LeapReader Reading and Writing System Review

I received free LeapFrog products in order to host the LeapFrog sponsored MommyParty. The opinions expressed here are my own. 

Let me start off by saying this post will NOT be up to my normal snuff because I had a slew of pictures I was going to use in this blog post and each picture was going to help me point out a whole bunch of things about the LeapReader Reading and Writing System. I even had a small video that was going to do some of the “talking” for me. However, for some odd forsaken reason my iPhone just up and DIED.  I feel like I’m not giving the LeapReader solid justice doing my post like this.

LeapReader Reading and Writing System Items We Got

  • 2 LeapReaders pre-loaded with LeapReader books & apps (also included 2 USB cords for charging)
  • 7 LeapReader books including- Learn to Write Letters With Mr. Pencil Writing Workbook, Talking Words Factory Writing Workbook, LeapFrog Disney-Pixar Monsters University 3D Book (with 3D Glasses) Get Ready for Kindergarten Book, Talking Words Factory Flash Cards, and 2 LeapReader Sampler Books
  • 2 pre-programmed Audio Books, Ozzie and Mack, and T.Rex’s Mighty Roar
  • 5 pre-programmed LeapFrog Learning Songs
  • 1 pre-programmed trivia app – Animal Facts Trivia Challenge

Setting up the LeapReader for action was rather simple and painless. I just had to use the USB cord that came with the LeapReader and connect it to my computer and follow the directions. It didn’t long to do it either.

LeapReader Reading and Writing System Details from Press

This system is designed for kids ages 4-8. The LeapReader library includes 150+ books, maps, flash cards, book sets, learn-to-write sets with LeapFrog Learning Paper, audiobooks, music albums, and trivia challenge activities, all developed or approved by LeapFrog’s highly experienced team of learning experts. LeapReader holds audio for up to 40 books or 175 songs at a time, and is backwards compatible with most of the Tag library.

Why I Love the LeapReader Reading and Writing System

At first, I didn’t have the settings right on the LeapReader, and was severly disappointed in it. It wasn’t reading the words as he went over them, but rather in groups. Delbert played around with his and managed to get it to read at a decent level.To this day, I have no clue exactly how he did it, but his little six year old self fixed it. Now it reads books to him and Zeva with complete ease. They just have to take the pen gently over the words and it reads them.

The LeapReader is designed to help him learn how to sound out words, read sentences properly, and it even allows him to play games and puzzles with it. Some of the books have maps at the end of them, and Delbert loves exploring those maps with his pen. He feels like a little explorer telling me where everything is on his maps.

Delbert loves to read, but struggles with it big time. Now, he can read these books over and over independently. He claims he’s learning a lot from it.

The LeapReader is also designed to help children learn how to write. This portion of it comes in handy for Zeva at this point in her little life because she loves to copy everyone else with writing. Now she can see it actually happening with the stroke of the LeapReader pen across the writing workbooks. It interacts with her to let her know how she’s doing. Of course, she doesn’t fully grasp the concepts yet, but I know it will make a difference later on.

Since the LeapReader also can hold audiobooks, they can listen to books being read to them. It makes for great entertainment while traveling down the road. It keeps the kids quiet as they listen to a story.

The kids who were at my party enjoyed it too. The parents left eager to go buy their kids one. The parents saw the real value in getting this system. They also felt like it would make their jobs of teaching their kids to learn the basics of reading a lot easier.

You can find out more information about the LeapReader and the other LeapFrog products on their website. They would also love to connect with you Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Pinterest.


Disclosure: I received free LeapFrog products in order to host the LeapFrog sponsored MommyParty. The opinions expressed here are my own.




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I'm Crystal. I'm married to Dale, and mother to Johnny.Some might say that my life is perfect because I get to do all the cliché wife things like cooking, cleaning, and decorating - but there's more! I also have many hobbies including needlework (crochet), sewing, and reading. My son's education is important, so we homeschool him together.

19 comments on “LeapReader Reading and Writing System Review”

  1. My kids are too old, but I know people with younger kids who L.O.V.E the LeapReader! I’ve always been very impressed with LeapFrog products. This one sounds fantastic! I’ll be keeping a watchful eye on this as my 10 month old nephew gets a little bit older. Yay!! –Lisa PS. Sorry about your phone. GAH! That’s the WORST!!

    • Thank you for the sympathy over my phone ordeal. They actually have products for your 10 month old that you may want to check out.

  2. We had an earlier version of the Leap Pad. I loved it dearly and was sad when my kids seemed to outgrow it. I still go check out the displays to see how the toy has evolved over the past few years. They really are fun.

    • They are a lot of fun. One day you’ll most likely be able to spoil your grandkids with them again. (I don’t see LeapFrog going away anytime soon.)

    • I have to agree with you that they definitely do make a huge difference!! I can see my son’s reading improve by leaps and bounds.

  3. We are definitely a Leap Frog house. My kids love the products and i love that they are actually learning while playing.

    • Anytime I can have my kids learn and play at the same time it’s a good thing! I believe kids are learning more now than we ever dreamed of learning at their age when we were growing up. My one year old already shows signs of being extremely smart due to learning so much from the educational toys she’s had access to.

    • It’s hard to believe how many of us have used LeapFrog products in our lives. I totally agree that it is definitely a product worth using for educational purposes.

    • This is definitely something worth considering for them. LeapFrog has plenty of amazing products…it’s sometimes hard for me to decide which ones to get.

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