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VTech: Supporting Children’s Learning, While They Play:

Here are toys for your children of different ages.
By Expert Tips - For review
Date: May 08 2020
Editor Rating:
10

With technology at the forefront of all their toys, VTech supports the active learning of babies, toddlers, preschoolers and growing children in ways that are relevant and age-appropriate to their different developmental stages. You know your child’s play time is in the hands of trusted and quality learning toys, backed by experience and innovation that will support their learning. There’s something new and exciting from VTech for each age range. Check it out!

BABY

Tummy Time Discovery Pillow, RRP $39.95

 
Get comfy while having fun with the Tummy Time Discovery Pillow. This soft friendly giraffe shaped pillow provides comfortable support for your baby with three ways to play. The crescent-shaped pillow provides support during tummy time play as your child begins strengthening their neck muscles; it also supports them when they’re learning to sit on their own; and as your child grows, you just pop the removable toys in your nappy bag for on-the-go entertainment. The pillow has multiple textures, patterns and colours for visual and tactile stimulation, plus removable baby-safe mirror, rattle and piano. Light-up keys on the piano introduce numbers, colours, shapes and animals, and play sing-along nursery rhymes, music and short tunes. The Tummy Time Discovery Pillow is suitable for babies from birth, and available at Target from late June and good toy stores and online retailers from September.

Musical Cuddle Bug, RRP $29.95

 
Cuddle up with this adorable Musical Cuddle Bug, featuring a variety of soft fabrics and colourful patterns. Press the eight legs of the Musical Cuddle Bug to learn Do-Re-Mi, colours and shapes. Pressing the colour changing tummy star button plays even more fun responses, including singalong songs and melodies. Pressing the leg buttons while playing melodies reveals the melody note by note. Choose between Day mode and Night mode: Day mode plays fun and exciting melodies for daytime play; whilst Night mode plays soothing and calming classical melodies for when it's bedtime. The Musical Cuddle Bug is suitable for babies from 6 to 36 months, and available now from Kmart 
 

TODDLER

Chase Me Bear, RRP $59.95 Catch him if you can!

 
Chase Me Bear is an active little bear named Franklin that skates, spins and wobbles across the floor, encouraging your little one to dance and crawl after him. When your child gets close, he reacts with playful sounds and silly and encouraging phrases. Proximity sensors keep the bear clear of nearby objects. Five colourful shape buttons introduce letters, counting, colours, music and more. In Dancing mode, Franklin introduces four music styles: country, rock & roll, hip hop and reggae. To keep the action moving, switch to Chase Me mode, it's time to follow Franklin as fast as you can! The Chase Me Bear is suitable for toddlers from 9 to 36 months, and available at Big W from June onwards for a limited time and good toy stores and online retailers from September. 

Race-Along Bear, RRP $24.95

 
Start your engines. It’s time to hit the track with the Race-Along Bear. Pull the car back to watch the race car zoom! Press the bear’s head to hear over 45 fun responses, including short tunes, melodies, race car sounds and more as he drives. The front of the race car lights up when responses are playing, and two buttons on the side of the race car trigger sing-along songs, fun phrases and more. Twisting, pressing and pulling all encourage motor skill development. A great early learning toy, Race-Along Bear teaches your toddler music, numbers, pretend play, and colours. The Race-Along Bear is suitable for toddlers from 12-36 months, and available now from Kmart. 

PRESCHOOLER

Playtime Bus with Phonics, RRP $34.95

 
Climb aboard for a fun learning journey. Start the engine and take a trip with the Playtime Bus with Phonics. With over 100 interactive curriculum questions your child can learn phonic sounds, letters, vocabulary, numbers, counting and safety rules. Featuring over 30 lively melodies, songs and fun bus-related sounds effects, with 26 letter buttons, 1-10 number buttons, brake, horn and driver buttons and an open and shut door, this bus encourages language development, basic maths skills, discovery and exploration. Quiz mode reinforces that learning. Chunky buttons on the top of the bus call out shapes while the smiling passengers say funny phrases when pressed. Who knew learning time could be so much fun? The Playtime Bus with Phonics is suitable for preschoolers from 2 to 5 years, and available at Big W from June onwards for a limited time and good toy stores and online retailers from September.

Toot-Toot Drivers Launch & Spin Raceway, RRP $34.95

 
Jump and do cool stunts with the interactive Toot-Toot Drivers Launch and Spin Raceway. This super cool playset includes a double vehicle launcher, double track, jump track and rocky tyre track plus a spinning roundabout for super racing fun. Launch two Toot-Toot vehicles and watch them race! The set comes with one Toot-Toot Drivers Race Car that features three singalong songs and six lively melodies. Combine with other Toot-Toot Drivers playsets for even more creative fun: additional new connection points provide more versatile play and include adaptors to fit original Toot-Toot Drivers tracks. The Toot-Toot Drivers Launch & Spin Raceway is suitable for preschoolers from 1 to 5 years, and available at Big W from June onwards for a limited time. 

KIDS

Kidizoom Smartwatch DX2 Red with Unicorns, RRP $89.95

The perfect watch for kids, the Kidizoom Smartwatch DX2 lets children take pictures, videos, play games, tell time and more – in an eye-catching red with stylish unicorn design. This durable smartwatch includes 55 digital and analogue customisable watch faces to help kids learn to tell time. It also features two cameras that allow your child to capture everything from action videos to selfies that can be customised in the Silly Yourself app and made into even more watch faces. There’s a fantastic assortment of new games including Monster Catcher, which uses the camera and augmented reality to help kids find and capture monsters in the real world. Kids can also use the watch's motion sensor for active play challenges or to track steps. Using the included Micro-USB cable, upload photos and videos as well as recharge the battery. The Kidizoom Smartwatch DX2 is a great multifunction watch like Mum and Dad's, designed just for kids!
The Kidizoom Smartwatch DX2 Red with Unicorns is suitable for kids from 4+ years, and available now from JB HiFi, good toy stores and online retailers.

Kidizoom Action Cam HD, RRP $89.95

Kidizoom Action Cam HD is a light, multi-functional action camera for kids. They can capture great photos and videos in high definition on a 1.8-inch colour LCD screen, choosing from lots of cool visual effects; then play games, including an augmented reality game, or create fun stop motion, slow motion, fast motion and reverse videos. The Action Cam HD features a wide-angle lens which you can use to create professional looking photos and videos. It also includes a waterproof case and a floating mount so you can take photos and videos in the water. Attach the camera to bicycles, scooters, surfboards and more with the included mounts for cool action fun. With 2.5 hours of recording time, a built-in rechargeable battery and nine cool accessories (include a Waterproof case, Camera holder, Adhesive mount, Mounting attachment, Bicycle mount, Wide angle lens, Wrist strap, Micro-USB cable, and Floating handle) you have everything you need to record your action adventures in one fantastic pack.

The Kidizoom Action Cam HD is suitable for kids from 5+ years, and available at Big W from June onwards for a limited time, at Myer from September and good toy stores and online retailers now.

For further information on VTech and its products, visit www.vtech.com.au, or check out the VTech news on Facebook @ VTechANZ and Instagram @vtech_toys_anz
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