Sparkup: The Magical Book Reader {Gift Idea}

An educational consultant with a PhD in Curriculum/Language & Literacy, I jumped on the chance to review this brand new product which revolutionizes recordable readings. Sparkup is not new in that it records books. What sets it apart is the ability to record any picture book rather than a pre-selected list of titles. I immediately tried it on a range of titles, and every one worked perfectly. From Frog & Toad to Pinkalicious, Sparkup worked perfectly.

While Sparkup works well to record books for the kids–reading to kids is essential for their development, hearing an “expert” reader allows learners to better grasp print features–Sparkup also serves another purpose. Almost immediately after receiving it, the kids wanted to record their own voice. They love to hear themselves, offering a varied opportunity for reading practice.

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The most important testimonial for Sparkup, a colleague of mine who is an early literacy specialist already purchased one on Amazon. I bought two myself yesterday for Christmas gifts along with some of our favorite children’s books including Pigeon by Mo Willems.

For your own emergent readers or as a gift, purchase Sparkup The Magical Book Reader on (affiliate link) and let me know what you think! Follow Sparkup on Twitter and Facebook to stay updated with this amazing product.