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LeapPad2 wins nearly two dozen awards worldwide

EMERYVILLE, Calif. — The LeapPad2 has received 20 awards from U.S. organizations that include Dr. Toy, Oppenheim Toy Portfolio, Parents' Choice Foundation and Time to Play, as well as key awards in the U.K. and Canada, according to LeapFrog Enterprises. It has been selected as a top toy by more children, parenting and industry experts and retailers than any other kid’s tablet, rendering it the most recognized kid's tablet of the year leading into the holiday season.

"LeapPad2 is an exceptional kid's tablet and we are very proud of the positive recognition it has received around the world," said John Barbour, CEO at LeapFrog. "Last year we launched LeapPad1, the hottest kid's product of the year and most sought-after toy during the holidays, and we are doing it again this year with LeapPad2. With hours of learning fun for kids and a library filled with top-quality educational entertainment designed and approved by our team of educational experts, kids, parents, educators and industry veterans all agree that LeapPad2 is the best educational product to hit the market this year."

Since its launch in Aug., LeapPad2 has been in high demand and has proven to be one of the hottest items for children this year.

LeapPad2 has topped respected industry lists including Time to Play's "Most Wanted" holiday list and The Toy Insider's "Hot 20" list. It was also named on all major retailer holiday lists, such as Toys"R"Us' "Fabulous 15," Walmart's "Top 20," Kmart's "Fab 15" and Amazon's Holiday Toy List.

Some of the U.S. awards it has nabbed include "10 Best Children's Software/Hi Tech," Dr. Toy; "100 Best Children's Products," Dr. Toy; "Gold Winner," National Parenting Publication Awards; "Platinum Award," Oppenheim Toy Portfolio; "Preschool Toy of the Year," Parents Magazine; and "Recommended Award," Parents' Choice Foundation.

International recognition includes "Best Bet Awards," Canadian Toy Testing Council; "Bronze Award for Best Electronic Toy," Independent Toy Awards (U.K.); "Overall Winner and Electronic Toy," Mums Choice Awards (U.K.); "Gold Award Electronic Toys and New Technology," Practical Preschool Awards (U.K.); "Overall Winner for Electronic Toy," Rainbow Awards (U.K.); and "Overall Winner for Best Electronic Toy," Toy Talk (U.K.).

LeapPad2 is recommended for children 3-9 years.

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