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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this is an excellent way to introduce preschoolers to the alphabet because kids learn by playing games with each of the letters. The software also teaches them how to draw each letter and then has them practice by drawing on the touch-sensitive screen. This software utilizes the L-Max's unique ability to create a dual screen when plugged into a TV -- the display on the handheld screen is different from what kids see on the TV screen.
Is It Any Good?
Kids will discover additional material when connecting the L-Max unit to a television, including Professor Quigley's tutorials and a bonus game involving upper and lowercase letters. A minor complaint about the television gameplay is that kids must click a button on the side of the L-Max pen to make the pen's actions on the touch-sensitive handheld screen show up on the TV screen.
Letters on the Loose cleverly engages kids in learning the alphabet by having them play with charming letter friends. Drawing letters using the touch-sensitive screen further reinforces the alphabet recognition and instills pride when those hand-drawn letters show up on the television for others to see.
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