We were recently sent a pair of LeapFrog Leapreaders to test out. H is desperate to learn to read and write, but G is a little less keen, so I’m always looking for fun and interesting ways to keep him engaged. This is the perfect tool for that.
The Leapreader looks something like a big chunky pen. You use it with the books available to buy separately and when you touch it to the pages, it speaks as if by magic. Depending on the book, it either reads to you, tells you what different points of the pictures are or encouraging you to trace letter and number shapes.
We’ve loved the fact that it gives kids independence in their learning journey. We read together every evening, but this is such a clever way for them to feel like they are really grown up, reading books to themselves.
There are over 150 books available to use with the Leapreader, we’ve just ordered some more and can’t wait for them to arrive to try out.
Seeing how different my two little ones are makes me realise that all kids learn in different ways, but a technology gadget they can use themselves really does hold their interest and attention.
You can use the Leapreader with headphones, particularly useful when we have two going at the same time! It’s rechargeable using the USB cable supplied.
It’s clear that a vast amount of research has gone into designing the Leapreader and accompanying books, it seems very intuitive to how children learn, play and ‘read’. We’re very much looking forward to using them more and discovering new books with them.
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Disclosure: We were provided with Leapreaders in return for this post, as always, all opinions are my own and truthful.
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