My Pal Scout and My Pal Violet Smarty Paws Review
My Pal Scout and My Pal Violet Smarty Paws are so smart, they know your child’s name and favorite things. That’s because you can customize these cuddly plush toys. Instructions for getting started are included, but they are hidden within the packaging, so don’t throw it away until you retrieve the Quick Start Guide.
You’ll need a tablet, smartphone, or computer with a 3.5mm headphone jack. Then, go to the website provided and follow the instructions to personalize your plush. We found the process easy and quick to do on a laptop.
Once the pup is ready to play, press the music note on its ear to hear songs featuring your child’s name and favorite things. While the pup’s left foot is the power button, its right foot is the lullaby button. When pressed, the pup will play five minutes of bedtime music. Press it twice for 10 minutes and three times for 15 minutes. The star button on the pup’s right ear is the Activity button. Press it to hear Scout talk about your child’s favorite things, feeling words, and explore mindfulness activities. As the pups talk and sing, the bone on their collars lights up.
Kids can also press the Interactive Smarty Paws to hear music play. Hold both of the pup’s paws and give one a squeeze to play the notes to a song. The instructions say that this activity can be played solo or in multiplayer mode. To play in multiplayer mode, each person can touch one of the pup’s Interactive Smarty Paws. After the initial dialogue prompt plays, you can use your other hand to tap your child’s skin (nose, arm, face, etc.) to continue playing the music.
The toys come with two AA batteries, and there are two levels of volume.
Should I get it?
These interactive pups have more than 325 songs, sounds, and phrases that introduce little ones to first words, animals, feelings, emotions, and more. That’s a lot to keep kids engaged in the play. Kids will think it’s cool to hear Scout and Violet address them by name and talk about their favorite things. And parents will like how easy it is to customize the toys. These interactive plush toys make great cuddle buddies at bedtime thanks to their built-in lullabies, and they’re a lot of fun to play with during the day.
- More than 325 songs, sounds, & phrases
- Introduces first words, animals, emotions, & more
- Easily personalize the plush
- Daytime play and bedtime soothing