We were recently sent a Leapfrog LeapReader and “Leap and the Lost Dinosaur” book to review. The LeapReader pen retails at £29.99 and the Leap and the Lost Dinosaur book has an RRP of £12.99. Both are aimed at children aged 4-8 years.
I had heard of the LeapReader before, but I wasn’t prepared for just how good it would be. Rather than spend hours writing about how well it works and how interactive it is, I made this video demo so you can see for yourself… Enjoy!
In case you don’t have time to watch the video, here’s a quick rundown of what I thought…
The book itself is amazing quality. It is very educational as a standalone book, but when you use the LeapReader pen with it… The pages come to life. Sydney loved hearing the dinosaurs roar, and she enjoyed having the story read to her as well.
The story is engaging and the fact you can play games as well as read the story means that children who aren’t keen readers will probably enjoy this more than a standard book.
Syd’s only 2 but she loved sitting with me and having the book read to her by the pen. She also really enjoyed looking at the cards which are included.
Over the past 2 weeks, we have read the book and played the games within it several times. One thing I do want to mention is that it is worth downloading the book content onto the pen and charging it up before you open the book as it can take a while. Other than that, I cannot fault the book or the LeapReader system.
It is well worth the money and I highly recommend it… as does Sydney!!
This is not a sponsored post. We were sent the items to review, but all words and opinions are my own.