Saturday, September 5, 2015

Back to School with LeapFrog Word Whammer

The Leapfrog Word Hammer is the perfect way to get kids ready to start kindergarten. This affordable game system requires no game cartridges or downloads. It comes complete with three games fully installed and even the batteries are included.  The games offer five different learning levels that adjust as your child improves with their letter recognition and phonics.

The games are all based on a carnival. The first game we tried was the Dragon's Rocket Ride. You steer the rocket to select both upper case and lower case letters that are encased inside the clouds. Simply twist the handle to guide your rocket in the right direction. It congratulates kids when they get the right one, and even gives examples of the sounds the letters make.

The second game was Penquin's Teacup Twister. This one also has you look for letters in the teacups. You use the handle to spin the teacups until you find the right one.The third and final game is Panda's Bumper Cars.  Use the bumper cars to drive into the correct letters.

While all three of the games are very similar, my children both enjoyed playing them. They thought the animal characters were adorable, and they're getting much better at picking out the different letters in the alphabet.  In addition to being a great learning tool, I also love that the Word Whammer is compact and portable. We can take it with us on the go, and it has become a favorite for car rides.

If you want to learn more about the LeapFrog Word Whammer or any of the other great products from LeapFrog, be sure to visit their website. You can also follow them on face book to keep up with the latest  promotions. Give your kids a head start on reading and check out LeapFrog today.

  ***As LeapFrog Mom Ambassador, I receive products, promotional items and educational material to use and share as I see t. However, any opinions expressed by me are honest and reflect my actual experience.***