Another Toyologists review for you all. And this one is something that personally I love.
The technology behind this system amazes me completely and utterly. So what is this amazing technology? Well quite frankly I have no idea!
What I do know is that when you run the “pen” over the page it reads the book to you. You can go word by word or it will tell the story for you and you can follow along. Its interactive and has fun activities incorporated in the book, things such as “Can you find the bee?” etc. The Tag Reading system has won numerous awards:
Kids at Play Interactive (KAPi) Awards: Best Interactive Toy
Toy Industry Association: TOTY Award – Educational Toy of the Year
Buzillions: Reviewers’ Choice Award Finalist
Children’s Technology Review: Editor’s Choice
DEMO: DEMO God Award
FamilyFun Magazine: Toys of the Year Award
FamilyFun Magazine: Top Ten Toy of the Year Award
iParenting Media: Outstanding Products Award
Kaboose.com: Amazing Toy Awards – Toys for Preschoolers
Kaboose.com: Amazing Toy Awards – Toys for Gradeschoolers
National Parenting Publications: Gold Award
Oppenheim Toy Portfolio: Special Needs Adaptable Product Award
Oppenheim Toy Portfolio: Platinum Award
Oppenheim Toy Portfolio: Top Toys for Kids with ADHD Award
Parents’ Choice Foundation: Parents’ Choice Silver Honors Award
Parents Magazine: Best Toys of the Year Award
The National Parenting Center: Seal of Approval
TimetoPlayMag.com: Top 16 Holiday Must-Have Toys Award
Toy Wishes Magazine: Top Pick Holiday Award
So not many then? To be honest? I am in no way suprised! It is an amazing product that can really help with childrens reading from an early age. The system literally brings reading to life for children in a fun and interactive way. It has been called “The number one learn to read toy” and I can see why! It is easy and simple to use and has makes reading fun!
The other thing that really impresses me about the tag reading system is that with the USB cable that is attached you are able to use a unique tool called the “Learning Path” which enables you to see how your children are doing, what is engaging them, what they are learning, all without you hanging over their shoulder!
Once you have your Tag Reading system there are 25 other books that you can buy which work with the system including Disney stories and classics such as Paddington Bear and The Cat in the hat!
Reading is such an essential life skill and with this you can give your children a helping hand and a head start to the amazing world that is books.
Theres no denying that I would love Simba to adore books as much as I do and I hope with this system and his ever expanding library of books he will.
I would reccomend this to any parent without a doubt. AND at the moment it is worth bearing in mind Toys R Us as they currently have £6.00 off making it only £23.97!