Us grown-up kids, we yearn for devices like the Google Nexus 10 and the Apple iPad Mini, but you may not want to spend $350+ on a tablet toy for the young’ns. If you’ve got kids on your Christmas shopping list and you want to treat them to some technology — to teach them, or perhaps keep them away from yours — the LeapFrog Leapster Explorer could be a good choice. And it’s on sale for 43% off too.
The LeapFrog Leapster Explorer is billed in some circles as a kids tablet, but it’s probably closer in form factor to a handheld gaming system like the old Sega Game Gear. The key difference is that this is a learning game system and it features a touchscreen display, complete with stylus. There are also the conventional gaming face buttons, like the d-pad and the A/B buttons on the front.
The device ships with more than 40 games and activities that will help the kids learn about math and science, all while hanging out with fun characters like the penguins of Madagascar, Disney princesses, Ni Hao Kai-Lan, Spongebob Squarepants and Dora the Explorer.
If you want to get this in time for stuffing under the Christmas tree, you’ll want to order really soon. The LeapFrog Leapster Explorer is on sale for $39.99 on Amazon, which is $30 off the list price of $69.99 and it comes with free super saver shipping.