FC: The leapfrog and the way it has helped
1: Michael Wood, University of California, Berkeley MBA 79, is the founder, CEO, president, and chairman of LeapFrog Enterprises. Wood started the company in 1995 after developing the patented
2: LeapFrog is a leader in education innovation—creating award-winning toys and reading and mobile learning systems that bring together robust technology, curriculum and characters from popular entertainment to create engaging and interactive learning experiences that make play and learning even more fun. Our mission is to inspire a lifelong love of learning. | LeapFrogs OverView
3: With more than 120 million educational systems, books and games in homes worldwide, in 4 languages at major retailers in more than 44 countries, plus multisensory technology in more than 100,000 U.S. classrooms, the LeapFrog brand is trusted by parents, valued by teachers and loved by children. Many of LeapFrog’s newest products connect to the Internet to expand and enhance on-the-go play with additional interactive experiences.
4: Phonics Letters and Phonics Desk products. In addition to his MBA he holds a BA at Stanford University and a JD from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.
5: The Leapster Learning Game System is an educational hand held game console aimed at 4 to 10 year olds (preschool to fourth grade), made by LeapFrog Enterprises.
6: Its games teach the alphabet, phonics, basic math (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division), and art and animal facts to players. Along with a directional pad, the system features a touchscreen with a stylus that enables young users to interact directly with the screen.
7: Completion of certain learning activity can allow online games to be accessed, and in the case of art created on the device, the art can be further embellished online and printed with a printer accessible by the user's computer.
8: Leap frog designs, develops, and markets technology-based learning products and related content for the education of infant through grade school children at home or in schools internationally.
9: Leap Frog's product portfolio focuses on three main families of products; reading solutions, educational gaming, and grade school products and learning toys.
10: The Leapster 2 is fully backward compatible with all the original fun leapster games, which means that any game, old or new, will work with the leapster 2. That is good news for anyone with an extensive leapster game collection, but would still like to upgrade to the more advanced Leapster 2. | The Leapster 2
11: The Leapster 2 has a couple of differences from the original Leapster, including a more comfortable child sized grip, most importantly is the addition of a USB connector. With a computer connector the ability to go 'online' comes to the Leapster 2.
12: LeapPad – A series of now discontinued educational devices. The products in this family varied in design, but had two things in common: they accepted a cartridge and is to be used with a book that is inserted into the product..
13: The LeapPad was LeapFrog's flagship product from 1999 up until it was discontinued in late 2007 (early-mid 2008 outside the US), in which it is replaced by the Tag reading system.
14: Leapster Explorer- A portable learning system for kids ages 4 to 9 with a large library of cartridge games and dozens of downloadable learning apps, including;
15: eBooks, videos, games and flash cards. Additionally, its camera accessory turns Leapster Explorer into a personal photo- and video-recorder.
16: Tag Reading System- The Tag Reader has a small, infrared camera at the tip that “reads” letters, words and symbols printed on the special dot-patterned pages of products in the Tag library.
17: The system is designed to help children ages 4 to 8 learn to read. Tag Jr. is also available for ages 1 to 4.
18: From the award winning educational toy company comes LeapPad, the learning tablet just for kids. With a built-in camera, and a library of 100+ cartridge games and activities
19: ''With a 5-inch touch display, built-in camera that can take video, a tilt sensor for gaming and a ruggedized housing, the LeapFrog LeapPad hits the ground running as a kids' tablet.'' | Peoples reviews about the tablet | ''Kids of all ages love tablets, but not every tablet is suitable for fingers covered in peanut butter and jelly. We're thinking the latest from LeapFrog would handle that situation without complaint and, with its chunky construction, should make it home undamaged after show and tell.''