Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 23
Rated 5 out of 5 by justonemommy Good for letters
My 3 year old got this as a gift. He knows all his letters and we wanted to work on writing skills. He is still learning with this. I do it with him to get him to understand to follow the dots. I think this will help a lot as he gets more familiar with it. We plan a road trip in a few weeks and this is going with us as it is easily transportable. My son likes the music it makes and he likes being able to erase. I like that the pen doesn't detach and get lost. And I like that it is "lit up" so it can be seen at night in the car. I would recommend to other parents. Thanks Leapfrog!
06 June 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by KBoss Sticklers beware!
I have two of the 2009 version of this product and my kids still play with it. It's a perfect laptop device for kids who love interactive toys.
As a mom, there is one thing that really bothers me about it (and has since the day we bought it) but which may have been corrected in the newer model: When the child says "Push the paw button when you're done" he pronounces it like "buddon." I hear more and more people saying the word "button" as if it has d's instead of t's and it's just plain wrong. If this toy is supposed to be a teaching tool--even if its focus is writing--it should be teaching correctly. (I really hope the newer version has fixed this).
But, although I'm a stickler, I would still recommend this product to others.
29 July 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Ashie Very useful!
My son got this for his first birthday from his grandmother, I was a bit skeptical since it's a toy meant for older toddlers.. but once I saw my son learn how to hold the pen and actually draw--I was amazed.
I can't wait to watch him grow with this toy--he is already trying his best to hold the pen and draw the shapes (he is 15 months old now)
Just because the toy is made for older toddlers, it doesn't mean that only older toddlers should be exposed to it!
He loves the toy, doesn't even chew on it. He turns it on all by himself. I'm thankful for this toy.
24 July 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nathansmommy Awesome toy for children with OT issues!
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this toy! My son is 5 with some delays (mostly speech & language, and some fine motor). This toy is PERFECT! It reinforces the 9 pre-writing shapes OTs focus on (--, l, t, /, \, O, square, and triangle), as well as fun things like smiley faces. Lower case and Upper case letters are also taught. It keeps my son's attention, and is a fun toy to bring in the car as we're always on the go! I highly recommend this toy for pre-schoolers & kindergarteners, or anyone who needs some extra practice on handwriting!
29 March 2011
Rated 1 out of 5 by Michimashmosh bad choice!
So I bought this for my daughter who has Autism and it does not work. The stylus has to be pressed down really hard so you risk damaging the screen and if you stray off the guide lights even a millimetre it starts from the beginning of the letter, making my Lil girl very frustrated! She does letters well considering her learning difficulties yet this piece of junk is confusing the hek out of her! It's going straight back to the shop when I gwt over the xmas mayhem!
29 December 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by j8783b I had been struggling with teaching my 3 year old how to write letters. She received one of these for her birthday last week and loves it. We take turns drawing, and she plays with it in the car, on the potty, and takes it everywhere. Within days she's drawing shapes and letters in other media. Like on my phone, and with crayons and things too. I don't know how well this will grow with her, but for right now it's exactly what we needed. And she's doing it independently, for the most part.
18 January 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by MommyMonster An Excellent Product
I bought this product for my daughter's third birthday because she was already able to identify the individual letters of the alphabet and she loved using writing utensils. I thought that this educational toy would be a great way of getting her started writing the letters. I never imagined that within just a few weeks she would master the art of writing letters, thanks to the toys step by step guidance of both upper and lower case letters. I love the product and so does my daughter. I only wish that the product also dealt with the writing of numbers as well. Thank you Leapfrog for not only making learning easy and affordable, but fun and exciting too. This is not my first purchase from this company nor will it be my last and so I fully recommend this and any other Leapfrog product to any parent who truly cares about their childs educational growth.
28 December 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rachel09 Wow
My3 yr old son received this for Christmas. He loves it. It has helped him do much better in Pre-school. Some say it might be to advanced but it is really up to the child. It is very helpful for the child considering what they need to know for kindergarten. I would recomend it for anyone who wants their child to have a head start for school.
16 January 2013