Learning to Read is BIG Fun with Clifford
Clifford loves story time! Help Emily Elizabeth earn stories for Clifford’s library by playing four educator-designed learning games that build essential skills for early readers. Join the lovable dog with a BIG heart and more favorite characters from the award-winning Clifford TV show on PBS Kids for practice with letters, rhyming, word building and more. The LeapFrog Scholastic learning game Clifford Ready-to-Read is designed specifically for children ages 3 to 5 and works with all LeapPad learning tablets, LeapsterGS and Leapster Explorer (sold separately).
Curriculum That Goes Beyond Core Skills
With Clifford Ready-to-Read children practice rhyming, identifying letters and matching letters to the sounds they make—skills that are related to, and may even help predict, a child’s later success with reading and writing. At higher levels children do word-building activities and take pleasure in recognizing how some words such as dig, pig and wig share common spelling patterns. As children begin to notice these patterns, they may be able to more easily predict how to read or spell new words that they encounter, such as fig or rig.
Personalized for Every Child
Young preschoolers (age 3+) engage another way than their older counterparts, so LeapFrog develops content experiences to meet their specific learning needs. Clifford Ready-to-Read features simple gameplay designed to promote engagement with young audiences, including one-step directions, voiceovers and icons that light up to enable pre-readers to learn and play independently. Four mini-games are presented with easy-to-follow graphics. Gameplay begins at one of three learning levels that is personalized to the player’s age, and levels up or down based on each individual child’s performance, ensuring that the games are just right for each child who plays. Children can level down if they need more give a boost to, allowing the youngest players to explore at a comfortable challenge level.
Fun with Their Favorite Characters
For over 50 years, Clifford has been inspiring kids to learn and love to read. As some of the BIGGEST, most beloved and most iconic characters, Clifford uses humor and adventure to engage children in fun learning activities, so it’s no wonder he has found a home in LeapFrog’s learning library. Relating to early literacy and reading, Clifford is top dog! With over 130 million books sold and some of the longest running kids programs on TV, Clifford is embraced by millions of parents, teachers and kids for his relatable stories and BIG heart.
Learning Experts Create or Approve Every Experience
All LeapFrog educational games are created or approved by an in-house team of learning experts for among the best, age-appropriate learning experience. With Clifford Ready-to-Read, children practice rhyming, identifying letters and matching letters to the sounds they make—skills that help children succeed at reading and writing—in mini-games created by learning experts. Each mini-game uses innovative play patterns that enhance understanding of letters and sounds. For example, children are prompted to build letters out of shapes, which develops early letter recognition and letter formation skills. They also take photos of rhyming objects, since research shows that children who are better at identifying rhymes and individual sounds in words incessantly learn to read more quickly. This is because, as children recognize that rhyming words have the same ending sounds, they begin to notice that many rhyming words also share spelling patterns, which can help children learn how to read and spell. These educational mini-games feature more than 250 rounds of gameplay and a fun and educational reward: kids can earn 10 different stories for Clifford’s bookshelf, which they may be able to then practice reading independently or with help from Emily Elizabeth.
Build essential reading skills whilst playing fun activities with Clifford, Emily Elizabeth and more favorite characters from the award-winning Clifford TV show on PBS Kids. Advance through more than 250 rounds of gameplay and four early-reading games designed by LeapFrog learning experts specifically for young players. Kids can earn 10 stories for Clifford’s library as they go, to read independently or with help from Emily Elizabeth. Three learning levels ensure that gameplay is just right for each child, whilst friendly voiceovers empower pre-readers to learn and play on their own.
- Letter Recognition
- Letter Sounds
- Word Building
- Print Awareness
Learn essential early reading skills with Clifford and friends whilst exploring Birdwell Island
Play four reading activities to earn stories for Clifford’s library
Teaches and reinforces letter recognition, letter sounds, word-building and phonemic awareness
Ages 3-5 years
Works with LeapPad Ultra, LeapPad2, LeapPad1, LeapsterGS and Leapster Explorer (sold separately)