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Are You Giving Your Kids the Best Apps and e-Games? Interview with with Dr. LeVos


With so much technology available just a click away, choosing the best, most educational apps and e-games for children can be tricky to navigate for any parent.  How can a parent be sure that their choices are most educational?  What criteria should parents consider before buying?  Is free better than paid?

I recently had the chance to send over questions for a interview with with Dr. LeVos who answered a few of my questions that I have been wondering about! Below you can see her answering my questions!

As the math and science development expert of LeapFrog’s Learning Team, Jody 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. She earned her doctorate in developmental psychology (specializing in mathematical and cognitive development) at the University of Alberta, in Canada.

*A product was provided. This interview opportunity is sponsored by LeapFrog.

About the Author

Amanda Acuña an influential Mom Blogger. She created MommyMandy as an online resource to the parenting community. She is married to her high school sweetheart and has three daughters, ages 15,12, 6 and a son who is 2. They currently reside in Texas.

55 Responses to “Are You Giving Your Kids the Best Apps and e-Games? Interview with with Dr. LeVos”

  1. Christina Marie says:

    It sounds like Leap Frog takes education very seriously. That’s good to know. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Sandy VanHoey says:

    I really love the educational toys and one of my grandchildren has many of them. He is really into anything with science and has some of their products

  3. rod jackson says:

    I like Leap’s commitment to education. They are innovators in the industry.

  4. Rebecca Parsons says:

    I like to read when someone has experience with kids is a part of developing products for kids.

  5. Amy Pugmire says:

    My kids have wanted a leappad forever! I support and love learning toys! Leapfrog makes amazing products!

  6. Great interview! We love Leapfrog and own many of their products!

  7. HilLesha says:

    LeapFrog is a really great brand! Their products are fun and educational.

  8. WOW! That video covered it all and its definitely what my kids would show me in order to convince me they needed a leap pad ultra!

  9. Maria Malaveci says:

    Thank you so much for this. I am always doing searches to try and find the best apps for my kids! I love Leapster! and my kids do too.

  10. I love all the learning games at Leap Frog.

  11. Tracy Jones says:

    LeapFrog has some of the best learning toys…at least I feel they do.

  12. Stacey B says:

    It’s good to know more about the people who are designing the games, and I see they’re truly more than qualified.

  13. Stephanie Larison says:

    I’ve been looking into these lately for my daughter, she loves to learn and games seem to keep her attention best right now. It’s a win-win!

  14. latanya says:

    I love Leap Frog products and I think they are great learning tools for children of all ages.

  15. April says:

    I love leapfrog and think they have some great educational toys. This just affirms how i have felt about them all along.

  16. Jessica Fletcher says:

    I love leap frog! Only complaint I have is one of her alphabet toys says X is for exit… Hmmmmm

  17. Elena says:

    We love LeapFrog products. They are fun and educational

  18. Devon F says:

    Thanks for sharing! We like learning with Leap Frog

  19. Cynthia C says:

    It’s nice to know that LeapFrog has a sound educational foundation.

  20. Lisa Brown says:

    leapfrog does make learning products. all our kids love them.

  21. julie says:

    leapfrog has the beat learning toys, we have a few of them

  22. Cheryl F. says:

    I’ve always read great reviews about LeapFrog products.

  23. Cynthia R says:

    i actually don’t have kids but I know a lot of parents who could use this information.

  24. courtney b says:

    i like abc mouse- its educational and fun too !

  25. Katie Sexton says:

    we enjoy sharing Leap Frog products with our kids, great post thanks for sharing!

  26. Merry says:

    I think Leap Frog products are very educational for kids. They make learning fun!

  27. Autum says:

    I am always trying to find good apps for my children to play and learn with. Leap Frog seems to be an innovator when it comes to great learning games and such so they always come to mind first when I’m looking for such stuff. Thanks for the interview.

  28. Jill Myrick says:

    Leap frog has been a favorite in our home every since my oldest son was little.
    I have always felt that my children have learned from every Leap Frog product that I have ever purchased.


  29. Desiree H says:

    Yes I think it is a better idea to give your children educational toys instead of just hand them an ipad and let them play candy crush. haha.
    Thanks for the review!

  30. Gianna says:

    My kids love to have fun while learning. It helps them remember better.

  31. Karen Glatt says:

    Instead of playing video games all day, it is really good for kids to play educational games because this really helps with learning. My nephew has Leap frog products and he really enjoys using them to learn.

  32. Tara says:

    I love that LeapFrog has so many fun educational games. It is great that kids actually want to play with these toys.

  33. Steve Kuntz says:

    Would love to give my daughter a leapfrog.

  34. rebecca norton says:

    i just love all of there products and these are so much fun and will help my kids learn

  35. Kimberly Schotz says:

    I feel good when purchasing Leap Frog products. I know i am getting my granddaughter something educational and fun.

  36. Sarah L says:

    Leap Frog takes learning seriously, but makes it fun for kids.

  37. Heidi says:

    Thanks for sharing this! A Leap Pad is the only technology my six-year-old owns 🙂

  38. Rebecca Parsons says:

    When a parent has a hand in the creative part of a toy it brings to it a real personalized feeling.. Who better to know what a child likes than a parent.

  39. Lisa Garner says:

    I’m really impressed with all the science that Leap Frog puts behind their educational toys to make them truly educational.

  40. Debbie says:

    Good advice was given on how to choose age appropriate games and apps for kids. Technology is a part of our everyday life,but we can’t forget kids still need to physically read from a book and play board games.

  41. Carla C says:

    I have used Leap Frog with all of my children from about 6 months of age until currently. We LOVE their products and they are priced good as well

  42. Joy Q says:

    I love giving the kids educational toys. Anything that will make learning fun is a big plus to me.

  43. Thomas Murphy says:

    My kids love Leap frog!

  44. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    My niece really wants one of these. I’m so glad they offer a lot of different apps!

  45. Dawn Monroe says:

    I love it when you can trick them into learning by having fun.

  46. April G says:

    I think it’s wonderful that LeapFrog is interested in providing educational content instead of simply entertainment for children!

  47. Kim Henrichs says:

    LeapFrog makes really great products! if they are playing games, it might as well be educational!

  48. meredith says:

    Such a good idea to have educational toys to help my kids with math!

  49. Mya Murphy says:

    I’m sorry, but I’m NOT a huge fan of electronics for learning. I was a straight A student and used books. Do they exist anymore? Jeez!!

  50. scott amoroso says:

    my kids need one of those leap frog things!

  51. Julie says:

    Would have been great to have when my kids were younger buying for my grandkids

  52. Beth Klocinski says:

    I love Leep Frog and so do the kids

  53. Karen Glatt says:

    Leap Frog is the best learning app on the market and it keeps kids busy learning by making it fun. Great product to own and give for Christmas.


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