Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Leap Frog Get Ready for Kindergarten #LeapFrogTag #spon

Thank you to LeapFrog for sponsoring this review.  For more information about LeapFrog Tag Get Ready for Kindergarten, please visit their website #LeapFrogTag #spon

My oldest son starts Kindergarten in a few weeks, and my youngest starts next Fall, so I was particularly interested in trying out the Tag Get Ready for Kindergarten.  The program teaches mathematics, social studies, reading, and science in fun, interactive, age appropriate ways.  My kids were totally engaged from the start. I waited for them to ask for help, but they never did. They listened to the directions carefully and proudly navigated through the book parent-free. 

Learning Highlights

Reading: The ABC Snack Time starts with the basics of letter and sound recognition. My 6 year old went through this section fairly quickly, because he is reading at this point, but it was perfect for my 4 year old. He stayed on this page for awhile until he had found all the letters correctly. He loved the illustrations and thought the animated facial expressions on the foods were especially funny. 

Next came the vowel show, a great reminder for my 6 year old and great introduction to short vowels sounds in words for my 4 year old.  Each page would get a little harder as they moved into The Word Circus and the Consonant Blend Gallery. For now the kids spent most of their time on the beginning pages. I like that the book offers room for them to grow and be challenged as they are ready. 

Mathematics: This section  focused on pattern building, skip counting, and counting sets. The kids both loved counting sets where they were asked to help monsters fill  up their bags with candy. Who doesn't love counting candy with monsters?!

The months and seasons page was a great refresher since we haven't been talking about them enough this Summer.  Other sections included My Community, a feelings fun house, and a dinosaur class photo where children can learn all about characteristics of dinosaurs. 

Overall, I loved the variety that the book offered. The kids stayed engaged for over an hour and then picked up the book again after dinner. I have a feeling this will be a book that will continue to captivate their attention as they delve into the different sections in greater detail. 

For more information about the LeapFrog Tag Get Ready for Kindergarten and behind-the-scenes videos, visit here!

I was selected for this opportunity as a compensated member of Clever Girls Collective and received free product from LeapFrog to review. The content and opinions expressed here are all my own. #LeapFrogTag #spon

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