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Over the last couple of years, we have slowly added accessories to their LeapPads that I would consider a necessity. Some of them are for protective purposes, and others are for your sanity.
The girls drop their LeapPads plenty, so I wanted to make sure to buffer the impact as much as possible. These gel skins do a good job. Over 2 years and they still work perfect!
Your kid is going to go through a lot of batteries with the LeapPad. No joke. The only solution is to use rechargeable batteries. We’ve had this battery charger for at least 5 years and it still works great. We’ve also had some of our batteries for the same period of time, so I’m definitely happy with it.
There is nothing worse than having the batteries die right when they were engaged with one of their games! Batteries only charge so fast, and I don’t always have a spare set handy, so having an AC adapter on hand is a must!
I highly recommend getting a pair of LeapPad headphones. When the girls get hooked on a new game, they play it for long periods of time. I can only listen to the same sounds over and over again for so long, and I love that this pair is designed for children.
If you take your child’s LeapPad with you anywhere outside of the house, I recommend the carrying case. It protects the LeapPad from damage, and can help keep all of the game cartridges organized if your child has any.
The girls usually only get these for birthdays or for Christmases. I love to get the download cards on Amazon.com because you can usually get a good deal on them. Then you can wait for LeapFrog to put out a discount code for the apps and get a great deal. We had $80 in download cards this Christmas (that would cost around $60 on Amazon), and we got $105 in apps because LeapFrog had a 25% off code out.