Bellamy Blue is growing up by the second, and now that the baby toys are packed away, we are looking for great learning toys for toddlers for Christmas. Our boys have grown up with VTech learning toys, and so of course we turn to VTech once again. This year VTech has some fun new , educational learning toys out, and Bellamy Blue got a chance to check out some of them.
VTech Sit-to-Stand Smart Cruiser Ride On Toy:
The VTech Smart Cruiser was an immediate success with Bellamy Blue, and it seems as if she is still discovering new things that it can do, every time she goes for a ride. The Smart Cruiser can be used as both a toy for floor play as well as a ride on toy, and our little miss especially loves the storage room under the seat, where she can hide her fancy jewelry, small dolls and other favorites.
The Smart Cruiser is a 2-in-1 ride on toy, with two different steering options. A basic steering and the fun steering wheel with sounds, three sound settings and much more.
The detachable steering wheel has six pretend driving locations, it makes horn sounds, six different animal sounds and melodies, and it has arrow buttons that teaches concepts such as right and left. The steering wheel also has three different play modes, which includes learning mode, driving mode and music mode.
When Bellamy is not driving, she can take of the steering wheel and use it as a regular learning toy.
As a mom of four, I highly appreciate the three volume settings, and I think the automatic shut off mode is genius, as it saves me batteries.
Why We Love the VTech Sit-to-Stand Smart Cruiser
- It grows with our daughter
- It can be used a s a ride on and as a detachable learning toy
- It teaches through play
- It has an under the seat storage
- It has three play modes
- It has an automatic shut off mode
- It only uses 2 AA batteries
- It is pretty sturdy and does not tip over, when our daughter leans.
VTech Smart Shots Sports Center
The VTech Smart Shots Sports Center is another fun new educational toy from VTech, which encourages coordination and gives little ones a chance to have fun and be active indoors. It comes with a small soft basketball and a small soccer ball, and the front LED display lights up, when your little one score a goal.
With a soccer net and a basketball hoop, the VTech Smart Shots Sports Center is the perfect way to keep active toddlers entertained, and with three big brothers Bellamy Blue is all about playing ball.
The VTech Smart Shots Sports Center introduces little ones to shapes and numbers, plus it has lots of fun sounds. The scoreboard actually keeps track of baskets and goals, plus it encourages toddlers to keep on going. It also plays two sing-along songs plus 18 different melodies.
The sports center from VTech used 3 AA batteries, and it is quite easy to assemble. We love it, because it is a great way to keep our little one active, even when it is too hot, too cold or too wet to be outdoors. It is recommended from ages 12-36 months.
VTech Chomp and Count Dino
The Chomp and Count Dino from VTech brought cheers from both our 20-month-old Bellamy Blue and her five-year-old brother. What a fun toy for the little one, because it encourages learning of the basics, while keeping the little ones having fun.
With more than 130 songs, melodies, sounds and phrases, the VTech Chomp & Count Dino is definitely a hit around here, and the fact that it can recognize the colors and foods that our little one feeds it just makes for even more impressive cheers.
This toy is recommended for kids ages 12 to 36 months, and I will say that it is spot on with our 20 month old daughter. It is surely fun and basic enough for kids at 12 months, and the interactive features are sure to impress older youngsters as it did in our family.
At 20 months old our Bellamy Blue is getting big on learning her colors and numbers, and the VTech Chomp and Count Dino has been a perfect tool for her to learn her basics. It has 2 play modes in either a counting mode or a food mode, and by spinning the disk on the top of the dino’s back, you can play different melodies.
VTech Grow-Along Music Center
The VTech Grow-Along Music Center is another fun 2-in-1 learning toy from VTech, which will make a great holiday gift for music-loving toddlers this year. Bellamy Blue is a big music lover, and she is crazy about this toy. The VTech Grow-Along Music Center features 75 songs, melodies, songs and phrases, and the voice-changing microphone is a big hit around here.
Bellamy Blue loves singing into the voice-changing microphone, and this toy is just spot on for her age level. At 20 months, she is now really able to use all of the tools and modes that the VTech Grow-Along Music Center offers.
The VTech Grow-Along Music Center has two height settings, but the piano part can also be completely removed and used as a floor toy. Of course as a frugal mom of four, I love that the toy has an automatic shut off mode. I am not a big fan of toys with batteries, but this automatic shut-off feature really makes a big difference in the energy use.
Why We Love the VTech Grow-Along Music Center
- It grows with our daughter
- It can be used a stand=up toy or a sit-on-the floor toy as it detaches from the stand.
- It lets our daughter express herself through music.
- It has two music modes
- The microphone is such a big hit with our daughter and her brothers.
- It has an automatic shut off mode
- It only uses 3 AA batteries
- The adjustable stand is sturdy and prevents it from tipping over, when our daughter leans on it.
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The Holiday Gift Guide 2014
VTech is a part of the 2014 Holiday Gift Guide here at Frugality Is Free, because they offer educational toys for kids of all ages. VTech toys make great gifts, and our kids are always thrilled to open a gift from VTech
Win 4 VTech Learning Toys
One of Frugality Is Free’s readers will win the 4 VTech learning toys featured in this post as a part of the 2014 Holiday Gift Guide.
One reader will win the VTech Chomp & Count Dino, VTech Sit-to-Stand Smart Cruiser, VTTech Grow-Along Music Center, and the VTech Smart Shots Sports Center by Monday, November 10th?
FIF is not responsible for prize shipment.
This giveaway will end Wednesday November 12th at midnight EST.
Disclaimer: The Frugality Is Free family received complimentary VTech learning toy samples for the purpose of writing a review and hosting a giveaway, no monetary compensation was received. Any opinions expressed above are based solely on our family’s experience with educational toys from VTech.