In this twist on a classic tale, Tad, Lily, Casey and Dot act out "The Three Little Pigs". It all takes place in the Storybook Factory--where pictures, words, and imagination bring stories to life! For children ages 3-6.
We absolutely love this DVD. I got it for my children, ages 5.5 years, and 2.5 years. We have two other Leap Frog Learn to Read DVDs and unlike most "education" programs, these ACTUALLY ARE educational. They have taught my son about punctuation, how to blend letter-sounds, and basically, they were the extra thing he needed in order for him to understand reading. He is now blending sounds on his own. I highly recommend this DVD.
Not for the Little Ones -- a review of Leapfrog 'Storybook F
Pam Tee | 12/11/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"In the Product Description it says that this video is for the 3 to 6 year old age range, but having children in that range myself, I can tell you that this is incorrect. For unlike the other Leapfrog videos, this one is really meant for older children who are either on the verge of reading, or who have just started reading.
I say this from observation of my son (3.5) and daughter (5.5) and their friends. Those of them that are almost reading, or who are sounding out short words and sentences, understand the importance of punctuation and 'get' the songs and the points of the story which emphasize inflection and reading naturally (chunking).
For the younger ones it just passes over their heads which is perfectly understandable since they haven't a good idea of what sentences and paragraph structure is all about.
Five Stars. It's short, but for the right kids it's an invaluable tool for teaching about story structure and reading. Young children will watch Lily, Tad and the gang, but don't expect them to learn much.
But buy this video. If you have the other videos (which are amazing) go ahead and get this one to go along with them. When the time is right, your child will just absorb this information like they did their letters."
C.C.B. | CT, USA | 11/21/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"My daughters enjoy this dvd. My 6 year old is already reading much better. She has learn to pause and stop in all the right places. I am very happy with this purchase."
Leap Frog Learn to Read at the Storybook Factory
O. Watson | 03/31/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Like all Leapfrog DVD's it is straight to the point with a story that does not distract the reader from the task at hand: sounding out letters, blends, learning rules for reading, etc. This DVD is for a child who already is confident and fluent at reading short vowels and perhaps some long vowel words. It's advanced. If they were numbered in sequence, it should be: 1.Letter Factory 2.Talking Words Factory 3.Code Word Factory 4.Storybook Factory "
Mochoyum | San Jose, CA | 12/22/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"We have every Leapfrog video that's out there. My boys learned their ABCs, phonics, and numbers from these videos. However, the "Storybook Factory" was a little disappointing. I thought there would be more stories included, but it ended with only one (3 Little Pigs). Besides the story plot itself, there's not much to be learned from this video. For entertainment itself, my 3 year old really loves it though."