LeapFrog TAG Reading System, Green Price : Check Price Average Customer Rating 4.2 out of 5 Product Feature q Learn to read with the #1 selling reading system!* Tag? is recommended by 99% of teachers** q The Tag library includes over 40 books and games based on favorite TV, movie and classic tales q Tag storybooks and learning activities help children build reading skills such as vocabulary, phonics and reading comprehension q The Tag Reader holds audio for up to 10 books at a time and is sized to fit small hands with a no-slip grip q Parents can connect the Tag Reader online to see their childs play and learning on the LeapFrog® Learning Path q Read moreProduct Description
Learn to read with the #1 selling reading system!*Designed for children ages four to eight, the Tag Reading System uses touch technology to engage childrenand bring reading to life. Each touch to the pages of specially printed storybooks, puzzles, maps and moretriggers audio responses that support and surprise-engaging childrens senses to make reading-and learning-arich, fulfilling experience. Winner of 55+ awards worldwide, the Tag system holds audio for up to 10 titles at atime from a vast library featuring characters from favorite TV, movie and classic tales.For parents, the Tag Reader offers easy audio download with no cartridges to lose, adjustable volume controland it turns itself automatically after a period of inactivity to save battery life. Parents can also see specificdetails of their childs reading progress through the free online Learning Path.99% of teachers recommend Tag!**Tag helps children build the skills to learn to read, and games and learning activities help reinforce new skills,building confidence and encouraging children to continue to explore and discover a love of reading andlearning.The Tag Reading System:• Provides children with tools to build phonics and reading comprehension skills.• Sounds out words in select books to provide tutorial support.
• Challenges and supports young readers to progress at their own pace.The Learn to Read System LibraryThe Tag Learn to Ready System is designed to guide children through their learn-to-read journey. Beginningwith the Get Ready to Read series and the Tag Junior book pal, children are introduced to reading basics andessential preschool skills. Moving on to the Tag Reader, the Early Reading series expands upon these skills withcore phonics practice and exposure to basic sentence structure. As children build confidence they can developtheir reading comprehension and vocabulary skills with the longer text and more complex sentences of theRead on Your Own series. And their growing reading skills lead to even more fun with the Learn throughReading series, which features maps, puzzles, flash cards and sets that expand the learning to geography,writing, science and more.Book and Print BasicsA childs early experiences with books greatly influence his ability to learn to read. Reading together helps achild learn how to turn pages one at a time and that text moves from left to right. Advanced readers learn howto use books for research.ConsonantsThere are more consonants sounds than there are consonants in the alphabet. A consonant digraph is a pair ofconsonants that stand for a single sound (ch, sh, th, wh).VowelsSpelling begins with regular short vowel sounds (cap) and long vowel sounds (with silent e, cap becomes cape).Finally, children learn the rules and patterns of vowel pairs (ee), digraphs (ai in train), dipthongs (oi in boil) andr-controlled vowels (farm, bird).
Phonological AwarenessAlong with learning language and letters, phonological awareness-the ability to pick out and play with sounds inwords (such as syllables and rhymes)-is essential for learning to read.Word recognitionWith repeated exposure to commonly used words, word recognition grows and becomes more automatic.Phonics skillsTo read independently, children must understand the relationship between the sounds in spoken words and theletters that represent those sounds.VocabularyThe larger their vocabulary, the easier it is for children to comprehend what they read and hear andcommunicate with others.Listening and Reading ComprehensionAs children develop comprehension of books read aloud or independently, they explore the uses and functionsof written language. They begin to construct meaning, eventually applying critical skills to make inferences anddraw conclusions.Learn Through ReadingIn addition to creating a strong foundation through language and literacy learning, there are skill sets thatchildren need exposure to and knowledge of for further development and achievement in school. Topics likescience, social studies, mathematics and overall life skills are essential experiences to ensure furtherdevelopment and achievement in school.
Product Dimensions: 5.0 x 1.0 x 1.0 inchesPackage Dimensions: 11.0 x 2.5 x 10.6 inchesPackage Weight: 1.80 lbsBatteries: 2 AAA (not included)Whats in the Box:• LeapFrog Tag Reader• Sampler activity book (audio pre-loaded on Reader)• User guide• USB cableSystem Requirements: Internet connection (high-speed connection recommended) Monitor resolution of 1024 x 768 Available USB port 512 MB of RAM (1 GB recommended) 300 MB free disk space Latest version of Adobe Flash Player