Sparkup Magical Reader Review

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Sparkup Magical Reader Review

sparkup magical book reader

I am pleased to say that all my children love books and it is an absolute pleasure to hear big man reading books by himself now. I believe it is really important that children have books surrounding them from the moment that they are born. When I was offered the Sparkup reader to review I thought it was a great idea. You are able to program the device so that it records you reading your child's favourite books.

using a magical book reader

Your child is then able to pick up the reader and attach it onto the back cover of the book and hears you read to them. You don't need to buy any expensive books to work with it, any of the books you already own can be programmed into it. If you child skips a page, so does the reader. Here's a short video we made of us using the reader and it highlights just how simple it is to set up.



One thing to note is you need to make sure that the camera is angled at 90 degrees when you record so that the camera recognises the book when you attach it again. It took us a couple of goes to work this out. 

My husband works away a lot, so it is really nice that Daddy can read a story even when he isn't there. With families living around the country and the world these days, it's a great way to keep grandparents involved in your child's world even if you aren't able to see them as much as you would like. In an ideal world, I would always stop and read little man a book if he wanted. In reality I have to make dinner, put a wash on, tidy away dinner. This reader is a great way if entertaining little man with a few of his favourite books when I have other things to do.

It also comes with a lead so that you can back up the recordings to your computer. I think it is a lovely idea. I also love the fact that big man has gone off by himself and recorded some stories for his brothers. It only took a few goes for him to understand how to programme it. For more information on the reader you can visit the Sparkup website.

If you would like to win your own Sparkup I currently have a giveaway running!



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We were given the reader for the purpose of this review but the opinions here are my own. 

40 comments:

Osnat Shlain said...

My son loves his Sparkup we are now visiting grandma and she recorded new stories
for him and he is super excited to hear them!

Louise Fairweather said...

Oh that is so sweet. x

Kate Fever said...

What a lovely idea - my husband works away and is only home at weekends, this would be lovely for the children to have during the week. Thanks for linking up with #TriedTested

Tracy K Nixon said...

Looks a great idea ! I have never seen or heard of Sparkup before!

ashleigh allan said...

Love this idea!

Louise Fairweather said...

Neither had I - it's new over here x

Louise Fairweather said...

It would. I have a giveaway running you might want to enter x

London Mum said...

Oh my god that is such a sweet idea. I'll certainly look into this! xx

Sandra Lane said...

Never heard of this but I know my daughter would love it. Her favourite book of the moment is 'Marvin gets mad' It's about a bad-tempered sheep and is a lovely book for toddlers

Honey said...

Brilliant idea!

Susie Wilkinson said...

It's a great idea, and so much better than the generic American voices on a lot of readers!

Kevin Smith said...

So clever!

Louise Fairweather said...

I haven't heard of that - will have to look out for it

Louise Fairweather said...

Infact Daddy being away so much is the reason that I blog!

Princess Cloo said...

this is pretty impressive and would save me a lot of time and energy doing the voices!!!!

Colette B said...

We have this but I've not got round to setting it up yet! It's next on my list of things to do! Thanks for linking up with #TriedTested

Kiddy Reviews said...

This is such a fantastic idea and perfect for when hubby misses bedtime due to work! Would love it if you shared your review on #britmumsreviews http://www.britmums.com/2014/07/reviews-round-up-what-a-come-back/

Mark Sorrell said...

my little one would love this, especially for her ''grandma'' to read to her as she doesnt see her much

Samantha Ripley said...

what a great product

Alana Walker said...

This is such a fantastic idea, I bet it really helps with reading development.x

Leigh Marea Boyle said...

this looks brill

Janie McColl said...

this is such a great idea

Barbara Handley said...

I have never heard of this before but will tell my daughter-in-law about it for my grandchildren. A clever idea.

Rebecca Nisbet said...

first time if seen this, good idea

Kerry Manners said...

Wow love this idea, my partner also works away a lot, he's a long distance lorry driver so this would be great for our kids just before bedtime.

Michelle Banks said...

i think my grandaughter would love this x

Keri Jones said...

I love the idea of this. My dad lives in America so it would be great to send to him so my son can have a story read by his Grandpa x

Lee Priestley said...

This is a great idea kids and parents will have many happy bedtimes

helen atkins said...

What a fantastic idea, will help bring the fun into reading xx

lindat4683 said...

brilliant idea

PamGregory said...

Fantastic idea!

Sandy Ralph said...

its a brilliant idea, we do get tired reading our children s or grandchild's favorites over and over again

Olivia Kirby said...

A really great idea, perfect to take to granny's when Mummy and daddy go out for the night!!

kim neville said...

Super idea my son would love this and also have not come across it until now. Thanks for great reviews

jackie Chapman said...

This looks great I'm sure Bailey and Shay would love it

soneailiami said...

Great idea ! :)

Jill Donaldson said...

This looks fab xx

caroline tokes said...

what a fab idea

Alice Megan said...

Such a cute idea! Especially for families where mummy or daddy works late

Amy Jo McLellan said...

Very clever product! :)