I had very low expectations for this latest Leap Frog purchase and I wasn’t disappointed.
Leap Frog’s Complete Kindergarten Learning Kit (Math, Printing, Language Building, Early Reading) (Grade K) was selling for $20 at Costco. (It’s $89 on Amazon!!!)
I didn’t want to buy it but my preschooler made me.
Okay, that’s not totally true. I was curious. The former Kindergarten teacher in me was begging to see what was in that box.
Save yourself $20 and just look at my picture:
Nothing in this box is bad exactly, it’s just that I don’t believe workbooks and flashcards are the answer.
Sometimes you’ll get kids like my daughter who “want” to do workbooks. Okay, fine. Whatever. We can get out the Leap Frog workbooks for fun.
But edutainment is different than education.
There are a hundred more meaningful things you could do with your emergent reader that would be more meaningful. Here’s roadmap of examples.
With flashcards, if you are going to use them selectively (as I sometimes do), they shouldn’t be confusing. Take a look at this:
One thing the kit came with that I thought was pretty good were these dot cards:
Final thoughts? Maybe the next time you are at Costco, you can save $20!
P.S. Leap Frog does have four products that I highly recommend:
Sadly all of the other Leap Frog products I have purchased haven’t been as good.