Thursday, December 31, 2015


Reading & Fine Motor Skills With LeapFrog Epic!

Have you seen the new LeapFrog Epic?  It is an amazing hands-on, convenient, portable, fun, and intuitive way for your kiddos to practice reading and fine motor skills!

The Epic is LeapFrog's newest tablet!  It is designed for children 3-9, has 16 GB memory, connects to wifi, comes with a 2 MP camera, stylus, 7-inch screen, and can download dozens of apps!  I love how all my kids, 2-8 years old, can use it independently and safely.  There aren't any in-ap purchases or 3rd party ads.

There are dozens of games that teach reading skills, from preschool to elementary!  One of my daughter's favorites is a lot like Mad Libs.  In StorySpinner, the game records her voice providing different nouns, verbs, and other parts of speech, then plays them as it reads aloud a story (with her voice for the requested words!  My younger preschooler was identifying letters as she collected gems in Run Pet Run just tonight! (picture below):

Most of the apps actually detect your child's skill level and adapt to meet your child's needs!  There are apps that work on letter recognition, phonics, senetences, parts of speech, and more!

Other favorite apps at our house include the art studio and a cooking food cart game!

Even as they prepare meals for customers, my youngest preschoolers practice concepts like size sorting, cleaning, following instructions, and tracing lines!

Note: You can add the Amazon App Store to get even more books and movies by following the instructions here!

You could place a LeapFrog Epic at a table with an app loaded for a particular reading center, use it as a reward for early finishers, or use in a homeschool to reinforce reading and other concepts you're working on.  I like to rotate my children through center stations in the mornings so I can have one-on-one time with each of them, and they love when I make the Epic one of their stations!  We also took it on a roadtrip and were very happy with how my children used it to fight off some of that long-car-drive-boredom!

What's your favorite reading app?

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Living Life Happy said...

Is it still working well? What do you think about it now, after having it for so long?

Carla at Preschool Powol Packets said...

Yes, it still works wonderfully and everyone still loves it!