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LeapFrog Learning Game: Mr. Pencil Saves Doodleburg (for LeapPad Tablets and LeapsterGS)

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LeapFrog Learning Game: Mr. Pencil Saves Doodleburg (for LeapPad Tablets and LeapsterGS) -  LeapFrog - Toys"R"Us
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Help Mr. Pencil and his friends save the town with the LeapFrog Explorer Learning Game - Mr. Pencil, which teaches you how to write letters and numbers and create shapes and drawings. The cartridge game works with the LeapPad Explorer and Leapster Explorer systems (sold separately) and is also available as a download.
  • Help Mr. Pencil and his friends save the town
  • Learn how to write letters and numbers
  • Learn to recognize the defining properties of shapes and identify them
  • Create your own art and learn to draw
  • Teaches number writing: Children learn to write numbers using proper stroke order.
  • Teaches letter writing: Children use knowledge of letter names and shapes to write both uppercase and lowercase letters.
  • Teaches shapes: Children learn to recognize the defining properties of shapes (such as a square having four sides of equal length and a triangle having three sides) and identify them in different rotations.
  • Teaches art and drawing: As they draw, children develop spatial reasoning, visual acuity, and hand control, which later helps them write letters.
Features
Save the town with Mr. Pencil
Learn how to write letters and numbers and create shapes and drawings with the Mr. Pencil Explorer learning game, so you can help Mr. Pencil and his friends save the town!
Number and letter writing
The game teaches you how to write numbers using proper stroke order and how to use knowledge of letter names and shapes to write both uppercase and lowercase letters.
Learn to identify shapes
Learn to recognize the defining properties of shapes, such as a square having four sides of equal length and a triangle having three sides, and then identify them in different rotations.
Create artwork and learn to draw
Create your own art and animate your own flip book using cool tools, colors, filters, stamps and effects while learning spatial reasoning, visual acuity and hand control.

Product Description

Learn how to write letters and numbers and create art as you help Mr. Pencil and his friends save the town with the LeapFrog Explorer Learning Game - Mr. Pencil!

The LeapFrog Explorer Learning Game - Mr. Pencil features:

  • Help save the town by writing letters and drawing lines, shapes and objects.
  • Create your own art using cool tools, colors, filters, stamps and effects.
  • Become an animator by creating your own flip book.
  • Teaches letter writing, number writing, shapes and art and drawing.
  • Works with the Leapster Explorer and LeapPad systems (sold separately).


LeapFrog is a leading designer, developer and marketer of innovative, technology-based educational products and related proprietary content and learning toys and learning games. LeapFrog is 100% focused on developing products that will provide the most engaging, effective learning experience - for all ages, in school or home, around the world. LeapFrog puts learning toys first with online technologies, including the LeapFrog Learning Path. The LeapFrog Learning Path lets you see the skills your child is exploring with LeapFrog, see time spent playing, challenge level and more, find learning ideas to match your child's passions, and discover your child's favorite activities. The LeapFrog learning toy experience is brought to life by LeapFrog's highly specialized teams who unite the three key elements that truly set LeapFrog products apart: a rigorous, proven learning toy methodology, compelling multi-layered content, and delivered content and learning toy experience through the use of technology that is intuitive, invisible and engaging. Leapfrogs Learnings Toys include, Leapster, TAG, TAG Jr., DIDJ, Zippity, My First Leap Pad, Learn and Groove and My Puppy Pal.

Features

  • Help save the town by writing letters and drawing lines, shapes and objects.
  • Create your own art using cool tools, colors, filters, stamps and effects.
  • Become an animator by creating your own flip book.
  • Teaches letter writing, number writing, shapes and art and drawing.

Additional Info

424638

46B6B74E

708431390461

39046

0.1 pounds

6.2 x 4.9 x 0.7

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Average Customer Rating:

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LeapFrog Learning Game: Mr. Pencil Saves Doodleburg (for LeapPad Tablets and LeapsterGS)
 
4.4

(based on 222 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (140)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (46)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun for kids (115)
  • Educational (90)
  • Good for on-the-go play (85)
  • Grows with child (64)
  • Interactive (21)

Cons

  • Boring (4)

Best Uses

  • Entertainment (15)
  • Travel (15)
  • Young children (14)
  • Indoor (11)
  • Children (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality oriented (15), Education oriented (12), Parent of two or more children (9), Working parent (9), Parent (7)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (23)
    • Computer Platform:
    • Other (8), PC (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (19), No (13)

Most Helpful Positive Review

 

Perfect For Shape & Letter Writing

My little one absolutely LOVES this Mr. Pencil game!

She's 3 1/2 and we are in the process of learning to write shapes & letters and this game is perfect for...Read complete review

My little one absolutely LOVES this Mr. Pencil game!

She's 3 1/2 and we are in the process of learning to write shapes & letters and this game is perfect for helping little ones learn about about writing and drawing.

The game takes you through the town of Doodleburg & your child has to repair the damage done to the town from a twister by drawing shapes, lines & more... sounds sorta sad, but there is a really funny news crew & lots of great characters that really make this a fun game.

I am really impressed that not only is my child having fun & practicing letters and shapes, but she's also learning too.

The game teaches all about the actual types of lines & the distinguishing features of each shape, as well as letter.

The other day my little one asked me if I knew about the letter "l"... she said, you know "l" is really a perpendicular line don't ya? Pretty great for a 3 1/2 year old to already know about perpendicular lines! I highly recommend this game!

VS

Most Helpful Critical Review

 

Good concept, but poor design

I have seen the negative reviews out there about this game regarding its sensitivity and frustration and I couldn't agree with them more. I was looking forward to this so my 4 1/2...Read complete review

I have seen the negative reviews out there about this game regarding its sensitivity and frustration and I couldn't agree with them more. I was looking forward to this so my 4 1/2 year old could practice writing numbers and letters, however it is way too sensitive. When tracing the line you have to start exactly at the circle and stay pretty much exactly on the lines and not lift up the stylus at all. If you do, it starts all over. This is beyond frustrating, I am about to return it at this point since she can't even get her letters/numbers to show up half the time. I can see her tracing properly but b/c she doesn't have it pressed down all the way or exactly on the line there is no progress made. How are young kids supposed to learn this way??? Not encouraging at all!!! Come on Leap Frog, you can do better than this.

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5.0

My daughter loves this ...

By CookieBean

from Delaware

Pros

  • Educational
  • Fun for Kids

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about LeapFrog Learning Game: Mr. Pencil Saves Doodleburg (for LeapPad Tablets and LeapsterGS):

      My daughter loves this games. She's 2 and plays its after daycare every day. She's tracing letters and shapes so easy. I recommend this for everyone

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      3.0

      Not much educational value for price

      By AZmommaof2

      from Mesa, AZ

      Pros

      • Fun for Kids

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about LeapFrog Learning Game: Mr. Pencil Saves Doodleburg (for LeapPad Tablets and LeapsterGS):

          So I bought this game (in cartridge form) for my 5-year old (then 3) because it had SO many great reviews. He was using the Leapfrog Explorer back then, but now he's got the LeapPad Ultra and this game is pretty much useless now. This is why: With the older devices, this game allowed you to draw shapes (via kid-friendly tutorials with the game's characters), doodle and color. With the LeapPad Ultra and newer devices, you can do that without the need of a game. Furthermore, the "color the town to help save it" theme doesn't quite "grow" with a child. So, OK game, but def overrated. PS: I'm gonna mark that it's "fun for kids" in case your kid has a LeapFrog device older than the tablets, in which case, it is.

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          5.0

          Great sale on this one

          By Nana, the traveling grandmother

          from Illinois

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

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                Comments about LeapFrog Learning Game: Mr. Pencil Saves Doodleburg (for LeapPad Tablets and LeapsterGS):

                Always need another cartridge for more fun.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                perfectly fun

                By get honey

                from atlanta, ga

                Verified Buyer

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                  Cons

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                      Comments about LeapFrog Learning Game: Mr. Pencil Saves Doodleburg (for LeapPad Tablets and LeapsterGS):

                      I got this for my granddaughter...she's obsessed with all things electronic & art so this game is perfect. She loves it!!!

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes

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                      5.0

                      Must have for Pre K- K

                      By KendallGirls

                      from Independence, MO

                      Pros

                      • Educational
                      • Fun for Kids
                      • Good for on-the-go play

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about LeapFrog Learning Game: Mr. Pencil Saves Doodleburg (for LeapPad Tablets and LeapsterGS):

                          This is a great app for my daughter as she is preparing for school. I was very happy that it shows her how to draw the ABCs. She enjoys it very much.

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                          3.0

                          a little slow

                          By ttarbay

                          from Connecticut

                          Pros

                          • Educational

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about LeapFrog Learning Game: Mr. Pencil Saves Doodleburg (for LeapPad Tablets and LeapsterGS):

                              When playin this game it does a lot of talking that you can't skip, and then the next page boots...it all takes a lot of time. It does teach the basics of writing though, so that is good.

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                              5.0

                              Best game ever!,

                              By Missp194

                              from Queens, NY

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Educational And Entertain
                              • Educational Entertainin

                              Cons

                              • Need Ultra 2

                              Best Uses

                              • Learning

                              Comments about LeapFrog Learning Game: Mr. Pencil Saves Doodleburg (for LeapPad Tablets and LeapsterGS):

                              Mr Pencil saves Doodleburg was a great purchase. We own a few cartridges but this one is by far the favorite. Purchased originally for my nearly 4 yr old daughter to help with writing and drawing shapes, however my 6 year old enjoys it just as much. There is enough challenge and diversity in the game to hold their attention. The game offers so much more than I expected. There is a lesson that touches on spatial differences. A lesson on primary and creating secondary colors. I think it so well though out I even want to play with it! My 4 yr old has a leapsster and the 6 yr old has a leap pad ultra...although compatible on both in order to use the stylus and draw or write you must own a Ultra. And luckily we have the Ultra 2. Great product. Highly recommend it.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Cute and educational

                              By stormyjean83

                              from Plattsburgh, NY

                              See all my reviews

                              Verified Buyer

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                                    Comments about LeapFrog Learning Game: Mr. Pencil Saves Doodleburg (for LeapPad Tablets and LeapsterGS):

                                    My 4 year old daughter and my 2 year old son both love this game! It keeps them engaged and is very educational!

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                                    • No

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                                    4.0

                                    Fun

                                    By Murray

                                    from nc

                                    Pros

                                    • Educational
                                    • Fun for Kids
                                    • Good for on-the-go play

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about LeapFrog Learning Game: Mr. Pencil Saves Doodleburg (for LeapPad Tablets and LeapsterGS):

                                        4 year old really likes it. Educational and keeps his attention.

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                                        5.0

                                        I WOULD BUY THIS PRODUCT AGAIN AND AGAIN

                                        By NAMAPATTY

                                        from Columbiana ohio

                                        Verified Buyer

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                                              Comments about LeapFrog Learning Game: Mr. Pencil Saves Doodleburg (for LeapPad Tablets and LeapsterGS):

                                              The item was bought for a 6 year old grandson,who likes to think and do the work on his Leapster to learn and better himself in school.Our little guy can do the games,do letters and learning to count and add and subtract.I see Nothing at all wrong with the Leapster,and hope they continue to make the cartridges for this game so more children can learn,we also have his 2 yr.old sister who is interested in the Leapster and she loves it too.More educational stuff would be awesome.

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                                              • No

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