What is it
This Smart First tablet helps children learn whilst having fun with Thomas and his friends. The colourful and interactive tablet features a touch sensitive screen that is easy for little fingers to navigate. Featuring six fun and educational activities and games to encourage learning about letters, numbers, colours as well as Thomas & Friends characters and locations.
With a sturdy, solid design, the Interactive First Tablet is ideal for preschool children.
Thomas & Friends Smart Tablet – UK TV commercial
What our team of testers said
"I found the number five!" - Girl aged 3
"I like Emily the best." - Girl aged 4
- Develops number and letter recognition
- Encourages listening and attention
- Promotes colour and shape recognition
What our experts think
The Thomas and friends smart tablet was a big hit with our little testers; it is a great way for children to learn their numbers, letters, colours and shapes in a fun and engaging way. This is ideal leading up to and alongside pre-school, as it builds upon early numeracy and literacy skills, as well as spatial awareness and logic, key for activities related to the curriculum. It also promotes important skills in listening and attention, which aids school learning as well as communication and social development. The children loved the graphics and the noises it made (and the adults loved the fact that it could be switched off to save the batteries and their sanity!)
The instructions were clear and the children were able to work the device on their own but our testers found it had more educational value when used with some adult input, which is ideal for parent engagement and provides opportunities for challenging and progressing your child’s learning. Due to the size of the product it is easily transportable making it a great toy for little hands and to take out and about.
- RRP: £17.99
- Brands: Trends UK
- Battery Operated
- Toy Types: Electronic & app toys
- Types of skills developed: Cognitive
Colour, shape and pattern recognition
Listening and attention
Logic, strategy & problem solving
Personal, social & emotional development
Speech, language and communication skills