*UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed. Thank you for your interest!*
Do you know what Little wants to be? Not when he grows up, now. Seven. He wants to be able to read, write, and do math problems (as well as play on sports teams and have friends over all the time, of course).
Well, LeapFrog has brought a smile to my feisty little guy’s face again. They recently introduced the LeapReader Reading and Writing System, and Little is loving it. I got the chance to review it for retailers right after its launch, and I’m thrilled with the product too.
It’s a lot like a Tag reader — with a touch to a special LeapFrog book, kids can be read to, play games, and interact with the story. (This new product also works with many Tag books, which is great if you already own a Tag.) And the LeapReader has added functionality and value.
It now writes! It doesn’t just look like a pen/pencil, it writes like one. But only on special magical paper. The plus? No mess. The downside? Have you seen how quickly a 4-year-old boy can go through special magical paper? The LeapReader can be a bit awkward for little hands to hold, but it does a great job of teaching letter and number stroke order and direction. The pen can sense the child’s movements and give feedback. So cool! And the best part? When Little gets frustrated (because, quite honestly, his writing needs a whole lot of work), he’s frustrated with the LeapReader, not me.
It’s now rechargeable! Rather than eating through batteries like a 7-year-old boy eats through a meal, you can charge it right on your computer with a USB cord. You have no idea how much money this is saving us. (We do. Because our LeapPads and Leapster GS get a whole lot of love, too. And they don’t have this outstanding feature.)
Good stuff, right? Whether you’ve been a LeapFrog fan for as many years as you’ve been a parent (like me), or haven’t discovered the magic of their products yet, this is a giveaway you’ll want to enter if you’re looking to engage an early reader/writer (LeapFrog says ages 4-8).
To enter for a chance to win a LeapReader and Learn to Write Letters workbook, leave a comment on this post by Friday, September 20, 2013 at 11:59 PT. Why would your little one — or you, for that matter — love a LeapFrog LeapReader?
Disclosure: As a LeapFrog Parent, I was sent a LeapFrog LeapReader Reading and Writing System at no cost for review purposes. All opinions are my own.