~This post is made possible by Leap Frog. I received a copy of the Scout & Friends Collection to facilitate my review. Opinions and stories are my own.~
- Adventures in Shapeville Park
- The Magnificent Museum of Opposite Words
- Phonics Farm
Here’s a funny story. My tot has been currently obsessed with vehicles and he didn’t want to watch the LeapFrog set when we’d received it. Finally one day I decided I would just put it in while he was distracted and see what happened.
It took less than a minute to grab his attention and he was right in front of the screen learning with Scout and his friends about numbers and going to Numberland. Tot already knows his numbers up to 10, but Numberland also teaches:
- Number recognition
- Skip Counting
So we worked on how to count by 2’s for the remainder of the afternoon. Adventures in Shapeville also teaches early math skills for extended learning.
- Size Comparison
Size comparison is something we work on a lot with our Parents as Teachers educator because it is important to understand what is more and what is less. It is sometimes a hard thing to grasp for little beginners, so I loved that Adventures in Shapeville covered this lesson!
There is a lot more to learning to read than many realize. It isn’t just about reading words, but understanding them and how they form together. Phonics Farm teaches children three basic things:
- The Alphabet
- Phonic Skills
Whereas The Magnificent Museum of Opposite Words expands on that knowledge and moves into slightly more advanced early learning skills:
- Opposite Words
- Word Building
Tot loves doing the opposite words and has been amazing all of us by wandering around the house using phonic sounds to spell out his favorite things and many times he doesn’t get it right, but it is the fact that he understands how to do it. Besides, with all the silent letters and the c’s and k’s sounding the same, I don’t blame kids for slipping up!
Check out a clip from one of the DVDs in the Set, Phonics Farm!
My little guy still has another year before he reaches Kindergarten, but this would be a wonderful set for any preschooler or Kindergartner that is beginning the adventures with math and reading.
Purchase: You can also purchase LeapFrog: The Complete Scout & Friends Collection for $14.99 on Amazon!