My Own Learning Leap

Game review by
Jinny Gudmundsen, Common Sense Media
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A plush doll that talks about you.

Parents say

age 2+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 17+
Based on 1 review

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this computerized plush toy talks to your child and even offers voices of loved ones in the stories it tells. It is a pretty amazing way to create a personalized learning situation for your little one.

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Parent of a 9 and 12-year-old Written byAngela B. September 30, 2018

Love This Toy

My granddaughter was 2 yrs when she received her very Own Leap for her birthday from TARC, She is autistic - blind an several other disabilities, She is now g... Continue reading
Adult Written byteamrailey April 9, 2008

My 2 year old loves it!

This is my daughter's favorite Christmas toy...always the first thing she goes for. She gets excited when she hears her and her family members names said... Continue reading

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What's it about?

MY OWN LEARNING LEAP is a green plush frog doll named Leap that has lights and sensors beneath its soft surface. Parents personalize their child's experience by using a hidden microphone to record information and special messages to their child that are then incorporated into stories told by the doll.

For example, the toy asks you to record the name of your child, the name of a special pet, the name of a brother or sister, the town where the child lives, a loving message, and more. The stories are interactive: Leap stops periodically and asks the child to make decisions by squeezing one of his two hands (one marked with a red dot and the other with yellow). Leap's alphabet shirt is touch-sensitive so Leap can play interactive learning games with children. Pushing on another part of his shirt activates more than seven songs.

Is it any good?

Add-on cartridges -- $12.99 each -- can expand Leap's storytelling abilities and each comes with a corresponding board book. Again, parents have an opportunity to record personal messages that will be incorporated into the stories told by Leap. The add-on cartridges cover potty training, the arrival of a new sibling, going-to-bed rituals, and learning about feelings.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about storytelling. Using familiar tales or just your imagination, tell more stories that involve your child as a character, and invite your child to make some up as well. What are your favorite stories?

Game details

  • Platforms: My Own Learning Leap
  • Price: $35
  • Available online? Not available online
  • Developer: LeapFrog
  • Release date: December 20, 2004
  • Genre: Preschool
  • ESRB rating: NR
  • Last updated: August 25, 2016

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