I am super, super SUPER excited about this review and giveaway because this toy is AWESOME! Your kids are gonna love it! It’s the VTech V.Reader and it’s kind of like a “Kindle for Kids” – but it’s so much more! When I first heard about it, I thought, “Joshua is going to love this!” because he is a very good reader but he also loves him some handheld-game action. And he DOES love it. I saw that it said it was for kids ages 3-8, but I figured it might be too much for Sophie – however, I was way wrong. She loves it and she is SO good at navigating it! I love that this toy is one that both my kids, who are three years apart in age, can play with at their own level.
Here’s what I like about the V.Reader, which uses cartridges like the VTech MobiGo or a Leapster:
1) Different learning levels – big kids like Joshua can read the story, and then answer questions and play games about comprehension. Little kids like Sophie can have the story read to them, then follow along and play games.
2) Animation – the stories really come to life!
3) Easy to use – I did not have to show either of my kids how to use the V.Reader. Even my three-year-old figured it out for herself! The touchscreen and all the buttons are really easy to use, push, and manipulate.
4) Downloadable stories – you don’t JUST have to purchase new cartridges for this system. You will soon be able to download titles online at VTechKids.com – including some free titles! So you can get new content whenever! I love this feature!!
I am really in love with this toy and so are my kiddos. I plan on purchasing some new cartridges soon because there are some great titles available – including Sophie’s favorite, Olivia.
The VReader is available exclusively at Target right now but will be in many more stores soon. You can check it out at Target online or at VTechKids.
OR you can WIN ONE!!!! Here’s how to enter:
1) Go to VTech’s site, check out the VReader and leave a comment about what your favorite feature is
2) “Like” VTech Toys on Facebook and leave a separate comment letting me know you did so (and tell them I sent you while you’re there!)
3) Tweet about this giveaway on Twitter and leave me a separate comment letting me know you did so.
This giveaway will close on Friday July 2 at 5 pm. I’ll choose a winner via Random.org. Good luck!
OH BTW, I was given a V.Reader by VTech for my review. I was allowed to keep the product, but the opinion I am sharing remains my own.