Peppa Pig has been a huge hit with young children for as long as I can remember now and so it comes as no surprise that there are lots of Peppa Pig toys out there to tempt you to buy for your little ones. Little Bean is no exception to the children who adore Peppa, even Beanie Boy loves her – in fact “Peppa” was one of his first words!
Being a work from home Mum, Little Bean and Beanie Boy will often find Mummy sat at the laptop tapping away which inevitably means that they want to have a go too (much to Mummy’s dismay!). Little Bean was recently sent the Peppa Pig My First Laptop to review and it has gone down a storm with Little Bean (and Mummy, because I get my laptop back). If Beanie Boy is sleeping and I switch on my laptop Little Bean will set hers up next to mine so that we can ‘work together’.
There are 4 game modes to choose from which will teach your child colours, numbers, alphabet and more. My initial thought was that Little Bean would just press the buttons to mimic Mummy and not really pay attention to what the laptop was asking of her but I tried not to interfere (that can be a tough one for me) and I left her to her own devices. I was astounded to see that actually she did listen to the instructions and on the majority of occasions she got them right. The buttons on the laptop are large and colourful, perfect for small hands and the bright and cheerful picture really engages the children. Little Bean’s favourite activity was guess the sound, clearly she is more attuned to the sounds than I was as she got far more right than I did.
Peppa Pig My First Laptop is a perfect travel size companion with a carry handle to make it easier. We even took it on the train with us last week to keep Little Bean entertained (unfortunately Beanie Boy deleted the photograph when playing with my phone) although I’m not sure the commuters were overly happy with the tunes which the laptop played out. As a parent you get accustomed to not hearing them after a while but a musical toy isn’t for the parent, it’s for the child and that’s the most important thing to remember. Music stimulates children and lets them know when they have got something right or wrong, it is a great learning tool for them.
Even Curly at age 10 has been sneaking a few games on the laptop when Little Bean hasn’t been looking. What is it with children’s toys and the older ones always having more fun with their younger siblings toys than with their own? Beanie Boy also shows a keen interest in the laptop and loves pressing the buttons and slamming the laptop shut!!! This morning when I was getting ready to go on the school run I picked up my rings to put them on and began to count them onto my finger, I began with “one” (obviously) and couldn’t believe my ears when Beanie Boy responded with “two” as I put the next ring onto my finger! Perhaps he is learning more from the laptop than I thought?
Peppa Pig My First Laptop is available from John Lewis, Morrisons, Amazon, Mothercare and The Entertainer at an RRP of £19.99.
Recommended for ages 2-5yrs.
DISCLAIMER: We were sent Peppa Pig My First Laptop in order to write this review. All words and opinions are my own and may not be copied without my permission.