As a homeschooling Mom, I am all about products that make learning fun. As typical four and five year olds, Mister and Sister are all about products and gadgets that are technology based. While we do place limits on their technology time, we do also encourage their learning through technology. Which is where LeapReader comes into play. We recently had the opportunity to have a LeapReader party, made possible by LeapFrog and MomSelect.
LeapReader is a complete learn-to-read-and-write solution. It encourages kids to learn with a growing library of 150+ interactive books, writing activities and audio books, songs and trivia challenges. Here’s a look at what was in our party pack!
As we all know, reading and writing are foundational to academic success and we can help our kids establish a firm foundation in reading and writing, by encouraging them to practice reading and writing together and practice them often.
We invited friends over for the learning fun, where we served lunch and then got to reading. The kids absolutely loved the LeapReader. They loved the LeapFrog Disney-Pixar Monsters University 3D book! Of course, we Moms had to check out the 3D glasses as well.
The LeapReader really is an all-inclusive solution that promotes literacy through learning to read by sounding out words, reading sentences, and playing games/puzzles that are reading based; learning to write with interactive guidance while practicing letters and numbers on MESS FREE writing paper; and promotes learning through listening to audio books, fun songs, and trivia challenges to build comprehension and vocabulary.
Did you see the MESS FREE writing paper part? Oh, yeah!
We were already big fans of LeapFrog products in our house, and have a modest collection of LeapFrog Learning DVDs. When Sister saw that the LeapReader Talking Words Factory coordinates with her LeapFrog Talking Words Factory DVD, she started jumping and down singing, “Mommy, mommy, we’ve got that movie!!!” She was leaping excited, to put it mildly!
For the last few months, Sister had rebelled against learning to read, going as far as telling me that she doesn’t want to learn to read because if she did her brother wouldn’t read to her anymore. And if Sister is anything, she is determined. Once she makes her mind up, she is the only one that is going to change it. Thankfully, between LeapReader and the fun she has in our homeschool co-op, she is starting to change her mind! Her confidence in her own ability to learn to read has definitely been boosted!
The LeapReader retails for $49.99 and is great for kids ages 4 to 8 years old.
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***LeapFrog products received to facilitate this post and the LeapReader Party. All opinions are my own.***