LeapFrog TAG Reading System, Green
|Price:||$47.99 & FREE Shipping|
Usually ships within 3 to 4 days.
- Enter your model number above to make sure this fits.
- Learn to read with the #1 selling reading system!* Tag is recommended by 99-Percent of teachers**
- The Tag library includes over 40 books and games based on favorite TV, movie and classic tales
- Tag storybooks and learning activities help children build reading skills such as vocabulary, phonics and reading comprehension
- The Tag Reader holds audio for up to 10 books at a time and is sized to fit small hands with a no-slip grip
- Parents can connect the Tag Reader online to see their child's play and learning on the LeapFrog® Learning Path
There is a newer model of this item:
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Learn to read with the #1 selling reading system!*
Designed for children ages four to eight, the Tag Reading System uses touch technology to engage children and bring reading to life. Each touch to the pages of specially printed storybooks, puzzles, maps and more triggers audio responses that support and surprise-engaging children's senses to make reading-and learning-a rich, fulfilling experience. Winner of 55+ awards worldwide, the Tag system holds audio for up to 10 titles at a time from a vast library featuring characters from favorite TV, movie and classic tales.
For parents, the Tag Reader offers easy audio download with no cartridges to lose, adjustable volume control and it turns itself automatically after a period of inactivity to save battery life. Parents can also see specific details of their child's reading progress through the free online Learning Path.
99% of teachers recommend Tag!**
Tag helps children build the skills to learn to read, and games and learning activities help reinforce new skills, building confidence and encouraging children to continue to explore and discover a love of reading and learning.
The Tag Reading System:
• Provides children with tools to build phonics and reading comprehension skills.
• Sounds out words in select books to provide tutorial support.
• Challenges and supports young readers to progress at their own pace.
The Learn to Read System Library
The Tag Learn to Ready System is designed to guide children through their learn-to-read journey. Beginning with the Get Ready to Read series and the Tag Junior book pal, children are introduced to reading basics and essential preschool skills. Moving on to the Tag Reader, the Early Reading series expands upon these skills with core phonics practice and exposure to basic sentence structure. As children build confidence they can develop their reading comprehension and vocabulary skills with the longer text and more complex sentences of the Read on Your Own series. And their growing reading skills lead to even more fun with the Learn through Reading series, which features maps, puzzles, flash cards and sets that expand the learning to geography, writing, science and more.
Book and Print Basics
A child's early experiences with books greatly influence his ability to learn to read. Reading together helps a child learn how to turn pages one at a time and that text moves from left to right. Advanced readers learn how to use books for research.
There are more consonants sounds than there are consonants in the alphabet. A consonant digraph is a pair of consonants that stand for a single sound (ch, sh, th, wh).
Spelling begins with regular short vowel sounds (cap) and long vowel sounds (with silent e, cap becomes cape). Finally, children learn the rules and patterns of vowel pairs (ee), digraphs (ai in train), dipthongs (oi in boil) and r-controlled vowels (farm, bird).
Along with learning language and letters, phonological awareness-the ability to pick out and play with sounds in words (such as syllables and rhymes)-is essential for learning to read.
With repeated exposure to commonly used words, word recognition grows and becomes more automatic.
To read independently, children must understand the relationship between the sounds in spoken words and the letters that represent those sounds.
The larger their vocabulary, the easier it is for children to comprehend what they read and hear and communicate with others.
Listening and Reading Comprehension
As children develop comprehension of books read aloud or independently, they explore the uses and functions of written language. They begin to construct meaning, eventually applying critical skills to make inferences and draw conclusions.
Learn Through Reading
In addition to creating a strong foundation through language and literacy learning, there are skill sets that children need exposure to and knowledge of for further development and achievement in school. Topics like science, social studies, mathematics and overall life skills are essential experiences to ensure further development and achievement in school.
Product Dimensions: 5.0 x 1.0 x 1.0 inches
Package Dimensions: 11.0 x 2.5 x 10.6 inches
Package Weight: 1.80 lbs
Batteries: 2 AAA (not included)
What's in the Box:
• LeapFrog Tag Reader
• Sampler activity book (audio pre-loaded on Reader)
• User guide
• USB cable
- Internet connection (high-speed connection recommended)
- Monitor resolution of 1024 x 768
- Available USB port
- 512 MB of RAM (1 GB recommended)
- 300 MB free disk space
- Latest version of Adobe Flash Player
- Pentium 4 or equivalent (2 GHz processor or faster recommended)
- Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7 operating system with latest service pack
Mac Computer Requirements:
- Intel-based Apple computer (1 GHz processor or faster recommended)
- Mac OS X 10.5+ operating system software
LeapFrog is a leader in education innovation. We create award-winning learning toys, interactive book and map experiences, reading systems, educational gaming handhelds and learning tablets that are age-appropriate. Our mission is to help every child achieve his or her potential. So our products combine robust technology, curriculum and popular characters to create engaging experiences that make play and learning even more fun. With more than 120 million learning systems, books and games in homes worldwide, plus multisensory technology in more than 100,000 U.S. classrooms, the LeapFrog brand is trusted by parents, valued by teachers and loved by children. Many of our products connect to the Internet for enhanced learning with additional interactive experiences. Those connections also empower parents with personalized insights and recommendations, helping them see and share in their child's learning progress through our groundbreaking LeapFrog Learning Path.
*U.S. Source: The NPD Group / Consumer Tracking Service; Preschool Electronic Learning, Reading System brands in Dollars, Annual 2010(excluding gaming systems). U.K. Source: The NPD Group/ EPoS Retail Tracking; Preschool Electronic Learning, Reading System brands in Value, Annual 2010 (excluding gaming systems). Canada Source: The Nielsen Company, Market Track Closed Group, National Toy Market 2010 (52 weeks ending December 2010).
**Based on a 2010 survey conducted by LeapFrog of teachers participating in its Tag Kindergarten Program who received Tag Reading Systems from LeapFrog for use in their classrooms.
TM and © LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc. All rights reserved.
Color: Green | Product Packaging: Retail
Top Customer Reviews
The good: The pen is amazing, a real marvel of teaching technology. The kids like it.
The bad: It's the most techno-savvy leapfrog product yet. The pen needs to be connected to the computer a lot as your child learns. Not only do you have to "download" the books onto the pen, but there is a feedback loop where the child earns rewards. Most of the "rewards" require printer paper and ink. I wish you could turn off the pen's requests to be plugged back into the computer, but you can't.
Should you buy it:
If you are used to performing regular "maintenance" with your ipod, and you don't mind that, then definitely buy it.
If you don't like maintainin computers (firmware upgrades, syncing, troubleshooting, etc) then consider very carefully before buying.
Don't get this as a gift for a person who either doesn't have a computer, or has a relic of a computer that they never use.
I have owned a lot of leapfrog toys. This is the first one I've used which is very similar to owning an ipod.
Upon receiving this product, the pen comes with a demo book. The demo book works out of the box, of course. The technology itself is cool, there is a little camera underneath the pen point and it can "see" where you are on the page. Touching the pen to the page makes the pen announce whatever is in that location. You can switch "modes" by touching in the corner of the book. For example, you can switch to "play a game" or you can "read".
The demo book is fine for maybe a couple hours play, but it doesn't have enough play value for you to be satisfied with the demo book alone. You're going to have to buy more books, which you expect if you have some experience with these leapfrog devices.Read more ›
"On the parental side, software installation was quite simple. The device was in use less than ten minutes after opening the box. Managing the LeapFrog TAG's media library at the desktop is also quite easy. The UI can be personalized to and utilized by the child with minimal instruction.
While my overall opinion of the system is positive, I found the materials included with the device to be decidedly minimalist. Unlike the Leapster 2, no protective case was included. Considering the TAG's size, this increases the likelihood of misplacement. Batteries were not included, a rarity these days. Finally, the 'sample' book included was comprised of snippets from multiple available titles. The Leapster 2 had come with a complete game included. No additional purchase was required for the child to enjoy full immediate use of the device.
After purchasing a copy of 'Walter the Far---g Dog Goes on a Cruise' on sale for $10 at a local big box retailer, LeapFrog TAG's potential was realized. It's entertaining, versatile, and certainly more than just a talking book. The child can have the entire story read to him/her or point to specific words for assistance with pronunciation. Illustrations feature puzzles and quizzes to elicit interest beyond the story itself.Read more ›
FULL REVIEW: There are several ways to use the Tag Reader with the Tag books. In a storybook, the Reader will read the text for a page if the child taps a symbol. Or, a child can tap individual words to have them read aloud, or tap one of many characters or images on a page to get dialogue or a sound effect - so each page has more to explore. Some pages have letter or number activities. And some pages have games. The content on some pages is a little thin, but overall the entire system - the Reader and the books - is thoughtfully designed and works well.
I'm always a little skeptical about the claims about toys that will make my child smarter, while they are having fun. But the Tag Reader delivers on that promise:
- It's interactive and self directed, which keeps our child engaged.
- The games and activities are fairly well-designed and engaging, though a child may need some help getting started.
- All of that encourages exploration, and gets the child to go through the educational content.
- Our child also uses the audiobook mode to play an entire book at times.
The system works well for us, and provides an activity that's both enjoyable and educational. Since our 4 year old gave up naps, the Tag Reader has been a great activity for the "quiet time" in the afternoon when she used to sleep.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought this from a coworker whose daughter had out grown it for my kindergartener. She loves it. I have purchased additional books for it and it has helped my daughter a lot. Read morePublished 16 days ago by Jan Klevgaard
I bought this a few years ago for my first grandson and he enjoyed it very much, we passed it down to his new brother now and is still going strong like the first day. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Mikey's grandma
Good sound, but I can not hear out of the left ear. It broke a month after I got itPublished 2 months ago by Kindle Customer
My son used this over and over and over. Well worth the money. The books (sold separately) cost about $14 each that should be a consideration. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Thyme2spend