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Friday, 24 October 2014

Sparkup Magical Book Reader Review & Giveaway

Maxwell adores looking through books. He is unable to read just yet however when he learns to, I know he will be a little book worm.  Every day Maxwell and I sit down and read a book together. I feel reading is important as it enables Maxwell to learn new words which will then go on to improve his speech. As many of my readers know, at the present moment Maxwell's lack of speech is a real issue and I have been wanting to try new ways to help him improve it. A while back we received a magical device called Sparkup The Magical Book Reader, ever since we received it Maxwell has been using it daily.

Sparkup is a magical book reader that is different from any other products on the market. To use the Sparkup gadget all you need to do is clip the magical reader onto the back of any picture book. In 3 easy steps you are then able to personalize the Sparkup gadget so it is able to tell your child the story inside the book. To do this you need to read through the book, when you read the Sparkup records your voice and using special technology it captures the pages you are reading off with its special built in camera. When your child then goes on to read their picture book Sparkup’s tiny camera recognises the front cover and follows the pace as they turn the pages.

Sparkup can store up to 250 minutes of audio, or approximately 50 recorded storybooks. If you do not want to record the book yourself you are able to download recorded stories, complete with sound effects, directly from the Sparkup website. Sparkup comes with demo batteries (it takes 3x AAs which should last up to 30hours of playback), as well as a USB cable to connect to your computer to back-up your recordings, and a sample book

The Sparkup has some brilliant features. It allows you to record books not only in English but in all other languages, this makes it a perfect gift for anyone around the world.  Another feature which I adore is that when recording the books you are able to add special little touches so when your child is reading the book they can hear everything you have included into the book for them. You could add animal noises into the book or perhaps even letter sound noises. 

At first I was worried about the book taking a lot of my time to set up however you can record the books onto the Sparkup as you read them to your children so it actually only takes a matter of minutes instead of hours. I was also concerned that it was perhaps a lazy method of reading to Maxwell however I was also wrong as Maxwell tends to listen to me read more through out the day on his Sparkup.

If I was able to change anything about the product, it would be the fact of it being battery operated. It would be handy for the product to be rechargeable, this would save me buying batteries often. Apart from that small change as a parent I think the Sparkup Magical book reader is fantastic.

Maxwell loves using the Sparkup not only in the day but also at night. If I am not around to read him a story in person, he has the alternative of listening to me read to him through books. I think it would be interesting to get my parents to record a story on to the Sparkup for Maxwell, so he is able to hear there voices on there too. 

If you are interested in buying the Sparkup The Magical Book reader, you are able to purchase it from here. Priced at just £29.99 I believe it is a great learning tool and would make the perfect present for your little one this Christmas. It will keep children entertained for hours and it can also create a lot of fun.

Mummy To The Max has a fantastic competition below which gives you the chance to win one of the amazing Sparkup Magical Book Readers. All you need to do is simply enter the rafflecopter below. Good Luck!

I did not receive any financial reward for writing this review.
However we did receive the product for review purposes. Everything written in this post is my own, honest opinion.


  1. I've been looking at getting one of these for my 3 year old. He is globally delayed by 2 years so nowhere near ready to read but I'll try anything to help. Great review, thanks!

  2. Great giveaway! :)

  3. Fab giveaway, I really like the look of this for Cody

  4. Tobys proud mummy12 November 2014 at 10:25

    My little one would just love this learning and fun as well

  5. I would love this for my boys Jack and Ronnie x

  6. This would be perfect for my lil one as he loves someone reading to him all day

  7. what a lovely prize i would love this for my little boy

  8. Great prize :) x

  9. My daughter would love this!

  10. My daughter would love this. She is a bookworm and is always reading in bed.

  11. Great giveaway fingers crossed!!!!

  12. this would be great for our little grandson jake barbara m

  13. Fantastic Giveaway! Fingers crossed :-) xx

  14. Thanks for the chance to try #win this fab giveaway :)


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