Still Loving our LeapPad2

So last month I reviewed the new LeapPad2 and my boys still love it.  Just the other day I downloaded a Rescue Bots video, Globe Game and Cooking Game, which I absolutely love that they have an app store.  Oh and since we have two LeapPads (one old and one new) they can both have the new apps I purchase on each device!

Here is a quick re-cap of my LeapPad2 Review:

Some of my favorite features of the original LeapPad:

  • Games compatible with Leapster Explorer and LeapPad (we have both so its nice not to buy different games)
  • Ability to download games through an App store at reasonable prices
  • Built-in Camera and video recorder
  • Good size for kids to play and hold in their hands
  • Stylus included and can be attached with string

The new LeapPad 2 has all the above features and then some!

Main differences between LeapPad 2 and LeapPad:

  • Camera in Front and Back of LeapPad 2 (only 1 camera on back of LeapPad)
  • Bigger Memory Size (4 GB compared to 2 GB)
  • Recharger available
  • Up to 9 hrs. of battery life (compared to only up to 8 hrs.)
  • Bigger Processor (550 Mhz vs. 393 Mhz.)
Overall, we love the LeapPad 2. It has everything I’d want in a tablet for my preschooler and it will grow with my child. The recommend ages are 3-9 years old and my sons are 4 and 5, with no inkling that they are letting it go. Now I will say I have a friend who her son thought it was too babyish compared to the Nintendo DS his older siblings had, but while it may seem babyish it is more than appropriate for kids. The games and books grow with your child and become more challenging as they continue on. The games are in-line with their ages and you don’t have to worry about in-appropriate content or them doing something you don’t want them to. Oh and once you hook up the LeapPad 2 to the computer you can check your child’s play and learning progress, redeem rewards (print certificates or downloads), and create a personalized learning experience by customizing their name and favorites.

BUY IT:  Look for the LeapPad2 at your local retailer this month for a suggested retail of $99.99!

WIN IT:  (1) US winner will receive a LeapPad2 and the game “Phineas & Ferb” ($125 value)

 

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  1. I like the long battery life. We have a couple of road trips in our future and this would be great. Battery life is good too. Should keep her from wearing down my phone!

  2. sheryl cullum says:

    The longer battery life

  3. I like that they can use their finger and that it has a lot of available apps.

  4. I love the apps and camera.

  5. I like the camera

  6. Terri Johnson says:

    apps, battery life, built in camera – it’s all great!

  7. Stephanie Linza says:

    The battery life would be fantastic for our twice yearly 16 hour car trips!

  8. with my kids the battery lire for sure

  9. amberlyn johnson says:

    Built-in Camera is great

  10. colleen t says:

    i like the fact that its rechargeable

  11. I like the camera feature.

  12. It has 2 built in cameras

  13. I love the apps! Seriously awesome!

  14. Sarah Yurga says:

    I like that there is no chance of inappropriate content

  15. Sam Herrmann says:

    I like that there is a camera on the front and the back. Much easier for younger children!

  16. The built-in camera is great, Thanks!

  17. The Built-in Camera

  18. I love that it has a camera in the front & back!

  19. Richard Hicks says:

    like that it has camera built in and the kids can take their own pics

    ardy22 at earthlink dot net

  20. The bigger memory size is awesome!

  21. Sarah Harding says:

    i like the camera

  22. Victoria R. says:

    This is already on our Christmas list! I love that it has 2 cameras!

  23. carol lewis says:

    You can use it with the old games!

  24. the camera for my toddler to take pictures.

  25. vikki Billings says:

    I like the camera/video recorder!

  26. I’m excited that it has a greater battery life!

  27. Gilbert S says:

    The DLC

  28. The look of it is most appealing to me because little one will feel like he’s keeping up with dad. In addition to that, I like the built-in camera/video recorder.

  29. kathy pease says:

    i like the Built-in Camera and video recorder

  30. Built-in Camera and video recorder!!!
    jofo120 at yahoo dot com

  31. I love that there is a nice choice of apps.

  32. Leslie L. Stanziani says:

    i love the learning games and the camera.I home school my kids and this would be great for the youngest(he is 5).He is also loves taking pictures but makes me nervous using my husband’s nikon.

  33. like the built in cameras

  34. I like the double camera feature

  35. Jennifer Clay says:

    I like the built in camera!

  36. mechele johnson says:

    I love that it has a camera! My son would love that!

  37. A longer battery life is definitely a big bonus!

  38. I like the educational games and content for the LeapPad2. My son would love it

  39. Shelley P says:

    I like the 9 hrs. of battery life!

  40. Jennifer Peaslee says:

    I think it’s cool that there’s a camera on the front and the back

  41. Kirby McCauley says:

    The front & back cameras make it so fun!

  42. The camera thanks

  43. rebecca day says:

    i like that it has a camera on the front and back

  44. Built-in Camera

  45. Saver Sara says:

    Variety of games and major improvements in memory/battery life

  46. susan smoaks says:

    the camera and video recorder!

  47. longer battery life is my favorite feature!

  48. Kellie Conklin says:

    I love the long lasting battery and the camera in the front! The kids love taking pictures of themselves and usually we end up with half faces or no facts when they try using a camera turned around 🙂 Thanks for the great giveaway!

  49. Beth Palacios says:

    The camera on the front and back is awesome! 🙂

  50. Susan Smith says:

    I like the camera in Front and Back

  51. cynthia layton says:

    dual camera would be awesome

  52. Angela Neynaber says:

    I like that it has 2 cameras instead of one.

  53. camera feature!

  54. amy deeter says:

    the 2 built in cameras

  55. I love the camera

  56. I love that it has the ability to download new games, that way my kids can’t lose the cartridge.

  57. I like the long battery life.

  58. Laura Unger says:

    The longer battery life.

  59. My son would love this

  60. Linda Stewart says:

    The Games compatible is my favorite feature.

  61. tracey byram says:

    I like that it has most of the features of an adult tablet and that it will let Tristan learn while having fun.

  62. Dana Adams says:

    My little budding photographer would love to use the camera on this when he takes a break from gaming. Perfect birthday gift!

  63. Neiddy Ruiz says:

    The built in camera and video sound great, I also like the compatibility with the older games

  64. My girls would love the camera

  65. Taryn Pasco says:

    I love that it has the ability to download games through an App store! That is really convenient & a feature my daughter would love. I also like the fact that it has the camera in front too. My daughter is always wanting my phone & computer to take pics of herself & everything else in fact. Lol. I really hope to win this for my Princess <3

  66. Candice Hull says:

    I like that it has a built in camera and recorder and that you can download games from an app
    thank you

  67. Built-in Camera!! My cousin would love this!!

  68. Long battery life!
    (entered as Jennifer)

  69. Definitely it’s durability. My niece is a little rough!

  70. Samantha Meyer says:

    I think the special girl in my life would really like the camera and video recorder on it.

  71. mandela antwi says:

    fave website

  72. Game compatability with the old games.

  73. love the camera

  74. Built-in Camera and video recorder

  75. I love the front and back cameras as well as the 9 hour battery life.

  76. Alexandra Clatterbuck says:

    The camera for sure!

  77. I think she would like seeing her name on the screen in different scenes etc 🙂

  78. Ability to download games.

  79. It has a bigger memory size.
    cjnedrow at gmail dot com

  80. I like that the battery lasts so long.

  81. Paula Michele Hafner says:

    I love that it’s now rechargeable!

  82. I like the camera feature.

  83. i like that it has a camera on the front and back 🙂

  84. Lindsey Gain says:

    definitely longer battery life!

  85. Built-in Camera is great. My grandson would love it.

  86. Jodi Kershuk says:

    I love the 2 built in cameras

  87. Lisa Garner says:

    I love the camera/video recorder feature!

  88. I like the downloadable content.

  89. Jen Harriman says:

    I like the battery life is so long!

  90. Love that the stylus can be attached with a string!

  91. A longer battery life is always good!

  92. Marla Bland says:

    I am most interested in the fact that you can hook it up to your computer and check their progress.

  93. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    Games compatible with Leapster Explorer and LeapPad
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  94. I love that it has a camera in the front and back

  95. The ability to download apps from store if wanted as well as the camera on it. The longer battery life is awesome too I’d love to upgrade my son from the 1st Leapfrog.

  96. I love the Camera feature, my daughter would LOVE it.

  97. I like the downloadable games at great prices.

  98. My favorite features are a toss up between having the recharger available and the fact that the apps can be downloaded so you are not having to go out and buy expensive add on “games” to store and keep track of . This makes TOTAL sense!

  99. I like that you can hook it up to the computer
    luckyseattlemom at gmail dot com

  100. Leslie Galloway says:

    I’m interested in the increased battery effectiveness… and the rechargeable option.

  101. I love it makes learning fun

  102. I like the built in camera

  103. I love the built-in camera

  104. Tami Vollenweider says:

    Love the Camera

  105. Helen Stockwell says:

    I like that it will grow with my child based on his educational needs.

  106. I love the camera in the front and back

  107. Learning progress and camera they love playing like mommy

  108. Monica Torres says:

    I am interested in the learning capabilities for my 3 year old daughter. My husband wanted to get a WII but I think she’s way too young for that. I think this would make the perfect learning tool for her and still have her enjoy playing with it.

  109. Shemp DeYoung (@ShempGames) says:

    My kids had one of the earlier models. This one has great stuff, camera!?

    I have some little kids who would love this. They are huge Phineas & Ferb fans!

  110. I like that it has up to 9 hrs. of battery life. Thanks!

  111. Felicia Escobedo says:

    4 gb memory and the camera on the front and back

  112. I love that it has a video recorder

  113. I like the camera and that you can download games. Neat toy, my kids would love this.

  114. Seyma Shabbir says:

    The camera!

  115. The camera feature!

  116. I think the games will be a lot of fun, and the camera too!

  117. I love that my explorer games will work on it and that I can check on my sons progess. I alos really like that I can download his pictures onto the campouter so I can share them with family

  118. Rebecca Orr says:

    I really like (and as a parent appreciate) the long 9 hour battery life. Thanks for the chance. bekki1820cb at gmail dot com

  119. michelle riebeek says:

    It has an app with it for handwriting and music.

  120. My son would love the camera and video camera

  121. Kortney Picker says:
  122. I LOVE the built in camera and video camera. My Godson will seriously freak out for this.

  123. Bigger memory size is always nice…pics pics pics

  124. Jason Nally says:

    Just awesome love Phineas and ferb

  125. Ella Bryant says:

    I like the included stylus & that it can be attached with string

  126. I love that it now has to cameras… And more space

  127. Aimee Fontenot says:

    I’m most excited about the ability to download games from their app store.

  128. Karen Propes says:
  129. amy marantino says:

    i also like the built in cameras

  130. Stephanie Phelps says:

    the camera is cool

  131. I like that you can download games through the app store

  132. My almost 3 year old would love the camera, apps, and having a tablet like mommy!

  133. That it’s an educational way to keep my daughter busy while I do my thing!

  134. I love that it’s customizable by user.

  135. sheila musselman askins says:

    Built-in Camera and video recorder

  136. Jennifer T. says:

    I like that it has up to 9 hours of battery life .
    jtmagmom73(at)gmail(dot)com

  137. Janice Auna says:

    I like the camera in the front and back! So cool.

  138. wendi watson says:

    games and the camera

  139. I like that you can download games.

  140. renee walters says:

    I’m interested in all of the educational features of the LeapPad2.

  141. Sarah Parisi says:

    I love that it’s compatible with the Leapster Explorer!

  142. Ability to download games through an App store at reasonable prices

  143. Downloadable apps!
    Marysa {at} marysa {dot} com

  144. The camera, because my son loves taking photos!!

  145. love that it has a bigger memory size (4G)

  146. The front and rear camera. So awesome!

  147. christine jessamine says:

    i love that it comes with a front and back camera!

  148. I like that it has cameras (front & back)

  149. Mandy Blank says:

    I love the long battery life. It gets frustrating having to change batteries so often for the kids.

  150. Katie Morris Crider says:

    I like that Leapster Explorer games are also compatible w/ this.

  151. the camera – that would be fun for the kids

  152. Andrew Sellen says:

    The 4 gb memory

  153. Cassandra Aubut says:

    I love that you can check your kids progress!

  154. Laura Jacobson says:

    I love that it has the Ability to download games through an App store at reasonable prices!

  155. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    the camera in front

  156. Thomas Murphy says:

    I am most interested in the Camera in Front and Back of LeapPad 2

  157. I like that it has a camera

  158. Jemima Puddleduck says:

    love that it has a built in camera

  159. Pamela Halligan says:

    I like the built in camera and video recorder. Thanks for the giveaway.

  160. Michele Behlen says:

    I like that it can be hooked up to the computer.

  161. Definitely longer battery life! That’s key!

  162. I love the camera

  163. Jenny Lloyd says:

    i really like that the games are compatible with the leapster explorer because i have one child that wants a leappad and one that wants a leapster explorer

  164. I love that it has a video recorder!!

  165. I love all the educational games that are available for it.

  166. Our whole family loves the Leap Frog products, and we also love Phineas & Ferb, so this is perfect!

  167. longer battery life

  168. Jill Mchale says:

    Love the built in camera and educational apps.

  169. That the games and books grow with my DD. Thanks for the chance.

  170. I like that it has say-it and sound-it support. Thanks for the chance.

  171. Jeni Monroe says:

    I love that it had 2 cameras

  172. monica dillon says:

    honestly all of it

  173. april yedinak says:

    I like 4GB memory

  174. Ashley turicik says:

    I love that the leapster 2 games can be played on it 🙂

  175. I’m excited about the camera!

  176. Myly Lester-Roberson says:

    My son would love this!

  177. Longer battery life is great, but the camera and video – AMAZING!!

  178. joanne major says:

    i too like the battery life and that it has a camera

  179. The built in cameras are neat!

  180. I like Ability to download games through an App store at reasonable prices

  181. I like the built in camera

  182. Tara Liebing says:

    I like that you can download an app and that it has a camera and recorder

  183. I like that you can download games through an App store.

  184. I love the solid battery life and the dual cameras! It’s got to be a lot of fun for a little one to be able to interact that way, I’m curious to see how the games take advantage of it.

  185. I’m interested in all of the educational features of the LeapPad2.

  186. Virginia Rowell says:

    I love that you can check their play and learning progress.

  187. The camera in the front and the back.

  188. the camera!

  189. Love that it has 9 hours of battery life. this will be helpful with long trips!

  190. the longer battery life

  191. I know my grandsons would love the Camera in Front and Back

  192. Love the app capability so she can be like her big sisters and their itouches!

  193. I love the whole learning experience of it, but my kids will love the camera and video camera the best I think.

  194. i will definitely love the longer battery life

  195. Keely Hostetter says:

    I like that it has Up to 9 hrs. of battery life.

  196. Dwayne Berry says:

    I don’t know anything about the features of the LeapPad, but my little girl is mesmerized by the LeapFrog videos. She absolutely loves learning and as a result, I love LeapFrog. I would love to get this for my little girl and tell her it’s an iPad. She would think she was such big stuff!

  197. I like that it has 4gb of memory so you can save more of your stuff! 🙂

  198. Long battery life and rear and forward facing camera!

  199. The camera in Front and Back.

  200. 9 hours of battery life and the camera

  201. Camera in front & back

  202. I like the cameras on both sides…

  203. long battery life – I need this for my house for the kids – so awesome

  204. kathy dunaway says:

    I like the longer battery life and the camera is cool also.

  205. I love that it has a bigger processor than the last one.

  206. I like the Built-in Camera and video recorder pretty nice

  207. Kathleen Downes says:

    I like the long battery life.

  208. Rebecca Graham says:

    I like the two cameras.

  209. kelley wood says:

    awesome battery life!

  210. long battery life

  211. Jason Crooks says:

    The bigger memory size and the bigger processor.

  212. Rachel DeHart says:

    built in camera and video recorder

  213. Karen Medlin says:

    downloadable apps and the camera

  214. Audra Weathers says:

    I like that the stylus has a tether. Oh how I have looked for a stylus in the past! I also like that it is Mac compatible.

  215. Kristy Thiel says:

    definitely that the battery is rechargable.

  216. I like the front and back camera and video recorder.

  217. Monique Rizzo says:
  218. My daughter would love to take pictures.

  219. I like the longer battery life, and the camera.

  220. I like that you can create a personalized learning experience for your child.

  221. My daughter would have a ball with the LeapPad2’s video camera.

  222. Robyn Galloway says:

    I really like the 9 hrs of battery life!

  223. I like the camera and the bigger memory size.

  224. touch screen

  225. bonnye sensenig says:

    the Built-in Camera and video recorder!

  226. I would love this for my little preschooler!!! He likes to play with the apps on our phones, and this would be perfect for avoiding meltdowns while out and about!!

  227. Jessica Waters says:
  228. April Brenay says:

    love that it has a built in camera!

  229. I like the bigger memory size

  230. built in camera

    kport207 at gmail dot com

  231. Ashley Hatten says:

    I like the camera and the battery life

  232. The built in camera–my kids LOVE to take pictures.

  233. I like Built-in Camera and video recorder

  234. I like the front and back camera.

  235. Definitely the camera!

  236. Kim Withers says:

    The camera! How cool!

  237. Justine McD. says:

    the camera on front and back!

  238. I like that it has a longer battery life.

  239. Jessica Cote says:

    That it has a recharger!

  240. laura McCollister says:

    Longer battery life1

  241. I really like the built in camera feature.

  242. I love the dual cameras

  243. Jessica Carnaggio says:

    I am most interested in the camera.

  244. the built in camera !

  245. I’m most excited about the camera and the 4gb of storage space

  246. I like that it has a built in camera and the games are compatible with other leappad products

  247. Jennifer Marie says:

    My sons would love the Built-in Camera and video recorder

  248. I love that it has two cameras!

  249. The camera is a great feature! Love that it’s front and back now. Thank you so much for the chance to win!

  250. Adrienne gordon says:

    I like the camera

  251. Sue Ellison says:

    I like the larger memory size. 4GB

  252. Improved battery life = YAY!

  253. Margaret Smith says:

    Love the camera feature.
    Thanks so much.

  254. The camera on both sides.

  255. Joanna Price says:

    I love the bigger memory size!

  256. nannypanpan says:
  257. carol roberts says:

    like the cameras and longer battery life

  258. Connie Schultz says:

    Built in camera and video recorder!

  259. Dawn Sterner says:

    My daughter will love the camera & pretty much everything about it!

  260. i love the video recorder

  261. I like the Built-in Camera and video recorder.

  262. I like that you can check your child’s play and learning progress. Thanks.
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

  263. I like that its compatible with othe Leap pad systems

  264. The size, the camera and the battery life whitch i think when ur out running around u dont have to worry about having to charge it. 🙂

  265. the cameras

  266. My son would love the built in camera and video recorder!

  267. Jennifer (Jen) Boehme says:

    I like the games & books grow with the child & become more challenging. You get your moneys worth of this learning toy!

  268. Having a camera on the front and back.

  269. I like the built in camera and video

  270. Love the longer battery life and the recharger option. That would be an improvement over the original LeapPad, which we love anyway!

  271. Amanda Hoffman says:

    Up to 9 hrs. of battery life (compared to only up to 8 hrs.)

  272. I love all the games and the camera and video recorder!

  273. I like the built in camera and video recorder!

  274. I like that it can be easily held by little hands.
    gourdsrmylife(at)yahoo(dot)com

  275. I like that it has a built in camera! My son would love this!

  276. Michelle Macaluso says:
  277. 2 cameras instead of 1

  278. My daughter would enjoy the camera.

  279. Tiffany Overton says:

    I love the camera options and love the video recorder. I love the longer battery life and that the stilis is attached! I love this newer version.

  280. linda trinklein says:

    ■Up to 9 hrs. of battery life

  281. My favorite feature is that the LeapPad2 automatically adjusts the learning to each and every child, asking more challenging questions as children’s skills develop.

  282. longer battery thats great

  283. Love the built in cameras on both sides, that would be a ton of fun! The 4GB memory doesn’t look too shabby either.

  284. Heather Augenstein says:

    Great Battery and Memory!!!!

  285. rechargable and longer battery life is great. plus i like that games are changeable with the exploer

  286. Francine Anchondo says:

    longer battery life

  287. amy pugmire says:

    i like the Camera in Front and Back of Leapad 2

  288. My daughter would love that it has a camera on the front and the back so she can take great pictures (and I can have my camera back!)

  289. Sonya Morris says:

    I love that there is a camera in the front and back!

  290. Patricia Williams says:

    I like the 9 hour battery life. And my son would love the ft and back camera. He loves raking pictures with my phone or tablet when I allow him to. I would never be able to use my phone if genre his way.

  291. i’m most interested in the recharging capabilities

  292. Sandy VanHoey says:

    I like the longer battery life

  293. Carrie Phelps says:

    I;m quite happy it has a bigger memory.

  294. camera in front and back…my son doesn’t have a leap pad at all so this would thrill him,

  295. margaret (peg)m says:

    i love that it has Disney bundles for my 2yr old granddaughter.

  296. I like that it can download game apps. I really like everything about it. I know a 4 yr old who would love this. Thanks for the super Awesome giveaway! 🙂

  297. I LOVE that it’s something that my little ones can grow with. The age appropriate games, the camera and the many aps one can get!! I think my little ones will definitely benefit from this! Thanks for the opportunity to win this! Goodluck everyone! 🙂

  298. I love that you can download apps

  299. Heather McD says:

    I love that there is a camera in the front and back. My 4 year old will love that feature!

  300. Natalie Finch says:

    I love that you can download games at a reasonable price. We live in a rural area so going to a store that carries these products, is a pretty big trip (well over an hour one way) so I love the idea of being able to have access to games AT HOME!

  301. I like that you can download games from an app store and I also love that it has a camera and video recorder (my kids would LOVE that)

  302. Patricia Wojnar Crowley says:

    I like that it has a bigger memory!

  303. The dual cameras sound great!
    inalak at msn dot com

  304. I like the camera.

  305. I like that it has a camera and that it has Bigger Memory Size .

  306. Robert Pyszk says:

    The camera is a really nice touch

  307. The recharging capability

  308. i like that the Recharger available

  309. My son would love everything about this!!

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  310. Colleen Maurina says:

    I like that the LeapPad 2 has a Built-in Camera and video recorder.

  311. I love that it has a Camera in Front and Back of the LeapPad 2 and that it has a video recorder!

  312. The camera

  313. The 9 hours of battery life because I don’t think my niece would enjoy being plugged into one spot. She’d take it everywhere with her.

  314. Love this LeapPad2! Like having an app store and being able to share games! Awesomely cool! 🙂
    Thanks for this giveaway!

  315. I like the feature of cameras in the front and back

  316. Up to 9 hrs. of battery life.. great for our long road trips!

  317. Kimberly Schotz says:
  318. Games compatible with Leapster Explorer and LeapPad and, since it looks like an ipad, I may get mine back from the kids.

  319. I love the built in camera!

  320. The 9hrs of battery life are a great feature because my son finds it hard to understand things need charging

  321. I would say the Camera in Front and Back of LeapPad 2 my kids love taking pictures.

  322. Kimberly Bauer says:

    I like that it has a Recharger available

  323. Up to 9 hrs. of battery life

  324. Carla Garcia says:

    the camera! my kids love taking pictures

  325. Addison Kat says:

    We have the original LeapPad and I’m excited for the bigger memory

  326. I like being able to download games through the app store.

  327. Games compatible with Leapster Explorer and LeapPad

  328. I love that it has a Camera in Front and Back of LeapPad 2

  329. Tiffany Christie says:

    ilove that the games are age appropriate.

  330. I love that it has up to 9 hours charge

  331. I like that it has “up to 9hrs of battery life”–man do I hate changing batteries everyday for my son’s electronic learning toys.

  332. I like the memory size!

  333. The feature I like the most is the ability to download games through an App store at reasonable prices!

  334. The front facing camera. My daughter would love that.

  335. bryan nicoll says:

    Learning for the kids and gaming for me!

  336. I like the fact that it has a longer battery life

  337. the 4gb memory and kids’ apps