LeapFrog Scribble and Write Review

LeapFrog Scribble and Write Review

Another great learning toy by Leapfrog and with excellent feedback from customers. It’s also a best seller in Amazon! In this LeapFrog Scribble and Write

In this LeapFrog Scribble and Write Review, I’ll tell you everything you need to know about this pre-school electronic learning device.

The Leapfrog Scribble and Write has been around for a while but is standing the test of time. It’s one a number of awards such as:

  • Toys of the Year Award
  • FamilyFun Magazine
  • Outstanding Products Award
  • iParenting Media 2009 Honors Award
  • National Parenting Publications

Kids trace the lights to learn how to write, practising upper and lower case letters and numbers. The Scribble and write provides guidance, stroke by stroke and gives instant accuracy feedback (an improvement from the older models).

It has a retraceable surface, great for portability and is marketed as being suitable for children 3+

leafrog scribble writeLearning with the LeapFrog Scribble and Write

The Scribble and Writeis designed to teach your kids skills:

  • Handwriting
  • The Alphabet
  • Fine Motor Skills

From the Leapfrog Learning Team

“Scribble & Write offers multiple levels of learning fun, from early exploration of letter shapes to stroke-by-stroke instant accuracy feedback. Kids are guided to write letters in an engaging and interactive experience at their own pace.”

The stylus is connected to the middle of the device so is suitable for both right and left-handed children. The letter instruction is accurate and straight forward, the eraser is easy to use.

Sometimes the eraser, which slides across by the means of a small lever, can be a little tricky for younger kids, they might need help initially till they get the hang of it.

Some kids get frustrated when first starting to write letters, especially lower-case with the curvy lines (I know mine did!) The LeapFrog Scribble and Write addresses this by making it easy for your child to trace around the lights, kind of like a “join the dots”.

 Each letter sound is pronounced as the letter is completed to help children learn phonics skills.

Leapfrog scribble and write featuresThe level slider:

  • Shows the stroke order and letter shape so your child can explore writing the letter.
  • Write for accuracy  gives stroke-by-stroke guidance and tells your child if he or she misses a stroke.

By the age of 3, most kids have been introduced to some form of technology so it’s good for them to have a device that compliments their learning.

The LeapFrog Scribble and Write is a simple but robust learning tool for preschool kids, but can also be used for older children struggling with this aspect of their learning.

Apart from the issue with the eraser, the Scribble and Write is a pretty robust pre-school learning toy.

It comes with 3 AA batteries, but these are demo ones so you’ll need to replace them pretty quickly.


  • The eraser slider tends to get stuck.


  • Simple to understand.
  • Easy to Use.
  • Robust.
  • Inexpensive.
  • Suitable for both left and right handed kids.

LeapFrog Scribble and Write


LeapFrog Scribble and Write
  • Price
  • Ease of Use
  • Build
  • Battery Life
  • Learning and Development


An excellent well thought out learning device by Leapfrog. At such a good price point, the Scribble and Write is well worth purchasing for your little ones!

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