Read how I recently got a puppy for my kids! “Read With Me Scout” from LeapFrog will be pleasing my kids this Christmas, which I received for review as a part of Mom Select. All opinions expressed are my own.
I always love those Christmas commercials where there is an adorable little puppy hiding so politely under the Christmas Tree with a giant red bow around his neck, just waiting for a little boy and girl to run out Christmas Morning to find him! A puppy for Christmas would be a dream come true for my kids, but they are not quite ready for that responsibility yet. This year, however, I can make their puppy dreams come true with “Scout,” an irresistible puppy available from LeapFrog.
“Read With Me Scout” is a very soft plush, puppy that interacts with your toddler through songs, stories and by being responsive to your toddler’s touch. Scout has a collar around his neck that allows you to turn him on and instantly bring him to life with a little “woof” and cute little song, introducing him.
After getting introduced to Scout, toddlers can press one of the numbers 1-5 on his collar to tell him which of the stories they would like to read. Toddlers can then follow along with one of the included LeapFrog board books, as Scout reads the story aloud.
At different points in the story, Scout will ask your child to do different things such as patting his back or touching his paw, which keeps your child interested in the story, as well as helps her to develop her listening skills and comprehension ability.
When the story is done, your child can interact with Scout in a few other ways! Scout has a little heart on his cheek which, when kissed makes Scout tell your child a fun message about friendship. Your child can also sing along with Scout, to fun songs available by pressing his musical paw. Just like a real puppy, Scout also loves to curl up with your toddler at bedtime. You can put Scout into bedtime mode and he will read a bedtime story and sing lullabies to your child to help her fall asleep.
I have already fallen in love with Scout and his playful puppy voice! I can’t wait wait to have him nestled under our Christmas Tree, ready to be loved by my toddler!
“Read With Me Scout” would make a wonderful Christmas Puppy for a child aged 2-5 and is available at toy departments nationwide. “Read With Me Scout” retails for $34.99 or is on sale right now at the Leap Frog website for $29.99.
Leanne Cox is a guest writer for CleverHousewife.com. She is a stay-at-home mom to two kids, and a credentialed preschool teacher. Leanne teaches “mommy-and-me” and “preschool style” music & movement classes through her business “Little Stars Music & Movement Classes” . She is passionate about encouraging early childhood education through hands on learning and exploration