LeapFrog and Disney Pixar Brave, a Great Combination!
It may surprise you that even though I am a blogger and usually have my finger on the pulse of hot new trends, I am usually late to the show, so to speak, when it comes to movies.
However, after having the chance to review the new LeapFrog Brave products, I am ready to see the new Disney Pixar movie, Brave! (Whether my kids are ready or not!)
I returned from Michigan on Sunday and found this friendly box from LeapFrog and the Clever Girls Collective sitting on my bed. My second grader was the intended reviewer, but since he was at Cub Scout Camp until Wednesday, his twin sisters gave everything a test drive (earning me some much needed time to regroup and get back into the swing of things!). Now, the LeapPad Explorer Disney Pixar Brave cartridge game was far too difficult for a pair of toddlers, but they had fun playing with the other little LeapPad Explorer games, especially feeding and bathing their pet. What the girls really enjoyed was the Disney Pixar Brave Tag book.
Once Ethan returned from camp he was excited to dive in and review the LeapFrog products. First, he read the Disney Pixar Brave Tag book. This helped him become familiar with the story. (The Tag book is what sold me on wanting to see the movie! It seems to be a clever and fun story and features a Princess who is not afraid to get her hands dirty!). The engaging features in the book keep things fun, help to introduce characters and check understanding of plot. I love reading products that help teach more than sounding out words, and really teach about reading a story, the Disney Pixar Brave Tag book is a win!
Now, Ethan is a gamer, but is not nearly as competitive as his older brothers. He has enjoyed the LeapPad Explorer Disney Pixar Brave cartridge game. It has the right amount of challenge without being frustrating. It also carries the right balance of fun and learning. At first he was annoyed because it appeared that the game was not saving his progress, and he had to start at the beginning each time. However, we figured out where the save points were and now he is happily progressing!
Once we get back from vacation (we won’t be near any movie theaters!) I look forward to taking the younger boys to see Disney Pixar’s Brave.