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Holiday Gift Guide | VTech InnoTab Review

My four, five and six year old children are officially more tech savvy than their mother as they play and learn with their new Vtech® InnoTab! This innovative tablet was designed so that children ages 4-9 can experience a wide variety of learning apps that will promote creativity, reading skills, music appreciation and so much more.

The VTech® InnoTab™ engaged my children immediately because it is ready to use straight out of the box with a series of fun, entertaining pre-loaded apps that includes animated e-books, motion games, creative activities, music player, photo viewer and a video player. My six year old son and five year old daughter are both learning to read and love the interactive E-Reader function. The e-books really “come to life” through bold graphics, sound and animation. I appreciate the educational value too as each book helps reinforce and fosters a love for reading as it is building vocabulary, phonics and reading comprehension skills. If there is a particular word that they are not familiar with they can touch the word to hear it pronounced and they like to explore the dictionary that is included with each story too.

My four and five year old children especially enjoy playing with all of the motion sensor learning games. While I am still trying to figure out how to use my husband’s new touch pad phone, my children immediately grasped the concept by using the VTech® InnoTab™. While playing the games, they can turn, tilt and change the direction of the tablet to change the onscreen image. I value the concept of learning through fun and games and this is a perfect way to do it!

My six year old son loves to express his creativity so his favorite apps are painting, coloring and drawing in the Art Studio. We were all very impressed when he was able to transform one of his pictures into a 3D image!

Other Pre-Loaded Apps include an:

  • Integrated MP3 Player
  • Calculator
  • Calendar
  • Photo Viewer
  • Notepad
  • Clock
  • Friend’s Address Book

All of these preloaded features will keep my children engaged for hours of learning fun and in addition to all of this is the option to purchase an additional selection of InnoTab™ Software Cartridges. From Disney/Pixar Cars 2, Disney Fairies, Dora the Explorer and our personal favorites, Scooby Doo Mystery Madness and SpongeBob Squarepants there are great characters apps to add to your InnoTab™ library collection.

The InnoTab™ can also be connected to our PC (or Mac) by a USB port and it has a SD card slot if we ever need to expand the memory in order to download additional e-books, learning games from the Learning Lodge Navigator. I also appreciate that it has a parents’ accessible area in the Learning Lodge Navigator so I can monitor their learning progress within the books and games apps.

The larger sized 5” color touch pad screen has been easy to use and the InnoTab™ has been very user friendly for all three of my children. In fact, when I was initially having trouble figuring out one of the features…… my daughter, age 5 sighed deeply and said, “Hand it over Mommy and I will do it for you!” Within a few seconds, she had completed the desired task and shown me how to do it.

I am very impressed with the VTech® InnoTab™ and my children look forward to using it every day. I have set up a reward system where they can redeem earned “points” for completing school work and cleaning in exchange for play time with this tablet. They have never studied so hard during our lessons and our house has never been so tidy…thank you InnoTab™! At a SRP of only $79.99, I personally find this to be an excellent value especially since it includes so many preloaded apps and features. The additional software cartridges, accessories and downloads are also reasonably priced and I will be purchasing a storage case, rechargeable batteries and two software cartridge apps to put under our Christmas tree.

If you want to see the VTech® InnoTab™ in action then check out this preview of it here.

The VTech® InnoTab™ is available at leading retailers nationwide and online. You are invited to visit the VTech® website to browse the entire selection of InnoTab™ products.

*I did not receive any financial compensation for this review, though I did review a sample of the product for evaluation purposes. The opinions are based only on my experiences with the product.*

Maureen

Maureen is a SAHM who left the Corporate healthcare field to home educate her 6, 7 and 8 year old children. She is a voracious reader for both herself & her kids and also enjoys a natural and organic lifestyle. She lives in Orlando, Fl with her husband Mark, three children and 5 year old boxer, Jack.

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