This talking book comes with an interactive "magic pen" that works like a hand-held computer mouse pointer. Children can opt to turn the paper pages and listen to the story read with different voices for each character. Or they can interrupt the read-aloud session to play with the magic pen (permanently attached with a wire). They can point the pen tip to any word on a page and hear it pronounced, or touch a picture and hear a sound effect (such as "Strike one!" for the baseball bat). Very similar to the popular Living Books
computer games, this 10-by-11-inch book is more portable than a home computer. Stories in this set include Lil's Loose Tooth
, Richard Scarry's Best Word Book Ever
, and Winnie the Pooh in A Sweet Good Morning
. The set also includes a paper piano keyboard and map and human anatomy games. --Gail Hudson
Your kids can learn by leaps and bounds! The LeapPad teaches beginning readers how to pronounce words by sounding them out. This great learning tool reads full-color animation storybooks to your kids, helping them to identify letters and words. They can play guided games and fun activities. Plus, kids can read and interact at their own pace. Features automatic shutoff. Portable, for learning on the go. Uses 4 AA batteries (not included). Ages 4 and up. Imported.