities. As they play interactive games and activities children practice writing letters, numbers and drawing shapes. This new app toy is compatible with the iPhone, iPod touch or iPad (MSRP $14.99, for children 3 to 6 years old; app included with purchase and available for download in the iTunes Store; iPhone 4, iPhone 4s iPhone 5, iPod touch 4G & iPad sold separately). For more information, visit LeapFrogKidToys.com  

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