Get Your Kids Outdoors with the New LeapFrog Camera Review

Just in time for the warm, spring weather, the new LeapFrog  camera is the perfect tool to get your kids curious and learning about the world around them. Whether they are taking pictures of the park, their friends, or family, it is a great way for your kids to be motivated to document the world around them through photos and the accompanying software helps them make little keepsakes of their favorite highlights. The contours of the camera work well for little hands and it has some added durability for the occasional bump or scratch. 

The recommended ages for this camera and accompanying software is 4-8 years old, but toddlers will love using it with assistance and older kids can still get some years out of it if they are at a friend’s house or on a camping trip. My daughter LOVED this camera and we toss it in her back pack when we go out and even bring it into the front yard to take pictures of trees, weeds and even the driveway :-)


My toddler already knows how to turn the camera on (after I taught her to hold the button and count to 3), take pictures and navigate through the photos she has taken if I get her to the right screen. This camera is easy to use and only has the bare minimum features necessary to take photos– I also love that it automatically shuts off if it is left on more than a minute or two without being used!! Lastly, the sound effect the buttons make and the positive reinforcement the camera gives when a photo is taken motivate my daughter to take pictures of all the things she loves. 


The camera takes lower resolution photos compared to the “adult cameras” on the market, but the photo I took above still turned out pretty well! My daughter took a lot of crooked, blurry, and photos of the ground, but the important thing is not the end product as much as the process of being outdoors, allowing her to build her self confidence and independence to handle the camera on her own (instead of the panicked rush to grab it out of her hands when she gets a hold of the family camera!)



Above are a couple of the hundreds of photos she has already taken (most of which were of the floor, LOL) where she wanted to take pictures of the trees across the trees and her Dora Backpack. She is learning to put her targeted picture in the LCD screen, but she is still getting the hang of it. I would highly recommend this to any family with toddlers, preschoolers and elementary-aged children, because it encourages creativity, gives them a child-friendly way to take pictures without risking harm to your family camera (or getting something important erased as they click on all the buttons!).

The software the CD comes with is the perfect place for children to make collages and get creative with their photos and it is another avenue to channel their creativity. The retail price of the camera is a little high for a child’s toy, but when comparing it to the other $40-$50 toys in the surrounding aisles it is not that much more expensive and as an electronic item you expect to pay a little extra. I think it’s worth it to save abuse on the family camera alone. 


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A Leapfrog camera was provided for this review. No other compensation was received and the views and opinions are my own.
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    If I win the camera, my little niece will be using it this spring and summer to keep me updated on what she and her little brother are doing (I live overseas, and they're in the States), and she'll probably take lots of pictures at her daddy's softball games.

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    We would use the camera to explore our back yard (perfect toy for while Mama gardens) and our local trails – I'm dying to start hiking as soon as the trails dry up a bit!

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