2 years old

LeapFrog Scribble & Write - Educational Christmas Toy Review


In preparation for Christmas Ethan is getting the chance to play with lots of new toys so that we can review them and find the 'Best Educational Toys for Toddlers' this Christmas.  Today we are playing with the LeapFrog Scribble & Write that was sent to us from LeapFrog.  It's an electronic writing pad to aid children in learning to write letters and numbers as part of their Communication, Language and Literacy development.

The LeapFrog Scribble & Write has a RRP of £19.99 (although it's currently £14.99 from most places, including Amazon).  I think it's very good value for such a unique product.  It combines sound, lights and a simple writing pad to teach children the basics of writing in a fun way.  

The recommended age for the Scribble & Write is 3 and up, so as Ethan is only 2 of course I wasn't expecting him to pick it up and start writing perfectly straight away.  He was drawn to the lights on the screen and of course loved pressing the different buttons.  We were able to hold the pen (stylus) together and trace over the lights that were showing how to write a chosen letter or number.  The voice tells you where to start and what button to press when you finish the letter.  It is very easy to use, and a 3 year old would certainly pick it up straight away.

The Scribble & Write has two different settings, so even after Ethan starts learning to write he will then be able to move up to level 2, which will show him how to write more accurately.  I love a toy that will last for a long time!  

Ethan is really enjoying playing with it both with me guiding him along and on his own (just scribbling over the lit up letter).  I think that this is good for him as well, early mark making skills are very important and he's learning that letters and numbers can be written, and that he will be able to write them (when he's ready).  It's also a nice big pen (stylus) that he can hold and we can work on his pencil grip as well, when he gets a bit older.  Overall we're really enjoying the Scribble & Write and would recommend it as a great gift for a toddler this Christmas.

* This has been a review post, LeapFrog gave us the Scribble & Write so that we could play with it and write a review for them. To see more about my review process please click here. *

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