Friday, October 26, 2007

Review of Comfy Easy PC


I never could imagine that a 2-year-old would have a need for using the computer. But that was certainly before I had 4 kids, all clamoring for me to finish my work for the day so that they could "use the 'puter, Momma, PLEASE!" And while my older kids have gotten the hang of browsing parent-approved educational sites and using CD-ROM's as a change of pace from their normal Home Education curriculums, my 2-year-old gets so frustrated when he tries to do anything with the computer!

So imagine my amazement when we test drove the Easy PC by Comfy for the first time. With a very quick set up (just install the CD and plug the keyboard into an available USB port), my little guy was using the computer on his own! At first I couldn't quite understand the allure. Used on the the easiest setting, it was a combination of colors, sounds, and visual rewards for every time Matthias pushed a button. But after awhile, he settled deep into my pleather office chair for some serious computer time! We tried again on the second setting, and words accompanied the colors, shapes, weather patterns, and telephone calls to friends (yes a toy phone is included!) While there weren't exactly any traditional "games" to play on the easier settings, there was definitely something going on. Matthias would repeat everything he heard, and soon he was really connecting things! (And I have to mention that the PC shows great promise to engaging children in the 3 C's: Curiosity, Challenge, and Confidence. Read more about the 3 C's HERE.) His favorite word is now "flute," and he says it all the time!

We also had the opportunity to try another program for the Easy PC with my older son. At 4 years old, he was already using the computer regularly, with little assistance. But I would often times find that he had accidentally closed out a program, moved my desktop icons, or had trouble with the mouse. The Animal World software was a perfect fit for my son! A variety of worlds (Earth, Water, Forst and Snow) provide wonder and learning through puzzles, music, stories, and games! A special overlay for the keyboard made the new game compatible with our existing Easy PC keyboard, and the game installed just as easily as the original! I let him use the Easy PC with no worry of harmful changes to my computer system.

Now we have another child begging to use the computer. And while this could annoy me, I am thrilled that they all want to learn in such an exciting way! The Comfy Easy PC is designed for children ages 1-5, and the useful software finder tool can help you to get started! Want to try before you buy? Visit their interactive demo to see the Easy PC through the eyes of your child!

This award-winning product is available online at the Comfy website and other online retailers!

Wanna win one? One lucky Lille Punkin' Reader will get their very own Easy PC from Comfy! Just visit this link at the Comfy website, and tell us in the comments below: What age child you would like to win this for, and what software would be appropriate for them based on the handy developmental chart! You have two weeks to enter, and we will pick one lucky reader to receive the prize on November 9th! Giveaway is subject to our giveaway rules HERE.

91 comments :

Christine said...

I would love to win this for my little Ben. He would love this and the First Steps program would be perfect!

Jason and Caryn said...

I want this for my munchkin Joshua (he is still a baby but I think the 1-3 would be ideal because they grow up quickly). First
Steps would be the program for him since he would just be starting to learn.

brandy w said...

i would like to win this for my two year old McKenzie. i think the ages 1-3advanced would be perfect for her.
bwalleshauser@yahoo.com

Amanda said...

I'd love it for my 2 year old so the 1-3
Advanced

and my almost 5 year old would love this too 3-5
Advanced

Laura @ Laura Williams' Musings said...

I'd love to win this for my littleest ones... they are 1, 2, and 3 (seriously!) then Ihave a 5 year old too (as well as 3 other children). the 1-3 Advanced
and 3-5 Advanced would be great!


Count me in please.

I blogged ya: http://laurawilliamsmusings.blogspot.com/2007/10/saturday-edition-of-contests-galore_27.html

Andrea said...

I would love it for my 1 year old and I think I would have to go with the My Home one.

Lesha said...

Great contest! I'd love to win this for my son. Here's my link.

kailani said...

My little one is almost 2 and the First Steps program sound perfect!

Donna said...

My almost 4 and almost 5 year old would love the Comfy Online (3-5 Advanced).

Amy A said...

My 3 year old would like the Animal World software. Thanks for the chance to win!
amyjohnallen at bellsouth dot net

Jill said...

My son just turned two, and he would greatly enjoy Let's Imagine.

zeitersouth said...

This would be great for my 2 year old. He would be in the 1-3 advanced group and the Christmas in Comfyland looks like something he would enjoy!

Jackie said...

My two girls would love this age 21/2 and 19 months

Julie said...

Would love this for Josh; who is 3 1/2 and I think the 3-5 would be great for him

PS said...

My son is 2 and I think he would LOVE Birthday Party!
Patricia(dot)Sikora(at)gmail(dot)com

Katie said...

My 2 1/2 year-old would use "First Steps", but I think he would really like "Joy of Music" now too.

Jen said...

I would love to win this for my daughter who will be turning 2 in December.

Drew's Mommy said...

My son has recently discovered mommy's computer and it would be so great for him to have his own. He turns 2 on November 5th so I'm thinking the Ages 1-3 Software would be the best for him. I especially like the "Let's Imagine" one as we are trying to learn shapes and animals!

TheAngelForever said...

My four year old son would love this. I think he would do very well with the 3-5 Time Travel program.

TheAngelForever
www.theangelforever.com

Megan Jorgensen said...

My son would love this! Maybe it would get him off our keyboard! He's 15 months, so First Steps would be perfect!

Mama Zen said...

I would love the Animal World for my four year old daughter!

Becca said...

World of Colors or Birthday Party would be perfect for my nephew's third birthday in January!

kim said...

I have a 2 year old daughter but I'll opt for Animal World in the 3-5 age group (she fits in that category for My Child Can...). Thanks for the chance to win!

Becky said...

My son is 3 so world of colors and joy of music would probably be good for him.

angbrimwil said...

I have a 3 1/2 year old that I have to fight for the computer with already. I would love this, just so she can have her own computer and I can have mine. She would love the Joy of Music - she is constantly singing.. how perfect.

JewelsHud said...

This would be so great for my little 2 y/o guy - he loves to learn and sing. I think the 1-3 advanced would be perfect!! Great giveaway!

Cathy said...

My 2-y-o son would love "My Home" in the 1-3 Intermediate category.

Kyra said...

My son would be in the 1-3 year beginner group, so I'd probably go with "First Steps" to get him started. Hope I win!

Bethany said...

My daughter is 14 months old and First Steps would be best for her right now. She would reall enjoy this product.

Kena said...

My youngest just turned one and I think she would like the FIrst Steps software. My oldest is 2 1/2 and would like the Animal World software. THanks f!or the fun contest

jenavidez said...

1-3 advanced for my almost 2 year old girl...thanks!!!!

ksrutledge said...

I would love to win this for my two year old little girl (and later for her 1 year old brother!). I think the 1-3 Advanced software would be perfect!

Cindy said...

I love this. It would be great for my 2 year old. I think the 3-5 beginner would be best for her.

Kristina said...

My daughter LOVES my computer (woe is me!), so this would be perfect. She is 2 and the Intermediate program would be best for her.

mhnice said...

our son is 9 months so the First Steps title would be great!!

Veronica said...

I have 2 year old twins, and believe they would enjoy the Joy of Music.

ronky @ insightbb dot com

Katie said...

Please enter me! I have a 3 year old and 5 year old, and I think we would need comfy online! Thanks so much!

lgunberg said...

My 3-year-old would LOVE the Comfy Online (3-5 Advanced)!

Jessica said...

I have a three year old and an 18 mo. old, and I think they'd both like the Birthday Party software.

Laura said...

the 1-3 Advanced for my 3 month old. Well he would grow into it.

ltellev@ yahoo dot com

Alexia said...

My son, Noah, is 18m and he is already in love with the computer. I think he would like the First Steps program!

angelaandconnor@gmail.com said...

1-3 Beginners would be great for us with first steps. :)

kathyz said...

My triplets would love this..they are 16mths...so First Steps
will be perfect!!

hope I win...and many thanks!

asummerbeachbum1@aol.com said...

My son is 15 months old and LOVES the computer keyboard! I think the 1-3 Intermediate would be perfect for him. My Home...although First Steps would probably be a good choice too, eventhough it's in the Beginner section.

Hannah said...

My daughter and son would love this!!

Sabrina K. said...

My 3 year old would be using Animal World, Time Travel, and My Neighborhood if she had this, and my son, who is 16 months old would probably be using My Home and Let's Imagine.

Julie said...

so cool! I would love to win this!

Marcia said...

My daughter Victoria LOVES to learn. The Let's Imagine software would be great for her!

Shannon said...

Hey my son would use the First Steps, thanks!!

Rachel said...

My son is almost to the 1-3 Intermediate stage - it would be great for him! What a cool giveaway!

Anonymous said...

My daughter would be perfect for the 1-3 Intermediate or Advance. Thanks for including me!
yvonnewong125@yahoo.com

Allanna said...

My twins (nearly 2) would love this.

I think that the 1-3 Advanced would be nice for them to get ... the Birthday Party would be preferred. And it might encourage them to speak more clearly. ^_^

lace said...

according to the chart the 3 year old would be at the 3-5 advanced but I really think she is only on the verge of that skill.

She would be better suited to the 3-5 intermediate.

software: animal world or my neighborhood.

She uses the computer quite a bit to play games on the Peep and the Wide World website.

Qtpies7 said...

I would like to win it for my almost 4yo and she would do great with the 3-5 yo intermediate software choices, like Animal World.

Hind's Feet said...

I have an almost 6 year old niece. She has some developmental issues due to autism and this would be perfect for her! According to the chart I am guessing ages 1-3 Intermediate or Advanced.
Thanks, Kim

Audra said...

Wow - this looks awesome. I'd love to win this for my Jake (4) and his sister (20 months). For Jake, World of Colors and Joy of Music are recommended. :)

Thanks for the chance to win.

Audra
writetome (at) thesilvas (dot) com

Victoria said...

My 1 1/2 year-old would love this. The My Home program sounds good.

Lou said...

My son Logan is 2 and he would love this! I'd choose the First Steps program for him.

LindaW said...

Let's Imagine or My Home would be great for my little 17 month old. He's always wanting to "play" with Mama's computer -- especailly that big blue glowing button (on/off) at the bottom... It would be great if he had his own to play with. :)

DiSailsToo said...

With seven grandchildren between the ages of 9 and 2 - this would be PERFECT for the little ones. The 3-5 Advanced would be just the ticket I think!

jpwillett said...

I wold love to win this for my 2 year old Ava. She can have an entire conversation and knows her colors, so I would say she would enjoy the 3-5 Beginner Joy of Music.

Wendy said...

My son is turning two this month and I'd love to give him one of these! I believe the My Home or Let's Imagine ones would be right for him. Thanks!

Sarah said...

I would love to win this for Caleb. He is almost 2 1/2...and I would say he is in the 1-3 advance or 3-5 beginner. What a great give away! Thank you!

Abingdon Moms said...

This would be awesome for my son! He loves computers and would really benefit from being able to use one geared towards him. He would like the Advanced (Age 1-3) Birthday Party. Thanks!

JC said...

This easy pc would be great for my kids.

Kerry said...

My son is 2 and the 1-3 advanced would be perfect! Thanks.

Not said...

I would love to win this for my 3 year old step-son!

Lisa said...

I would love this for my daughter this Christmas...very cute !!

Butterfly Kisses said...

My Son would love this and the My Home or Let's Imagine, would be great for him.

Charlana said...

My son is 3 1/2 and LOVES to play on the computer. He would enjoy any of the 3-5 Intermediate titles (Animal World, Time Travel or My Neighborhood).

Dawn said...

I would love this for my 3 boys, beginning with my oldest. Camden is 4 and the intermediate/advanced programs would be terrific for him!!!

Doreen said...

First Steps sounds great!!

Meldrims said...

I would love this for my 3.5yr old. 3-5 Advanced with Comfy Online would be great!

Amelia Loomis said...

I would absolutely love this for my boys. alex my 4 yr. (today) would get a lot of use out of it before letting his younger brother even touch it.

TheSauris said...

It sounds like our 2 year old would be in the 1-3 advanced or even intermediate range. Seems like something she'd love to try.

Amber Sell said...

My daughter is 2 and would love learning with the "Let's Imagine" program. What a great set of learning software!

Kirstie said...

My Aidan is 15mos old so we'd start with the "First Steps" but he may show some interest in the "My Home" software because he's starting to sort objects.

Deb - Mom of 3 Girls said...

I think the Let's Imagine program would be perfect for my Becca - she's 21 months old and would love this!

Nissa H. said...

My daughter Melodie is 22 months, and I think 'My home' would be the software for her to start with.

Anonymous said...

I would like the 1-3 Beginners and the title First Steps
jessica
mom2maria at yahoo dot com

Chrissy said...

That is amazing. My 2 year old Billy would have a ball with this. I think "My Home" would be perfect for him to learn with.

Thanks for this wonderful opportunity.

Michelle said...

My daughter just turned 2 in August and I think she would love this, espically the "my home" title from the 1-3 intermedate catagory. Please consider us!

labbiegirl said...

This is a wonderful educational toy! My boys would love it!

AhmaT said...

My grandson would love to play with this when he visits my house. He would enjoy the 3-5 Advanced! Thanks.

Laura said...

I would love this for my 2 year old Lila. Based on the chart, she would do very well with the 1-3 advanced. Thanks!

Laura said...

I would love this for my 2 year old Lila. Based on the chart, she would do well with the 1-3 advanced. healngpwr@aol.com Thanks!

Lynne said...

My son is 2 1/2 and loves the computer already! He would love Birthday Party. Thanks for the chance to win!
(hamil7@comcast.net)

Candes said...

Natalie is 4. And this software would be perfect.

Animal World
Time Travel
My Neighborhood

Michele said...

My daughter is 2. She would love Animal World and anything in 3-5 Intermediate.

Sheritop said...

I have 4 little granddaughters ages 6 months to 5 years. What an asset this would be at "Mammaw's House"!!

Anderson said...

My son Nolan is 2.5 and would LOVE this! He would benefit from Christmas in Comfyland or Let's Imagine. We've been looking for a toddler friendly computer and this would be great for Christmas!

 
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