One of my favorite toys brands is VTech! Not only are their toys educational but also imaginative and fun. So I couldn't wait to attend their holiday 2014 preview and get some great gift ideas to share.
Note: I was invited as media to this event. Any personal views expressed are always 100% my own. This post contains Amazon affiliate links.
Here are a few of the VTech's products great for holiday and beyond.
VTech Sit-to-Stand Smart Cruiser (MSRP:$39.99)
This 2-in-1 toy grows with children and transforms from a floor play toy with detachable steering wheel activity panel to an exciting ride-on toy. The interactive steering wheel features driving, learning and music modes with more than 80 songs, sounds and phrases that introduce animals, opposites and first words. Has a fun front activity panel and under seat storage children can fill with small toys for more fun on the go! Ages 6-36 months.
VTech Chomp and Count Dino (MSRP: $19.99)
Children can learn about colors, foods, shapes and counting with the adorable new Chomp & Count Dino. Simply insert one of the eight brightly-colored play pieces in the dino’s mouth and watch as he eats and recognizes each piece. Spinning the disc on the dino’s back will play sing-along songs. Ages 12-36 months,
VTech Lil' Speller Phonics Station (MSRP: $24.99)
Children can discover letter names and hear their sounds by plugging in the letter blocks one by one, or learn letter order by determining which letter is missing, then plug in the correct letter block to complete the letter order. With the help of the Spelling Bee, kids can learn to spell more than 200 common three-letter words. Features a handle and all of the blocks can be stored inside for easy travel. Ages 3-6 years,
VTech Grow - Along Music Center (MSRP: $29.99)
As they sing into the microphone, five colorful lights correspond to children’s voices, or they can play with wacky voice-changing and amplifying effects. Rock out with three instrument buttons that play guitar, drum and saxophone sounds. Five animal piano keys introduce kids to instruments, colors and animals. Ages 12-36 months,
VTech Record and Learn KidiStudio Play (MSRP: $39.99)
Kids can choose an instrument and use the keyboard to play that instrument's different sounds, or press the cymbal or tap along on the drum to add a beat to the song. They can even pretend to be a DJ with the scratch disc sound effect and speed up or slow down the tempo to match their style. Sing along to 20 melodies in Rock, Hip Hop, Jazz and Techno styles with a real voice-changing microphone. Ages 3-6 years.
VTech Smart Shots Sports Center (MSRP: $39.99)
This electronic sports center features a soccer goal and basketball hoop for a fun 2-in-1 experience. Three buttons introduce shapes, numbers, opposites, sing-along songs and more. Turn the gears or flip the page to hear fun phrases and sounds. The sports center also features a light-up screen that plays a variety of fun animations and shows numbers, shapes and letters to reinforce learning. Ages 12-36 months.
VTech Go! Go! Smart Wheels Ultimate Amazement Park Playset (MSRP: $59.99)
Place the race car at the top of the tower, pull the flag and watch as it races through the 360 degree loop, spiral or ramp. Drive the included SmartPoint race car over the eight SmartPoint locations to hear fun music and sounds. Connected to other Go! Go! Smart Wheels and Go! Go! Smart Animals playsets (sold separately) to encourage creative play. Ages 1-5 years.
Switch & Go Dinos® Turbo Assortment MSRP: $9.99 each
Sleek, speedy race cars transform into fierce dinos, including a lightning-fast Triceratops, swift T-Rex, spiky Stegosaurus and armored Ankylosaurus in the new Switch & Go Dinos Turbo product line. Each dino also emits realistic vehicle and dinosaur sounds and phrases that teach fun facts about each dino. Ages 3-8 years,
Switch & Go Dinos Turbo Triceratops Deluxe Launcher (MSRP: $19.99)
Turbo-charge the dino or race car using the launcher, and blast it from the mouth of the Triceratops. The faster you charge, the farther it goes. At top speeds, the race car travels more than 20 feet! Snap the boulders inside the volcano top, and try to launch the car through the narrow tunnel to watch the volcano erupt! Ages 3-8 years
VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch (MSRP $59.99)
Lets kids capture photos, add photo effects, record videos and play built-in games for learning fun on the go. Complete with an easy-to-use 1.4’’ color touch screen, a rechargeable battery, alarm clock, timer, stopwatch, voice recorder with five voice changing effects and parental game controls. PC and MAC compatible for uploading photos, videos and recorded voice files and offers access to VTech’s Learning Lodge™ app store, where parents can download even more games and watch displays to extend the learning fun. Ages 4 years and up;
InnoTab 3 Plus The Learning Tablet (MSRP: $59.99)
Children will enjoy playing on this fun learning tablet for kids with 12 included apps, a rechargeable power pack and access to more than 650 additional cartridges, software and apps that can be downloaded from VTech's Learning Lodge. Use the tilt sensor to interact with games, use the touch screen or D-pad controller to choose directions and talk into the microphone to add to the fun. Children can take photos using the 180° rotating camera with over 55 special effects, use the video recorder to make movies and import and listen to their own MP3s with the music player. Ages 3-9 years,
VTech InnoTab 3S Plus Tablet (MSRP: $79.99)
Now children can search VTech and parent-approved websites as well as communicate in real time with Premium VTech Kid Connect on their very own kids' tablet. Exchange text and voice messages, photos, drawings and fun stickers with smart phones using the exclusive app available for free on the App StoreSM and Google Play. The Wish List Maker lets children explore games, e-Books, videos, music and more, and send their favorites right to mom or dad’s e-mail. Includes Movie Maker that allows kids to become their own director, using their photos, 180° rotating camera with over 55 special effects and video recorder to make movies. Can also import and listen to MP3s with the music player. Ages 3-9 years
VTech Innotab MAX (MSRP: $99.99)
Its the first to feature Android learning content. With more than 200 hand-picked, educator-endorsed Android learning games and access to more than 650 age-appropriate Learning Software and Apps through VTech’s Learning LodgeTM app store, as well as VTech’s rich library of cartridges, InnoTab MAX offers the best of both worlds. Additional features of the InnoTab MAX include a 7" high-resolution display, kid-safe Wi-Fi and an enhanced version of VTech Premium Kid Connect. Ages 3-9+ years
VTech® is a world leader in age-appropriate and developmental stage-based electronic learning products for children. As a pioneer in the learning toy category, VTech develops high-quality, innovative educational products that enrich children's development and make learning fun.
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