Thursday, November 20, 2014

VTech Learning Cartridges Review and Giveaway

Disclosure:  The VTech product, gift card, information, and additional gift pack have been provided by VTech.  All opinions are honest and my own.

After completing the review that I shared here for the VTech InnoTab 3S Plus Learning Tablet, I was contacted by the nice people at VTech to try out the compatible Learning Cartridges with the opportunity to share a set with a lucky giveaway winner here on the blog!

Knowing how much we love VTech products in our home, I had a hunch that our readers would love the chance to win a set of cartridges as well!

Until reviewing the InnoTab, Grace was very limited in her use of electronics.  Occasionally, she'd use our phones to play a game, but aside from that and some Wii Bowling the concept of video games and tablets is pretty new to her.  So, I love that VTech has games appropriately geared to her age and learning level.

Since Grace has started school in August, I have seen how much she is enjoying learning new things. How excited she is to come home and tell me about what she learned that day.  I've also noticed that she lacks the desire to learn at home.  I've been told more than once that "homework is boring!"  Yep, already, homework is a nightmare in our house!

With the VTech InnoTab and the Learning Cartridges, she is able to learn when she thinks she's just having fun playing a game!

Before I get to the giveaway portion of this blog post, let me share some information with you about the VTech Learning Cartridges:

  • With the VTech Learning Cartridges, parents can extend the play value of their VTech toys.  Purchasing the Learning Cartridges will allow the tablet to grow more with your child's abilities. 
  • A range of education cartridges are available, offering age-appropriate games, e-Books and more.  These allow kids to learn key subjects such as math, reading and science in steady stages.  
  • Interactive e-Books teach reading and vocabulary, while creative activities and camera fun help to get your kids using their imaginations. 
  • Children can learn as they play with their favorite characters from Winnie the Pooh, Toy Story, Finding Nemo, Monsters University and more! 
  •  The cartridges are compatible with all current InnoTab models and will also work with new models that will be released later this year, including the InnoTab MAX, which is VTech's fastest Wi-Fi tablet yet and it's first to feature Android learning content.   
We had the chance to try out three VTech Learning Cartridges as shown in the photo above.  

InnoTab My First Nursery Rhymes Learning Cartridge 
(Ages 12-36 months, MSRP: $24.99) 

  • Join Cody and Cora on a musical adventure in My First Nursery Rhymes for VTech's InnoTab Learning Tablets!  Listen to nursery rhyme songs, play mini learning games, watch playful animations and learn baby sign language. 
  • This InnoTab Learning Cartridge includes 25 popular nursery rhymes, mini games, introduces five baby sign language signs and allows you to customize parent settings.  
  • In lullaby mode, you can set the timer for 15 minutes and play a loop of 5 sleepytime songs to soothe your child to sleep.  You can also customize characters and create and avatar that interacts within the songs.  

***Our thoughts:  Although this is for younger kids, Grace still wanted to give this cartridge a try.  She enjoyed hearing the the nursery rhymes and applauded after each one and sang a long during a few.  The games didn't hold her attention for very long, but I can see this being a hit with Grace's one-year old cousin when she comes to visit!  I love that parents can set the timer and play a loop of songs!  Why just use that timer for bedtime???  Those 15 minutes of music can be a lifesaver when a busy mom needs to distract her little one in the supermarket, car ride, or even so mom can start dinner or run to the bathroom!  

InnoTab Disney Winnie the Pooh Learning Cartridge
(Ages 12-36 months, MSRP: $24.99) 

  • Winnie the Pooh is always hungry for honey in Winnie the Pooh for VTech's InnoTab Learning Tablets.  Help him find his honeypot and learn shapes, colors, opposites and more along the way.  Includes fun songs and baby sign language with Roo and Piglet!  
  • This InnoTab Learning Cartridge features and e-Book about Pooh and his great day bouncing with Tigger and friends, four sing-along songs with familiar melodies about Winnie the Pooh and friends, and a Music Box plays four sing-along songs in a loop for up to 30 minutes.  

***Our thoughts:  Again, Grace is older than the recommended group for this cartridge, but who can resist Winnie the Pooh?  I know he's always been a favorite in our house!  Grace enjoyed watching Pooh and his friends get ready for a party picnic and listening to the sing-along songs.  Again, this will be a great hit with my niece when she comes to visit!  

InnoTab Classic Stories Learning Cartridge 
(Ages 3-6, MSRP $24.99) 

  • In Classic Stories for VTech's InnoTab Learning Tablets, children can read three classic stories:  The Frog Prince, Pinocchio and The Three Little Pigs, each with three different reading levels.  
  • This InnoTab Learning Cartridge includes three learning games which introduce writing, rhyming, phonics, reading comprehension and more.  

***Our thoughts:  This was the favorite of the three cartridges as the recommended age group is more appropriate for Grace.  So far, her favorite game on this cartridge is "Help the Princess"  She is still on level 1 and it seems to be really easy for her, but showing that she knows the answers is really helping build her confidence.  Grace's penmanship skills can use some work, so my favorite game is "Writing with Pinocchio" where kids can use a "pencil" to practice writing their letters.

Now that you've learned a bit about the VTech Learning Cartridges, are you ready to enter for your chance to win a gift pack of your own VTech Learning Cartridges?  Of course you are!!!

Entering is easy using the rafflecopter form below!

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Giveaway rules:  US residents only, please.  Giveaway winner will be contacted via email and will have 48 hours to respond with mailing information so that our sponsor may ship your prize.

Disclosure:  The VTech product, gift card, information, and additional gift pack have been provided by VTech.  All opinions are honest and my own.


d schmidt said...

My son loves his Innotab 3S

Unknown said...

My daughter has an Innotab (the 2S or 3S) and she just loves it!

Janet W. said...

My grandson's favorite VTech product is the Go Go Smart Wheels Garage!

Janet W. said...

Commented on non-giveaway post as Janet W.

Rochel S said...

We love our vtech innotab! We would love more games to play on it!

Jessica Hill said...

I hope to get a VTech Innotab for my son this year.

Kimberly said...

My daughter has a Vtech duck for the bath tub that she just loves.

Chris DeHart said...

My little girl love her innotab 3s.

Unknown said...

My little girl love her innotab she got for christmas last year.

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