VTech Little Apps Tablet Review: A Smart Learning Toy

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Reviewed by Talia Tucker
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We like

Features letters, counting and matching

The screen changes color

Automatic shut up to conserve battery life

Cody the Smart Cub is very encouraging and enthusiastic

Musical learning

Sturdy design

Very good built in speakers

We don’t like

Can’t change brightness

While younger kids will enjoy the colors and sounds, some of the functions might be too advanced

How it works

The VTech Little Apps Tablet is a great apps tablet for children that is both fun and educational. All of the interactions children will have with the app are lead by Cody the Smart Cub. He brings children on an adventure where they will learn numbers, the alphabet, different words, basic math and so much more through the different gaming levels and educational activities.

The little screen changes colors as it interacts with your child. It has letter buttons as well as a piano keyboard. It can teach children so many things, like the basics, but also matching, role-playing and so much more. It is highly imaginative and kids will feel like little adults playing with the tablet that is just like mom and dad. It has eight activities that will engage children and have them learning through play. It has levels that children can work through to maximize the learning experience.

The VTech Little Apps Tablet is not as smart as a real tablet but it has everything it needs to be a great educational tool that will have your child singing, counting, reading and laughing for hours. The VTech Little Apps Tablet is priced far lower than other children’s tablets but it offers so much packed into a small, durable and eye-catching design.

The tablet is mostly comprised of the oversized A to Z buttons, the keyboard piano and the slider at the top featuring Cody the Smart Cub that changes the modes of the tablet. It also has 8 activity buttons that let your child access the various levels. It is intended for children aged 2 to 5 years old.

For parents, there are volume controls and an automatic shut off that helps you save battery life. It also comes with the 2 AA batteries that the tablet requires.

Age Range

Age Range

The manufacturer recommends that the VTech Little Apps Tablet is for children 2 to 5 years old. Younger toddlers will enjoy Cody the Smart Cub, the little bear that guides your child through the games and activities. They will also really like playing some of the games like the piano and taking pictures. They will fall in love with the songs and and sounds. Some of the games may be too advanced for 2 year olds but it will at least introduce them to numbers, words and some new concepts. Children a little older will enjoy practicing their numbers and reading in a really fun and interactive format.
Design

Design

The tablet is 2 inches thick so kids have something that is easy to grip. It is also around 11.8 inches wide and 9.5 inches tall. It a sleek educational tablet that is very kid friendly. It has very easy to read letters across the oversized alphabet buttons. They are a bright blue on white so they really stand out from the rest of the tablet. When pressed, the tablet then says the letter out loud and then a word that starts with that letter.
The 8 activity buttons are in contrast to the alphabet buttons are very bright and colorful with pictures on them to let children have an idea of what sort of game they’re selecting. At the top of the tablet is the mode slider that has Cody, the friendly bear that guides your child through the activities and encourages them to complete their goals. The animated screen below the slider is where Cody appears. He sings, talks and teaches your children. He also cheers them on and offers positive reinforcement while they try to make their way through the levels.
Sensory Stimulation

Sensory Stimulation

The tablet will keep little ones engaged and entertained for hours on end. It is an amazing educational tool but it is disguised as a fun interactive toy. The interface is very bright and visually stimulating on its own. It has big buttons with each letter of the alphabet on them. They are bright and clear to catch the attention of children who are just learning to read or ones that just need some practice. At the top is Cody the Smart Cub who slides to change the mode. There is also the piano keyboard that will teach children about musical basics. It is by no means as complex as a real piano but it may be a good introductory tool to get kids interested in music and musical instruments. There are also the 8 activity buttons to let children pick whatever interactive game they want to play.

The tablet has a color changing screen where Cody the Smart Cub appears to lead your child through the various games and activities. The VTech Little Apps Tablet has 12 learning activities with progressive learning levels. Children can learn to count, learn the number order and play fun matching games to learn shapes and patterns. They can also play the little piano, pretend to take pictures with the toy camera and even manage a play calendar. It has so many features that a real tablet has but it is all geared towards young toddlers and children.
Ease of Use

Ease of Use

This tablet is very easy for children to use. It has a bold and eye catching design that keeps children engaged and entertained for hours at a time. The manufacturer recommends that the VTech Little Apps Tablet is for children aged 2 to 5 years old. Younger babies will enjoy Cody the Smart Cub, the friendly little bear that guides your child through the games and activities. He is enthusiastic and cheerful and he does his best to encourage your little one through positive reinforcement. He holds your child’s hand every step of the way. They will also really enjoy playing some of the games like the keyboard piano and the toy camera. They will fall in love with the songs and and sounds as well. Some of the games however may be too advanced for 2 year olds but it will at least introduce them to the numbers, words and some new concepts. Children a little older will appreciate practicing their numbers and reading a little more than the younger babies and it will all be in a really fun and interactive format.

The VTech Little Apps Tablet is also very parent friendly. There are volume controls so parents can control how loud it is. The best feature however is the automatic shut off system. If left on for too long while not in use, it shuts off on its own to conserve the life of the batteries. It also comes in frustration-free packaging so parents won’t have to go through the hassle of bulky, difficult packaging when opening it up for the first time.
Durability

Durability

The VTech Little Apps Tablet was designed with your toddlers and youngsters in mind. It is made of a thick plastic so it will be fine if dropped or thrown or stepped on or whatever else your little one might do to it. It isn’t bulky though. It has no extraneous pieces or loose bits that might come off and pose a danger to children. The entire face of the tablet is a one piece pad so none of the buttons can be pried off and things can’t get stuck in them. Parents love how sturdy it is so it can handle the treatment of a young toddler a bit better than a real tablet.
Portability

Portability

The tablet is quite compact so it is easy for children to carry around or keep in a bag for transport so your kid can use it on the go or in the car. It only weighs about 15 ounces so its light enough to carry around and won’t be a burden if stored in a bag for on the go play time.
Versatility

Versatility

One thing that makes the VTech Little Apps Tablet worth the money is the versatility of the product. This tablet is very well suited to children on a wide array of developmental levels. Babies really love the piano that allows them to dance along with Cody the Smart Cub. Children who know their alphabet can press the letter keys and the Little Apps Tablet will recite it back to them and then a word that starts with that letter and then spell it out for them on the screen. It is a great educational tool for children who are learning to read.

Cody the Smart Cub is such a great character for the VTech tablet. Cody dances along to the tablet’s music, he says the letters and spells words out loud and he leads all of the games your child will play on the tablet. Cody is very bright and friendly and he encourages little ones to answer when he asks them questions.
Annoyance Factor

Annoyance Factor

With the tablet you get Cody the Smart Cub. He is a friendly, excitable, and cute little bear that facilitates all of the interactions that your child will have throughout the game. He talks your child through the games and activities and he cheers them on and encourages them. There are also many songs and tunes that the tablet plays as well as sound effects. It counts and recites the alphabet along with your child. You will love hearing your child singing and counting but if it gets to be a little too much noise, there is a volume control. You can change the settings whenever you want with an easy little slider.

Conclusion

The VTech Little Apps Tablet is an amazing apps tablet for children that is equal parts fun and educational. All of the interactions children will have with the app are lead by Cody the Smart Cub who is friendly, encouraging and keeps your child engaged and stimulates them mentally and visually. He takes children on an adventure where they will learn numbers, the alphabet, different words, basic math and so much more through the different progressive gaming levels and educational activities.

The animated screen changes colors as it interact with your child. It is available in several different colors to suit your child’s preference. It has big letter buttons as well as a piano keyboard. It can teach children so many fundamental lessons for early education, but also matching, role playing and so much more. It is a highly imaginative toy and kids will feel like grown ups playing with the tablet alongside their parents’ real ones. It has eight activity buttons that will engage your children and have them learning great lessons mostly through play. It has progressive levels that children can work through to get the greatest usage out their learning tablet.

The VTech little Apps Tablet lacks some of the features of a real tablet but it has everything it needs to be a great educational tool that will have your child singing, counting, reading and laughing for hours. It has no frills and no gimmicks so it's a great child friendly device. The VTech Little Apps Tablet is priced far lower than other children’s tablets as well but it has so much to offer packed into a small, durable and dazzling design.

The tablet is mostly comprised of the big A to Z buttons, the piano keyboard and the mode slider at the top featuring Cody the Smart Cub.. It has the 8 colorful activity buttons that lets your child access the various activities and games. It is intended usage is for children aged 2 to 5 years old.

For parents there are volume controls and an automatic shut off that helps you save battery life. It also comes with the 2 AA batteries that the tablet requires. Overall it’s a very well-designed tablet well worth the low price it is available for.
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