Part of the Twist & Shout collection of math enhancing toys, Twist & Shout Addition is Leap Frog's flashlight-looking toy that teaches children vital addition and subtraction skills. Like Twist & Shout Multiplication, this version helps the education process by making the learning aid look like a toy. The catchy musical beat plays when the toy is in use, making play/learning fun. Twist & Shout Addition also offers Learn, Quiz and Wildcard games on two skill levels to help kids learn their addition tables one number set at a time. The learning aid comes with rotating addition table bands and an LCD quotient box so the problem's answer is never in question. Kids won't get frustrated trying to compute/remember a problem's answer. Twist & Shout Addition promotes school readiness in a critical basic math function. The toy's unique design helps kids see Twist & Shout as a toy, making them more open to the learning process. As such, they are more apt to use it, practice their math and improve their school grades. Because of the rotating numbered bands, children also stimulate their motor movement skills. Three different game modes help kids learn their tables from 0-12 "one number set at a time" and even introduce subtraction. Twist & Shout keeps score and congratulates children on every right answer, and provides the correct answer when an incorrect answer is chosen. Requires 3 AA batteries (included)
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Like Flashcards only MUCH BETTER ★★★★★
Twist & Shout Addition is a great product! We bought it for our kids as a Christmas present and they love it. It has a Teach it feature which will read the math problem with the answer. A Learn it Feature which will say the problem and give the child three answers to choose from. And a quiz time feature. With the quiz time feature, turn the dial so both are on the lightening bolt and the Twist & Shout will randomly give math problems to the child with three answers to choose from. If you set one dial to a number (like 2) and the second to a lightening bold, the Twist & Shout will say 2 plus what equals 5 and then the child turns the dial to the 3 and pushes in the end. The Twist & Shout rewards the child for a correct answer, and another reward sounds after every 5 that are correct in a row. It is a little loud for me, but when I showed my kids how to use it I taught them to cover the speaker end with their hand and that muffles it a bit. This is a wonderful learning tool!
By Martha - Reviewed: 2012-08-12 06:30:05
What is there not to love about this Math toy ★★★★★
I highly recommend it for all children who are currently learning and memorizing their addition facts. Once they have learned these facts they are ready to move on to TWIST AND SHOUT MULTIPLICATION... but that is a whole other review.
By Harold E. - Reviewed: 2012-04-11 19:37:01
Great toy that teaches addition ★★★★★
My daughter got the Leapfrog Twist and Shout Addition game over two years ago and she still enjoys playing with it. At the time, she was 5 years old and just learning her addition facts. Her grandmother bought her this toy to help her with addition since my daughter complained to grandma about "how hard addition is". Grandma found this toy to make addition fun and, surprise to me, it really was fun for my daughter! AND, she learned her addition facts (that we had been struggling with!) pretty quickly. She now knows her addition facts and is working on multiplication but she still pulls out the Twist and Shout Addition game quite frequently and feels really good that she knows all the answers!
By Math Mom - Reviewed: 2011-06-28 22:31:48