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Fridge Words Magnetic Word Builder

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  • Build over 325 words with magnetic letters that teach and sing!
  • Includes letters A through Z, plus three additional letters so kids can spell words like MOM.
  • Features three ways to play: Load a Letter, Word Builder and Word Hunt learning modes.
  • Lights follow letters to reinforce the learning.
  • Helps develop rhyming skills and teaches word building for three-letter words. Help reading skills rise and shine with this magnetic letter set!
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WARNING:
CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 2.4 x 11.2 x 12.1 inches ; 1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Origin: Imported
  • ASIN: B0002SC7CE
  • Item model number: 20320
  • Our recommended age: 4 - 7 years
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 4 - 8 years
  • Batteries 2 AA batteries required.
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #17,350 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (416 customer reviews)
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From the Manufacturer

Learn to build over 325 words through three different levels of play including Load a Letter, Word Play and Word Building. Using the included 29 letters your child's reading skills can take flight. All pieces attach securely to any magnetic surface. -Includes 3 modes of play. Recommended age range 3+ years old

Product Description

This Word Whammer Fridge Phonics Set from LeapFrog creates over 325 three-letter words with magnetic letters and it sings and teaches to your child. The Word Whammer teaches letter names, letter sounds and how letter sounds blend together to make words. The set has 3 modes of play: Letter Hunt, Word Builder and Word Hunt. Includes letters A through Z, plus 6 additional letters (E, O, D, G, M and P) for 33 pieces in all. Letters and magnetic letter reader attach securely to the refrigerator. Volume control is included. For ages 3 years and up. Imported. 1-1/4Hx6Wx9-1/4L”.

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Customer Reviews

It says many of the wrong letters when she puts them in the slots.
Jolene Priest
My daughter had the Fridge Phonics Magnetic Alphabet set and it was great, so when she was 3, I thought she should learn how to build simple 3-letter words.
K. Huay
It is not worth the time and money to buy this toy and then end up returning it.
M and E's Mom

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

105 of 107 people found the following review helpful By A. Feng on December 30, 2005
Got it as a Christmas gift for our daughter (21 months) who is learning her letters. Great idea... but it didn't work. At least for one of the letters (the far left one). When you put a letter (any letter) in the spot, it says "A"... even when it's not A! (not good for a toddler learning her letters)

I looked at it more closely, and found that some of the tabs on that one spot were half-pressed down (there are six per spot, which is how the system recognizes each letter). That would explain the error... except that when I put a three-letter word in (like CAT), it recognizes it from that point on. Weird.

So after reading all these posts about this happening to other people, and those who opened it up and cleaned it, I decided to try it myself. (a little background: I was schooled as an electrical engineer) For those of you who don't want to read the gory details, nineteen screws, two different screwdrivers, one pair of pliers, and one hour later, it's now working.

If you get one that works out of the box, great. But based on the other reviews, if you get one that doesn't work (which seems like the odds are pretty good that it won't) and you don't have experience with small parts and electronics, you're probably best off getting your money back to avoid the hassles.

**Now, for those who want to know the gory details of fixing this little issue:
- First, in order to open the housing, you have to loosen twelve philips screws to get the two parts of the housing together. Not too bad; this can be done with an ordinary screwdriver.
- Next, in order to fix the issue of the stuck tabs, you need to separate the electronics plate from the housing. In total, there were eight small screws (you need a No.
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183 of 193 people found the following review helpful By Teresa Linton on February 19, 2005
I was delighted to find out the magnets from the Fridge Phonics Magnetic Letter set also work with this! So if you have both, you can spell out double lettered words (such as "dad" and "mom" (and it is programmed to read those words, as well!)

The only problems we've been having with it are related to the tinny sound. The Fridge Phonics Magnetic Letter set sounded nice, but the Word Whammer sound quality is poorer. I know I had a hard time telling "Find the 'F'" from "Find the 'S'". Lucky for us adults, if we know what word it wants us to spell, we know which letter, but it confounds the kids.

If it weren't for the sound quality the toy would be *perfect*. It is really well designed, and very effective at keeping the kid's interest long enough for them not to realize they're learning while they're having fun. If you don't mind needing to translate what the machine said every so often, I highly recommend this.
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88 of 96 people found the following review helpful By M. SOLANO on August 9, 2005
I bought this for my three year old son on Sunday. It's only Tuesday and he is spelling words on his own without a problem. I recommend that you purchase the Fridge Phonics Alphabet Letters FIRST like I did, so they can learn their letters well. Once they master the entire alphabet, they can graduate to the Word Wammer. I only showed him how to play once, and he went on from there. It's amazing! Leap Frog is the best! Hopefully they will come up with fridge numbers soon!!
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66 of 72 people found the following review helpful By Pam & Her Daughter on July 31, 2005
My daugter received both the Word Whammer and Fridge Phonics for her second birthday. The Word Whammer has three modes. The first mode is almost identical to the Fridge Phonics set. The song is a little bit shorter, but it sings the letter name and the sounds it makes. If you press a letter twice, it has a phrase with that letter, something that the Fridge Phonics doesn't do. For example, the "c" is "It's c-c-c-c-old in here!". The "a" is "aaaaaaah! I'm scared of monsters!". It's very cute. The second mode is for making words. If you just put in one letter, it will prompt you to put a vowel (a "blue letter") in the second spot. When you spell a word, it sings a short song. In the third mode, it prompts you to try to spell words that rhyme. It is a great toy with much more "grow with me" potential than the Fridge Phonics.
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37 of 40 people found the following review helpful By modern mommy on October 13, 2008
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Hi, I just received this item on amazon last week, just wanted to point out a few things:

1. You will notice in the product images are 2 products, the Word Whammer and the Word Builder, though this listing is for the Word Builder.
The Word Builder is the updated version of the Word Whammer.

However, when I recieved my order from Amazon they sent me the wrong product, they sent me the Word Whammer at first!
I called them and they graciously sent the Word Builder by 1 day mail, so be aware that this may happen.

2. Other then the airplane theme, someone pointed out to me that the Word Builder includes lowercase letters. I thought this meant that it has both upper and lowercase letters. It doesn't. It ONLY has lowercase letters.
I think the idea is that if you bought the Leapfrog Fridge Phonics Magnetic Alphabet set, meant for younger kids just learning letters, you would have the uppercase, then when your child is older, you get this one, the Word Builder which has the lowercase letters.
Since my child is 2 1/2 and I want the uppercase letters, I'm going to to buy this too, I guess... :(

Fyi, the Word Whammer had/has only uppercase like the LP fridge Alphabet Set.

Update: I bought the Fridge Phonics Magnetic Alphabet set also, however I found out they are not interchangeable, the uppercase letters from the Fridge Phonics set do not fit in the Word Builder.
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