Holiday Gift Guide | Leap Frog Leappad2 Explorer Kids Learning Tablet

Holiday Gift Guide | Leap Frog Leappad2 Explorer Kids Learning Tablet

Last year I was able to tell you about Leap Frog’s first learning tablet for kids, the LeapPad. We loved it so much that I ended up purchasing a second so they kids would stop fighting over it. When Kmart offered to let us review the LeapPad2 we were eager to see what Leap Frog did to update and improve the original model.

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Right out of the box I noticed they updated the looks. The coloring is the opposite of the original with white corners and the rest green. The buttons are in the same position and the screen size is the same… I was intrigued. All of the changes must be inside!

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My kids love to video the family and sneak pictures when we aren’t expecting them. Adding a forward facing camera to the mix adds a whole new level of game play. Now they take pictures of themselves making funny faces and doing goofy things. For some reason they love manipulating photos of themselves in the art studio more and I love to hear the giggles coming from the two of them as they stretch and rotate their faces.

Having a larger internal memory is a huge plus as well. I’ve learned that downloading apps is what works best for our family. When I have purchased cartridges for the two of them they get lost. Another reason I prefer to download them is that I have two children each with a LeapPad. When you download an app the program allows you to put it on BOTH of the LeapPads making it a much more economical option than purchasing two cartridges.

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Having a faster processor in the LeapPad2 means less frustration and irritability from the kids while waiting for their games to load or for the LeapPad to respond. Best yet (for me)… the battery life is better on the LeapPad2… by an hour! We use rechargeable batteries for the kids toys, but having to change them a little less often is a blessing for me.

 

 

BUY IT:

You can purchase the Leappad 2 at Kmart.com

Don’t forget that Kmart has layaway, too!

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Comments

  1. Nicole Strunk says:

    The fur ya are cute in a creepy sorta way

  2. Jemima Puddleduck says:
  3. Leanne M says:

    I liked their Deal of the Day sales

  4. debbie jackson says:

    magical mickey moves debbie jackson
    djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

  5. joanna garcia says:

    I want Disney MINNIE MOUSE MULTI-BIN TOY ORGANIZER!

  6. Jessica says:

    I love that they have free store pick-up to save on those shipping costs! Thanks for the chance to win!

  7. Sherri Burgan says:

    learned you get free shipping with a $49.00 purchase

  8. The Little Mommy Doctor for my little girl.

  9. Janet W. says:

    I like Master Moves Mickey! So much fun!

  10. Kristin Miller says:

    I like their option to pay online and pick up your items in store.

  11. barbara n says:

    Kmart offers free store pick up and layaway

  12. Jennifer Rote says:

    I want to get the Hot Wheels Dune Racer Ride-On.

  13. Sara Haaf says:

    I want the imaginext castle, imaginext makes high quality stuff

  14. My dd would love the furreal dog

  15. Antoinette says:

    My son would love to win this. He is talking about it all the time. Thank you for the wonderful opportunity. Maybe we will get lucky because his name is Matthew and that is the name on the picture. 🙂

  16. I like their deal of the day sales… reminds me of amazons lightning deals, but they last longer! What a great idea.

  17. Kelly Paradise says:

    I really liked their deal of the day 🙂

  18. Carol L says:

    I’d love to get the Acer Aspire V3-731 17.3″ Notebook with Intel Pentium for my daughter.
    Carol L

  19. Amanda says:

    What I like about K-mart is their low prices and great customer service! They have a good variety of toys and such and they are affordable and they still do LAYAWAY! lol 😀

  20. sheila musselman askins says:

    would love to have the LEGO Monster Fighters:
    The Vampyre Hearse for my grandson!

  21. Michele Henneman says:

    I love that Kmart has layaway.

  22. LC says:

    Free shipping to store and great prices!!!

  23. Sarah says:

    I think their Deals of the Day are awesome!

  24. Tiffany H says:

    My daughter really wants the new My little pony princess cadence wedding set!

  25. Kimberly Bauer says:

    My daughter would also love the FurReal Friends Bouncy,
    My Happy-to-See-Me Pup

  26. April Kennedy says:

    I would like the JC Toys La Newborn 14in. Kmart has a great price on them!

  27. Jackie Preas says:

    I’d like to get the LEGO Monster Fighters:
    The Vampyre Hearse for one of my grandchildren.

  28. Cheryl S. says:

    I want a LeapPad for my youngest son. Just not doable this year.

  29. Genie P says:

    I like that you can order and pay online but pick up in the store. No shipping and no having to walk around to shop 🙂

  30. Jessica says:

    My child would love this! We got the Explorer last year and he loves it also, but really wants the LeapPad.

  31. Marissa g says:

    My kids would love this, they always want my ipad

  32. Kendal Barriere says:

    I want the Imaginext Castle

  33. Sarah says:

    I like their Hot Wheels Dune Racer Ride on!

  34. Jerrica says:

    Love that they have cloth diapers….

  35. amy pugmire says:

    I like the twister dance

  36. tuesday says:

    I learned that you can shop online and get it shipped to the store for pickup!

  37. jenny green says:

    I like that kmart has a deal of the day

  38. Jill H says:

    I like the Master Moves Mickey.

  39. Sarah says:

    I want the Doc McStuffins doll that keeps going in and out of stock! 🙂

    srockaway at yahoo dot com

  40. Jessica H says:

    I really like how organized their web site appears. It was easy to find different categories of things I was wanting to look at.

  41. Emily says:
  42. Sue Ellison says:

    I learned that Kmart offers FREE SHIPPING on orders of $49 or more.

  43. Tabitha Pyle says:

    i’d buy the twister dance

  44. heather eg kaufman says:

    My hubby likes their Craftsman section.

  45. kindra baron says:

    I learned that you can pick up items in store for free- love saving shipping costs!

  46. teresa herrera-honores says:

    i want the Delta Childrens Mickey Mouse Multi bin organizer

  47. Jessica O says:

    I like the Fisher-Price Laugh and Learn Learning Piggy Bank!

  48. cristi says:

    I like the free store pick-up to save on those shipping costs.

  49. Paula Lee says:

    My grandson would also like the Imaginext Castle.

  50. Hot Wheels Dune Racer Ride On looks cool.. my son would love it.

  51. Amanda Stevens says:

    Kmart does layaway all year long, not just Christmas! Wow!

  52. Rochel S says:

    Love the Master Moves Mickey!

  53. Jennifer says:

    I also love the master moves mickey!

  54. Jennifer Boehme says:

    In clearance there are toys for $2.50 and $5,,,cheap stuff!

  55. Danielle T says:

    Ohh I need to get the Cinderella Enchanted Carriage Vanity for my daughter!

  56. Andrea Byrne says:

    I want the leappad! Thats the number one thing on my list this year whether i win it or buy it!

  57. Sylvia White says:

    I love seeing what their Deal of the day is

  58. Janice Auna says:

    I like their free shipping over $49 and that they have free in store pick up 🙂

  59. Heather Wone says:

    My daughter would love a furby!!!

  60. Tricia Antosh says:

    I like the Monsters High Gift!
    triciaantosh@yahoo.com

  61. Les Johnson says:

    I learned that Kmart offers free store pick up.

  62. Ashley S says:

    My son wants the Master Moves Mickey

  63. Jeanna says:

    I learned that they have free shipping over $49!

  64. Tara Liebing says:

    My son wants a Furby for xmas and I learned Kmart has them available on their site.

  65. Adrienne gordon says:

    I like their electronics selection.

  66. Carrie W. says:

    I just like the look of their website, so simple. Free shipping to store is always nice, too!

  67. clynsg says:

    I like Furby, and I am pretty certain my grandson would enjoy it.

  68. Debra Hall says:

    i love there no fee layway

  69. rachelle jones says:

    I want the doc mcstuffins doctor bag for my little one 🙂

  70. Jen says:

    I would get the craftsman pub table and stools

  71. tess says:

    i want the cinderlla vanity for my daughter
    tcogbill at live dot com

  72. Amanda N. says:

    I learned that KMart’s doing a toy-a-day giveaway right now.

  73. D Schmidt says:

    I would love to own LEGO Monster Fighters: The Vampyre Hearse

  74. Audra Weathers says:

    My daughter would also like the Disney Doc McStuffins Time for Your Check-up playset. Glad to see that line of dolls available at Kmart. 🙂

  75. Dorothy Deakyne says:

    Spy Gear Walkie Talkies

  76. Carole Ingram says:

    I like the Twister Dance game that is out.

  77. Michele Behlen says:

    I like that K-Mart has layaway.

  78. My boys would love the team umizoomi toys! They are hard to find!

  79. Elizabeth G says:

    I learned that we have a Kmart in our town! The only kmart I knew of in our area closed a few months back so I checked to see how far the next closest kmart was and it seem we had another one that I never knew about!

  80. Carrie Phelps says:

    My grandson would also love the Air Hogs Hover Assault.

  81. I love that they have brought their layaway back and that you can even get free shipping in a purchase of 49.00 or more.

  82. Jennifer says:

    I learned you can do free shipping to a store.

  83. carol roberts says:

    magical mickey moves i like

  84. julie says:

    I’d luv the MASTER MOVES MICKEY:)

    jmatek AT wi DOT rr DOT com

  85. Daraya says:

    I love the Holiday Barbie 2012! So beautiful!

  86. Holly S. says:

    I want the Cinderella Vanity for my daughter. She’d love it! Thanks!

  87. Laura Miller says:

    I love the kids Joe Boxer jammies!

  88. Christina says:

    my son wants the Air Hogs Hover Assault – http://www.kmart.com/fab15/dap-120000000084863#

    and a wrestling buddy too!

  89. Cassandra Eastman says:

    LOVE this giveaway!!! I also want the Imaginext Castle for my son and the Cinderella Enchanted Carriage Vanity for my daughter!

  90. April Brenay says:

    they have a lot of sears brand products, and you can use their GCs there as well

  91. Rachel K says:

    I like the free store pick up to save on shipping.

  92. Eileen says:
  93. Megan says:

    I love this year’s holiday barbie!

  94. Kristi C says:

    I learned the Imaginext Castle my son wants is on the hottest 15 list.

  95. Learned they offer free shipping with a $49.00 purchase

    kport207 at gmail dot com

  96. Ann Fantom says:

    I would like to get the Axion 9” Widescreen LCD Digital Picture Frame – AXN-9900

  97. Dan D says:

    i learned that the leap frog leap pad is only $99 at Kmart.

  98. shannon oelrich says:

    i want wall tracks for my boys

  99. michelle riebeek says:

    My daughter would love: Cinderella Enchanted Carriage Vanity

  100. I didn’t know that they ship to the store and then you can pick it up. That’s deuced convenient.

  101. EMMA L HORTON says:

    FREE SHIPPING ON ORDERS OF $49 OR OVER

  102. Maureen says:

    I would love Master Moves Mickey!

    Maureen
    maureen.tenney@gmail.com

  103. Lee Black says:

    I like that they have deals of the day

  104. Dave L says:

    One item from Kmart on our shopping list this year is the Imaginext Eagle Talon Castle. Thank you for the great giveaway. Happy holidays!

  105. Thomas Murphy says:

    I want the hot wheels dune racer ride on

  106. lina says:

    I want the Canon EOS Rebel T3 18-55mm 12.2 Megapixel Digital Camera!!

  107. Stacy D. says:

    I’d like to get my son the Fisher-Price Brilliant Basics Bounce & Giggle Cow.

  108. shawna altaffer says:

    i want to get my son alot of the pooh toys from kmart!

  109. Renski says:

    I liked their Deal of the Day sales

  110. Sarah C says:

    My daughter would love the Master Moves Mickey.

  111. Maralea says:

    Would love the LeapPad 2 for my grandson!

  112. Monique Rizzo says:

    I like their lay a way options.
    Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill12@gmail.com

  113. Rebecca Graham says:

    I like the Hot Wheels une Racer Ride-On.

  114. Bridgett zaidi says:

    I love how they have a fab 15 list. Great gift ideas with toys I’ve never seen

  115. mell says:

    I like their deal of the day sales.

  116. Barbara Montag says:

    I would love thus – Essential Home Dark Oak Fireplace.
    Thank you.

  117. Sarah VM says:

    I’d love to have the 1/4cttw Diamond X and Oblong Bracelet set in Sterling Silver.

  118. Jennifer Mae Hiles says:

    I want to get my step daughter one of the Monster High Roller Maze Gift Set from Kmart!

  119. amber says:

    i would like to get some sophia vergara clothes

  120. Donna L says:

    I like the Master Moves Mickey.

  121. Trisha W. says:

    I learned Kmart has toys exclusively sold by them.

  122. Tabathia B says:

    I learned that you can make payment son layaways online

  123. Christine says:

    I like the Master Moves Mickey.
    Thanks for the chance!

  124. latanya says:

    LEGO Monster Fighters:
    The Vampyre Hearse

  125. Kate says:

    I learned KMART offers free store pick up.

  126. Jessica says:

    I want Master Moves Mickey.

  127. I like the magical mickey moves.

  128. Kerry G. says:

    My daughter would love the Cinderella Enchanted Carriage Vanity

  129. Katherine says:

    Barbie Holiday 2012 Brunette Doll

  130. Evelyn Goettner says:

    I learned Kmart offers in free store pick up and layaway.

  131. Fawn H says:

    I like the Air Hogs Hover Assault

  132. Erin R. says:

    I learned that Kmart offers a really cool selection of the hottest toys for this year and they also offer layaway! I also learned that they are having a sweepstakes for toys that I got to enter which is really awesome!!!

  133. McKim says:

    I would like to get the DC Comics Spider-Man Walkie Talkies for my little grandson.

  134. Karina Lee says:

    i love the deals of the day. today they have
    Kenmore 2.4 cu. ft. Compact Refrigerator for 99.99

  135. Kristy Thiel says:

    I’d like the Martha Stewart Christmas Decorations!

  136. Cujo says:

    I like that you can order online and pick it up in the store.

  137. Kelly H. says:

    I like that they have a deal of the day offer.

  138. Priscilla Benavides says:

    I like Master Moves Mickey for my Toddler son!
    priscillavbenavides@yahoo.com

  139. Bianca says:

    Learned they offer free shipping with a $49 purchase

  140. Jim Lipscomb says:

    They have an exclusive monster high kit

  141. renee says:

    they still have blue light deals of the day

  142. Marcy Taylor says:

    I love how the new LeapPad 2 has two cameras on it!

  143. April Yedinak says:

    I like their exclusive Barbie Holiday 2012 doll.

  144. I would like to get my Husband the Samsung 32” Class LCD HDTV from Kmart. Thank you! Merry Christmas.

  145. Ani says:

    I really like the Imaginext Castle, I now my youngest would too.

  146. Ashley says:

    I like the Imaginext Castle, would be a awesome gift for my son for Christmas!

  147. Tamar says:

    I would like the DHP Rome Sofa Bed Black.

  148. Jenny Lloyd says:

    i want the imaginext eagle talon castle for my 4 year old
    http://www.kmart.com/fab15/dap-120000000084863#

  149. Daiva says:

    I would like Hot Wheels Dune Racer Ride-On for my kids

  150. nicole lewis says:

    i like that kmart has all the season’s best toys

  151. My oldest would love the Cinderella Enchanted Carriage Vanity. 🙂

  152. Kaneesha Spann says:

    I like the Deal of the Day.

  153. cynthia says:

    Deal of the Day

  154. Louis says:

    I love the Hot Wheels Dune Racer Ride-On

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    Louis
    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

  155. Amanda Alvarado says:

    I want the Monster High TORALEI DOLL…it’s out of stock! We can’t find it anywhere!

  156. larissa brunken says:

    the cinderella princess vanity is super cute… Love the carriage shape

  157. Brandi Price says:

    My son really wants the LeapPad on their site Fab 15

  158. Brooke Adametz says:

    I want the Holiday 2012 Barbie!

  159. The Cinderella Enchanted Carriage Vanity is pretty cool!

  160. Jennifer Hedden says:

    I love the Barbie Holiday 2012 Brunette Doll. It would be perfect for my niece!

  161. Myra R says:

    id love to have Blue Topaz and Diamond Ring also the Lab Created Opal and Lab Created Pink Sapphire Ring its the most beautiful and different ring i have ever seen!:)

  162. Sheryl says:

    I want the Twister Dance.

  163. Andrea M says:

    I didn’t know KMart and Sears were owned by the same people!?

  164. Joana A says:

    i like the furreal friend happy to see me pup

  165. Nikki Lynn Hanna says:

    I really liked the furby, my little girl really wants one this year

    greenday14fan@yahoo.com

  166. LeeAnn says:

    I want the Barbie Holiday 2012 Brunette Doll!

  167. MOMMYOFONE SHANNA says:

    Also love the Cinderella Enchanted Carriage Vanity

  168. Saver Sara says:

    Hot Wheels Dune Racer

  169. Dina says:

    I learned that although they closed the location that was near my house, there are still stores I can go to!

  170. Tina says:

    My niece would love a Furby. Purple if they have it in stock

  171. Leslie Galloway says:

    I want the Hot Wheels Dune Racer Ride-On for my son!

  172. heather L says:

    Love that they have free store pickup

  173. courtney hennagir says:

    i want the fisher price laugh & learn stride to ride puppy for my daughter!

  174. Lindsey M says:

    I like that they have so many different ways to pay

  175. polly says:

    like the twister dance

  176. I want the Proscan 32″ LED HDTV – PLDED3273A-B ENERGY STAR

  177. Lindsey says:

    I learned that K-mart now offers a loyal customer rewards program called shopyourwayMax.

  178. Darlene Ysaguirre says:

    love the layaway they offer

  179. Daniel M says:

    the air hogs hover assault looks fun too

  180. Kmart has layaway and you can order online for store pick up somewhere else. Like I did this year instead of paying the crazy shipping prices.

  181. Angela Cisco says:

    Air hogs hover assault

  182. Michelle Pickett says:

    I wanna get other leapfrog products!

  183. Nicole says:

    my son would love Master Moves Mickey

  184. Lori Walker says:

    I learned they have layaway

  185. Jeni Lutz says:

    I like the Hot Wheels
    Dune Racer Ride-On

  186. Eileen Burke says:

    I love the Hot Wheels Dune Racer Ride on

  187. Kim Presley says:

    I like the deal of the day and the free shipping on orders of $50

  188. Candace says:

    I love the deal of the day 🙂

  189. Candice Hull says:

    My boys would love the Hot Wheels Dune Racer Ride on
    Thank you

  190. Kyl Neusch says:

    liked their Deal of the Day sale

  191. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    master moves mickey
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  192. mary farley says:

    didn’t know they had layaway, that’s great to know

  193. shawna says:

    I like the deal of the day and their rewards program

  194. amy williams says:

    I liked that they had deal of the day

  195. Melissa VandenBerg says:

    I like the deal of the day.

  196. Melissa VandenBerg says:

    I love that they carry Craftsman tools.

  197. Tracy Allen says:

    I like the rewards program at KMart

  198. Erica C. says:

    They have a list of the coolest toys…Master Moves Mickey looks crazy!

  199. Sumer B. says:

    I want the Master Moves Mickey doll for my daughter.

  200. susan smoaks says:

    i love that kmart still has layaway for those of us that don’t save up throughout the year!!!

  201. Cee Love says:

    I learned you could sign up for shop your way rewards bonus member for a 3 month trail which includes free shipping.

  202. Amy DeLong says:

    really like the giant skylanders for my sons!
    ardelong2(at)gmail(dot)com

  203. Kenia says:

    I loved and need their Minnie Mouse bathroom accessories — the while deal =]

  204. carol lewis says:

    shipping is free when you spend $49

  205. Caitlin McClure says:

    I want Johnny the Skull

  206. My kids would like the Imaginext Castle

  207. Andrew Johnson says:

    I learned that KMart has lay away for the holidays.
    Their deal of the day sales look great

  208. Tanya White says:

    My son would like the master moves mickey

  209. Laura Proctor Unger says:

    I think my son would love the Master Moves Mickey!

  210. Heather S says:

    I like the free store pick up as that is convenient

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