A Modern Day Fairy Tale: Make Learning Fun This Christmas: A Vtech Learning Toys Giveaway

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Make Learning Fun This Christmas: A Vtech Learning Toys Giveaway

**Product received for review.




When it comes to shopping for the holidays, there is nothing I love more than shopping for the kids. Toy shopping is fun, isn't it? But with so many choices, where do you even begin looking? In our household, Vtech toys are always a hit. Not only are they fun and vibrantly colored, they are also very educational- toys I can feel good about giving my kiddos. Needless to say, I was thrilled to have the chance to receive four fabulous NEW selections that are ideal for the little ones on YOUR shopping list. Let's take a look.

Grow-Along Music Center™ (Ages 12-36 months, MSRP: $29.99)

Sing and learn with the Grow-Along Music Center™ by VTech®. Pretend to be a musician and sing along with the music. Sing into the microphone and watch as the five colorful lights on the piano correspond to your child’s voice, or play with wacky voice-changing and amplifying effects. Rock out with three instrument buttons that play guitar, drum and saxophone sounds. Five animal piano keys introduce your child to instruments, colors and animals. Choose between Learn & Play mode and Sing-Along mode and become a learning super star!

All of the toys we received we fantastic, but this has definitely been a favorite for my music loving daughter. From playing piano to singing along and putting on a show, this wonderful toy allows her to do it all. It plays fun songs like Pat-a-Cake, Three Blind Mice and Skip To My Lou- giving lots of options for your little one to sing along to...or they can put on their own little show with whatever their heart desires. Now, at just 14 months, my daughter does not yet appreciate the ability to change voice effects...but my seven year old son LOVES this feature. Sure, this might be a bit young for a typical seven year old (and short), but it certainly goes to show you that this toy is one that can grow along with your child. The stand is even adjustable so you can find the perfect height for your little one. We preferred to keep it on the stand, BUT the top does come off for a bit more portability as well.
Honestly, I could not tell you who enjoys this toy more- my daughter as she plays with it or my husband and I cheering on our little rockstar as she sings and waits for the applause. From learning about colors, animals to imaginative play, this is certainly a fun and smart addition to your little one's toy collection!




Smart Shots Sports Center™ (Ages 12-36 months, MSRP: $39.99)

Cheer on your little sports star with the Smart Shots Sports Center™ by VTech®. This electronic sports center features a soccer net and basketball hoop for a fun 2-in-1 play experience. Toss the basketball into the hoop and watch as the LED screen counts the number of baskets. Kick the soccer ball into the net, and the sports center will respond with encouraging sounds and phrases. In addition to counting baskets, the LED screen also encourages play with fun animations. Build fine motor skills with a variety of manipulative features. Turn the gears to hear playful sounds and press the shape buttons to learn shapes, numbers and hear fun sounds. Score, learn and win with the Smart Shots Sports Center!


This was another favorite. Having an older brother, my daughter is always trying to join him in playing sports (making soccer practices quite entertaining, I must add!). Unfortunately, at 14 months old, playing soccer or basketball for real isn't an option...so this fantastic toy allows her to get in on the fun too! She loved having big brother come in and show her how to play, and sharing a fun game with him. The one downfall of this particular selection was that it does not include batteries (so be certain to have some on hand), but we discovered that she actually didn't even need the lights and sounds to enjoy the game...though they certainly added a bit more fun once they were added! Many might see this toy and think 'boy' but it's certainly a fun options for ALL kids! And a great price for what you're getting too!

Sit-to-Stand Smart Cruiser™ (Ages 6-36 months, MSRP: $39.99)

Cruise into the learning zone on the Sit-to-Stand Smart Cruiser™ by VTech®. This 2-in-1 toy has an interactive steering wheel that includes driving, learning and music modes. Attach the steering wheel activity panel to the cruiser, and it becomes an exciting ride-on toy. Turn on the engine, move the gear shifter or press the horn to hear realistic driving sound effects. Choose one of six places and your child can pretend to drive to fun locations. Press the six animal buttons to be introduced to animals and hear fun melodies. Then, learn the concept of direction and road safety with the arrow buttons. The Sit-to-Stand Cruiser also has a front activity panel with fun manipulative features and under seat storage your child can fill with small toys for more fun on the go!

Every child needs a cute little ride on toy, don't they? And this is definitely a great option. Why? It's reasonable priced, inspires little ones to learn and use their imaginations and perhaps my favorite part, it offers different play options with its detachable steering wheel. Going for a ride in the stroller? This could be the perfect take along toy....but of course it's a great addition to the ride on as well! From turn signals to gear shifts, there are lots of buttons and sounds to keep your little one entertained. My daughter absolutely loves going on imaginary trips on her toy car! So fun. Perhaps her favorite thing though is hiding things under the seat- something my little guy loved doing as a toddler as well. (Hint: If your little one is snacking as they play, be certain to check for hidden fruits, etc. Trust me on this one!)

I will say one downfall of this particular ride-on compared to some other options is that assembly is required. The instructions however are very easy to follow and assembly only took about 20-30 minutes, but it certainly would have been great to skip that step!




Chomp & Count Dino™ (Ages 12-36 months, MSRP: $19.99)

Feed the Chomp & Count Dino™ by VTech® a healthy treat! Put the eight brightly colored play pieces in the dino’s mouth, and watch as he eats and recognizes each piece. You can play in either meal mode or counting mode. The dino responds with rewarding sounds and phrases while introducing colors, numbers, shapes and food. Press the question button and answer the dino’s questions to show what you’ve learned. Learn shapes and numbers by pressing any of the dino’s five shape buttons. Pull the dino by the included pull string or push the dino along to strengthen motor skills and hear fun melodies. Spin the disc on the dino’s back to play sing-along songs.

Honestly, when I saw this toy lined up next to the others. it didn't look nearly as exciting! I mean feed a dino or put on a show, which sounds more entertaining? While my daughter did initially gravitate towards the larger toys, after the initial newness wore off I found she went back to this one more and more. She has an obsession with putting toys/objects into baskets, shoes, anything with an opening, so really this was right up her alley as well. She found putting each little 'coin' into the dino's mouth highly entertaining. Of course, I loved that again, as with the other Vtech toys, it was very educational. As she plays, she will continue to learn about colors, numbers and various types of foods. Now, she's not much for pull toys so she could care less about the pull string, but I can imagine that my son at that age would have loved that feature as well!

Overall, we loved each and every selection from Vtech learning toys and know that any would make the perfect gift for the little one on your holiday shopping list this year. You can find out more about the wonderful learning toys available from Vtech and connect at the links below:

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And I am super excited to say that one very lucky reader will also have the chance to win ALL FOUR TOYS- $130 Value!! That will certainly make your holiday shopping much easier, won't it? Enter using the Rafflecopter form below:

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Winner will be contacted via e-mail after giveaway ends, and will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. One entry per household, winning entry will be verified. Odds of winning depend on valid entries received. A Modern Day Fairy Tale is not responsible for prize delivery.
 These VTech product, information, and additional playsets for giveaway have all been provided by VTech.

38 comments:

  1. My little girl just turned 1 and would love this! Thank you for the chance!

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  2. my youngest son, max would really love playing with all these toys, if i win, he will be getting them for christmas :)

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  3. My daughter would love this!

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  4. I babysit a little princess during the week in my home and she would love these toys!

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  5. My youngest grandson would love these

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  6. My little niece would love these toys :)

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  7. I am pregnant with a baby girl so I'm hoping she will like these toys. :)

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  8. My great nephew would love these toys! He loves exploring, turning on lights, using flashlights, lol anything he can manipulate, he loves :)

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  9. My 8 month old daughter would love these!

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  10. I'd love to share with my little niece!

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  11. I would love to have for my precious little grand-baby that is due next year!

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  12. My 2 year old son would love these! Hope I get lucky enough to win!

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  13. I have an almost two year old and another on the way. I'm sure both of them would get endless enjoyment out of these toys.

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  14. My daughter and the little boy I babysit would absolutely love them!

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  15. These would be great for the little boy I babysit.

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  16. I have 8 great nieces and nephews that would just love these toys. They would keep them busy for a long time.

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  17. My 22 month old and 7 month old would love these!

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  18. These would be perfect for my daughter!!!

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  19. My little niece would enjoy this very much.

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  20. My daughter :)

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  21. My daughter, Nova just turned 1! This would be perfect!

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  22. My son would love all of these! Thank you for the chance :)

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  23. Oh, my little nieces would love these!

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  24. This would be for my little boy , he's 1st birthday is coming up!

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  25. Right now my 3 year old would really enjoy them! I'm also expecting a baby in March who would love them as well!!

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  26. My 8 month old daughter would love them!

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  27. My 4 month old granddaughter would love these as she grows!

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  28. Oh my little grandson would love them!! Vtech always makes the neatest toys!

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  29. These would be for my 2 older kids and my 2 nephews!

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  30. My youngest daughter will be turning 2 on the 23rd of November. I am trying to win these great prizes for her! :) Thanks for the chance to win! lol

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  31. My nieces would love these toys.

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  32. My son would love these toys. Thanks for the chance.

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