I am very happy receiving Leappad game within the estimated time. I bought the game for my 4 year old time who knows her alphabet but doesn't remember the phonic sounds when using other alphabetical items. Within 1 day of playing the game she is walking around the house saying the phonic sounds of the letter. The game also teaches children how to read the letters too.
This programme was purchased for our grandson, who is four and a half. He found this easy to load and use himself, with very little adult prompting or explanation. The American voices and pronunciation were slightly difficult for him to understand at first, though. The writing/copying aspect is slightly frustrating for him - a typical boy, he wants to get to the end of the task as quickly as possible. A fun way to practice phonics and letter writing skills for Reception level children.
All the basics of the ABC's are taught, phonics, letter's names and using the stylus to write the letters. So nothing is left out really, writing the letters will take time to learn my 3 year old does get a little frustrated with that part of the game. But writing isn't easy is it!?! so to be expected, gradually though they will learn to write some of the letters and that combined with learning the letters sounds whilst not even knowing they're learning is ace!
My daughter is 3 years and 8 months. She got this for Christmas and absolutely loves it! What amazes me is how quickly she has learned all of the phonetic sounds of the letters of the alphabet. She recognises all of her letters, sounds them all out, and writes them on the tablet. But it's all so much fun. It's a game with so much going for it. She received 4 cartridges in all for Christmas and this one is by far her favourite.