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Innotab in pink
Vtech InnoTab Interactive Learning Tablet
Member Name: carla-jane1990
Vtech InnoTab Interactive Learning Tablet
Advantages: Plenty of games to keep your child stimulated and they are learning at the same time
Disadvantages: Alot has to be bought separately
I bought this innotab in pink so the only difference between mine and the one pictured is that the lue bits are pink. I bought this back in September for my little girls second birthday. Although the recommended age for the innotab is aged between 4 and 9 I decided to buy this as my little girl had taken a liking to my iPad and was nfact much better on it that I was and i wasnt really getting a look in on it. So buying the innotab was my attempt at getting some time on mybipad without being wrestled by a 2 year old to get it off me.
Price and where to buy the innotab:
I paid £49.99 for the pink in tab and I bought it from Argos. It is also widely available in both colours at all toy stores and supermarkets selling toys as well as online. They also now have an innotab 2 which I think costs around £75. The innotab 2 does have the added feature of a amera but as I was buying this for my 2 year ols and hadnt really done much research it was more of an impulse buy as opposed to something I knew my little girl would like I decided to stick to the more basic and cheaper version.
The innotab does not come with batteries which I discovered when buying it so I purchased some rechargeable AA batteries to go with it reay for my little girls birthday.
When setting up the innotab you need to register it online to unlock its features as well as downloads the games for it so I would recommend doing this before giving it to your child as I have to fight mine away from my little girl to do this. Each innotab comes with a certain amount of games that you an choose your self and download. Mine came with 3 downloads and I think the innotab 2 comes with 2 free downloads. But u can also purchase additional games for a small price which goes up to about £4 so this is a right bargain.
Each game has been designed to stimulate and teach your child in some way. With games ranging from developing counting skills, problem solving, basic math challenges and basic spelling challenges. So your child will not just be glued to aimless games like a lot of consols out there.
My little girls favourite game is a penguin one where the aim often game is the help guid the penguin along the ice to find its fish and the finally it's home. Before finding each fish there are ice blocks to move and snow balls to smash to get through to the fish and the in the second level they also have holes to fill with ice blocks.
There are also other built in features such as a calendar, clock and a calendar. But my little girl is too young to use hese features.
The Innotab has a chunky colourful design that also has grip like features helping children keep a hold on the innotab.
Because this has been designed for children it is very rebusk and mine has been thrown across the room in a temper and does not seem to of occurred a scratch.
The innotab is a touc screen but it also has chunky buttons down the side for the power, volume, home screen, brightness and a help button.
The innotab comes with a stylis pen.the innotab has a discreet slot a the back of it for the stylus pen to be stored in.
With the innotab comes a massive a,punt of extras the can be bout seperatly. These extras include;
A power ale the can be bought from toys r us foR around £14.99. The power cable allowes you to connect you innotab to the mains in your house so you do not have to worry about battery life.
A protective back pak style carrying case. This comes in pink or blue. I have this in pink and bought t from toys r us for about £12.99. It can also be bought anywhere that you can buy the innotab.bthe back pack also fits the innotab 2 in it. The case is padded for protection and had backpack handles for you to carry it on your back. Inside the case you have space for your innotab, games and power cable so you can keep everything together.
You an also buy a wide range of games. There is a big selection of games featuring your child's favourite television characters such as, sponge bob, Disney princesses and Dora. Each game has been designed to help teach your child in some way just as the download games on the Innotab have been. These games can be bought from most places that the innotab can be bought from and average at a price between £10 and £20 depending on the age of game and offers on at the time.
The only disadvantage I have found with the innotab is that it only comes with one stylis pen which is pretty small so could be easily lost by a child. Have found that these stylus pens are nt so easy to come across so if I do find myself needing to replace it I will have difficulty doing so.
I also think that the fact you have to bu so much separately to the innotab this could very quickly become and expensive purchase.
I would recommend this to all parents although I'm not sure how interested a child would be in this product towards the age range of 9. Taking everything into consideration i am giving the innotab a 4 star rating
Summary: Suitable for Achilles that will show a lot of interest in it
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