My son got a Leap Frog Scribble and Write last week for his 3rd birthday, and it is by far my favorite of his toys.
He chooses a letter or number and it tells him the letter and shows him with lights how yo write the letter. After he writes it, it tells him the sound that letter makes (for numbers it counts after he writes it). He is begging me to play with this toy (I am limiting it, so that it remains special).
I am expecting another little one in November, so we will be taking a six week hiatus from “homeschooling” and I feel better that he will still be working on learning his letters.