People who know me reasonably well know I’m not a big fan of pushing pre-schoolers onto computers. That said, there is definitely a role for electronics when it comes to helping make learning fun. My best mate’s son has had a few electronic learning toys. The one that she swears is the best is the Leapfrog Leapster console. In fact, he’s now six and it is still a favourite toy. Normally this console is priced around the £35 to £40 mark. But over at HUKD, mum2littleangels has found one for just under £20.
The console is also on the M&S website for the same amount. However, at the time we checked it was sold out. This might be the case instore too, but at this price, it is well worth looking out for. The Leapster2 is suitable for children aged 4+. It comes with two pre-loaded games, and there are 15 other learning games available.