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LeapFrog Tag Junior Book Explorer
 
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LeapFrog Tag Junior Book Explorer

by LeapFrog Enterprises
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (97 customer reviews) 3 answered questions

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  • Set the stage for reading. The Tag Junior book pal encourages toddlers to explore while helping build confidence with books
  • Each Tag Junior board book introduces a different preschool skills
  • Open-ended questions and fun sound effects encourage children to take charge
  • Download audio for your child's books, and keep up to 5 at a time on your book pal
  • See your child's progress through the online LeapFrog Learning Path, and get printable activities to expand the learning
  • Preschool skills such as the alphabet, counting or social playthrough 24 playful, book-based activities and more than 130 audio responses
  • As they touch any part of any page to bring words, pictures or activities to life
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LeapFrog Tag Junior Book Explorer + LeapFrog LeapReader Junior: Toddler Milestones Book Set (works with Tag Junior) + LeapFrog LeapReader Junior: Ready to Read Book Set (works with Tag Junior)
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 3.3 x 11 x 10.5 inches ; 1.6 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • Origin: China
  • ASIN: B001U5R1Y2
  • Item model number: 22003
  • Our recommended age: 24 months - 4 years
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 24 months - 4 years
  • Batteries 2 AAA batteries required.
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #134,896 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (97 customer reviews)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
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Product Description

Leapfrog Enterprises Tag Junior Book Pal 22003 Kids Games

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Foster a lifelong love for reading at an early age with the LeapFrog Tag Junior Reading system. This unique reading system encourages toddlers to engage with books through music, appealing sound effects, and open-ended questions. Designed for toddlers ages two through four, the LeapFrog Tag Junior Reading system uses the touch technology to allow toddlers to interact and explore the pages of the book with a touch of the Tag Junior Book Pal. Each Tag Junior Activity book teaches a different age-appropriate skill such as sharing, counting numbers, or learning the alphabet. The Tag Junior Reading system includes one board book, and the Tag Junior Book Pal can hold audio for up to five books.

Tag Junior Book Pal
    Ages: 2 to 4 years

    Requires:
  • 2 "AAA" batteries (not included)
What We Think

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The Good: Entertains toddlers while helping them learn age-appropriate skills.

The Challenging: We wish the Tag Junior Book Pal was waterproof.

In a Nutshell: Fosters love for books and learning through interactive songs, sound effects, and open-ended questions.


Designed for toddlers, this interactive reading system is full of fun and educational activities. View larger.


The reading system can store up to 5 books, which are available for download from the LeapFrog web site. View larger.

Fun, Easy-to-hold Design
The LeapFrog Tag Junior Book Pal's quirky shape and animal-like appearance attracts a toddler's attention. The large knob design makes it easy for toddlers to hold it in their tiny hands. With its durable exterior, the Book Pal can withstand a toddler's rambunctious use over many years and is easy to clean with a damp cloth. The Book Pal's optical reader is cleverly tucked into the bottom portion so that fingers cannot touch the sensor. And it's simple to dust using a cotton swab. The batteries and USB port are safely stored behind a compartment that closes securely with a screw.

An additional safety feature is the battery guard strap that firmly holds the batteries in place. A volume control button with low or high settings is located above the speakers on the front side of the Book Pal, while a conveniently placed on/off button is on the side. The speakers provide good, clear sound with little distortion. As a battery-saving feature, the Book Pal will turn off automatically after a period of inactivity.

The Tag Junior Reading system comes with one Activity Storybook. Its colorful illustrations and interesting narrative will appeal to young children while the thick, durable board book construction is made to last.

Advice for parents: keep food and beverages away from Tag Junior Book Pal as any spills could cause it to malfunction.

Exploration with Every Touch
The Tag Junior Reading System can engage toddlers for hours. By simply touching the Book Pal to a Tag Junior Book, children hear one of 130 responses or 24 book-based play activities. The responses can be songs, interesting sound effects, open-ended questions, amusing sentences, or reading aloud the text. Children can spend hours playing and exploring the different responses on every corner of the book. In many cases, they'll hear different responses when they touch the same spot in a book. The variety and randomness of the responses will keep their interest and initiate exploring the book over and over again.

Store up to Five Books
It's easy to use the LeapFrog Connect application that allows you to download audio to the Tag Junior Book Pal by connecting the USB cable (included) to a computer. Each book is centered on an important skill for toddlers to learn. Parents can print activity sheets, such as coloring pages, from the LeapFrog Connect site for additional activities and learning. You can also personalize the Tag Junior Reading System with your child's name so the Book Pal will incorporate his/her name into its greeting and farewell phrases.

In order to download the Book Pal's audio feature, you will need a computer that has 256MB of RAM and 300MB of free disk space. The download process is straightforward and the additional resources on the LeapFrog connect site are well worth it.

What's in the Box
One LeapFrog Junior Book Pal, one Leap Frog Tag Junior book, Instruction book, USB cable.



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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
99 of 103 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it! July 2, 2009
My two year old daughter absolutely loves books so I thought she would really enjoy the tag junior. My four year old daughter has the original tag (which is wonderful too!) and the younger one was always trying to get into it. I was so excited when I heard they were coming out with the junior version.

I had no problems setting it up yesterday. It took about 5 to 10 min to install and to download the audio from our PC. After it was ready to go, my two year old played with it for only a few minutes and I was a little disappointed. But I sat with her and showed her how to use it and then today she took her two books (the one it came with and I bought the Dora one also) and sat alone and played with them for a bit, about 3 or 4 separate times today. It was so cute! She loves it now! I can't wait to get more books.

Although it is built for little hands, it is still a little hard for her to hold, but I think she's getting the hang of it. The books are very short and I wish they were a bit longer, but she doesn't mind. When you click on the pictures, unlike the original tag, they say different things each time which is nice. Each picture goes through about 2 or 3 sayings before repeating the sayings.

Overall, I love this product and so does my two year old and I look forward to buying more books!
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74 of 82 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Just get a regular tag January 19, 2010
My 4 1/2 year old daughter already had the regular tag and we love it (as does she). I had reservations about the Tag Junior because to me, it seemed to be a bit of a waste. My daughter had received her regular tag when she was around 3 years old, and immediately got use out of it. So, as a result, I didn't see the need to get the Tag Junior which would really only bridge a short period before my son would be ready for a regular tag.

Despite my reservations about this product, my wife and I put this on my 2 year old son's Christmas list and he got one.

I'm disappointed to report that my reservations were correct. Is it easier for a 2 year old to handle? Yes. However, I just find that at this age the child needs help with the tag either way, and you're just better off using the regular tag.

I was also disappointed to find that the USB connector is located within the battery compartment (requires the a plastic screw to be turned) and also very difficult to access. I find it very poorly designed. The plastic screws are not built to be opened constantly. If you have several books and you are frequently adding and removing books due to the small amount of memory, I could see these wearing out.

The USB connector on the regular tag is on the outside of the unit covered by a rubber cover which is easy to remove and the connector is right on the surface, unlike the Tag Junior which is sunken in a bit and as mentioned, within the battery compartment.

If you don't mind using the Tag Junior for a short period, then upgrading to the regular tag, it's still a great product. On it's own, if the regular tag wasn't also available, I'd probably give it 4 stars.
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47 of 53 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent for little hands August 10, 2009
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My son is 1 1/2 and loves books so I thought I would try this out. It is very sturdy and has held up to him dropping it several times. It is also very easy for him to hold and use. You can personalize the reader so that it greets your child with his name when you turn it on, ex "Hello _Timmy_" VERY CUTE. My son loves hearing this every time he turns it on. He has already mastered using the reader with the books. One note, if you buy extra books the reader will only hold information for about 5 books at a time. Also, for each book you need to download the information into the reader from the internet. This was a very easy process for me that realastically took no more than 5 minutes, but it is an extra step that you have to do. When you place the reader on different parts of the page it will respond with either a sound effect or mulitple quotes from the characters. Some of the books have questions which require the child to follow instrucitons like finding all of the Pooh's in the book, etc. This will continue to challenge him as he gets older. Overall, my son loves it and plays with it at least once a day.
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38 of 43 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Age range is a little off December 19, 2009
By Rachel
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I originally ordered this for my almost 3 year old, but I soon decided to pass it on to my younger neice. After playing with the available books, I realized that my daughter had already mastered the skills that they covered. Consequently, she lost interest quickly. Furthermore, as she has been holding a crayon accurately since 15 months of age, the chuncky design of the Tag Jr. book pal was actually more awkward for her. Conversely, my 18 month old neice is thoroughly engaged by the interactive books, and the design of the reader is easier for her to manage.

Therefore, if your child has not yet developed fine motor skills and is still in the introductory phases of learning colors, numbers, etc., I think this is an excellent product. If they are closer to the 3 year mark and have a longer attention span, my suggestion would be to purchase the regular tag system and, if the books are too advanced, purchase some Tag Jr. books to fill in the gap. The tag system is reverse compatible with the Tag Jr. books.

All things considered, I think this is an excellent tool for getting young kids excited about reading, but I think the age range is a little off. I will take the liberty of providing an altered age recommendation of 18 months (or as early as the child expresses interest in flipping through books independantly) to 3 years. At 18 months or younger they would likely need assistance, but they would be ready to begin learning many of the skills. By 3, they will have likely mastered these basic concepts and will be ready for the Tag system, albeit with some assistance from an adult.

Final conclusion: Another winner from Leapfrog, but keep your child's current knowledge, attention span, and motor skills in mind when deciding between this and the regular tag system.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
My daughter loved getting this. Shipping was fast and item was just as described.
Published 5 months ago by Mandy
5.0 out of 5 stars Good quality materials and good story line
Good quality book...grandkids loved it.
Published 5 months ago by Helen from Georgia
5.0 out of 5 stars Gift item
Given as a gift. Recipient loves it.
Published 13 months ago by Whale
5.0 out of 5 stars My toddlers love it.
This was a great buy for two finicky toddlers who rarely sit for a book. They will grab him and explore the board books. It also makes bedtime story time a discovery time.
Published 15 months ago by MsJasmineR
1.0 out of 5 stars Just a Gimmick, No Real Value
You try explaining to a three year old why she can't listen to all of her books because the device can only hold five of them at a time, or why she has to wait until you... Read more
Published 18 months ago by Redwolf11
4.0 out of 5 stars Great!
I got this for my 2 yr old and it is so easy for him to use, he will sit there and
"read" and I love that it can be personalized w/ his name!!
Published 20 months ago by Dhouser
5.0 out of 5 stars Leapfrog
This is one of my favorite toys for my little girl.. I have to replace the batteries but not that often.
Published 21 months ago by Angela Reed
5.0 out of 5 stars Tag Jr book
I ordered this for my grandson's birthday, but had to return it, as someone else also purchased the same item from Amazon
Published 22 months ago by vella
3.0 out of 5 stars product is good but not necessary
this was fun for a while to use, but the choice of books is really limited for the price you pay for the tag explorer.

My daughter learned to read with out it. Read more
Published on June 5, 2013 by Karla
5.0 out of 5 stars Cute
I love how useful it is. I wished it had a bigger memory to fit in more than two books
Published on October 29, 2012 by Monicet Alicia Marquez
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