VTech toys have been in our home for as long as I can remember. Whenever I think of VTech two words spring to mind: quality and educational. VTech toys last the distance long after your child has moved on to their next stage of development, and they teach kids while they play – what’s not to love about that? With something in their range for everyone from birth to 9 years VTech are a world leader in age appropriate learning fun.
We were sent two of the VTech range to try out. The first was for Miss 3 who received the VTech My Zone Laptop. Aimed at ages 3-6 years this kids laptop features 30 interactive activities with progressive learning levels – the different subjects gradually increase in difficulty.
Little learners can explore phonics, letters, spelling, counting, shapes, musical instrument and melodies, animals, fruits and vegetables. Problem solving skills are strengthened through puzzles and logic games.
Miss 3 loved:
Having her own “computer” that was just for her – age appropriate games, puzzles and fun.
Learning: she is at that age where she is like a little sponge and learning, learning all day long. Mastering colours, letters and shapes with some mummy help is fun.
The price: with a RRP of $34.95 this is one of the best priced kids toys I have seen. It has provided hours of fun with many more to come. A large recommended age range means Master 5 can use this too in his year before school.
The VTech My Zone Laptop is available instore in Target from June and is coming to Myer and all good independent toy retailers soon.
Next up was the VTech Kidizoom Smart Watch DX. Master 5 has been obsessed with these since his older sister received one last year to review. He constantly tries to steal her one, so it was a very excited little boy who opened this package.
This watch not only tells kids the time, it teaches them. The Fun Time Master Feature uses verbal cues to match the watch display, and there are over 50 clock displays to choose from in 3D, both digital and analogue. Children can customise the clock face themselves, use the alarm, timer and stopwatch features and record important (play!) dates in their own calendar.
Eight built in games mean my phone is my own again when we are out and about, played by using the touch screen. More content and games can be downloaded online via the VTech Learning Lodge.
All children love taking their own photos and videos, often using up their parents precious phone storage space. The Kidizoom Smart Watch DX allows kids to take their own photos and videos, then turn them into masterpieces using the built-in photo effects, filters and frames.
Other features include: Calculator function, three action challenges tracked with the motion sensors, sweat and splash proof design and easy recharge of the lithium-ion battery using the included micro USB cable.
Designed for ages 4-9 years and with RRP of $79.95 you can get your own at www.toysrus.com.au www.harveynorman.com.au/big-buys www.kogan.com/au and www.catchoftheday.com.au and all good independent toy retailers.
This was a huge hit with Master 5 – it hasn’t come off his wrist and he is becoming quite the photographer!
I am giving away 1 x VTech My Zone Laptop and 1 x VTech Kidizoom Smart Watch DX! Entry is on the Mum To Five Facebook Page under the pinned VTech Post.
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Note: We received one of each of the VTech products listed in this review in exchange for this review with thanks to VTech Australia.