Monday, 22 April 2019

Learn To Read With LeapFrog Storytime Buddy, Review and Giveaway

Approach the skill of learning to read in a positive and fun manner in your child's early years, and the task will likely remain an enjoyable and engaging one long into their future.

We've been lucky enough to have tried many wonderful electronic reading aids for our kids on Six Little Hearts, and the experience of using them has always been a rewarding one. Reading aids help kids to relax and enjoy the otherwise lukewarm process of growing to love books. Start your child off the right way on the road to a lifetime of reading enjoyment with a toy as lovable and educational as LeapFrog's Storytime Buddy. 

LeapFrog's Storytime Buddy is a beautiful, big and cuddly puppy who is enhanced with electronic learning features that will ensure he plays a big part in your child's educational development. He comes equipped with five storybooks which will enhance your child's grasp on colours, shapes, opposites, numbers and emotions. Buddy can also assist your child to grasp core learning skills such as reading comprehension and early vocabulary.

LeapFrog's Storytime Buddy has a colourful collar and paw buttons that are key to his learning powers, along with five engaging story books which arrive with him. The books include: Buddy To The Rescue, a story which assists children to recognise emotions. Cooper Finds A Way helps kids to learn opposites. Bella's Mystery Morning storybook teaches kids about colours, and learn number 'words' with Mona Follows A Clue. Finally, follow Peppa On The Job, which is designed to teach children to identify shapes.

Five colourful, fully illustrated board books are included with Storytime Buddy.
Just press one of the numbered buttons on Buddy's collar and he will read the corresponding storybook to your child,
and also tell kids when to turn the page!

Light-up collar feature.

collar lights up as he reads along with your child making him very life-like for little ones. Further, press Buddy's 'ABC' paw, and he will explore the different words in the accompanying story books and the letters which the words begin with. Press the 'book paw' and your child will receive assistance from Buddy, on understanding comprehension.

Our daughter absolutely loves her new Buddy, and he is her current favourite bed toy. Speaking of bedtimes, LeapFrog's Storytime Buddy also comes complete with a 'bedtime mode' - a quietly read story is followed by ten minutes of gentle lullabies to soothe your child to sleep. He also has a built-in nightlight mode. Lastly, squeeze his musical paw and you child can sing along to Buddy's delightful tunes.

Buddy has a pleasant English accent that is crisp and clear. He runs on just two, AA batteries and is recommended for kids aged two plus. This is a great toy for backing-up preschool learning and assisting early primary readers. RRP is $59.95. Find LeapFrog's Storytime Buddy at Big W, leading toy stores and online. Please feel free to enter our LeapFrog Storytime Buddy giveaway below for our loyal Six Little Hearts followers!

WIN a LeapFrog Storytime Buddy
for your child valued at $59.95!
Total prize pool: $59.95.
Promotion ends 12th May, 2019.

Just fill out the short competition form below.
You must leave a comment and your name within your comment box to enter.
Entries without comments and names will be disqualified.
Good luck!

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Disclosure: Featured item was gifted for our consideration.
All opinions expressed are our own and genuine.


  1. I would love to start teaching my son how to read, it's such a daunting task. This would make it so much easier and fun for him to want to do it.
    Samara McRae

  2. This is so cute! I wish I'd bought my son something like this when he was younger. Good luck to everyone entering xx

    Di from Max The Unicorn

  3. this would benefit my cousin's little girl so that she can have time out from her brothers and have her own little friend
    Joanne Cardamone

  4. A close friend has two gorgeous twin boys who are just getting to the reading age. A storytime buddy will help her instill a love of reading from an early age, which is what my parents did with me, for which I will be eternally grateful. Maree Gray

  5. I'm hoping this would actually make my little one sit still during story time, and not want to rip the pages out and step all over the book, and me.

  6. We already adore our stories but the LeapFrog Storytime Buddy might help open up a love for learning new books and not the same old every night. We are a family of dog lovers so this is an added bonus! Sarah graham

    1. CONGRATULATIONS Sarah! Buddy will be making his way to your place very soon!

      Thanks to all our entrants and keep trying. :D

  7. I have seen a few of these over the years and recommend anything that encourages listening and reading!!
    Thanks for linking up for #lifethisweek. Next week's optional prompt: is "1/3 of 2019 is over" and for me, that IS scary. Hope to see you there. Denyse

  8. Leapfrog buddy would be awesome for my youngest grandson. Hoping it would keep him still long enough go finish a book. He's such a wiggle worm. X

    Kerry santillo

  9. The magic of a story is such a great way to send the kids off to sleep each night and hopefully in their own bed ☺ With Buddy to cuddle and his soothing lullaby feature there would be less getting up and out of bed to look for monsters, to check on the moon, to check on mum & dad... the list goes on. We'd love a Buddy in our lives.

  10. Iv read to my son everyday since he was a baby. My love and enjoyment for reading has nurtured him into loving books too. He loves us reading the same books over and over like he’s listening for the first time.
    We don’t own any pets but Storytime Buddy would be perfect as his “pet” to sit and learn with while having fun and take him anywhere

    Gabrielle Stavrinidis

  11. This would make story time fun and my girls would start learning to read at a rapid rate. Plus they want a puppy, hopefully this could keep them happy for a while :) Belinda Moxey

  12. LeapFrog Storytime Buddy excites!
    Squeals of delight, (from grandsons & me especially)
    What’s in store?
    Thrills, adventures and wonders galore,
    There’s no stopping,
    Eyes are popping,
    Magical fun,
    For my wonderful grandsons.

  13. It helps to foster a love of reading making it exciting and interesting. (Kate Slack)

  14. Both my daughters love to read but my son won't sit still long enough to learn. He absolutely loves dogs though so this might just do the trick!

  15. What an amazing way to get kids learning and reading

  16. I'd like to win this prize,
    And see the sparkle in my nieces eyes.
    I live so very far away,
    But this gift will make her day.
    I can't be there to read stories myself,
    So Storytime Buddy can be my amazing help.
    Missing my niece so much,
    I'll need lots of Skype time to keep in touch.
    Lynnette Bull

  17. Got a kid who is story crazy, so this would be beautiful!

  18. I’d love a ‘Buddy’ for my 3 year old,
    Who simple adores hearing stories told,
    Plus his favourite animal happens to be...
    DOGS! So this match is meant to be!
    I’d love him to develop a love of reading,
    To foster early learning as a basis for succeeding,
    Plus, have a lovely bedtime sidekick,
    With the hope of him getting to sleep super quick!

    Karen Mckay


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