LeapPad Ultra reviews: 98% of teachers recommend kids tablet

98% of teachers would recommend LeapPad Ultra™. 98% said their students would find LeapPad Ultra to be a fun tool for learning.

By Jody Sherman LeVos, Ph.D.

LeapFrog Math Expert

As the math development expert on LeapFrog’s Learning Team, Jody works on products across all platforms to teach math and science concepts in developmentally appropriate ways using research-based techniques. Before joining LeapFrog, she was a visiting scholar at the University of California, Berkeley, a researcher and instructor, and a math textbook author. She is a contributing author to The Encyclopedia on Early Childhood. She is also the proud mother of two LeapFrog-aged boys. She earned her doctorate in developmental science (specializing in mathematical and cognitive development) at the University of Alberta, in Canada.

Teachers and parents are often searching for fun ways to engage their children in learning and to support skills taught in the classroom, including skills addressed in the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). After reviewing LeapFrog’s latest tablet for kids, more than 98% of kindergarten teachers surveyed from across the country said they would recommend the LeapPad Ultra™ to parents. Additionally, 98% said that their students would find LeapPad Ultra to be a fun tool for learning.*

LeapPad Ultra features reviewed

In a market with numerous tablets for kids, the LeapPad Ultra received critical acclaim, and was noted for the educational games and apps that can be accessed through the LeapFrog App Center. In open-ended responses, teachers noted the following features:

  • Curriculum that adjusts to a child’s individual level  (Personalized Learning)
  • Educational skills that build upon each other (Math, Reading, Writing & More)
  • Motivational – children want to play and learn (Fun & Educational)
  • Good for group teaching and centers, as well as individual play (Social Skills)
  • The entire system is about learning – children can’t go off-task and not be learning

Almost all teachers recommend LeapFrog’s learning library

Almost all teachers surveyed (97.9%) stated that they would recommend LeapFrog’s learning library as a way to help young children build skills that are important to school success. LeapFrog offers teachers, parents, and children an expansive offering of games, apps, ebooks, videos, music, and more, with 800+ pieces of fun and educational content. Every single piece of content has been designed or approved by LeapFrog’s educational experts, providing peace of mind and simplicity for those trying to offer safe, age-appropriate, educational entertainment to the children in their lives. Teachers noted the expansive breadth of skills in LeapFrog’s games, which helps to set the LeapPad Ultra apart from other kids’ tablets.

* This study was based on a 2013 survey conducted by LeapFrog, in partnership with Scholastic, of 328 U.S. teachers participating in its LeapPad Ultra Teacher Insights Study. The teachers received LeapPad Ultra Learning Systems from LeapFrog for non-classroom examination.