Read with me Scout Review

Read With Me Scout is an interactive reading toy made by Leapfrog.  The toy includes one talking dog and five books.

Press a button on Scout’s collar and he reads the corresponding book.  There are two modes: Sleepy Time where Scout reads the story and Story Time where Scout stops to ask comprehension questions.  Patting the dog’s head prompts him to read the next page.


However much I believe it is better to read to your child yourself, the concept of the dog reading to your child is not necessarily a bad idea.  Since he got it, our son has often chosen to play with Scout first thing in the morning before anyone else has gotten up. We even hear him answering the questions.

The toy is well made and looks good.  The voice is clear and the controls to turn the page are appropriate for a toddler.  The stories themselves are pretty basic however.

Review by James Spence, you can follow him on Twitter as @sillybeggar.

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