Start Reading with Tag
With your Tag reader, read along as Diego and Alicia board the Rescue Submarine to rescue Lucy the mystery fish and help them discover what kind of fish she is! After the story, discover leveled learning activities that help build phonics skills, vocabulary and reading comprehension. Plus, connect the Tag Reader online to the Leapfrog Learning Path to see what your child is learning.
- With your Tag reader, read along with Diego and Alicia as the board the Rescue Submarine
- Using amazing touch technology, the Tag Reader makes learning to read an exciting experience as words talk, pictures sing and stories live out loud!
- The Tag reading and activity books have over 20 books and games available, including favorite TV and movie characters and classic stories.
- Kids learn reading basic skills, concentrating on suffixes, phonics and word recognition & comprehension skills. Kids will love to read the story and play learning activities that help build phonics skills, vocabulary, and reading comprehension all with the help of their Tag reader.
- Parents can connect the Tag Reader online to the LeapFrog Learning Path to see what their child is learning from this book, and can receive recommendations for other books their child should read next to continue to build their reading skills.
Learning Path Stones
Listening and Reading Comprehension
As children develop comprehension of books read aloud or independently, they explore the uses and functions of written language. They begin to construct meaning, eventually applying critcal skills to make inferences and draw conclusions.
While infants and toddlers learn vocabulary by memory, older children use word structure and context to help understand the meaning of a word. They identify synonyms and antonyms. They use prefixes, suffixes and base words to build their own vocabulary.
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").
To read and write, children must understand how individual letter sounds blend together to make words. Experimenting with building words, such as changing mat to cat to rat, helps with reading and spelling.
As children learn to read, they must be able to "decode" the words they don't know- to translate strings of letters into words. Eventually they can recognize common words that can't be sounded out (the, said, she).
Book and Print Basics
A child's early experiences with books greatly influence his ability to learn to read. Reading together helps a child learn how to turn pages one at a time and that text moves from left to right. Advanced readers learn how to use books for research.
Along with learning language and letters, phonological awareness - the ability to pick out and play with sounds in words (such as syllables and rhymes)- is essential for learning to read.
Knowing the letters of the alphabet is one of the first steps toward learning to read and write. Introducing letters to young children helps them learn to recognize the different shapes and names - an early indicator for reading achievement.
Recommended age range 4-6 years old