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VTech Bugsby Reading System

I’m a sucker for learning toys especially for Shaun. Vtech has been a favorite of mine since Sabreena was little with an alphabet teaching school she carried everywhere. Now that Shaun is at the reading stage his educational toy of choice is the Vtech Bugsby Reading System.

We received this a couple weeks ago and it has worked great as a refresher for the new school year. Shaun would wake up in the morning and read for about 20 minutes before coming down for breakfast and then again after lunch during quiet time. The Bugsby also lets him read to his baby sister.


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Vtech Bugsby Reading System is meant to not only help your child to read but also learn the fundamentals to reading and writing and comprehension. Bugsby takes your child through the steps of sentence structure, word recognition, phonics and more. The system is simple too. No extras required. Bugsby is a cute worm shaped reader pen and the storybook and cartridge come together. No need to download anything from a computer to update software. Each book explains the curriculum covered plus the recommended ages using familiar characters with matching voices such as Scooby Doo (Shaun’s favorite), Max and Ruby, Wonderpets, Dora the Explorer plus the systems very own Bugsby the Worm.

Vtech Bugsby Reading System can be purchased at your favorite store for $29.99 plus 12.99 for additional books. The price makes it a perfect birthday or holiday present especially since the starter system have everything your child needs to get started, pen, book and cartridge. Stay connected with VTech and their educational advances through Facebook, Twitter or Club VTech where you can monitor your child’s progress, find relevant articles to your child’s learning stage or even sign up for a Newsletter to learn of special offers and upcoming products.