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This is a review and giveaway of the LeapFrog LeapStart Interactive System
When you have a child in Prep/Foundation, it’s usually one of those times where you get to see the magic moments. Do you know the ones I mean? When their face lights up because they read an entire book on their own? How about when they realise they don’t need to ask you what that sign says because they can read it themselves? It’ll happen for all children at different points in time, and some will need more support and time than others, but all children will find their own magic moments and they are so fun to witness…now that I’m a parent, I have found watching magic moments happen to my own, even more special!
Mr T has found his reading mojo through the Fly Guy series. He has 3 of the books so far, and I’ve got a couple stashed away for his birthday and Christmas. Before these books, he was pretty certain he couldn’t read anything without help.
It’s especially tricky, in anxious children to motivate them to make the switch from reading with you, to reading ON THEIR OWN. You don’t want to ever pressure them, but you also want to gently build their confidence. It’s a fine line to tread for kids who might run the other way and choose not to pick up a book at home for months, simply because it’s “too hard”
We’ve found the perfect thing to build this kind of reading independence. It’s interactive without being a screen (hard to find these days!) and it has turned our 5 year old into a kid who is in the corner reading.
THE LEAPSTART INTERACTIVE SYSTEM
How Does it Work?
The Leapstart Interactive System opens to contain books children can interact with using the stylus pen attached. The books are really detailed, with both basic and advanced games on each page to encourage fun and comprehension while reading!
The device itself is book-like so it folds up when not in use. It’s easy to take in the car or on the go and children can plug in headphones while travelling or feeling the urge to read in a noisy environment!
What are The Pros?
There’s some big pros of the Leapstart interactive system, and if you’re sick of your children doing all their learning through screens, then this is an excellent option. The pros of the Leapstart system include:
- It’s actual reading as opposed to just tapping of a screen
- It encourages independence
- It is thorough and full of specific teaching and learning experiences
- It would be an excellent tool in primary schools for reading groups
What Should You be Mindful Of?
- Buying the books could get costly over time (but it’s worth it)
- It runs on batteries
LeapStart Interactive Learning System (for 2-7 years), RRP $79.95
is available in September from Big W, Toys R Us and selected
**WIN YOUR OWN LEAPSTART INTERACTIVE SYSTEM!**
1x LeapStart Interactive Learning System
1x Learn to Read 6-book pack
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