So I’m about to go and buy another one to the dismay of my wallet. Here’s the problem. If you’re going to make a product for small children, shouldn’t it be nearly indestructible?!
Kids are rough on anything they own and to peddle a device to them and not make it able to stand up to practically anything you might as well have a letter to the parents where you, the company laugh at them for what they have just gotten themselves into.
I live in a house with computers and an 8 year old with a Nintendo DS. Of course the 4 year old will see this and want to do it! The answer, apparently, is this Leapster 2. Now normally I would sing it’s praises but the fact that it relies on a stylus should have been my first clue of a possible lack of durability. But there in lies the caveat. What else is there that resembles a handheld gaming platform that’s marketed towards very small children? The answer? Nothing. Nothing of any substance anyway.
If you’re child’s must have is a video game of their very own or if you like video games and want to get your kids into one the Leapster 2 is really awesome, just turns out it’s not as kid proof as it deserves to be.
I’ll add that there are other devices out there for small children 4-8 but seeing as we already have games for this there really is no reason to change platforms now is there?