Leapster®2 Learning System- Pink - For Ages 4-8
The best-selling educational handheld just got better! Now kids can play and learn on the go- then expand the fun online with game downloads and rewards! Parents can connect to see what their children are playing and learning.
The Leapster2 handheld offers a robust learning experience through built-in tutorials and learning levels that adapt automatically to your child\'s pace. Its touch screen and stylus help develop motor skills used in writing. It\'s also compatible with all 30+ Leapster learning games- so kids can practice a wide variety of skills for school as they play and learn with their favorite characters.
Connect it online and kids can choose and download one of four starter games- preview hot new titles and access the online rewards and bonus games they earned as they played. A new online creativity studio lets you upload art that your kids have created so they can embellish it and print it to share. Parents can connect to the ground-breaking LeapFrog® Learning Path to see their children\'s progress in recent games and get ideas to expand the learning!
Learning Path Stone:Phonics Skills - Before they can read independently- children must learn the relationship of letters to their sounds and be able to distinguish individual sounds- or phonemes- within words. Phonics skills help children sounds out new words (If I can read "pot"- then I can read "hot" and "spot").Consonants - There are more consonants sounds than there are consonants in the alphabet. A consonant digraph is a pair of consonants that stand for a single sound (ch- sh- th- wh).Sight Words and Homophones - Sight words are words that can\'t be sounded out and so must be learned by sight (the- he- she - was- and so on). Homophones are words that sound the same but are spelled differently- such as to- too- and two.Vowels - Spelling begins with regular short vowel sounds (cap) and long vowel sounds (with silent e- cap becomes cape). Finally- children learn the rules and patterns of vowel pairs (ee)- digraphs (ai in train)- dipthongs (oi in boil) and r-controlled vowels (farm- bird).Art and Design - Creating art is an exercise in learning how to see. With increased confidence in their skills- children discover that art is a vehicle for self-expression.Shapes - Identifying and manipulating shapes lays the groundwork for geometry by giving children concrete experience with angles- symmetry and relative sizes.Addition - Once children know that numbers are symbols for objects (2 stands for two cars) they learn to count sets- or groups of objects- to find sums. Finally- sets of objects can be replaced by numerals and added together in equations.Subtraction - The inverse of addition is subtraction - to take away objects and tell how many are left. Once children grasp subtraction- sets of objects can be replaced by numerals in equations.
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