We don’t have an iPad. Heck – I don’t even have an iPhone! However, my kids know all about these products (gotta love advertising). As much as they think an iPad would “rock”, Mom and Dad are not shelling out that much money for a toy for them. Enter — VTech’s Innotab. This is the KID friendly answer to the iPad.
I recently had a chance to give this a trial run (or should I say my kids did). They loved it so much that we had to set up a schedule and rotate who was able to play with it next. All of my children (ages 3 – 7) thought this was so much fun!
VTech’s InnoTab is a multi-function educational tablet for children 4-9 that combines interactive and animated reading, learning games, creative activities and a rich collection of applications. The InnoTab features a 5″ brilliant color touch screen LCD, a tilt-sensor for motion game control, a stylus, as well as interfaces for USB, SD card, and a headphone jack, all housed in a sleek, durable and compact design for easy portability. I love all that this system offers:
Interactive, Animated E-books: Kids will learn reading comprehension, vocabulary, phonics, word building, and interact with animated characters. As they read, kids will watch the words highlight and can touch individual words to hear them pronounced. Each e-book comes with a story dictionary offering word definitions that are easy for kids to comprehend and helps with the context of the story
Motion Learning Games: Using InnoTab’s touch screen and tilt-sensor, kids can have hours of fun with learning games. They can control how they play, and develop the skills of using touch applications including tap, flick, drag-and-drop so they can have the same technology and fun as parents do with their touch-screen devices. Using the tilt-sensor they can control the onscreen fun by turning, tilting and moving the tablet in different directions to manipulate the image on-screen.
Creative Activities: InnoTab lets kids bring out their creative side with an Art Studio offering painting, coloring and drawing applications they can use with their fingers or the included stylus. The Art Studio also includes photo editing capabilities and special effects that allow kids to explore their creative power with images transferred from a KidiZoom® camera (sold separately) or images from their home computer.
Feature-Rich Software Cartridges: InnoTab offers full-feature cartridges providing interactive e-books, learning games and creative activities. Kids can play and learn with their favorite characters, such as Toy Story, Dora the Explorer and Disney Princesses.
Applications: Kids can maintain their multimedia lives with InnoTab’s integrated MP3 player to listen to their favorite songs, as well as view videos with the Video Player. Other integrated applications include Photo Viewer, Calculator, Calendar, Notepad, Clock, and Friends Address Book.
This is definitely a hit in our book and our kids love it. The VTech Innotab system is available right now for pre-order (being released later this month) and will sell for $79.99 and the cartridges cost $24.99 each. You can can find this at Target, Walmart, Toys ‘R Us, Kmart and Amazon. You can go ahead and get your pre-orders set up so that as this is released you can get yours!
One reader will receive a VTech Innotab System
(to be shipped later this month/first of November)
To enter, click the image below. Then, answer the required question. If you would like, you can gain bonus entries by answering/completing the taskes for each item listed.
This contest will be open until October 13th at 11:59 p.m PST. The winner will be chosen at random and contacted via email. Said winner will have 48 hours in which to provide me with their mailing address so that the prize can be forwarded to them. GOODLUCK!!!
Penny Pinchin’ Mom received a VTech Innotab in order to facilitate her review. All opinions contained within this post are her own and were not influenced by any other parties. Please be sure to review the Giveaway Terms & Conditions before entering this contest.