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Last Minute Gift Idea: Smarty Ants Phonic Reading Pup - Review

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 Posted by Rita A

I am a real softie for animated fun toys. I become mesmerized with each movement. Here is a cuddly learning toy to bring joy to your children while helping them learn. Introducing Smarty Ants.

Smarty Ants is created by the Founder of Leapfrog. This adorable Phonics Reading Pup comes with 10 songs to teach your child the alphabet, letter sounds, rhyming and sight words, Phonics word building and more! Signing up for a membership at Smarty Ants includes access to 300 learning songs to download and a fun online learn to read experience.

Did I mention the cuteness of Smarty Ants? The Phonics Reading Pup comes in two furry styles - The Phonics Reading Pup White and the Phonics Reading Pup Husky. Courtesy of Smarty Ants I am enjoying the pleasure of listening to the adorable Husky. He is so cuddly with big bright eyes. I love watching him move as he sings and shares the learning lessons. The vocals are pleasant too. The tunes are very catchy. I find myself singing along quite easily. To activate the pup, you simply press a paw. Your child will be learning from a furry friend!

My sister is a 1st grade teacher, which is perfect for the suggested age of Smarty Ants. Ages 4 to 7. When the holiday break is over she will be sharing Smarty Ants in her classroom. That should be a lot of fun.

When you purchase Smarty Ants you get a free 30-day membership to This secure password protected website is designed for pre-kindergarten through first grade reading skills. Entering the world of Smarty Ants is easy for kids of all reading levels. There are over 60 stories and over 125 interactive videos for learning.

Welcome To SmartyAnts! from Smarty Ant on Vimeo.

The Phonics Reading Pup connects to your computer with a USB cable for downloading new songs. The great part is the Pup is portable to take anywhere. It is fun, practical and educational. It makes me wish I were a kid again!

You can purchase Smarty Ants Phonics Reading Pup at Amazon for the starting price of $29.99 or higher with a 1 year subscription to the Smarty Ants Website. It is still a reasonable price for the knowledge of learning.

Smarty Ants Phonics Reading Pup makes a wonderful gift. Cute, Cuddly and great at teaching!

Disclosure: I received gratis sample(s) for this review. No monetary compensation was offered or accepted for this post. The opinions above are my own. Others experience may vary.

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