Summary: I have a 4 yr old who was very interested in learing to read and learn his letters and sounds. This game has been very nice and helpful in helping him learn to recognize letters and put them with the sounds they go with. No complaints so far.
Summary: I got this game for my 5 year old daughter to help with phonics. We homeschool and i was looking for something to supliment her phonics curriculem. She enjoyed the game for a short time but it is not engaging enough to hold her interest for long. I was hoping for more variation in the games. Also this game is very advanced for kindergarten. I would say it is more for end of kindergarten and first grade.
Summary: My son, 5 yrs old, was unable to start kindergarten this year due to his birthday being 6 weeks after the local cut-off. This has been a great tool to assist me in introducing him to reading and phonics. He loves to play and see his progress and I love the ability to check up on him as well!
Summary: It was hard to find a reading or learning game for the DS, I was happy to find this game. My child seem to like it, but was too young for it, so it got hard and she stopped playing it.. try again when she gets a little older..
Summary: I bought this for my daughter to get her ready for school and she loves it. She caught on very quickly and has learned so much. Would recommend this to parents who have children with a desire to learn.
Summary: This game is not made for a preschooler, maybe a Kindergartner who can already read a little. My 4-year old finds it very boring. We have a lot of educational games and videos, and he loves those and can learn from them. This one, however, fails. It is awkward and uninteresting for him. He tried it three times and won't touch it now. Save your money and stick to Leapfrog products for your younger child.
Summary: I bought this for my 4 year old who is working on phonics. She does like playing it but it doesn't really teach anything. The games involve picking words that start with a specific letter. The 'reading' part reads a short story aloud and then there's an 'explore' mode where the child can look on their own. However the books are not really easy readers. I think my daughter will get tired of this very quickly.
Summary: Our 5-year old son has been sounding out words and reading for the last year or so and this has been a great addition to our game library. I was worried it'd be too educational and boring, but he really likes it. We haven't tried out all of the features on it, but from what I saw, I think it's a great blend of education and fun. I'm not sure how long it'll take before we graduate to the K-1st grade version, but I definitely recommend this for budding readers.