Leapfrog?

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Leapfrog?
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Wed, 11-19-2003 - 11:46am
Anyone have Leapfrogs for their kids? I am thinking about getting Zak one but I don't know if 7 is too old. He wants to pratice writing and I am not helping him very well. He is left handed and I am right handed and both of us slant our lines when we write.

Do you think there will be ads for Leapfrog down below?

Kristi

"I do not want to be a princess! I want to be myself"

Mallory (age 3)

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Registered: 03-27-2003
In reply to: kmgalligan
Wed, 11-19-2003 - 11:51am
I've been looking at those for my ds too. I know they have several versions it seems! Quite honestly they confuse me a little-I dont know if my 4yo would do better with the *my first* leappad or the regular one, or what! I could use advice too!!

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Dj

"Now when I need help, I look in the mirror" ~Kanye West~

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Registered: 03-26-2003
In reply to: kmgalligan
Wed, 11-19-2003 - 11:58am

Oooh!

Tonya
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Registered: 12-12-2002
In reply to: kmgalligan
Wed, 11-19-2003 - 12:22pm

We got DS the LeapPad this summer for his 5th birthday and LOVE it!!!

Okmrsmommy-36, CPmom to DD-16 and DS-14

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Registered: 12-12-2002
In reply to: kmgalligan
Wed, 11-19-2003 - 12:25pm

Don't buy the "my first" one...the regular Leap Pad is great, though.

Okmrsmommy-36, CPmom to DD-16 and DS-14

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In reply to: kmgalligan
Wed, 11-19-2003 - 12:54pm
Oh good, I skipped the first one and bought Petey the regular one (I think it's for ages 4-7) for his big Christmas gift.

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In reply to: kmgalligan
Wed, 11-19-2003 - 1:22pm

We have the regular one and the quantum.

PumpkinAngel

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Registered: 03-31-2003
In reply to: kmgalligan
Wed, 11-19-2003 - 1:32pm
Do you mean the Phonics Desk? DS has had one since he was 2; it was really great

for learning all his letter sounds and variations. He didn't like using the

penmanship aspect though; he HATES writing anything by hand. We got laminated

practice books from a teacher's supply store, you use a dry-erase pen to trace

the letters on those.

I'm thinking of getting DS a QuantumPad, which isn't as "little-kid" looking as

the LeapPad; I'm trying to get more years out of it. The books/cartridges are all

interchangeable for both the Quantum and the LeapPad, and the cartridges can

be used in the iQuest, too. We were at WallyWorld yesterday, and DS spent 30

minutes doing the geography lessons, he was having a lot of fun with it. (He's

6, but he reads at the 4th grade level.)

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Registered: 03-26-2003
In reply to: kmgalligan
Wed, 11-19-2003 - 1:47pm
My fear is that he will play with it for ten minutes then it will be forgotten. He learns very fast and I don't think he will play with it repeatedly. I don't know.

I got him a rocket kit for his birthday. Hopefully, we will not make the local news when we try to launch it. He saw a show on Discovery about a contest with homemade rockets and wanted one. The world of boys is very mysterious to me. Rockets, beyblades and dinobots. He wants a neopet and there is no way I am getting him one. He will play with it for five minutes and lose it.

Kristi

"I do not want to be a princess! I want to be myself"

Mallory (age 3)

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Registered: 06-27-1998
In reply to: kmgalligan
Wed, 11-19-2003 - 2:45pm

Yep that's what happened we bought them...


My youngest

PumpkinAngel

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Registered: 03-26-2003
In reply to: kmgalligan
Wed, 11-19-2003 - 2:54pm
I can so relate. My nieces were visiting this weekend. They are 8 and 5 and the five year old was constantly tattletaling. They also were giving my sister grief about the clothes they had on and how they didn't match. I thought maybe I can handle blowing things up and doing "experiments" if the alternative was clothing police and tattletaling.

Disclaimer: I am sure boys can be particular about clothing and tattletell but mine haven't been yet.

Kristi

"I do not want to be a princess! I want to be myself"

Mallory (age 3)

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