5 Stars By Hannah Joy Long on 2016-08-08
My son is 3 1/2 and he loved the movie Finding Dory. Since we had a LeapPad Platinum, I decided to buy this game, intending to give it to him when he turned 4. Recently he's been learning about shapes, colors, and numbers.
It wound up being an impressive bargaining chip for potty training since he saw it the day it arrived so we gave it to him early.
I am so impressed! He loves playing it and on only the second day he was asking to play the "Octopus game" (one of the story games which works on shape, color, and pattern recognition) and he was flying through the game! It starts on an easy level then appears to guage his comfort level before escalating to something that will challenge him.
Every game has some purpose in teaching mathematics whether it be placing together puzzles, identifying patterns, comparing sizes of objects, or general counting and number identification.
I would definitely recommend this game! It is hands down my son's favorite game thus far!
I can't comment on if it would challenge a child on the higher end of the listed age range, but will let you know as my son gets futher along in the game to see how difficult it becomes!
4 Stars By Olivia Stabler on 2017-03-31
Lots of Educational Value, Cartridge Suddenly Started Giving Error Message After Months of Use
Bought this for my 4 1/2 year old for Christmas and she likes it a lot, usually choosing it over her other LeapPad games. This game works for LeapPad 2 and 3, LeapPad Ultra, and LeapPad Platinum (which we have). This game has lots of educational value and teaches early math skills such as adding and subtracting, shape identification, logical reasoning, number sequencing, and number identification through fun short games featuring all of the Finding Dory characters (Dory, Hank, Marlin, Nemo, Becky, Bailey).
Some of the games are as follows: 1. Helping Dory across the ocean by completing simple early math equations (ex: 2+3 = ___ and choosing the correct sum bubble) 2. Helping Hank and Dory sneak past the guards and the security cameras by looking for and identifying the correct shaped tanks and patterns (ex: hexagons, squares, triangles, etc.) 3. Helping Bailey and Dory use echolocation to find their way through mazes 4.Finding the correct shapes to fit the hermit crab shells 5. Helping Becky fly and collect memory shells 6. Speaking "whale" by recording the child's voice and hearing it play back. My daughter really enjoys all of the games included and though she had beginning knowledge of shapes, she has learned about more complex shapes and has also started practicing addition using this game. I love that all the characters are present and that when you complete missions and earn more memory shells, you earn puzzle pieces to put together to create a memory for Dory. The game keeps her attention for at least 30 minutes at a time and was well worth the price for the amount of fun and the skills she's learning.
I'm knocking off a star, not for the content, but because the cartridge has been giving us a problem for the last month or so occasionally when it's inserted. She's had it now for about 3 months and every few times lately she gets an error message that says the cartridge isn't compatible with her LeapPad Platinum, which is clearly incorrect since it's worked just fine for the months prior. I called the LeapFrog help desk and their only solution was to blow into the cartridge and LeapPad. This really doesn't work. It doesn't do it every time, but it's annoying when it does happen. Clearly there's a glitch with the software that needs to be fixed.
5 Stars By 2DayDeliver Customer on 2017-08-07
My grandson can't stop playing this. Absolutely loves it.
4 Stars By j on 2017-08-21
kid'o seems to enjoy the "fish" game alot
5 Stars By Julie Hiatt on 2017-09-02
Perfect for my 5 year old grandson.
1 Stars By Tonya Norris on 2016-12-27
Disappointed I bought about 8 games that said they were ...
It says it's for the LeapFrog Epic, but there are no slots for cartridges. Disappointed I bought about 8 games that said they were for the "Epic" and it's not true.
5 Stars By Jenn Whittig on 2017-03-08
Very fun learning game, my 5 yr old daughter loves it!
5 Stars By Calvin Hall on 2017-06-12
My granddaughter enjoys it
5 Stars By justmyopinion on 2017-08-17
Kids love it!
4 Stars By 2DayDeliver Customer on 2017-08-31
Good math tool and good price for leap frog.