Thursday, October 10, 2013

Making Learning Fun with the New VTech InnoTab 3S Tablet { #AD Product Review and Giveaway }

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As a homeschooling mom it is important to make learning fun. When preparing lesson plans I try to incorporate a number of different learning styles. We do some lessons from books, worksheets, games, etc. I personally feel that it is important to make it fun so it keeps the children's attention.
 
When I was growing up I always got more engaged when my teacher incorporated a game into learning. It helped to keep my attention and made it more interesting for me. I get bored sitting and looking at a book and I feel my children do too.
 

I have my children do some lessons on a computer, such as learning games. I find that they get excited for their computer time and have a fun time while doing the lessons as well.
 
We also have learning games in our house such as board games and card games too. Recently we were able to introduce a new item to our classroom. It is called the VTech InnoTab 3S. It is the best thing ever.
 
It is a tablet for children ages 3-9. It fits in great in our home as my children are ages: 2, 7 and 9. All three of my children are able to use it for fun and learning.
 
It comes with a ton of features that I will share with you below. First I want to tell you about some of our favorite features. My kids absolutely love the video camera. I cannot tell you how many videos they have made using the tablet. My oldest daughter who is 7 has made a few of herself singing and talking. My 9 year old son has set up his plush Angry Birds and made a movie with them. I love how he videos them and he does the voices and sound affects. Great way to get him to use his imagination.
 
My 2 year old daughter loves to watch the videos that were already downloaded onto the tablet, such as Minnie Mouse.
 
 



I knew my 7 and 9 year olds would have no problem using the tablet. I was curious to see how my 2 year old daughter would do. I honestly thought she would have a difficult time but she can use it just like her older siblings. She gets it out all of the time and using many of the features the tablet has to offer. Such as: Games, Videos, Music, etc.
 
They offer a variety of apps that can be downloaded. I have downloaded a few books that my daughter uses for her weekly lesson plans for school. I have also downloaded some learning games too that we incorporate into our lesson plans too. The apps vary in prices and easy to download.

This tablet has been a huge hit in our home and I love it too. Makes planning our lesson plans so much more fun and learning time too. Plus during my children's free time they can enjoy the other features of the tablet too. I love how Vtech made it so easy for kids to use. They can easily get from one place to the next on the tablet and very rarely do they have to ask me for help.

They are also able to hookup a pair of headphones as well. This is great so they can enjoy their time on the tablet without disrupting anyone else.
 
Below I am going to tell you about some more features in detail.
 
InnoTab® 3S Learning Tablet:

· The InnoTab® 3S features VTech Kid Connect – a ground-breaking communication app that brings families together by allowing kids to be connected with their parents and friends through both tablet-to-mobile and tablet-to-tablet communication – anytime, anywhere

· The new 3S comes with a rechargeable battery pack with AC adapter and a kid-safe web browser

· The new InnoTab 3S continues to provide access to VTech’s Learning Lodge™ app store, plus it comes packed with 20 free apps

· Ages 3-9

· All for under $100!
 




 
Connectivity Changes the Game

Whether at daycare, a neighbor’s house or across the country visiting grandparents, VTech Kid Connect is the fast and easy way to help parents stay connected to their kids when apart – anytime, anywhere. Now, preschoolers as young as three years old can emulate their parents and older siblings, allowing them to feel like they are part of the messaging trend but from a kid-safe, kid-friendly tablet. With the InnoTab 3S kids can send text messages and animated stickers to parents’ smartphones. In return, parents can send text messages and stickers to their child’s InnoTab 3S, opening up an interactive dialogue. Plus, kids can stay connected to their friends and siblings by sending messages safely between two InnoTab 3S tablets. And since all communication is approved by parents, they can rest assured their child is only communicating with people they know and trust, making VTech Kid Connect a true breakthrough in kid-safe family networking.

 
 


 
 
Kid-Safe Browsing

The kid-safe web browser, allows access to age-appropriate websites vetted by VTech’s educational experts. Parents also have the ability to add additional websites, giving them complete control over what sites their child can access. This parental control feature is password protected to ensure kids can’t add websites without their parents’ permission.


Packed with Content, Value and Creativity

The InnoTab 3S features 4 GB of internal memory (expandable to 32 GB with a micro SD card, sold separately), a D-Pad game control and updated creative camera features. For even more value, a rechargeable battery pack with AC adapter comes bundled with the InnoTab 3S, eliminating the need to buy expensive replacement batteries. The InnoTab 3S also offers all the features from the Innotab 2S, including a kid-safe Wi-Fi connection, a 2 megapixel 180 degree rotating camera, a 5 inch color touch screen and the Read, Play & Create cartridge and included apps such as the MP3 player and photo album and Wish List Maker. The InnoTab 3S also comes with 20 free apps, including a magical beanstalk growing game; a directional pad game, H2O Go!, that teaches science concepts through an animated drop of water; and a pop-up 3D art studio so kids can explore their creative side. More creativity can be found in the WonderCam app, which lets kids add more than 55 special effects, funny faces and photo frames to their pictures.
Extensive Learning Library at Parents’ Fingertips

The Learning Lodge gives parents and children access to purchase hundreds of engaging, age-appropriate games, videos, e-books and music, endorsed by VTech’s team of educational experts. By the end of the year, the Learning Lodge will expand from its current library of 350 titles to over 600 titles that teach reading, math, social studies, handwriting, science, problem solving, geography and more. Parents can even track their child’s learning progress online. Featured throughout the downloads and software cartridges are popular characters such as Team Umizoomi™, Dora the Explorer™, Thomas & Friends®, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles®, Jake & the Never Land Pirates™ and Sesame Street®. New titles for 2013 on the Learning Lodge include Monsters University®, Turbo®, Planes®, Doc McStuffins®, Sofia the First® and more.


Availability

InnoTab 3S retails at MSRP $99.99 and is recommended for children 3 to 9 years old.


More to Come

Keep an eye out for a value-packed Deluxe Apps Package with Premium Kid Connect, including even more enhanced features, allowing kids and parents to send each other personalized voice messages, photos and drawing, in addition to texts and animated stickers. The Deluxe Apps Package will also include Movie Maker, a creative animation camera game that lets kids create fun stop-motion animations from snapshots. The Deluxe Apps Package will be available in the fall for purchase through VTech’s Learning Lodge.
 
 


InnoTab 3S comes packed with fun and useful apps, like an MP3 player, calendar, clock with stopwatch, notes, friends list and much more!
Play Your Own MP3 Playlist
Your child can listen to their favorite songs, import their own music, play their own playlist, and download albums from VTech's Learning Lodge app store.
Calendar, Clock and Notes
Kids can keep track of their day with the calendar, clock and notes-just like Mom and Dad!
Personalized Home Screen
Take pictures with the InnoTab 3S and personalize the home screen with your own photos!
Friends List
Keep friends all in one place on the Friends List! Keep track of birthdays and contact information.
Read, Play & Create Cartridge
    Read about a dog who moves to the city in the What's That Noise? e-book. Learn about science with the H2O GO! Game. Inspire your child's creativity with the Color and Pop activity.
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      I am also excited that we were given the opportunity to give a InnoTab 3S away to one of our viewers. Please look below for the Rafflecopter form to enter and good luck!
      a Rafflecopter giveaway

    128 comments:

    1. My 5.5 y/o would love this for Christmas.

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    2. I would love to win for my niece & nephew

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    3. My favorite feature of the Vtech InnoTab 3S is the integrated 2.0 megapixel, 180° rotating camera. My daughter would have a lot of fun with it.

      abfantom at yahoo dot com

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    4. I would like to win this for my daughter

      abfantom at yahoo dot com

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    5. I like that it has a 180 camera and video recorder

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    6. I love the rechargeable battery!

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    7. I would love to win this for my 3 year old twins to play with!

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    8. I like the camera feature.

      Holly Storm-Burge
      hstorm799{at}gmail{dot}com

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    9. I know my daughter would love this!

      Holly Storm-Burge
      hstorm799{at}gmail{dot}com

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    10. I love the e-reader and the camera. amypugmire@live.com

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    11. My girls have wanted one for a while now. They love fun learning games! amypugmire@live.com

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    12. I like the Movie Maker feature.

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    13. I would like to win it for my niece.

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    14. My twins would love the camera feature!

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    15. I would love to win this because my twins would go crazy for it!

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    16. I would love to win this prize for my son, he's really love to be able to play all the apps!

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    17. Shared on FB.
      https://www.facebook.com/sonya.morris.9/posts/518104804947705

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    18. I love that it is wifi capable and the camera.

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    19. I love the chat program that is on it.. Kids can message their parent as long as the parents have the app installed on their phones. Really neat.

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    20. I would love to win it for my grandson for a gift of good grades!

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    21. I like that your child can listen to their favorite songs

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    22. I'd like to win this to give to my grand daughter for Christmas.

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    23. I like the E-Reader feature.
      suebee05@gmail.com

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    24. the camera! thanks for the giveaway!

      octoberbaby1990 at yahoo dot com

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    25. I love the wifi and I think my daughter would love to get this for Christmas!

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    26. I like the camera.

      rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

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    27. I love the camera feature!

      Rafflecopter name: Nicole Vosburgh

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    28. I'd love to win this prize to save and give to my little guy for Christmas!

      Rafflecopter name: Nicole Vosburgh

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    29. I think its awesome that it has 20 apps included! Totally rocks!

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    30. I would give this to my daughter she'd love it! Looks like a fun toy

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    31. I love the preinstalled apps and the camera!

      Samantha D

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    32. It would be a great Christmas present for my son

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    33. My five year old son would love this! He loves playing on my phone and ipad to play game and take pictures. This would be perfect for him!

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    34. I think Carters favorite would be the E-Reader! He loves to have stories read to him, and I think he would love listening to E-books! Would be great for car rides to the relatives too!

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    35. I would love to win for Carter! I think he would love it and I love all the educational things you can do with it! Looks very educational...yet so fun for the little ones!

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    36. I want this for my daughter. I think it would be good for her learning.

      octoberbaby1990 at yahoo dot com

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    37. I like that it has a camera and parental controls.

      and I'd love to win for my kids for Christmas. My son will be 2 and my daughter 6.5, it will be perfect for them!

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    38. I like that you can Exchange and Share with Smart phones

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    39. I'd like to win this for my son for christmas

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    40. I like the VTech Kid Connect Basic feature for texting with Smartphones

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    41. I would like to win the Inno Tab 3S for my 6 year old niece she loves electronics and this would hold her interest with so many features!

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    42. I like that the new InnoTab 3S continues to provide access to VTech’s Learning Lodge app store, plus it comes packed with 20 free apps

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    43. I would love to win this awesome tech toy for my grandchild <3

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    44. I love the rechargeable battery pack!!

      Jennifer Marie

      lilnursejen at yahoo dot com

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    45. The camera and movie maker

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    46. I like the 180 degree rotating camera

      thransom@gmail.com

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    47. I would love to win this prize for my son. He likes to play on my tablet and it would be great to have something that is kid friendly just for hime.

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    48. I like the wifi tall_person13 at yahoo dot com

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    49. My niece really needs it to help her learn. tall_person13 at yahoo dot com

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    50. I like that it has parental controls. Thanks.
      partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    51. I like that it has parental controls.

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    52. I'd love to win this for my daughter, it would make a great Christmas gift!

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    53. I love that they could connect with siblings and parents through the tablet

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    54. I would really love to win this prize for my son for christmas!

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    55. I love that it comes with the rechargeable battery pack - those games can eat up batteries pretty fast!

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    56. I love that it comes with more than 20 apps

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    57. I would love to win for my daughter

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    58. This would be an awesome christmas present for my 3 yr old.

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    59. I love the rotating camera aspect of the Innotab!

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    60. I would like to win for my sons. They would enjoy this and I would enjoy seeing them learning while having fun.

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    61. I really like the kid safe wi-fi!

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    62. I would like to win because it's my son's birthday coming up and he would have a blast with this!

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    63. LOVE that there are so many included apps, instead of having to buy everything additional to download to it! :-)

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    64. I would like to win because Christmas is coming, and we have been discussing getting the kids a tablet for them to play/learn on!

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    65. Wifi my boys would also love the art studio.

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    66. I would love to win cause it would be great for a christmas gift for my boys.

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    67. my grandsons would love this and I would be so happy to give this to them.
      Judy S

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    68. the camera! - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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    69. for my nephew! - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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    70. Shared on FB https://www.facebook.com/barbara.montag.7/posts/10201745507015682

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    71. My daughter has been begging for the pink one!

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    72. I was not sure how to follow your blog so I followed on networked blogs, GFC and email.

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    73. I'd like to win this to give to my granddaughter. She'd love it!

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    74. It's a good size for little fingers.

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    75. I love the kid safe browsing, and my little guy would love the camera!

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    76. I would love to win this to give it to my grandson for Christmas.

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    77. I love the camera feature.
      Laurie Emerson

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    78. I would like to win this for my 4 year old daughter for Christmas.
      Laurie Emerson
      lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

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    79. I shared on Facebook.
      Laurie Emerson
      lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

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    80. So that I can give it to my daughter who has asked for this

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    81. I would love to win because I think my 2 girls would get a lot of enjoyment and learning our of it.

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    82. I like that it has a rechargeable battery pack.

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    83. I would like to win this prize to give to my granddaughter for Christmas.

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    84. I'd love to win this for my nephew

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    85. I like the built in camera
      brich22 at earthlink dot net

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    86. I want to win this because it is educational for the kids


      brich22 at earthlink dot net

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    87. i really want one for my daughters bday next month.. she would love it !

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    88. I like that this is geared toward children . They can learn while having fun.

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    89. I would love to win this for my granddaughter, it would be awesome as a Christmas gift

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    90. I like the Safe Connect that allows my daughter to safely text my smartphone.

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    91. I love that it has child safe WiFi
      vikki.billings@yahoo.com

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    92. I like the variety of options to keep the kids busy and it's durability.

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    93. I would love to win this because it is at the top of my grandson's Christmas list.
      vikki.billings@yahoo.com

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    94. I love that it comes with 20 apps on it.

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    95. I would like to win this for my 6 year old son.He is always trying to take my kindle and would love this for himself.

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    96. I would love to win this for my daughter.

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