Close your eyes for a minute and imagine this:  you are in a doctor’s office and you have a four-year-old, a three-year-old, and a three-month-old. You have already been waiting for 45 minutes past the time of your doctor’s appointment and from the look of the waiting room you are not going to get in anytime soon. The four-year-old is wanting to run around everywhere, the three-year-old is talking loudly trying to get everyone’s attention, and the three-month-old is crying, wanting to be fed. Now open your eyes. What was the first word that came to your mind? For me it was STRESS! Well I have solution for you…Leapster Explorer!!!
The Leapster Explorer is a hand-held video game system for children.  The game includes a stylus for various activities and can be played with cartridge-loaded games or those downloaded directly to the Leapster Explorer from the internet.  No game for this system is purely a “game,” as each one is educational as well as fun for children.  Children can play games which help to improve skills in reading, writing, spelling, mathematics, science, etc.
             My son got one of these from his Nana and I think these are a must have! Everything about them is great. I don’t even know where to start. Because these are small, they are convenient for on-the-go activities. There is a port for headphones so the kids can listen to the game and not disturb those around them.  Those two features alone make it perfect for keeping the kids entertained at doctor’s offices, games, restaurants, grocery shopping, and in the vehicle on long trips. In addition to keeping the kids entertained with educational games, the Leapster Explorer will also read books aloud.  These are available for download from the internet as well.
My son loves his game so much that we cannot leave the house without it (and I don’t want to). I am very impressed with the Leapster Explorer. During the first week of playing his game my son began to talk about syllables in a word. Impressive for a four-year old! Leapster Explorer is a must have for every household with young children. I believe this so much that for my daughter’s third birthday, we went out and bought her one. Final thought:  kids love it and mom approves. You can’t go wrong with that!
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