When children begin to express a real desire to learn reading and writing you want to be ready with the right tools and techniques to help them. According to our testers, if you have a LeapReader you are good to go. There are books and material to get started right away so all kids need to do is open the book, turn on the pen, and the learning begins. By putting the pen on the home page they can have a story read to them, but thats just the beginning. They can also sound out words, draw letters, hear songs, and even play trivia games. The vast LeapFrog Library is at your fingertips for easy download via USB so you will always be able to find something that is of interest or that matches the level of learning. Parents appreciated the fact that the LeapReader is small enough to travel with and the charge lasts a good long time.