Tangled for the Explorer is designed for children ages 4-7 and has multiple games designed for practicing spelling, vocabulary, reading, and creative expression to enhance literacy skills through engaging games with favorite characters.
Upon turning on the Explorer and tapping on the Tangled icon, children must begin playing in story mode to unlock game play in 5 minute increments. The story of Tangled is automatically narrated while soft music plays in the background. Each word turns red as it is read to help beginning readers build on sight word vocabulary. More fluent readers may elect to turn the sound down to read the story independently. Games are unlocked at certain points during the story.
After kids unlock games, they can paint scenes that correspond with the story and practice word families and rhyming by aiming the correct letters at the targets to spell different words in the bow and arrow game. They can also explore the forest and build sight word vocabulary by labeling objects in the forest and spell by weaving letters on flowers in the correct order while braiding Rapunzel’s hair. Another spelling game allows children to match letters floating in the sky on magic lanterns to words below Rapunzel and Flynn’s boat.
I like that Tangled game play has been interspersed with reading the story to ensure that children are also spending time reading since the games are appropriate for beginning readers who need repeated exposure to letters, text, phonemic awareness, and whole language through a variety of different approaches.
Tangled for the LeapFrog Explorer ensures that children will not tire of the stories or games and both will help them build their skills in order to become more fluent readers.
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