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Every parent I talk to seems to be dealing with the same issue: Their kids would rather be inside staring at a screen than playing outside (or doing literally anything else).
Enter: the LeapFrog LeapReader system.
This toy (slash learning tool) is amazing for preschoolers because once they’re shown how to use it, from my experience, they can typically pretty much use the pen independently.
A lot of the books also come with games — so you can play “I spy” or different matching games using elements on the pages.
You only have to be minimally tech-savvy to set it up. (I’m pretty confident that if I can do it, you can too.)
Compatible books are also available at Barnes & Noble.
Rhianon Hoffman is a stay-at-home mom of four young boys based in Brooklyn, New York, who blogs regularly on her site Brooklyn Boy Mom.