LeapReader “Ready, Set, Read & Write” Party

Disclaimer: I received free LeapFrog products in order to host the LeapFrog sponsored MommyParty. The opinions expressed here are my own.


In the past, we’ve bought some of the smaller LeapFrog toys but nothing as cool as the brand new LeapReader. We were asked to do a party to show off the new LeapReader to family & friends. I knew the perfect day to do it. My niece was turning 5 and my sister decided to have her birthday party at Chuck E Cheese. I knew lots of kids from her Pre-K class were coming so it would be a perfect time to share the LeapReader with kids & their parents.


Everything was all ready to go, we were heading out early on Saturday. And then. the Friday night before, my 5 year old son got sick. Seems like that always happens when something good is going on! So, instead of being able to go & share the LeapReader with new friends, we were stuck at home fighting the sickies.


Knowing that we still wanted to share the LeapReader with my niece (we were giving her a brand new LeapReader of her own for her birthday) and other family members, we waited until my son was feeling better and headed up to their house to visit. I was so excited to be able to share the LeapReader with everyone because I knew that my niece was learning to read and write in Pre-K and I knew how much fun my son had been having with it since we got it.

LeapReader is the complete learn-to-read-and-write solution. LeapReader engages kids in imaginative stories with lively character voices while building vocabulary skills and growing reading comprehension skills. Interactive handwriting guidance helps children learn to write on special mess-free paper. Plus, LeapReader helps develop listening comprehension skills with audio books. To learn more, visit LeapFrog.

The LeapReader by LeapFrog is recommended for kids 4 to 8 and retails for $49.99. There are 3 essential experiences that come from using the LeapReader:

  • Learn to Read: Helps kids to sound out words, read sentences and lets kids play games & puzzles
  • Learn to Write: Gives children helpful guidance as they practice writing letters & numbers on special mess-free writing paper
  • Learn through Listening: Audio books, learning songs & trivia challenges help to build comprehension skills & vocabulary

LeapReader’s come with a lot of great features:

  • A library of 150+ books, workbooks, audio books & more
  • Available in pink or green
  • A sampler book and four apps are included ($20 value)
  • USB rechargeable battery (no batteries needed! That’s a huge plus!)
  • Can hold audio for up to 40 books or 175 songs

What did my niece and my kids think of the LeapReader? Both my son & my niece couldn’t wait for us to open up all the packages so they could start playing with the LeapReader’s. My son loved using it to read words & play games. All the kids were amazed that the LeapReader knew the word they were pointing to, the sound of the letter they were pointing to or the game that they were trying to play!


At first, my son liked using it to trace his letters but he was having a hard time getting each letter to the solid line of the paper & the LeapReader wasn’t picking up that he was finished with the letter he was making. He’s quite the perfectionist but also wants to do it his way so he got pretty frustrated. I don’t think that this is a problem with the LeapReader at all, just an observation of kid’s that might be like Ryan. He’s been tested to see if he was on the Autism Spectrum (doctor said no) but he is in a special class at school that gives him a little extra help. Just something to take into consideration if your child has special needs. My sister has told me that my niece still loves playing with her LeapReader and my sister is going to buy some more books to go with it for Christmas.

You can find out more about LeapReader (and many more great products) by visiting LeapFrog’s site, plus you can also find them on Facebook, TwitterYouTube & Pinterest.

Disclaimer: I received free LeapFrog products in order to host the LeapFrog sponsored MommyParty. The opinions expressed here are my own.

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  1. Jesica H October 14, 2013

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