Introduces the alphabet, letter sounds and vocabulary.
Babies start to babble at an early age and this can be seen as the first signs of language. They are predisposed to pick up the sounds of the language that they hear around them. Adults can facilitate babies’ language development by playing with them, focussing on particular toys, reading books and naming everyday objects. The more babies are exposed to language the faster they will begin to pick up it up. There are social skills involved in language acquisition such as realising that it is necessary to wait until the other person has finished speaking. Babies begin to learn about conversational turn-taking from an early age; if a baby is babbling the adult waits for a pause and then talks to the baby. Babies learn to take turns even before they are using words. Social interaction is important for language development and turn-taking games are a fun and educational way for babies and young children to learn. Young children also need to practice their language skills. Toys that name alphabet letters and everyday words satisfy young children’s need for repetition and rehearsal when practicing words and sounds. For instance, young children can press a button repetitively to hear the same sound or word again. Babies and children learn a lot through repetition and pick up words rapidly in this way. Once children begin to read their vocabulary expands enormously.
Develops logic skills and strategic thinking through memory.
Babies become increasingly adept at solving problems as their motor skills become more finely tuned. Problem solving in infancy and childhood is about directing attention towards a goal and behaving in such a way as to achieve a successful outcome. For instance, a young infant who sees an adult hide a toy under a blanket will cease to look for it whereas an older infant will pull away the blanket to reveal the toy. These types of actions are the foundations of problem solving behaviour. Babies and children love games where they have to find a hidden object; they can have fun and at the same time increase their problem solving capabilities. Babies love to explore and experiment with the world. At the end of the first year infants are exploring the features of objects by handling and playing with them in new ways. For instance, when babies are trying to fit a block through a hole they will twist, turn and push it until it fits through the space. Babies are also expanding their problem solving skills by learning to look for objects in more than one place. Adults can help with the development of problem solving in young children by directing attention to the potential solution to a problem. As children grow they learn to direct their attention and plan their actions. Thinking about actions ahead of time and planning what do next is all part of problem solving. Playing games, whether it is on a computer or with another person can enhance problem solving skills.
Improve speed, fluency and expression when reading.
Young children often start to read before they are at school. Once children understand the connection between the marks on a printed/electronic page and spoken language they are able to move to another level of communication. They can then translate the units of print ‘graphemes’ to units of sound ‘phonemes’. The ability to detect and use phonemes in words is crucial for children in learning to make sense of words on page. Interactive reading, where the adult discusses the content of a storybook with a child helps with overall language and literacy development. Pointing out letter–sound connections, playing rhyming games, and reading rhyming poems and stories all help in early childhood literacy. ‘Playful’ reading helps children to isolate the sounds in words. Toys and games that use words and sounds can reinforce children’s letter- sound knowledge, awareness of the sounds of different letters, and reading comprehension. There is a difference between the development of reading and decoding skills and the development of comprehension skills. Children’s understanding of what they are reading is a crucial aspect of language development. Reciprocal activities where adults take turns with children in reading text help children’s decoding and comprehension skills to develop. Computer based reading activities are most effective when they are supported with the appropriate level of help from adults.
Listen to Peppa Pig tell three stories or use the three included books to read along
Use the light up plastic book in Peppa Pig’s hands to select a story, hear fun facts or listen to music
Press Peppa’s shoe with the magnifying glass to listen to her talk about her friends and favourite things
Press the shoe with the talk bubble on it to hear Peppa ask children questions about themselves and respond to their answers
Teaches reading, colours, music & vocabulary
Best for ages:
2 to 5 Years
Children can cuddle up with Peppa Pig and use the three included books to follow along as she narrates each story.
Children can cuddle up with Peppa Pig and use the three included books to follow along as she narrates each story. Press the six buttons on the light up book Peppa Pig is holding to select a story for her to read, hear fun facts or listen to music. Books include Peppa introducing her family and the things they like best, playing a rainbow colour game and discovering Peppa’s special talents. Press Peppa’s shoe with the magnifying glass on it and she will talk about her friends and favourite things. Press the shoe with the talk bubble on it and she will ask questions about themselves and respond to their answers.