{Mom Tested} LeapFrog Tag Reader & Solar System

by Leighann on November 10, 2011

Yes, I’m already thinking about the holidays. I’m making a list and checking it twice. In the coming months I have a few great products to tell you about and some awesome giveaways!

Disclosure: LeapFrog gave our family the LeapFrog Tag Reader and Solar System to test out. We are longtime customers of the company.

Our family’s love affair with LeapFrog began when my daughter was one and she received the Fridge Phonics as a gift. Both of my kids quickly learned their letters and the sounds that each makes. This was reinforced by the LeapFrog videos, which keep getting better and better.

LeapFrog Tag Reader

We actually have the original Tag Reader and the Tag Junior. Often at bedtime if my four-year-old isn’t quite ready to fall asleep and I’ve already read a couple of stories to him, I’ll let him have the Tag Junior and it’s books and he can “read” in bed for a while. The Tag Junior books are sturdy board books and I’m not worried about them getting messed up if he falls asleep on top of them.

The newest version of the Tag Reader is great because it holds way more book at a time than the original one. The old one held about 5 books and the new one holds 10.We have purchased way more than 10 books for the Tag Reader so it’s nice not to have to switch them up as often (you log onto the LeapFrog site and choose which books you want to load onto it at a given time and you can swap them out whenever you want). I also like that it has a little stand to hold it.

What I like about the Tag Reader is that is is age appropriate for both kids even though they are 3 years apart in age. Each kid is able to use it at their own level. They like that it’s interactive and includes games and sounds. I also appreciate that as a pre-reader (first my daughter, now my son) they can feel the accomplishment that they are using books independently which helps develop a love of reading.

My kids have been using the Solar System Adventure Pack with the Tag Reader.

“Take off on an out-of-this-world adventure with the interactive, two-sided Tag™ solar system map! Play more than 40 activities and family-friendly games with this 2-in-1 map that unfolds to over 3 feet! Learn solar system terms and planetary facts, and log your journey with bonus interactive stickers! In space science children are taught about the different planets in our solar system and their moons as well as about our moon, the sun and the universe. The science of astronomy and space travel gets progressively more detailed and eventually incorporates physics and math.”

If you are like me, you will ALWAYS insist that Pluto is a planet. That’s just something you can’t unlearn!

Read more about the LeapFrog Tag on the LeapFrog site.

Tag Solar System


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Disclosure: LeapFrog provided me with product samples for review consideration. Monetary compensation was not received and opinions are my own. Please read my disclosure statement.

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Anna January 2, 2012 at 3:27 pm

Do you think my son would autism would be able to use this and be benificial to him?


2 Leighann January 2, 2012 at 5:40 pm

A family friend’s son who is on “the autism spectrum” is nine and he plays with it every time he comes over. The mom was going to get him one for Christmas but couldn’t find it in the store. What I would suggest is going to the display at Toys R Us or Target with your child and have him play around with it. I think it’s incredibly easy to use. Both my 4yo and 7yo play with it a lot. My 4yo was making videos of his train with it today.


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