Leapfrog’s LeapReader – new read write TAG pen for 2013
Leapfrog have announced the retirement of the popular TAG reading system, and the introduction of its 2013 replacement, the reading and writing LeapReader.
Who? For children aged 4-8 years
How much? $49.99 / £39.99 for the system, and $17.99 / £14.99 for additional books.
Official Trailer from Leapfrog:
From the press release:
“For the last 18 years, LeapFrog has helped millions of children around the world to learn to read,” said John Barbour, chief executive officer at LeapFrog. “With LeapReader, we are taking the way children learn to read to the next level and adding writing to build a foundation for future academic success. Our highly experienced team of learning experts worked alongside our talented teams of designers and producers to create the ultimate reading tool and engaging content experiences that reinforce a child’s language and literacy skills. We are extremely proud of how fun and interactive every book, workbook, map, audio book and flash card is while providing children rich and unique learning experiences.”
What do we know:
The new pen looks a lot like the TAG system, but as well as using it to read out words, this new Leapfrog pen can also write.
The LeapReader will be compatible with a library of more then 150 experience, which goes beyond books to include flash cards, maps and trivia.
Like many of Leapfrog’s educational products the LeapReader will be available in pink and green colors.
Demo of LeapReader Monsters software:
2013 promises to be a strong year for kids tech toys, with revamps of both the InnoTab and LeapPad planned, plus a new MP4 player, and Kidizoom from VTech, and a new 4″ teen-focussed Kurio being launched.
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