*AD-gifted – We received these PAW Patrol Electronic Learning Toys in exchange for this post.
The girls are huge PAW Patrol fans and have been for a few years now. Little Dottie is learning to count and L has been learning her letters and phonics in reception. We were kindly gifted these PAW Patrol Electronic Learning Toys to share our thoughts, and whether they are useful for preschool learning, so around the 2-4 years age bracket. Let’s start with Count with Marshall.
PAW Patrol Count with Marshall
Marshall will encourage your child to count alongside him. He comes with 10 interactive play coins, which I may add are a great size for small hands to manage. Help to develop counting skills and number recognition. On each coin is a number, in a different colour, and has the number of objects on it as a picture. So coin number 10 is black with Tracker on it and 10 paw prints.
Marshall will speak to you and ask to identify a coin, this can be by it’s number, colour or the objects on it. When the correct coin is found, you can insert it into the front of his fire truck. What I really love about Count with Marshall is that he is smart and knows which coin has been inserted and he will react accordingly.
There is a switch on the back of the fire truck so you can choose between counting or colour recognition and object games. There is also a volume control switch. He will automatically switch off after 45 seconds without output to preserve battery life. Press any button again to reactivate him.
You can retrieve the coins by lifting down the flap at the back of Marshall and they will tumble out. There is a small hole in the flap which is easy for small fingers to pull the flap down. To make play easier you can leave the compartment door open on the back. They will burst out anyway if it fills up with too many coins!
As well as the learning numbers 1-10 and colours, other learning skills include listening, following instructions and sequences.
PAW Patrol Count with Marshall is a fantastic little game and one my girls are thoroughly enjoying. I’m sure Little Dottie will be counting in no time to 10!
Requires 3 AAA batteries which are included.
PAW Patrol Count with Marshall is available to buy from Argos.
PAW Patrol Ryder’s Alphabet Tablet
L love to call Ryder’s Alphabet Tablet the pup pad like the show! She is learning letter recognition and phonics at the moment, the alphabet tablet is perfect as an additional resource for this. As a first tablet it encourages your child to have fun with their favourite TV show characters. All the characters plus words and objects from the show each have their own button on the tablet.
Ryder lights up on the pad as he talks. He can ask for a letter to be found, an object or even to identify the first letter of a particular word. This is fantastic for early word recognition as they are learning to read. Plus listening, understanding, and responding to questions skills. Which a lot of 2-4 year olds need practice in! Ryder will tell you if you are wrong and ask you to try again! Ryder’s Alphabet Tablet is perfect for helping to build those essential communication skills and hand-eye coordination. It helps them to focus and concentrate on what they are looking at.
The screen is touch-sensitive and easy for a young child to use. You don’t have to press overly hard on the buttons. There is a volume control button and the volume will go up to a pretty loud level! You will need to turn the tablet on by the button on the side of the control panel and it will automatically switch off after 1 minute of inactivity.
I like the grippy blue rubber covering over the edge of the tablet. Makes it easy for little hands to hold and protect the edges. Overall the tablet is fun and easy to use. Will keep your child occupied, and the will be learning at the same time. For a price of less than £20, you honestly couldn’t go wrong buying it as a gift.
Requires 3 AAA batteries which although says they are included, when we opened up the battery cover, they were not.
PAW Patrol Ryder’s Alphabet Tablet is available to buy from Argos
Also in the PAW Patrol Electronic Learning Toys collection is the PAW Patrol Smart Phone available to buy from Very. You can call Ryder and the Pups to learn about colours, numbers and much more. There are four activities to explore, call up 10 different characters and say “Hi”. Lots of interactive fun developing memory, concentration and communication.
You can check out more of our toy reviews here.
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