With the new baby on the way and the kids being out of school for summer I am trying to get as prepared as possible to keep the kids busy while not over-doing it myself AND by trying to avoid Summer Brain Drain for the kiddos. VTech sent us their new InnoTab 2S and a couple of games to check out and keep my younger children entertained while on Summer vacation.
I am doing my best to help the kids avoid Summer Brain Drain which happens when your children are away from school for the summer and forget the things they learned in school the year before, according to research from the Center for Summer Learning at Johns Hopkins University, students typically lose one to two months of reading and math skills during the summer break. The VTech InnoTab 2S helps your children stay entertained while learning to help diminish the dreaded summer brain drain!
Princess Dot immediately declared it was hers by saying, “MINE!”, even though she does share with her brothers, she likes to tote it around showing it off to anyone who will listen calling it her own tablet like moms and dads.
VTech upgraded their InnoTab 2 to include Wi-Fi capabilities, which allows your child to download new games, e-books, videos, or music without connecting those pesky cords and wires to the computer via The Learning Lodge. It also includes up to 32GB of memory (SD Card expandable). It comes with 15 ready-to-use apps, including Wish List Maker and 2 free downloads. So even without purchasing more cartridges your child will still have hours of fun with the included games and apps.
About the VTech InnoTab 2S Wi-Fi Learning App Tablet
- The InnoTab 2S Wi-Fi Learning App Tablet is one of the first children’s learning based tablets with Wi-Fi
- The InnoTab 2S is a child’s own tablet that opens up a world of age-appropriate content across the widest variety of curriculums, from downloads to software cartridges, the InnoTab 2S combines innovative technology with a developmental learning tool that grows with a child and makes learning fun.
- The InnoTab wirelessly connects to VTech’s comprehensive app store, the Learning Lodge™, where parents and children can easily browse a variety of content, and children can create a wish list and send to their parents’ e-mail.
- This sleek and durable toy comes equipped with 180° rotating camera and video recorder, tilt sensor, photo viewer, video player, MP3 music player, e-reader, art studio, microphone and more.
About the Learning Lodge™
- The Learning Lodge features more than 350 educational games, e-books, music and videos developed specifically for each child’s unique stage of development, as well as with their age and interests.
- The broad library of subjects includes reading, math, social studies, science, creativity, problem solving and so much more!
- Starting with activities suitable for toddlers and expanding to grade schoolers, the Learning Lodge gives every child an opportunity to expand their learning potential while keeping them entertained.
- Featured throughout the downloads and software cartridges are popular characters such as Mike the Knight™, Angelina Ballerina®, Team Umizoomi™, Dora the Explorer™, Thomas & Friends®, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles®, Jake & the Neverland Pirates, Sesame Street and more. New titles coming out on the Learning Lodge beginning in June include: Monsters University®, Turbo®, Planes®, and more.
- Parents can track their child’s progress through the Learning Lodge™ Progress Log, offer encouragement and share in their pride when kids reach new learning milestones.
The Zoosters are ready for another adventure in this Madagascar 3 game cartridge for the VTech InnoTab systems! This cartridge includes three interactive learning games that use the color touch screen or tilt sensor to play. Your child will have fun as they learn about spelling, math, logic, and more. Kids can also read along with an e-book that is based on the Madagascar 3 movie by DreamWorks. For added fun, the cartridge even has engaging creative activities allow kids to create their own jam band or design their own circus!
Take learning to infinity and beyond with the Toy Story learning game cartridge for the InnoTab Learning App Tablet from VTech! This game includes three interactive educational activities that use the color touch screen or tilt sensor to play. Your child will have fun as they learn about letters, shapes, and counting. Kids can read along with an e-book that tells the story of Toy Story 3 while the pop-up dictionary gives animated definitions of words found in the e-book. Two creative activities allow kids to play and create with the toys, and their creations can be saved on the InnoTab’s onboard memory or on an SD card (not included).
My younger children all love the fun games and apps the InnoTab 2S offers and I love that it will keep them busy yet learning as well.
You can purchase the VTech InnoTab 2S on the VTech Website for $99 as well as the game cartridges for $24.99 each.
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