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A tablet for 4 year olds? LeapFrog's LeapPad.

Boot Camp feature for Friday, July 8, 2011

A tablet for four year olds?   I’m Fred Fishkin with technology BootCamp, a report on gadgets and gear.   Whether it’s an iPad or the latest Android, it seems kids, no matter how young, are drawn to the latest gadgets their parents or older siblings have.   Now the folks at LeapFrog have created the LeapPad…a tablet designed for four to eight year olds.    What makes it special?    CEO John Barbour…

“They can play a series of apps on this.   It’s got an accelerometer in it.  It’s a combination of great learning apps, helping teach children how to read, teaching kids math.  But there’s also some great creativity apps like an animation studio and a photo studio as well.  And it can connect through to a back end for downloading apps and downloading more content.”

That’s done through a USB connection to a PC.  The LeapPad will sell for 99 dollars when it arrives this summer.   You can find us with a full archive or reports, interviews and special offers at BootCamp.com.   I’m Fred Fishkin.

Categories: Consumer Electronics | Kids