LeapFrog has some pretty incredible products out. I recently received the LeapFrog’s Tag System including the Interactive World Map and the LeapPad Explorer Learning Tablet to review and host a party around. Before the party ever happened, it was very clear which item was the biggest hit with my boys. Can you guess? If you guessed the LeapPad Explorer, you’d be correct!
Now, we aren’t really a techy kind of family so other than the computer and internet our boys don’t get exposure to much else unless its playing the Wii or something at friends or at Giant Eagle’s Little Eagle’s Nest. That sure didn’t hinder them from figuring things out on their own with the LeapPad Explorer. My 7 yr old was taking pictures and videos and playing games on his own. My 5 yr old played with it too but I don’t think as much as the oldest.
The Tag System (see the green “pen” in the picture and the books?)- the “pen” will “read” the words to the child when the child mouses the “pen” over the word. The Interactive World Map also reads words to you as you touch places on it. We haven’t used those items much yet but I plan to use them to help Jack learn to read and to teach the boys more about the world in our homeschooling the continents. The Map is “Jumbo” sized at 35″ x 20″ , 2-sided and has over 30 activities!
“99% of teachers recommend Tag! Based on a 2010 survey conducted by LeapFrog of U.S. teachers participating in its Tag Kindergarten Program who received Tag Reading Systems from LeapFrog for use in their classrooms.”
Some of the key skills the LeapFrog TAG Reading System helps develop are vocabulary, phonic skills, word recognition, book and print basics and phonological awareness. You can find LeapFrog products at LeapFrog.com, Target, Walmart, Amazon.com, Kmart, Barnes and Noble, Toys R Us and Best Buy.
LeapFrog’s Interactive World Map is geared for ages 4-8 years, the Tag Reading System is for prek-kindergarten and the LeapPad Explorer for ages 4-9.
Oh and as for the party, well, between families canceling due to illness and the date not working for others it was just me and my friend Allie (and my kids). But it was still good 😉
I look forward to having all of these products to use for homeschooling my boys!
*I received all my LeapFrog products plus coupons for free in order to host a Learn, Create, and Share Party. All opinions are my own!
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Slightly “jealous” of your swag… we LOVE LeapFrog at our house! We have one TAG system, lots of TAG books, the ClickStart computer system, and lots of the DVDs. Enjoy it!!