The Vtech V Reader is an education toy that is ideal for helping children pick up reading skills. Intended for children between the age group of three to seven years, this is the first e-reader to focus on this younger generation.
Vtech V Reader Activities
The Vtech V Reader can be used in three different ways – watch the story unfold on the screen, practice reading skills, and discover the meanings of novel words that appear in the story by perusing the story dictionary.
Younger kids can simply watch the story unfold on screen – and rest assured they’ll not want to take their eyes off it for even a moment. Your child will love seeing their favorite cartoons and characters come alive on screen. The graphics of the Vtech V Reader are superb and the animation coupled with a dramatic narrative makes this education toy attractive for younger children. They can simultaneously read the story being narrated. The words get highlighted as they are being read so the child learns to recognize spellings too. Your kids will just love the process of virtually turning the page on the Vtech V Reader by touching the small arrow that appears on the screen.
Another way to use the Vtech V Reader is to use the interactive touch screen to play games. The 8 games included in the reader help children learn to identify alphabets, capital and small letters and colors; kids also learn to count, say the opposite words, classify words and identify objects.
Vtech V Reader Features
One of the top toys for Christmas 2010, this education toy consists of a 4.3″ color touch screen. Then you have the story book cartridges that come along with the Vtech V Reader. These are demarcated by age – those for kids aged between 3 to 5 and another one for the 5 to 7 year olds. The story book cartridge consists of one animated story along with a narrative, a story dictionary and 8 games to test reading skills.
What makes this education toy distinctive is that it comes with a USB port and is equipped with an option to use SD memory cards to increase storage capacity. These have to be purchased separately though as they are not a part of the Vtech V Reader kit. New content can be downloaded onto the reader – so your kid is assured of a seemingly unlimited collection of stories and activities.
Vtech V Reader – Perfect for Kids and Parents
The Vtech V Reader is child proof, in the sense that it has a cover to protect the touch screen. It is also made robust enough to take a few rough moves. The keys are just the right size for kids, too. This education toy is parent friendly too – and in more ways than one. You can control the brightness of the screen and volume of the music, the music can even be turned off completely. There’s also a bookmark and replay option. For those parents who’re seriously into learning mode, the Vtech V Reader can be linked to the computer system and used to keep an eye on how much the kid is learning. The kid even gets achievement certificates for every story that is completed.
Used over a period of time, the Vtech V Reader helps your child to improve vocabulary and understand the correct pronunciation of tricky words. Most importantly, kids also exhibit an increased ability to comprehend and correlate information – which, ultimately, is the goal of any education toy.