Peppa Pig is like marmite, you either love it or hate it. Fortunately, I’m the former, and my daughter loves it too! Whenever it comes on, she points and shouts “Pig!” Another love of hers is anything with buttons that do various things. Therefore, this Peppa Pig laptop is the perfect combination.
Autumn’s eyes lit up as soon as I unpacked the laptop from my Blog On X bag. I couldn’t get it out of the box fast enough; she was so desperate to play with it!
Thankfully, it feels very robust. She plays quite roughly with things at the moment, so it’s important that they can handle some impact. This is the extent of the damage after a month and a half of play:
As for the colours and design of the laptop, it’s definitely tailored to be eye-catching for young children. The use of colour and shapes is lovely and the buttons are big and easy for little hands to press. There is also a little carry handle, which is sweet and practical.
The laptop is aimed at children aged 2 years and above. As such, this is something Autumn will grow into. The activities are beyond her understanding at the moment, she just likes listening to it talk and pressing the buttons. However, as time passes I know she will begin to interact with it more. It has a good variety of activities, helping children to learn about letters, numbers, colours and music!
The first mode tells you what is on each button you press at the bottom, or what is on the screen that corresponds with the number/letter buttons. The pictures are back lit as it does so to make it clear that they are linked to that button. Meanwhile, the second mode is more challenging. This is quiz mode and asks questions such as “How many birds can you find?” If you get the answer wrong, it makes a funny noise and you’re asked to try again. This mode is obviously suited to slightly older toddlers.
The third mode asks you to find certain pictures or things of a certain colour. The fourth mode is music. This is probably Autumn’s most favourite part currently. She loves pressing the buttons at the bottom and hearing what noises the different instruments play.
When you close the laptop it plays part of the Peppa Pig theme tune and says “Bye bye!” Autumn always grins at this and says “Bye bye” back to it.
This seems to be a well built toy that Autumn enjoys playing with. I think she’ll play with it more as she gets older and understands it better. One down side is that it is very loud and there is no volume control! As such, you may want to hide this if you have a headache. However, it’s a fun toy for teaching things such as basic maths, colours and letters as well as some of the basics of music.
Peppa Pig Laugh & Learn Laptop currently retails for £14.49 at Smyths Toys.
Disclosure: I was given a Peppa Pig Laugh & Learn Laptop for the purpose of this review. As always, all views and opinions are honest and my own.