Saturday, March 16, 2013

LeapPad Mr. Pencil: The Lost Colors of Doodleburg - I'm Giving One Away!

This past Christmas my husband and I gave our grandson Josiah a LeapPad. He loves it! Wait, did I say, "loves"? I should have said, "LOVES!!!!" So, when I had the opportunity to review an Ultra eBook for LeapPad, I was delighted to do so!

So what is, LeapFrog LeapPad Mr. Pencil Ultra eBook? LeapFrog says, "Help rescue the colors of Doodleburg in this Ultra eBook adventure. When Dr. Dull steals the colors from Doodleburg, it's up to Mr. Pencil, Dot and Dash to save the day! Built-in writing activities, like letter tracing, help children learn proper strokes and master more difficult letters as they improve." You'll find the following activities  . . .
  • three auto-adjusting reading levels
  • visual dictionary
  • three reading modes: read to read, read with me and read on my own
  • leveled letter writing activities
  • six reading & writing activities
  • three mini-games
Mr. Pencil: The Lost Colors of Doodleburg teaches -
  • handwriting
  • listening and reading comprehension
  • vocabulary skills
  • phonics skills
  • word recognition
I like the way Mr. Pencil Ultra eBook helps children learn to identify and write letters along with helping them learn to put letters together. This eBook/game will help children learn to recognize the sounds letters make to make words and is a way to help children ages 4-7 with becoming strong readers. 

It is easy to see from reviewing Mr. Pencil Ultra eBook, LeapFrog puts the time required into developing programs which will not only help children learn, but will do so in an engaging and fun way! Mr. Pencil Ultra eBook is clearly a program which has had time devoted to developing the design, content/storyline, and usability. I'm happy to see this program is very easy for children to understand and use. My grandson said he liked the story and the games in the story the best.

This eBook works with LeapPad and LeapPad2 and is available as a downloadable app or a cartridge. I'm delighted to say not only did LeapFrog make the app for this eBook available for me to review, but they also sent a cartridge for me to give away! (USA only) You can enter this contest by commenting below to let me know if you have followed on Google+, Google Friend Connect, followed by liking on facebook with the tab in the "Find us on Facebook" box ON THE BLOG (not just liking the post) and/or have followed grandma's cookie jar by email. For each of these which you have done you will receive one entry. In addition, if you "share" this post, you'll receive an additional entry each time you "share" (please let me know if you share). This will help me be able to draw names on May 1, 2013 from among people who would like to win the Mr. Pencil Ultra eBook and it gives you several ways to enter the give-away! Thank you for reading grandma's cookie jar and for sharing it with the people you know!(You'll be able to receive additional entries each time I post about the Mr. Pencil Ultra eBook!)

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