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i got this for my 5 month old daughter and she absolutely loves all the flashing lights and pressing/hitting the buttons.
this is made for a slightly older age, for when they are learning but i think this is great for my daughters age too. as its teaching her hand eye co ordination. she loves all of the music, and even i enjoy singing along with them.
there are 3 different settings 1 for musical and i think the other 2 are educational. we always use the musical setting as we enjoy singing along to them, there are 9 different melodies.
my daughter absolutely loves this and i cant find a single fault with it. really well made, strong, colourful, fun, easy to use.
i would defiantly recommend this for other children, im sure she will have a lot more use out of it as well.
well worth the money.
This laptop from Vtech is suitable from 9 months old. It is very interactive, it has lights and music, what more could a little child want?
It is brightly coloured so it catches your toddler's attention immediately.
The lid of this opens up like a real laptop does, this is quite stiff to do so your 9 month old won't be able to do this. My grandson is 18 months and can manage to open it now. When you open it up it reveals the 'screen' and the keyboard. On the screen are various pictures and these pictures have red led lights behind them which light up. The keyboard has buttons which are different shapes, colours and have pictures on them.
You can select various settings by sliding a button up and down which then changes how the laptop works- music, learning etc. The on/off button allows you to change the volume too- loud or normal which is a nice option to have.
There is a little red mouse which can be jiggled around and makes a wooshing noise.
It is fully interactive with your child being able to push the buttons with ease and move the sliding button to different settings easily too.
Some of the songs are rather annoying, you will find yourself singing them over and over but this seems to be what children like- repetition!
My grandchildren play with this regularly and don't seem to ever get bored as there are lots of different options with it. They are able to enjoy all elements without needing input (although as I say the opening of it is a bit difficult at first).
There is a little handle at the top for your little ones to carry it around with.
It is very sturdy, this laptop has been dropped several times and still works and it's battery life is excellent, we've had it a year and it still works perfectly well! It cost me £15 and I think it's worth it.
This was a christmas present for my son when he was 16 months old. He is now 3 years old and still plays with it!
It is fairly small and compact and fits easily in his toy box. It takes two AA batteries and so far we have only changed the batteries once, and it has been played with most days! It is our go to toy for trips out as it is so portable and he will play with it for hours.
There are two volume settings and the higher one is fairly loud, typically my little man prefers it on this level!
There are also three play settings:
ABC (words), sounds and music.
It also has a mouse (in the shape of a mouse too) that moves in four directions. It's 'screen' lights up and has pictures for each button that light up and it opens up with the same song regardless of setting.
In ABC mode, it tells them the shape of the button and what picture is on it. For the sounds, it plays the sounds of the picture, and for the music it has a few nursery rhymes on without the words.
Now to the important criteria:
It is very durable, (as it should be for toddlers!) we have now had it almost 2 years and apart from a few scratches it is in almost perfect condition. My son has; thrown it across the room in temper, stood on it, bashed it with hands and other toys and there isn't so much as a chip on it!
~Value for money~
We got this as a gift, but honestly it's something we would have probably bought anyway as our little man has a heavy interest in technology (he's already learnt to navigate the mouse on our laptop...supervised of course!) and it is a great distraction for when you really need to get something done. As I have previously stated the batteries have only been changed once so far, which is excellent as you don't have to constantly buy them to keep it working, and it gives warning of the battery dying by the sounds going a bit (or a lot as the case may be!) warped, so you don't end up with a crying toddler because their favourite toy has suddenly stopped working! Always fantastic if you can avoid a meltdown! I fully expect to be donating this to a friend of a charity because my son has outgrown it before it stops working.
The educational value is second to none. My son can now name every shape, identify every sound and picture and is beginning to learn the nursery rhymes and hums along to them (He even hums them when he's nowhere near the toy!). It is worth every penny.
Would I recommend it? Definitely!
~Also posted on ciao under the same name~
If you are looking for an interactive role play toy, thats going to help aid learning concepts such as shapes, numbers, colour recognition, nursery rhymes, this lap top could be worth a buy. Cheap in price, its definately a toy that engages your child and keeps them stimulated. For how long, is another question. Although all children are different, my son at 23 months, doesn't play with this for longer than 10 minutes really. Nevertheless, it's still a good toy to have in the box and because it's portable with a carry handle, its great for journeys and taking away with you as it's not too big.
This childrens ' laptop' is made of hard, chunky and robust plastic. My son has thrown this toy around alot and its still working fine with no damage at all to it. t opens up easily and also folds and claps back together. From 18 months, my son found it easy to open and close. On opening the laptop the ' screen' has 9 different pictures. Each pictre links to the 9 chunky easy press shaped and coloured buttons which is the ' keyboard'. The pictures light up when the buttons are preseed. On the right hand side is an attached mouse that our chid will rest their hand on and move very slightly and it clicks. There is also a ' mode' button. The mouse doesn't come off, which means there is not the worry of it going missing.
When you first switch the computer on it says ' its my home computer!' and then a song is played. This immediately makes my son smile. Usually he closes it straight away and opens it so that it does it again.
There are 3 modes of play, ABC, Discovery or Music. You can change this my using the slider button which again at 18 months my son was able to use. ABC introduces shapes so when the child presses a button, the shap lights up on the screen. On the DISCOVERY mode, the picture lights up and connects the picture on the button to the picture on the screen. On the MUSIC setting, each button plays a differen nursery rhyme. The lights flash in rhythum to the music.
If no buttons have been presed for a while, i.e the toy is plonked down for a while, the laptop asks if you are home. It starts to sing a song to grab the chidls attention again but if there is no response it says ' shutting down now' and it goes into standby mode.
There is also an off switch as well as 2 volume buttons.
My son at almost 2 does interact with this toy, by copying words said and he really enjoys rocking back and forward to songs played. However, it doesn't engage him for longer than 10 mins. Currently he enjoys putting it on the floor by stairgate and standing on it! ARGH! Good job it's robust.
**Oh no! not another singing and talking toy**
Actually, this toy is one of the least annoying that i've come across. I quite enjoy listening to it and its fab because switches itself off. The voice is nice and clear, and the sound is not overpowering.
The only disadvantage to us really is that it doesnt engage our son for longer than 10 mins , sometimes 5 mins. Still worth the price though, and should be useful over the year ahead of us.
This is supposed to be for approx 9 months old however my 3 year old is paying more attention to it now I have brought it out the loft ready for my baby.
The laptop has an open and shut front just like a real laptop and has a carry handle so ikt can easily be taken out by the child. The laptop has 3 different learning settings adn a mouse which is attatched so can't be lost, it also has 2 different volume settings. This can be quite annoy as once the child has decided it isn't playing with it it continually says the same couple of phrases.
Inside there are 9 lights on the top half each with a different picture on and on the bottom it has 9 buttons in 3 different colours with pictures on and all different shapes.
One of the settings is music and each button plays a different song whilst the top of the laptop lights up. The second setting is all phrases about emotions and when the button on the bottom is pressed the corresponding picture at the top lights up. The third setting states the shape of the button, the picture on the button and then the picture in the corresponding place on the top of the laptop.
I don't really feel that this is really for a 9 month old, my 4 month old likes to watch the lights and my 3 year old now enjoys it. The toy is very repetitive and I as a parent find myself wishing she would play with something else!
I bought this in Pink for my 17month old Daughter for Christmas from Argos, it was priced at £9.99 but was in the 2 for £15 catagory so I ended up getting another toy aswell and paying the £15.00.
The Laptop is pink and chunky, not heavy just sturdy, it is easy to open and close. When opened, the ''screen'' is split in 9 and has a different picture on each and LED lights. The ''keypad'' is also split into 9 and are a mix of pink, green and blue, each button is a different shape and has a different picture on it which is associated with the picture on the top screen in the same section.
There are three volume settings, off, normal and loud.
The Laptop has three modes, ABC, Objects and Music.
In the Objects mode, it focuses on the different pictures on the bottom buttons and on the top screen eg. button one on the bottom is a blue star with a picture of a hand on it, and on the top screen in the top corner there is a picture of a rattle so when pressed it says ''I like to shake my rattle'' bringing both of the pictures into the same sentance.
In ABC mode it says the name of the different things eg. for the same button, one press and it says ''Star'', second press ''Hand'', third press ''Rattle'' etc.
In Music Mode, it plays a different nursery rhyme tune when the buttons are pressed.
In all of these modes, the top screen lights up in accordance to which button that you press.
When you leave the Laptop without using it, it will start to try and interact with the child with phrases and music but if that doesn't work it will say ''shutting down now'' and go off until pressed again.
There is also a mouse on the laptop which can be moves 8 different ways, when moved up, the lights on the top screen go up, down and the lights go down etc.
In my opinion this toy has many different functions each which provide your child with the ability to learn a different skill, eg movement, colours, shapes etc.
It takes 2xAA batteries which are included.
5 Stars for Vtech for this masterpiece.
My little girl loves to try and use mummy's laptop so we decided to buy her this so she could be just like mummy. We brought the pink version from Argos for around £15.
The toy itself is made of hard plastic. You lift the lid to open the laptop and on the screen you find 9 different cute pictures. Each one of these pictures link up to the 9 buttons on the keyboard part of the laptop. On the right hand side is the mouse which does not move but makes clicking noises when baby tries too. Also on the right hand side you can find the mode button.
The laptop has 3 modes of play. One to introduce shapes so when you press the button it will tell baby what shape it is and then the said shape will light up on the screen. Another is by pressing the button of an object the baby is told a description of that object and finally the last mode is sound. When the baby presses a button they will here the noise related to it and also there is a mode that plays familiar songs to the child.
My daughter just loves opening and closing it and bashing the buttons randomly to try and type like mummy. It does not hold her interest for long periods of times and she does become quite bored with it. Saying that she does always go back to that toy on a daily basis even if it is just for 5 minutes.Its a very sturdy toy and my daughter was able to find her way around it very easily although she was double the lower end recommendation for it.
It does have a on/off switch so can be turned off and two volume modes but compared to some this is not a noisy toy.Its suitable from 9 months plus and my daughter was 18 months old when we purchased it for her and she loved it. It requires 2AA batteries which are included. I would recommend this toy as its fun and good for your child to role play ours has seen a lot of use and as with all vtech toys is still standing after a lot of rough play from my children.
The Vtech baby laptop was something I came across whilst at a friend's house. She has three young girls and a fourth on the way so as you can imagine she has tried and tested many baby toys. My youngest son has always made a beeline for it when we go and sits quite proudly with it on his knee like he see's mummy doing often. So when my mother in law asked what he would like for Christmas this instantly came to mind and I mentioned this. He is now 16 months and absolutely loves having his own. It has to be his favourite by far.
The laptop is bold and chunky and well made as you can imagine from vetch. The colours on the laptop are bright bold colours making it an attraction for any little one. The laptop lid opens easily to reveal nine large buttons all of which are different shapes and a bright screen that is divided into nine squares and has a different picture on each. My son has no problem opening and shutting the lid on the laptop. It is nice and thick and I can't see it being snapped off. Once the laptop is switched on the screen lights up. The buttons interact with the screen in different ways dependant on which of the three modes you put it on.
The three modes teach your child about sounds, shapes, objects and music. When my son was younger he loved it for the music and would bob up and down to it just bashing any buttons. I have noticed since we got it he is taking time to press the buttons individually and points to the screen when it flashes. He particularly enjoys the sound effect one. He tries to mimic the snoring sound effect which we find funny. My eldest son is nearly three years old so he is coming to the top of the recommended age range of nine months to thirty six months but he still enjoys a go on it. He does however become a little bored of it and says it's a baby toy. He uses it more for role play pretending he has a real laptop. So I would recommend this toy for the younger age group.
As well as the main screen and buttons pad it has a big red mouse that moves in eight directions. This is great for teaching motor skills. I love this touch as although you don't have a mouse on a laptop you do on a computer and it is teaching your child the early skills of using one. For all the parents who aren't a fan of noisy toys it does have a two button volume control. There isn't a great difference between the two settings as I find with most of these toys but I do find it's isn't too loud and irritating on the lower volume.
This Vtech laptop encourages speech and sounds. As I have one son who has struggled with early speech (but is making great progress now) I am in big favour of toys that help with this but also make it fun. I find the voice of the laptop clear enough for a young child to understand and pick out words.
The price of this laptop has come down in price recently and you can get it for twelve pounds which I find a bargain. It does take two AA batteries which are included. As an educational toy I think you are getting value for money. And what's more I know my son would agree too.
This is a really cute baby laptop but if you are buying it thinking that it will stop your baby from trying to touch your laptop you are going to be disappointed.
I bought this when my son was 7 months old and he has always been able to push the buttons and move the mouse. It is lovely and colourful but really I think they should make a laptop in black or grey because he still always prefers mine.
It is a good baby laptop though and there are lots of buttons to push and you can change the settings so they do different things. Sometimes they play songs or say words.
One word of warning though is that when my son was about 10 months old he loved to open and close the lid and spent ages doing this but got his fingers trapped a couple of times.
I think I paid about £15 for this laptop which is quite expensive because it doesn't actually do a lot but it does keep my son entertained for a little while. It is very well made and sturdy though and stands up to my son carrying it about and throwing it around.
It is a good little laptop but I think there are better ones on the market now and probably a more grown up laptop that does more would last a little longer than this one as it is very basic and my son does get bored of it easily.
This is an electronic laptop style toy intended for children aged 9 month - 3 years and is currently retailing at around £15.99
I originally purchased this toy from Woolworth on an impulse to keep my son occupied while I was shopping. My son is now 4 and it has been passed to my daughter who is 11 months old.
The 'keyboard' part of the laptop is made up of 9 easy to press chunky buttons, each one a different shape and the 'screen' part shows 9 different pictures which also light up when any buttons are pressed. The laptop has three different settings ABC, Discovery or music which is changed by using a sliding button on the side, my daughter has very quickly learned how to use this slider. On the ABC setting each button goes through and tells you either the shape of the button, the picture or emotion shown on the button or the picture displayed on the screen. On the discovery setting each button introduces the picture shown on the screen and any corresponding sounds. On the music setting each button plays a different song. My daughter tends to just keep it on the music setting at the moment and greatly enjoys doing a 'jig' on her bottom to the music.
This laptop also has a mouse which makes noises and moves the lights across the screen in different directions based on which way you move the mouse.
When the laptop is on but not used it plays a song and asks 'are you there?' which reminds you to turn it off but also attracts your child's attention so that they start playing with it again.
This toy has two volume settings so it's at a reasonable noise level and although the songs can get a little irritating it has enough different settings to prevent them getting too repetitive. If takes two AA batteries but i have had this toy for 4 years and only changed the batteries for the first time last week!
Having successfully survived a very overzealous 4 year old with little or no sign of wear and tear it is extremely sturdy and hard wearing. I also like the fact that it is light weight and slimline which makes it perfect to take out as entertainment while shopping, eating out or even in your suitcase for a holiday.
It has universal appeal and is great value for money.
Vtech My Babys First Laptop
We all want our children to grow up to be successful, so from them been really young we try to encourage them with educational toys and that is just what the babys laptop is but fun at the same time.
My mum purchased the laptop for my son when he was 14 months. The laptop recommends 9 months to 36 months. My mum paid £19.99 at Argos although you can pick it up for around £15.
The laptop is bright blue and yellow so is brightly attractive to our children, it as a red handle which is solid and makes the laptop very easy to carry. The lid of the laptop which is bright yellow is quite stiff which is a good thing as my son especially is quite rough and im sure if it wasnt he would have snapped it off in no time.
Once the lid is open there is 9 different shaped buttons and a screen with 9 common objects like a car book and a teddy these picture have LED lights behind them and light up when buttons are pressed.
There is a red mouse which looks like a mouse this is fixed to the laptop but does move side to side and up and down.
There is 3 settings ABC which tells you the shape of the button you are pressing, the second setting tells you and lights up the object you are pressing and finally the third lights up all the screen and plays you a tune.
If you do not press a buttons for a minute or two the laptop will then ask you if you are at home which reminds us to turn it off and saves batteries and we could all do with that lol. When turning the laptop off it also says goodbye.
Overall I like the laptop my son loves to play with it and anything that teaches him and entertains him at the same time is a winner for me.
My son like most children wants to be just like mommy and when he watches his mommy taping away wants to join in. I have bought him a toy lap top previously but as it required you to be able to read to really benefit form it so soon lost interest and then went back to wanting to play with my laptop.
I spotted the VTech baby laptop in a charity shop for £1.25 shop and gave it him to play with while I wondered round and he instantly took to it.
What is it?
It is a plastic laptop that has a lid that lifts up but like other children's laptops I have seen it does stay shut but not with a catch so my son can open it himself.
When you lift the lid it has what appears to be a screen but is a square broken down into a grid of nine smaller squares that each have a simple picture in and each individually light up. The base in place of a keyboard has nine different shaped and coloured buttons in a combination of three colours.
The mouse it attached but moves around so less chance of been pulled off and broken. As it is moved around makes a sounds to suggest the mouse is moving and the lights on the screen teaching cause and action.
It has a fixed handle which does make it ideal for little ones to carry around.
Two switches which can be operate while the screen is shut. The on switch has two volume levels which the top one is the highest so obviously my son picks that one. The other button is the program button which has 3 different settings.
When you initially switch on the computer it states "it's my home computer" then sing quite an annoying song about the laptop about learning.
The three modes are selected by a slide switch which is easy for my son to operate.
The learning mode is represented by a picture of a house with ABC in the middle. When pressing each buttons it lights up the image on the screen that is in the same position as the keyboard. It simultaneously gives you one of three phrase that tell you the either the name of the shape a comment that refers to the picture on the button or the image on the corresponding image on the screen
The second is the discovery mode which has an image of a magnifying glass. It once again lights up the corresponding light. It then connects the picture on the button to the image on the screen.
My son's favourite is the doorbell button which the first time you press it will say there is no place like home then a doorbell will ring then if you press it again it plays a tune of there is no place like home.
The music mode is the final mode which plays a series of nursery rhymes and the lights on this occasion do show the rhythm of the song rather than lighting up any particular sure. My son's favourite is baba black sheep which he needs to press the blue star button to activate
If no buttons are pressed for a minute then it asks if you are home. It then tries by singing the opening song to entice little ones back but if there is no response it the states shutting down and goes into standby mode which is fabulous for saving battery power. My son will often respond with pressing the doorbell button and pretending to get in the corresponding button.
The toy itself needs 2 AA batteries which are included when purchasing new. The one I purchased for my son two months ago had batteries included and I have not yet replaced them. The battery compartment is secured with a screw.
It is currently £19 on Amazon although can be found cheaper on the market place but I truly got a bargain.
Overall this computer is pretty tough and despite ours been second hand it looks brand new. It is very robust and despite been dropped on a few times appears like it would take plenty abuse.
My son does play with this most days he does play with it. He likes to sit next to me on the sofa while I Dooyoo he does too. He does actually talk, respond and interact with the computer which as my son has delayed speech anything that encourages him to talk is an added bonus.
I have had the chance to try various children's laptops of my friends' children and this is by far the best I have tried
The age recommendation for this toy is 9 months to 3 years but I do expect this toy to pass the three year age barrier.
My 2 year old son loves laptops and I mean loves laptops. I lost count over the last year or so that I've been on my laptop on the sofa or in the my office and he's dragged himself up and just pressing buttons.
So we thought we'd invest in this baby laptop to keep him amused and it's made again by probably my favourite and most reliable baby toy manufacturer VTech.
What a great purchase and great value for money too. We manage to pick one up for around £10 and haven't looked back.
The laptop opens up and has 9 large buttons for your baby to push and can interact with as the light up screen aids learning and makes it fun to press things. All babies want is for something to happen when they press things after all.
It contains 3 different modes to play with and keeps the fun and interest going for longer. There are objects, sound effects and shapes to aid the teaching for your child too.
There is also a multi-directional mouse that helps to develop your child's skills in and also helps with early computer skills.
Now we don't have a problem with our son playing with our laptop as he has one of his own to play with and keeps him amused for hours.
The Vtech Baby's Latpop looks like a real laptop! It has a lid that opens to reveal a screen, a mouse and keys on a keyboard.
The mouse is fab - it is actually a red mouse that moves up, down, left and right. The screen has 9 different pictures on which light up, and the keys correspond to the pictures in different ways. The keys themselves are large and colourful making them very easy for little hands to push.
There are two different volume levels on the laptop and three different playing modes: the learning mode, let's explore and music.
On the learning mode when you press a button it tells you what shape you have pressed. When you press the button again it then tells you the picture that is on the button for example, on the heart button there is a picture of a baby. The let's explore mode corresponds to the pictures that are on the screen so you press the button that is in the same position as the picture you want on the screen and it describes that picture. The music mode just play music when you press different keys.
Up until 2 days ago I wouldn't have recommended this laptop at all as neither of my children were interested in it other than opening and closing the lid. However, something changed recently - I have no idea what, but my younger son suddenly spends all of his time playing with it. He has always been a cause and effect child - if I press this, what happens over there. And this laptop is helping him with that. He still likes to open and close the lid, and move the mouse around, but it is all teaching him what happens when you do things. As the laptop is for 9 months plus I guess this is what it is aimed at.
I wouldn't say this laptop is going to teach a child that much, so if you want one for educational purposes then this is not the one for you, but as a baby toy that you don't expect to last too long I would definitely say it is ok.
The Vtech Baby Laptop is designed top look and play like a real laptop. It has a large yellow lid that can be opened to reveal lots of colourful different shaped buttons. The "screen" lights up to music and has pictures of everyday items that children can relate to. There is also a red mouse that can be wobbled, a handle to carry it around and the settings buttons that are big and easy to change.
The lid is easy to lift up and that in itself proves to be a fun game for children. The buttons on the inside can be pressed to either a) play music b) tell the shape/picture or c) do the Abc's. The laptop is lightweight and can be carried around easily by younger children. There is a volume control and an off button - always a bonus. The lights attract most small children and the songs make it fun. A decent price and the toy will grow with them for probably up to 2yrs. Its colourful and very eye catching for the children. Nice variety of noises that will not get boring. Small enough to drop in to a toy box at the end of the day and easy to clean.
Learning is just a click away with the Baby Laptop! 9 chunky push buttons interact with the light-up screen to teach early learning concepts in a fun and engaging way. 3 interactive modes of play keep the fun going for longer, teaching objects, sound effects and shapes. The 8-way directional click-tick mouse and buttons help to develop fine motor skills as well as introducing early computer skills. Encourages language development, verbal imitation and exploration.