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LeapFrog Go-with-Me ABC Backpack

LeapFrog Go-with-Me ABC Backpack

Best forFostering language skills in kids ages 3 to 6

Top BenefitsDevelops language and drawing skills, compact and easy to store

ConsiderationsLetter pieces are bit difficult to remove from their spaces, includes sounds but volume is adjustable (high and low)

Bottom lineThe LeapFrog Go-with-Me ABC Backpack is a fun and interactive toy that teaches kids letters and how to write them, and also develops drawing skills.


indigo.caCAD $39.99 USD $29.99


  • Mr. Pencil guides kids through exploring letters, writing and drawing
  • Includes alphabet letter pieces, erasable writing and drawing board, stylus, and LCD instruction screen
  • The 7 activity modes teach kids the alphabet, spelling, phonics, drawing, animals and writing


Learning letters has never been so fun, or so portable! With the Leapfrog Go-with-Me ABC Backpack, little ones will love toting their own schoolbag like the big kids, but inside is an interactive toy for mastering their A-B-Cs. The LCD screen shows kids how to write each letter step-by-step, both upper and lowercase, with the help of the talking stylus, Mr. Pencil. Inserting letter pieces into their corresponding spaces teaches the letter’s name and phonetic sound, along with an animal that begins with that letter. Mr. Pencil can be a little loud, but two volume levels do help cut down on noise, plus a drawing board lets kids practice letters and shapes on their own. With seven play activities, curious kids will keep busy pushing buttons to learn more. And once they’re done, they can easily pack up this toy and go (cleanup bonus!).

Kids will love this toy because there are buttons, sounds, music, games and drawing! But the most valuable thing about this toy is that it is enjoyable and educational.”—Stella, mom of one

This article was originally published on Oct 12, 2018

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