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LeapFrog Leapster Explorer Learning Game System, Green

4.5 out of 5 stars 600 customer reviews
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  • Leapster Explorer offers endless ways to play and learn
  • A library of more than 40 games and activities includes cartridge games
  • Children can learn school skills like reading, math, science and geography
  • Expand the fun and learning in LeapWorld--a safe, online world of learning games and activities
  • For use only with LeapFrog Explorer software. Not compatible with any other LeapFrog platform software.
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Product Description

Color: Green

Product Description

LeapFrog Leapster Explorer Learning Game System, Green


The Leapster Explorer Learning Game System from LeapFrog is an exciting, handheld gaming device that includes preset games and videos, and boasts plenty of downloadable features and cartridges. This durable handheld device for kids aged 4 to 9 years plays Leapster Explorer e-books, games, videos, and more. With the Leapster Explorer, kids practice a range of skills--from reading and writing to math and sciences--through play and entertainment.

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Explorer Learning Game System

Ages: 4 to 9 years

What We Think

Fun factor: 4 stars
Durability: 5 stars
Ease of assembly: 4 stars
Educational factor: 5 stars
Novelty factor: 5 stars

The Good: The amazing touch screen shows crystal clear images.

The Challenging: Comes with only one free downloadable game.

In a Nutshell: A sophisticated handheld gaming system for younger kids that will teach and entertain.
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Exploration and Learning in One Exciting Handheld Device
From LeapFrog comes an exciting new handheld game system focused on learning and fun. The light weight Explorer boasts an amazingly clear touch display and a kid-friendly interface.

Leapster Explorer Learning Game System

This touch screen gaming device covers music, math, and other educational topics.
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Leapster Explorer Learning Game System Screenshot

Kids can engage in a number of fun, interactive activities - including a digital pet. View larger.
The Leapster Explorer works similarly to other gaming devices for older kids and adults but plays age-appropriate educational games. Kids will be prompted through gameplay to use certain buttons, but the tethered stylus and touch screen are the main modes of interaction.

The Explorer comes with a free Leaplet download that you'll chose from a collection of games and activities on the LeapFrog site. You can access the free download after connecting the Explorer to your computer with the included USB cable and setting up an account. Other preloaded extras include previews and trailers for current and upcoming Explorer titles and Pet Pad, a digital pet that kids can design, play with, and care for.

Grow Your Explorer Library and Your Child's Learning Opportunities
Though the Explorer device comes with a free Leaplet download and a few entertaining extras, you'll want to purchase additional cartridges and Leaplets. LeapFrog has created over 30 games and activities and continues to expand its selection.

You'll appreciate the categories for Explorer games, which are focused on specific skills and learning objectives. Games focused on creativity incorporate art, music, and imaginative play, while school basics games integrate activities for math, reading, writing, and spelling. Some select titles will even help your child learn geography, life skills, and science concepts.

Monitor Your Child's Progress
Be active in your child's learning by tracking her progress in specific games and subjects. When you connect the Explorer to your computer the first time, you'll set up a parent account that shows your child's progress in different learning touchstones and how much time she spends playing certain games. The Explorer's tracking feature automatically updates your child's progress whenever you connect the Explorer to your computer. This feature shows your child's strongest and weakest subjects, and you'll get to know your child's passions and preferences. This information will aid you in helping them cultivate strengths and improve weaknesses. And because the Explorer can hold up to three profiles, it can be used by the whole family.

Other Expandables
The Leaplet Explorer provides access to Leap World, an online virtual space where kids can create their own character, build spaces, and expand their learning and entertainment opportunities.

With the camera and video recorder attachment, the Explorer transforms into a creative multi-media tool. Kids can take pictures and video recordings, edit the material with fun effects, then email the results to family and friends. These fun projects can even be used in other Explorer applications.

Minimum System Requirements
  • OS: Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Mac OS X v10.4 or higher
  • Processor: Pentium III 500 Mhz processor
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Hard Drive: 300 MB available
  • Video Resolution: 1024x768 or higher
  • CD or DVD drive
  • Available USB port
  • Internet connection

What's in the Box
Explorer Learning System, quick start guide with CD, parent guide, and instructions.

Product Information

Product Dimensions 5.9 x 14 x 1 inches
Item Weight 1 pounds
Shipping Weight 1.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
International Shipping This item can be shipped to select countries outside of the U.S. Learn More
Item model number 39100
Manufacturer recommended age 4 - 9 years
Batteries 4 AA batteries required.
Best Sellers Rank #86,318 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
#627 in Toys & Games > Electronics for Kids > Electronic Learning Toys
#835 in Toys & Games > Learning & Education > Electronic Learning Products
#1,752 in Toys & Games > Preschool > Pre-Kindergarten Toys > Learning
Customer Reviews
4.5 out of 5 stars 600 customer reviews

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By J. Hancock on July 21, 2010
Color: Green
To be fair, we've only played with one cartridge game and three leaplets so far, but I am thoroughly disappointed in LeapFrog right now. I will come back and update the review if the next few cartridge games end up being incredible.

My biggest beef is with the built in advertising. First off, for every new user you create, the leapster goes through a minute long ad insidiously called the "connect movie" about playing online and downloading leaplets, telling the child "for your included game, ask your parents to connect your Leapster Explorer to your computer, now" and again at the end, "for great games and more on your Leapster Explorer, ask your parents to connect now." Gee, thanks LeapFrog, and since you only get one free game per toy, not per user, this isn't even accurate. Once you're done with that, you reach the main screen where your child can re-watch this "movie" as many times as they want by clicking what looks to be one of the game icons.

A second built in icon on the main screen really jumps out because the little pet you can create always starts out standing in front of it and it looks like a old movie reel. It's the first button my four year old taps each time she turns on the leapster. Guess what? Is it a game? No, of course not, it's just a bunch of trailers for different games and it looks like it's maybe going to be automatically updated with new trailers as new games come out. I'm guessing this because the narrator tells your child "It looks like you've got some new trailers to watch - play away!" in a super excited voice. Back to the question of "is it a game", if you set the filter in the top left corner to only show games, the "connect movie" does disappear but the trailers icon stays. LeapFrog, if you're reading this, please correct this!
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Color: Green
My 3 year old son got this about two months ago, I agree with other reviews that say this toy is amazing, better graphics, the screen sensitivity is higher and the kids are drawn by this new leapster explorer, you can download applications very similarly than on an Iphone and your kids gets to read books that are already out on TAG. However, there is no camera like they had said there would be, there are endless commercials every time your child turns on the leapster explorer and the games are less educational than those leapfrog currently has on the market for leapster 2. Furthermore, the leapster explorer is more expensive than the Leapster 2 and the games are too pricey for the little educational content they provide. Educationally wise Leapster 2 is still the best choice out there, why do I say this? Well if you compare the games of leapster 2 (which I own all of them), to the games available for leapster explorer you will come to the conclusion that leapster 2 games has much better content for children ages 4 -8, even the older games for plain first generation leapster are more educationally inclined than the leapster explorer ones. Vocabulary wise, reading wise, math wise and simply on every scholastic level they seem to have better examples, better skill development, and create a better foundation for skills that every child needs to develop later in their educational life (such as algebra, science, etc). The Leaspter 2 also has the benefit of fewer commercials or need to be buying new games to develop a new skill. My main concern with leapster explorer, it seems that leapfrog has decided to put their marketing and money making ambitions above learning expectations.Read more ›
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Color: Green
If you're looking for a LeapFrog game system,
you should really be looking at Leapfrog's latest consoles.
The LeapFrog LeapPad2 Explorer, Green. and the LeapFrog LeapsterGS Explorer.

I'd go for the LeapPad 2.


UPDATE 30 AUG 2011:
It has been almost a year since my last update on this review.
I'll try to keep it short. If/when I have some more time available I will update it a bit furhter.
For now the update is that the Explorer has provided many play/learn time for our son, but to be frank, his interest and focus has shifted more to the nintendo DS. He's also discovered games on the internet, PC, Wii, cellphones, smartphones, etc. etc.. But thankfully he's still interested in educational games (no matter what platform).

Anyway, we still think the Explorer is a great educational system, especially for kids 5 and younger. As they get older they'll discover other platforms, ... we can't hide it from them forever, but that's also probably a good thing, since they'll be growing up in a much more 'connected'-world.

Also if you are reading this, it's good to know that LeapFrog has recently (I believe it was this month, august 2011) made available a new system LeapFrog LeapPad Explorer Learning Tablet (green). I haven't research it yet.
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