Fun and learning all in one toy – meet the Innotab 3 from VTech

 

Do your kids love playing with technology and/or using your tablet to play games? Do you want games and apps that are both fun, yet educational at the same time? The Innotab 3, from VTech might just be what you are looking for! I was recently sent a new Innotab3 from VTech for review, and my kids immediately loved it!

Now kids can learn and have fun on their very own tablet! VTech’s InnoTab 3 Learning App Tablet expands children’s minds with age-appropriate games, apps and more.

One of the first things that drew my four year old daughter’s interest was the art studio. She just loves being able to color and make pictures, then show them off to everyone!

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She also noticed the tablet had a calendar and even exclaimed, “A Calendar! Wow, this thing is so cool!” I’m not really sure why the calendar was such a draw for her, but you can put stickers on special days so perhaps she liked that.  🙂

My six year old son was a little jealous at first claiming that  it wasn’t fair that he didn’t get one too, but my kids are pretty good at sharing, so after my daughter played with it for a bit we were able to set up a profile for him that would allow him to login on his own. This way they could both use it and their learning progress would be tracked separately through the Learning Lodge program.

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About the InnoTab® 3 Learning Tablet:

  • The InnoTab® 3 combines educational games, creative activities and reading skills in a child-friendly, multi-function, touch screen tablet to make learning fun.
  • Compact and lightweight design with 4.3” color touch screen, new directional pad and tilt sensor
  • 2.0 megapixel, 180° rotating camera with more than 55 photo features and special effects
  • Your child can even embark on fun, educational adventures with their favorite characters such as Doc McStuffins®, Sofia the First® and Jake & the Never Land Pirates.
  • The InnoTab 3 makes learning fun for children, while giving them a cool electronic device made just for them!

The Learning Lodge

Each VTech technology based toy (V.Reader, MobiGo, and InnoTab) comes with access to the Learning Lodge. The Learning Lodge allows parents to track the progress of each of their children as the play, learn, and explore. The Learning Lodge also features more than 350 educational games, e-books, music, and videos available for download.

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Once my son had a chance to play on the Innotab 3 he immediately found a game to play. The pre-installed game, H20 Go!, that came with the tablet seemed to be right up his alley (a directional pad game that teaches science concepts). He played and played until he actually mastered and beat all five levels of the game. He was quite proud of being able to completely finish the game (although I think I’ll have to find some games to download that are a bit harder).

gamesThe Innotab 3 also comes installed with a game called My Magic Bean Stalk, where kids can harvest and collect beans from their beanstalk. They haven’t played this one as much yet, but it seems like a fun little game.

You can also create your own MP3 playlist, use a personalized calendar, a clock, and make your own notes.

One of the biggest hits for my kids was the friends list. You can input your friends information (phone number, email, birthdays, etc) and take their picture with the camera. All of the information is easily accessible in case you ever need to look it up!

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Art Studio and Camera

My kids both love the art studio, but one of their favorite tools is the video camera. They love the rotating camera and the idea that they can take pictures or video of either themselves or someone else.

They were even having fun sending messages back and forth to mom. My daughter was upstairs trying to access some games on their computer and she recorded herself asking me to help her with Netflix. My son brought it down to me, I watched it, then recorded my response telling her she had enough TV for one day and she could not watch. Even though I told her no, they both thought it was super fun to pass messages and just giggled and giggled.

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E-Reader

The only thing my kids haven’t tried out yet is the e-reader. They may have actually tried it out and I just wasn’t around to see it, but I haven’t actually watched them use this function. They do play with the Innotab 3 quite a bit though, so I’m sure they have used this functionality outside of my presence.  🙂

The one thing I did notice about this as I was playing around on my own, is that there is the option of having the story read to you (perfect for my four year old), or hearing each word on its own (great for more developed readers).

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My thoughts on the Innotab 3

I really like that my kids enjoy playing on this tablet, and there seems to be plenty for both of them to do. My daughter is four and my son is six, so having a toy that can be used for a variety of age ranges is ideal. This definitely fits that bill.

I also like that I can track their learning progress through the use of the Learning Lodge. The only thing I did notice is that some of the pre-installed games/apps do seem too easy or for my six year old. In order to get him some more challenging content I will have to go online and download some additional games and apps (which will cost extra). It would be nice if some harder stuff came pre-installed along with the easier games.

Overall I feel like this is a great introductory to intermediate technology device for young kids. If you want something that is fun yet educational, the Innotab 3 is a great choice.

Learn More about the VTech Innotab 3

Check out more information about this and many more of the amazing VTech products by visiting them on their website or on social media:

Win your own Innotab 3!

Vtech has graciously offered an additional Innotab 3 to give away to one lucky reader! Here is what will be included should you win:

Innotab 3One VTech® InnoTab 3® Learning Tablet

  • The InnoTab® 3 combines educational games, creative activities and reading skills in a child-friendly, multi-function, touch screen tablet to make learning fun.
  • Compact and lightweight design with 4.3” color touch screen, new directional pad and tilt sensor
  • 2.0 megapixel, 180° rotating camera with more than 55 photo features and special effects
  • Four different media players: e-book reader, MP3 music player, photo viewer and video player
  • Includes 16 exciting apps such as:
    • “What’s that Noise?” e-book
    • WonderCam, which uses the camera to add special effects, funny faces and photo frames to pictures
    • Magical Bean Stalk, a growing game lets kids harvest and collect beans from their beanstalk
    • Color & Pop, a coloring book activity that makes coloring pages come to life
    • H2O Go! a directional pad game that teaches science concepts
    • Hundreds of downloads are available via the Learning Lodge™ to enhance learning fun

For your chance to win simply enter on the form below (US 18+)

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The Mommy Bunch was provided an Innotab 3 for review courtesy of VTech, all opinions are our own.

Jesica H

My name is Jesica and I'm happy to 'meet' you! I'm just living life and loving every minute of it! I try to not let things hold me down or hold me back, I just live! Here at The Mommy Bunch, I offer solid advice on all things parenting, household, and living life as a working mom.

38 thoughts on “Fun and learning all in one toy – meet the Innotab 3 from VTech

  • September 9, 2013 at 3:45 pm
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    I love the camera aspect. My daughter will use my phone and take so many pics of things she likes. Would be nice for her to be able to use her own tablet to do things like take pics.

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  • September 9, 2013 at 3:47 pm
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    I like that it has 32gb of memory and can be expanded with an sd card.

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  • September 9, 2013 at 3:50 pm
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    I love that this is a toy that will grow with my child!

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  • September 9, 2013 at 3:55 pm
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    I LOVE the e-reader feature and that it has a story dictionary, I have a six and two year old who both love to read! The six year old just likes the story part but the two year old is very inquisitive about the meaning of words.

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  • September 9, 2013 at 4:08 pm
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    I love that my almost 3 y.o. can use it for years to come!

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  • September 9, 2013 at 4:20 pm
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    The educational games and ereader

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  • September 9, 2013 at 4:57 pm
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    I love the ebooks!!!

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  • September 9, 2013 at 5:02 pm
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    I love the e-reader feature, though my 4.5YO would love just about all of the features! LOL

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  • September 9, 2013 at 6:26 pm
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    I love all the features on this my 4 1/2 yr old daughter would love to have her own product to have and not have to fight with her 9 yr old brother over the ipad i have

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  • September 9, 2013 at 7:17 pm
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    i love everything about this,,,, my 3yr. old granddaughter loves learning and loves taking pictures. This would be awesome for her. And the fact that it has 32gb of memory which can be expanded is truly great! 🙂

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  • September 10, 2013 at 6:33 am
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    I love the art studio and that it’s fun at every age and stage.

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  • September 10, 2013 at 7:26 am
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    I love the e-reader!

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  • September 10, 2013 at 8:32 am
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    We have been looking at these as Christmas gifts for our boys. Nice to learn more about it and read someones opinion. Thanks for sharing!

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  • September 10, 2013 at 8:43 am
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    I am most interested in the eReader. My kids love books but are not at the reading age yet so this will help them read their books.

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  • September 11, 2013 at 6:56 am
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    I like that this will help my grandson learn all sort’s of neat things. Which is good for his mind.

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  • September 11, 2013 at 7:34 am
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    I like the safe wi-fi

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  • September 13, 2013 at 2:23 pm
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    I like that there are 4 different media features. It is everything combined in one device! MP3, Photos, Video, and an e-reader!

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  • September 20, 2013 at 9:16 am
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    The InnoTab 3 feature that I am most looking forward to is the sound activated games. My son does not talk much so I hope this will engage him more.

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  • September 20, 2013 at 1:23 pm
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    E-Reader and Books for my daughter!

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  • September 20, 2013 at 2:24 pm
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    Thr 19 total apps included: Art Studio, Magical Bean Stalk game and more

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  • September 20, 2013 at 10:22 pm
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    i love that it can have separate profiles for different children

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  • September 21, 2013 at 10:01 am
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    My daughter would love this

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  • September 21, 2013 at 10:47 am
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    The individual word pronunciation feature

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  • September 21, 2013 at 10:48 am
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    I like the read to me

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  • September 21, 2013 at 4:50 pm
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    The 32gb of memory is great the kids would love to have this toy and its a great learning tool too

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  • September 21, 2013 at 5:08 pm
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    how do I change it to make you my personal shopper?

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    • September 23, 2013 at 3:54 pm
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      Laurie, If you are already a Save Your Way Rewards member just click this link: http://ps.syw.net/invite/jesicahelgren and choose me as your shopper. If not, click that same link and sign up for rewards, then you have to click it again to choose me as your shopper. Hope that helps!

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  • September 21, 2013 at 5:21 pm
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    The e-reader

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  • September 21, 2013 at 9:52 pm
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    I like the ereader

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  • September 21, 2013 at 10:05 pm
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    My daughter will love the camera! I like the fact that it will grow with her and it would free up my tablet 😉

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  • September 22, 2013 at 7:02 pm
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    i really hope i win this. My daughter would love it…

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  • September 24, 2013 at 12:00 pm
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    Does anyone know who won this

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    • September 24, 2013 at 1:03 pm
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      Hi Jenny, the name is on the Rafflecopter form, but I am waiting on confirmation from the winner so it isn’t quite final yet. All winners have 48 hours to respond from the time I notify them.

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