I just bought Iquest for my 10 yo

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I just bought Iquest for my 10 yo
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Mon, 11-10-2003 - 10:47am

Does anyone have this?

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Mon, 11-10-2003 - 3:36pm

Sorry, I have no information - I've never even heard of it before.

Sherrie Rainbow

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Mon, 11-10-2003 - 4:15pm

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000067FN9/qid=1068498871/sr=1-9/ref=sr_1_9/103-4707296-4983061?v=glance&s=toys


I couldn't explain it well enough so here's a link.


It got great reviews, I just hope it works.

Julie

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Tue, 11-11-2003 - 12:30am

Thanks for the link - I hope you'll let us know what you think of it.

Sherrie Rainbow

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Mon, 12-08-2003 - 12:50pm
Hi. I just joined the forum and was reading your post. I bought my son the IQuest last year (he was 9--a little young). He loves it. Although most of the cartridges you can buy for it is fifth grade and up, he still got a lot of use last year out of the cartridge that came with it (he's a big social studies and science buff). He is in 4th grade this year and uses it a lot. He even asked for accessories to it for Christmas, they have colored face plates you can get. It has a calculator, a calendar function (you can use it like a PDA), and a good dictionary all built in. Next year, in fifth grade, I have read on the leapfrog site that you can download material from specific text books (they seem to have the popular ones) so that you child can study material on it that he is actually working on in school. I don't know much about that yet though. You do have to have a special device that you can insert a cartridge into and download off the website (wait 'til after Christmas to get that when things are on sale) and you have to subscribe to the website for that feature which I think is about $15 a year and can be used for all the Leapfrog products (like TurboTwists).

My son may be in to it more that most, he has a learning disability inwhich the muscles in his fingers aren't strong enough to do finemotor skills like holding a pencil for a extended period of time, so he relies a lot more on keyboarding and electronic gadgets than a lot of his peers do. He's even trying to convince me to let him type stuff on the IQUEST for him to print out on the computer. I dunno if it does that or not.

Hope this helps with your purchase decision. I think you made a good choice!

Lisa

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Mon, 12-08-2003 - 3:55pm

Welcome to the board!!

Sherrie Rainbow

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Mon, 12-08-2003 - 5:07pm

Thanks it was very helpful.

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Mon, 12-08-2003 - 9:38pm
Yes, the mindstation (I couldn't remember the name of it) is a little quirky. It took a while to get it to work. I used it with the TurboTwist Spelling a lot when my son was in 2nd grade (his spelling is horrible!). I could download his spelling list on a blank cartridge so he could study them in the car. I have not used it with the IQUEST (yet!). The Leapfrog site wasn't very helpful when I initially set all this stuff up (but its been 2 years). I actually remember emailing them and asking why they had not responded to my question. But at the same time I think a lot of the disappointment is more of a misunderstanding of what the system can and can't do. Once you learn what you CAN do with it and learn how to make it do those things it can be a very resourceful learning tool. When you're buying all this stuff, no one tells you how much set-up is involved before you can download from the site and what is free on the site and what is not. That is the only major glitch I have found.