The Leapstart opens up to show two interactive pages which are always at the ready. There’s also a stylus attached right to the unit, with its own spot for storage inside the Leapstart itself. On the inside you’ll also find the power button and volume adjuster. The ability to adjust the volume is a nice feature, with multiple levels to choose from depending on the situation. This makes it perfect for traveling in the car and occupying their time while out and about . The unit does not come with batteries, and requires two AA batteries to operate.
When you turn the Leapstart on you are instructed by a very friendly voice to interact with the pages using the attached stylus. The stylus is the perfect size for small hands. Once you press it to any picture on the LeapStart pages, the item you touched is described and you are prompted to continue to interact with the page. The included interactive learning book has many activities on both front and back pages. This one book alone gives them multiple ways to interact and learn, a big plus.