Have you heard of Sparkup? This magical book reader allows you to record and listen to any book! We were sent a Sparkup device to try out, and we have really enjoyed using it! It is very easy to use – seven-year-old Emma has recorded a few books, and four-year-old Lily especially enjoys listening to them back.
The Sparkup reader clips onto any book. When you turn it on, a tiny camera identifies the book. If the book is already recorded; it starts reading the story. Because it uses image recognition, it will read whichever page the book is open to, even if you skip pages and move backwards and forwards! This makes it a great learning-to-read tool, and perfect for children listening to books quietly on the couch.
We have really enjoyed recording books onto the Sparkup reader, and one of my favorite uses for it is narrating photo books! We like to have our photos printed full page, with no text. With the Sparkup reader, we can add narration without having to print words on the pages!
It’s hard to capture this device only with photos, so I also included this video of Emma recording a book and Johnny and Lily listening to narration for one of our family photo books:
What book would you record?
We were sent a Sparkup reader to try out. We received no other compensation, and all opinions are our own.