By Leapfrog

Reviewed for First Grade, 2011

LeapPad Explorer Learning Tablet

Does your kid keep stealing your iPad? Get him a tablet of his own! This brand-spanking new version of a kid-favorite has the look of a grownup device, but sports features just right for first graders. Featuring a 5-inch touch screen, built-in camera, and more than 100 pieces of content by year’s end, its sleek and modern, with a body built to handle roughhousing. Parents can track progress online, adding to the educational benefits. Our only gripe? Ebooks are still a bit clunky and we wish the camera was more high res. That aside, this is a seriously sweet ride for $99. (LeapFrog, $99.00)