It has been a busy two months for our Sybbie: Not only did she started reception, her Opa and Oma also came all the way from The Netherlands to celebrate her 5th birthday with her! As you may remember Sybil made an early start at kindy due to her speech delay, fast forward 1.5 years and now we’re learning to read. It’s a shared effort between school (she is blessed with a lovely teacher) and home, where we make practising fun with LeapStart:
Developed by the toy specialists and educational experts at LeapFrog LeapStart is an exciting, versatile and interactive (yet screen free!) learning system for young learners aged 2-7 years old. The kid-tough LeapStart System opens up like a book, looks like a super cool toy and is easy for small hands to hold and manage. Simply insert your favourite LeapStart book and watch your child turn into a real bookworm, one page at a time.
So how does it work? A LeapStart story book is way more than just a book, when you touch the pages with the special LeapStart Stylus it really comes to live. You can hear the words, the page or the whole story, repeat it or spell it, listen to a song, play a fun activity and more. You can touch anything you see on each page, what an excellent way to make books exciting and keep boredom at bay. Get ready to explore!
It didn’t take long for Sybil to master the LeapStart System, even though she has read her current books many times already she is still discovering new activities every time. The letters are easy to read, she loves the pictures and seeing her recognise letters and words is absolutely heartwarming.
We bought her some pretty purple headphones so she can hear the stories and follow the instructions and you will often find her curled up in a comfy chair exploring one of the LeapStart books (of course one of her favourite titles is ‘Get up, Ted!’).
The ever-growing LeapStart Library has been developed by a team of learning experts who understand what kids love, how they learn best and what material is suitable for which age group and learning level. Each LeapStart book teaches different skills and is aimed at specific reading levels, this allows children to learn one step at a time (increasing confidence) and keeps it challenging and fun at the same time. With over 400 activities to do across the whole library LeapStart certainly knows how to keep new readers busy.
The books are sold separately so you can build your library at your own pace to suit your child’s development and interests. The alphabet, maths, animals, problem solving, music… LeapStart has the whole curriculum covered and even popular characters like Trolls and PJ Masks make an appearance. Sybil can’t wait to join Poppy and play dress up, create art and sing to her favourite Trolls tunes, it will make a great gift idea for the Easter holidays.
Loading your new title(s) onto your LeapStart System is a piece of cake, simply log into your LeapFrog parent account online and connect your device with the included USB cable to update the audio content. We’re ready to read!