LeapFrog Academy Learning

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Christy Matte, Common Sense Media
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Excellent educational content from trusted source.

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age 3+
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A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this app.

Educational Value

Kids can learn all the preschool basics like reading, writing, math, science, art, and music, as well as social emotional concepts and self-care. There's a personalized learning path to follow or "Your World," where kids can access subjects and activities at will.

Ease of Play

Games are geared toward little ones, but there are a lot of navigation paths in the app, and younger kids may struggle to find what they're looking for.

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LeapFrog has a whole range of toys, games, entertainment media, and software with their branded characters and activities.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that LeapFrog Academy Learning is a subscription-based program based on the familiar LeapFrog curriculum/activities that many families already know and love. You can access it via computer and on most iOS and Android devices. There's a free one-month trial and then the subscription kicks in. Each account can support up to five profiles and includes supplemental ideas and activities for parents. Read the developer's privacy policy for details on how your (or your kids') information is collected, used, and shared and any choices you may have in the matter, and note that privacy policies and terms of service frequently change.

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User Reviews

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Adult Written bydkwtow July 22, 2020

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They are taking money out of my account and I didn't even sign up.
I tried it for a week and then after that I couldn't get into it so I figured my... Continue reading
Adult Written bysydney1002 April 29, 2020

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What's it about?

LEAPFROG ACADEMY LEARNING brings together more than 2,000 games, activities, ebooks, and other learning content into one dashboard where kids age 3 to 6 can progress at their own pace. The content covers math, science (and STEM), problem-solving, reading and writing, art, music, health, and social emotional skills. Kids can access the activities via a guided path, or they can explore specific areas of interest. There are even suggested activities for kids who are struggling in a particular area or who need an extra challenge. As kids progress, they earn marbles. When they fill their marble meter, they choose a prize, such as an outfit or hairdo for their avatar. 

Is it any good?

While the subscription may be a bit steep, kids will find more educational games and activities than they know what to do with. LeapFrog Academy Learning relies on expertly crafted content from people who understand child development and early education curriculum, meaning you're going to get solid, age-appropriate learning. The guided pathway is easy enough for kids to follow and keeps kids from sticking exclusively to their favorite activities. Little ones might find the greater dashboard  to be overwhelming, however. It's hard to know where to go with so many choices. As with all LeapFrog content, some games are more fun than others, and some have more clear objectives than others. And it would be nice to see some more in-depth content that uses the screen in an innovative way, even if that means less content overall. All in all, this is an excellent choice for parents looking to entertain their kids and/or augment the preschool learning they've already received. You'll pay for it, but you can be assured you're getting some solid digital learning materials.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the letters and letter sounds in LeapFrog Academy Learning. Do a scavenger hunt around the house for a certain letter. Slightly older kids can search for items that start with the letter sound.

  • Families can talk about learning with apps. Do you think this is a good app for learning? Why or why not? What can you learn?

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For kids who love preschool apps and games

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