Friday, November 27, 2009

Leap Frog ~ Tag Reading System!!

Leap Frog has become a household name with families! This company understands the significant role technology and electronics play in the lives of modern day children. They also understand the concerns this can present to parents. Parents want to know that their children are not only enjoying play but are receiving opportunities for valuable play. As an educator and parent I know that some of the most powerful learning tools for children are the toys that develop skills and are exciting! Leap Frog toys are brilliant tools for child development!

As our children grow and learn the importance of basic skills evolves into the importance of literacy skills. According to some statistics 14.6 % of Canadians are functionally illiterate this is a sad state of affairs for a developed and economically rich country and the numbers are almost identical in the United States. Literacy is the single most important educational focus, without the ability to read other subjects suffer and the ability to information gather is severely hindered.

What are the most valuable tools to fight illiteracy? Books, books, and more books! But children sometimes require that extra motivation, a way to make books come alive, speak to them. The Leap Frog Tag Reading System gives children the Independence they sometimes require to feel book confident!


If you are a regular reader of my blog you know we are "book people". I've read to my children since birth and we never seem to have enough bookshelves in our home to accommodate the overflowing volumes of books but despite this my eldest daughter, 7 year old Emma, has recently grown a bit of an apprehension of books. Emma is a perfectionist and I believe she stresses about the work reading sometimes requires. She loves to be independent and is frustrated when she cannot accomplish something without our assistance. Emma took to the Tag Reading System immediately. She uses it every evening in bed and I think it has built her reading confidence because it offers her more reading Independence.

Tag is easy to use and similar to the original Leap Pad systems but with less bulk, and without the need for cartridges--much easier to take anywhere! The Tag is a reading pen. Point to the words with the pen and it reads them for you or set it to read an entire page. Tag adds an extra element of fun to the reading experience by providing your child with a games setting. The games setting asks questions of your child regarding the words and illustrations on the page increasing comprehension skills and providing extension activities! Designed for children ages four to eight the Leap Frog Tag library includes classic popular children's literature as well as great new stories about the characters today's children love and recognize. The diversity of titles and the availability of quality literary titles is important to me!

Again like the Leapster2, the Tag Reading system can be connected to your computer and comes with the Learning Path software. Access the Learning Path to add the audio for new book titles, and to track your child's development as well as their Tag activity! The Learning Path is a fabulous, innovative tool for parents! Once again Leap Frog invents and creates for parents and children alike!
One Northern Mama reader will have the opportunity to experience the Leap Frog Tag Reading System {MSRP $59.99} and The Learning Path with her/his child{ren}!

To Enter:
  • Visit Leap Frog and tell me which Tag book title would be your favourite {Required}
  • Non-bloggers please leave your email with your comment.

Extra Entries:

  • Follow Northern Mama {via google friends connect}
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  • Subscribe via email
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  • Follow me on Twitter @Nothernmama35 and Tweet about this giveaway
  • Blog about this giveaway with a link back here {please leave me a link to your post}

Giveaway open to US and Canadian residents. Giveaway closes December 11, 2009 10:00pm CT. Please read Giveaway Rules for details.
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110 comments:

  1. Wow, there are a lot of great books to choose from, but I think my son would like the I Spy: Imagine That Tag book

    pamr@mts.net

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  2. I think my kids would like the tinker bell book

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  3. follow on twitter
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  4. tweet:
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  5. Green Eggs and Ham!

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  6. Follower

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  7. Email Subscriber

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  8. I have your button

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  10. I would choose the Dora Goes to School book.

    aitkens_e @ yahoo.ca

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  11. I follow your blog

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  12. I'm a fb fan

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  13. I subscribe

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  14. my daughter would love to read: Tag Disney Princess: Adventures Under the Sea (she loves ariel!)

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  15. facebook fan too! (shannon ladyman kroeker)

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  16. My pick would be Giraffes can't dance, but I bet my kids would pick one of the Dora ones - maybe Dora goes to School
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  17. I'm a FB fan (deni - lynn mclaughlin)

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  18. I subscribe by email
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  19. I follow on twitter @thesehappydays and tweeted: http://twitter.com/thesehappydays/status/6136113021

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  20. Pirates! The Treasure of Turtle Island.

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  21. My son's favourite book is Chicka Chicka Boom Boom and although he knows it by heart, I know he would love it!

    melacan at hotmail dto com

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  24. facebook fan

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  25. I know my son would enjoy the NEW! Tag™ Activity Storybook Scooby-Doo! Shiny Spooky Knights.

    Thank you

    silverneon2000 at yahoo dot com

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  26. Follow Northern Mama via google friends connect


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  27. A Northern Mama Facebook Fan=Londia Berk


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  28. Subscribe via email

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  29. Twitter follower = silverneon2000

    and tweeted

    http://twitter.com/silverneon2000/status/6142987572


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  30. I like the Tag Kungfu panda book

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  31. Followed and tweeted http://twitter.com/juan_hurrican/status/6156369603

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  32. Walter the farting dog goes on a Cruise!!

    LOL:)

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  33. I like NEW! Tag™ Activity Storybook Disney Fairies: Tinker Bell's True Talent!!!
    Yes I am a subscriber!
    Carla
    cpullum(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  34. My son would love this one!! He is crazy about the Penguins.
    NEW! Tag™ Storybook Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa™ Air Penguin

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  35. I became a fan on facebook Laurie Cooper
    I would LOVE this prize :)

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  36. Tag™ Cars Tractor Tipping is my fave!!

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  37. I follow you PUBLICLY with Google Friend Connect!
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  38. I follow you on Facebook (Heather Clouston-Diotte)
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  39. I subscribe via email!
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  40. I follow on Twitter as coolcanucks!
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  41. Tweeted!

    http://twitter.com/coolcanucks/status/6173409369

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  42. I own CoolCanucks.ca, which is a Canadian Contest and Freebie Site. This giveaway is shared here:

    http://forum.coolcanucks.ca/29961-northern-mama-leap-frog-tag-reading-system-giveaway-dec11-canada

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  43. The tag book title that would be our favorite would be Tag Cars Tractor Tipping! I have a 4 yr old who would love it! Thanks!

    hether78(at)gmail(dot)com

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  44. I follow Northern Mama on google friend connect!

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  45. I am a northern mama facebook fan!

    name: Heather Robertson Garland

    email: hether78(at)gmail(dot)com

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  46. I subscribe via email!

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  47. I follow you on twitter and tweeted the giveaway!

    link:http://twitter.com/hgarland/status/6186456041

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  48. I grabbed your button here!

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  49. my son would like the Tag™ Go Diego Go!™ : Underwater Mystery book

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  50. my grand daughters fave would be Tag™ Activity Storybook Disney Fairies: Tinker Bell's True Talent
    copperllama at yahoo dot com

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  51. google friend
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  52. facebook fan
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  54. have button
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  55. your button is here

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  56. http://twitter.com/ccmouse/status/6317838078

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  57. I think Olivia would be my fave pic. Thanks for the chance!

    Amy

    amym_brown@hotmail.com

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  58. I'm following on google (amymbrown)

    thanks!

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  59. I'm a facebook fan! (amymbrown)

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  60. I'm now a twitter follower and I've tweeted:

    http://twitter.com/avayasmom/status/6337028324

    I'm @avayasmom

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  61. my daughter loves the Dr Seuss books

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  62. I follow on Google Friend Connect

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  63. http://twitter.com/ccmouse/status/6358293689

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  64. http://twitter.com/ccmouse/status/6486339865

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  65. http://twitter.com/ccmouse/status/6511433685

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  66. my daughter would love the Tinker Bell's True Talent
    thanks

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  67. i follow and tweeted
    http://twitter.com/flower_child_23/status/6511886551

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  68. I like the Miss Spider's Tea Party
    Thanks
    angelsspot at hotmail dot com

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  69. I like the NEW! Tag™ Activity Storybook Scooby-Doo! Shiny Spooky Knights

    reneetaylor at sympatico dot ca

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  70. I am a follower via google freind connect

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  71. I am a fan on facebook - nicjosemm coolcanuck

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  72. My son would love the Chicka Chick Boom Book Tag book. tegrady at hotmail dot com

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  73. http://twitter.com/ccmouse/status/6577699373

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  74. My daughter would love the Scooby Doo! Shiny Spooky Knights book.

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  75. I subscrive via Google friends connect

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  76. I tweeted

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  77. I would love the Tinker Bell's True Talent.

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  78. I'm a follower via google friend connect.

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  79. I follow on twitter and tweeted
    http://twitter.com/carolp8/status/6581016102

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  80. Green eggs and ham would be my favourite book.

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  81. http://twitter.com/ccmouse/status/6677134617

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