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LeapFrog Tag Reading System (Green)

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  • The Tag magic pen reads stories out loud and interacts with different elements of the book
  • As children touch the reader to the page they can hear their favourite characters talk, pictures sing and the words on the page spoken aloud!
  • Amazing easy to use, the Tag reader can store up to ten books, allowing children to seamlessly move from one book to another
  • Tag also comes with an included book that introduces over 17 learning activities
  • Requires 2 x AAA batteries (required)

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Technical Details
Item Weight454 g
Product Dimensions12.7 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm
Batteries:2 AAA batteries required.
Manufacturer recommended age:4 - 8 years
Item model number20800
Educational Objective(s)Numeracy, Literacy & Spacial Awareness
Main Language(s)English
Number of Game Players1
Number of Puzzle Pieces1
Assembly RequiredNo
Batteries Required?Yes
Batteries Included?No
Material Type(s)Plastic
Material CompositionAn estimate of 82% Plastic 18% Paper (This is an estimate only and the individual weights are available on request)
ColorGreen
  
Additional Information
ASINB003JQV9LG
Best Sellers Rank 85,146 in Toys & Games (See top 100)
Shipping Weight454 g
Delivery Destinations:Visit the Delivery Destinations Help page to see where this item can be delivered.
Date First Available25 July 2010
  
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Product Description

Product Description

The Tag magic pen reads stories out loud and interacts with different elements of the book. As children touch the reader to the pages of specially printed Tag storybooks, children can hear their favourite characters speak, listen to pictures sing and hear the words on the page spoken aloud.

Ways to Read with Tag

Tag is a fun, unintimidating introduction to reading, from starting out to building confidence and increasing vocabulary.
  • Read the whole page, with lively character voices.
  • Read word by word--tap a word to hear it spoken.
  • Sound out words --hear each letter of any word sounded out loud.
LeapFrog Tag Smart Pen
Connect the Tag pen to a computer to download each book, then it detects tiny markings on the surface of each page to precisely read words, recognise characters and play games.
Full of surprises
Every element on the page responds to the pen with its own sounds or descriptions, helping to bring the story to life.
Great Learning Library
Tag is compatible with a great range of books, covering a range of learning areas, and featuring your kids' favourite characters to help make reading accessible and fun.
Games
As well as the story, many Tag books feature games for even more interaction with the characters and learning possibilities.

Key Features

LeapFrog Tag Books Range of Compatible Books
Tag works with a range of exciting book titles, featuring well-loved characters. Children can explore classic books such as Paddington Bear and Cat in the Hat, or join popular characters such as Ben 10, Disney Princesses, Dora the Explorer and more. There are more than 25 exciting book titles to choose from.
Amazingly easy to use, the Tag reader can store up to ten books, allowing children to seamlessly move from one book to another. Tag also comes with an included book that introduces over 17 learning activities. See all Tag books.
LeapFrog Tag Games Games Go Beyond Reading
Throughout the Tag books are fun learn-to-read activities and games, which introduce a variety of skills such as word building, reading comprehension, vocabulary and more, and help children get even more involved in the story. There's even Interactive World Map book available to help with geography and world knowledge. In addition children can unlock extra content online in the form of games, printable activities and certificates.
Leapfrog Learning Path Connect and Share Achievements
Connect the Tag to LeapFrog Learning Path to see specific play and learning information based on your child's use of the toy, including areas where they are making progress or need more support. Email updates provide tailored learning tips, and you can share your child's progress and achievements with friends and family on Facebook.
Age Suitability Suitable for ages 4-8 Battery Information Requires 2 AAA batteries (not included)
The LeapFrog Store on Amazon.co.uk Discover more at the LeapFrog Store
Learn more about the other great learning toys in the LeapFrog range at the LeapFrog Store.

Box Contains

  • 1 x Tag Reader
  • 1 x Parent Guide
  • 1 x USB Cable


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    We had the previous version of the LeapPad, which had a bulky form and needed cartridges to function. This meant keeping track of which book went with which cartridge, and they always seemed to go missing. Also, we had some trouble with cartridges coming loose and causing errors.

    This new version is so much more streamlined. You download the audio to the pen (10 books at a time), and then you can forget about cartridges. The pen knows which book you are using, straight away. You don't even need to tell it when you have turned a page.

    Being a bit geeky, I spent some time trying to figure out how it works. I wondered if the pages had some sort of transmitters hidden in the paper. The truth appears to be even more clever, but I won't spoil it for you!

    We bought the Spongebob book and the Cat In The Hat. So far, our 4 year old boy has had lots of fun. If the quality of the other books matches the old LeapPad range, there'll be plenty to enjoy.

    Another nice feature is the Learning Path, where parents can connect the pen to a computer and see which pages are being read the most, how well the child is doing at the games, what they have learned, etc. I'm looking forward to seeing how my son progresses.

    All in all, a nice update with plenty of potential. I wonder if they'll tackle the writing system next?
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    Just bought this for my son's 5th birthday, as we're keen for him to start to think about learning to read.
    He's really into He's enjoying it - more than perhaps I expected.

    Please note - it doesn't come with a book, so recommend you buy one. It does come with a free/promo book though, which is sort of useful in working out which 'level' of book you might want to buy
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    This 'magic pen' was a gift for my son's fourth birthday and after a fairly lukewarm initial response he has grown to love the tag reader and really enjoys 'reading' for himself! The pen is really impressive to watch in action as it 'reads' aloud not only each individual word (or page or entire story, depending on your child's selection) but also recognises all of the images in the Tag books and provides appropriate sound effects for those too.

    This particular version of the Tag Reader is the latest one which has a larger memory so it can actually store up to ten books at any one time (although the books do need to be purchased separately and the audio for each one loaded on to the reader via the usb cable.) This newer model does not include a CD to download the initial software. Instead this is downloaded via Leapfrog's dedicated website. The process is fairly simple but it did take longer than I'd anticipated so I would strongly recommend setting the whole thing up before giving this to an excited child!

    The other major difference is that the reader no longer comes with a free hardbacked book to start the child off, instead it includes a soft back 'sampler' to play with. I was really disappointed with the quality and content of the sampler as it is essentially just an advertising tool for the other books in the Leapfrog Tag range and doesn't really offer any ongoing play value for the child to use as a proper book. My son glanced through this very quickly and soon moved on to the two books that I'd had the foresight to buy separately.
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    I bought the Tag system for my, then, 5 year old granddaughter. She absolutely loves it and uses it often, taking it on holiday for the long journeys. The books keep her amused for hours and she is now a quick reader, although I am not sure how much Tag helped with this. She is now 6 and a half and still going strong. Favourite book was Cat and a Hat because of the different noises and interactive things she could do. The books can be quite expensive and I don't think they would be suitable for a very impatient child. However, it was such a success I have just bought another one for a nearly 5 year old grandaughter. She is just starting to learn to read and I hope she will get as much enjoyment from this system as her cousin!
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    I bought the tag reading system for my 5yr old son who has slightly delayed learning, it was easy to set up on the computer as you need to download the book to the pen before the child can use it, he loves it and feels very grown up being able to read! the child will recieve rewards for different activity's throughout the book which the grown up can add and monitor how well the child is doing and how often they use it on the account set up on the computor, its fun to read together or alone and a great way to kick start independent reading!
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    this is a christmas present for my three year old grandson. It is easy for him to understand and use on his own. The books are flimsy but are excellent you would not expect a simple paper book to be so amazing. I think that we will be pleased with the tag and will buy many more books as my grandson grows. Superb!!!!!
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