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Tablet Wars?

Will the LeapPad Explorer 2 be the Toy of the Year or will the Vtech Innotab 2 beat them to the title?

Every year there is always one toy that stands out, it’s the one everyone wants and is mentioned on countless lists that are sent to Santa.

Last year saw the introduction of tablets for kids and everyone was desperate to get hold one.   Demand more than outstripped stocks seeing parent searching the internet for that elusive must have gift

2012 has seen the release of both the Leapfrog LeapPad Explorer 2 and the Vtech Innotab 2.

For those parents who scurried madly to find these tablets in time for Christmas 2011 what additions would encourage them to buy the latest versions of last year’s

Leapfrog LeapPad Explorer 2

Leapfrog say of the LeapPad Explorer 2 – The No.1 learning tablet just got better!

“LeapPad2 inspires children to create and explore with front-and-back cameras and video recorders, 4GB of memory, a faster processor and a library of 150+ game cartridges and downloadable apps.** Unlock your child’s imagination and potential with eBooks, videos, music, creativity studios, games and more!”

Vtech Innotab 2

While Vtech say of the Innotab 2 – Innotab the learning app tablet

InnoTab 2 is a multi-media learning handheld combining educational games, fun activities and e-books on a multi-functional touch-screen tablet. Children can develop core skills in reading, spelling, maths, logic and creativity with the many included activities”.

Now also includes a rotating self-portrait camera and microphone for enhanced game play. Plus parents can download additional games and learning apps from their computer”

Both of these wonderful learning tablets have front and back cameras, loads of fun and educational activities and apps.

The question has to be which of these, if any, will you be buying for your child this Christmas?

Do you feel that to spend another £80+ on something they already have, all be it an upgraded version, when there are so many other toys and learning games that they also want.

Were you  thinking about  getting your child a camera for Christmas which would probably cost as much as either of the two tablets which now have included a camera in their upgrades?

Or, following on from Chris Hoy’s London 2012 Olympics success  are you hoping to encourage them into some outdoor activities and get them a new bicycle?

We can all surmise about what our kids will find  under their christmas tree on Christmas morning but the only one who really knows what 2012’s top toy will be, is the man himself, Santa, and  he’s not going to tell anyone!

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