For some reason, these brightly colored letter-shaped objects are able to hold the interest of babies, toddlers, grade school children, and even adults.
Even today, 20 years later, I sill have a set on my refrigerator for Luke to play with. There are a couple of letters missing, and I know they're under that refrigerator.....I think I'll get those out today, now that I'm thinking of it.
Last weekend we were having dinner at a friend's home, and they had on THEIR refrigerator the latest version of the simple refrigerator magnet, and I couldn't pull Luke away! They had the LeapFrog Fridge Phonics Magnetic Alphabet Set and this toy is so much FUN and UNDER $15!!!
It helps teach the alphabet, phonics, even fine motor skills (and who doesn't love learning fine motor skills!?!). And Leapfrog says it can even be used as a speech development tool.
Your child places a letter into the reader (oh, and all the vowels are RED, to distinguish them from the consonants) , and then presses to hear the letter's name, sound, and a SONG! That's right, a SONG! In fact, this little gizmo also teaches the Alphabet Song....but relax, because there's a volume switch, and even a "sound off" switch, for when you've heard the song 20, 40, or more times, and just need a little "sound time out."
Luke's Fridge Phonics set has been ordered and is on its way.... I can't wait to play with it!
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