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tablet or replacement leappad for 4 yr old

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Januarymadness Wed 10-Apr-13 20:15:41

dd managed to drop her leappad down the stairs and the screen wont come on. We just started using it to help dd get introduced to phonics etc.

do we replace the leappad, which we know she likes, or buy a cheap tablet. If a cheap tablet can anyone recommend both tablet and decent apps

Januarymadness Wed 10-Apr-13 20:16:07

posted too soon.


Januarymadness Wed 10-Apr-13 21:01:07

too soon to bump

Januarymadness Sat 13-Apr-13 11:00:26

Last go. Any advice would be greatfully accepted.

olibeansmummy Sat 13-Apr-13 14:22:26

Ds (nearly 4) has an I pad mini. There's tons of educational and fun apps, he uses education city on it ( on puffin browser as it has flash) and he watches Netflix on it. It's brilliant! Also, although he's only little we've taught him too look after it and there's not so much as a scratch on it.

Themobstersknife Sat 13-Apr-13 14:24:07

We bought DD1 a Leappad and now I wish we had bought a tablet. There is one on Amazon for about £60 with loads of good reviews.

Snazzynewyear Sat 13-Apr-13 14:33:20

My DS likes his Leappad too. Are there any on eBay? You would still be able to use the games you already have if you replace like for like.

Snazzynewyear Sat 13-Apr-13 14:35:05

My DS likes his Leappad too. Are there any on eBay? You would still be able to use the games you already have if you replace like for like.

Januarymadness Sat 13-Apr-13 14:38:51

Thanks! arrghhh I dont know. Thats why I am so conflicted. Cant afford an ipad mini or otherwise. Dd did like her leappad buy if i had to buy all the games again it would be way too expensive for what it is (though the phonics videos are great) That Amazon tablet is very very tempting but I have worries about finding decent apps and making sure she cant view or buy anything she shouldnt....

StitchAteMySleep Sat 13-Apr-13 14:39:59

Innotab 2?

Kids tablet?

elliepac Sat 13-Apr-13 15:17:21

We got DD an archos tablet from Tesco for Christmas. She absolutely loves it and looks after it very well. Most android tablets have access to google play and there are loads of educational apps on there. She already had an Innotab but it doesn't get a look-in now.

elliepac Sat 13-Apr-13 15:18:01

Should have was £100 and most of the apps are free.

RugBugs Sat 13-Apr-13 15:26:01

DD has a blackberry playbook, it has 64gb of storage and even with her entire DVD collection/music there is still a fair amount of space left.
Android apps can be side loaded and it has a rubberised case which she finds a lot easier to hold than apple products.
We paid £90 for it a few months ago.

Januarymadness Sat 13-Apr-13 16:32:27

I think I may be convinced by the tablet. I do like the leppad and if dd was a year younger I would go for that without a doubt but I think a tablet maybe cheaper and more flexible over all now she is getting a bit older. That makes me a bit sad though

Januarymadness Sat 13-Apr-13 23:15:05

the archos at tescos looks good. Any must have apps? for a 4 yr old...

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