More About Smarty Ants
The SmartyAnts Phonics Reading Pup is an educational companion that offers your child a fun, interactive way to learn to read. The cuddly robotic dog comes with a one-year subscription to the SmartyAnts Web site, an innovative site that includes a vast variety of stories and games to help children ages four to seven (preschool to first-grade) develop reading skills. Download songs and stories from the site to the puppy, and he will sing phonics-based songs and tell stories that help children practice reading skills.
Cuddly Companion Helps Teach Reading Skills
The fluffy white stuffed puppy toy stands approximately 11 inches tall and is surprisingly soft and plush despite its robotic mechanisms. It comes loaded with 10 songs designed to help teach your child the alphabet, letter sounds, phonics, word building, and rhyming. The dog also includes one story and song that combines all of these educational motifs.
Press either of the puppy's front paws to activate the songs or story. The dog moves his head and body while he sings or tells a story in his pleasant tenor.
Fun Online World Helps Kids Meet Reading Standards
This Phonics Reading Pup comes with a one-year subscription to the SmartyAnts Web site. SmartyAnts was developed by the founder of Leap Frog in collaboration with a team of educational experts to provide pre-readers and early readers with fun tools that help develop skills in an interactive and personalized environment. SmartyAnts.com has a customized reading program that keeps pace with your child, helping her to stay challenged, rewarded, and learning.
SmartyAnts has plenty of tools to help your child learn letter sounds and start building them into words, sentences, and fun whimsical stories. The curriculum is designed to meet or exceed reading standards in all 50 states for pre-K, kindergarten, and first-grade levels.
The SmartyAnts site is secure and password protected, and it is designed to let kids play independently and learn at their own pace. The SmartyAnts online world includes a wide selection of reading games and activities, more than 60 stories, over 300 sing-a-long songs, and 125 learning videos that provide phonics, letter-recognition, and word-building skills.
Plug Pup In to Download More Fun Reading Tools
Connect the Phonics Reading Pup to your computer with the included USB cable. While your child plays at SmartyAnts.com, the pup will automatically choose from over 300 learn-along songs that will reinforce the skills your child is learning. Your children can practice the skills they learn online anywhere they take the puppy.
The Phonics Reading Pup requires three AA batteries (included), as well as a Phillips screwdriver for inserting and replacing the batteries.