Storytime Buddy Review (LeapFrog)

Storytime Buddy
What It Is

Kids can read along or be read to by Storytime Buddy, a cute, interactive stuffed puppy from LeapFrog. Buddy reads aloud each of the five included storybooks. He also talks, plays music, features learning content, and more. His five collar buttons correspond to the books about Buddy and his animal friends Bella, Cooper, Mona, and Pepper. Learning content about emotions, shapes, numbers, colors and opposites are incorporated in the storylines. Simply press a button to hear the book read aloud. There are also prompts directing little ones when to turn the page. Beginner readers can read along. The buttons on Buddy's four paws are activated with a squeeze. One plays songs, another teaches letters and words, and another focuses on reading comprehension, asking questions about contents in the books. Buddy is also great for bedtime; Kids can cuddle up with the pup, and then press the fourth button to hear Buddy quietly tell one of the bedtime stories or play a popular lullaby. His dog tag doubles as a nightlight, and changes colors. 

Is It Fun?

This is a fun, interactive, well made toy that's easy to activate, and encourages little ones to read, offering a fun way to enjoy books. 

Who It’s For

Storytime Buddy is recommended for preschoolers ages 2-5 years old. It's a great toy for early readers no matter what level they are at.

What To Be Aware Of

Two AA batteries are included, and there are two volume levels to choose from. The puppy comes with five books.

  • Fun

  • Repeat Play

  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy

    2 AA batteries required