Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Leap Frog Text and Learn ~ Imaginary Play and Basic Skills!

The Leap Frog Text and Learn is the ideal first handheld game and will suit most three year olds to a T!! Three year olds are always learning, they absorb knowledge like sponges do water and most of what they learn is obtained through play! As an educator and a mom of three I have been privy to the learning patterns of playing children. It is when knowledge is passed through fun and motivating activities that true learning begins. Imaginary play is one of the most effective forms of play for young children and three year olds are some of the best imagination experts.

The Leap Frog Text and Learn combines dramatic play with games to learn basic skills such as letter recognition, the days of the week, and shapes. As a child friendly PDA the Text and Learn can be used to emulate an adult planner and texting tool! Children who are pre-literate can pretend to text back and forth with Leap Frog friend, Scout. Those who can spell or use inventive spelling can literally type messages to Scout in response to his texts. Check Scout's planner to learn what activities he has planned for each day of the week or play fun interactive games which teach letters and shapes!

Though I would recommend this toy for three and four year olds even my older daughter's friends seem intrigued by the texting function...oh the culture of social technology and networking at work already {eye roll}! Honestly, as a beginning portable game and as a developmental toy the Text and Learn is a fabulous choice for your imaginative toddler and emergent reader.

If you would like to spark the imagination of a little one in your life purchase a Leap Frog Text and Learn or enter to win one of two Text and Learn Toys here at Northern Mama!
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  1. That's such a tough question! We love all the LeapFrog products we already have and there are so many more on our wishlist! I would love to get my son the Tag reader but the leapster has been highly recommended as well.

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