Tuesday, April 30, 2013
InnoTab 2 Baby or How I Keep the Natives Busy
I have three very energetic children.
Even the 4-month old defies nature by remaining awake for hours.
Keeping my kiddos busy, happy and learning is a full time job--and I am always happy to find fabulous products that appeal to all three age levels. After all, space and money are always in short supply. And, of course, everyone wants to play with something electronic (the little guy has started batting for my iPhone).
That is why I am so excited about VTech's InnoTab 2 Baby, a tablet designed for ages 12 months through 9 years old. It is designed to grow with your child and comes pre-loaded with baby friendly software and in a fantastic protective case that will endure the toddler, preschool and school-age years with ease.
I got my hands on an InnoTab 2 Baby at the Big Toy Book's Babypalooza earlier this month. Since it entered my home, everyone wants it at all times. My 7-year-old loves the e-reader and entering birthdays, parties, soccer games and other social engagements into the calendar. My four year old adores the art studio app. My 4 month old loves listening to the nursery rhymes and music.
All three (with my 7-year old leading the pack) had a blast with the rotating camera and video recorder--taking pictures and dancing to the sing-along nursery rhymes. There are seemingly endless downloads through VTech's app store, the Learning Lodge (including eBooks starting at $2.99). All eBooks include interactive features like a Story Dictionary, which includes vocabulary words from the book. I love the reinforcement of literacy, sight words and reading skills.
I found the InnoTab 2 Baby to be very user friendly. My children had no problem jumping right in. The screen sensitivity is ideal for young and not-always-accurate hands. The apps are straight forward and frustration-free.
I love that my children can be entertained and educated.
The InnoTab is powered by four AA batteries or using a 9-volt power adaptor. MRSP is $89 and it is available at retailers nationwide.
Note: I received a VTech InnoTab 2 Baby to review. All opinions and reviews are my own.