Word Whammer by LeapFrogI love the name! Word Whammer is another great educational toy from LeapFrog, and I'll tell you a bit about it, plus give you some ways to get the best deal if you decide one of the Leapfrog fridge phonics activities, is a toy you think would suit your children.
Word-Whammer, is the most complex of the LeapFrog Fridge Phonics systems. Building on the Magnetic Alphabet Activities. This game has three different games within it that children can use to extend their language and understanding of words.
First, like Magnetic Alphabet, it goes though lots of variations of using the letters to learn letter names, sounds, and combination of letters. Word Whammer then has a Word Builder mode, where children can create over 325 words, and using sounds, songs, and rhyme. In Word Hunt they can then learn more complex use of language making rhyming words. Heaps of fun, and will appeal for ages 2 even up until 6 or 7. My understanding is, Word Builder is the latest version of this educational toy.
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What Are the Cons of Word Whammer?If you dislike American accents you may find the LeapFrog Games annoying! Some parents do dislike their child having to learn American English and there certainly are different pronunciations of letters and words if you don't live in USA. Pretty difficult for LeapFrog to get around this one, though they do have Spanish versions.
I do know some of the toy companies re-voice their toys with English Accents, so maybe LeapFrog will go down that route to try to meet a wider audience. However even within the UK there are a huge range of different English accents, and BBC English maybe just as annoying for a parent from Liverpool!
Finding The Best Deals for Word WhammerBuying online is a great way to save money, stress and the hassle of dragging kids out shopping, then trying to hide what you purchase! You can also get some really good deals, often a lot cheaper than the shops, as online businesses don't have the kind of overheads a shopfront does. If you are not familiar with Word-Whammer, it may be a good idea though to check it out first at a toy shop so you know a bit more about it.
I've researched the two best and most secure ways to purchase online, to save you a lot of time. The Amazon Links for LeapFrog Fridge Phonics Games are in the right column, and the Auction Listings on Ebay are below. You can often get significant savings buying via Auction, and can usually buy brand new Word Whammer Games, not just pre-loved toys. If you do buy a pre-loved game, make sure you are getting 29 letters with it (the alphabet, plus 3 extra letters). Either that or get it at a very cheap price. You can actually buy extension letter packs, which is actually a good idea as it gives kids a much wider option of word building.
If you have never purchased in an Ebay Auction before, it is really easy. You simply click through on a listing and up the top of the page you will see a link to log in or register. You register with an email address and username. There are usually multiple ways to pay for an item, often Paypal, or direct deposit. Read more about online auctions in our leapFrog Games Article.
It is sometimes hard to get the listings to show WordWhammer, or other games I am reviewing, as the listings are updated hourly, so if you can't see an item you are looking for in the listings below, you will find a link at the bottom for more listings, or you can enter a search in the search box at the top of the listings.
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Compare LeapFrog Word Whammer on Amazon Here With Auction Prices in Centre ColumnYou may well get yourself a bargain by purchasing via Auction rather than paying full price for your LeapFrog Word Whammer Educational Toys.
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