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Our VTech InnoTab 3S is one item in our household that has been played with the most. Zoe is now seven so many of the InnoTab learning games are much too easy for her, however my five year old nephew adores them. The InnoTab 3S learning tablet provides fun, age-appropriate games, eBooks and activities for children allowing children to progressively learn key subjects such as math, reading and science in steady stages.
We recently were provided two new VTech InnoTab Learning Games to review.
Disney Pixar Play InnoTab learning game
This Disney Pixar Play InnoTab game is recommended for children age 4-7 years, teaching language arts in a variety of areas to teach spelling, vocabulary, beginning letters, reading, phonics, creativity and more. This game starts with children in the Pixar Store where they can play games based on their favorite Disney characters including Toy Story, Monsters University, Finding Nemo and The Incredibles. In the store children can also play a spaceship crane game to win toys however this can only be played once coins are earned through the learning games. Once toys are won, they will be displayed on toy shelves where special mini games will be unlocked. There is also a photo fun activity where photos can be taken and stickers and frames can be added.
- Toy Story game. For this game there are two learning games; Woody to the Rescue and Buzz’s Intergalactic Showdown.
- Woody to the Rescue Children can choose easy or difficult levels and must direct Woody in this fun game. The D-pad or stylus will be used to move Woody around to help rescue the kidnapped alien. Children will follow clues and find the correct letters to open toy boxes. Here they will be learning spelling, sounds and more to advance along the path.
- Buzz’s Intergalactic Showdown: Again, children will be able to choose easy or difficult levels in helping Buzz defeat robots by completing words by finding the missing letters of words shown. Once Buzz defeats the robots the word will be spelled out and said out loud for children to learn the word.
- Monsters University: This is undoubtedly a favorite among the children who have played this. In the Meet the New Student game children can create their very own monsters so they can get a new student ID card. Children will choose from body types then customize by choosing the monster color, eyes, mouth, face and more. Once the monster has been created children go into the scare simulator to see how scary your monster really is! Kids will scream their loudest into the InnoTab microphone. Creativity ensues as the monster is then added to the fear book where fun scenes and stickers can be added to show the Monsters University campus life.
- Finding Nemo game: The Nemo games also have two games to choose from; Nemo’s Neighbors and Dory’s Memory Challenge.
- Nemo’s Neighbors: Choose from easy or difficult levels and use the D-pad or stylus to guide Nemo in an underwater swimming adventure. Nemo will meet friends but be careful as there are obstacles along the way. Kids will learn vocabulary, spelling and beginning letters as they collect bubbles and algae.
- Dory’s Memory Challenge: This game also can be easy or difficult levels. Nemo is trying to help Dory improve her memory with the fish. You’ll have to remember where the fish are to find the correct groups.
- The Incredible E-Book allows children to read the story where children can hear the story out loud, touch words one by one to read the story themselves and touch highlighted words to learn more about the word via the story dictionary. During the story, images can be touches to hear voices and sounds.
I Spy Adventure InnoTab Learning Game
Children will have a blast in this ISpy Adventure game finding objects, solving riddles and playing games! There are four activities in this game; Riddle Rush, Pattern Quest, Oops Hoops and Adventure Box.
- Riddle Rush has a total of 50 levels from easy to difficult however you must play to unlock. Objects will be shown and they must be found in the mumble jumble picture that is filled with different objects. It isn’t as easy as it looks as they blend many items into the picture. Once children advance to more challenging levels they’ll have to use their memory skills more to help solve the I Spy riddles. Levels 2 and 3 also offer power-ups that provide hints to find objects.
- Pattern Quest: This was Zoe’s favorite as she adores patterns. It will start simple showing only two objects though children will need to find the correct pattern and choose the object by dragging and dropping into the space. Objects may be missing at the beginning, end or inside the puzzle.
- Oops Hoops will have you sorting and classifying objects. They may have to sort based on a matching object, color or same item. Shapes, letters, numbers, problem solving and more and learned in this game.
- Adventure Box: This game was a bit tricky in the challenging levels. Boxes are full of objects and children must match objects based on same color, same type, objects that go together (such as a bat & ball) and the starting letter. With the stylus, just hit the object that match. There are 50 different levels.
Games work with all InnoTab systems and will also work with new models that will be released later this year, including the InnoTab MAX, its fastest Wi-Fi tablet yet and its first to feature Android™ learning content. Games can be purchased at VTechkids.com