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09 August 2016

LeapFrog's newest device, LeapStart, receives top marks from UK teachers with iChild Insight

LeapFrog recently employed iChild Insight to test their newest device, LeapStart, ahead of launch in July 2016. 200 teachers across the UK took part, giving LeapStart top marks across the board and earning the iChild Recommends badge for a second LeapFrog product. 

Hires JPEG-21605_LeapStartSR_PR05LeapStart, the latest product from award-winning educational toy developers LeapFrog, is an all-in-one interactive learning system for children ages two to seven. The device works with a library of replayable activity books and a stylus, encouraging fine motor skills. LeapStart is designed to help build key skills, challenging children across a variety of subjects from STEM to handwriting and comprehension. 

200 Primary School teachers were recruited through iChild Insight to trial the new LeapStart device in their classrooms around the country. Teachers were provided with a device and a selection of books to try out with their pupils for one month. Participating teachers then filled in an online survey about their experience. They commented on aspects such as quality, ease of use, how it supported their pupils' learning and the National Curriculum.LeapStart_Girl reading

Over 50% of participants thought LeapStart was easy to use, many noting that even their youngest pupils (LeapStart caters for ages two to seven), were able to use the device independently after initial basic instruction. Furthermore, 91% felt LeapStart supported the National Curriculum and was a great asset to any classroom. 

Following the trial, 80% of the teachers involved said they would recommend the device to other teachers, and 97% said they would recommend it to parents to further children's learning at home. LeapStart has therefore earned the iChild Recommends badge, which requires a minimum of 70% recommendation rate among research participants. 

This is a second win for LeapFrog; in 2014, their LeapReader device was also awarded the iChild Recommends badge, with 86% of participants saying they would recommend LeapReader

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14 March 2015

LeapFrog’s LeapReader gets top marks from UK teachers and is awarded 'iChild Recommends' status

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LeapFrog recently appointed iChild, the leading child development and education website, to conduct research of its LeapReader device amongst iChild member teachers in UK schools.

The specialist research team at Family & Education and iChild recruited 200 teachers from 100 schools to take part in the research project. The teachers used the LeapReader devices in classrooms, including with special educational needs pupils, across a two month period.

Following this two month trial, 86% of teachers involved in the research project said they would recommend LeapReader to parents to help with their child’s reading and writing. A further 79% would also recommend LeapReader to fellow teachers. As a result, LeapFrog was awarded with "iChild Recommends" status, which is awarded to companies that achieve over 70% approval rating of their product from iChild's members.

LeapReader has been designed by a team of educational experts to offer three literacy experiences in one – learning to read, learning to write, and learning through listening.

“Technology can be an extremely powerful learning tool and LeapReader is just one example of the kinds of tools that teachers and parents are looking for to help children build a strong foundation for future success,” said Dr. Jody Sherman LeVos, manager of LeapFrog’s Learning Team.

“As teachers look for different ways to engage their pupils, technology is something that children are drawn to and that offers a way to provide personalised learning experiences even in busy and full classrooms.”

Tony Hicks, chief international officer at LeapFrog, added: “The feedback from our research with iChild truly highlights LeapReader as a key, teacher approved player and we will continue to work with a wide network of teachers across the UK to highlight its unquestionable educational value and the supportive learning role it can play n the home.”

LeapFrog has received excellent coverage of the iChild research results in Toy Trade publications such as Toy World and Toy News.

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If you have a product or service you'd like to test with parents or within a nursery or school environment, contact the iChild Insight Team today to find out how we can help you. 

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