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14 March 2015

LeapFrog’s LeapReader gets top marks from UK teachers and is awarded 'iChild Recommends' status

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LeapFrog recently appointed iChild, the leading child development and education website, to conduct research of its LeapReader device amongst iChild member teachers in UK schools.

The specialist research team at Family & Education and iChild recruited 200 teachers from 100 schools to take part in the research project. The teachers used the LeapReader devices in classrooms, including with special educational needs pupils, across a two month period.

Following this two month trial, 86% of teachers involved in the research project said they would recommend LeapReader to parents to help with their child’s reading and writing. A further 79% would also recommend LeapReader to fellow teachers. As a result, LeapFrog was awarded with "iChild Recommends" status, which is awarded to companies that achieve over 70% approval rating of their product from iChild's members.

LeapReader has been designed by a team of educational experts to offer three literacy experiences in one – learning to read, learning to write, and learning through listening.

“Technology can be an extremely powerful learning tool and LeapReader is just one example of the kinds of tools that teachers and parents are looking for to help children build a strong foundation for future success,” said Dr. Jody Sherman LeVos, manager of LeapFrog’s Learning Team.

“As teachers look for different ways to engage their pupils, technology is something that children are drawn to and that offers a way to provide personalised learning experiences even in busy and full classrooms.”

Tony Hicks, chief international officer at LeapFrog, added: “The feedback from our research with iChild truly highlights LeapReader as a key, teacher approved player and we will continue to work with a wide network of teachers across the UK to highlight its unquestionable educational value and the supportive learning role it can play n the home.”

LeapFrog has received excellent coverage of the iChild research results in Toy Trade publications such as Toy World and Toy News.

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