Deluxe Version – about $50-$60
Need Batteries? :
Yes 4 AA (not included)
This was another purchase for my youngest boy, Korey. My mom bought it for him when he was about 1 year old.
He is pretty advanced for his age but I must admit, he wasn’t ready for this one. This table is WONDERFUL! It has so many features, we discover more and more things every day!
We got the deluxe version. Mainly because at the time of purchase, we didn’t know that there was another version available.
This set has 2 play modes called Activity mode and Music Mode. The top of the table/desk has the complete alphabet written out with a little picture to go along with the letter.
Touchpoints on the top of the Table
- Use “Write It” mode to see how a letter is written
- Select “Find It” to search the alphabet board for specific letters
- Press “Discover It” to hear things about a chosen letter
- Get Help!
- Press each letter to hear the letter, hear it’ sound, and hear a word that starts with that letter.
- Use the telephone on the top left of the desk to:
- Hear the numbers 0-9
- Play the “Call a friend” game where you press the 3 numbers that the table calls out to hear a short phone call from a “friend”
- Press the numbers that are missing in the sequence called out by the desk
- Use the record player at the top right of the desk to hear the Alphabet Song along with 20+ additional familiar songs and melodies.
Whether you are in activity mode or music mode, the bright LCD screen shows pictures, letters, and numbers.
This desk comes with 3 additional activity sheets that can be easily connected to the table to more options to play with different themes.
*Additional sheets can be purchased to extend your child’s play options!
The Underside of the Desk and Stool
I love the fact that the underside of the table acts as storage for the activity sheets. There is also a chalkboard which has a clip at the top where you can attach pieces of paper for more arts and crafts fun. On the sides of the desk, you will find little shape cut outs where your child can store their writing utensils. (Korey got a small ball stuck in one of the holes on day 2!)
There is also a stool which is the PERFECT size for a child 2-4. My 6-year-old, Kaden, is pretty small and he can sit on it just fine but I tell him that it’s Korey’s space to sit.
Is it worth buying?
YES! I’d say this is an awesome table for any child over the age of 1. Even if they do not fully grasp the purpose of the table or if they press a new letter within 2 seconds of pressing the previous letter (like Korey did for MONTHS), having this toy around will help your child see the importance of the alphabet and numbers.
There were points when I considered putting the table up until Korey was ready for it but in those moments I realized how important it was to use this throughout Korey’s stages of readiness. A good start leads to a strong finish!
Now that Korey is almost 2 years old, he is repeating the letters after pressing a button, getting some of the “Find It” mode questions correct, attempting to write letters, and pressing the right numbers when using the “Call a Friend” Mode. All in all, I feel like the expansion packs will help this toy last for years to come!
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