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LeapPad Games - Learning Software and Apps

Updated on December 9, 2013

Games for the LeapFrog LeapPad and LeapPad 2 Explorer

Find the best LeapPad games and apps for your kids. Fun and educational software on cartridge and downloadable from the LeapFrog App Center.

My kids are 4 and 6 and have a LeapPad 2. I've been looking for learning games that will suit their ages and interests. On this page I've included popular titles with information about the software and video trailers where possible so you can really see what you get. You'll find LeapPad games here for boys and girls from aged 3-9.

Note that the LeapPad Explorer games run on both last year's LeapPad tablet and this year's updated LeapPad 2.

If you're looking at the available software to decide whether to buy a LeapPad 2 then you may find our LeapPad 2 review useful.

Note that some LeapPad titles are available on a physical cartridge or as a software download from the LeapFrog App Center, I'll point this out where I'm aware of the option. You may find it more convenient to have an instant download, but it will take up space on your LeapPad and remember that you can sell the physical cartridges once your kids are finished with them.

LeapPad Disney Pixar Brave Trailer

LeapFrog Explorer Learning Game: Disney Pixar Brave

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The Scottish warrior princess Merida stars in the Disney Pixar Brave game. This game teaches kids about science and nature and will appeal to kids, mostly girls, aged 5-8.

I wouldn't rule this title out for boys, but it will be girls who are more drawn to it. And it's good to see a title that teaches logic and reasoning that will appeal to girls.

Note that the age range on Brave is 5-8 so it's aimed at slightly older LeapPad owners.

LeapFrog Explorer Game App Trailer - Jake and the Neverland Pirates

LeapFrog Explorer Learning Game: Jake and The Never Land Pirates

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One for the little ones! My boys both love Jake and the Neverland Pirates. This game is for preschooler and little kids from age 3-5.

It teaches numbers and shapes. This title features Jake, Izzy and the gang and will appeal to boys and girls.

LeapPad Phineas and Ferb Trailer

LeapFrog Explorer Learning Game: Disney Phineas and Ferb

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LeapPad Disney Phineas and Ferb is a game that teaches kids about physics, electronics and mathematics with lots of wacky humor.

LeapPad Disney Tangled Trailer

LeapFrog Explorer Learning Game: Disney Tangled

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This time it's Rapunzel and Flynn from Disney Tangled, helping kids to learn early spelling and reading skills. LeapPad Tangled is aimed at kids aged 4-7.

A title that will mostly appeal to girls.

LeapPad Crayola Art Adventure Trailer

LeapFrog Explorer Learning Game: Crayola Art Adventure

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The Crayola Art Adventure title encourages kids to draw. The recommended age for this title is 3-7 so it's suitable for younger LeapPad owners.

A good title that will appeal to boys and girls - a good title for siblings to share as it also appeals to a range of ages.

LeapPad Mr. Pencil Saves Doodleburg Trailer

There's also an expansion pack you can buy and download for this game.

LeapFrog Explorer Learning Game: Mr. Pencil Saves Doodleburg (works with LeapPad & Leapster Explorer)

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Mr. Pencil Saves Doodleburg is a very popular and highly rated educational game for the LeapPad 2.

This title teaches kids drawing and writing skills.

There's also an expansion pack that you can buy in the LeapFrog App Center to extend this game.

LeapPad Ben 10 Ultimate Alien Trailer

LeapFrog Explorer Learning Game: Ben 10 (works with LeapPad & Leapster Explorer)

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Ben 10 is very popular with boys in the 5-8 age group which this title is designed for.

This title teaches geography, maps skills, science and more as kids go on a Ben 10 adventure.

LeapPad Dora the Explorer Trailer

LeapFrog Explorer Learning Game: Dora the Explorer (works with LeapPad & Leapster Explorer)

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Dora the Explorer is popular with little kids and here she is teaching kids aged 4-7 all about interesting places around the world.

LeapPad Globe: Earth Adventures Trailer

LeapFrog Explorer Learning Game: Globe: Earth Adventures (works with LeapPad & Leapster Explorer)

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A great title for explorers that will appeal to boys and some girls. This is the title my son wants for his 6th birthday so I'll update once he's played it, but it looks perfect for him.

You get to travel around the world learning interesting facts about places and animals and learning map skills.

LeapPadDisney Pixar Pals Trailer

LeapFrog Explorer Learning Game Pixar Pals

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Do you know a Pixar fan with a LeapPad? This title includes lots of Pixar characters in a series of games and mini games that develop logic, language and numeracy. You'll find Woody and Buzz, WALL-E and EVE and Nemo and Dory in here.

LeapPad Disney Princess Trailer

LeapFrog Explorer Learning Game: Disney Princess: Pop-Up Story Adventures (works with LeapPad & Leapster Explorer)

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Yes, more Disney Princesses! This title gets mixed reviews but some little girls love it.

LeapPad Ni Hao, Kai-lan: Super Happy Day! Trailer

LeapFrog Explorer Learning Game: Ni Hao, Kai-lan: Super Happy Day! (works with LeapPad & Leapster Explorer)

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Learn math skills with extreme cuteness with Kai-lan in Ni Hao, Kai-lan: Super Happy Day!

LeapPad Disney-Pixar Cars 2 Trailer

LeapFrog Explorer Learning Game: Disney-Pixar Cars 2 (works with LeapPad & Leapster Explorer)

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Disney-Pixar Cars 2 is a title for future engineers aged 4-7. Teaches kids about measurement, graphs and problem-solving skills.

LeapPad Pet Pals 2

LeapFrog Explorer Learning Game: Pet Pals 2 (works with LeapPad & Leapster Explorer)

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LeapPad Pet Pals 2 is the second version of a game where you look after virtual pets.

Develops understanding of numbers and money as kids use Doggie Dollars to buy stuff for their pets.

LeapPad Digging for Dinosaurs Trailer

LeapFrog Explorer Learning Game: Digging for Dinosaurs (works with LeapPad & Leapster Explorer)

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My older son has been an dinosaur expert since the age of 3! And my younger so had no choice but to get interested in dinosaurs.

This is an older title made available for the LeapPad but it gets excellent reviews. It teaches kids about dinosaurs and science.

LeapPad Disney Fairies: Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure Trailer

LeapFrog Explorer Learning Game: Disney Fairies: Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure (works with LeapPad & Leapster Explorer)

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Disney Fairies: Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure Game is a math title for older girls aged 5-9.

LeapFrog Explorer Learning Game: Star Wars: The Clone Wars (works with LeapPad & Leapster Explorer)

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LeapPad Star Wars: The Clone Wars is a LeapPad game for older kids aged 6-9. It includes arcade and platform style Star Wars games - yes there's fighting with light-sabres involved.

The game teaches kids more advanced math suitable for 6-9 year olds including place value and fractions.

LeapFrog Explorer Learning Game: Wolverine and the X-Men (works with LeapPad & Leapster Explorer)

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Another title that will appeal to older LeapPad owners is Wolverine and the X-Men for ages 5-9. This time the focus is on letters and spelling.

LeapFrog App Center Download Card (works with LeapPad & Leapster Explorer)

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The LeapFrog App Center has a large range of downloadable apps that you can buy and download instantly.

Note that it's usually cheaper to buy a download card (sent to you in the mail) and then use that to buy apps with. The cards are chaper to buy that their face value. This is the approach we've used and it works well but you do need to order the card ahead of when you'll need it.

There are some good quality eBooks, games and apps for download. Some of the cartridge titles are also available as downloads.

I'll be updating this section as we try out more apps for our LeapPad.

So far we love Roly Poly Picnic (letters, 4 year old) and T-Rex Rush (both 4 and nearly 6 year old.) Both these game uses the tilt sensor and include educational activities inside a fun game.

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