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LeapFrog: Learn to Read at the Storybook Factory
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I say this from observation of my son (3.5) and daughter (5.5) and their friends. Those of them that are almost reading, or who are sounding out short words and sentences, understand the importance of punctuation and 'get' the songs and the points of the story which emphasize inflection and reading naturally (chunking).
For the younger ones it just passes over their heads which is perfectly understandable since they haven't a good idea of what sentences and paragraph structure is all about.
Five Stars. It's short, but for the right kids it's an invaluable tool for teaching about story structure and reading. Young children will watch Lily, Tad and the gang, but don't expect them to learn much.
But buy this video. If you have the other videos (which are amazing) go ahead and get this one to go along with them. When the time is right, your child will just absorb this information like they did their letters.
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My son had a speech delay and other developmental delays. His speech is great now...no one can detect that he has this diagnosis. However, the delays have, understandably, affected his learning in some areas.
While his spatial skills have been way above average--as has his grasp of science (such as planets and their attributes)--he has resisted reading. He gets tired and frustrated.
Well, trying many approaches for helping him, I thought I'd take a chance and get the Learn to Read at the Storybook Factory DVD from Amazon.com, especially since the reviews were so good.
My son IMMEDIATELY took to this DVD and watches it over and over! He's sounding out letters, "chunking", and trying to read on his own. I know that this DVD, along with Letter Factory and Talking Words Factory I, have contributed to his quick progress.
The premise of this DVD is this: Mr. Websley (remember that grumpy duck from the other DVD's?) builds a Storybook Factory to create talking storybooks. Leap, Lily, and their friends act out "The Three Little Pigs", while Professor Quigley captures the scenes and words for the book. Tad, Leap and Lily's younger brother, is the narrator and is frustrated that he's having trouble reading. While he tries to read the script, he learns chunking and inflection and begins to gain confidence in his reading.
The cool thing is that large text appears on the bottom of the screen during the scenes, with the words highlighted as Tad speaks them.Read more ›
My boys learned their ABCs, phonics, and numbers from these videos.
However, the "Storybook Factory" was a little disappointing.
I thought there would be more stories included, but it ended with only
one (3 Little Pigs). Besides the story plot itself, there's not much
to be learned from this video. For entertainment itself, my 3 year old really loves it though.
The Story Book Factory and the The Amazing Alphabet Amusement Park don't follow a well structured system nor do they do a good job of teaching the things they presume to teach such as punctuation. Taken as a movie for entertainment, the Amusement Park one is bearable but the Story Book Factory is very dumb. That's why I gave it 2 stars instead of 3.
Also, the Numbers Ahoy one doesn't do a very good job of teaching anything except for counting.
If you are wanting your child to read by 3 or 4, then this video is not going to help in my opinion. It may possibly help for an older age group -- If anything, it helps get children almost ready to read in the right mind-set and tries to make it fun. My son watched it a few times but wasn't hooked on it. One thing that I didn't like is that the video only uses capital letters and that is not helpful when any book you pick up is going to have both upper and lower case letters. If the child only sees words with all capital letters, than this is not going to help with reading a real beginner book like "cat in the hat". The lower case letters are going to be foreign.
From my internet research, children that can read at age 3 are usually the ones that learned by word-recognition/memory (i.e. not actually reading). Like my son recognizes the word "STOP" because its on all the stop signs, it's background is always red, and in the same shape.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
EXCELLENT videos for learning. My kids never tire of watching....Published 13 days ago by stoney1234
Nice DVD. arrived in great condition. Worked well. This is a great educational DVD.Published 16 days ago by MichellePire
I have to say the same thing about this and any other Leap Frog learning video. The children memorize the songs and learn from them so much easier than a boring lesson that... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amateur Tiler
We love Leap Frog! My son has ADHD and can follow along with this DVD from start to finish. It is really helping him alot.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
I love the leapfrog series. My 3 year old knows things that the school and teachers say that a 5 or 6 year old should know.Published 3 months ago by Denise
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