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The best electronic activity tables

Our top picks of electronic activity tables

Top 5 electronic activity tables

Our favourite electronic activity tables around now

Why buy one?

An electronic activity table is a great developmental toy for toddlers and they’re also a great way to keep them occupied! They come with a variety of different activities to keep your child busy, including letter and number games, music, songs and sounds, with most having buttons and levers to help strengthen developing motor skills.

What to spend

They’re not cheap with prices starting around £30 and reaching around the £50-60 mark for larger tables with more complex features.

What to look for

If you’re buying for a younger baby whose not yet standing, a table with removable legs means it can be played with initially on the floor. You can also buy themed tables depending on your child’s age and needs, some concentrating on music, with others encouraging early letter and number recognition, and even some that teach words in different languages.

VTech Star Activity Table 250Star activity table, £29.99, VTech

With a steering wheel, pretend phone and several levers and buttons to press, there’s a lot to keep your baby occupied. The table is ideal for teaching your child numbers and the alphabet, and they’ll also have fun playing imaginative role-play games with all the interactive features.

Baby Einstein Discovering Music Activity Table 250Discovering music activity table, £46.99, Baby Einstein

This colourful table has a musical theme, with new numbers and colours introduced every time your baby taps the keys. There’s also a Musical Mode so your child can compose their very own tunes. It can be used before your child can stand too, as the table’s legs can be removed, so they can sit and play with it on the floor.

Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Around the Town Learning Table 250Laugh and learn around the town table, £34.99, Fisher Price

Suitable for babies from six months old, there are four different areas for them to discover, puppy’s home, the market, zoo and farm. There’s over 120 songs, phrases and tunes, plus nine flashing lights, and your child will start to learn about opposites, the alphabet, numbers, shapes, colours and even first French words!

Little Senses Lights and Sounds Activity Table 250Little Senses Light and Sounds activity table, £50, ELC

This table is packed with features for lively, sensory play including cogs and buttons to press to hear noises and flashing lights. Your child will enjoy putting the balls down the funnel and seeing where they end up, and there’s even a lever to pull to make the balls spin.

Bright Starts Activity Table 250Activity table, £29.99, Bright Starts

This well-priced activity table has activities in four different languages, English, French, Spanish and German. It has a jungle theme, with engaging characters that have surprising features – the toucan’s beak doubles up as piano keys for example. With both play and discovery modes there’s over 60 sounds and songs to engage little ones.

The best electronic activity tables