Product Type: Leapfrog baby toys
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A toy so good I bought it twice
Leapfrog My Puppy Pal Scout
Member Name: perrywinkle9
Leapfrog My Puppy Pal Scout
Advantages: Great Fun, my son loves it.
Disadvantages: None as long as you are not as daft as I am.
This is the only toy we have bought for Lewis twice. I know it may sound completely stupid but we were convinced that it charged through the USB connection and when the first one stopped working and we couldn't find the receipt we had to buy it again as he loved it so much. When the second one stopped working we realised the batteries aren't rechargeable and it just comes with 3 regular AA batteries that needed replacing, oh well the second one made an excellent present for a friend.
'My Pal Scout' is an excellent toy (there is also a purple one named violet aimed at girls which is basically the same.) that you can plug into your PC and change the settings on so it knows your child's name and favourite songs, food, animal...etc. Each paw has a different function; power, games, day time songs and lullaby's.
You need to download and install 'Leapfrog Connect' in order to personalise Scout, it is free and only 38mb so does not take long at all to download. As the software is free it means that if you see it at a car boot or second hand shop you will still be able to personalise it. My mother is able to use the software which I consider to be the benchmark of whether it is suitable for those who are at the lowest level of computer literacy.
The battery pack and USB port is accessed through a Velcro seal on Scout's back. The padding around it is very thick so scout is still very cuddly for your child. The first time we showed Lewis to scout he was mesmerised and still seems fascinated that a cuddly toy should know his name. The daytime songs that you can put on Scout are great and having a toy that sings how to spell your child's name is great for their development. As he gets older we will change it for the alphabet song. You can have five songs, five bedtime songs and five games on it at any one time.
There are a great choice of bedtime songs that you can put onto Scout, when you press that paw it cycles through two, five or ten minutes of playing. When Lewis needs a nap if he is fighting against going to sleep giving him scout playing five minutes of bedtime songs really helps to get him to sleep. Scout is a great cuddly toy, a great educational toy and a great bedtime toy. It speaks volumes that I was willing to buy another one when I thought the first was broken. Scout is suitable from 6-36 months and can cost up to £30 so make sure you shop around.
Summary: 5 stars plus.
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