LeapFrog Read With Me Scout Review
A special thanks to LeapFrog for providing us with a free product for reviewing purposes!
“Moms, meet Read with Me Scout from LeapFrog, an interactive plush toy that helps children develop reading comprehension skills to get them on a path to reading. Not only does puppy pal Scout make reading fun with five interactive stories that he reads aloud, but he also responds to every pet, pat, hug and kiss! Simply press a button on his collar to start reading and pat his head to turn the page. Scout will ask your child questions throughout each story to create engaging learning moments and help build comprehension skills. Scout loves to sing, too! Switch into Sleepy Time Mode when it’s time to snuggle and listen to relaxing stories and eight minutes of lullabies.”
My three year old son recently had the pleasure of reviewing the very fun and adorable Read With Me Scout! Little Mr. Frugal just loves his buddy scout, he owns a few scout stuffed animals, lots of scout books, and insists on watching the scout shows every morning! So when this large box came in the mail that contained Scout, you can only imagine how excited he was! I have discussed in previous posts how he has recently become very infatuated with reading, something that was once difficult to engage him in. The Read With Me Scout has since grown his love for reading with its easy to follow reading method. The buttons on scout are very simple to find and only require a light touch for them to work. Scout also speaks clearly when giving your child instructions. There are five books for your child to enjoy, which are also color coordinated. This allows your child to press the five colored/numbered buttons on Scout and then find the matching book. Scout even describes the book he wants your child to get and gives your child time to find it on their own. They simply press the button on top of Scouts head and he will begin reading the story to your child. If your child is in the mood to have a story read to them, you can switch settings and Scout will read to your child, while on a timer. There is also a music setting, which makes this the perfect bedtime toy if your child loves to hear a little music or reading before bed! Lastly, there is a little red heart button on Scout’s cheek that encourages your child to give scout hugs and kisses. This toy is just full of so many great features that encourage your child to fully interact with it. There a quite a bit of reading toys out there that just seem to be too complicated for little ones, I am really impressed with what a great job this product does to make reading along independently with Scout simple. The LeapFrog Read With Me Scout has become one of my son’s most favorite toys and I am so happy to have discovered this wonderful toy! Discovering an educational toy that your child actually enjoys playing with says a lot about a toy and I highly recommend this one!