LeapFrog Enterprises, the leader in educational entertainment, today announced that Dr. Toy has named multiple LeapFrog innovations as the "best of the best" for 2014. LeapFrog's latest innovation, the LeapTVTM educational, active video game system, received Dr. Toy's "10 Best Toys for 2014" distinction. Additionally, the LeapBand activity tracker for kids was honored in the "10 Best Active Toys" category and the compact on-the-go LeapPad3TM learning tablet was selected as a "Best Picks 2014" winner. To date, LeapFrog has received 54 awards from Dr. Toy, making LeapFrog one of the most celebrated brands of this distinguished program.
"To have three of our newest and most exciting products in 2014 recognized for excellence by the well-regarded Dr. Toy program is a tremendous honor," said John Barbour, chief executive officer at LeapFrog. "We pride ourselves on providing the best first learning experiences for children including the LeapTV educational, active video game system, the first wearable activity tracker for kids LeapBand and the perfect on-the-go Wi-Fi enabled LeapPad3 tablet. Our team of learning experts and designers work to deliver these experiences in fun and engaging ways, and receiving these awards year after year is further validation of our dedication to helping children reach their potential."
The Dr. Toy awards program was developed by noted child development authority Stevanne Auerbach, Ph.D. Established by Dr. Toy 26 years ago, the program selects the most engaging, educational and age-appropriate products to guide parents with holiday gift purchases. This year, LeapTV, LeapBand and LeapPad3 were recognized for providing children of different ages with the highest quality of learning and play.
"LeapFrog is a perennial Dr. Toy award-winner, offering unique learning solutions presented in fun and innovative ways," said Dr. Toy, Stevanne Auerbach, Ph.D. "This year's entries from LeapFrog – LeapTV, LeapBand and LeapPad3 – are stellar examples of why LeapFrog continues to be the leader in educational entertainment for children, providing engaging and fun learning experiences made just for them."
The LeapTV system (MSRP $149.99, for children 3-8 years old) is now available online and at major retail locations. Game cartridges (MSRP $29.99) are also available online and at major retail locations, and downloadable games and apps (starting at MSRP $5.00 and up) will be available via the LeapFrog App Center beginning December 2014. For more information, visit www.leapfrog.com/leaptv.
The LeapBand activity tracker (MSRP $39.99, for children 4 to 7 years old) is available in green, pink and blue online and at major retail locations. Additional activities and challenges are free and available for download via LeapFrog Connect for LeapBand. For more information, visit www.leapfrog.com/leapband.
The LeapPad3 learning tablet (MSRP $99.99, for children 3-9 years old) is available in green and pink online and at major retail locations. The LeapPad3 tablet provides access to LeapFrog's Learning Library of more than 1,000 games, apps, eBooks, videos, music and more all designed or approved by LeapFrog's team of gaming and learning experts. Game cartridges are available at major retail locations (MSRP $24.99) and downloadable apps are available for purchase via the LeapFrog App Center (MSRP $5.00 and up). For more information, visit www.leapfrog.com/tablets