A Thank You to VTech Toys & to all of you wonderful readers who entered! :)
When I was approached by Jolyn to have Makenna review the *NEW* V.Reader by VTech I instantly jumped at the opportunity.
Target stores everywhere on June 21st but is not available nationwide until August. With that being said, Makenna is one of the first kids to have a look at this great new product that is being compared to the Kindle.
The V.Reader is for kids 3-7 years old. It helps them learn the necessary building blocks to grow into a fluent reader. V.Reader teaches reading comprehension, vocabulary, phonics and word building, along with a story dictionary that describes word definitions in a manner that’s easy for them to comprehend.
Each learning cartridge gives your little reader two options - listen and follow along to the story as read by animated characters; or touch the screen and play reading games to learn each word or sentence.
Olivia Takes Ballet"!
It was easy for Makenna to pick up the concept because just like her DSi the V.Reader comes with a pen to make it easier to use the touch screen.
The stories really come to life through vivid animation, narration, character voices, graphics, sounds and music. Young children engage with stories by watching, reading and learning. Children can follow their favorite character’s voice, play reading games and use the story dictionary.
Through out the story, certain words are highlighted and when touched on the word is explained in definition, which makes life easier since Makenna does ask "what does that mean..?" a lot.
VTech has a download library with more than 100 additional stories. I have both a Windows laptop and a Mac computer so I love that V.Reader is compatible with a PC or Mac computer.
Right now the learning cartridge choices are "Toy Story 3", "Shrek 4", "Scooby Doo", "Olivia", "Little Engine", "Dora The Explorer", "Mickey Mouse Club House" and "Mr. Men & Little Miss"! I'm not positive but I'm sure more cartridge games will be coming out as the release date comes closer.
[[GO BUY IT:]]
[[YOU CAN WIN IT!:]]
Jolyn has GENEROUSLY offered one DDM reader to win their very own V.Reader (in your choice color)!!
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[[THE FINE PRINT:]]**No other monetary compensation was received for this review - I was sent the product(s) to review at no cost to me. The views and opinions are strictly my own. Your results and views may differ.
Giveaway is open USA ONLY (sorry) & will close on July 17th, 2010 at 9pm EST! Random.org will be used to choose the winner who will then have 48 hours to respond to my email before a new winner is chosen. Good luck!**