3 & 4 Years
What's really cute? A kid that can pronounce tough words with confidence and finesse. LeapPad's multisensory, experiential interface allows a child to do just that. With The Day Leap Ate Olives, kids see, hear, say, and touch throughout the book, making it easier to retain and enhance oral, vocabulary, and phonics skills while distinguishing between consonants and vowels. Leap and his friends help kids to identify, comprehend, and pronounce new and old words correctly.
Buy Leap 1 Phonics Book: The Day Leap Ate Olives by LeapFrog
It's simple to use (just insert the cartridge and book into a LeapPad, and use the attached stylus to hear information), but this system is an innovative technology that provides entertaining, effective learning, designed by a Stanford-trained reading expert. As well, the system has been credited with the TMA's Educational Toy of the Year and People's Choice awards.
Two notes: Make sure the LeapPad book you get is appropriate for the child's educational level; this one should be a challenge for kids up to age 6. As well, know that some LeapBooks work on both LeapPad and LeapPad Pro, like this one, but some books only work with one system. --Diane Beall
From the Manufacturer
Why is Leap afraid of olives? It's dinnertime, and Leap is doing everything he can to avoid eating his olives. Finally, Dad discovers something surprising that reveals why Leap has a secret fear of olives! The Day Leap Ate Olives has engaging activities on each page that teach beginning readers how to sound out words and recognize words in the context of a story. Features: Learn consonants and the vowel "U", Say, sound out and spell new words, Understand new words in the context of a story, Match letters with their sounds, Recognize rhyme words.