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VTech Has Christmas All Wrapped Up:

Christmas is something we look forward to, here are gift ideas for your kids.
By Expert Tips
Date: September 09 2021
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Christmas is thankfully on its way, and it's something to get excited about, something to look forward to. VTech is ready to help you plan, bringing excitement and joy to those around you. 

VTech makes it easy to put smiles on faces this Christmas with toys that offer a dash of learning with a whole lot of play, all designed to engage and delight.

Check out VTech’s Top Christmas picks to tick off your list for your baby, toddler, pre-and primary schooler, and wrap up your shopping quick-smart! 

BABIES

My 1st Doll Emma or Mia, RRP $24.95 

My 1st Doll Emma or Mia is the perfect playtime and sleepy time companion. These soft little baby dolls easily change between. Day and Night modes to provide the perfect friend for your baby. In Day mode the two soft buttons trigger nurturing play, fun melodies and sing-along songs; and in Night mode trigger soothing lullabies and nature sounds to give your little one comfort when it’s time to go to sleep. The cute turtle on the baby doll’s clothes will light up with the sing-along songs, sounds, and melodies and will calmly fade in and out with the lullabies and nature sounds.  

My 1st Doll Emma & Mia is suitable for babies from 3 months to 2 years, and available in September from Target, Myer, good toy stores and online retailers. 

My 1st Gift Set, RRP $34.95 

My 1st Gift Set is an ideal first Christmas gift for little bundles of joy  (even bundles not yet delivered!!). Soft hippo teether, rattle and piano make the perfect on-the-go gift set for babies. The hippo teether is soft and comforting, a perfect little friend for baby during teething. The crinkly arms and soft fabric body provide tactile stimulation. The rattle has an easy-to-grip handle with two fun rattle play pieces that will move around when the rattle is shaken. The musical piano has three light-up music buttons that introduce animals, numbers and colours,  and includes 15 popular melodies, four sing-along songs and fun sound effects. 

My 1st Gift Set is suitable from birth, and available in November in blue or pink at Kmart.

INFANTS/TODDLERS

Play & Chase Puppy, RRP $49.95 

Get playtime on a roll with the interactive Play & Chase Puppy with three ways to play. Learn about numbers and counting with floor play, then get up and dance with this encouraging puppy that turns and rolls along on its hoverboard. Keep the giggles and gross motor skills growing with a game of  ‘Follow the Leader’. Motion sensors let the puppy avoid obstacles and keep it moving forward when someone is following it. Ready to rest? Pick up the pup, and it knows it’s time to slow down. Explore two learning buttons, light up heart and an interactive paw button to learn about numbers, counting, music and feelings, and to hear encouraging phrases. More than 65 songs,  melodies, sounds and phrases help children learn vocabulary words along with lively tunes. Three, two, one, it’s time to have some fun! 

Play & Chase Puppy is suitable for infants/toddlers from 12 months to 3 years, and is available from September from Target, Myer, good toy stores and online retailers.  

Toot-Toot Drivers Smart Monster Truck, RRP $39.95 

This chunky truck is a monster! Say hello to the Toot-Toot Drivers Smart  Monster Truck. This remote-free truck uses clever IR sensors that detect your child or other obstacles and will react accordingly. Two built-in motors will move the truck in lots of fun ways at the press of a button. Drive along or spin? The two modes of play will encourage your child to interact and follow the truck. The light up roof button triggers vehicle facts, phrases and songs along with the fun movement, whilst the Stop and Go buttons teach colours, safety and trigger left, right, forward and spinning fun.  

Toot-Toot Drivers Smart Monster Truck is suitable for infants/toddlers from 18 months to 5 years, and is available from September from Big W, Target, Myer, good toy stores and online retailers. 

PRE-SCHOOL 

Play & Go Puppy Salon, RRP $49.95 

Style your new pet with the Play & Go Puppy Salon. Open up the pet carrier to  groom your pup with the built-in salon. Lights and sound effects enrich playtime as  you pretend to wash, comb, dry and clip this soft pup. Learn about colours and puppy grooming as you play. The pet salon features three styling stations. Place the puppy in the swivel seat or use the shampoo, hair dryer and shower to activate songs, lights and phrases. Swivel the seat to go from bathing to grooming to styling stations. Wash the puppy with the pretend shower sprayer, then dry the puppy’s fur with the play hair dryer. Press five light-up buttons to hear words about colours, grooming and more. Extend playtime with Learning, Grooming Fun, and Sounds & Music play modes. It’s puppy pampering time! All play pieces store inside the carrier. (Not intended for water play.) 

Play & Go Puppy Salon is suitable for pre-schoolers from 2 to 5 years, and available  from September from Kmart, good toy stores and online retailers.

Learn & Draw Activity Desk, RRP $99.95 

Inspire a love for learning with the Learn & Draw Activity Desk. This 5-in-1  flexible learning centre and stool includes an interactive desktop,  projector, LED writing pad, chalk board and art station. Discover more than 200 touch-and-learn spots on five interactive activity pages. Explore the alphabet, numbers, counting, music, shapes, colours, the human body, clothes and weather. Use the unique projection system with the four colour-coded projection reels to trace images and practice drawing or learn about shapes and the human body with the corresponding activity pages.

Learn & Draw Activity Desk is suitable for pre-schoolers from 3 to 6 years, and available from November from Big W, Kmart, Myer, Target, good toy stores and online retailers.

SCHOOL-AGE 

Secret Safe Diary Light Show, RRP $79.95 

Keep your secrets safe with the Secret Safe Diary Light Show! This beautifully designed diary has a large 2.4” colour screen, great for writing diary entries and playing games on. Unlock the diary using the amazing face recognition technology. Add a number password for extra security to keep those pesky younger siblings out. Have fun with the light effect cover that synchronises with music, record voice memos and apply funny effects to them. Take care of your very own virtual pet unicorn and play great learning activities that cover spelling, typing, maths, logic and more. With an alarm clock and a secret drawer, this awesome Secret Safe Diary has it all. 

Secret Safe Diary Light Show is suitable for children from 6-11 years, and is available from mid-September from Big W, Myer, good toy stores and online retailers.

KidiGo Basketball, RRP $59.95 

It’s game on with the KidiGo Basketball hoop and ball! An interactive  scoreboard keeps score and cheers you on, celebrating each basket  with lights and sounds. Five game modes offer options to play solo or with  up to five players. Compete in four built-in games or make up your own  rules in Free Play. Play solo in the Colour Challenge, timing your shot with  the coloured scoreboard lights, or make the game-winning basket before time runs out in the Time Challenge. Sink as many shots as you can in one minute in Score Challenge or include friends and family in a Hot Potato game. Quick! Make a basket and pass the ball before the music stops. When play is done, flip up the hoop for easy storage. The backboard attaches over most doors with included padded door hooks or can be mounted (mounting hardware is not included). 

KidiGo Basketball is suitable for children from 5 years, and available from late September from Myer, good toy stores and online retailers. 

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