Product Type: LeapFrog Child Development
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LeapFrog Tag Reading System
Member Name: Charlotte6483
LeapFrog Tag Reading System
Advantages: Great learning tool. Keeps children entertained
Disadvantages: Requires internet connection to set up. Batteries run low quite quickly
Birthdays are always a struggle when it comes to my 4 year old daughter.
She already has an ample size box of toys, that she rarely ventures through. She is currently an only child, but she prefers to sit and play with her toys with other children, so it's a real task finding something that can keep her occupied when she is playing by herself.
Lydia has just completed her first year in nursery at a foundation school, where she has been introduced to the world of phonics, more and more, over the last year. She has taken a great interest in this subject, which is brilliant, as it is going to be such an important tool in her learning to read and write.
When I came across the 'Tag reading System', in pink, in toys-r-us, I thought it the perfect gift for Lydia to help improve her learning and phonics skills, whilst keeping her entertained.
The Tag reading system comes with an interactive pen, which is available in pink or green, to suits your child's personality. The pen works alongside various 'Tag' interactive books and maps and writing books, when linked with to them via the computer and using internet connection.
There are various types of interactive 'Tag' books available, including 'storybooks', which allow children to read a full story from the interactive book, either word by word, by hovering the 'Tag' pen over each word in turn, or a page at a time.
These books also include various activities on each page, which the children can choose to play and take part in by a list of symbols at the bottom of each page.
There are learn to write books, which allows the child to get used to pencil control, using the 'Tag' pen, and become familiar with tracing various letters. It will also tell them if they are doing it correctly, so they know when to try and improve.
There are 'early readers' books, which are really bring the phonics side of things into play. Allowing the child to segment the sounds in each word, to help them learn how to sound out words and essentially, learn to read. The 'early readers' books, have an English accent, as oppose to an American accent, which is very important when it comes to English spoken children learning letters and words phonetically.
I did think the linking of the books to the 'Tag' pen, via the computer, would be a little tricky, But it was really quite simple. The 'Tag' reading system comes with a USB cable which you simply attach to the pen in one end and into a computer with internet connection, at the other end. This then brings up a step by step guide to linking your 'Tag' to your computer and being able to link the various interactive books you have bought, to the pen.
You can also use the USB to plug the 'Tag' pen into the computer and see your child's progress and skills they are developing through play, by viewing their learning path, online.
Obviously, from what I have already mentioned, this product requires you to have internet connection for set up, and it's a good idea to link the product to the computer before giving it to the child as a gift, so they can start using it immediately. But once that is done initially, you can take it everywhere with you, to keep your child entertained.
'Tag' reading system is available in pink or green to suit your child or they're gender.
'Tag's RRP is £29.99 but it is available on Amazon for £22.49. The coordinating books RRP at £12.99 each but at Argos there is a deal of buy one get one half price.
Summary: Start your child's learning path today
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