Originally Posted by LuckyMommaToo
Count me in the "I wouldn't buy a Leapster for a six-year-old" camp. The DS is SO much more versatile. Or, for that matter, so is an iPod Touch. Leapster games are very easy. I think their age ranges are way off.
I have been looking for some feedback here on the Leapsters & other games. I know nothing about this stuff. DD1 is only 3 but has totally mastered my iphone. (no flames please-she has older cousins & is exposed to this stuff) We have tons of free apps as well as a few $1.99 ones. She traces letters/numbers, does virtual puzzles, books, coloring games etc. She can also flip through my pics & play music. I even made her a play list of her own. My Mom ended up getting her the Fisher Price IXL (@ $60) with 2 games ($25 each) for her 3rd bday. It is an e-reader (no frills), an art studio, photo viewer, an mp3 player & a gaming system. She does love it, as does her 4 yo cousin BUT we are realizing that the apps on my phone are so much more robust & well...cooler. And FP has been very slow to release more games...plus I am not sure I want to sink any money into more games for it when there are so many amazing kids apps for less than $2???
Sooo...now we are seriously considering a refurbished ipod touch for Christmas. Refurbished from Apple comes with a 1 yr warranty too (plus we would get a good protective case for it). It just seems like a better overall purchase & something she won't outgrow.