LeapFrog Enterprises, the leader in educational entertainment, is revolutionizing the toy category by offering two iOS apps to turn a mobile Apple device into a learning tool. The Mr. Pencil Stylus and Writing App help kids practice handwriting skills, while the Creativity Camera Protective Case and app encourage budding little photographers.
My kids have the Mr. Pencil Saves Doodleburg learning game on their LeapFrog Leapster Explorers. I’ve seen (and heard) them play this game, which has been fun and educational for them. The Learn to Write with Mr. Pencil Stylus and Writing App features the same Mr. Pencil character while teaching introductory writing.
The stylus works with the interactive games and activities, providing accuracy and feedback. There are over 85 different activities which cover letter shapes, sounds, numbers, and counting.
The Creativity Camera Protective Case and App lets kids explore their creativity through photography. The case wraps around the iPhone or iPod touch, providing a grip that children can easily handle. The app guides them through an adventure as a photographer with missions that involve letters, colors, and vocabulary.
With six camera modes, the kids will have hours of fun taking and editing photos, creating albums, and playing games.
“The new LeapFrog app toys offer children unique learning and play experiences on smartphones and tablets, two form factors that have become increasingly common in their households,” said Greg Ahearn, chief marketing officer at LeapFrog.
“Children are now familiar with these tech products as they have become more popular with their parents. Our new app toys offer parents a safe way for their child to explore these technologies while incorporating engaging and age-appropriate educational content, whether they are learning to write letters, numbers and shapes with Mr. Pencil, or expressing their creativity through photography with the Creativity Camera.”
Both hardware and apps are available right now. Visit leapfrog.com/toys for full compatibility and pricing information.