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It looks like a Jedi light saber (and surely more than one Star Wars fan will play with it as such), but this unique and colorful toy is actually a snappy way to master addition.
Create addition problems by turning and spinning the dials. Then, with a click of a button, an LCD display screen lets you see and hear the correct answer.
Catchy music makes learning fun, and a friendly, cartoonish voice repeats the answer, then encourages and congratulates with each success.
Included are simple instructions that make learning and using easy.
This cool tool can be used to build math equations, self-test, learn addition tables in sequence, or be tested with random equations (the toy also gently introduces subtraction). Made of hard plastic, this item is extremely portable and has automatic shut-off. It is somewhat loud, however, so it's not appropriate for quieter environments. --Tom Keogh
Who wouldn't want to twist and shout their way to learning addition tables from 1-12. It's fun, it's lively and the learning is done to a toe-tapping musical beat. Kids groove and move their way through four games, each with a teach" and a quiz mode. Then they twist the number dial to solve the equation and hit it to select an answer. Answers are heard and seen on the LCD screen. It also introduces subtraction.
When one of the caterpillar's 26 multicolored alphabet legs is pressed, kids hear the name of that color, letter, or letter sound depending on which mode they choose.
Best of all, Alphabet Pal is a parent's friend, too--it's not too loud and turns off by itself when idle. It comes with three demonstration batteries, which should be replaced with regular AA batteries. Made of durable plastic, the toy is 7 by 11.5 inches long. --Marianne Painter
Alphabet Pal from LeapFrog has a silly giggle, flashing antennae and a funny walk that are sure to tickle your little one's funny bone! Four learning modes teach letter names, letter sounds, colors and music. When preschoolers press the button on the Alphabet Pal's back, they get a special musical treat! Pull the Alphabet Pal's String to hear the ABC song! For children 12 months and up. Requires 3 AA batteries.