5 - 7 Years
LeapPad system's unique, multisensory interface already allows kids to enhance reading skills without making it seem like work. But this book has the added attraction of featuring Arthur and his friends, who are caught in a true ethical dilemma: finding and returning Sue Ellen's diary. Kids will exercise the use of simple chapter books, new words, reading comprehension, and distinguish between plot, setting, character roles, and theme.
Buy Leap 2 Reading Book: Arthur & The Lost Diary by LeapFrog
It's simple to use (kids insert the cartridge and book into their LeapPads, and use the attached stylus to hear information), but this system is an innovative technology that provides entertainin, 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. The books are designed to correlate with national academic standards for the grade levels they target.
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 8. 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
When Sue Ellen loses her diary at the library, Arthur and his friends start to imagine what she has written about them in her private book. Arthur is the one who finds the diary but will he and the others do the right thing and return it, unread to Sue Ellen? Features: Pronounce and define new vocabulary words, Answer questions about plot, theme, characters and setting, Begin reading chapter books and develop reading fluency, Play fun interactive games and activities!, Learn to love reading with the popular Arthur Adventure series.