It’s no secret that I have a passion and deep, deep love for reading. With Ethan in kindergarten, it’s “mandatory” that he reads every day, which makes me happy. Along with reading to Ethan, the girls of course join in as well. It’s something we look forward to doing together.
But what I’ve noticed is that Ethan isn’t nearly as interested as reading as the girls are; to him, it’s more of a chore. But the girls are starting to recognize their letters and are excited about looking through books for the letters. And of course, they want to “do it themselves.” And that is where Leapfrog and the Tag Reader comes in.
Earlier this month, I took the Leapfrog pledge to read with the kids 20 minutes a day. Studies show that the more children read, the better readers they become. I want my kids to succeed in school! I want to make school and learning fun and exciting…and I want reading to be something that they love as much as I do! The Leapfrog Tag Reader makes that easy and fun!
And children who are actively engaged as they read meaning that they are thinking about what they are reading versus looking passively at the words on the page (AKA: the old school reading we’ve been doing), have been shown to regularly outperform children who are less engaged in what they are reading.
What I love about Leapfrog products like the Tag Reader is that they make the kids want to read and allows them to feel independent – like they are doing it themselves.
Leapfrog’s Tag Reader
Leapfrog recently sent me a Tag Reader to have my kids check out, and to help us with our pledge to read 20 minutes a day. I’ll be honest and say that I really didn’t think the kids would like it…I was SO wrong!
The Tag Reader doesn’t just “read” the story to your kids, it actually brings stories to life. You can have Tag just read the page, only help with words that the kids don’t know, and also includes interactive activities on each page. Words talk, pictures come to life and make reading a rich, fulfilling experience. These storybooks and learning activities help children with reading skills like vocabulary, phonics and reading comprehension.
The kids can choose books with characters they love like Scooby Doo, Dora the Explorer, and Disney princesses. And they love the activities on each page.
I highly recommend the Tag Reader and have bought my kids several books. When the first thing the kids ask for in the morning (here’s Mia with bedhead!) is if they can read a book, it makes my bibliophile heart skip a beat!
Now it’s your turn! In honor of Reading Month, LeapFrog is donating $2 million of books to America’s schools, and
you can help! Go to Facebook and share the “Read 20 Minutes a Day” pledge, and LeapFrog will donate 5 books for every
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