Toys // Learn with Thomas Alphaphonics Review & Giveaway

We are big fans of Thomas & Friends here at Make, Do & Push! HQ, and this is especially true of H-Bear, who will happily create (and re-create) stories with all of his Thomas trains! So you can imagine how excited he was when the Learn with Thomas Alphaphonics arrived for him to review.

The Learn with Thomas Alphaphonics is a fun, interactive toy that is suitable for children age 3 and over. The toy encourages children to explore the alphabet, phonics, early words and spellings with 7 different games. These games aid early letter and number recognition, listening and understanding, communication skills, memory and concentration skills.

The 7 different games are all educational and vary in difficulty levels. They can be selected by using the slider across the top of the toy.

Game One: ‘Press a letter button’

Children are encouraged to press one of the letter buttons to hear the sound and the word related to that letter. For example, pressing ‘Uu’ is accompanied by the sound of rain and then the sentence: “This is an umbrella”

Game Two: ‘Letter Names and Sounds’

Children are encouraged to press one of the letter buttons to hear the phonetical equivalent relayed to that letter. For example, pressing ‘Ss’ is accompanied by the sentence: “Letter S sounds like ‘ss’ as in ‘steam'”

Game Three: ‘Can you find?’

Children are encouraged to find the letter button associated with the sentence. For example: “Find the rails” and once the child has pressed the correct button, they are awarded with a ‘ding ding’ and cheer noise.

Game Four: ‘The First Letter’

Children are encouraged to find the letter button associated with the sentence. For example, “What is the first letter of the word ‘Victor’?”. Once the child has pressed the correct button, they are told the phonetic for that word and are awarded with a ‘ding ding’ and cheer noise.

Game Five: ‘Find the Phonic’

Children are encouraged to find the letter button associated with the sentence. For example, “Can you find the letter ‘k’ as in kite?” Once the child has pressed the correct button, they are told the phonetic for that word and are awarded with a ‘ding ding’ and cheer noise.

Game Six: ‘Copy me’

Children are encouraged to listen the sounds and ‘copy’ the game. This is quite tricky!

Game Seven: ‘Fun Sounds’

Children are encouraged to press any button and listen to the characters!

There are also three yellow buttons below the slider at the top of the toy:

  1. Pressing ‘ABC’ goes through the alphabet phonetically.
  2. The ‘music’ button plays a number of different songs from Thomas & Friends.
  3. The ‘repeat’ button repeats the question.

The toy is very loud when you first turn it on, so all parents will be happy to discover that the Alphaphonics has a volume control at the bottom of the toy.

To save batteries, the game switches itself off if it’s left idle for a couple of minutes, which is fantastic as H-Bear never turns toys off and I’m often driven mad by toys randomly making noises!

H-Bear (and Busby) adore the Learn with Thomas Alphaphonics toy and it has been a huge hit so far. I love how educational it is, and with a little boy who is desperate to learn his phonics so he can keep up with his sister, he has relished every moment playing. It’s also colourful and sturdy, and has survived a number of drops on the floor.

The Learn with Thomas Alphaphonics toy retails at £19.99 and is available to buy from a number of retailers. It would make a lovely present for any Thomas-loving preschooler.

Giveaway

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*Paid post written in collaboration with UK Mums TV. We were sent the above product for the purpose of this post. All views and opinions expressed in this post are my own.*

47 Comments

  1. Charlotte Cooper
    13th September 2018 / 12:05 pm

    Rosie is my favourite . Terrance for my partner . James for my son and Toby for my daughter:-)

  2. Ash R x
    13th September 2018 / 12:55 pm

    Thomas of course! 🙂 my sons favourite as well x

  3. 13th September 2018 / 4:25 pm

    My grandsons little cousin would adore this prize for Christmas.He loves Thomas the tank engine

  4. Catherine Gregory
    13th September 2018 / 8:00 pm

    My little boy loves Thomas best. The one show that makes him go into square eyes mode even at 11 months

  5. Marycarol
    13th September 2018 / 8:03 pm

    Has to be Thomas himself x

  6. Tracy Nixon
    13th September 2018 / 8:13 pm

    Emily is my fave charachter x

  7. Jo Bickley
    13th September 2018 / 8:54 pm

    Percy because he’s cheeky!

  8. Solange
    13th September 2018 / 9:39 pm

    Thomas is my favourite.

  9. CAROLYN HEYWORTH
    13th September 2018 / 10:10 pm

    MY GRANDSON LIKES JAMES THE BEST !

  10. Bob Clark
    13th September 2018 / 10:15 pm

    edward

  11. Dan Williams
    13th September 2018 / 10:54 pm

    I love Clarabel because that’s what my dog is called!

  12. Margaret GALLAGHER
    13th September 2018 / 11:20 pm

    Thomas – my nephew thinks he’s named after him

  13. Sean Eccles
    13th September 2018 / 11:33 pm

    Thomas is my sons

  14. Sarah Mackay
    13th September 2018 / 11:36 pm

    I love Edward.

  15. Colin Simon
    14th September 2018 / 12:08 am

    Mine and my boys favourite is Thomas

  16. Mary Lucking
    14th September 2018 / 7:45 am

    Thomas is my favourite

  17. michelle o'neill
    14th September 2018 / 8:31 am

    the fat controller x

  18. Steven S
    14th September 2018 / 8:41 am

    The Fat Controller – Looks like me apparently !. 🙂

  19. Steph
    14th September 2018 / 9:18 am

    James is the best!

  20. Scott McCubbin
    14th September 2018 / 11:13 am

    Has to be Diesel, he’s got a bit of previous.. hahaha

  21. Amy Bondoc
    14th September 2018 / 11:46 am

    My little boy loves Thomas best 🙂

  22. Jo Carroll
    14th September 2018 / 11:49 am

    The no.1 Blue Engine rules in our house 😉

  23. Ray Becker
    14th September 2018 / 12:29 pm

    13TH SEPTEMBER 2018 / 9:39 PM
    Thomas

  24. Caroline H
    14th September 2018 / 12:34 pm

    James – he makes me laugh!

  25. Alica
    14th September 2018 / 12:41 pm

    My 2 year old grandson loves Thomas! Thanks for the chance x

  26. nicola dean
    14th September 2018 / 5:04 pm

    Thomas

  27. Jade Hewlett
    15th September 2018 / 11:53 am

    James is the best character

  28. Rich Tyler
    15th September 2018 / 2:25 pm

    I think James, he is a right character

  29. Charlotte
    16th September 2018 / 12:35 am

    Percy

  30. Laura Banks
    16th September 2018 / 11:54 am

    diesel 10

  31. katrina walsh
    17th September 2018 / 1:11 am

    We all love James in our house

  32. Rhia
    17th September 2018 / 8:25 pm

    We like Toby and Percy, as they’re both kind!

  33. Rachael Dyke
    17th September 2018 / 10:11 pm

    My daughter is obsessed with Henriettea and Victor.
    We often have to tell her she is being a really useful engine!

  34. Kate M
    18th September 2018 / 10:59 am

    Toby, he makes us smile!

  35. Alison Johnson
    20th September 2018 / 7:25 pm

    James. Although I haven’t watched in a few years I always said he was like my son James, slightly naughty!

  36. 20th September 2018 / 9:06 pm

    We love James as Grandad’s name – James is our favourite x

  37. Kelly smith
    21st September 2018 / 4:08 pm

    Has to be Thomas! Thanks

  38. Susan Willshee
    21st September 2018 / 8:31 pm

    We like Bertie. Whenever Leo sees a bus in town he shouts ‘Bertie’!

  39. Kelly Knowles
    22nd September 2018 / 12:34 pm

    My little boy Peter love Thomas , or though ‘omas’ has he calls him!

  40. Kim Neville
    22nd September 2018 / 6:18 pm

    Thomas is our favourite

  41. Ro day
    23rd September 2018 / 9:15 am

    Diesel is our favourite character.

  42. Jenny Rogers
    23rd September 2018 / 3:37 pm

    Thomas is the favourite one.

  43. Angela Glynn
    23rd September 2018 / 8:22 pm

    Well I guess it should be Thomas, but I’m a fan of Percy!

  44. sara clarke
    23rd September 2018 / 8:59 pm

    thomas

  45. ellie spider
    23rd September 2018 / 11:00 pm

    Has to be number 1 himself, Thomas 🙂

  46. Jane Middleton
    23rd September 2018 / 11:25 pm

    Thomas is the favourite

  47. Tee Simpson
    23rd September 2018 / 11:39 pm

    Its James.

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