Not a substitute for learning to read with a real book but definately a good aid. RRP is £39.99. currently £32 in woolies.
£30 @ tesco
Tag is the new amazing learn to read system that allows children to join popular characters in reading adventures, with a touch-and-talk reading device that brings stories to life like never before. As children touch the Tag Reader to the pages of specially printed storybooks, a small camera in the tip reads the pages, enabling children to hear their favourite characters speak, listen to pictures sing and hear the words on the page spoken aloud. Tag works with a range of exciting book titles of well-loved characters.
Incorporated throughout the Tag books are fun and rewarding reading activities and games, which introduce a variety of reading skills such as word building, reading comprehension, vocabulary and more. In addition children can unlock extra content online in the form of printable activities and certificates via a dedicated website.
Amazingly easy to use, the Tag Reader holds audio for up to five books at a time, which can be managed through an easy to use online application.
Parents can also see their child's learning progress through the use of a unique online tool.
Console is compatible with a great range of Tag software titles.