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LeapTV now available to pre-order

Published on: 5th September 2014

The first educational video gaming system, LeapTV, is now available for pre-order before its launch on October 15th.
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The LeapTV system is available to pre-order online now. On October 15th, LeapTV will officially launch and be available online and at major UK retail locations. Downloadable games and apps will also be available via the LeapFrog App Centre from December.

Designed specifically for children aged three to eight years old, this new videogame console system combines activity and movement with educational curriculum. The LeapTV games blends LeapFrog’s curriculum into age-appropriate gameplay and videos. Children can select games based on their age or level, and then the console automatically adjusts the difficulty to suit each child’s abilities.

Nicole Adam, LeapFrog product development, explained: “The games continue to do this in such a way that the child doesn’t get frustrated by not being able to complete a level and having to start from the beginning again.”

Samantha Wilson, UK and EMEA head of marketing communications and product, added: “We wanted to give children a sense of independence, while allowing parents to let their children play independently without worrying about having to get involved at every stage, damage being made to the TV out of frustration, or in-app purchases.”

With simple and intuitive user interfaces created with first-time players in mind, LeapTV features a bespoke transforming gaming controller that has been designed for children’s small hands and limited dexterity. It enables classic gameplay in its standard configuration, and with the press of a button the controller changes into a motion controller and LED pointer controller, where kids can snap jungle vines and slice through coconuts using the controller as a sword, and more. A motion-sensing camera also puts a child in the game and encourages them to run, hop and tip-toe or wave their arms to defend goals, karate-chop fast-moving blocks, scuba dive and more.

LeapTV gets kids moving while teaching skills across reading, maths, science and problem solving. LeapTV’s Learning Library of game cartridges, game downloads and videos are all designed or approved by LeapFrog’s Learning Team, which includes five learning experts with PhDs in various specialties.

The LeapTV system includes the console, motion-sensing camera, camera mount, one transforming controller with wrist strap, HDMI cable, 16GB of memory and built-in Wi-Fi which enables app downloads (sold separately).

You can watch a demonstration video below:

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