LeapFrog Scribble and Write

LeapFrog Scribble & Write

Scribble & Write is one of the newest devices released by LeapFrog Designs, the international educational product company known for its learning devices based on innovative technological designs and intended for children both in school and at home. Scribble & Write teaches children from three months to five years of age about the letters of the alphabet and simple geometric shapes. Weighing only .54 kilograms (1.2 pounds), the Scribble & Write has a retracting surface on which a child traces lit lines with the attached stylus that perfectly fits the child’s hand. Because the cable for the stylus is fastened to the middle of the top edge, the Scribble & Write works equally well for left-handers and right-handers.

Learning begins with tracing of simple lines and shapes and progresses through four learning modes to tracing both upper-case and lower-case alphabet letters. Games are built into the learning process to improve hand control skills and alphabet recognition. Positive reinforcement guides the child stroke by stroke. Because the instructions for the tracing of a letter are identical to those a child learns in school, the child is never confused by conflicting instructions. In addition, parents can access the online modules of the LeapFrog Learning Path to find out how best to use the Scribble & Write for their child.

A child begins to have fun from the first instant you turn on the Scribble & Write. Lights appear and encourage the child to follow the path of lights with the stylus. The tracing surface is retractable, making the entire device portable. Because the Scribble & Write is so easy to use and provides a learning experience for skills that will later prove invaluable, you’ll find that pre-schoolers are the perfect users of the Scribble & Write, preparing them for their first days of school. If the simple tracing does not interest the child, there are games, such as Find-the-Letter, included in the Scribble & Write.

The Scribble & Write device measures 26.6 cm (10.5 inches) by 28 cm (11 inches) by 3 cm (1.2 inches). Three AA batteries are required for the device, but are included in the package. A Scribble & Write will be a useful addition to the educational tool chest of any parent who wants to give their child a head-start in school or who wants to enhance what a child is already being taught about the letters of the alphabet.

October 5, 2011
Filed under leapfrog scribble & write, preschool toys

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