A Lesson in Phonics
by Karla ° Sunday, August 26, 2007
Nate has a toy by Leap Frog called Alphabet Pal. It is a musical pull-toy that flashes, giggles and wobbles along on 26 colourful legs that are each labelled with a letter of alphabet. It is supposed to help teach letters and colours.

One of Alphabet Pal’s settings is to recite how a letter sounds phonetically. So if you press letters that spell a word in rapid succession, it sounds like Alphabet Pal is actually saying the word.

For example, if you press the letters b-a-b-y one after another, Alphabet Pal says b–ey-b–ee.

And by the same token, if you press the letters f-u-c-k in order, Alphabet Pal giggles and says, “That tickles.

Why, yes Alphabet Pal.

It certainly does.

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I'm glad that I'm not the only one who plays the same way with my daughter's Alphabet pal!

Amanda
Posted by Anonymous Anonymous :  August 26, 2007
 

I thought maybe you were going to talk about how that little "tickler" goes off even if there is not a beating heart within twenty feet. Ours has been possessed since the "giggly darn" day it was brought to our "tickling" house.
Posted by Blogger Amanda :  August 26, 2007
 

Ha! Glad they were keeping people like you in mind! ;)
Posted by Blogger Gina :  August 26, 2007
 

I gotta get me one of those. Now there's thinking ahead!!
Posted by Blogger Trish :  August 26, 2007
 

I LOVE THIS PICTURE OF HIM. HE LOOKS SOOOOOO CUDDLY IN HIS ONESIE. LOOKS LIKE IT MIGHT BE BEDTIME.
I CANT BELIEVE YOU WITH YOUR TOY!! YOU ARE SO FUNNY!
 

We have this toy, but ours is older. They have since changed it because on the old one when you type out f,u,c,k....it says it. Funny how us parents try those things out....LOL!!
Posted by Blogger Candi :  August 26, 2007
 

Oh my goodness! Trey and I did that with every word we could think of that was bad one day at the store. Hours and hours of fun!
Posted by Blogger Christi :  August 26, 2007
 

OMG that is HILARIOUS! I'm trying it out at Walmart next time I am there.
Posted by Blogger Kris :  August 27, 2007
 

You get an A+ for trying. That is hilarious.
 

That's very funny!
Posted by Blogger Julia :  August 27, 2007
 

Oh wow - Aiden will have one by the end of the week!!

And our Leap Frog octopus totally gets possessed sometimes and starts spouting bilingual colors - very unnerving.
Posted by Blogger Brandy :  August 30, 2007
 

That is hilarious! Someone at Leapfrog thought ahead.
Posted by Anonymous Swistle :  September 02, 2007
 


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