I recently had an opportunity to send in an interview to Dr. Jody Sherman LeVos, a child development expert who works with LeapFrog. Her mission this year is to share with parents the key things to keep in mind when shopping for children of all ages this holiday season.
Shopping for Christmas presents is something I spend a lot of time planning for before the Christmas season arrives. I browse the internet, circulars, and store aisles; making lists and choosing things that I think my girls and their cousins will love. Sometimes it is hard to come up with that "perfect" gift that blends fun with learning...and affordability.
I was so pleased with Dr. LeVos' thoughtful response to my questions. You'll have to click over to the blog for the video if you're reading this post in a reader or email:
I love how Dr. LeVos stressed the importance of finding a balance between imaginative play and learning through educational and/or electronic toys.
When I reviewed the LeapPad2 earlier this year, I noted that it's very important to me that my kids enjoy their electronic toys, but that it doesn't become a habit. It's a fun treat for my girls and they learn at the same time. The LeapPad2 tracks their progress and knows when to "bump" them up a level for more of a challenge. So far, they love the Disney's Brave cartridge with Princess Merida, the Olivia (the pig) app, and the cool art capabilities. I love that there are tons of cartridge options and apps to choose from!
Guess what? LeapFrog has a fabulously generous Prize Pack to offer one lucky reader!
One reader will win the following Prize Pack:
- Leapster GS
- Phineas and Ferb cartridge
- LeapSchool Math cartridge
- Tag Reader with Get Ready for Kindergarten and the Human Body Discovery Pack
Pretty awesome, huh? Takes care of some holiday shopping in one swoop!
--UPDATE: Giveaway now closed--
*Please use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter to win, and note that I do verify entries:
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*Giveaway is open until 12 am on Monday, November 12th, 2012. Please see the widget for sweepstakes rules.
Good luck, and happy shopping!
Disclaimer: I will receive a LeapFrog prize pack in exchange for this post. Opinions are, as always, my own.