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Leapfrog Clickstart My First Computer

leapfrog clickstart my first computer Leapfrog Clickstart My First Computer turns your TV into a computer suitable for preschoolers aged 3 to 6. It gives them their own computer.

It introduces core preschool skills such as letter identification, counting, colors, dexterity and hand-eye coordination. Great for some quite time.

I think where it shines is it’s similarity to a real computer. It teaches basic computer skills to very young children, such as keyboarding, mousing and screen navigation, and it does so in a very entertaining way. The wireless keyboard is a QWERTY layout, so the skills they learn they’ll use for life (or until keyboards become redundant). It’s a lot more useful than the usual alphabet layout keyboard on most kids’ toys.

electronic learning toys Designed for kids the mouse quite realistic and useable by small hands and can be adjusted for left or right-handed. The keys are large and colorful. Leapfrog Clickstart My First Computer comes in pink or green.

It creates a safe computing environment. It plugs into your TV, so it’s not connected to the internet. And they’re not clicking away on your own computer!

Leapfrog Clickstart My First Computer come preloaded with four learning games:

Additional cartridges are available to extend the capabilities for the Clickstart such as Thomas the Tank Engine, Dora the Explorer, and Nemo. Each cartridge concentrates on different knowledge areas.

Batteries are not included. And the Clickstart Computer does need quite a lot of batteries, 4 x AA and 4 x C size batteries. There is no on/off switch; it goes into sleep mode when not used for 5 minutes, so best to put the keyboard away when not in use to reduce battery drain. If you do get the Clickstart, consider also purchasing the AC adapter for the console. It will more than pay for itself as C size batteries are expensive.

Awards

  • iParenting Media Awards: Outstanding Product
  • Parenting Magazine: Mom-Tested Toy of the Year

Age group

3 to 6 years.

Reviews

Amazon reviews:

leapfrog clickstart pink "LOVE IT!!!! Bought this for our 3 year old’s birthday and he absolutely LOVES IT!!! He was always interested in playing with our home computer and when I happened to see this while birthday shopping I bought it without reading the reviews, when i got home and read the reviews I was glad I bought it, now that he has actually played with it I am thrilled with this purchase!!! He adores this system and it is really educational, it is something I don’t mind him playing with for hours on end which he frequently does. We are actually thinking about geting a TV especially for this since he uses it so much. He is learning so much from this system and on my work days when he is home with dad I can send him a postcard before I leave and he is thrilled to wake up and get his "mail". This is definitely one of the best purchases we have made. As far as the keyboard, it turns itself off after about five minutes, it will turn itself back on as soon as it is moved but it stays off after we put it away for the night! If you have preschoolers this is a MUST HAVE!!!"

learning toys "One of the best toys my son has. I bought this for my 2 1/2 year old son because he loves to play in my computer, and this looked appropiate and fun. He was immidiately hooked up. The games are engaging and fun. It comes with 4 preloaded games, which are very educational. My son has been playing with it for two months now, and still loves it. He has already learned colors, shapes, numbers from 1-10, and his ABC’s! It really is educational. I purchased the Dora Explorer game which also teaches to count in Spanish. I love this toy. I don’t usually write reviews, but this toy really deserves it."

"Now I’m pleased. This is the second try for this click start toy. I bought one for Christmas 08 for my 4 year old granddaughter and we sent it back as the mouse ate batteries! So I decided to give it one more try. After sending it back I started reading other reviews and lots of people have had the same trouble that we did. Fortunately, the second try is a keeper. My granddaugher loves her click start and we will definitely be keeping this one."

"Good educational tool. This is a great learning tools for kids. I wanted something that taught "placement" of keys on a keyboard and this was perfect for that. Graphics, of course, aren’t the best, by my 2.5 year older doesn’t know that. My only complaint is the mouse is a bit difficult to control."

Amazon rating

★ ★ ★ ★ 4 Stars.

YouTube

See Youtube for a look at Leapfrog Clickstart
My First Computer.

Contents

  • Plug and play console
  • Mouse and mouse pad
  • Wireless keyboard
  • 4 learning games are built into the system

Batteries are NOT included. Requires 4 x AA batteries and 4 x C batteries.

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Award Wining:

  • Creative Child Magazine Awards: Seal of Excellence Award
  • iParenting Media Award: Greatest Products
  • The National Parenting Centers: Seal of Approval

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