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August 16, 2005 11:55 AM Subscribe
What games and/or toys were most useful in helping your preschooler learn to read?
posted by mike9322 to education (12 answers total)
My daughter is 4 1/2 and in preschool. They do some good work there with teaching basic reading skills but I want to expand on it at home because the teachers are constantly telling me that she is ahead of the class and often bored.
She has a My First Leap Pad and likes it okay. I've walked the aisles at Toys R Us and googled for reading toys and games but the variety these days is so huge that I really could use some first-hand experience and advice.
She loves to play games with her daddy, and her favorite right now is Memory (where I have to truly play my best to have a chance at winning, and even then she usually beats me). She also really likes computer games and is a wizard with the mouse. Are any of the dozens of new electronic toys (InteracTV, Leap Pad, and the like) worth it? What products did/does your child enjoy the most, while also being sneaky educational?