Simple one-button start. Works great for solo and supervised play, especially at the beginning when parents can help identify what each segment does. Optional expansion packs add more code features. Sturdy – hold up well against toddlers.
Volume is very loud and can’t be turned down. Works only on smooth floors with plenty of open space. Wheels can get gunked up easily, so sweep the floor often.
A hit with babies and their parents. Peek-a-boo ears fascinate younger kids and hold up to light play. Singing sounds clear and realistic through the toy’s speaker.
Battery cover could use more velcro for a stronger close. Only sings one song – over and over. Smaller than some expect.
Easy to assemble and turn on. Chair and table are sturdy and hold up to kids of different ages. Variety of interactive sheets available to change up the learning experience.
Table surface is very touch-sensitive and can go haywire if leaned or rested on. Table legs can be pulled off easily. Desk top does not lock in the “up” position and can fall back down.
Tests dexterity, visual acuity and patience. Keeps kids interested and entertained for several minutes at a time. Not impossible to solve.
Not durable enough to stand up to younger kids’ play. Frustration factor can be high for kids under age 7.
Pencil and tablet fit toddlers’ hands perfectly. Free draw and trace modes available. Teaches letters, numbers and shapes. Offers higher learning level with basic spelling exercises. Built tough enough to handle drops, spills and knocking around.
Tracing and drawing screen is low resolution, not backlit and small. Volume control is minimal, and music can only be turned on or off.
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