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WHAT IS IT?
A pretend laptop that is loaded with activities and games featuring Peppa Pig and her friends.
WHAT DOES IT DO?
There are a few different things you can do with the laptop and because of it having lights, music and talking sounds even very young babies can have fun with it just by pressing the buttons. Older children can use it to identify instruments, count how many items are in the picture, decipher colours and even just press a button to hear the Peppa Pig tune.
WHAT I THINK
I think this is a very good toy and I keep it for when my baby niece comes to visit me because my children are too old for it. My 8 month old daughter sometimes sits and watches me pressing the buttons because she likes to see the lights even though she does not know how to use it and does not know who Peppa Pig is.
It is good for learning because there are counting and letter activities. You can set what activity you want to do and that is easy so that children can do it all by themselves if they want to play with the laptop without any help. My niece is 3 and it is very good for her because she is at the right age for learning. The size is also right for her age and it sits comfortable on her lap.
When you have finished playing on the laptop you just close the lid to put it into a standby. The batteries last for a long time and that is a surprise because of the loud sounds because I thought that would drain them quick but it doesn't.
The laptop is very strong and has been dropped without breaking. The sounds are quite loud and they make my baby daughter jump sometimes when the laptop comes on if she is not expecting it.
The Peppa Pig laptop costs about £13 and it is worth that because children have a lot of fun with it and it is good for their education also.
4 Dooyoo Stars.
This was a Christmas present to Hollie a couple of years ago; from a young toddler she'd been crazily inquisitive about our laptops, coupled with the fact that Peppa Pig was her favourite thing in the world it made sense to buy it for her. At the time I remember thinking it was expensive 'for what it was' but it's almost halved in price recently and at £14.99 (Amazon price) it's a real bargain, actually ours has been a bargain too even at a tenner dearer as it has been played with practically constantly for almost three years now - the laptop having now been passed to Hollie's twenty two month old brother, who is currently having fun with the buttons and lights.
The laptop (and I will call it a laptop, it's easier than trying to think of a hundred ways to say 'pretend laptop') looks great and I can see why it's so popular to a toddlers eyes. Character placement is well thought out and all of the main Peppa Pig characters are represented in one form or another, obviously the young pig features most heavily of all but I was happy to see Emily Elephant (Hollie's second favourite thing in the world) as an option on one of the buttons as well as Danny Dog and Pedro Pony. I must say here that the First Laptop we have is a different design to the one in the piccie Dooyoo have up, I assume this is due to the fact that we have the older version which is still available in Toys R Us priced at £20. Mine (Hollie's!) looks far more interesting, although I believe they both do pretty much the same thing.
When switched on there are plenty of lights and sound to keep your little ones entertained; it's all very tinkly and sweet, the laptop being 'voiced' by a reasonable (if not brilliant) Peppa Pig impersonator. It's definitely a learn-through-play toy; it took a while before we really made use of the various functions of the laptop and even now it's not being used to its full potential, Hollie was just a tiny bit too advanced for much of the educational aspect by the time we bought it but I'm planning to get to know the laptop better now David is at a more curious stage. It's impressive really how many different play modes there are considering this is such a small toy; these aren't exactly easy for little kids to choose from despite the fact that they are labelled with images rather than words, you select your play mode using a little slider which is chunky enough for anyone to use but I find that getting it into the correct place can be a bit of a mission sometimes.
The laptop can help teach children colours, numbers, letters, instruments, character recognition and more besides. It's all done in a nice basic way but what I find impressive is the fact that depending on what mode you choose you'll either be told what each thing is, or be asked to make guesses and selections in a quiz-like way. This really holds Hollie's attention as she enjoys showing off what she knows, but when I'm playing with David I tend to set it so that the laptop is actually telling him that he's just pressed the 'red' or 'guitar' button. The screen of the laptop shows Peppa and George Pig surrounded by various objects and in a certain mode you're invited (in Peppa's voice, of course) to select the correct number that corresponds with how many balls there are, or to choose the coloured button that matches the colour of the boat. This is great, and the mode Hollie has always selected most often - it encourages small children to think for themselves and praises them when they get it right, although it's no big deal if they make a mistake as Peppa will simply ask the question again.
I really think it does work as an educational tool, despite the fact that it's very much a fun thing to play with. David has already learned (albeit parrot fashion) which is the red button and he has no problems at all with identifying the various Peppa Pig characters - he hasn't quite worked out how to apply his knowledge of the colour red to his life yet, yesterday he failed to point out the 'red' even though he was sitting at a red table, eating off a red plate and using a red spoon! I suspect he'll take things in better when he's a little older (he's not quite 'old enough' for the laptop yet) but in the meantime I think it's a nice way of encouraging him to take an interest in learning.
I love the appearance of the laptop when it's switched on; the lights flash and twinkle nicely which helps to draw David's attention towards where it needs to be in order to have a go at the various games and quizzes. With the short attention span which is typical of such a young toddler, I also find the lights useful in keeping him focussed on the area of the 'screen' or 'keyboard' which is currently being played with - for example when I've set it for colour work only the lights around this section will start flashing which helps him to concentrate on what I'm attempting to show him. Without going into lengthy explanations I think this laptop has been very well thought out with regards to both the educational and play aspects, it's simple for kids to follow and keeps them entertained while helping to instil certain facts into their heads.
It's a relatively noisy toy with no volume control, as soon as the lid is opened it'll start talking, singing and 'beeping' - in all honesty I do find it quite irritating sometimes, not the voice but the general loudness of the laptop which seems to drill into my brain at times when I'm not particularly in the mood for the enforced gaiety of Peppa Pig! David does a rather annoying thing where he partially lifts the lid, just enough for Peppa to start one of her catchphrases, then slams it shut again to cut her off mid-word. Uber aggravating! In spite of the excessive volume battery life is surprisingly good, I've only had to replace the three AA batteries twice in three years and I consider this completely impressive considering a day doesn't go past when the laptop isn't played with for at least half an hour (and usually left on!).
In terms of durability this has proved to be an excellent toy. Hollie has always played pretty nicely with her toys, David not so much. He's thrown it from a height, kicked it around like a football and generally been a bit naughty with it but apart from a couple of minor chips that have appeared in the 3D Peppa on the 'lid' of the laptop there's no damage whatsoever.
I absolutely and 100% recommend this laptop to anyone with pre-school age children - both of mine have loved it and I like to think they've actually learned something during their laptop play time. They both love it, that's for sure!
Last year for her third birthday my daughter received the Peppa Pig My First Laptop as a present, from one of my friends who knew what a massive Peppa Pig fan she was. Yesterday I decided to have a tidy and a clear out of her toy box, as it seemed to be bulging out too much. So after coming across this laptop (which she has not used for quite a while now) I decided to write a review on it.
The Peppa Pig My First Laptop is made out of shiny blue and yellow plastic and measures approximately 9.5" by 9.5" (including the little handle which is quite useful as it makes it easy to carry around). It is quite a sturdy toy that doesn't weigh too much either, making it ideal for little ones.
On the front of the laptop, you have the lid which lifts up to reveal the screen of the laptop. On the left hand side of the laptop there are three round coloured buttons, and under each button a picture of a different instrument (under the red button, there is a red guitar, under the yellow button there is a yellow trumpet and under the blue button there is a blue drum) On the right hand side of the lid, there are a further three round coloured buttons and pictures of characters from Peppa Pig (pink - Pedro pony, green - Danny dog and orange - Emily elephant). At the bottom of the laptop there is a switch which you can move across to access 4 different playing modes. These buttons and the access switch can be used without having to lift the laptop lid up. The on/off button is located on the back of the laptop, where you will also find the battery compartment (I've never had to change the batteries in it, but I am sure it takes 2 AA's).
When you lift the laptop lid up, the screen shows a picture of Peppa Pig and George in their room, where there are several coloured toys (for example one blue boat, two orange dice, three pink balls and so on). Lifting the lid up also reveals a further 6 square buttons, in the six different colours mentioned earlier and with the numbers 1, 2 and 3 and the letters A, B and C. Under these there is also a twisty pink button, I still have not worked out what this does aprt from making a very silly noise, which my daughter always loved and insisted on using it over and over again whilst spinning around the room.
The four playing modes are:
In the first mode you press a button and the laptop tells you what each button stands for (for example if you press the round red button, it will tell you it is a guitar, followed by the sound a guitar makes, if you press the square blue button with number 1 on it, the blue boat on the screen will light up and it will say one blue boat and so on).
In the second mode, you have to find colours or sounds and you have to press the correct button to each question. If you get it right the laptop makes a sound, if you get it wrong, there is a different sound and you are told to try again.
The third mode is very similar, you have to either find something of a certain colour or guess the objects by the sounds made.
The fourth mode acts as a keyboard, where each button is a different note and you can use to "make music".
The laptop voice belongs to Peppa Pig and music from the TV programme is played at intervals, making this toy ideal for all Peppa Pig fans. It is a sturdy toy (dropped a few times by my daughter without breaking/chipping or any marks whatsoever), brightly coloured and features chunky buttons that little ones can easily press. I think the fact that the objects on the screen light up also makes this toy quite appealing to children.
When my daughter first tried to use the laptop she found it a bit confusing (as in which button do you press to answer questions correctly?!), but she got the hang of it within a few days of using it. The sounds, lights, bright colours and the fact that it was a "laptop" with her favourite TV character made this toy very popular. She played with it almost every day for two or three months, until eventually she grew out of it. I think the different modes are great, as when she would get bored with one, she would switch to another, and so kept her occupied for longer.
From an educational point of view, this was another toy that taught her a few colours, numbers and letters, without having to look at and have books read to her (which at the age of three she absolutely detested). I think this toy is ideal for a two or three year old, however, for a child older than that it can be a bit boring, so I would not recommend (Iona is now 4 and she is no longer interested in it). Overall, this is a great little toy that any Peppa Pig fan would love, and if you can buy it in the sale or a bit cheaper than the full price of £18 (that's what my friend paid for it) I would definitely recommend.
Perfect for toddlers! Our little girl absolutely loves her "gig" laptop! It has her favourite TV character, bold colours lots of positive sounds and is light in weight. The little handle at the top is perfect for thier little hands and as it is light it makes it easy to carry it everywhere with her. If I am on my laptop she will go and get hers and play with it alongside me.
At the moment our little girl is only 18 months old so can not play the games on it as she is too young, however her little friend loves coming round and playing the games on it as she understands it all a little bit more, the games include finding colours, shapes and letters which is brilliant for pre-schoolers.
The Games on it are brilliant as they get the children thinking about sounds of letter and matching the letters up with an item beginning with that letter. The make of this laptop clearly thin about how to educate the cchildren whilst using their favourite cartoon character.
A perfect buy for entertaining our child and getting her familliar with technology. The product is aged at 3+ which is probably about the right age however our lil one loves the noise it makes and the lights that flash.
We do enjoy sitting with her and help her play it together to help familiarise her with it.
The laptop its self is blue and yellow made of durable thick plastic.it has a handle at the top of the laptop so it is easy for little hands to hold. The lid of the laptop is a small part that lifts up in the middle of the laptop to reveal the screen underneath. When closed it has the famous Peppa pig trademark sign on the front of it. On the left side accessible without lifting the lid are 3 buttons a red one with a guitar underneath, a yellow one with a trumpet and a blue one with a drum. On the right side there is pink for pedro pony green for Danny dog and orange for Ellie elephant.
At the bottom of the laptop under the lid of the laptop also accessible without lifting the lid is the mode switch. When you lift up the screen its self is a picture of George and Peppa's room and when you press buttons different parts of the screen light up. There are more button a button for each number 1 2 3 and also a button for each letter a b c. also there is a little switch which little one can turn and it spins the lights around the screen.
The 4 modes are-
Mode 1 -Discovery represented by a picture of a jack in the box. The child presses each button to explore which each one represents. So they press the number 1 button which is blue the laptop tells the child 1 blue and then the picture on the screen that is linked to it so for number 1 is the blue boat.
Mode 2 quiz- Peppa's voice asks the child to find things. For example find the colour of the apple.So the child needs to look for a green button. Or how many balls so they need to press number 3 etc.
Mode 3 Association- represented by blocks plays noises and then asks the child to find the thing associated to that noise. So a dog woofing then they are to find Danny dog.
Mode 4 Music- The child presses each button and it plays a different note to create there own songs.
I think this laptop is great. My 2 year old daughter loves it not only as its peppa pig but she loves all the different modes. The buttons are nice and chunky so a child can easily use it and as its bright and attractive it really holds little ones attentions well. It is fun for the child to use to listen to the noises and see the lights but is also teaching them basic skills that they need. Also as my daughter loves to be just like me it is great for role play and keeping her away from mummy's laptop.
Peppa pig laptop is recommended for 2 years plus which I think is a good age group younger children could use it as there is no small parts and it light up but would not be able to do much with it. My younger son who is now 9 months loves to hit the buttons to see the lights but it does not hold his attention long. It requires 3 AA batteries which are supplied and has a on/ off button on the back of the laptop. I would recommend this to anyone with a young peppa pig fan I picked mine up in the Sainsbury's half price sale costing me £10 usually sells between £20 and £25. I had a quick look around on the internet but can not see it available in many different places. I think it may be a chance of being lucky to find it in store as Sainsbury's or picking it up second hand. There also seems to be a few variations which is common with Peppa pig toys.
Ok so it seems every year children of younger ages are more into technology than ever before, not suprising when we look at the technology we are using everyday infront of them.
This laptop is a great introduction into the world of growing up. The brightly coloured laptop will capture any childs eye, even if they arent a Peppa Pig fan. There are a number of features, I will try and go through them all!
On the 2 outer sides of the laptop are 6 pictures, 3 of Peppas friends and 3 instruments, each a different colour with a corresponding button which when pressed will say a number of different phrases, either the character or instrument name, ask a question or make the sound of the character or instrument. To hear the different sounds you must slide the bar at the front of the laptop across from left to right onto one of four different pictures.
The bar at the front is used to change the "mode" of laptop, information, questions on colours and numbers, questions on the location of a picture, and music. It is very easy to slide from left to right.
There is a square yellow section in the middle which lifts up as a normal laptop screen would, this reveals a picture of peppa pig and geaorge in a room surrounded by various different coloured objects, this picture is the screen. It also reveals 6 brightly coloured buttons labelled, 1,2,3 and A,B,C. These are used to answer questions in question mode or give information in information mode, when in music mode, they make a different sound. Each time one of these buttons are pressed part os the screen lights up, for example if you press the red C button the red car lights up and either gives information, or an answer about the car.
Below these buttons are 2 white buttons with pictures of musical notes and peppa on, when pressed they play a tune and the screen lights up in different places, each button plays a different tune, but this is there only function. Inbetween these 2 white buttons there is a pink switch which when turned lights the screen up and plays the peppa pig tune, the equvilant of the on off button for kids.
When left to stand the Laptop goes into hibernation, which is signaled by a tune from the show and a grunt! Simply press any button to reactivate. There is a grown ups on off switch on the underside of the laptop.
The noise isnt too loud, but does only have one volume. I have found some the questions are a little difficult for the younger children, but still great fun.
It takes 3AA batteries, but they seem to last for ages!
My daughter got this laptop as a christmas present last year when she was 16 months old, she was not a huge fan of peppa pig.. but is now. She loves the colourful buttons and great noises that come from it. Now she is that bit older she is starting to use it more and understand and find "peppa" or "george" "and Emily Elephant" There is a "find" function which asks her to locate an apple, ball and she enjoys pressing the wrong one as it makes a great sound!! It teachers sounds colours shapes, numbers, animals and musical instruments. My little girl says she is just like mummy when she plays with it. It is a very chunky toy and very robust. The laptop turns into a musical keyboard and my girl turns into a rock star! The laptop is lightweight and is easy taken along with us on car journeys, shopping trips to keep her occupied. the only thing you have to remember is that you have to switch the laptop off at the back as if the yellow top is just closed over, it will still make a noise if moved and not great if your tidying up once the children are in bed!
My daughter got this peppa pig my first laptop as a Christmas present from her grandfather. I had seen it previously and decided not to get it as I didn't think it looked very good.
I have to say however those first opinions I had on it soon changed once we opened it. When closed it is blue and yellow with a big peppa pig on the front. Down each side there are six coloured buttons presented next to six different pictures, on the right side there is; Pedro pony, Danny dog, and Emily elephant. On the left side there is a guitar, a trumpet and a drum. Also at the bottom there is a sliding bar which allows you to change different activities. There is also a handle on the top to allow children to carry it around with them.
Inside there is a screen with a picture with different things on such as peppa, George, and different colours and items which are used in the activities. There is also the button to turn it on as well as 6 different coloured buttons, 3 of them having 123 and the other 3 having ABC. There is 2 buttons which activate the peppa pig tune, which my daughter loves! This also comes on when you turn the laptop on.
There are 4 different activities for children to do. The first one allows children to press all of the different buttons to play different sounds. So it's kind of like a funny looking piano. You can also press the 3 different buttons on the left to play sounds like a guitar, trumpet or drum.
The next activity sees the laptop saying different things for children to find on the screen, for example it could say find the ball; the ball on the screen is pink, so you press the pink button, which matches up with the ball. If you get it correct the balls will light up and the laptop will play a tune. If you get it wrong however, it will tell you to try again.
The next activity is similar to the last one; it asks questions such as, where is Emily elephant? What is the first letter of boat? How many blocks can you see? When it asks this question the blocks light up on the screen so you can see them clearly.
The last activity allows children to press all of the buttons and the laptop will say what they are, so for example if you press Danny dog, the laptop will say Danny dog. This particular activity helps children with speech and pronunciation.
My daughter absolutely loves this and she is becoming really good at the activities. It has definitely taught her new things and will continue teaching her new things.
I would recommend this, its great fun and it is a great teaching tool for children. It is aimed for children aged 2 and up, however when my daughter just turned 2 she couldn't do any of the activities but she had great fun with it anyway.
This can be bought for a bargain price of £14.99 at Amazon.
The peppa pig my first laptop is a good first toy for small children as it teaches the child colours and numbers as a starter rather than the full alphabet. It's very easy for children to use and lightweight with a handle so children can carry it around themselves easily. The same as most peppa pig toys its unisex and the voices used are very similar to those off the television programme. The bright lights on the screen keep the childs attention fixed so they play for longer. I got my daughters from b and m bargains and it was £10 so its quite inexpensive compared to some first laptops you get, especially since it has a cartoon character base. I feel my child plays with this laptop from long periods of time without getting bored and has learnt basic colours and numbers from using this toy and i would recommend it to any mother buying it for their small child.
If your child is anything like my son who is now over 2 years old then they will love laptops. I'm not sure what it is but if I'm working downstairs he'll come over and try to play with it and press buttons and do anything to it as he's curious. So what better way than to get him a laptop of his own to play with. Also, he watches Peppa Pig on TV and really enjoys it so we saw this peppa pig laptop for just over £20 on Amazon and thought we'd grab it. I have to say it's great for him, but one thing that is certain is he knows it's not the real thing but does play with it anyway.
I think he is the perfect age for it now as well, because he can sit up next to me while I'm on the computer and work away on his and press buttons to his heart content.
The laptop is brighly coloured so very appealing to children of a young age. The keyboard area is bright blue and the screen that flips up is yellow. It's so simple for a child to use as well. Initially when you first turn on the laptop it plays the Peppa Pig theme tune which is great fun and a nice touch.
There are many different options with this laptop to use. Some of the main things it does are teach your child counting and finding objects. They can also find out about colours and musical instruments.
The buttons are very big so extremely easy for your child to use and press. In additon there are the pictures of the characters from the Peppa Pig show around the sides that your child can get accustomed to.
I like this laptop personall and I have watched my son play with it for hours in the front room which is great. It's not that noisy either so not as irritating as some toys can be. I would recommend getting one as an introduction before they start using proper computers and laptops later in life.
This is a great toy for any child that loves Peppa Pig. My Daughter is 2 years old and this is one of her favourite toys. She will sit next to me when I'm on the computer with her Peppa laptop.
The laptop is very brightly coloured and so easy for the child to use. When you first switch it on it plays the Peppa Pig theme tune which gets my little girl dancing all the time.
There are several different options you can use on the laptop one example is it will ask the child to press how many objects so for example how many cars the child will press two. It also works on learning colours, and musical instruments.
Also helps them learn the different charcters in the show as they have pictures of the friends on the side.
The buttons are all very big so easy for a small childs fingures to use and very easy for them to change games when they get bored so there is no tantums when they cant do it for themsleves.