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LeapFrog: Sing and Learn with Us!

Lionsgate // 2007 // 32 Minutes // Not Rated
Reviewed by Judge David Johnson // September 4th, 2011

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All Rise...

Judge David Johnson sings and learns with no one! No one!!!

Editor's Note

Our reviews of LeapFrog: Learning Set, Volume 2 (published December 5th, 2010), LeapFrog: Learn To Read At The Storybook Factory (published December 8th, 2005), Leap Frog: Math Circus (published January 21st, 2005), LeapFrog: Numberland (published February 26th, 2012), LeapFrog: Phonics Farm (published November 20th, 2011), Leap Frog: Talking Words Factory 2: Code Word Caper (published January 21st, 2005), and LeapFrog: Talking Words Factory (published June 18th, 2009) are also available.

The Charge

Discover reading fun with 12 sing-along stories starring the Us Band.

The Case

Who is the Us Band? Just the hottest group of unidentifiable animated weirdos that sing about phonics the world has ever seen! Made up of Al, Og, Meg, Izza and Gus, the Us Band knows just what your ready-to-read kiddo is craving (besides sugared cereal): catchy music about articulating phonemes!

For 32 minutes, the Us Band will regale their small audience with hits such as "Us" and "Meg Met" and "Hop, Hop, Hop" and their chart-topper, "Gus Naps." Each of the 12 songs focus on sounding-out certain flavors of letters, like the "soft e" and "soft u." The visuals are bright and colorful and match up nicely to the lively musical compositions.

LeapFrog says this program would best suit a child between three and six years old and I wager that's about right. Six might be pushing it a bit, since this is very cutesy stuff, but learning's learning and the good folks at the 'frog have this thing nailed down.

Standard issue DVD: full-frame, 2.0 stereo, and ROM-accessible printable storybooks for each song and three coloring sheets (PDFs all of them).

The Verdict

Not Guilty.

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Scales of Justice

Judgment: 85

Perp Profile

Studio: Lionsgate
Video Formats:
• Full Frame
Audio Formats:
• Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo (English)
• None
Running Time: 32 Minutes
Release Year: 2007
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
• All Ages
• Animation
• Concerts and Musicals
• Instructional

Distinguishing Marks

• PDF Content


• LeapFrog

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