Review and Giveaway | Learn With Thomas

Disclosure - We were gifted the below items for the purpose of this post. All thoughts, opinions and photographs are our own.

Around this time of year I am always on the lookout for toy ideas for Christmas. Not just for little J but for my family and friends little ones. Since becoming an Early Years Practitioner I always seem to steer towards toys that have educational features but obviously keeping it fun for the little ones too. I really love the Learn with Thomas range from Trends, not only is it educational with lots of interactive fun, it's Thomas and Friends too which is a character we have loved for many years.

The learn with Thomas toys are designed for those 18 months up to 4 years old however little J enjoyed playing with these especially the smart tablet and he is 6. I think it depends on the age and stage of your child but if they are a Thomas fan they will love the range no matter what age.

Thomas and Friends Flip and Learn Phone

The Flip and Learn Phone is a great addition to role play with the kids. Flip the phone to open and reveal a very colourful keypad. The number buttons are red, yellow, green, blue and orange which is not only eye catching but great for colour and number recognition. Press a number and it will make a beeping dialling noise. Once you have dialled your number press the green phone button to ring Thomas. He will answer ' Hello 'I'm Thomas, the number 1 blue engine'. Press the red phone button to end the call.

Press the ? button on the phone and Thomas will ask you to ring someone by pressing a certain button. For example Thomas will say 'Shall we ring Emily? Press number 8. This gives the child the chance to find number 8 on the keypad. Again great for number recognition. Thomas will also ask you to find a certain colour button too.

Press * to begin lots of fun sounds and press # to activate the Thomas tune. There is even a camera button which makes it very realistic for the little ones.

Thomas and Friends Smart Tablet

Most children now know how to work an iPad or tablet so they will love the Thomas and Friends Smart Tablet as it has lots of interactive fun.

The Thomas tablet is really colourful and has lots to do and see. Switch the Thomas tablet on my pressing the large yellow button at the bottom of the tablet. Then you can choose what feature you would like to play with.

Press one of the circle 'places' buttons at the top of the pad to learn about places to visit. A great way for children to learn about different destinations.

The number and shape buttons are perfect to help with number and share recognition. Press the button once and it will tell you the number press again to hear the shape.

Move down to the letters that spell out T R A I N. Press a letter once to hear the phonetic pronunciation and press again to hear the name of the letter.

Press the characters to learn their names and if you press again you can hear more about the character.

Next you can learn colours by pressing the trains.

There is a Thomas button at the bottom of the tablet, you press this to activate the quiz. Thomas will ask you a question and you have to find the correct answer and press the button. Lots of fun for little ones and encourages listening and attention too.

I have teamed up with Trends UK to offer one lucky Playdays and Runways reader the chance to win their very own Thomas and Friends Smart Tablet.

All you need to do is complete the entry form below and pop back daily fo bonus chances to win.

Who would you give the Thomas and Friends Smart Tablet to if you won?

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Michelle

32 comments

  1. Phonetic pronounciation would be fantastic for my almost three year old. He would focus on this because it's Thomas!

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  2. I'd give it to my son as he is Thomas mad!

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  3. I’d give it to my son as a Christmas present, he’s Thomas mad and would love this!

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  4. Great review and giveaway thank you! Fingers crossed

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  5. I'd love that for my little family, cheers guys!

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  6. WHAT A GREAT GIVEAWAY THANK YOU IDEAL FOR MY NEPHEW

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  7. Perfect for my grand-daughter, Sophie

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  8. I have a nephew who is Thomas mad. This might be a bit young for him now but it looks great x

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  9. These look like lovely toys. Erin is a big Thomas fan.

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  10. My youngest is Thomas mad and would love this for christmas

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  11. What a lovely and useful toy. It would be great as a Christmas present.

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  12. What a lovely toy and educational too. Fabulous for Christmas.

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  13. I would give it to my nephew

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  14. I would give to my grandchild if i was lucky enough to win

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  15. Looks like a must for any Thomas fan - this is going to make a cracking Christmas present for all Thomas lovers!

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  16. These are great gift idea for little ones! Jack would have loved these when he was younger

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  17. Our ethab - what a joy - learning made fun

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  18. These look fab for learning and of course for any Thomas fans! Really fun x

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  19. How cute is this! It looks like such a great way to play and learn with Thomas. I love that even after all these years he is still a much loved character.

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  20. good review and fantastic prize, love to win thanks

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  21. My friends little boy would LOVE this, he is the perfect age for it and loves Thomas the tank engine

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  22. This will be a great present to many children. and it really has a cool feature! Kids would really enjoy this one because It's Thomas! :)

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  23. My son loved Thomas toys when he was little, these look fab for Thomas fans!

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  24. These sound like a fun way to learn. Though I have to confess I find the faces on the Thomas and friends engines a bit creepy. But don't tell my little Thomas fan that!

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  25. What a brilliant educational toy for the little ones. Perfect for giving as gifts too.

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  26. What a brilliant product for the little ones. Lovely to give as present too.

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  27. This is such a fun giveaway. My boys adored Thomas when they were younger.

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  28. I love toys that have educational benefits and are also fun for little ones. These look perfect for fans of Thomas.

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  29. Wow what an amazing giveaway. So many kids will love these I am sure x

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  30. Great review, perfect for my daughter Ava

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