Well it’s a sad day for me. I’m a pretty big fan of LeapFrog toys, but I’ve come across my first LeapFrog toy that has left me disappointed. We recently bought the LeapFrog ClickStart for my 3 year old. I was so excited. The problem is that once we opened it up and started using it, I found the mouse to be difficult to control. The keyboard responded just fine, but the mouse just would not do what it was supposed to do. I tried using it with brand new batteries, on the mouse pad provided, and on other surfaces to see if anything would help — and nothing did. I’m sad to say that I’m returning the ClickStart.
The ClickStart gets mostly positive reviews on Amazon, but after my problems with this toy, I did go back and notice some of the other comments had problems with the mouse also. So I don’t think that this mouse issue is unique to me, but certainly there are many people out there who love this toy, but for us, it’s in the “to be returned” pile.
If you are looking for a LeapFrog learning toy for kids this age, I still really like the LeapFrog Tag Jr. We bought the Tag Jr. and several of the books last year and it has been a great toy for our 3 year old. One great thing about this toy is that the kids play with it at home and it’s also great toy to keep in the car when traveling. Here you can see my list of the Most Popular LeapFrog Tag Jr. Books.