Comfy Easy PC

 
Special keyboard with software for toddlers.

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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this software lets toddlers play games on their parents' computers without the risk of deleting files or ruining keyboards. It can be played in 17 different languages.

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What's it about?

With COMFY EASY PC, parents can use their computer to create a dynamic learning environment for kids as young as 1 year without the risk of deleted files, ruined keyboards, and messed-up mice. The keyboard-type contraption plugs into your computer via a Universal Serial Bus (USB) connection, operating separately from the standard keyboard and mouse with its own software, titled \"First Steps.\" Once parents launch the software, the Comfy keyboard takes over. Toddlers prompt animations, songs, and rhymes on the screen by tapping keys on the Comfy keyboard.

The 20 keys aren't letters of the alphabet; rather, they are animal friends, colors, musical instruments, a cloud, the moon, and the sun. There is also an interactive spinning roll bar and a telephone receiver. Touching any key will cause a change on the screen: If a toddler touches the piano key, an animated piano plays music. Exiting the game requires parental help by hitting the \"Escape\" key on the standard keyboard.

Is it any good?

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Comfy Easy PC is a fabulous way to introduce toddlers to the concept of cause and effect. It provides an insulated computer environment filled with cute characters and bold graphics in which kids can learn motor, sensory, language, and thinking skills as they play. The software includes three levels of difficulty that roughly correspond to the ages of 1 to 3 years. With many of the activities, if kids repeatedly hit a key, the program rewards them with different animations.

The software can be played in 17 different languages. Parents can add to the system by purchasing additional software, including "Home Hunt," "Let's Imagine," and "New Friends" (each title sells for $20). Our toddler testers love this keyboard and ask to play with it every day.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the pictures on the keys and what's happening on the screen. Identify objects on the keys, and ask your toddler to pick out certain keys.

Game details

Platforms:Windows
Price:$79.99
Available online?Not available online
Developer:Comfy
Release date:May 25, 2005
Genre:Preschool
ESRB rating:EC for (Windows)

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Educator and Parent of a 2 year old Written bysabrinamoreira January 15, 2010
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It is perfect gift for your little one!

Parent of a 4 year old Written byifeanyifelix January 6, 2010
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it good i love very much
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Too much swearing
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Adult Written bywahoosigma April 9, 2008
age 0+
 

A great introduction to computers for toddlers

My son (2.5) loves this keyboard and the games. He feels so empowered and loves interacting with the characters. We have several of the titles -- Home Hunt, Let's Imagine, First Steps and he enjoys them all. He's bilingual so we enjoy playing the game in both English and French. The USB connector is totally easy for parents and overall, this is a great introduction for kids in language, screen interaction and computer play.

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