As a parent, I just love the LeapFrog Explorer games. I get zero resistance from my 3 children when it comes to learning through these handheld games. All LeapFrog Explorer games work in both the Leapster Explorer and the LeapPad Explorer tablet, including the new I SPY Super Challenger! game.
Being fans of the I SPY book series, all of our children (ages 4.5, 4.5, and 7.5) were able to enjoy this new game, which is recommended for children ages 5 to 9 years old. It offers games as simple as matching objects and finding hidden ones, but also some that are more challenging, such as math puzzles and rhyming riddles. Some games start off far too easy for our 2nd grader, but just as the LeapFrog Explorer games are all designed, they automatically increase in difficulty to match the player's skill level. He has been known to choose an easier level in other games just so he will not get stumped. The LeapFrog Explorer games ensure that there will be no more of that.
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What our 2nd grader thought about this I SPY game . . .
"The games that you can play on the cartridge are Bug Catcher, Fine Line, Riddle Relay, Spy Squares, and Match Attack. Riddle Relay is much like I SPY books. In the last Riddle Relay game I played, the weirdest thing I had to find was a yellow crab. Even though I can read the list myself, the LeapPad reads it for you, so my little brother and sister can play too."
"My favorite games are Bug Catcher, Fine Line, and Spy Squares. Spy Squares is like a crossword puzzle. Fine Line is math. You use the stylus to draw the line to make groups or add to solve the problem. Bug Catcher is matching and finding the bugs that don't match with another. I SPY Super Challenger! is a great game."
Currently, you can find I SPY Super Challenger! for the Leapster Explorer and LeapPad Explorer at major toy retailers, such as LeapFrog.com and Toys"R"Us.
Thank you to Scholastic Inc for providing a complimentary product sample for us to base this review upon.
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