One of the *hot* toys this Christmas seems to be the VTech V.Reader which is available in blue or pink. We got the opportunity to check it out.
The VTech V.Reader Animated E-Book System is an interactive digital learning toy that encourages younger children to learn to read and improve their vocabulary and reading skills. This e-reader is designed for younger users and features brightly colored buttons, a large touch screen, and a see-through protective case cover.
The great thing about it is that it’s good for a 3-7 year old so although you’re paying around $55 upfront, it’s going to be a toy that they can grow into and will last for longer than just a couple of weeks. Plus with all the great cartridges out there you can switch things out to keep them engaged. It’s easy for a 3 year old to use as well as being challenging for an older child which makes it a great sharing toy too! Older users may choose from more difficult categories of activities including phonics, vocabulary, and word recognition games.
The only downside I saw was that the pen isn’t connected to the item so you’ve got to be careful not to lose it although there is a holding area for it. I’ve heard it also gobbles batteries pretty quick so it may be worth investing in the AC Adaptor.
Go to Amazon HERE to grab it for just $54.99. This is the cheapest I’ve seen it anywhere and by buying it at Amazon you don’t pay for shipping (with Amazon Prime) but you also don’t have to leave the house! Nice!
VTech is offering one of my readers the opportunity to win their own V.Reader.
Cooler yet- for every 50 entries, VTech will donate 1 product to the Ronald McDonald House Charities up to a maximum of 3 readers so please enter to win and help out a child in need at the same time.
So how do you win? Tell me which cartridge you’d buy to go with it from HERE. Don’t know how to leave a comment? See this.
**Want more ways to win? These are worth one additional entry each.
- Blog about the contest on your site
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- Add this to your Facebook status: “I just entered to win a VTech V. Reader from VTech http://www.facebook.com/VTechToys at www.mummydeals.org, the website that helps me save money for free!” You need to fan me HERE for it to count.
- Subscribe to my email feeds. If you’re already a subscriber and you tell me, you get an extra entry. If you’re not, subscribe and then lemme know to get an extra entry!
- Follow me as a Google follower.
**Contest closes on Tuesday November 30 at midnight CST and the winner will be picked randomly (by random.org) and announced on Wednesday December 1. Don’t forget to leave a way for me to contact you! With my new comment system please leave your email address with your comment.
One last note, the giveaway is only open to US residents.
I blog with integrity: I wasn’t paid for this review but I was given the above prize to try and am giving one away to one of my readers. Although I kept the product the opinion remains my own.