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    Default Anyone got a leapfrog leappad

    Myself and my boys 3 & 1 will start traveling a fair bit soon (visiting DH who will be working interstate).

    I'm looking for anything that will keep them busy on the flight, I don't have money to buy an iPad each and tbh I wouldn't want to.

    I have to buy two, as they just cannot share.

    So I was wondering about these leapfrog leappads. Does anyone have one and could you tell me a bit about them.. What do they do, are they durable, are they worth the money etc

    My other thought would be to buy them both a cheapie tablet each and let them go for broke.

    I hate the idea that they just want electronics but I think many of us will agree that our kids just love to play with our phones and what not.

    All feedback welcome. Thanks!

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    My daughter had one when she was almost 3 and she used it like twice. Then she got a ds and she just kept losing the games.
    I personally would buy them a tablet (you can get them for under $100) you can download games, books etc. So as your children get older you can change it to suit them whereas the leap pad you are restricted to their games etc). My daughter has an iPad and it's awesome!
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    Leap pad is loud and boring. Get cheap tablets

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    My ds had a leapster explorer and he liked it, I loved that the games are educational and non violent. You can also watch their progress via the website and you can also buy games and books there too.
    It is really durable he dropped it so many times and never had an issue.
    He has moved on to a 3ds now and dd has the explorer (she's not into playing games so it never gets used)
    The 3ds is good and there are more games ect but it's not as durable and some of the games are just mindless cr@p so I have to check what I buy where as with the leapster I didn't need to check iykwim I just got the games aimed at his age group.

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    I don't really want to get them a Ds yet, they're too young for that I think.

    I saw some $70 tablets in the big w panphlet so I might look into them.

    Thanks.

    Edit: if anyone can recommend a cheapie tablet pls let me know. Under $200 would be good and under $100 would be perfect.
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