If you’re a parent who never lets their children use a tablet look away now, this article is not for you.
But if, like us, they’re banned apart from in
occasional situations where you desperately need your child to sit still and be quiet, we’ve got some exciting news.
We’ve got a LeapFrog Epic to give away.
These things are brilliant, not just because they frees up your iPad for you to use but because they are designed to be educational for children aged 3 to 9.
They feature a customisable touchscreen with stylus pen, camera and games that “encourage questions, foster curiosity and support critical thinking—all while building confidence and understanding.”
There’s also a kid-safe browser, allowing them to surf the web without you panicking about inappropriate content.
How can it cater for such a wide age range? Good question. It is designed to grow with you child and is thus customisable and expands when they’re ready to explore more. Plus they can use both LeapFrog’s auto-leveling learning games and Android™ apps.
Parents can have full control, adding URLs for school or discovery and unlocking a full web browser if they feel it is appropriate.
It comes loaded up with a host of age appropriate games (you can set up a log in profile for each of your children) but you can download more as you go along.