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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My kids 4 and 5 enjoy watching and learning. It has helped my 5 year old read.Published 19 days ago by Kmay
Love all of the LeapFrog videos. My daughter is 5 and she watches this and the others over and over!Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
I bought this for my toddler and he loves it! We have the whole series starting with the Letter factory. The format is easy for him to understand and the characters are engaging. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Danielle Griffith
My 5 year old son loves it but not my 4 year old daughter!Published 3 months ago by Shirley Wong Chui
Love these Leap Frog learning DVD's. What a great way to teach without them knowing that they are learning!Published 4 months ago by Babs
Great DVD. Would recommend to anyone whose child is into leap frog products. Works well for my kids. Read morePublished 4 months ago by CnH
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