I was recently contacted by the lovely people at KD UK to see if the boys would like to review their Noddy WhoWhatWhere Tablet and Paw Patrol Learning Blazon.
Noddy WhoWhatWhere Tablet £14.95
The Noddy WhoWhatWhere Tablet is brand new to the market, having only launched last month, and is an exact replica of the tablet that features in each episode of the new TV series Noddy, Toyland Detective.
Created by Enid Blyton in 1949, Noddy is one of the most beloved UK children’s characters and the new series reimagines Noddy in the new role of investigator; exploring mysteries and searching for clues in Toyland while encouraging viewers to explore and make discoveries in their own world. Using his trusty tablet, Noddy sets out to answer the big questions of who, what, when, where, why and how every time he opens a new case.
Riley and Harry are fond of Noddy and regularly watch the show, so they’re loving the fact they can now play detective with their very own WhoWhatWhere tablet. Especially as it really is an exact replica of the one Noddy uses himself.
The tablet is a similar size to an iPad mini and has thick sides/handles that make it easy for little fingers to grip and hold on to. It is activated by the press of any button and uses the voice of Noddy to guide children through the different games.
There are two ways of using the WhoWhatWhere Tablet:
- You can press any button to hear more about it, for instance, if you press one of the instruments, it will tell you what it is and play the sound it makes.
- You can press the Noddy button in the top left corner to activate one of the games. He’ll ask a simple question like: ‘find a red instrument’ or ‘can you find the first letter of the word elephant?’ The question can be repeated by pressing the Noddy button again.
I love the fact that as the boys help Noddy complete his “missions”, they are having fun whilst learning about numbers, colours, letters, instruments, shapes and more. The tablet also helps with developing important skills such as hand-eye coordination, sound recognition, observation skills and imaginative play.
It’s a great little tablet, which is really easy for children to navigate and uses bright, vibrant colours to keep them interested and engaged.
The WhoWhatWhere Tablet is suitable for children aged 18months – 5 years and I’d say that age bracket is just about right, although I do feel that children aged 4/5 years would find the questions repetitive and boring after a while because they are pretty simple and straight forward. Riley is 5 in November and wasn’t interested in the tablet at all after one go, whereas Harry who is 3 plays with it all of the time and finds the questions stimulating and fun. I guess it all depends on your child’s level of learning and development.
My only niggle with this product is that there is no on/off switch and the tablet has a habit of turning itself on if it comes in contact with something else in the toy box. There’s also no volume control.
- Replica of the WhoWhatWhere Tablet Noddy uses in the TV series.
- Suitable for children aged 18months – 5 years.
- Teaches numbers, colours, letters, instruments, shapes and more.
- Helps with developing hand-eye coordination, sound recognition, observation skills and imaginative play.
- Requires 2 x AA batteries (included).
Noddy’s WhoWhatWhere tablet has a RRP of £14.95 and is available to purchase from Tesco.
Paw Patrol Learning Blazon £19.99
If you have a pre-schooler in your home then you will have no doubt heard of Paw Patrol.
If you haven’t, the show revolves around a group of six rescue dogs, led by a tech-savvy boy named Ryder. The heroic pups, who believe “no job it too big, no pup is too small,” work together to protect the community. All of the animals have special skills, gadgets and vehicles that help them on their rescue missions.
The Paw Patrol Learning Blazon is in the shape of the infamous Paw Patrol blazon – making it instantly recognisable to Paw Patrol fans – and the yellow control buttons are in the shape of a paw print, which is a really sweet touch.
There are 3 game play modes to choose from, all of which can be activated by pressing on the yellow paw:
- Learning Mode – Children discover shapes, numbers, colours and fun facts about the pups by pressing on the corresponding keys.
- Quiz Mode – Children are challenged by Ryder to see just how well they know the show, but are also expected to answer questions that improve their learning skills.
- Sequence Mode – Children are invited to play a game of ‘follow me” where they need to watch the lights and remember the order they go in, so that they can repeat the sequence themselves. This is a great game to play alone or with friends.
The Paw Patrol Learning Blazon has been a HUGE hit with both boys, but Riley in particular. He is obsessed with the show and familiar with all of the characters so this has proved to be a useful learning tool for us. I wrote in this post about how we’d been asked by Riley’s new teacher to focus on improving his concentration and listening skills over the summer holidays and this educational learning aid has been brilliant in helping us to do that. The sequence mode requires a lot of focus so he knows that he really needs to pay attention in order to be able to repeat the sequence himself.
As well as teaching numbers, shapes etc. the Paw Patrol Learning Blazon also helps with developing logic skills, memory, fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination and role play.
It also features beautiful lights, which allow it to be used in the dark. I often find the boys hiding in their tepee tent or snuggled in a makeshift den playing with the blazon.
- Features 3 game play modes – learning, quiz and sequence.
- Teaches shapes, numbers, colours and fun facts about the Paw Patrol pups.
- Develops logic skills, memory, fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination and role play.
- Suitable for children aged 3years+
- Features lights and sounds
- Requires 3 x AAA batteries (not included)
The Paw Patrol Learning Blazon has a RRP of £19.99 and is available to purchase from Argos.