SmartyAnts – Learning Phonics Both Online and Offline!

SmartyAnts is a new venture by the founder of Leapfrog which involves learning both online AND off.

From the SmartyAnts website :

Developed by Mike Wood, founder of acclaimed LeapFrog educational toys, SmartyAnts assesses each child’s skills and tailors a reading program just right for his abilities and personality. Plus the Reading Pup is a real-world buddy that sings and tells stories to reinforce what your child learns.

By incorporating a robotic dog with a computer connection (USB), it allows for the child to download the current level of educational play for offline reenforcement.

With each of the robotic dogs comes a one month subscription to the online world of SmartyAnts.  Additional months come at the price of $24.99 for 3 months, or, at the heavily discounted rate of $49.99 for a full year.

Wonder how it all works?

Have a look :

Engaged in a lesson of reading with Smarty Ants :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfY3kXWqnW8

Preparing and playing with the dog for offline learning :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsRRIbHhpNY

Interested in checking out more?

Have a look :

You can find SmartyAnts on Amazon!

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