Your child can rock out and learn with the VTech KidiBeats Drum Set. This drum set for kids comes with a pair of drumsticks that can be used to tap the four different electronic learning drums. Your child can drum freestyle or play along to nine pre-set melodies in a variety of musical styles. Or for more structured play, they can follow the lights on the drums as they learn about letters and numbers. With four ways to play and a variety of fun sounds, your child will love learning to the music with this educational toy.
Go on a trip with the Go! Go! Smart Animals Zoo Explorers Playset by VTech. Explore and learn about animals, colors and more with the SmartPoint rhino and electronic zoo entrance. You can also connect to other playsets including Go! Go! Smart Wheels for even more fun! Awards: 2015 TIA Infant/Toddler Toy of the Year
Give children their own durable touch-screen tablet with VTech's InnoTab 2 Learning App Tablet. This multi-functional tablet for children ages 3 - 9 includes a photo/video camera, a 5-inch touch screen, 2 GB of onboard memory, an SD card slot for expandable memory, and media players for MP3s, photos, and videos. The InnoTab 2 comes with an art studio, coloring app, one e-book, two motion sensor games, and 2 free downloads from the Learning Lodge Navigator. Additional songs, games, e-books, and videos are available for purchase online on VTech's Learning Lodge Navigator.
Little ones will love Brilli the Imagination Ball, an educational toy from VTech. There are 5 different modes of play, including games with counting, natural sounds, rhymes and silly sounds. The firm surface provides an easy grip for small hands, and the included motion sensor offers a wide variety of feedback responses for each game played.
With the addition of a rotatable camera that can also take video, children can capture memories of their friends and themselves. With hundreds of apps to download, children will have so much fun they won't realize they are learning. Combines photo/video camera, interactive animated eBooks, creative activities, tilt sensor learning games and a rich collection of application. Teaches essential skills in reading, logic and creativity. Parents can also track their child's progress on a variety of educational milestones and lessons. Launch date: 2012.
The new MobiGo 2 Touch Learning System by V Tech is a multi-functional educational handheld system that allows kids to enjoy on-the-go play and hone their creativity all while learning basic skills such as math, vocabulary, spelling, reading, logic, drawing and more. MobiGo 2 has two new ways to play: it comes equipped with a motion sensor and microphone, in addition to the touchscreen. The motion sensor provides total game control, allowing kids to create action movements within games and programs while playing. The microphone provides different methods of game play. Kids can blow into the microphone to move objects, blow off dust, or initiate other special effects. Or they can speak into it to give a command or trigger an action. The QWERTY keyboard helps kids become familiar with a keyboard layout. Additionally, the handheld system functions as an e-reader, photo album, photo viewer, art studio, coloring book, and comes pre-loaded with three great games that take advantage of the product’s many features. The expanded onboard memory allows kids to store more fun, and there are more than 80 other apps available for download at the VTech Learning Lodge Navigator. Awards: 2012 Dr. Toy 100 Best Toys
With 4-in-1 endless fun, the Vtech Kidizoom Camera - Pink allows children to become an instant photographer and movie director with the press of a button. Kids' creativity will come alive as they learn to take and edit their photos with wacky effects. They can also shoot their own video movies or play 3 cool games right on the camera. With storage of up to 1000 photos, and the ability to connect to a computer, children can easily keep all of their creations so they can be treasured forever. — As of 4/11/2012 this product had 4.1 out of 5 stars from 8 reviews on ToysRUs.com. Pros: long battery life; lots of fun for kids; durable. Cons: Picture quality isn't great.
Two of boys' most popular toys - dinosaurs and vehicles - have been brought together to create a unique 2-in-1 play experience with VTech's Switch & Go Dinos. Each toy transforms from a dinosaur to a vehicle and back again in a few simple steps. Each comes equipped with an LCD screen for customized animation, dinosaur and vehicle sound effects and educational dinosaur facts. The line features seven unique and collectible dinosaur toys. Launch date: February 10, 2012. — As of 10/30/2012 this product had 4.6 out of 5 stars from 43 reviews on Amazon.com. Pros: Durable; easy for kids to make the transformation happen; sounds change between dinosaur noises and car noises, depending on which form the toy is in. Cons: One reviewer said the toy was too noisy.
This product is for children ages six months and up. With a barnyard of friends to cheer baby on, little ones will love learning to walk with the Sit-to-Stand Walker. Start out with the easy-to-remove play panel for floor play or fun on the run. Then step it up with the fun-to-maneuver walker. There are three spinning flowers, five piano keys, colorful rollers, three light-up shape sorters and a telephone handset. The Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker keeps baby on track by teaching shapes, colors, animals, music and more. Requires 3 "AA" batteries, included. Measures 5.8"L x 20.9"W x 15"D. — As of 12/17/2012 this product had 4.3 out of stars from 472 reviews on Amazon.com. Cons: Wheels don't have enough traction; too "loud and obnoxious;" too expensive.
This multi-function tablet is like a starter laptop for kids. It offers interactive reading, gaming, and creative activities. It features a 5inch color touchscreen, a tilt sensor for game control, microphone, interfaces for USB, SD card and a headphone jack, and plays MP3's. VTech will offer more than 100 software titles for InnoPad including Dora the Explorer and Toy Story programs.
This musical bee baby learning toy is designed to teach basic numbers, shapes and colors. Children can shake the bee to see a playful flashing light and hear upbeat melodies, or be soothed to sleep with a soft glowing light, lullabies and nature sounds. The sound sensor automatically activates the musical bee to put fussy babies back to sleep. — As of 9.13.2010, this product had 5 out of 5 stars from 127 reviews on Walmart.com and was listed as a top-rated toddler toy. PROS: Safe, well-made, engaging and keeps children busy.
This motorized ball stimulates gross motor movement and aims to catch babies' attention with colors and lights. The colorful buttons teach numbers, shapes, animal names and sounds. Three AA batteries are included. — As of 1.10.2011 this product had 3.5 out of 5 stars on Target.com from 65 reviews and was listed as a top 30 bestselling toy. Pros: Interactive; Rolls independently. Cons: Music is annoying to some parents.
This colorful laptop with LCD screen comes with 30 engaging activities. A detachable mouse with mouse pad is included. — As of 1.10.2011 this product had 4 out of 5 stars on Target.com from 37 reviews and was listed as a top 30 bestselling toy. Pros: Interactive; portable; educational. Cons: Lower quality graphics; some reports of trouble with the mouse.
The Touch Learning System comes with a side QWERTY keyboard. It is based on self-education mostly, with Mom and Dad interface that puts the kids in these roles as they go through specially designed educational applications. The screen lets them tap, flick, pat or drag and drop. According to the apps' requirements, children will be using the MobiGo through the QWERTY keyboard, just like their parents. These should also check online on the official website as VTech offers progress reports and reading certificates.
The 3-in-1 Learning Zebra Scooter grows with your child and is ideal for little ones on the go. It easily converts from riding to pushing and scooting as your infant begins to walk so the fun keeps on rolling. Lights and music entertain as infants learn colors, numbers and sounds with this versatile toy that keeps going and growing.
The Musical Fun Choo Choo provides more opportunities for fun as children take a whimsical ride complete with three instrument-playing characters, buttons and shapes for more combinations of exciting learning opportunities. The light-up smokestack adds fun play and an optional pull cord stores in the battery compartment.
The jewelry and tool boxes offer more interactive opportunities for learning shapes, colors and numbers in a portable way. Perfect for a little lady to accessorize or a fix up in the kitchen, these toys also encourage more imaginative development with role play.
VTECH’s Submarine Learning Boat offers a boat load of fun and learning inside and outside the bath. This bright yellow submarine holds an exploration craft and playful otter and dolphin figures. The Submarine Learning Boat plays several electronic games that teach numbers, colors, and animals via a squirt reward system. Launch date: 2010.
Move over Kindle, there is a new e-reader in town. VTech’s FLiP is billed as an animated e-reader for children. Unlike other e-readers, the FLiP’s features were designed with kids in mind. The unit itself features bright colors and large buttons. Like other e-readers, FLiP can download books, but FLiP’s library includes kid friendly titles like Shrek and Dora the Explorer. The stories include animation, interactive games, and definitions of words, features intended to make reading fun and educational. Launch date: 2010.
This train, which can be used as a walker or a ride-on toy, comes with 26 letter blocks, a 12-page book, five number buttons, a motion sensor, a movable elephant and more. It requires three AA batteries.
Kids can take their own digital pictures (640 x 480 resolution), make their own movies, edit their creations with crazy effects and share their creations with family and friends by hooking up the camera to a television set. The camera’s 16MB of built-in memory can hold up to 200 photos or five minutes of video footage. Preschool games are also included, such as photo puzzles and memory matching. The camera comes in a chunky design and is available in orange, blue or pink. Launch date: August 2008.
The interactive music station lets kids record their own songs and music and play it back on a detachable music player equipped with headphones. Kids can select from 20 kid-friendly tune, ten musical instrument sounds, five musical stylings and three rhythms. Also included are: a microphone with four voice effects, a scratch disc and a light-up keyboard for musical instruction. Launch date: August 2008.
The interactive art console allows kids to create, edit and display their work on television sets. It comes with a built-in digital camera, PC-connectivity and a variety of activities from art lessons to photo stamps and frames. Launch date: August 2008.
The motion-activated video game plugs directly into television sets. It offers lesion in basic math, reading, science, spelling and more. The wireless, motion-activated controller is even adaptable to both right- and left-handed play. Launch date: August 2008.