LeapFrog’s new LeapReader Reads and Writes!

For the past 5 years I’ve been a gigantic fan of LeapFrog’s educational learning toys. We were thrilled to be invited by LeapFrog to host a small party to introduce my children and their friends to some of the newest LeapFrog  products.

Take a peek at all the goodies they sent for us to play with!


Most impressive for my children and myself is their latest LeapReader product which provides a big upgrade to the beloved Tag Reader in that the new LeapReader also incorporates WRITING into the reading pen.

 Incredible! We’ve been fans of the Tag Reading system since Kenzie received it for her 4th birthday and used it to help her learn to read. The Leap Reader truly combines the technology of Tag but improves upon by incorporating the ability for the pen to also let kids practice their writing skills.
Check out these notebook sets that include special “LeapReader” paper that enables the pen to write once the children click on the icon on the page to activate the pen. Genius!


Here is Kyle practicing his letters. He loves it and the pen literally talks the kids through the letters.


The new LeapFrog LeapReader pen works on all existing Tag books and any new LeapReader books. The LeapReader has MORE storage than Tag and also has a rechargeable battery too. Brilliant as I used to go through so many batteries on our Tag reader.


The biggest hit with the neighborhood kids at our party – and with Kenzie and Kyle – was the 3D Monsters University book that also comes with 3D glasses. The kids loved the glasses, but Kenzie was especially happy that even if you “misplace” your glasses the pictures still look cool and you can read the book!


Since Kyle just started Kindergarten – we were excited to share these fun printable FREE worksheets from Leapfrog with the kids. Kyle is all about practicing his handwriting and trying to guess what letters words begin with.

His Kindergarten Teacher says she believes that, “Writing is the doorway to Reading”, and seeing Kyle become passionate about writing is also causing him to really improve upon his reading skills since he started Kindergarten last month. It’s thrilling to watch him learn and tools like LeapReader truly make it possible to have fun while practicing reading and writing and not even realize he is “hard at work” learning.


Official details on the products they sent us:

  • LeapReader™– LeapReader engages kids in imaginative stories with lively character voices while building vocabulary skills and growing reading comprehension skills. Interactive handwriting guidance helps children learn to write stroke-by-stroke on mess-free, no ink LeapFrog® Learning Paper. Plus Leap Reader helps develop listening comprehension skills on-the-go with a growing library of 100+ audio books and more featuring classic and popular children’s books that encourage a love of reading.
  • LeapReader™ Book: Learn to Write Letters with Mr Pencil– Join Dot, Dash and Mr. Pencil on a musical learning adventure featuring interactive stroke guidance, exciting sound effects and engaging activities. Practice writing the alphabet with the LeapReader, and learn about upper- and lowercase letters and letter sounds.
  • LeapReader™ 3D Book: Disney•Pixar Monsters University– LeapReader brings the story of Monsters University to life with exciting 3D effects and helps build reading comprehension and vocabulary skills! (3D glasses included.)
  • LeapReader™/Tag™ Interactive Talking Words Factory Flash Cards– This Early Reading flash card set helps develop core phonics skills by letting children actively play with word sounds and recognize how they come together to create words . Mix and match letters to build more than 100 words featuring short vowel sounds. More than 400 interactive responses and 5 spelling, rhyming and singing games reinforce word-building fun.

Note: Thanks to LeapFrog and Mom Select for sending us free samples of Leapfrog’s new products to sample and share with friends. As always, all thoughts and opinions are our own.

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