Although my daughter is 3, she loves to learn. She knows her numbers, alphabet, and more. So when she was dead set on getting the Leap Frog Hasbro My Little Pony Leap Pad Game, I was hesitant because it was for ages 5 to 8. However, I decided to go ahead and let her get it. Worse case scenario, she has to wait a little while to use it.
My daughter likes the game, but there are parts that are above her skill level. I love that even though some of the game is a little above her current knowledge, it doesn't prevent her from trying. Due to this, I can see 4 years old having no problems. Plus the difficulty can increase as they grow.
There are plenty of activities in the game to play. My daughter enjoys the activity that involves counting and parts of a whole where she is required to pack the saddles so that the Pony is balanced during flight. Another favorite activity she enjoys is counting the apples and determining what apple color will fall next. There are plenty of activities for those not ready for multiplication. Plus there are ways to get upgrades in the game for even more variations.
I think My Little Pony Friendship is Magic is a really cute game. It teaches a variety of mathematical skills including: counting, addition, subtraction, multiplication, parts of a whole, probability, and percentages. It engages the child while still being educational and fun.
The My Little Pony Friendship is Magic game is available on multiple devices including: Leap Pad Ultra, Leap Pad 2, Leap Pad 1, Leapster GS and Leapster Explorer. Plus it is available both as a digital download and as a cartridge. However, the downloadable content varies depending upon the device. For Leap Pad Ultra it requires 135 MB of space, while all other devices only require 36 MB.
Overall I highly recommend the Leap Frog Hasbro My Little Pony Friendship is Magic. It can be played on multiple devices and is available as both digital content and a cartridge. Plus it is educational, fun to play, and teaches a variety of mathematical content while still engaging your child.