The LeapFrog Tag Reading System is a unique touch and talk device that brings stories to life. It has a little camera in the tip of the reader that identifies words and symbols on the specially printed pages. Once recognized it plays sound bites or reads the words on the page. It works with a library of books and games from LeapFrog.
To make it interesting, the Tag Reading System adds funny voice-overs and cool sound effects to the fun of discovery, helping ensure that children love the way this interactive and educational system. Kids will quickly transfix to reading and it’s a great thing to carry along on a long trip.
The package includes the book Ozzie and Mack, which features the rhyming adventures of Ozzie Otter and his playful animal friends. Text for this book is preloaded onto the Tag reader, so as soon as you load two AAA batteries (not included) into the reader, the story can begin.
Young readers are sure to enjoy the way character voices add drama to their favorite stories, the way touching certain pictures inspires quirky sound effects, and the leveled activities included in LeapFrog books.
LeapFrog presents a library of books that are compatible with the Tag reader. You will find classics like The Little Engine That Could, and kids’ favorite characters, such as SpongeBob SquarePants and Kung Fu Panda. LeapFrog has even teamed with National Geographic Kids to present activity cards featuring different animals that the Tag reader brings to life.
To use additional books and games, you will need to download them to the Tag reader from your computer using the included USB cable. You can download up to five stories at a time.
Overall, this innovative touch system makes reading an enjoyable experience, and there’s plenty of room for the system to grow with your child’s skills. Watching as children learn new skills and thinking up new ways to be involved in the learning process keeps adults on their toes. While the reader seemed quite durable, the imaginative world of stories that it opens up is a gift that will long outlast the reader itself.
What’s in the Box
Tag Reader, USB cable, LeapFrog Connect software CD, and the book Ozzie and Mack. Recommended for children age 4 to 8.