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a hybrid learning tablet {VTech InnoTab 2S} + Giveaway

Keeping kids engaged and learning the whole summer through can be a challenge. It really can.  School’s out and kids want to spend their days by the pool, at friend’s houses and on vacation.  No school allowed. But, with the sophisticated learning tablets for kids, like the VTech InnoTab 2S, kids can have fun on the go while learning.  VTech sent us one to test the effectiveness on our own summer-breakers.

Are you new to this whole Summer Brain Drain?  It occurs when kids are away from the school building for too long.  When left to their own devices, kids often lose a month or two worth of knowledge they learned during the previous school year.  While their cardio may have increased with long days filled with play, their brains are growing stagnate.  The brain needs to be exercised as well!  Luckily, parents can easily avoid these setbacks.

As a homeschooling mom, I am already in the mode of finding activities my daughter can do at home and on the go.  A luxury we have is school can be anywhere – the beach, the park, the museum, the yard… even the car.  A new favorite tool for me is the very mobile VTech InnoTab 2S Wi-Fi Learning App Tablet, which is one of the first learning tablets for kids that connects to your Wi-Fi.

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When my daughter was a smaller tot, she was introduced to our iPad.  She has been infatuated with it ever since, but my blood pressure always rises when I see her walking with it across the tile.  I also worry about her wandering over to YouTube or another app with equally inappropriate content.  Oh how I wish I had the InnoTab 2S from the start!

Featuring only age-appropriate apps and content, all geared towards learning, it is the perfect tool to fend off Summer Brain Drain.  And since it is durably made (no spider-webbing glass) my daughter can prance around with it wherever she desires. To make it even easier, the InnoTab 2S has a built-in stand for vertical or horizontal use.

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We have tried and loved other cartridge-based devices in the past, but what I really find spectacular about the InnoTab 2S is the hybrid combo of cartridge and downloadable content.  Connect wirelessly to VTech’s comprehensive app store, the Learning Lodge, where you can easily browse more than 350 educational games, e-books, music and videos for preschool to early grade school levels.  Kids can even create a wish list and email it to their parents!

More awesome features include: 180° rotating camera and video recorder, tilt sensor, photo viewer, video player, MP3 music player, e-reader, art studio, microphone and more… wow.  My iPad-savvy girl doesn’t have to feel like she’s being downgraded with all of these awesome options!

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Kids learn best when their favorite characters take part — it’s just a fact.  Within the downloads and software cartridges, you will find a whole host of popular characters from Jake & The Neverland Pirates and Disney Princesses to Thomas & Friends and Sesame Street… your kids’ favorite TV shows and movies.

Subjects include math, reading, science, social studies, creativity and problem-solving, a pretty well-rounded curriculum!  The system tricks kids into learning while they are having fun, not to mention it keeps them quiet during downtime — a wonderful thing!  Even the basic free apps that come with the InnoTab 2S are fun, and did I mention it has a stylus?

VTech InnoTab 2S review in_the_know_mom kids wifi tablet

Grab the InnoTab 2S Wi-Fi Learning App Tablet from VTech for your upcoming vacation car rides, plane rides and quiet moments at home.  Maximize any dull moment to keep those kids thinking and brain-exercising!  Keep in the know by liking VTech on Facebook and by following VTech on Twitter.

Now the exciting part — WIN an InnoTab 2S Tablet for the summer-breaker in your life.  US only, please!

The VTech product, information, and additional gift pack have been provided by VTech; all opinions are 100% my own.  Post may contain affiliate links.

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  1. Heather Hayes Panjon
    June 8, 2013 at 7:34 pm — Reply

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  2. Natalie S
    June 8, 2013 at 9:12 pm — Reply

    My son would love the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse game!

  3. Janet W.
    June 9, 2013 at 3:12 am — Reply

    My grandson would love the game InnoTab Software – Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.

    June 9, 2013 at 7:39 am — Reply

    My children would love InnoTab Software – Jake and the Never Land Pirates

  5. June 9, 2013 at 8:02 am — Reply

    I’d choose the Cars 2 cartridge

  6. sandra davis
    June 9, 2013 at 1:04 pm — Reply

    would choose disney princess

  7. Kim Pollock
    June 9, 2013 at 4:23 pm — Reply

    Team Umzoomi! My kids would love that one!

  8. Leann L
    June 9, 2013 at 4:28 pm — Reply

    I’d get my son Jake and the Never Land Pirates.


  10. Lacey Burd
    June 10, 2013 at 9:55 pm — Reply

    My daughter would love the Disney Princesses cartridge :)

  11. April Brenay
    June 11, 2013 at 6:42 am — Reply

    my boys love jake and the neverland pirates

  12. Gloria Walshver
    June 11, 2013 at 10:59 am — Reply

    The Cars2 game cartridge would be ideal for my grandsons.

  13. Stacey B
    June 11, 2013 at 5:35 pm — Reply

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  14. Stephanie Larison
    June 11, 2013 at 7:23 pm — Reply

    The Team Umizoomi one would be great, my daughter loves that show.

  15. jill
    June 11, 2013 at 8:58 pm — Reply

    Team umizoomi cartridge!

  16. Carly
    June 12, 2013 at 2:33 pm — Reply

    We could REALLY use this!!! My son would LOVE this!!!

  17. Beth Rees
    June 12, 2013 at 5:09 pm — Reply

    We would love the InnoTab Software – Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
    pinterest name: Beth R, bethanyr333

  18. Barbara Montag
    June 12, 2013 at 5:34 pm — Reply

    I’d get Brave – kids would love it!
    Thank you.

  19. Amy Dillard
    June 12, 2013 at 10:50 pm — Reply

    Jake and the Neverland Pirates!

  20. June 14, 2013 at 11:12 am — Reply

    Mickey Mouse Clubhouse

  21. Richard Hicks
    June 14, 2013 at 3:30 pm — Reply


  22. June 15, 2013 at 6:52 am — Reply

    I’d like the Disney Minnie cartridge

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  24. Paula Michele Hafner
    June 16, 2013 at 6:31 pm — Reply

    I would pick the InnoTab Software – SpongeBob SquarePants

  25. June 16, 2013 at 9:54 pm — Reply

    the mickey mouse clubhouse game for sure!!!

  26. Valerie Taylor Mabrey
    June 17, 2013 at 10:23 am — Reply

    dora the explorer
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  27. Conor S.
    June 17, 2013 at 2:43 pm — Reply

    I would choose disney princess for my daughter when she is old enough.

  28. Ashley
    June 17, 2013 at 3:21 pm — Reply

    my son would like the Madagascar 3 game thanks!

  29. Daniel M
    June 17, 2013 at 4:53 pm — Reply

    Madagascar 3 looks fun

  30. Leslie L. Stanziani
    June 18, 2013 at 5:38 pm — Reply

    My son would love Jake and the Neverland Pirates.

  31. Kelly Boudreaux
    June 18, 2013 at 9:52 pm — Reply

    The Mickey Mouse Clubhouse game!!!

  32. Karen Gonyea
    June 19, 2013 at 3:59 am — Reply

    Mickey Mouse Clubhouse :)

  33. Christine H
    June 19, 2013 at 11:49 am — Reply

    I would get Brave, I think my daughter would definitely enjoy that game.

  34. Alex Roach
    June 19, 2013 at 8:11 pm — Reply

    I like the Cars 2 cartridge!

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