Open up the world of books to your little one with the help of Leapfrog's Tag Junior
Learning to read is one of a child’s biggest developmental milestones, and it takes lots of practice and endless encouragement. But helping your little one learn the reading ropes will build the foundations for his future learning and success. And his imagination and creativity will soar, too.
The key to developing a keen reader is to encourage a love of books from an early age. Between the ages of 2 and 3 you can get your little one ready for reading by following some simple steps…
1 Let him choose his books
Don’t worry if it’s a girl’s or boy’s book – if he wants to read it, go ahead!
2 Be a chatterbox
Speaking and reading go hand in hand, so give your toddler a running commentary of what you’re doing – like turning the page – and include silly voices. For a helping hand, try Leapfrog’s Tag Junior – your toddler can use the hand held ‘book pal’ to hear his favourite character speak, over and over again.
3 Don’t stop with books
Signs, recipes, menus – reading to him all the time and pointing out words will encourage his skills and motivate him.
4 Provide plenty of options
Having a wide variety of books to choose from shows him just how exciting reading can be. The good news is that Leapfrog’s Tag Junior can store up to five books and there’s plenty of variety, with seven stories to enjoy.
5 Act the fool
As he gets more confident, try missing a word out or a whole page or even pretend to read the book upside down. If he’s familiar with the story he’ll tell you what you’re doing wrong!
Leapfrog Tag Reading Toys
The perfect reading companions for children aged 2 to 8 years old
Explore books with your little one with Tag Junior. By holding the Tag Junior Book Pal over the words on the page your tot can hear his favourite characters speak out loud. Suitable for children aged 2 to 4.
To continue the learning to read journey Tag Books introduce a range of skills such as word building, reading comprehension, vocabulary and more through a variety of activities. Suitable for children aged 4 to 8.
What’s more, once your child has finished reading, you can check his progress using the LeapFrog Learning Path, a unique online tool.Tag Junior costs £29.99 and Tag costs £39.99, but you can currently save £10 at Toys R Us (www.toysrus.co.uk).
For more info or to try a fun interactive demo visit www.leapfrog.co.uk/tag
Free for every reader!
To make the most of reading with your little one, Leapfrog has released a brilliant Love to Read booklet. It’s packed full of games, craft ideas and other ways to take reading to the next level as your child progresses. For a free copy, send an email to email@example.com.
For more info go to www.leapfrog.co.uk/tag
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