Disney Pixar BRAVE movie has been in theaters for weeks and quickly become a hit. You can bring home the excitement with LeapFrog Brave for LeapPad and Brave for Tag reading system. Your child can join Merida on exciting challenging adventures game adventures and more.
Leapfrog’s LeapPad BRAVE Review:
The Explorer / LeapPad Brave Cartridge is for ages 5-8. Works with both systems.
We’ve owned the LeapPad for just about a year and I can tell you this is one great device. I love how you can customize profiles when you have more than one child and that the tablet offers so much more than just games but learning experiences that your child can learn and grow with.
The Brave Game allows children to guide Merida through the castle and various tasks. They’ll learn about animals, plants and physical science. They’ll shot bow and arrows, add roads to the road maze to guide the bears on the right direction of travel, and so much more. There’s games that will show you photos of plants and your child can match the correct words with the correct part of the plant. There is also another game for naming animal parts.
Game starts with 5 categories to choose from:
1. Adventure: You follow along the 1st adventure and as you complete the round you can open up the next adventure behind the lock.
2. Activities: 4 Challenges:
- Go Mum Go: A game where you help Merida as she rides her Bear (mom) through the forest to gather gems and jump fallen tree’s.
- Merida’s Bow- Practice and Show Merida how to aim her bow and hit the target
- Tricky Triplets- Guide the tricky triplets through the passage maze as you add the shape to the road to help them complete their journey
- Picture Parts- Match the picture part of the plant or animal to learn how the animal begins life. You’ll need to play the games first to unlock the pictures.
3. Micromods: Special bonuses for your game. You will need to connect your game to the computer in order to download these. they will be locked until you do so.
4. Badges: Collect 35 Badges on your journey with Merida
5. Journal: Will keep tracks of the things you can find in Merida’s kingdom. Will show you facts and diagrams to help you along your way. You find the items hidden throughout the kingdom to unlock them. In order to hear the fact you’ll need to find the item in the game first to unlock it and hear the facts.
Explore a natural world that’s true to science! Immerse yourself in flora and fauna that’s native to Merida’s forest!
• What’s a saddle? Learn the common names for parts of plants and animals, then challenge yourself with more scientific terms.
• Deduce answers through trial and error. Discover 100+ facts about plants and animals, and use what you know to make predictions about habitats and life cycles.
• Play target practice with physics concepts. Take a crash course in force and gravity, then experiment for yourself by letting your arrows fly!
I played the game with my 4 yr old son. The game is too challenging for him to play alone but he wanted to see what it was all about it. He liked guiding the girl through the rooms and liked the bow and arrow shooting game. He can guide the girl with the stylus and sometimes he knew what to do before I can even listen to the directions. We enjoyed playing the game together. There was a part in the maze where you guide Merida into rooms and out again. This one room we were trapped in. I couldn’t figure out for the life of me how to get out. I thought it was quite comical that after I gave the game to my 4 yr old went to get a drink and came back he was able to figure out how to get us out of the room. Sometimes I think kids are more resourceful and smarter than we give them credit for.
If your child enjoys challenging games and working toward a goal of unlocking levels while finding things and finishing tasks this would make a great game for girls ages 6 – 10. I know the manufacturer suggests a younger child but we found the Brave game challenging and the locked levels to be frustrating.
Book is for ages 4-7 but can be enjoyed by younger or older children depending on the child.
I love the tag reading system and so do my children. My kids love reading stories and playing games on the pages as they go along. In Brave tag reading book children can learn to read. the book teaches reading comprehension, advanced vocabulary, word building skills, and story perspectives. My children love asking questions as they read along and I love how interested they are in hearing the way some of the words sound. Many times they want to read the story to me and the tag pen helps them do that.
My 6 year old can read: For him the tag pen becomes a tool to help him sound out words he is not familiar with. He can go over the word several times until he can read it himself. He loves to play the games on the pages as he reads along. The brave book characters come to life as he reads each page. He loves listening to the sound of their voices and reading the words on the page.
My 4 year old is amazed by the tag reading system. He wants to read the story to me. By touching the book icon the narrator of the story will read the page. By touching the words each word will read aloud. The Tag reading system gives him confidence to read the words and say them after the pen sounds them out or tells him what the words are. He always tells me to sit and listen to the story. I love his facial expressions as he hears the characters voices, see’s that the letters on the page actually make up words. The book and tag reading system together make a wonderful team.
The pages are colorful and the drawings are vivid and work well with the story. The icons are easy for kids to understand and the narrator tells you exactly what they are for when you touch the pen to them.
We haven’t been to see Brave yet but the book really gets the kids excited about the characters and helps him connect with them. The tags reading system various levels of reading system help my children learn and grow their abilities in reading and comprehension. They get them excited about reading and they progress at a pace that is comfortable for them.
The Brave Tag book has over 500 interactive touch points with the story activities that build vocabulary skills, reading comprehension and my children’s over all excitement for reading.
I would highly recommend Brave Tag reading book to all my friends. All of my children enjoyed the Brave storybook adventure for the Tag reading system.
Disclosure: I was provided with Brave cartridge for LeapPad and the tag reading system along with the Disney Pixar Brave Tag book and compensation through Clever Girls Collective. All opinions are my own and as always honest thoughts we formed in testing the products.