When Riley goes to bed at night we always read him several bedtime stories before he goes to sleep but if he had his way we'd be up there all night reading to him and he always gets really upset when we say "that's enough now no more stories tonight". We recently got the Read With Me Scout toy and quickly realised that it was the answer to our bedtime story problems, thanks to this we now have no more tearful bedtimes and Riley gets all the bedtime stories he can listen to before he falls fast asleep.
There is the Read With Me Scout for boys and Read With Me Violet for girls, they come with 5 books and are suitable for 2-5 year olds. Riley was already familiar with Scout as he has had the Twinkle Twinkle Little Scout since he was 4 months old and he takes the little blanket that came with it everywhere with him. Scout is a super soft cuddly toy with 5 buttons on his collar that correspond to the 5 books that come with him, your child chooses a book and then presses the corresponding number on Scouts collar and Scout then reads the book to your child. Whilst he is reading the book Scout also makes the activity interactive by instructing your child to pat his head if they're ready to turn the page or press his paw for a song.
Riley loved the fact that he could get involved with the story and interact with Scout, the stories help to teach him numbers, colours, rhyming and also about feelings like being happy or sad. Bedtimes are much happier since Scout arrived and now after we've read Riley a few stories he's quite happy for us to go downstairs and leave him to read stories with Scout.
You can buy Read With Me Scout from the LeapFrog Store, Toys R Us, Argos, Mothercare, Asda and Tesco.
What's your child's favourite bedtime toy?