Because my husband and I use computers in our work, and we both work from home, our kids are very interested in having their own computer, or at least using one of ours. Of course, at 7 and 3, they don’t have their own computers and while they both get some limited access to games on my computer, mostly they are stuck pretending to have their own computers.
Well my 3 year old doesn’t have to pretend anymore!
She now has the Chuggington Traintastic Laptop from VTech.
About the Chuggington Traintastic Laptop:
Vtech Chuggington Laptop. Calling all chuggers! Put your wheels to the rails and chug your way through games that teach letters, numbers, words, counting, and more on the Chuggington Traintastic Laptop from VTech. Children ages 3 and older will have fun with their favorite characters from Chuggington as they choose from 40 learning activities. Your child can play as one of their favorite trainees in Adventure Mode, where they’ll earn badges for proving their skills. Or if your child wishes, they can also play in Exploration Mode where they can learn about letters and numbers at their own pace. With the Chuggington Traintastic Laptop, your child can be a trainee, too!
The Vtech Chuggington Laptop features:
- 40 learning activities that teach letters, alphabetical order, letter case, words, numbers, number order, counting, shapes, memory, matching, and more
- Choose from 5 modes: Letters, Numbers, Logic & Games, Exploration Mode, and Adventure
- Exploration Mode gives kids the freedom to learn as they explore the letters and numbers
- Adventure Mode allows kids to play the game as one of their favorite characters
- Features the favorite Chuggington characters including the trainees Wilson, Brewster, and Koko
For ages 3 and up.
Retail price: $29.99
Where to buy: Exclusive to Toys R Us
This is such a great laptop, there are so many activities! A number of different modes, different games, and different learning activities will provide hours of fun. In fact, my daughter hasn’t put it down for over an hour and a half since I first gave it to her. She’s a big fan of Chuggington and she is truly enamored with the idea that she has her own computer.
I took a video of her using it for the first time. It’s probably a little long but it will give you an idea of all the activities it has, what it sounds like and how much learning and entertainment value it can provide.
This toy really seems like it will provide a lot of opportunity for learning and fun for her, and from a parent’s perspective I love that it has a volume control with more than just a high and low setting, and that even the high setting doesn’t seem like it is too loud for little ears like some electronic toys can be. It also seems durable and has already withstood a “possession disagreement” between my daughter and my niece.
Oh and I asked my daughter what she thought. And instead of saying anything she just looked at me and grinned…I think she likes it.
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