Review & Giveaway: Learn reading from Smarty Ants!

Nov 20, 2010 13 Comments by Disclosure


My girls are learning how to read right now, and they couldn’t surprise me more every day! They absolutely love to read right now, and I want to continue to foster their love for reading. When I was offered the chance to try Smarty Ants, I jumped at it. It just sounded like fun!

Smarty Ants opens up a whole new world of reading for your child, whether she’s completely new to ABCs, already reading, or somewhere in between. Developed by Mike Wood, founder of acclaimed LeapFrog educational toys, Smarty Ants assesses each child’s skills and tailors a reading program just right for his abilities and personality. Plus the Reading Pup is a real-world buddy that sings and tells stories to reinforce what your child learns.

Subscriptions are reasonably priced at $49.95 per year, or you can pay $24.99 for 3 months. My girls and I sat together through the account creation and set up process, and the anticipation was just getting to them. I couldn’t wait to get everything set up. One of my girls had pretty much claimed the Reading Pup as hers. It was so funny. She didn’t want to let it go.

Once we had the account set up, they were off. They started off with the assessment quiz, which was just a quick game, to get it set up at which reading level it would start to teach them. They took turns playing game after game. I do like that the program tracks their reading progress with the account login. The only problem I have is that if you have have more than one child using Smarty Ants, you can’t track each of their progress, unless you create a separate account for each child. Unfortunately, that means paying for an entire separate subscription. I’d love it if they gave a discount on a second account, or even allowed a family subscription rather than charging full price for each child. Other than that, it’s really pretty cool… For more information on Smarty Ants, and how they can help your child learn to read, check out the Smarty Ants Parent Page.

Smarty Ants is giving a chance for one of my readers to win a Smarty Ants pup and a full year’s subscription! That’s a $70 value! All you have to do to enter is leave a comment!

If you’d like to earn extra entries, Tweet this giveaway and/or share a link on Facebook! Leave me a comment telling me you did so! You can enter as many times as you’d like! Entries will be accepted until November 27th at 1159pm EST. Winner must be a resident of the US.

Good Luck!

Disclosure: I was sent product for purposes of this review. Opinions are always 100% my own.

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About the author

Monica Brady, is the Owner, Author and Chief Mom Blogger of Mommy Brain Reports and her personal blog, MonicaBrady.net. She has been married to her high school sweetheart for over 15 years, and is a work at home mother to her beautiful identical twin girls, Alexandra and Victoria. In 2009, they moved cross country from California to coastal North Carolina, and love their new home. When she's not spending time with her girls, she's either working on her blog writing up reviews on some really cool products, working on giveaway posts, participating in events with her sponsors, or doing her work as a Social Media Consultant. Monica has had the opportunities to participate in some amazing campaigns with some amazing brands, and loves the relationships she's developed with each one of them.

13 Responses to “Review & Giveaway: Learn reading from Smarty Ants!”

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  2. LOrayne Gothard says:

    This is a great gift!! Would love to win this for my 7 year old that is starting to read and my 3 year old that will follow behind her

  3. Sheila P says:

    I would like to win this for my daughter.

  4. Laura Harrison says:

    I’d put my granddaughters name on this! Thanks for the review/giveaway!

  5. Kendra says:

    what an awesome item!!! I have some children that could use this! thanks for the opp

  6. Diane R. says:

    This would be very useful for my granddaughter.

  7. Amy says:

    Thanks for the review! I have been trying hard to decide if I should buy this for my two little ones. It looks like the personalization factor is a big downside for me, since they can’t both play on the subscription at their own level. Thought I’d try to win one so they could both play. Thanks!

  8. vicky says:

    This looks like something that would be great for my special needs son to help him read!

  9. vicky says:

    Tweeted this giveaway on twitter@souldolphindream

  10. Sherry Carlin says:

    What a great review! Thank you. I’ve heard about this product from other moms – in our Mom’s group- who have been raving about Smarty ants
    ( I thought it was ‘Smarty Pants for a long time, silly me) My sister ( has twin boys who are 5 ) and I ( girl 6) could both really use this!

  11. Peggy says:

    saw this on t.v. & thought it would be great for my grandson & grandaughter. One is a first grader & one is a kindergartener. I reviewed the 2 min video & my thoughts were substantiated.
    I would like to enter the race to win one year free for them along w/the pup. Thank you for this wonderful innovation.

  12. richeena richter says:

    sounds great hope to win

  13. corrine says:

    My son just told me about this program and wondering if you still doing the chance to win….he would love a copy to play…thanks

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