Have you ever wondered what some of the educational devices in the Troy Library's Youth Tech Farm actually do?
Two of our digital devices that promote early literacy skills and digital literacy skills in young children are the TAG reading system and the TAG JR reading system, both by LeapFrog. The TAG and TAG JR help promote letter knowledge and print awareness, skills that help young children learn to read:
The TAG reading pen helps your child read the TAG reading books at his or her own pace. When swiped across each page, the pen reads aloud each page and sounds out separate words. Your child can also use the pen to play interactive games within each book. The TAG books are located on the shelf next to the TAG reader pen.
For younger children, the TAG JR device helps them read at their own speed. These pens are easier to hold for smaller hands, and work with age appropriate board books. When placed along each page, the TAG JR pen will read aloud the words and pictures on each page. Toddlers and preschoolers can “read” their own books, too!