Leapfrog Tablet Models Buying Guide

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Product FAQs

What are LeapFrog tablets?

The LeapFrog brand has created educational (1) content for many years now, and its line of tablets focuses on educational content and access to apps using the Just For Me learning technology system. Basically, LeapFrog tablets are tablets for kids.

Where can you buy this type of product?

You'll find LeapFrog tablets available on the LeapFrog website and through many online vendors, as well as local stores.

How We Reviewed

To put together out "best of" list, we took a close look at several available LeapPad tablets, comparing price, content, customer reviews and professional reviews, including community and expert awards for content. We took durability and kid-friendly aspects into account, as well.

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Overall Price Range of LeapFrog Tablet Models

Some retailers sell these exact products for more or less, so be sure to do some research before making your purchase. The more expensive items on our list offer faster processing speeds, more content, a bigger screen and more options overall.

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Top 10 LeapFrog Kids' Tablets

LeapFrog Epic 7" Android-based Kids Tablet 16GB, Green
  • The most advanced Android-based tablet from LeapFrog, the Epic is uniquely designed to grow with your child and ignite...
  • Excite your kids with a virtual world they create on the LeapFrog Epic 7" Tablet. Manage what, when and how long each...
  • Exclusive to LeapFrog, the LeapFrog Epic 7" Tablet includes Just for Me Learning technology that personalizes select...

The intended age for this device is 3 to 9 years, but older children will enjoy it more. Little ones are likely to become frustrated without parent assistance. However, it does have a lot of capabilities and provides a learning system that grows with your child. We give this tablet a 4.8 out of 5 stars.

Key Features

  • Advanced Android platform grows with your child
  • Comes with a stylus, protective bumper, USB cable and AC adapter
  • Includes more than 20 apps, including eBooks, music and utilities
  • Kid-friendly browser with parental controls

Pros

  • Earned the Kidscreen Awards in 2017 for best tablet
  • Adjusts to kids' progress on learning paths
  • Check for compatibility with apps purchased for older devices

Cons

  • Kid-safe out of the box
  • WiFi is required to buy additional apps

Where to Buy

You can buy this LeapFrog tablet directly from LeapFrog, through your favorite online shopping sites or at local retailers in your area.

Warranty

2 years through LeapFrog

Coupons/Deals

There are plenty of potential savings for this tablet. Take a look online for discounts through your local stores and for online coupons.

LeapFrog LeapPad Platinum Kids Learning Tablet, Purple
  • The LeapFrog LeapPad Platinum tablet features a 7" hi-res multi-touch capacitive screen with sharp, crisp graphics, a...
  • A safe, protected web browser serves up a ton of kid-appropriate videos and more-all reviewed or approved by learning...
  • Access LeapFrog's engaging learning library, with 1,000+ games and more (sold separately) designed or approved by...

This LeapFrog tablet is similar to the Epic line, but with fewer included apps. You may find that your children love what it does come with. The Platinum tablet gets great reviews from previous customers.

Key Features

  • 7-inch multi-touch screen
  • Includes USB rechargeable battery, USB cord and AC adapter
  • Front and back cameras with video recorders
  • Kid-safe web browser (2)
  • 10 apps, including a music player

Pros

  • Available in green and purple
  • Durable, shatter-safe screen
  • Wraparound bumper

Cons

  • Some apps are not compatible
  • Not appropriate for children younger than 3

Where to Buy

You can find this LeapFrog tablet on the LeapFrog site, from many online retailers and at many local stores.

Warranty

12-month manufacturer's warranty

Coupons/Deals

You can usually find attractive discounts and promotions with a quick search online. Don't forget to watch for group deals.

LeapFrog Epic Academy Edition
  • This android-based learning tablet includes exclusive full-access to LeapFrog Academy, the new learning subscription...
  • The tablet is packed with on-board learning content plus access to leapfrog's award-winning library including hundreds...
  • Parents control when to add more features such as web, Netflix and Android apps as the child is ready

Here's another fantastic LeapFrog tablet, loaded with educational apps and plenty of versatility for younger users. In exchange for the lower price, you'll find that there aren't as many apps included when you purchase the tablet. 

Key Features

  • Includes removable bumper with safety grip
  • Comes with a stylus, USB charger and wall adapter
  • Front and back cameras with video recording abilities
  • Bluetooth 4.0 and WiFi 802.11 b/g/n

Pros

  • Available in traditional green and in pink

Cons

  • Some content is only available with a monthly subscription
  • New apps are expensive
  • Too much material causes the tablet to freeze

Where to Buy

It's easy to find this LeapFrog tablet on the official site and through many of your favorite retailers, online and in-store. Check directly with retailers for local availability.

Warranty

2-year warranty

Coupons/Deals

Browse online for access to discounts and special coupons.

LeapFrog LeapPad Ultimate
  • This ultimate kid-tough tablet features a 7" shatter-safe screen, multi-touch capacitive screen and a built-in bumper...
  • Included content value - $110 of included content
  • Games, videos, eBooks and other apps sold separately

The LeapFrog brand has introduced many winning devices with educational content, and the LeapPad Ultimate is one of its best. This tablet for children has won multiple awards and has an affordable price. 

Key Features  

  • Tough enough to withstand kids and safe enough for parents' peace of mind
  • Comes with rechargeable battery, stylus, USB charger and wall adapter
  • Designed to boost success in reading, mathematics and science
  • Pre-loaded with learning apps

Pros

  • Available in traditional green and a fun pink design
  • Winner of Tillywig Toy & Media Awards Brain Child Awards, Academics' Choice Awards, and National Parenting Publications award in 2017

Cons

  • Limited storage and cartridges are easy to lose

Where to Buy

The LeapPad Ultimate tablet is available on the LeapFrog site and you'll find it through many online shopping sites, too. Check with your local retailers for availability.

Warranty

2-year warranty

Coupons/Deals

Check online to find access to special deals and promotions.

LeapFrog LeapPad Ultimate Ready for School Tablet, (Frustration Free...
  • Includes $100 worth of school readiness apps, Plus apps featuring reading, music, problem solving and creativity for a...
  • Kid-safe tablet features a 7" Shatter-safe screen, Multi-touch capacitive screen and a built-in bumper for durability
  • Access to a library of content including award-winning apps and cartridges featuring kids' favorite characters

This new product is designed for kids ages 3 to 6. It comes packed with content and games to help your little one get a great start in preschool and kindergarten. 

Key Features  

  • Includes rechargeable battery, stylus, AC adapter and USB cable
  • Personalization technology remembers your child's progress and adjusts accordingly
  • Quad-core processor keeps your child entertained
  • Built-in bumper and shatter-safe screen

Pros

  • Also available in pink
  • Access to award-winning apps and content
  • Compatible with game cartridges

Cons

  • Not a lot of specific information available yet

Where to Buy

This tablet is newly available on the LeapFrog site and is becoming available through popular online vendors. Check with your local retailers to learn more about its availability.

Warranty

Contact LeapFrog for warranty information.

Coupons/Deals

Act fast to take advantage of group deals and seasonal promotions that are available online.

LeapFrog LeapPad3 Kids' Learning Tablet, Green
  • Discover exciting experiences and thrilling adventures with the LeapPad3. This high-performance Wi-Fi tablet includes a...
  • Features a shatter safe 5" capacitive touchscreen that's highly responsive-perfect for a child's light touch. LeapSearch...
  • Built kid-tough and thoroughly drop tested, the LeapPad3 tablet is perfect for worry-free fun. Enjoy hours of play with...

This educational tablet is priced affordably and offers plenty of fun for children. It doesn't have much storage space, so you may have to delete downloaded apps to make room for others. 

Key Features  

  • Includes a USB rechargeable battery, USB cord and AC adapter
  • Two cameras with video recorders and microphone
  • LeapSearch allows kids to access the web safely
  • Comes with 10 apps, including games and a music player

Pros

  • Available in pink and green
  • Option between game cartridges and downloadable apps

Cons

  • Less space for games than older models

Where to Buy

You can find this popular tablet directly on the LeapFrog website, through many of your favorite online shopping sites and at local retailers.

Warranty

12-month manufacturer's warranty

Coupons/Deals

A quick internet search brings up plenty of discounts and coupons for online and in-person shopping.

The LeapPad Jr. is designed for slightly younger users and focuses primarily on educational content. It has an affordable price and should withstand the use of little ones. 

Key Features  

  • Shatter-safe screen
  • Kid-safe browser without ads
  • Preloaded content includes core skills in reading, mathematics and science
  • USB cable included

Pros

  • Shock-absorbing frame
  • No need to buy cartridges to enjoy hours of play

Cons

  • Can connect to LeapFrog for new apps

Where to Buy

This tablet for younger users is a bit harder to find than others. However, it is available at the LeapFrog site and on some online sellers.

Warranty

Contact LeapFrog for warranty information.

Coupons/Deals

You may be able to find discounts and promotions by searching online.

LeapFrog LeapPad Glo Kids Learning Tablet, Purple
  • From LeapFrog, makers of the #1 kids learning tablet with all the features of LeapPad2, now in bright, bold colors. Ages...
  • Access our engaging learning library for kids tablets, with 1,000+ LeapFrog educator-approved games, books, videos,...
  • Built kid-tough with a durable and drop-tested design.

This tablet is perfect for little hands and growing minds. We love how it's sturdy enough to be used by toddlers and that it includes plenty of content that young children can enjoy with their parents.

Key Features  

  • Complete with all the features of the LeapPad2
  • Includes microphone and USB cord
  • Comes with front and back cameras and video recording abilities
  • Apps include a music player and photo lab
  • Parents manage the internet connection

Pros

  • Available in teal and purple
  • Drop-tested for durability

Cons

  • Downloads require an internet connection
  • Cartridges and additional apps tend to be expensive

Where to Buy

This tablet is readily available on the LeapFrog website and can be found through online shopping sites.

Warranty

12-month manufacturer's warranty

Coupons/Deals

Search for applicable discounts and coupons for online and in-store purchases.

LeapFrog 2-in-1 LeapTop Touch
  • 2-in-1 laptop features a screen that flips to convert from keyboard to tablet mode
  • Laptop features a keyboard with letters A-Z and numbers 1-10, or swivel and transform it into a touch tablet
  • Kids can pretend to be like mom and dad with role-play activities like emailing Scout

Introduce your little one to computer literacy with this beginning laptop, designed for ages 2-5 years. Fun animations accompany music and games for an introduction to letters and numbers. 

Key Features    

  • Screen flips for conversion from keyboard to tablet mode
  • Plenty of music and buttons to push
  • Young users will love recognizing their own name when interacting with characters.

Pros

  • Available in both green and pink
  • Earned the Tillywig Parents' Favorite Products Award
  • Customizable so little ones can practice their own names

Cons

  • Requires 3 AA batteries

Where to Buy

You can still find this favorite on the LeapFrog website, and you'll also find it available through online sellers.

Warranty

Contact LeapFrog for 30-day limited warranty information.

Coupons/Deals

You'll probably find that this fun little convertible laptop/tablet is less expensive when you buy it from a big-box store or the toy section of your favorite home goods store. Check online for other discounts and promotions.

LeapFrog My First Learning Tablet, Black
  • Press the app and bottom icons or slide fingers over the screen for a multicolor light show. Every action activates...
  • Just like mom and dad's, this kid-tough toddler tablet features a home button, 20 app icons and introduces letters,...
  • For role-play excitement, press the five dock icons and talk on the phone with Scout, explore time concepts, listen to...

This toy for toddlers between 1 year and 3 years isn't really a tablet, but little ones will enjoy pushing the buttons and experiencing loads of different responses.

Key Features    

  • Loaded with pretend apps so toddlers can enjoy tapping and swiping, just like their parents
  • Explore animals, letter sounds, numbers, and more
  • 20 app icons
  • Durable and break-resistant

Pros

  • Turns off automatically after 45 seconds of inactivity
  • Toy Insider Top Summer Toys Award, PAL Awards, Tillywig Parents' Favorite Products winner, and Hot Diggity Awards winner

Cons

  • Not really a tablet, just a toddler's introduction to a tablet

Where to Buy

You can find this fun early-learning tablet on the LeapFrog website. Check out your favorite online vendors and local store centers for other purchase options.

Warranty

Check with LeapFrog for information about the warranty.

Coupons/Deals

This tablet is already pretty affordable, but you may be able to find coupons and deals with a quick internet search.

Comparison Table

Product

Image

Details

Rating

Price

LeapFrog Epic 7' Android-based Kids Tablet 16GB, Green

Screen:

7-inch multi-touch capacitive screen

Resolution: 1024x600

Rechargeable battery:

 Built-in lithium ion

Speed:

1.3 GHz

Memory Size:

 16GB with Micro SD card slot of expansion

Camera:

Yes Video recorder:

 Yes

LeapFrog LeapPad Platinum Kids Learning Tablet, Purple

Screen:

7-inch multi-touch capacitive screen

Resolution: 1024x600

Rechargeable battery: Built-in lithium ion

Speed:

1.0 GHz

Memory Size:

8GB

Camera:

Yes

Video recorder:

Yes

LeapFrog Epic Academy Edition

Screen:  Shatter-resistant 7-inch multi-touch capacitive screen

Resolution:  1024x600

Rechargeable battery:
Built-in lithium ion

Speed: 1.3 GHz

Memory Size:
16GB with micro SD card expansion

Camera:

Yes

Video recorder:

Yes

LeapFrog LeapPad Ultimate

Screen: Shatter-resistant 7-inch multi-touch capacitive screen

Resolution: 1024x600

Rechargeable battery: Built-in lithium ion

Speed: 1.0 GHz

Memory Size:

8GB

Camera: Yes

Video recorder:

Yes

LeapFrog LeapPad Ultimate Ready for School Tablet, (Frustration Free...

Screen: 

7-inch shatter-safe multi-touch capacitive screen

Resolution: 1024x600

Rechargeable battery: 

Built-in lithium ion

Speed:

1.0 GHz

Memory Size:  8GB

Camera:

  Yes

Video recorder:  Yes

LeapFrog LeapPad3 Kids' Learning Tablet, Green

Screen: 

7-inch shatter-safe multi-touch capacitive screen

Resolution: 1024x600

Rechargeable battery: 

Built-in lithium ion

Speed:

1.0 GHz

Memory Size:  8GB

Camera:

  Yes

Video recorder:  Yes

Leapfrog Leappad Jr.

Screen: 

7-inch shatter-safe multi-touch capacitive screen

Resolution: 1024x600

Rechargeable battery: 

Built-in lithium ion

Speed:

1.0 GHz

Memory Size:  8GB

Camera:

  Yes

Video recorder:  Yes

LeapFrog LeapPad Glo Kids Learning Tablet, Purple

Screen:

5-inch resistive screen

Resolution: 480x272

Rechargeable battery:

No

Speed: 550MHz

Memory Size:

4GB

Camera:

Yes

Video recorder:

Yes

Screen:

5-inch resistive screen

Resolution: 480x272

Rechargeable battery:

No

Speed: 550MHz

Memory Size:

4GB

Camera:

Yes

Video recorder:

Yes

LeapFrog 2-in-1 LeapTop Touch

Screen:

Light-up screen converts to touch tablet

Resolution: N/A

Rechargeable battery:  No

Speed:

N/A

Memory Size:

N/A

Camera:

 No

Video recorder:

No

LeapFrog My First Learning Tablet, Black

Screen: 

6 inches

Resolution: N/A

Rechargeable battery:

No

Speed:

N/A

Memory Size:

N/A

Camera:

No

Video Recorder:

No

The Verdict

Our favorite is the LeapPad Ultimate. It comes ready (and safe) for kids straight out of the box. The affordable price, positive customer reviews and professional awards had us convinced that this tablet is worth investing in. The preloaded content and award-winning apps further persuaded us that this LeapPad tablet will provide safe, educational fun. We give it a perfect 5 out of 5 stars.

References

1. Shonkoff & Phillips, 2000, Why Is Early Learning Important, retrieved from http://web.jhu.edu/CSOS/early_learning/index.html

2. Caroline Knorr, Parents' Ultimate Guide to Parental Controls retrieved from https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/parents-ultimate-guide-to-parental-controls


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