Parents' Guide to

My First Story Reader

By Jinny Gudmundsen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 2+

Excellent addition to a toddler's reading library.

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age 9+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 15+


My 10 year old son loves this game
age 3+

Fun and engaging toy with way off marketing

This toy is marketed for 6 months plus. That's pretty wild to me. Sure you as a parent can put a book in here and your kid can hear the words being read and look at the pictures and words but they will not be very engaged with it for long. My daughter got this as a gift as a 9 or 12 month old and didn't like it at all. We were pulling it out to give it away and then she found it and started playing with it as a 4 year old and loves it. She loves the questions it asks about the story, which are quite easy for her to answer at this age, and she always gets them right which is fun for kids this age. We have the Sesame Street books and are ordering the Winnie the Pooh ones because she loves it so much.

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My First Story Reader can help first-time parents learn how to read to their children. It also allows older siblings to help entertain and interact with younger brothers and sisters. This is a less expensive alternative to Fisher Price's PowerTouch Baby or Leapfrog's LittleTouch LeapPad, two interactive reading systems that respond to touches on the page.

Since babies and toddlers constantly touch objects on the page, some families have disliked the vocal repetition that these touch-sensitive systems produce. With My First Story Reader, toddlers can touch the pages as much as they want, and the interactivity only occurs when they hit the three big buttons located below the book. This is an excellent addition to any toddler's library.

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