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LeapFrog LeapReader – A Review

LeapReader Review preschooler 2

We bought Caitlyn the LeapReader for her third birthday last year. I did not give it to her at the time, as I felt she was too young. I recently started giving her the LeapReader to play with and this is how it has been going.

LerapFrog LeapReader: What does it do?

The LeapReader is an electronic pen, that is used in conjunction with LeapReader books. The tip of the pen has a sensor, and when it touches a word or an icon on a page it can read the whole page or sound out the word.  This can help a child learn to read and can also be used for tracing to help a child with learning to write.

Who is it for?

The leap reader is targeted at kids aged 4 to 8. Caitlyn is two months shy of four and she is enjoying it.

We started by sitting with her and showing her how it works. It is really easy to use and she caught on very quickly. The LeapReader comes with a sample LeapReader book and there are a few sample of stories included.

What made the LeapReader really fun and useful:

What we did not like

What did we not like? Hmm….

Although the leap reader came in at around R 800 on takealot. The LeapReader books that you are required to buy with the LeapReader is at least R 200 – R 350 each, this can add up and can be quite costly if you want to buy a couple of these books.

In closing

This is a fun and educational toy for young kids, and enhances learning.  I would definitely recommend it for this age group. In my opinion, the LeapReader is a good learning system that can complement (not replace) normal learning to read and write activities.



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