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LeapFrog Tag Reading System

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LeapFrog Tag Reading System
 
4.6

(based on 175 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

LeapFrog Tag System is super cool but my kid lost interest!

We purchased this** Leap Frog Tag Reading System **(and 4 books) as a gift for my four year old son this year. At first he thought it was very cool, but...Read complete review

We purchased this** Leap Frog Tag Reading System **(and 4 books) as a gift for my four year old son this year. At first he thought it was very cool, but I think because he hasn't really begun to read he didn't "Get It". He lost interst very quickly and before we knew it this LeapFrog Tag Pen and the books were at the bottom of the toy box. He'll begin Kindergarten this year, so I plan to pull this back on very soon and see if he can get the hang of it. I think because you have to put the pen directly onto each word (fine motor skills) he lost interst in this **LeapFrog System **because the "narrator" would skip words. Also he doesn't really realize totally yet that we read from left to right, and when we attempted to show him (over and over) he just wanted to do it himself, thus loosing interest quickly.

I love that there are a decent amount of **Leap Frog Tag Reading System **books, but they are kind of pricey and the uploading of new books is kind of inconvenient and time consuming. Plus you can only have a handful of books downloaded to the pen at a time, so if you take one off and your kid wants to read it again "out of the blue" (like most younger children do) then they have to be patient for you to link it up to the computer and re-downloaded - just sort of a hassle. I'm thinking maybe he just was not quite old enough to use this **LeapFrog Tag Reading System **yet, but I look forward to him giving it another shot once school starts up this Fall.

The **Leap Frog Tag Reading System **is well made and is quite innovative - once he can get his final motor skilled tuned in, I think he'll love using this at home and on the go!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Waste of money

I personsally did not like this toy. My daughter received it as a birthday present from her Grandmother and we ended up returning it after opening and using it. Because it was opened and...Read complete review

I personsally did not like this toy. My daughter received it as a birthday present from her Grandmother and we ended up returning it after opening and using it. Because it was opened and used we had to exchange it and because she liked the concept so much I opted to get her the Vtech Bugsby Reading System. I was even able to get her more books because they were on clearance. The main reason I did not like the Leapfrog system was because the batteries would die in less than a day. I replaced the ones that came with it after they died thinking it was because the batteries were old. The next set died in a day. I replaced those and they died again. I wrote the company and they didnt seem to care and said she was playing with it too much. Well yeah duh that is what kids do with toys. I have only replaced the batteries three times so far in the Vtech one. An added pluse is that the Vtech reader books are almost always on sale so you can get 3 books for the price of one. She also has a Vtech laptop and I've only replaced those batteries three times and she uses it all the time (shes had that over a year now).

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5.0

Parents love tag & your child will too!

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from Dover, PA

Comments about LeapFrog Tag Reading System:

This is an excellent product for helping your little one learn how to read. I bought this for my 3 year old on his birthday and he always loves when we play with this! It has so many choices in books you can buy for it as well. Not only does the pen tell you what the words say and read the story to you, but it also interacts with all the pages and you can play games and take quizzes within the books as well! Perfect!

 
5.0

Works Wonders

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from USA

Comments about LeapFrog Tag Reading System:

I love this product. Leapfrog has provided not only the children but also the parents joy and happiness. This product is an interactive pen that talks, plays, and sings with your child. The pen is dragged across a leapfrog book designed for the pen, and a wold or wonders opens for the child. All while learning! This product makes children want to learn.

 
4.0

My kids liked it but only for a short time.

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from USA

Comments about LeapFrog Tag Reading System:

The Leapfrog Tag reading system is a good learning tool. My daughter was in the process of learning to read when I purchased this and it worked well for her. However, there are only so many books you can buy. When I read to my kids we go through several books a night and it takes a while before they want to read the same book again so my kids eventually got bored with this. That may not be the case with all kids though so if you are trying to help your child learn to read, I would still recommend this.

 
5.0

Scored Big with Kids and Mama!

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from Banning, CA

Comments about LeapFrog Tag Reading System:

My autistic 5 year old received this toy as a gift and is in love! As a mother, I'm a little more critical of toys, but this one absolutely delivers. The key is getting the right stage of books. The books for 5-8 year olds are amazing. They allow the child to read the whole page at a time, one word at a time, and even one letter at a time. For the new reader struggling with phonics, it gives them the option to listen to the individual letter sounds so that they can put it all together (or if they can't put it all together, they can slide the reader across the word, listening to one sound after the other, then to the entire word). For the child who has the letter sounds down, but has difficulty discerning between letters similar in shape, the tag reader also has the option to hear the letter name. In addition to the awesome reading options, there are also interactive games available on each page. The books are available in all different reading levels, from beginner to advanced, and the word count and vocabulary are adjusted accordingly. If you're considering buying the Tag Reading System, don't hesitate! You will love it and your kids will too. My extremely active boys (5 & 2) use theirs daily!

 
3.0

ok but not long lasting.

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from Stone Mountain, GA

Comments about LeapFrog Tag Reading System:

we purchased the leapfrog tag reading system for our son hoping that it would help him continue his reading skills that he was learning at kindergarten. his teacher recommended this because as a young five year old kindergartener he wasn't as advanced as the other children and was trying to find excuses not to participate in the writer's workshop portion of the class. i think in the beginning it was a novelty for him and he had the best time using it to read the few tag books we had bought along with the tag system. but in a few weeks he really lost interest and stopped using it. now our three year old is picking it up and perhaps he'll have more continued interest since he's younger. all in all, not a bad tool but lacking in staying power.

 
4.0

Great first reading tool!

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from Attleboro, MA

Comments about LeapFrog Tag Reading System:

Even though we have Ipads in our home, which offer the touch-screen experience of 'reading' books and playing games, our kids still love their LeapFrog Tags. There is something so cool about opening up a REAL book and tapping REAL pages as opposed to the screen. They love all the different options- there's always something new to discover. The only downside would be that we have to connect it to the computer to install new games- in fact, the software is old now and doesn't match up to our newer Mac System.

 
4.0

On and off at our house

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from Middletown, OH

Comments about LeapFrog Tag Reading System:

My son uses his tag reader and books on and off. He'll go through phases where he reads them daily, and then go for weeks without picking them up. He likes that "the man" reads the books to him, and he also likes to click on the pictures to see what the characters say. One thing this product has not done is teach him how to read....at all....not even a little bit. So don't buy it if your goal is for your child to learn to read! It actually does the opposite. Our son (3.5) is usually very interested in sight words that he already knows and in learning new ones, but when he reads the Tag books, he could care less. I've tried to show him how the pen tells you what each word is, but he doesn't care.

 
5.0

Early learning system works great

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from Northeast, NE

Comments about LeapFrog Tag Reading System:

My two children ages three and five love this tag reading system. They have the system as a set which includes the carrying case, one pen, and three books. There are games that can be played within the book and they can also have the book read to them with the pen. All they have to do is point the pen to the word and the word is spoken to them. It is helping my kindergarten child learn how to say words by looking at them and hearing their sound. Would recommend this to all parents with young children who are learning to read.

 
4.0

My daughter loves to learn so this is cool

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from East Alton, IL

Comments about LeapFrog Tag Reading System:

The LeapFrog Tag Reading System is pretty neat. There are lots of different books to choose from. They even have books with popular cartoon characters like Dora and Spongebob and Scooby Doo. My daughter has fun with the I spy game books and likes the Tag pen the way it is interactive and you can choose different types of interaction with the pen. She can touch on the characters and they say things, she can touch the letters for sounds and phonics type reading or just choose to have it read the words. I think that the reading sounds weird and choppy and kind of hard to follow the story line because of it, but this is still a great educational tool. The set up of the LeapFrog Tag System was really easy. You plug the pen in to a USB port on your computer and download a few things and select the books that you have and want to download to it and it Syncs really fast, the whole process took less then 10 minutes and that included putting 5 books in the Tag reader. The system and the books are reasonably priced and of good value for what you get. I would recommend any of the LeapFrog products my children have had. I think these are great interactive learning toys.

 
4.0

Great educational toy

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from Round Lake, IL

Comments about LeapFrog Tag Reading System:

This is a great educational item. I had previously bought the smaller MB sized one and I would say that my biggest con is that it didn't hold enough books. We've recently upgraded to this larger 32 mb and we love it. It holds a good variety of books and it is great that you can select to have the story read and the child can follow along or the child can use the pen to read the words independently.



Highly recommend for your pre-readers.

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