If you ever wanted your youngster to begin learning the alphabet, the Leapfrog Scribble and Write is a great way to start.
Leapfrog, for those unfamiliar with the company, develops toys and games that merge education and fun. While not everything they put in the marketplace is a home run, the Scribble and Write is one product that probably is.
The S&W is crafted to teach the alphabet, and it does so in several ways: tracing upper-case and lower-case letters; drawing shapes; and guessing letters. Basically, letters and shapes, shown in the form of red dots, appear in a traceable writing area. Verbal instructions voiced by the S&W prompt children to trace the object which appears using an attached stylus. (In the “guessing” mode, a letter is drawn on the tracing surface and children are asked to identify it by pressing the proper alphabet button on the S&W.)
In brief, the Scribble and Write is a great way to get your child familiar with the alphabet, both in terms or recognizing letters and writing them.