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LeapFrog Adds Up to Educational Fun

scribbleKids love tracing. My daughter will sit there filling page after page, tracing numbers and letters.  In an attempt to save a few trees, I got her a dry-erase book for copying her letters and numbers.  Which works pretty well until she forgets to clean it or the pen dries out or her baby brother gets ahold of the marker and tries to eat it.

Even better? The LeapFrog Scribble & Write which they sent me to test out and has received almost daily use since then.

My daughter loudly proclaims that she is going to “go do work” on her “computer” and then sits down for a half an hour or more, tracing upper or lowercase letters.  The Scribble & Write also helps reinforce phonics and there are “guess the letter” and “drawing” modes.  There is a re-traceable surface over a grid of lights. When you are done drawing, you simply use the attached slider to erase and clear the surface.

As an educator, I think this is a fun and interactive way to build letter recognition and the fine motor skills necessary for writing.

My daughter feels a real sense of accomplishment when she presses “the paw button” and the lights disappear to reveal her perfectly traced shape or letter.

WANT IT: The LeapFrog Scribble & Write is available directly from LeapFrog (regularly $22, on sale for $16.50 but currently out of stock) and on Amazon ($17).

WIN IT: LeapFrog is generously offering one reader a Scribble & Write and a Chat & Count

  • Required Entry: Please visit LeapFrog and leave us a comment on this post sharing your favorite educational toy (other than the Scribble & Write and Chat & Count) from their catalog and why it is your favorite.
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Candace is the co-editor and co-founder of Mamanista. She is an educational consultant and writer.

Filed under: Contests, Counting, Featured, Language, Learning, Pre-schoolers, Reading, Toddlers, Toys (12-24 M), Toys (Pre-School), Toys (School Age)

113 Responses to "LeapFrog Adds Up to Educational Fun"

  1. xenia says:

    I think the Tag Reader looks really great, it would really encourage kids to read!

  2. kathy pease says:

    i would love the Crammer™ Study and Sound System for my 13 year old son to help him with homework and tests :)

  3. Lance Pearson says:

    dreamcleavers@yahoo.com
    i’d like the leap from tag jr.

  4. I would love to get my kids the tag and tag jr. The tag for my son and tag jr for my daughter thanks for the chance to win eaglesforjack@gmail.com

  5. melissa says:

    I love the tag too

  6. trixx says:

    The Learn & Groove Musical Table has so many fun things for my daughter to play with & I like that she can learn numbers, colors, etc

  7. lilshuga2001 says:

    I heart the Zippity Learning System!!
    It seems to provide extensive learning for the lil preschoolers!!

  8. Chrysa says:

    I like the Didj!

  9. Gianna says:

    The Tag Reader Jr because it’s perfect for my son :)

  10. Rajee says:

    I like My Pal Violet because it is a gentle way of teaching a child. They learn from a cute little animal, and it inspires good communication.

  11. Rajee says:

    tweeted @momsfocus

  12. Noreen says:

    Fridge Farm™ Magnetic Animal Set because my girls still play with it

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