The Tablet costs us £7.50 on a 2 for £15 offer. The tablet is made of hard plastic, has a pretend screen on the front of it and then a battery section on the back, it takes AAA batteries but we haven't had to change ours since September so the battery life is good, the battery section is held in place with a screw so your child cannot get to the batteries.
There are 40 main buttons on the screen and then 7 buttons to select the activities, activity buttons have drawings on them to indicate what each activity is along with a music button and a replay button. The main buttons on the screen are the numbers 1 to 10, there are the letters from A to Z and there is a volume button, an instrument button, an animal sounds button and a melodies button.
To select activities you use the buttons across the bottom, there are activities called letters and numbers, one called learn let's learn ABC, one to find first letters of words, one to find letter sounds, a musical note button and then a activity to spell words.
When you press an activity button it tells your child what they are going to do and which buttons to press whether it be letters or numbers. When your child does something right they get a fanfare and when your child does something wrong they get a sound like when a cartoon character such as Tom and Jerry has an accident, it sounds like a coiled spring to me.
An example of an activity on the tablet is the letters and numbers activity tells your child to press a letter or number and then when they do the tablet tells them the name of the letter or number, Emily likes to play on this one and although she hasn't really started remembering letters yet she is really could at knowing her numbers and I think this has helped her with them.
I think there is lots to learn from this toy and Emily will sit and play on it for ages without getting bored easily which we find sometimes with toys with her as she doesn't have a very long concentration span. She loves to set off the animals singing and then dance along, some of the melodies she recognises and she will sing along to them even though there are no words for her.
She loves to show me how clever she is with the numbers and she will tell me what the number is before she presses it so that the tablet is basically confirming her answer and I hear her doing this when she is playing on her own with it too.
I think this is robust, great value and has lots of educational value to it, I rate this 4 stars simply because the volume is not loud enough.