Saturday, December 17, 2011

How to buy games from the app center

Have you:
  • Got your connect software installed?
  • Set up your parent account?
  • Created you children's profiles?
If not, go to LeapPad set up guide. first. 

You will need your 16 digit download-card code or bonus code at hand. 
If you need to buy cards, you can buy them from - use the quick links at the left side of the page.You can request that they email you the code so you don't have to pay or hang around for shipping.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Download card's Mystery solved

I am very sure I have not been the only parent trying to get to grips with the exact value of the Leapfrog download cards. As we fall in to the "Other Countries" heading in the App Center, and the cards being sold in the shops have no displayed value, it can be hard to gauge exactly what you will be getting for your Buck.

Thanks to the amazing staff at Take a lot .com  I can now answer this question.

The Download card,  that looks like this, is worth 20 LeapFrog Dollers. So you will need 1 of these to download an Ultra eBook for example. Or you can buy a few cheaper  apps. 

That is the best price I have found in SA.
(They have stock right now and if you ask nicely they will email you the code so you don't have to wait)

Review of LeapPads Sugar Bugs App

Sugar Bugs is one of the apps on the list for your free download when you first set up your LeapPad.

It is also available,to buy, in the SA app store. 

I chose this app for my 5 year old daughter, and she loves this game. 

The Aim of the game is to use the correct tools in the correct way and in the correct order to clean each mouth's teeth before the music ends (approx 2 mins the correct length of time you should spend cleaning your teeth) 

The game starts off very simply with only a few stains and a toothbrush, each level increases in difficulty and amount of tools needed to clean the mouth until you have use of all five tools.  

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

SA App Center Content Update.

As I have said before I was a little disappointed with the SA apps Center limited range of content.

Basically Non of the Disney or Pixar apps i was hoping for when i bought LeapPads for my kids.

I subsequently have been in contact with the powers that be at LeapFrog,  and discovered that the reason we currently do not have the full range of apps available in South Africa is due to international licencing issues.

These issues are being addressed and hopefully with be resolved next year (2012).

I will keep you updated on this matter.

While we wait for this issue to be resolved you can buy imported Download Cards, I would Suggest US cards as they are the only country  that has all the apps in there center.

See Best buy on app center download cards. 

Monday, December 12, 2011

Best Buy on App center Download Cards in SA.

Download Center Cards 

Being able to download apps and games was one of the big selling points for me when deciding to buy  LeapPads for my kids. 

Since the download cards are cheaper than the cartridge games and you can put downloaded apps on 2 LeapPads at once,  for me it made a whole lot of sense, as I have 2 kids and 2 LeapPads and really don't want to deal with fighting over who gets to play what game. 

As I mentioned in My review of the LeapPad, I was disappointed finding out that,  living in South Africa, my choice of downloadable apps and games was limited and that if I wanted to access the full range of downloads I would have to source imported download cards. 

Well thanks to Take a lot .com a not so little South African online store I can get the imported cards at a very reasonably price. 

US imports 

$20 Card is going for R277 

The Penguins of Madagascar: Operation Plushy Rescue


Learn addition, more than/less than, problem solving and animal facts as you build your karate skills and avoid Zookeeper Alice!

  • Use mathematics skills to earn tokens that help you uncover secret Penguins vacation photos. 
  • Develop your logic skills by assembling tricky puzzles to overcome gorilla-sized obstacles. 
  • Learn facts about endangered animals and listen to the sounds they make. 
  • Teaches addition, subtraction, animal science and logic and reasoning skills. Appropriate for children ages 4 to 7 years (grades pre-K to 1).


Children learn to add, sometimes with objects, and sometimes with symbolic equations such as 4 + 3 = __.


Children learn to subtract quantities from each other - with objects or symbols such 
as 4 - 3 = __.

Animal facts

Even very young children can begin to categorize animals by species, imitate their sounds and learn interesting facts about them.

Logic and reasoning skills

Logic and reasoning skills begin to develop at an early age and are used to solve problems and draw conclusions.

The best price I've found this game for in SA is R216 Penguins of Madagascar -
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