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5 Great Learning Tablets for Kids

        Tech | Tech for Kids

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LeapFrog Leap Pad
Kids may love to play on tablets, but not all tablets are made for children. Luckily for them, some are.
Kids may love to play on tablets, but not all tablets are made for children. Luckily for them, some are.
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Built just for kids, the LeapFrog Leap Pad is a learning tablet with a 5-inch (12.7-centimeter) color touch screen, built-in camera, microphone, stylus and 2 gigabytes of storage. Perfect for kids from 4 to 9, they'll spend hours on the Leap Pad reading or listening to e-books, watching videos, creating masterpieces, playing educational games -- even editing photographs. Kids can choose from versions in pink or green.

Named Toy of the Year for 2012 by the Toy Industry Association, the tablet features an accelerometer that allows kids to tilt the screen left and right to navigate through mazes or create artistic masterpieces. In addition, the tablet offers more than 100 games, books and apps. Parents can keep track of their child's educational development and identify areas could use a little work by connecting the Leap Pad to a computer and accessing the Learning Path application.


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