EMERYVILLE, Calif., Nov. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:LF), the leader in educational entertainment, today announced LeapPad2™ was the top voted item in the Educational Toys category of the prestigious Time to Play "People's Play" Awards. LeapPad2, the next generation of the #1 kid's learning tablet, was nominated among hundreds of holiday favorites.
The Time to Play "People's Play" Awards recognize the hottest and most popular toys of the holiday season. Winning products create "America's Wish List," a compilation of favorite toys of the year as voted by consumers across the country. Every product on the "People's Play" awards ballot is carefully reviewed and selected by the Time to Play editorial team of industry experts and veterans.
"LeapFrog has done it again this holiday season with a solid line-up of learning solutions particularly with their popular kid's tablet, LeapPad2," said Jim Silver, editor-in-chief of TimetoPlayMag.com. "LeapPad2 was a runaway 'People's Play Award' winner, the consumers overwhelmingly voted this tablet their favorite new item in the Educational Toy category. With a durable and kid-friendly design and a learning library of terrific content experiences, it will continue to be in high-demand this holiday."
"It is a tremendous honor to win the hearts of Americans and have LeapPad2 selected as one of the most wanted toys this holiday," said John Barbour, chief executive officer at LeapFrog. "We strive to create products that offer compelling learning experiences, and winning the 'People's Play Award' is a testament of parents' trust in the quality of learning and entertainment LeapPad2 provides. Our team of learning experts has developed and reviewed our entire content library – whether a game, eBook, video or song – to ensure kids will be learning and having fun."
LeapPad2 offers kids more engaging learning experiences than ever before. New features include front-and-back cameras and video recorders, a faster LF 2000 processor and double the on-board memory of LeapPad1™ (4GB), all wrapped in a high-tech styled kid-tough tablet design. LeapPad2 also has improved battery life and is compatible with a recharger pack, available separately (MSRP $99.99, ages 3 to 9 years).
For more information on LeapPad2, visit www.leapfrog.com/leappad2
LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc. is the leader in educational entertainment for children. LeapFrog's award-winning product portfolio helps millions of children achieve their potential by delivering best-in-class curriculum through engaging content, fun multimedia learning platforms and toys. The Learning Path, LeapFrog's proprietary online destination for parents and extended family, provides personalized feedback on a child's learning progress and offers recommendations to enhance each child's learning experience. Through the power of play, LeapFrog's products and curriculum help children of all ages prepare for school and life success. LeapFrog's products are available in more than 45 countries and have been used by teachers in more than 100,000 U.S. classrooms. LeapFrog is based in Emeryville, California, and was founded in 1995 by a father who revolutionized technology-based learning solutions to help his child learn how to read. Come see the learning at leapfrog.com.
TimetoPlayMag.com, the number one source for all things play, provides independent reviews of children's toys, games, apps, video games, books, movies, and more. Over the past fifteen years, Jim Silver, editor in chief, and Chris Byrne, content director, aka The Toy Guy®, and their seasoned editorial team have accurately predicted each season's hottest, best-selling toys and correctly identified the industry's most prevalent product and financial trends. Make friends with the Time to Play team online: Facebook.com/TimetoPlayMag, Twitter.com/TimetoPlay, YouTube.com/TimetoPlayMag.
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