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LeapFrog Explorer Learning Game: LeapSchool Reading

By Christy Matte, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Great early-reading mini-games with fun characters.

Game LeapFrog games 2011
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LeapFrog Explorer Learning Game: Leapfrog Reading is definitely a strong game. The 26 different mini-games have plenty of repetition in terms of the general activity, but there is still enough variety to keep kids engaged and to appeal to a range of interests. There are also a lot of things to unlock and do. The characters are diverse and interesting -- kids will look forward to "meeting" them all. The reading games are also varied and help kids learn by presenting reading challenges from a variety of different angles.

Some of the games in LeapSchool Reading get a little repetitive. Some involve slicing a line through objects as they float across the screen. They're technically different activities (saw a board, shred a paper, hatch an egg, break up a molecule), but the gameplay is basically the same. Another set involve quickly tapping on an object in a whack-a-mole-type style. And a third set asks kids to flick objects toward a goal (feeding a horse, feeding a dolphin). This is a game that will definitely entertain and educate. Kids will love exploring.

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