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LeapFrog Phonics Writing Desk

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The LeapFrog Phonics Writing Desk also has a magic screen that only works with the special attached pen, so kids can practice writing letters or their name. Older children can use the writing desk to learn how letters are put together to form words and will enjoy the engaging Create-a-Word game. There is even an activity that introduces children to cursive handwriting! Parents and teachers alike have been surprised by how much time kids spend using its different functions, commenting on how younger children begin recognizing letters around the house after playing with the desk. It also has a two-level volume control, so adults aren’t distracted while the little ones learn. The Phonics Writing Desk from LeapFrog is recommended for ages 3 to 9 and is perfect for any young scholar.

The LeapFrog Phonics Writing Desk also has a magic screen that only works with the special attached pen, so kids can practice writing letters or their name. Older children can use the writing desk to learn how letters are put together to form words and will enjoy the engaging Create-a-Word game. There is even an activity that introduces children to cursive handwriting! Parents and teachers alike have been surprised by how much time kids spend using its different functions, commenting on how younger children begin recognizing letters around the house after playing with the desk. It also has a two-level volume control, so adults aren’t distracted while the little ones learn. The Phonics Writing Desk from LeapFrog is recommended for ages 3 to 9 and is perfect for any young scholar.

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5 - 7 Years

Editorial Review
This electronic writing desk teaches kids the alphabet, letter sounds, letter formation, spelling, and word creation in a fun, interactive format. Kids can choose from six games: letters, a letters quiz, phonics, a phonics quiz, spelling, and "create-a-word." In the letters game, children push a letter to hear its name and see how it is formed on the LCD screen; players can also write their own letters on the "magic" writing screen. In the spelling game, children learn to spell simple words.

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In the phonics game, children first hear a letter and then are given a short word as an example. Along the way, the always-helpful LeapFrog "coach" offers lots of cheerful hints so children won't get stuck in any of the exercises. Additional features include an automatic shut-off, an oversize pullout handle, a variety of comical sounds for incorrect answers, and a two-position volume control. --Tami Horiuchi

Teacher Review
This laptop-sized desk emphasizes writing skills, but it is also an effective phonics tool. Children can learn letter recognition and identification tasks, phoneme identification and recognition tasks through an introduction to short vowel sounds embedded in three-letter words. Many electronic games have poor sound quality, making auditory letter discrimination difficult, but the sound in this system is crisp, clear, and full of repetition and inflection. The writing exercises are short, simple, and fun. The child composes the lines and circles that form letters using an appropriately sized plastic "pen," which helps improve fine motor skills and builds self-confidence. The computerized writing style offered may not be the style taught in school, but it provides a foundation for future learning. Left-handed students may find the position of the cord-anchored pen cumbersome. This is one of the few hands-on phonics tools that includes both lowercase and uppercase letters in its repertoire. Identifying lowercase letters is an essential part of learning to read, as most text is printed with lowercase letters. --Kathryn Tracy. A certified teacher, Kathryn Tracy holds a BA in French Education and an MS in Speech and Hearing Sciences.

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Phonics Writing Desk by LeapFrog - This laptop-sized desk emphasizes writing skills, but it is also an effective phonics tool. Children can learn letter recognition and identification tasks, phoneme identification and recognition tasks through an introduction to short vowel sounds embedded in three-letter words. Many electronic games have poor sound quality, making auditory letter discrimination difficult, but the sound in the phonics writing desk is crisp, clear, and full of repetition and inflection. The writing exercises are short, simple, and fun. The child composes the lines and circles that form letters using an appropriately sized plastic "pen," which helps improve fine motor skills and builds self-confidence. The computerized writing style offered may not be the style taught in school, but the phonics writing desk provides a foundation for future learning. Left-handed students may find the position of the cord-anchored pen cumbersome. This is one of the few hands-on phonics tools that includes both lowercase and uppercase letters in its repertoire. Identifying lowercase letters is an essential part of learning to read, as most text is printed with lowercase letters.