Free Leap Frog Book
September 24, 2010
I signed up for a free Tag Leap Frog Book today after reading this post on Queen of Free. I had signed up for an account last year after reading about the offer and received the Tag Junior ABC Animal Orchestra book--even though we did not own the Tag Junior reader.
Even though they sent me a free book last year, I was still able to sign up for another one. This time I ordered the Ozzie and Mack book. (Yay for free books!)
Reading System, so it will be extra fun to receive it in the mail.
Now, I've known about this Tag thing for a while, but never in a million years would I have purchased it. I mean, come on, who needs a pen that reads a book to you? I figured I could read to Juliet or she could learn to read the book for herself, you know, the old-fashioned way.
And I will have you know that I DID NOT purchase this for my child. But her father did.
He's a gadget guy. He loves all the latest technology--always has. But he is not one to normally wander around the toy aisle, so he has no idea what's out there for kids.
Well, I should say that he HAD no idea--until the other day.
We went to Wal-Mart as a family and I offered to go get the groceries while Ben and Juliet checked out the discounted pool toys. I went about gathering up our groceries and then headed over to the toy section. I looked down an aisle and saw Juliet looking at something on a bottom shelf and Ben with two armloads of green boxes.
He turned, saw me, and exclaimed, "Have you seen these things?!!!!" His eyes were wild with the thrill that only technology can bring. (Think Kip from Napoleon Dynamite)
"Yeah...." I replied, not sure what was going on.
"I think we need to get these for her. It says they are for 4 year olds, but she could totally do this." he explained.
"Um, okay..." I shrugged.
Tag system, the LeapFrog Tag Maps: USA, and a Fancy Nancy Book. I still wasn't sure, but it was worth checking out.
We got home, he set it all up and then showed it to Juliet who absolutely fell in love with it. And I have to admit, it's pretty amazing.
It not only reads the story, it can be used to read individual words--so Juliet can learn to read the book on her own. It also offers several different games that you can play along with the story, which ask comprehension and vocabulary building questions.
And it's just pretty entertaining to my 3 year old who will soon find herself with a lot more free time on her hands when baby sister shows up in a few weeks. I hoping it will be a good alone activity she can do while I'm feeding the baby. So far, it's been played with every day.
Ariel book (which is by and far the most read and most treasured book of all) and I just signed up for the free one.
Do you have any Tag books that you recommend? Any good sources for finding cheaper ones?