Leapfrog Tag or Tag Junior

So maybe you’ve read my review on the Leapfrog Tag Junior and the Leapfrog Tag, but you’re unsure which is the best to get for your child. To try and make things easier I’ve put together this little side-by-side comparison chart:

Leapfrog Tag Junior Leapfrog Tag 
age range 2 to 4 yrs 4 to 8 yrs
books small sized board books, only a few words per page hard cover, paper paged books, more words per page like an early reader book, some game pages
reading tool larger ‘buddy’ that is easy for small hands to grasp and hold on to, the reading base is wider making it easier to come in contact with areas on the page a thick pen design, tip enables point to specific words in a story or selecting smaller interactive elements on the page
interactivity introduces kids to basic concepts like colours and size, single or small word count per page increases child’s vocabulary, touching elements on the page provides surprises like sounds or dialog and encourages kids to explore flexible with your child’s reading skills (can have whole story read or child can read and use the pen to get help with tricky words, games are included to help guage child’s understanding of the story, increases the child’s vocabulary, touching different parts of the page reveals more dialog or sounds and encourages kids to explore.
compatibility Can NOT read Tag books Can use the Tag pen to read Tag Junior books also (need to download the audio and the pen will read the book just like the Junior does – whole page at a time, versus word by word), there are also learning cards and interactive boards that are designed to work with the Tag too
Learning Path connect with Leapfrog’s Learning Path to discover your child’s favourite books and pages and what they are learning connect with Leapfrog’s Learning Path to discover what activities you child enjoys most, how long they’ve spent with a book, what they are learning and how that compares to where they should be at
cost Tag Junior:$39.99 Cdn
Tag Junior book:$9.97 Cdn
Tag:$59.99 Cdn
Tag book:$14.97 Cdn
Includes USB cable, Tag Junior reader, Learning Path connect software CD-Rom, one pre-loaded book USB cable, Tag reader, Learning Path connect software CD-Rom, one pre-loaded book
Review Tag Junior Tag

I hope you find this chart helpful. We’ve tried both the Tag Junior and the Tag. My kids love the interactivity and fun involved with them; I love that they are learning while having fun. And with the Learning Path program I can see just what they are learning.

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