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My little boy got this for his 2nd birthday in November. I brought the tag junior reading system along with a bunch of other books and this carry case as i wanted to keep all of his books together and safe and also so that he could take it with him if he goes to his nanny's for the weekend as he loves his books. I saw this bag being advertised on amazon for £15 which i considered to be a lot for what is just a child's bag. I managed to pick up one brand new on Ebay for the bargain price of £3.49 which i was happy to pay.
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The bag looks a very good and suitable size at just over 11inches long at the longest point and 7inches high (not including the handle). The bag looks adorably cute and is in the shape of a little house, mainly green with white & orange detailing, displaying a front door, door handle, window and toadstools. The sides and back of the bag are plain green. There is a carry handle and a handle on the zip to make it easier for little ones.
It has a quilted feel so it feels very strong and durable, I don't see it breaking anytime soon, even though its carried around daily. It isn't suitable for machine washing, but the care label advises that it can be wiped over with a clean damp cloth....how that's going to keep the white fabric looking white I don't know!
The bag is very padded so the items are secure and packed well. On the inside the bag is green and there are 2 compartments, 1 for the tag junior and 1 for the books. Reading online it stated that the bag held 5 books, but once the tag junior is inside the bag it makes the book section quite a tight fit.
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Oscar loved using this bag, he likes to organise things (his teddy's sit a certain way in his cot, he lines his toy cars up etc). So as soon as Oscar got his books and bag he started putting the books into the bag and carrying around. Normally he puts things into his Disney Cars backpack but that's quite bigger than this so not as easy to carry. He could carry this bag with ease.
The summary of the bag states that it holds 5 books but as said above, with the tag junior also in the bag it does make it a tight fit and then my little boy struggles to get the books out of the bag and was getting frustrated then having to ask for help which he doesn't like to do as being that age he thinks he's quite independent and can do everything himself. So we have left it at 4 books. He can easily open the double zip with no help at all, and finds the while thing much easier to use with only 4 books and the tag reader.
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The bag itself is a very good idea, Oscar can bring some books and the tag junior into the living room using his bag, or take the set to nanny's without needing me to carry it, it helps give him a little independence that he can store and carry his own belongings and get in and out of the bag by himself, it also has the added bonus of being very cute but also unisex, as most bags I see tend to be more girly.
The tag junior itself only holds aprox 4 books due to the memory so the bag seems ok for that and is great for carrying the 4 books to the car and for car journeys etc. But it doesn't hold as many as the summary states, sure its only 1 book but holding 5 books would be ideal because if you can have smaller books on the tag junior that take up less memory you can actually fit 5 books on there.
We have left it at 4 books because as I aid above, when the tag junior is also in the bag it makes it a very tight fit, and even I struggle to remove one of the books, I've tried to get Oscar to remove the tag junior first but as with most 2 year olds, he's quite set already in thinking everything has to be done his way.
Oscar now has quite a few books and flash cards so we alternate what's on the tag junior then obviously what's in the bag, so its certainly ideal for helping Oscar get his books and tag junior around with no help needed from me.
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The fact that my little boy struggles with getting his books in and out while its holding 5 books really bugs me. The tag junior and books are so simple to use that my little boy can go to his unit, grab the set and easily get started by himself, with no help at all, so him needing help to access the bits really hinders it. Like said above, I have removed an extra book, just so that he can grab it by himself and get started. But that means the bag isn't 100% doing what is advertised.
I'm probably being picky over the space for 1 book, but while giving my thoughts this was 1 of them.
I wouldn't pay over £8 for this bag as I'm now on the hunt for a messenger type bag to keep everything together while at home. It is very cute to look at though and makes it easy for my little boy to get his 4 books and tag junior around.
I bought my daughter the Tag Junior system for Christmas as well as some books so I decided to get the carry case too so it could all be kept together. This cost me £9.99 on Amazon you can also get it in Toys R Us but they wanted £14.99 for it.
The case in the shape of a house. It has a door and a window painted on the front as well as some flowers. It is made from a canvas type material and is coloured in green and white with orange writing saying Tag Junior. The top of the bag has two zips one each side which can be opened by pulling a tab which opens them both together. This is ideal for younger children as it means they can get into the bag.
Inside the bag are two sections a small square which is padded to put the reader inside and the other section of the case is rectangular shaped to fit books in. This section holds 5 books at a time which is ideal for us as we only have 5 books. The inside of the case is very well padded all around. So even if it is dropped the contents will be kept well padded. It also has a padded divider between the books and the reader is very well padded too so it'll stop the books which are board books from sliding up and hitting the reader.
The bag has a sturdy handle on the top which allows your child to transport the reader and books around. The only thing is whenthe case is full ot is quite heavy and my two year old daughter struggles to lift it. But it is a useful case to take the books with us on the go. We have used it to take the books on holidays and to take them to relatives when we visit.
Overall this is a good case it's useful to keep the bits and pieces together and keep them safe. My only negative is the cost at full price its expensive for what it is.
We bought the Tag Junior system for our eldest daughter when she was little and we have over the last few months started using it with our younger daughter. Emily our younger daughter has really taken to the system and she generally likes to take it to her Grandas with her when I am at work so we decided to get the storage case for it to make it easier.
The case for the system costs around £10 but we were lucky enough that someone was selling one on one of the Facebook selling pages and it only cost us £3 which I think was a bargain especially as it has barely been used. As I bought this item second hand I cannot comment on what packaging it came with.
The case is designed to look like a house which I guess is because it houses the system, the roof of the house is the usual green colour that you associate with Leapfrog and the main part of the house is white in colour. The door and window of the house are outlined in green and then there are some green and yellow what look like toadstools on the bottom and finally the Leapfrog name in yellow.
On the top of the case there are two zips which open either way down the sides of the case opening it up widely, there are two different compartments inside the case one side is for the books to go into and one side is for he actual reader to go into, we have found that you can easily manage to have a spare set of batteries in there too.
The system can hold up to five books in it's memory however the case can actually only hold four books which does seem a little bit of a design flaw to me although Emily doesn't care she just plays with whatever books are there for her.
The case is pretty durable and the material it's made of is quite thick to protect the system inside although the system itself is really durable too and ours has been dropped many times. The case is not big enough for use with the next stage in the Leapfrog Tag system as the books for the next stage are too big so if Emily is as keen on the second stage when she gets to it we may end up buying the next stage case.
I find the case is really great as it is easy for my daughter to take with her to her Grandas and if we are going out as a family it can be popped into the changing bag and then she has something with us to amuse her. I think the case would be worth £10 and obviously I got a bargain, it is easy to keep clean as it just takes a quick wipe over and the books fit in nicely so my little girl can manage to get them in and out herself. This is a really good storage case.
My daughter received a Leapfrog Tag Junior reading system for Christmas last year. When I purchased the reading system I did look at purchasing the storage case that goes with it too but for £10 thought we could get away without one. My daughters nan ended up buying the case when she went to stay with her as she wanted to keep the system and the books altogether.
The storage case is an official Leapfrog product and designed specifically for the Tag Junior reading system and books. Please be aware that this case is too small to hold the books for the older Tag reading system. The case is simply packaged with a cardboard sleeve around the edge with the Leapfrog branding and product information.
The case is the normal green colour you associate with Leapfrog and their branding. It has the design of a house on the front, I'm not really sure why but it looks good all the same. On the top of the case there is a carry handle and two zips that pull down both sides and open the top of the case right up. Inside there are two compartments, one larger one for the books to sit side by side and another for the reading system.
The case can fit four of the thicker Tag Junior books inside without a problem. I would have preferred if the case could hold five books as the reading system only has space for the audio to five books and keeping these five books in the case with the reading system would be so much easier as my daughter now has more than five books but she can't read all of them as the reading system doesn't hold the audio to all of them at the same time. Keeping the books that the reading system has the audio to in the case would have made things a lot easier.
The material of the case has an almost padded feeling to it which is essential for toddlers, as the Tag Junior reading system is recommended for toddlers from 12 months old it is inevitable that it is going to get bashed around to some degree. The padding keeps everything safe and although my daughter hasn't dropped the case much, everything inside is as good as new. We've also had food smeared into the case and a wipe with a damp cloth is enough to clean it without a problem.
The Leapfrog Tag Junior storage case can be purchased for around £10 from a number of different retailers such as Amazon and Tesco.
I'd definitely recommend this Leapfrog storage case if you are after somewhere to keep the books and reading system together. However, the fact that it only holds four books is a bit of a pain as the reading system holds audio for five books and it would be nice to keep them altogether. The quality of the case is great and the padded aspect is ideal for toddlers.
Use the adorable Tag Junior Storage Case to house your child's Tag Junior Book Pal and up to four books! The Storage Case is a compact design with a zip fastening and carry handle, perfect for learning on the go. The Tag bag features a cute house shape which can turn tidy up time into a game of pretend play. The Tag Junior Storage Case is a great place to keep your Tag Junior Reading System.