Monday, 10 August 2015

#WIN Peblitown review and Giveaway

Have you heard of Peblitown from Toys Alive?  To be honest I had not heard of it before being asked to review it. All I was told was that it uses an app on your tablet to interact with real toy pieces for interactive play. My girls love playing with the I-Pad and with the summer holidays and the inevitable rainy days it was a no-brainer to put it to the test.


Pebli Town consists of 4 character pieces, a board, with a slot in piece to make it "town" like, a tablet stand and four plastic town location pieces. It comes in a large colourful box and is aimed at children aged 3 and above.
 
 
When the box came the girls argued over it. Thankfully it is for 1-4 players so this saved arguments. The first step we needed to do was insert two AA batteries into the board and download the app. This was free on the apple store. Whilst it downloaded there was spot the difference games the girls could play.  
 
Once it was set up it talked the girls through the characters and the towns getting them to place the people in the right locations.
 
 
After the initial set up I let them explore at their own pace. They knew what they needed to do and needed no help from me. Nor did they want me playing with them. I will be honest I then used that time to get some household jobs done. They shared it well, and S was joining in despite her bossy sister wanting to hog it by taking two characters each.
 

 
Pebli Town comes with 4 game modes; Story Teller, Games, Story Creator and Video Room. The board uses hot spot technology, which means that any actions on the board are translated to the tablet. 99% of all game... play is done on the board with the physical characters, so children don’t have to directly interact with the tablet. This makes it great for parents that don't want children playing on computers all day. The tablet uses Bluetooth to communicate with the board so there is no cables that can be pulled.
 
Story teller mode allows children's to discover new and exciting adventures by choosing the path the characters take in educational stories. There is four stories with 22 different endings. This had a few arguments from my girls as each girl wanted to choose a different option, but thoroughly enjoyed it.
 
Game mode is the mode J enjoyed the most enjoying hours of game play testing problem solving and comprehension skills. There is four games with 25 levels each.

Create mode says exactly what it is. The children can create their own stories by recording voices adding special effects and direct the story. They can then watch their creations back in the Pebli cinema.


Video mode is another of J's favourite. This is where they can access 200 pre approved child friendly entertaining but educational videos each relating to the characters of a Pebli Town character. I.e. Poppy the painter has art attack videos which we have watched LOTS!
 
I love this toy as much as the girls do. They are learning without even knowing they are through play. They are gaining hand eye co-ordination focus and attention along with developing fine motor skills, creativity imagination  and problem solving.

It has well and truly been put to the test and I am ashamed to say they have tested it between 5-6 hours so far and still have not tired of it.
 
I would say it is ideal for children aged between 3-7years. The Pebli Town set retails at £59.99 (The tablet is not included in the set.)  and can be purchased here. I would say it is worth the money, and I know my girls will get the moneys worth from the hours of educational and interactive game play they will have from it. 
 
 
Mookie toys have teamed up with myself to offer one of my lucky readers the chance to win a Pebli Town for themselves. All you need to do is complete as many entries below as you would like, to be in with a chance of winning. The winner will then be selected randomly. Giveaway ends on 31st August 11.59pm GMT.
 
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72 comments:

  1. This toy looks brilliant for developing problem solving skills and creativeity. Wish I was that age to play with it!

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  3. I think the create mode would be a favourite

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  4. This looks like a great toy to keep the little ones busy. I need this.

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  5. This looks fantastic, Summer would love this x

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  6. What a lovely review thank you! I think my daughter would enjoy the Story teller mode. x

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  7. Fantastic review. I'd love this for my nephew xx

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  8. I think he'd love the Create Mode the best!

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  9. the Create Mode would be great!

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  10. I think Storyteller for my little grandson.

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  11. Create mode would be a hit with my daughter

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  12. I think my girls would like the create mode

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  13. she would love the story teller mode x

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  14. I think Game Mode would be a big hit :)

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  15. I think they would like story mode

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  16. My children would enjoy either the Story Teller mode or Create mode

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  17. My daughter Daphne would love the video mode at the moment but I'm pretty sure she would make good use of all the modes x

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  18. I think the create world would give hours and hours of pleasure and imaginative creativity xxxx

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  19. christine shelley23 August 2015 at 15:31

    Storyteller mode would brilliant

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  20. Storyteller mode as my grandson loves telling stories

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  21. my son would love the interactive games :)

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  22. Story teller mode

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  23. Story teller mode for finley and create mode for carson!
    Great review by the way. Glad I came across it x

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  24. Story teller mode for finley and create mode for carson!
    Great review by the way. Glad I came across it x

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  25. Story teller mode as my grandaughter loves telling her stories x

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  26. I think that my son would like the game mode

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  27. I think my son would enjoy the create mode!

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  28. My son would love the story teller mode

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  29. I think Create Mode would be my daughters favourite : )

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  30. My son would enjoy the story teller mode

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  31. My little one would love Video Room

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  32. My son would enjoy the story teller mode x

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  33. my son would like game mode thanks

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  34. Probally the storyteller mode x

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  35. my daughter would love the create mode

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  36. I think they would enjoy Storyteller Mode x

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  37. Create mode sounds like an extension to al the shows they put on

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  38. Story teller mode looks good think my son would love it

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  39. My daughter would love the create mode

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  40. I think they would love all of the modes but storyteller most :)

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  41. I think my youngest would love the storytelling mode :)

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  42. I think Story Teller mode would go down well with my little one

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  43. I think my grandson would choose the game mode.

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  44. I think my children would love the storyteller mode

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  45. Millie and Myles would love to have to play this.

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  46. My son would enjoy the Create mode

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  47. my daughter would love the create mode

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  48. i think game mode would be popular

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  49. Storyteller mode sounds fab for little ones

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  50. I think story mode would suit Ethan now but I'm sure he could give game mode a run for it's money too x

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  51. Story Teller mode would be great please

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