2 1/2 years old

Sparkup Magical Book Reader - Review and Giveaway

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We have just been given a Sparkup Magical Book Reader to try out, and are finding it a really useful little device!  It attaches to the back of any book, then can be used to record your voice reading each page of the book to your child.  It then saves the recording (of up to 50 different books) and when the device is attached to the book, it then plays the recording, page by page. (There's a little camera in the front of it that recognises the pages to identify which book to read.)  


It's great for us for a few different reasons; I'm able to record books for Ethan to then look at on his own when I'm busy doing things for Ivy, and it's also great for others who aren't here to record books for Ethan and Ivy.  Daddy can record books for them to hear his voice when he's at work, but I'm also looking forward to when we have any of the grandparents or aunts and uncles visit from overseas to record some stories for the kiddies as well!  It will be so nice for them to hear their relatives who live far away read to them whenever they like.


It's really easy to use, you just push a button on the front to start and a button on the side to record.  The device even talks you through the process to make it easier the first time that you're doing it!  My only concern is that the record button is easily accessible, so I worry that Ethan might record over a book accidentally.  He hasn't done it yet though, so hopefully he's just so happy reading the books that he won't be tempted to play with the buttons.  It does also come with a usb cord to connect it to the computer, so you can save your recordings, so if something does get erased you can restore the story.  

We are really loving using ours, I've recorded quite a few books for Ethan already, and he's quickly learned how to attach the Sparkup to the back of a book to listen to the story.  It's really cute to watch him sit and have a story read to him as he turns the pages.  I especially love that when I've done a few of the recordings he has been chatting away about the characters as well, so that's all in the recording (which I will now save to the computer and keep!)  The Sparkup Magical Book Reader sells for £39.99 and can be bought from shops as well as Amazon.

What's your little one's favourite book?  Would you like to have a Sparkup Magical Book Reader?  Enter below for a chance to win one of your very own!

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36 comments

  1. looks great

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  2. My daughter loves Supermarket Zoo

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  3. At the mo, my youngest daughter loves How to Catch a Star by Oliver Jeffers!

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  4. My son's favourite is 'Aliens Love Underpants'.x

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  5. Looks lovely! We enjoy reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar every single day xx

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  6. has to be the very hungry caterpillar!!!

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  7. My son likes all the Topsy and Tim books at the mo

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  8. THe smartest giant in town!

    Ashleigh

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  9. Paperdolls

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  10. Room on The Broom

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  11. THE HUNGRY CATERPILLAR (AT THE MOMENT :-) )

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  12. My daughter like the mr men books

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  13. My daughter loves The Junkyyard Dragon!

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  14. At the minute Mr tumble something special

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  15. winnie the pooh & tigger too (mark sorrell)

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  16. Roald Dahl books are a fave in my house xx

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  17. Duck in the Truck - I can recite it in my sleep!

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  18. Currently it is Pip and Posy with their scooter

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  19. the tiger who came to tea, lindsey bluff

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  20. Guess how much I Love You

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  21. The gruffalo and The gruffalo's child are my youngest twos favourite

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  22. We have a book called Santa Claus needs a wee. It doesn't matter what time of year it is, my girls absolutely crack up when we read this book!

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  23. My niece loves tiger who came for tea as I know it off by heart so she thinks I'm telling her a real story it's super cute

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