I got this adorable Tag Jr. from Leap Frog for my 2 year old. It is the cutest thing I have ever seen. It is big enough for little hands to hold and looks like a fat caterpillar to me. It is a book reading system. You put Tag Jr. over words and pictures in the book and TagJjr. tells you what the words say or what the pictures are or even ask you to "find" other things on the page. You need to purchase the right Tag books. There is Tag and Tag Jr., so make sure you are buying the right ones.
You will need to hook up your Tag Jr. to your computer to download information to it, and upload information from it. You can have Tag Jr. say your child's name! "Hello Joshua!" says ours when he turns it on. You can only download 5 books at a time, put the Leap Frog site makes it very easy to set everything up.Another great addition to the Leap Frog website, is that it will let you know your child's progress. Which book they "read" the most.
As soon as all that is done, show your child how it works. When they see that all they have to do is touch Tag Jr. to any place on the page and it talks, they will be so excited. You don't need to hold it over the words or picture, just touch it...and move Tag Jr. and it will "tell" you about what you "tagged".
I really like it and so does my son. There are many different book from Dr. Seuss's "Mr Brown Can Moo, Can You", one of my favorites, to Ni Hao, Kailan.
You can even purchase a great carrying case for up to 5 books and Tag Jr. It makes it great for traveling in the car!
I only see a few downsides to this product:
1. You can only download 5 books into the Tag Jr.
2. How long till they no longer make the books for this product?
3. How durable is the Tag Jr. My 2 year old does not have a gentle touch. So far, his "touching" has not caused any damage to the unit.
This products get a 4 out of 5 Mom's Thumbs Up
And 3 1/2 out of 5 Happy Kids