<blockquote><b>Quoting snglemama:</b>" not sure... I have a 3 year old and wondered too. I got lucky and got her a leapster 2 at walmart ... [snip!] ... for $20 (instead of $57) so I was happy with that. anything made by leap frog company is really great though IMO"</blockquote>
We got my daughter a Leap Pad and ended up taking it back. I knew that you had to buy apps for it and figured that they would be around $5 or so. They were $20+ an app! I didn't think it was all that great of a learning toy myself. I just let her use my iPod.