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LeapFrog® Tag Reading System (16 MB)

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  • The amazing touch technology of the Tag Reading System encourages a child's love of reading as words talk, pictures sing and stories live out loud
  • The Tag library includes over 20 books and games featuring characters from TV, movies and classic tales
  • Tag storybooks and learning activities
  • Children learn to read through an exciting and interactive experience in which they can also earn online rewards
  • Parents can connect the Tag Reader to the online LeapFrog
  • Help children build vocabulary and reading skills such as word recognition, reading comprehension and phonics skills
  • Learning Path to see what their child is learning, and explore ways to expand their child's learning journey
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CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 1.6 x 1.2 inches ; 1.1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Origin: Made in USA or Imported
  • ASIN: B00134O7QU
  • Item model number: 30704
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 4 - 8 years
  • Batteries 2 AAA batteries required.
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #100,192 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (158 customer reviews)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
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Product Description

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A unique touch and talk device that brings stories to life, the Tag Reading System works with a library of books and games from LeapFrog. Funny voice-overs and cool sound effects add to the fun of discovery, helping ensure that children four to eight love the way this interactive, educational system boosts their confidence and their reading level.



The tag reader is designed to fit comfortably in small hands. View larger.


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The Good: Educational tool brings stories to life

The Bad: Supply of compatible books and games is not endless

In a Nutshell: The Tag reader is a fun way to keep kids interested in learning
At a Glance

Ages: 4 to 8
Requires: 2 AAA batteries; setup uses a computer and the Internet
Let's Play Tag!
With a wide grip that's perfect for little hands, the Tag reader adds a unique element to story time. The included book, Ozzie and Mack, features the rhyming adventures of Ozzie Otter and his playful animal friends. Text for this book is preloaded onto the Tag reader, so as soon as you load two AAA batteries (not included) into the reader, the story can begin.

A little camera in the tip of the reader identifies words and symbols on the specially printed pages, giving kids lots of options. They can pick between starting a story at the beginning and having it read all the way through, playing a page at a time, or reading themselves and using the Tag reader to hear single, tricky words spoken aloud. This last option inspires kids to try reading books they might otherwise avoid, since the Tag reader is always there to help them out.

Young readers are sure to enjoy the way character voices add drama to their favorite stories, the way touching certain pictures inspires quirky sound effects, and the leveled activities included in LeapFrog books.

Explore the World of Reading
LeapFrog presents a library of books that are compatible with the Tag reader. Classics like The Little Engine That Could come to life, and kids' favorite characters, such as SpongeBob SquarePants and Kung Fu Panda, help them connect with new stories. LeapFrog has even teamed with National Geographic Kids to present activity cards featuring different animals that the Tag reader brings to life.

To use additional books and games, you'll need to install the LeapFrog connect application on your computer. Once this is done, it becomes easy to download audio for the books you have and put them on your Tag reader. Use the included USB cable to connect the reader to your computer, and drag-and-drop up to five stories onto it.

Watch Children Fall in Love With Books
Young readers may be too busy following the escapades of their new friends to realize they are building phonics skills, expanding their vocabulary, and improving their reading comprehension. The Learning Path can help you keep up with their progress. This parent-centered section of the LeapFrog connect computer application allows you to download education information from the reader to your computer and track your child's progress. Use it to help customize your child's unique learning journey and celebrate educational milestones.

Overall, this innovative touch system makes reading an enjoyable experience, and there's plenty of room for the system to grow with your child's skills. Watching as children learn new skills and thinking up new ways to be involved in the learning process keeps adults on their toes. While the reader seemed quite durable, the imaginative world of stories that it opens up is a gift that will long outlast the reader itself.

Although headphones are not included, the Tag reader is compatible with most headphones, so kids can concentrate on reading without being distracted or disrupting others.

What's in the Box
Tag Reader, USB cable, LeapFrog Connect software CD, and the book Ozzie and Mack.

Product Description

SESpFrog Enterprises The Tag Reading System Tag Reading System, Appropriate for Ages 4 Years to 8 Years...Introducing Tag - the amazing touch reading system that bringsto life reading like never before. Perfectly sized for little hands, the Tag Reader is a touch-and-talk reading device that brings stories to life like never before and offers insights into what yourchild is learning. As children touch the Tag Reader to the pages of specially printed storybooks,a small camera in the tip "reads" the pages, enabling children to hear words and stories read aloud.Characters, pictures and learning activities spring to life with every touch, immersing children in the thrill of reading. Designed for children four to eight, the Tag Reading System works with a broad library of more than 20 books and games. Children can explore clasic books such as Olivia andThe Little Engine That Could, or join popular characters such as SpongeBob SquarePants and Ariel theLittle Mermaid in new reading adventures. Leveled learning activities in every book adjust automatically to your child's pace, helping build confidence and a love of reading that lasts a lifetime.Amazingly easy to use, the Tag Reader holds audiofor up to five books at a time. Simply connect the Tag Reader to your computer with the included USB cable, download the audio for your Tag books and drag-and-drop up to five of your children's favorite stories onto your Tag Reader. While online,you can also see your children's progress in recent books, get detailed updats on the skills they are exploring and share in their accomplishments bycreating a free LeapFrog Learning Path. The TagReading System is one of three new LeapFrog Connected learning systems that connect to the LeapFrogLearning Path, empowering you to get regular insights into your child's learning.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Kids can learn so much by using this.
R. Roberts
I would upgrade the memory thought, it can only hold 5 books. this Tag is so wonderful, I wont be suprised if I buy all the books that it works with.
Hilary Lardin
Easy to connect to internet and download audio for new books.
Jennifer Oettle

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

295 of 300 people found the following review helpful By Andrew Stack on August 18, 2008
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There was an article about this toy before it came out in Wired Magazine. It basically interviewed the inventor and peaked my curiosity. So I purchased it. It is an impressive device by any modern day standards. Basically it's a camera that recognizes words and images on specialized paper (the limited series of books that you purchase). Once recognized it plays sound bites or reads the word(s) on the page that you are passing the pen over. It's smartly designed and a child quickly understands how to operate it.

At first it's a game and your child will just want to click on everything to hear the sound bites. As time goes by they start exploring the less than obvious features like read back and games. Before you know it you have a totally transfixed kid. It's great for a long drive and it certainly beats the pants off a dvd. I do believe that this device is positively contributing to my child's learning. I will say that the books vary in quality. I am writing reviews on most of them ; ) so you can follow along if you wish. To start with get Sponge Bob as it is the best of the bunch followed by Kung Fu Panda or Cars.

Last thought if you're still with me. This is a wonderful invention. I do recommend it especially for parent's that are looking for an alternative to TV. I just wish to caution that it is not a substitute for quality reading time with your child so make sure to read to them as well. Overall a great investment.

I hope this review helps.
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138 of 141 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on June 14, 2008
We use this toy for our almost-five-year-old during our daily commutes. It's wonderful because a) it grabs her attention and delights her during what is usually a very shaky, depressing, hungry time of day, b) it's not like a video game in which you have a catatonic child in your backseat who refuses to talk--it's an interactive learning toy that prompts questions and interesting conversations, and c) it's not obnoxious--no weird beeping, no shooting noises, no electronic "music." It's filled with great music that's real. (The most obnoxious it gets is when she repeatedly clicks on an interesting phrase. Last week we heard "It was spectacular!" five times, before she informed us what she believes "spectacular" means.)

It's not often when our child thinks that a toy is as awesome as her parents do. But I can tell this one is definitely on her short list. It's the only toy that regularly travels from the car to the living room, to the kitchen table, to the bedroom, and then back to the car. That's right. She *carries* it. She doesn't ask us to carry it around for her. As far as I'm concerned, that's the highest praise you can give.
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172 of 188 people found the following review helpful By Optics on June 20, 2008
The Tag reading system is definitely a step up from the Leappad in terms of playability. However, it has its limitations.

- Unlike the Leapster where multiple users can share each device, each Tag is for a single user (player profile). LeapFrog highly recommends each child have his/her own Tag reader in order to take full advantage of Tag. Therefore, sharing doesn't work and means more $$$$ spent.

- Using a Tag reader on multiple computers might be cumbersome. I haven't found a way to "migrate" data easily, for example, in case of OS or PC upgrades. This affects the Rewards and the LEAPFROG Learning Path.

- Can only store 5 audio books at a time on the Reader. So if your child wants a different book besides one of the five, you'll have to connect to the computer to download/manage it. This will make it difficult for long trips. Memory is cheap, why not have more memory to begin with?

- Must connect to the internet, but then, who doesn't have internet access these days.

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Some nice points.

- Has a headphone jack!
- USB connectivity was pretty easy, but did seem a bit slow.
- Reader worked fine.
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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful By J. Trowbridge on July 15, 2008
We bought this product for my 3 1/2 year old son as something to keep him busy on a long drive from NY to NC. He loves Tag and over a two week period I can't think of a single day where he didn't pick it up to play with it. He has three books: Ozzie & Mack, Click Clack Moo (Classic Series) and Cars Tractor Tipping (Activity Series). While he had more fun intially with the Cars & Ozzie and Mack books he has since invested more time into Click Clack Moo and loves it. This is another great product from LeapFrog and I would recommend it to anyone.

My son actually ripped a few pages (because he fell asleep with it one night) and I put some tape over the ripped areas, the pen still reads it just fine.

Great Product!!!!!
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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful By charlies_mom on August 17, 2008
My nonverbal autistic son loves all things Leapfrog and loves story readers. Leapfrog has combined the best of two worlds with the story reader component along with interactive features. I was worried the tip would be delicate and he would break it but no problems so far. The download is very user friendly, the only drawback is only being able to load 5 products at a time so if you have more than that you have to delete and reload but this isn't a huge deal. The positive feedback for the game features is a very nice touch - not only praise for correct answers, but hints to encourage success and promote self esteem instead of "no, that's wrong" or some other negative statement like many toys. Would highly recommend this product for both fun and education.
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