VTech Little Apps Tablet Review: A Smart Learning Toy
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
Very good built in speakers
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.