Preschool Toys Leapfrog My Pal Scout Review

Published on June 11th, 2016 | by Tae

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Leapfrog My Pal Scout Review – Cuddly Toy Friend!

Leapfrog My Pal Scout Review – Cuddly Toy Friend! Tae
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Summary: Cute puppies that can learn your child's name and favourite things!

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Cute Puppies!


They’re the interactive puppies you can personalise. They’ve always seemed a hot favourite with parents over the other interactive bears on the market, but do Leapfrog My Pals Scout and Violet deserve the crown? Here’s our Leapfrog My Pal Scout review;

RRP

 

  • UK £19.99
  • 3 AA Batteries

Leapfrog My Pal Scout Review Visuals

Leapfrog My Pals Scout and Violet are definitely the best looking they’ve ever been. Scout is bright green and white with a blue flashing collar and Violet is, well, violet and white with a pink flashing collar. With floppy ears, big eyes and a loving puppy dog smile, these Leapfrog My Pals will be sure to capture your children’s hearts.

Dimensions; 10.5 x 9.5 x 6.5 inches.

Leapfrog My Pal Scout Review Features

Leapfrog My Pals can learn the name of your child, their favourite food and favourite colour. When the puppies know your child’s name, they will sing a little song about them and their favourite things, a song about how they and your child are the best of friends and a song where the puppy will spell out your child’s name. They’ll also implement their name into a few phrases and say “Hi -childs name!- every time the power paw is switched on.

Leapfrog My Pals now come with an audio jack instead of USB connector to personalise your chosen pup. They’re easy to personalise, but are now somewhat more restricted in the lengths you can go to personalise them than the previous Leapfrog My Pals which is slightly disappointing.

The puppies have a button on each of their paws, the power button, game button, music button, and bedtime button.  The bedtime paw can play either 5, 10 or 15 minutes of bedtime tunes to help lull your little ones to sleep. I personally find the 15 minute of bedtime music fantastic, as other toys designed to soothe and relax your children seem to play only short tunes.

Leapfrog My Pal Scout Review

We somehow ended up with both Scout and Violet for Christmas this year, and they’re both cute, I’ll give them that, but the options to personalise this toy just aren’t as much as it was on the older models with the USB connector. Children do still enjoy them though and get a kick out of the puppies saying their names and favourite things. My 6 month old wasn’t that interested, obviously, but my 2 year old was smitten. She was trying to sing along with the songs and was delighted when Violet sang her name and favourite things.

These newer versions can be quite finicky when you’re trying to set them up though. It should be simple, as all it takes is going to mypals2 plugging in your Pal and following a quick few steps. I had no problems trying to personalise Violet on a PC, but when it came to Scout it took me over an hour. If you’re having this problem with your Leapfrog My Pals, try several different devices. I finally got Scout working on a Samsung smartphone when every other device my family and I owned failed!

Negatives aside, these puppies really do hold a lot of fun for babies and toddlers. The personalised songs are fun, they sing nursery rhymes, play tunes and ask questions. They’re like a cuddly toy friend for your little ones! There’s educational value to the toy, it can help your child spell their name, encourage them to learn their ABCs and help them with speech and language too.

Overall, they are a great toy, which is why they’re still so popular with parents and children, even with the design change.

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