VTech Touch and Learn Activity Desk

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This interactive activity desk from VTech teaches reading and writing skills with double-sided cards that introduce letters, numbers, animals and more.

The table includes 160+ vocabulary words, 30+ learning activities, and 20+ melodies for educational fun. When kids feel like testing their writing or drawing skills, simply flip the tabletop for an easel and chalkboard. 

For ages: 3 to 6
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The LeapReader

The LeapReader, also by LeapFrog, is a complete learn to read and write solution for kids. Kids will sound out words and read sentences, learn to write letters with interactive guidance, and listen to audio books, music, and more on the go.

The LeapReader solution includes three essential experiences:

  1. Learn to Read: Sounds out words, reads sentences, and lets kids play games and puzzles.
  2. Learn to Write: LeapReader helps kids learn the sequence of strokes and practice writing letters and numbers with special LeapFrog Learning Paper.
  3. Learn Through Listening: Audio books, learning songs, and trivia challenges build comprehension skills and vocabulary.

The LeapReader has a library of 150+ books, workbooks, audio books, and more. It’s available in green and pink, includes a USB rechargeable battery, and holds audio for up to 40 books or 175 songs.

For ages: 4 to 8
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LeapFrog Fridge Phonics Magnetic Letter Set

Upgrade your plain letter fridge magnets and help little ones learn the ABCs with LeapFrog’s Fridge Phonics magnetic letter set. When kids place a letter on the included school bus and press down, it’s read out loud and then used in a word and a sentence.

They’ll learn letter names and sounds, plus improve their vocabulary. The set also plays three fun learning songs, like the alphabet and “Wheels on the Bus.” 

For ages: 2+
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Fire Kids Edition Tablet

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The Amazon Fire Kids Edition tablet comes in a 7- and 8-inch screen, giving kids everything they want and expect from a cutting-edge tablet, while parents can rest assured that their kids are safe online.

Enhanced parental controls have even stronger Internet-filtering and easy-to-use time limits. The tablet comes with a free year of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited and access to over 15,000 books, games, and educational apps. 

For ages: 3+ 
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LeapFrog Epic Academy Edition

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The LeapFrog Epic Academy Edition tablet comes preloaded with 20 kid-approved educational apps, and parents can add plenty of others from LeapFrog’s library.

It also includes a three-month free trial of LeapFrog Academy, an interactive learning program that personalizes games to challenge kids as they learn and grow. 

For ages: 3 to 9
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VTech Write and Learn Creative Center

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Help toddlers and pre-K kids learn to write with VTech’s Write and Learn Creative Center. The magnetic drawing board teaches writing and drawing shapes and objects, and detailed instructions and animated demonstrations make it easy.

We love the customizable feature that allows you to add your child’s name—the screen will show them how to write it step-by-step. 

For ages: 3 to 6
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Disney Creativity Studio and Smart Stylus by KIDdesigns

The Disney Creativity Studio and Smart Stylus is a creative experience with Disney characters you know and love. Kids learn to draw with real Disney artists that show how to draw their favorite characters in step-by-step tutorials.

The Smart Stylus allows you to access more than five different drawing tools; just flip the stylus to erase, or shake for “magical” art effects. There are more than 45 unique “pages” of activities like tracing, connect the dots, and coloring. The Smart Stylus connects wirelessly with the iPad.

For ages: 3+ (But don’t be fooled, an adult could spend hours doing this)
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