I received a complimentary product from VTech in exchange for my review. All opinions are my own.
The amount of choices for kids electronics is ever-growing and can be quite overwhelming. It seems every year a new children’s tablet comes out. How do you choose which one is right for you? Well, let me help by telling you about the features of the VTech Innotab MAX and why I love it!
VTech sent me the Innotab MAX to include in my Holiday Gift Guide. I was super excited to try it out and see how I thought it would do for my kids. I like to get things like this all set up with their profiles and games before I hand it over to my kids, so through my exploring, these are my favorite features:
- Each child can have a profile. This will keep track of their individual progress in the games and any photos or videos they take. I like that it can compartmentalize all of this information because my daughter and son do not like their things mixed together.
- Parental Controls rock! Seriously, I can set time limits, internet limits (the tablet connects to WiFi – keep reading!) and set up VTech Kid Connect to send them messages on their tablet from your smart phone.
- Age Appropriate content. The VTech Innotab MAX has a great variety of games for different age groups and in different categories. There are tons of educational games in Math, Reading, Creativity and Science/ Social Studies. I LOVE that learning is fun with these apps. Most of the apps I saw were only $2.99.
- Kid friendly. The tablet is very kid friends with a plastic cover, a handle for easy carrying, a stylus and a large 7 inch screen.
- Impressive specs. This 7 inch tablet has 8GB of memory with the ability to handle a 32GB micro SD card. It has a rotating camera. Has 6+ hours of battery life.
- As previously mentioned, it is WiFi enabled. I know I don’t want my kids to have free rein on the internet so with parental controls I can allow certain sites and block other sites. It is nice to feel like my kids can explore but be safe at the same time. In addition to have the ability to roam the internet safely, the VTech learning panel experts have already placed content on the tablet that is enjoyable and appropriate for kids. There are already videos and websites available for your kids. Of course, as I said the parental controls rock so if you disagree with some of their choices, simply uncheck the box and your kids won’t have access.
- Comes pre-loaded with fun. The tablet comes with 15 onboard apps including Premium VTech® Kid Connect, My Magic Beanstalk, Movie Maker, Art Studio, Wonder Cam Max, E-Reader with Story Dictionary and more. It also comes with one free Toca Boca app and two additional free apps that can be downloaded from the Learning Lodge!
I know getting a Mom’s perspective is always appreciate, but here is an opinion of the tablet from one of VTech’s learning panel experts Dr. Eric Klopfer:
He says that as parents we look for two things in a kids tablet, I agree but would also add that I’m looking for it to be durable – which the Innotab MAX seems to be from my experience with it.
I’m saving this for my kids for Christmas but I have had such a fun time playing the games, exploring all of its features and becoming familiar with this tablet. I know it is going to be a hit with the kids!
VTech is giving 1 lucky reader their own Innotab MAX tablet. This giveaway is open to US residents ages 18+. Winner will be verified, emailed and have 24 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen.
This giveaway will run from November 14 – 22 at 11:59pm EDT. Good luck!