Spike has recently started to love Peppa Pig. Seriously, its all she talks about. She either wants to watch Peppa, read Peppa, or wear Peppa. It’s driving me insane, but keeps her happy. So when the chance came to review Peppa’s Laugh & Learn Alphaphonics toy I had a sneaky suspicious it would go down a treat!
We received the toy in the middle of July, which was perfect timing. We had a long drive up to my parents, at a time when she wouldn’t really nap well in the car. The journey is almost two hours so I needed something to keep her happy! I unwrapped Peppa’s Laugh & Learn Alphaphonics™ and instantly heard “Ooooh! Peppa!”
I did originally think that there was no volume button, and my, it was loud! But we found that quite quickly and Spike started to play. It kept her amused for quite some time! She’s still little so I’m thinking anything that helps her learn the alphabet or phonics and keeps her entertained is a good thing.
About Peppa’s Laugh & Learn Alphaphonics™
The Laugh & Learn Alphaphonics toys has 7 different games. The first, Butterfly, describes the thing on the button you press. ABC talks you through the letters as you press them, explains which letter it is and how to say it. Peppa’s searching game gets you to find things on the buttons, while Rebecca Rabbit’s game asks you to press the first letter of a word. Candy Cat’s searching game asks you to find the letter based on its phonic sound too. The copy me game gives you the sound associated with the item on the letter button and asks you to find the same sound. Finally the music game allows you to make sounds from the buttons as you press them. There are then three other buttons, one which takes you through the alphabet in its complete phonic form, a music playing button and a replay button which works on the majority of the games.
What Spike thought of Peppa’s Laugh & Learn Alphaphonics™
Spike loved making the sounds and enjoyed playing the Alphaphonics toy with me showing her what to do. She mostly just switched between games and pressed the buttons she liked the look of! The last music game was probably her favourite game, as it didn’t ask her to do something specific. She also loved to show off what it did when we were at my parents’ too. And Grandma enjoyed playing it with her!
What I thought of Peppa’s Laugh & Learn Alphaphonics™
Its definitely a toy that will grow with her and help her learn more about the alphabet, which I loved. I liked that it has a volume control and it turns itself off after a minute or so of not being played with. I would have liked it to have an actually on/off button but you can’t have everything! Its robust, while being lightweight and was easy for Spike to hold while playing with it, especially in the car! It’s definitely worth its money as a way of keeping your child entertained for longer than 10 minutes and teaching them in the process! Its bright colours and friendly faces in the form of lovable (or not so in parents’ cases!) characters from Peppa Pig make it a hit!