New VTech Baby Learning review and giveaway!
My husband and I have a slight addiction to our laptops. We come home, say hello to each other, pull out our phones to check email, and then hop right back on our laptops to respond to late-in-the-day messages. Despite this being standard procedure in our home, we still feel guilty when the 13-month old politely comes over and pushes our devices closed.
Think she’s trying to tell us something? We’re working on not letting work interfere with our home lives too often. But when we have an urgent email to answer, we let Kaia play with her very own laptop made just for her.
A laptop of her very own
The VTech “Baby’s Learning Laptop” offers baby a bright light-up screen to learn shapes, common objects and feelings. Sound effects and music keep them engaged, and a little moveable “mouse” sits off to the side for a fun twist. Kaia likes to sit with her laptop, while mommy and daddy work for a few minutes. It even has a little handle at the top for easy portability.
We recently brought it with us to a burger joint to see how long it would keep her occupied. It was a great distraction while we waited for our meal, letting her push all of the buttons and dance in her seat.
Technology and babies
I recently had a conversation with a colleague over my guilt of using electronics to teach my baby things. I have an app on my iPhone that displays a picture of an animal and then plays the sound that animal makes. Believe it or not, Kaia can now look at those pictures and recite the animal sound with the volume off. My colleague believes that as long as they are learning, what is the hard in using an electronic device to facilitate?
She’s right. I’ve tried to keep electronics to a minimum, but they pervade our daily routine. If they’re very much a part of our life, how can I not teach Kaia the importance of certain items? The VTech Company is an award winning creator of Electronic Learning Products and a global leader in designing age-appropriate learning products that enrich development through fun and smart play. I trust these products and believe they do facilitate learning in innovative ways.
Along with the Learning Laptop, VTech is introducing a Sit-to-Stand Walker that includes sorters, a telephone handset and musical features, and a Peek at Me Bunny that has sensors for interactive touch and hugging play.
All three items are available at VTechKids.com and major toy retailers such as Toys’R us, Walmart and Target.
Enter to win a new VTech Baby Learning Laptop!
I’m always looking for new things to teach my baby. And I bet you are, too! Enter to win a VTech Baby Learning Laptop for your little one by leaving a comment below about one of your favorite teaching moments.
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Mom Central received one VTech Baby’s Learning Laptop to facilitate this review and one to give away.