VTech toys have stepped up their game this year and we wanted to showcase four of or favorites for the holiday season. These are all toys that are super affordable, durable and encourage learning for infants and toddlers.
Disclosure: I received all four of the products mentioned in this article from VTech to facilitate my review. Any opinion expressed in this article is based on my experience with the brand/products and is never influenced by compensation.
Product Description: Feed the Chomp & Count Dino™ by VTech® a healthy treat! Put the eight brightly colored play pieces in the dino’s mouth, and watch as he eats and recognizes each piece. You can play in either meal mode or counting mode. The dino responds with rewarding sounds and phrases while introducing colors, numbers, shapes and food. Press the question button and answer the dino’s questions to show what you’ve learned. Learn shapes and numbers by pressing any of the dino’s five shape buttons. Pull the dino by the included pull string or push the dino along to strengthen motor skills and hear fun melodies. Spin the disc on the dino’s back to play sing-along songs.
My Thoughts: My three-year old daughter absolutely loves this toy. Not only can she sit down and feed the dino food as it requests it, she can pull it around the house using the pull string. She has this love for toys that she can pull behind her which makes this her new favorite pull-along toy. This toy conveniently stores all of the pieces which is a HUGE plus.
Setup: The setup for this toys was easy-peasy. It requires two AA batteries and that’s it.
Product Description: Cheer on your little sports star with the Smart Shots Sports Center™ by VTech®. This electronic sports center features a soccer net and basketball hoop for a fun 2-in-1 play experience. Toss the basketball into the hoop and watch as the LED screen counts the number of baskets. Kick the soccer ball into the net, and the sports center will respond with encouraging sounds and phrases. In addition to counting baskets, the LED screen also encourages play with fun animations. Build fine motor skills with a variety of manipulative features. Turn the gears to hear playful sounds and press the shape buttons to learn shapes, numbers and hear fun sounds. Score, learn and win with the Smart Shots Sports Center!
Our Thoughts: We love the LED screen on this toy. The fun animations are so cheerful and improve the playing experience. This is a great toy for your soccer or basketball lover and we love that VTech incorporated both games into one toy. Smaller children can kick the soccer ball and shoot the basketball from a closer distance while older toddlers can step back for more of a challenge.
Setup: VTech makes the setup process easy with their step-by-step picture instructions. The pieces all snapped in correctly the first time and all of the stickers were already on the toy prior receiving it.
Product Description: Cruise into the learning zone on the Sit-to-Stand Smart Cruiser™ by VTech®. This 2-in-1 toy has an interactive steering wheel that includes driving, learning and music modes. Attach the steering wheel activity panel to the cruiser, and it becomes an exciting ride-on toy. Turn on the engine, move the gear shifter or press the horn to hear realistic driving sound effects. Choose one of six places and your child can pretend to drive to fun locations. Press the six animal buttons to be introduced to animals and hear fun melodies. Then, learn the concept of direction and road safety with the arrow buttons. The Sit-to-Stand Cruiser also has a front activity panel with fun manipulative features and under seat storage your child can fill with small toys for more fun on the go!
Our Thoughts: Little ones love ride-on-toys and the act of “driving.” In the ride-on mode, this toy gives the kid the feeling that they are driving a car with the engine sounds, the shifter, horn and driving sounds. We love the six locations that a child can drive to. Kids can also experience animals and songs with the same toy. In standing mode, this toy encourages beginning walkers to get moving but we recommend you stay close to your child in this mode to help prevent injuries.
Setup: Once again, VTech has created another toy with simple instructions. We had no problems figuring this one out and no complications putting it together.
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