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LeapFrog Debuts LeapReader

LeapFrog Enterprises debuted its newest product, LeapReader, at retail stores and online nationwide. The LeapReader is the complete learn to read and write solution for children. The LeapReader library includes more than books, audio books, flash cards, maps, learn-to-write sets, music albums and trivia challenges and lets parents easily personalize their child’s learning journey by choosing titles based on their reading level, favorite characters or learning style. This system builds early literacy skills through three learning programs: Learn to Read, Learn to Write, and Learn Through Listening. LeapReader will be available in select countries such as Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Hong Kong, Singapore, Philippines, Korea, Thailand and other Asian countries later this summer. All audio books and music albums will be available for download using LeapFrog Connect Application for LeapReader. To read more about LeapReader, click...

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LeapFrog Introduces the New LeapReader

LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc. has unveiled their latest product, LeapReader: the complete learn to read and write solution for kids. LeapReader, from the creator of the Tag Reading System, is the next generation of learning that helps children build literacy skills and reading confidence. With LeapReader’s three essential experiences–learn to read, learn to write, and learn through listening–kids can sound out words, read sentences, write letters with interactive guidance, and develop comprehension skills through audio books and music, all available in the LeapReader library of more than 150 learning experiences. The LeapReader Library Learn to Read: Kids learn to read by sounding out words, reading sentences, and building comprehension through LeapReader books, maps, and flash cards. The LeapReader books help kids with feedback by not only recognizing letters, but also helping them through the irregularities of letter sounds. Some Learn to Read titles also include pages with 3-D elements.  Learn to Write: Interactive LeapReader workbooks feature audio coaching and support to help kids learn the sequence of strokes and build writing fluency. These new workbooks feature revolutionary LeapFrog Learning Paper, which contains ink embedded within the page for a mess-free writing solution. These workbooks provide feedback on stroke order, and teach letters by similar curves or lines instead of in alphabetical order. Learn through listening: LeapReader audio books, learning songs, and trivia challenges foster children’s comprehension skills, vocabulary, and imagination. By making...

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LeapFrog Sponsors PBS Kids Writers Contest

LeapFrog Enterprises Inc. is the national prizing sponsor for the PBS Kids Writers Contest. The contest is designed to promote the advancement of children’s literacy skills through hands–on and active learning. PBS stations throughout the U.S. will collaborate with schools, public libraries, and other community-based organizations to present the PBS Kids Writers Contest in local communities, with each station selecting local winners. The contest is open to children in kindergarten through third grade. Local winners will be entered into the national contest, where a panel of judges will rank the top 12 entries. National winners will be announced this summer and LeapFrog will award a prize package that includes its LeapReader Reading and Writing...

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Vote for Your Favorite 2014 Toy of the Year (TOTY) Finalist

The toy industry has its 84 toy, game, and property finalists for the 2014 Toy of the Year Awards (TOTY), according to the Toy Industry Association (TIA). The annual TOTY awards program is sponsored by the toy industry to recognize the top toys available across 12 categories—from e-connected to activity to educational and outdoor toys. The 2014 finalists represent 68 unique products or properties from 41 companies, and were selected from more than 520 nominees submitted for consideration by 153 companies. Sixty academics, journalists, toy trend experts, play therapists, toy inventors and designers, and toy retailers staffed the nomination committees that narrowed the field to the slate of finalists. Through January 13, toy lovers of all ages can visit ToyAwards.org to vote for their favorite playthings. Each vote is a chance to win one of twelve TOTY prize packages filled with the toys and games featured in each category. Four additional ballots—for mass retailers, specialty toy retailers, media, and TIA members—were also launched today and will remain open through January 13. All five ballots will be weighted and used to determine each category winner. The overall, “Toy of the Year,” award will be selected based on votes received from journalists and bloggers, retailers, and TIA members; the, “People’s Choice Award,” will be selected based on votes solely from consumers on ToyAwards.org. The winners will be announced during an awards...

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LeapFrog Partners with Random House for an Audio Book Library

LeapFrog Enterprises and Listening Library, an imprint of Random House LLC, have partnered to bring Listening Library’s library of children’s audio books to the LeapReader platform. Listening Library’s audio books are available for download via LeapFrog’s App Center. LeapReader is the new learn to read and write system that helps children build literacy skills and reading confidence with LeapReader’s three essential experiences–learn to read, learn to write, and learn through listening. Children sound out words and read sentences, write letters with interactive guidance, and develop listening skills, comprehension, and imagination through audio books, music, and more all available in the LeapReader library of more than 150 learning...

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