I would suggest having a good pair of scissors or a box cutter to open the LeapPad Glo’s box. I ended up destroying the box trying to get it open myself because you have to force the cardboard apart to get to the package insert with the LeapPad is located. Once you have it opened however, you will have one LeapPad Glo, a micro usb cable and an instruction manual. You will need to install 4 AA batteries in order to turn the LeapPad on. The micro USB is simply for transferring data on and off the tablet.
The Playtime Experience
The play experience with the LeapFrog LeapPad Glo Kids Learning Tablet is rather simple. There are several cut games that you can either touch the pad to interact or use the attached stylus. Plus there is a front and rear facing camera for taking pictures and/or video. However, the LeapPad only has about 4gb of internal memory so you will be limited on how much can be saved on the device. I found that the tablet’s touch screen is somewhat slow to respond and the games were fairly simple.
Things I Liked
I like the durable design of the LeapFrog LeapPad Glo Kids Learning Tablet since it is marketed for younger children. The stylus being attached is also a bonus since it prevents loss and stores nicely on the side of the tablet.
Things I Didn't Like
I don’t like how slow to respond the tablet was. I felt like I touched the same spot on the tablet several times with either my finger or the tablet before I would get a response. Also I don’t like that the tablet isn’t rechargeable and requires 4 AA batteries to run. I would have preferred to have something rechargeable since I already feel like my son’s toys all require batteries as it is.
The LeapFrog LeapPad Glo Kids Learning Tablet is recommended for kids 3-9 years old. In my opinion, think it would be great for that 3 year age mark through about 6 years old before interest will be lost.
I didn’t enjoy playing with the LeapFrog LeapPad Glo Kids Learning Tablet as much as I thought it would be. I don’t really feel like this tablet will hold up to the age range it is marketed for unfortunately. I would probably gravitate to something that has the recharge-ability feature, more internal memory and access to regular app stores like Google Play with a parental control option.
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