The pen's got enough space to hold 40 books or 175 songs, which can be played through an on-board speaker or via a headphone jack on top -- and you can also play books purchased for your Tag device.
Interested parties will be able to pre-order the $50 Leap Reader on June 12th.
Check out a demo video of the device after the break. (NYSE: LF), the leader in educational entertainment, today announced Leap Reader, the complete learn to read and write solution for kids.
Leap Reader, from the creator of the #1 selling Tag learn to read system, is the next generation of learning that helps children build literacy skills and reading confidence.
These new workbooks feature revolutionary Leap Frog Learning Paper which contains ink embedded within the page for a mess-free writing solution.
Leap Frog worked closely with world-class publishing partners including Random House, Scholastic Inc.With Leap Reader's three essential experiences – learn to read, learn to write and learn through listening – kids sound out words and read sentences, write letters with interactive guidance, and develop comprehension skills through audio books, music and more all available in the Leap Reader library of more than 150 learning experiences."For the last 18 years, Leap Frog has helped millions of children to learn to read," said John Barbour, chief executive officer at Leap Frog."With Leap Reader, we are taking the way children learn to read to the next level and adding writing to build a foundation for future academic success.Additionally, as they trace and write letters, they learn about proper stroke order and writing fluency."The Leap Reader library includes more than 150 engaging and fun learning experiences such as books, audio books, flash cards, maps, learn-to-write sets, music albums and trivia challenges.The Leap Reader library of content offers parents the best and most engaging, high-quality educational solutions available to help children learn to read and write: Learn to Write: Interactive Leap Reader workbooks feature audio coaching and support to help kids learn the sequence of strokes and build writing fluency.Leap Reader holds audio for up to 40 books or 175 songs at a time and works with most Tag books*.All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.Leap Reader allows these skills to be practiced concurrently using physical books along with related skills like listening comprehension.With Leap Reader, as kids touch letters to hear their sounds and listen to words pronounced and sounded out, they build phonics and word recognition skills.• Interactive audio support provides instant feedback as children practice their handwriting.No-mess system includes a deluxe interactive workbook and a Practice Pack with extra Leap Frog Learning Paper to reinforce learning through repetition.