(Disclosure: This interview is sponsored by LeapFrog and I am receiving some of their products in exchange for posting. Thoughts are my own.)
The Holiday gift giving season is coming up and if you are anything like me you are overwhelmed by the choices of educational toys and games on the shelves. I had a chance to ask some of my top questions when it comes to this topic and get them answered by Dr. Jody Sherman LeVos. Jody is the math and science development expert of LeapFrog’s Learning Team where she works on products across all platforms to teach math and science concepts in developmentally appropriate ways using research-based techniques. Before joining LeapFrog, she was a visiting scholar at the University of California, Berkeley, a researcher and instructor, and a math textbook author. She is also the proud mother of two boys.
Here were the questions I asked her:
- How are the age ranges on toys/games/apps decided?
- How would you suggest dealing with younger siblings wanting older siblings games/toys that are not made for them?
- What should parents look for when buying toys for preschoolers?
- What Leapfrog toys do you think will be hot this Christmas season?
Check out her answers to my questions below:
P.S. Stay tuned this weekend for an awesome LeapPad prize pack giveaway!!