***Disclosure: I received complimentary samples to facilitate my review. No other compensation has been provided, and all opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
It's that time of year, everyone! The Holiday shopping season is upon us! (At least it is if you're like me and get an early start to avoid the mad rush of frazzled, last-minute shoppers in December!)
For the 2014 Holiday season, I will be featuring tons of great gift ideas for babies, kids, men, women, pets, and even for the person who has everything. We all have some of those on our gift lists, don't we? There will even be loads and loads of chances to win many of the gifts I am featuring. How cool is that?! You can check out my 2014 Holiday Gift Guide at any time from now till Christmas. Make sure to check often, as it will be growing by the day!
Today, I want to talk about reading. When I was a kid, I was the little girl sitting on the bench at recess, with her nose buried in a book. I absolutely love reading, and as an adult, I have hundreds and hundreds of books.
It seems that my 4 year old daughter, Sophie, has inherited an early love of reading from her Mommy. (Not that we're complaining, of course!) She is already reading, and better than most 8 or 9 year olds I've known. It's pretty crazy, actually, considering a lot of it was self-taught.
So since Sophie is already very interested in the wonderful world of reading, we are always looking for products to help her develop her reading skills. When we first discovered the Sparkup Magical Book Reader, we were super-excited! After all, anything that claims to be magical has got to be worth a shot, right?
So what exactly is the Sparkup Magical Book Reader?
This product is a special device that is clipped onto a book...ANY illustrated children's book, to be exact...and it brings these books to life. You record stories, page by page, in your own voice. Then the Sparkup records it in your voice, and thanks to the camera in the unit, it learns to recognize each book by the illustrations on the page. This means if you record "Cat In the Hat" today, the unit will ALWAYS recognize the story, and it can be played in the future. How great is that?!
Check out this brief video that shows exactly how the Sparkup Magical Book Reader works:
Our Review of the Sparkup Magical Book Reader :
We received our very own Sparkup Magical Book Reader to try out for ourselves. I was quite impressed with how well-packaged it was, and also delighted to find 2 great books included! Sadly, book worm that I am, I had absolutely no idea that Shrek was a book and not just the animated film series everyone loves so much. Oops! Mommy FAIL!
Oh, just so you know, if you place your Sparkup order before December 15, 2014, you'll receive these 2 free books, too!
The Sparkup comes with easy to understand instructions, and is super-simple to set up. Within just a few minutes, we had our unit ready to go. We started off with the "My Magical Book Reader" book that was in the box with the reader.
Then we moved on to Shrek. You know...Since I didn't even know it was a book to begin with? We recorded this story in Daddy's voice, since the kids really miss him a lot while he's at work. It's adorable seeing the kids enjoy story time with Daddy, any time they please! Sophie even reads along as the story is told. This is such a fun product!
Overall, we are definitely loving this product. I love the fact that this handy little unit can literally recognize any book, and each page individually. This makes story time more fun than ever for little ones since they hear their favorite tales in a loved one's voice. Or their own. This also makes a fantastic reading tool that helps kids read aloud. And since the reader will hold up to 4 hours of recorded audio, chances are, you will be able to fit all of the kids' favorite books onto it.
Whether you or your spouse travel frequently and want the kids to still enjoy your "presence", or you're a grandparent who wants to give the littles in your life an extra special present, definitely check out the Sparkup Magical Book Reader. Reading has never been so much fun!
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I'm Brandy, a happily married, proud mama of two munchkins and a teen. You can read more about me HERE. If you're interested in building a working relationship, please feel free to e-mail me at: NewlyCrunchyMamaOf3@gmail.com
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