My daughter was given this for her first birthday. She was able to use it that first day and has been using it since. My son has had the Scout version for a couple of years now and still enjoys it. It is easy to use, encourages reading, and is a great shape for small hands to hold. My only wish is that it would hold more than five downloads of books. My kids can't share books unless I take one off of theirs to load another one. Great toy overall.
We bought this for our daughter because she LOVES her stuffed pal Violet and we want to encourage reading...the book shown open on the back of the box and in the preview photos online shows Scout and some puppy buscuits, leading you to believe that you're getting a Scout/Violet reading tool and a book about their adventures... WRONG!
The "book" is just a giant ad for all of the OTHER Tag Jr. books. Each page shows a different book and a 'sample' page from it. The package photo and preview photos have been edited to make it look otherwise. Yet this product is still the same price as the previous Tag Jr. product that didn't have the Scout/Violet readers and had the regular gray/white ones, but DID come with a book. I'm aware that we'll need to buy additional books for our daughter, but the packaging misleads you into believing you're getting a book and you can use the product right out of the box. Sorry but I'm not letting my child read an ad instead of a book.
Our 1 year old daughter loves this toy. I agree with the previous buyer that the limited space for memory is a problem and memory is cheap, however it is a very inexpensive product and certainly for is a good value in its price range. We have had the same 5 books loaded. The reader can be placed anywhere on the page and provide feedback to the child. Good for vocab and word association.
LRG Dec 13,12
1 of 5 stars
I am offended by not giving enough storage space for books!
I have NEVER written a public review of any product before but I am so annoyed with this product I was inspired to do so. This product only has 10MB of storage so it can only hold 4 or 5 books on it. Seriously? This is 2012, memory is CHEAP for a [$] I do not want to, nor should I have to load and delete and reload books. I bought more than 5 books to go with this toy for my daughter but she cant use them all. What a waste! I would have rather have paid [$] and had the memory that it needed than waste my time or tell my daughter "sorry, you can't read that book right now, we arent at home and that isn't the book downloaded at the moment."