Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 23
Rated 5 out of 5 by LoveLeap Great product!
We bought this for my 3 and 4 year old boys and it's been such a great learning tool for them. They enjoy all the different books and I've noticed a huge improvement in enthusiasm and reading ability once we got this product. They get to interact with everything on each page which they love. We've actually bought the learning system twice since the pen accidentally broke from dropping it. Only suggestion I would like to see is an option to buy the pen individually rather than having to have to buy the whole learning system again since we already had the books that came with it.
22 September 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LifeSongsOfABusyMom Education & Fun, wrapped into one smart little pen
LeapFrog has done it again! The LeapFrog LeapReader took the Tag reader to a whole new level. My 5 year old absolutely loves that she can not only sounds out each word, read along as the pen moves across each sentence, or have the story read to her, but now she can also write with the LeapReader's special paper. She's able to correctly make her letters and words, and as a mom, I just love that! The big bonus for her is the downloadable ebooks and music. She loves to use the LeapReader pen as a pretend microphone as she sings along to the songs downloaded onto the LeapReader. She can also plug in her headphones to listen to stories or music without disturbing others. Reading, Writing, Music, Games and above all FUN!
23 July 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by JessicaNMyles LeapReader
My son got this for his 5th birthday. He loves it! He has always been a little above average when it comes to learning. He is a quick learn and loves to absorb everything he possibly can. So this has made his birthday that much more fun. He uses it while in the truck to occupy his time. The only "down-side" I can comment on is it's a little confusing trying to switch between modes using the forward and backward buttons. Also, it takes a while to charge but I'm ok with that because LeapFrog was upfront about that in the Parent Guide.
20 October 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by jase MORE MEMORY NEEDED - Not everything fits on it.
We like this. However, adding and syncing books and activities takes forever...way too cumbersome. And the memory capacity of the device is a shame only 200MB, of which much of that is taken up by the device itself. In days when memory is so inexpensive, an 8GB capacity would have been nice, with all items preloaded.
We ordered most of the educational items and books that work with the device, but can't fit them all on there! Not happy about that.
But, we really like how they work and so do our kids.
20 September 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by DanaL LeapReader Reading and Writing
I received this product free from Leap Pad in exchange for my honest review and opinion of the product. I think this is just wonderful! LeapPad did it again! They created a fun and entertaining way to learn to read and write. I love that the pen has 150+ songs and stories stored in its memory! You can use this pen to read or write. The directions are clear and easy to understand. This will definitely help your child learn to read and write!
21 July 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 Nice improvement over the Tag Reader
We received the new LeapReader today and it works great! The only thing you should be aware of is that it is not compatible with some of the older (and out-of-print) Tag books. The software did not let us download or transfer the audio for several of the books that we already had including Handy Mandy, SpongeBob, and Pet Pals Sticker Story Time even though they are listed on the compatibility list in the FAQ under the support page. For books that are not listed in the Connect software (and it only lists the in-print books), it tells you to touch the book you want with the LeapReader and then connect it to the computer. But when we did that with those out-of-print books, it displayed a message saying that those books are not compatible. So you still need to keep your old Tag Reader if you have older books. But it does work with the Tag books that they are still selling.
27 June 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by HamMom Great for my struggling readers!
While all my younger kids (ages 3-10) love this product, I like it most for my struggling readers. I love the fact that the pen will "read" the difficult words for my kids. My struggling readers love that they can read the books "all by themselves".
For my strong readers and my 3 year old, they love the games and the interactive portions of the LeapReader.
This is a great product at a great value!
01 July 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Marta28 Great for Reading and Penmanship
My son is 6 going into the first grade this fall and this has been especially perfect during the summer when its so easy to forget everything you had learned during the school year. Personally, I like how I don't necessarily need to take a lot of time to sit down and work with him on it because the directions are very clear and easy to follow. Plus, it's fun which sitting with mom and a piece of paper and a pencil probably wouldn't be. I also like how the leap reader will read audio books. My son will often listen to a story as he's going to sleep which is just a great added benefit or he will listen to the music.
It's similar to the Tag, but much more advanced because of the writing integration. His penmanship was something that definitely needed to be improved and I feel as though by practicing and having the automatic feedback from the leapreader he's improving.
26 July 2013