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  • Introducing LeapPad Explorer, the personalized learning tablet just for kids!
  • 100+ games, apps, digital books, videos and flash cards (sold separately, works with all Leapster Explorer games and apps)
  • Includes a built-in camera and video recorder, 5" touch screen and 4 apps (Pet Pad, Story Studio, Art Studio and one of your choice)
  • 2GB of memory, enabling it to host a robust suite of apps including: ultra eBooks, Story Studio, Art, Animation and Photo studios
  • A broad curriculum, with skill levels that automatically adjust to match each child's pace and remember progress
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Product Description

Product Description

The original LeapPad1 Explorer™, the personalized learning tablet just for kids, features: • Motion-based gameplay and a built-in microphone and camera/video recorder. As 2012 winner of the Educational Toy of the Year, Preschool Toy of the Year and overall Toy of the Year, it offers limitless learning and endless play! • An available LeapFrog Explorer™ Library of hundreds of games, digital books, videos and flash cards (LeapPad1 Explorer™ works with all LeapFrog Explorer™ games and apps). • 2GB of memory, enabling it to host a robust suite of apps including: innovative book apps that provide a fully interactive, cinematic reading experience with word-by-word support and state-of-the-art gameplay; a Story Studio to combine art, audio and writing; plus Art, Animation and Photo studios to inspire imaginations. • A broad curriculum including reading, mathematics, science, geography, art, music, language and culture, health and more. Plus, skill levels automatically adjust the challenge to match each child’s pace. • Access to see learning progress through the online LeapFrog Learning Path. Parents can also share their child's achievements, artwork and creations with loved ones. • Requires 4 AA batteries (not included) • For children ages 4 to 9 years.


Help your child create and learn with the LeapFrog LeapPad1 Explorer. The learning tablet gives you access to more than 100 educational books, games, videos, and apps. Subjects like mathematics, reading, and science are covered in a fun and interactive way. The LeapPad1's built-in camera can shoot video, allowing kids to make animation and art to share with family and friends.

LeapFrog LeapPad Explorer with Stylus
Sturdy design, easy to create videos and personalized stories. View larger.
Kid-Friendly, Interactive Design

Though sleek and thin, the LeapPad1 can withstand kids' roughhousing and dirty fingers. Designed to be flipped, shaken, and turned by little hands, the LeapPad1 comes with a tilt sensor for game control that puts kids in the middle of the action. A 5-inch color touch screen makes it easy for kids of all ages to learn and interact.

Built-In Camera Encourages Creativity

Prepare to be amazed by the wacky and touching videos, photos, and artwork that your child will produce using the LeapPad1. Voice-guided instructions make it easy for children to edit and share their creations with friends and family. And with 2 GB of built-in memory, the LeapPad1 has plenty of space to store your budding director's creations.

LeapFrog LeapPad Explorer - built-in camera and recorder

The built-in camera allows kids to become the stars of their own stories. The Story Studio and Art Studio apps allow children to modify pictures they take and drop them into storybooks. Both apps are free and can be downloaded once you register the device.

Leveled Reading Experience

LeapPad1's book apps are interactive, cinematic experiences designed to guide children through books and immerse them in the joy of reading. Each book is actually three books in one, with different levels and modes optimized to support reading development. As a child builds his/her reading skills, the levels adjust automatically and are remembered from book to book.

The book app's innovative activities build comprehension skills and expand vocabulary with support features that allow your child to touch a word to see its image, touch an image to see the word highlighted in text, touch words to hear them sounded out, or find definitions in the visual dictionary. All of this with characters that children will love, brought to life through animation that keeps children engaged as they learn.

Each book app features:
  • 3 levels of text
  • 3 modes where children can listen to the story, read along with the story, or read and explore activities on their own
  • 6 comprehension activities leveraging the tablet's accelerometer and 3 fun games
  • Ability to record and play back personal story narration
Discover a World of Learning

With more than 100 learning games, videos, books, and apps available for LeapPad1, it's easy to keep your child entertained on long car trips or at your favorite restaurant. LeapPad1 has a game cartridge slot for backwards compatibility with the entire existing Leapster Explorer Library, the curriculum covers spelling, phonics skills, mathematics, science, music, geography, and more.

The LeapPad1 also automatically adjusts learning so that kids can learn at their own pace while staying engaged. They can even practice writing with the included child-sized stylus.

Track Your Child's Progress

The LeapPad's online tool, the Learning Path, allows you to tune into your child's progress and track achievements. You can choose to receive regular e-mail updates on your child's accomplishments, which provide insight into where your child may need additional support and give you new ideas for even more learning fun.

Registration Allows for Maximum Capability

Parents will want to register the LeapPad1 so that they can download the three free apps and access the online tools. The online tool allows you to track your child's play and learning progress and share your child's photos and creations. Plan to spend about 20 minutes registering, downloading the apps, and helping your child set up a user profile.

What's in the Box

LeapFrog LeapPad1 with stylus, four apps (Pet Pad, Story Studio, Art Studio, and one app of your choice), extra stylus with tether, USB cable, installation CD, quick-start guide, and instructions.

LeapPad1 Explorer

At a Glance:

  • Library of 100+ games and apps
  • Works with all Leapster Explorer game cartridges, eBooks, videos and more

Age Requirements:

  • 4 to 9 years


  • 4 AA batteries (not included)


  • 1-year limited
System Specifications
Screen5 inches, 480x272 pixel resolution
Camera640 x 480 resolution capability
Video Recorder320x240 resolution capability
Input ControlsD-pad, touch screen, embedded microphone, camera, motion sensor
ConnectorsCartridge slot, AC adapter, audio jack, USB connector
Battery DurationApprox. 8+ hours
On-board Memory2 GB

Library with 100+ Learning Games and Apps

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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 5.1 x 7 inches ; 1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Origin: USA
  • ASIN: B004Z7H07K
  • Item model number: 32200
  • Our recommended age: 4 - 9 years
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 4 - 8 years
  • Batteries 4 AA batteries required.
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #34,132 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (841 customer reviews)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here

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Customer Reviews

It should have had a rechargeable battery.
If you want to really enjoy you money buy a real iPad or Kindle and purchase your children apps they can learn from, don't toss your cash down the LeapPad toilet.
Pietro Brezzo
I would highly recommend this excellent educational and fun toy for our kids!

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

1,434 of 1,505 people found the following review helpful By the Mom Buzz on August 19, 2011
Hi! I am Erin T. and I run a website called theMomBuzz. Recently I received a LeapPad from LeapFrog to review and I am sharing my thoughts here on Amazon.

The LeapPad has a great 5" screen. It is large and bright. I didn't see a way to control the brightness. The screen is larger than the Leapster Explorer Screen, which measures 3.2". The resolution for the LeapPad is 480 x 272. (The Leapster Explorer was 420 x 420.) It is a touch screen. You can use your finger or the supplied stylus. The stylus is magnetic, but it can be harnessed to the device with a supplied cord. An extra stylus is supplied in case one gets broken or lost. That has happened 3 times to us with other Leapsters - so it is great having that extra on hand.

The LeapPad device is white with green accents. There is also a violet option, which is nice for the girls. On the front of the tablet there is a power button, sound down and sound up button, and home button. There is also a large silver button that can be used like a finger control, to move a cursor up, down, left, right or explore other options.

The LeapPad comes with a camera, video recorder and microphone. The camera can take 30,000 pictures and the LeapPad can record 120 minutes of video.


The LeapPad is similar to the Leapster Explorer in what kids can do with it. They can read e-books, play learning games, enhance art and animation skills, listen to and play music, learn writing, watch videos, and do flash cards. It also has a built-in camera and video recorder, while that requires an additional accessory for the Leapster Explorer.

One thing I LOVE about the LeapPad is that it works with other Leapster Explorer Games and Apps!
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1,295 of 1,364 people found the following review helpful By Eric Romaine TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on September 10, 2011
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I really want to like the LeapPad - my kids do, but unfortunately it just misses the mark. I am a second-grade teacher, so hopefully that will lend some credibility to my review in terms of its educational merits.

Here's my breakdown:


It seems well built (read: it's not broken yet)

It keeps the kids entertained (but lots of things do)

The books are great, and when a child comes to a word they can't read, they can just click it to have it read to them. (Of course, the books are expensive, small, and locked to this device that will certainly be gone/broken/obsolete in couple years)

The videos are great (and expensive, but more reasonable when compared to educational DVD's). They teach phonics and number sense and are educationally sound.


The downloadable games and apps are expensive and don't offer a good value for the price. For example, my daughter downloaded the $7.50 Train game and she beat it in about 20 minutes. When compared to almost anything else (iPad, physical books, educational DVD's, a jump rope, etc) this is just not enough bang for your buck.

The system is incredible slow. The kids don't seem to mind, but I sure notice it.

The system burns through batteries like crazy. It takes 4 AA's and I have had to replace them every few days. This wouldn't be a big deal, except that I don't really let the kids use it all that much.

The Leappad has a built-in virtual pet that you can earn and buy things for. I've never been a fan of having children take care of virtual pets (i.e. watering it, washing it, etc.) And this brings me to another point: unless you are watching closely, there are too many choices your child can make that have no learning involved at all.
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266 of 280 people found the following review helpful By Dawn on October 28, 2011
I read a lot of reviews on this toy before I bought it. I read all the good , bad and in-between.. Since the majority is great we bought it for our 3 yrs old daughter. Verdict- SHE LOVES IT. She loves my husbands Ipod touch yet we don't like that it has access to the web. Which is why I say this is SAFE! Our daughter can get educational information and I don't have to worry about her pressing a button that can lead to something that she doesn't need to see. I don't understand the negative reviews. Yes set up is slow but what do you expect for a hundred dollar computer that has 2mb? I think a lot of people are use to an ipad and you simply can't compare the two. Yes you can get a refurbished ipad for cheap but you have to make sure your TODDLER and young child does not go somewhere inappropriate; and let's face it they can easily break an ipad. This has fallen down a couple stairs and survived! I wouldn't try that on the ipod; ever! The apps are no more expensive than most other educational games out there. Yes angry birds is cheaper and so are others like it but when I wanted to get a Disney app for the ipod it cost 6 bucks. It was not educational and nothing in value compared to the tangled game we bought. Another bad review is set up; I agree with the long wait but it wasn't unbearable. If you don't have 1-3 hours then re-think this toy or maybe your busy life because those little 3 hours don't matter or measure up to the fun my daughter and many other kids have with this toy. The other problem people report is faulty device when it comes to set up. Honestly seems more human error than toy. Many that couldn't get it to work report later they did something like restart the computer and it worked fine. Out of the hundreds of reviews I read I think I only found 5 true faulty ones.Read more ›
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