I’m not an early adopter when it comes to technology. (Right. Insert jokes about my VCR here.) Mainly because technology takes more money than I usually have at my disposal. So you won’t be surprised to learn that I had never actually touched an iPad until a few months ago.

After Easter dinner Annalyn and I settled in my cousin’s living room, where she (we) discovered my cousin’s iPad. Annalyn was fascinated and spent the rest of the afternoon playing with it.

Since then, I’ve been trying to convince Mark that we need – no, really, need – one of those, but he’s having none of it.

Flash forward to last week, when I opened a package with Annalyn, and she gasped – Literally. I am not exaggerating one bit! – “WOW! My very own?!?!” Clearly, she was excited to receive her new toy.

The LeapFrog My Own Story Time Pad offers personalized play, stories and activities on a tablet just for little learners. Kids (age 2-4) can watch fun animations and listen to stories, emails and music, while parents can personalize the tablet with their child’s name, favorites, customized “emails” from family and a music playlist. My Own Story Time Pad comes pre-loaded with one story, one email, and three songs, and it holds up to five stories, 10 songs and three emails at a time.

Annalyn loves playing “computer” (“I’m checking my email, Mom.”) when I’m working on the computer, but she’d really outgrown the toddler toy computer she’s had since she was two. My Own Story Time Pad is a perfect step up for her (and, let’s face it, anything new is always fascinating for kids!), and she has hardly put it down since we opened that box last week!

I do wish we could hook headphones up to the tablet, but at least it has two volume levels. And, to be honest, the songs really are kind of catchy. (Or, at least, different than the same old songs on her old toys!) I also love how – just like grown-up tablets (ahem, husband!) – My Own Story Time Pad has a slim profile and travels easily.

Thank you to LeapFrog for sponsoring this review. While LeapFrog provided the product to me for this review, the opinions I’ve expressed here are solely my own and represent my honest point of view.

Do your kids have more tech toys than you do? Do you (or your kids) have tablet? (Do you LOVE it? Do I REALLY need one?)

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