Do you own an iPhone or an iPad? Are your kids always trying to use it? Do they constantly need to feed their Angry Birds addiction?
I’m not judging. Believe me I’m not. Because, of course, that is my family. We don’t own an iPad, but my husband is a proud owner of an iPhone. The technology is amazing and it isn’t any surprise that children gravitate to the games and videos available with the touch of a finger. While my husband is willing to share his phone, to a certain extent, there comes a point when the kids just need their own device.
My family recently received the brand new VTech InnoTab. My children were thrilled, my husband was relieved. My four year old immediately whisked the tablet away. What happened to the days of instructions? Directions? Explanations? They are simply not needed.
Books, music, games, art, photos, organizer, plus more. If you’re thinking this sounds like an Amazon Fire or and iPad you are correct. The VTech InnoTab is essentially a child’s verision of these adult toys. Is the InnoTab as good as an iPad? Of course not. Apple is Apple, but children will love playing with their own version.
The Learning Lodge Navigator (downloadable) keeps track of everything on your child’s InnoTab. Within this program you can download additional e-books and games for various additional costs. There is also cartridge software that is available for purchase such as the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse for $22.65 or Dora the Explorer for $19.99.
The tablet does use batteries and it might be advisable to use rechargeable ones as it doesn’t seem to take too long to burn through a set of regular batteries.
My son’s favorite aspect? The games of course. My seven year old and four year old both loved the Ice Escape game. I’m not entirely sure my four year old understood the point of the game, but he was full of cheers while playing. The other preloaded game is Pinball and uses tilt motion to play. This is a fun aspect as you move the tablet to move the ball. Fun!
The tablet just like an iPad is used by merely moving your finger across the screen, however you do need to firmly place your finger down to take action.
My seven year old enjoyed the InnoTab, however I believe my four year old is a better fit for the toy.
Check out all available VTech products for potential gift giving this Christmas. I recommend the VTech InnoTab as an iPad and iPhone alternative for children!
I received the above mentioned products for review purposes, all opinions are my own.