Sunday, 12 March 2017

Learning Through Play With LeapFrog


Since the twins started reception they have really enjoyed learning how to read and always jump at the chance to read / sound something to me.

They're blending their sounds together beautifully and they're even able to say a few words with out having to sound them out first.

When we were offered the chance to review Read With Me Scout, I knew it would be great for them.


Read With Me Scout is a cuddly companion that provides the perfect interactive introduction to reading.

Key Features-

  • Scout reads from 5 included books, asks questions to engage children and deepen comprehension.
  • Features 5 interactive touch points, 70+ comprehension questions and 5 illustrated board books.
  • Teaches comprehension, early vocabulary and book and print basics.
  • Ages 2-5 years.


The boys happily sat in bed with Scout, picking books and listening to him read.
They were more into Scout reading than they ever have when it comes to me reading to them.

They answered all the questions and loved giving him pats on the head and kisses.
Alex even tried to read the books back to Scout.

I have taught them to read along by pointing to the words, so they get more familiar with what the words look like. 
They did this when Scout was reading and Oscar often sounded out the words, so he knew which one he was pointing too.

They both loved the "sleepy time" button, as after I left them to go to sleep, they would press the button and get another story from Scout and then a lullaby to fall asleep too.

You can buy Read With Me Scout from amazon for £23.99.


Rupert loves counting and saying his colours, so when I saw the Number Loving Oven I thought it could encourage him to start saying his numbers in the right order.


Key Features - 

  • 30 phrases and songs,
  • 16 ingredients,
  • Teaches counting and sharing,
  • Move the slider up and down to explore numbers, time and temperature.



Rupert loved cooking up the egg on the hob, and we often sat down for a tea / pizza party.
He wasn't very good on the sharing concept but enjoyed breaking up the bread and pizza and lining them up as he counted them.

Ru loved all the songs the oven sang whilst he was playing and he would often bob his head along with it.

You can use the pizza sections and use it for maths questions 1+2 = 3 
Ru didn't really get what I was trying to show him, but theres was no harm in trying.

You can also buy the Number Loving Oven from amazon for £13.32.






As well as being sent Read With Me Scout and The Number Loving Oven the boys were also sent a pile of LeapTV games to play on their LeapTV console.

Just before Christmas the boys were sent one out to review and they absolutely loved it and play it pretty much every day.
They were delighted with their bundle of new games, they literally grinned from ear to ear when they saw them.
Rupert was quick to claim the Paw Patrol game, so I'm on a mission to show him how to play.
They're all really great games which keep the boys entertained for hours!

You can read my review on the LeapTV here.
LeapTV games are available from most toy shops and from amazon ranging in prices, starting at £9.99.