Every holiday season has a select few toys which classify as the hottest ones on the market. This Christmas, the VTech InnoTab Interactive Learning App Tablet is already proving to be one of those hot holiday toys. Why?
Because the VTech InnoTab brings the magic and innovation of Mom and Dad's tablet into an educational experience, providing endless fun and wonder to your child. With so many apps, games and activities to explore, this tablet will engage your child for hours as they play and discover. I recently had the chance to review the new VTech InnoTab with Riley. Keep reading to learn more!
Adapting the design of Mom and Dad's favorite touchpad devices, the VTech InnoTab Interactive Learning App Tablet helps your child take learning to the next level with one of today's most popular technologies. This multimedia tablet combines interactive reading, learning games, creative activities, and tools in a sleek and durable educational toy. Thanks to its 5-inch color touch screen and tilt sensor, kids ages four to nine years old can touch, flick, and drag their way to learning fun.
Kids will be captivated by the InnoTab's vivid and interactive e-books, which offer narration, character voices, graphics, sounds, and music, in much the same way as the V.Reader or MobiGo stories do. Children can learn reading comprehension, vocabulary, and phonics while interacting with animated characters. Words are highlighted as kids read, and offer proper pronunciation and definitions when touched on the screen. Each e-book comes with a story dictionary. The definitions make it easy for children to understand the word and the context of the story.
The only disappointing thing I noticed concerning the e-books for the VTech InnoTab is that the titles I've seen so far are all the exact same stories that Riley already has with her VTech V.Reader. I was hoping that possibly there would be a new catalog of titles to choose from for the InnoTab, for Riley so loves her VTech stories!
The InnoTab offers a variety of games and activities that keep your child happy, learning, and occupied for hours. Its multimedia players let children listen to music and view video, while the art-studio app allows them to draw with their fingers or the included stylus. Kids can even color in the InnoTab's virtual coloring book and bring these pictures to life by tilting the tablet from side to side.
Children can learn how to schedule their busy days with the calendar function, while keeping track of friends and family in their address book. A calculator is also included to help kids learn math along with a clock to help children learn to read the hands of an analog clock.
You can also use the included and attached kickstand to prop up the InnoTab on its side and display the 5" Color Touch Screen on any table. Another handy feature is how the screen will automatically orient itself to the correct position when the InnoTab is turned.
Just like an adult's touchpad device, the InnoTab syncs to any Mac or PC with the included USB cable. Once you connect it to the web, you can easily download games, e-books, apps, and other fun activities from VTech's Learning Lodge. Parents can also use the Learning Lodge to stay abreast of their kid's progress on a variety of educational lessons and milestones.
Unfortunately, there are no free items currently available for the InnoTab via the Learning Lodge interface. I thought that by registering my InnoTab, I would get a few free V.Coins, but this wasn't the case. Most all of their e-books, games and other apps will cost $4.99 each to download and, as with the V.Reader and the MobiGo, you will need a separate SD card available to download this content.
The VTech InnoTab Interactive Learning App Tablet is backed by a manufacturer's limited one-year warranty.
My daughter absolutely loved her new InnoTab from VTech. She really enjoys viewing pictures on her InnoTab that I download from our cameras and the Pinball Letters game is one of her favorites. Of course, she also likes the Art Studio and uses the coloring app almost daily. I like how it's so easy to introduce Riley to the world of technology with a device which can grow and change right along with her. She's only three years old now, but there's no doubt in my mind that she will be enjoying her InnoTab for many, many years to come. If you have a child between the ages of 4 and 9 years old to shop for this season, then by all means, give them the gift of educational entertainment with the VTech InnoTab Interactive Learning App Tablet!
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Disclosure: I received the InnoTab Pink Interactive Learning App Tablet from VTech in order to facilitate my review. No other compensation was received. This product review is based on my own personal experiences with this item and is completely honest and objective.
I'm a former 7th grade Science teacher turned stay-at-home mom that lives in Houston, Texas. I am married to my college sweetheart and have a beautiful daughter named Riley, who definitely keeps me on my toes! I am also involved in starting a small business which would both manufacture and sell an invention that I've patented, called Toothpaste 2 Go. I love interacting with my readers and hope to learn as much about you as you learn about me!