We were asked to try out the new LeapBand from LeapFrog. It arrived just in time for our holiday to the Essex coast and it was a godsend. Before we left H was running and jumping all over the garden having a go at the various challenges to help him unlock points and keep his pet happy. When he wasn’t able to be active, like when he was in the back of the car, he enjoyed caring for his pet. This is a great way to learn about things like eating healthily.
I’d originally intended to just use the LeapBand on holiday, but H was so excited by its arrival, that he wanted to start using it then and there. Once he got started there was no stopping him. Children wear the LeapBand on their wrist like a watch, so it’s very portable. The strap is chunky and should last well. To protect the electronics the case is water-resistant. The battery life seems good, better than my phone anyway and the screen is of decent quality for the price tag. It’s very easy to set it up and get going, especially if you already have a LeapFrog account like we do.
H has had a lot of fun with this toy over the last week or two of his summer holidays and I can see him getting more use out of it, even though he is at the top of the 4-7 years recommended age range.