Tested and reviewed by Alex Sanfilippo, age 14.
Do the language arts lessons at school bore your child? Maybe they need a different way to learn to read. The Tag Pen from LeapFrog is a fun and interactive way for children ages 4 to 8 to hone their reading skills. We received a preview Tag to try out; when it actually launches this summer, 16 books will be available, and it will work together with LeapFrog Learning Path. (See for more information on the Tag and Learning Path.)
When you first start using it, the Tag Pen gives your kids instructions out loud. It comes bundled with a book that the pen can read aloud for your child (“Ozzie and Mack,” a LeapFrog book, comes bundled with the Tag). By pressing on words, and pictures, you’ll hear the word or any appropriate animal sounds. At the end of the story, there are several games to play. The games keep the theme of the story and ask questions on subjects like identifying letters, spelling, identifying definitions and more.
Results of Alex’s test after the jump!
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At 4 years old Chloe is ready to read. She constantly asks me how to spell certain words so she can add them to her pictures and she likes to pretend to read by moving her fingers over sentences in books. I have started to do that when we read at night for some of her easy reader books so she can sort of follow along. For Christmas, my in laws in France sent her the ($37.94 at Amazon) which is an electronic pen that works with their special paper books. They sent along a couple French versions of Rapunzel and Tinkerbell. I didn't realize how much she would enjoy the independence of being able to read and enjoy her books than with this TAG pen. I ended up getting her their beginning to read set as well as a few other English books. To me with a child who is multilingual this is fantastic because the same pen works for any of the language books as long as it's from LeapFrog. She can enjoy her French and English books now on her own.