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4.0 out of 5 stars
Mostly good, 3 Jan 2014
= Durability:4.0 out of 5 stars = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars = Educational:5.0 out of 5 stars
Brought this for my 4yr old daughter as she was said to be behind on her reading skills at school, I tried to sit with her and do fun sounding out and so on but she just became frustrated with herself and with me! I think the pressure made her anxiety rise. So I brought this in the hope it would make the reading more fun...it worked! She loves using the pen and it's more than just stories on each page, there is also games sections where they test the childs knowledge on what they've read and recap part of the stories. The system itself is very easy for her to use and she enjoys using it. What I didn't read when I brought it was that the pen charges off the computer/laptop and that you must download each story you buy on the Internet at leapfrog website. Having a broken laptop means that this task was quite laborious and meant she couldn't play with it on Christmas day so that information made clearer would be better. And obviously it is a little inconvenient to go though the download process for each book you buy. Other than that it so far seems really good-we have had it just over a week!