Reviewed for Third Grade, 2007

An excellent portable teaching tool with well thought out features, the Leapster offers game-like controls but includes features appropriate for learning, such as a pen that allows kids to draw, drag, circle, and select objects. Reading games for the platform are fun, engaging and motivating. Math hides amongst game play. The Leapster as a platform is outstanding, with software that will get kids excited to learn, and Parent's Guides that identify not just what's being taught, but why it's important. (LeapFrog, $59.99)