As a child, dinosaurs intrigued me but also terrified me. Learning about them in school, I did with interest, but like that of someone readying to ride a roller coaster - anticipating the fun but halfway dreading it at the same time!
First, although it was not part of my 'assignment,' I have to tell you how great the Tag Reader is - I love it; it could possibly be the greatest item in the LeapFrog repertoire. We definitely will be stocking our our already overflowing book shelves with more Tag books. This week I have already heard 'it is time to replace the batteries.' It has been well used the past 10 days.
On to my task - a review of the book Leap and the Lost Dinosaur:
So as I said earlier, my relationship with dinosaurs is a bit of love/hate - bottom line they scare me. My kids have never shown a huge interest in dinosaurs - sure we have books around the house about them going to school, waking up in the museum, and cleaning their room. I am not even sure how much they learn about them in school, and whatever I thought I knew is a bit out of date (I found out). Leap takes them on an exciting journey with Dr. Quigley back in time - through the 3 (yes THREE) periods of dinosaurs. I am not sure if I just do not recall, but I never knew that there were 3 periods of dinosaurs. Kids learn about several different types of dinosaurs - where they lived, what they eat, size of the animal. It has been about 20 years since my introduction to dinosaurs, and many of the names of dinosaurs are different - likely due to new paleontologists findings.
Disclosure: In exchange for this review, I have received a Tag Reader system and the Leap and the Lost Dinosaur book. All opinions contained here are completely my own and I have not been coerced by Leapster or any of their affiliates while writing my review.