I was so lucky to receive the Leapfrog Fridge Magnetic Word Builder. Since I am the world’s biggest fan of the Leapfrog Letters (I give all credit to this toy for my son and many others learning their letters and sounds), I knew that this toy would be a hit.
What I did not expect, however, was that it would be a success with Marvel Girl, who turned 3 last month. I spent half of this year trying to teach Marvel Girl her letters. I did craft activities, receptive “give me the …” daily drills, practice with the Leapfrog Letters. Nothing was really helping the concept sink in. I was about to give up and figure that she was “normal” and not a pre-reading super star (as I had hoped for) like her brother. But then last summer I tried out the Leapfrog Letter Factory DVD, at the recommendation of several friends who love this DVD. Wow. It worked. She is a super star.
Now, thanks to the Leapfrog Fridge Magnetic Word Builder she is starting to spell words.
I. Am. Not. Kidding.
With some phonics prompts from Professor X and myself, she has created the following words “jam, sit, cat, dog”. Did I mention she just turned 3?
My overall Speech Pathologist/Teacher/Mommy impression is that this is a great toy for learning to combine sounds to create 3 letter words. And Marvel Girl rocks. So there.