For the last month we have been trying to find a time to get friends together so we could open a “special” box sent to us from LeapFrog and MommyParty to host a party. Well, last Monday was that day and boy did we have fun with our box of LeapReader party fun!
“LeapReader is the complete learn-to-read-and-write solution that combines tree essential literacy skills: reading, writing, and listening. LeapReader is designed to enhance vocabulary development and reading comprehension to help children become confident, independent readers and writers!”
The kiddos at the party, who were all at different reading levels, seemed to really enjoy the LeapReader. Each child was able to choose how they used the LeapReader to read the stories. Depending on their level they could have it read each page for them all the way to sounding out every word at their speed. With a LeapReader they were not only able to bring books to life and read them on their own, but they were able to play games or answer questions about the story within the pages. The kiddos loved playing the games, of course!
The LeapReader did more than just read stories, though. They were also able to practice writing with the LeapReader writing notebooks were they were able to trace letters and actually write on special trace paper that showed their writing as they did it even though the LeapReader itself does not actually have a pen/pencil end. My kiddos thought it was magic!
Along with the books and writing notebooks we were also able to try out the Talking Words Factory Flash Cards where they could mix and match letters to build more than 100 words featuring short vowel sounds all with the help of the LeapReader. And as a bonus addition, the LeapReader plays music, which the girls really enjoyed. As soon as the girls discovered the LeapFrog Learning Songs, that were designed to teach the alphabet, vowels, rhyming and phonics skills, they were giggling and dancing away to the upbeat music.
We had a lot of fun sharing the LeapReader with our friends and even after the party was over I keep finding my kiddos sneaking off with it to read on their own…gotta love that!
From a parent’s view, I thought it was neat how all they children of varying ages were able to experience the same book and different levels. I loved the idea that they were able to practice real writing without having to worry about them coloring on anything other than the worksheets, although I wish the worksheets were reusable. I can see my daughter going through all of them quickly with her excitement. And another feature that I really appreciated about the LeapReader is that it is rechargeable via USB port, which is nice because I would have to replace the batteries daily, if they weren’t rechargeable! You can charge the battery via your computer or your a phone charger in the wall that has a USB port.
If you have not experienced a LeapReader here is a little snippet of it in action:
*I received free LeapFrog products in order to host the LeapFrog sponsored MommyParty. The opinions expressed here are my own.