Sunday, September 21, 2014

Review and giveaway: VTech Innotab 3 Plus

*Disclosure: I received this product to review for myself. I was not compensated in any other way and all opinions posted here are mine and mine alone. 

A box arrived at our home last week and since we opened it and took out what was inside, my kids have been in heaven. The item inside? A great new VTech Innotab 3 Plus.  Here's a bit about this learning tablet, from a press release that I received:
InnoTab 3 Plus Learning Tablet (Ages 3-9 years, MSRP: $59.99)
·         InnoTab 3 Plus is a value-packed tablet that features a rechargeable battery power pack so you don’t need to worry about constantly purchasing batteries, a cost that really adds up.
·         This tablet offers access to more than 800 educator-endorsed, age and stage appropriate cartridges, software and apps that can be purchased and downloaded from VTech’s Learning Lodge app store.
·         Children will also love taking photos using the 180° rotating camera with over 55 special effects and using the video recorder to make movies. They can even import and listen to their own MP3s with the music player.
·         InnoTab 3 Plus comes with 12 apps to open up a world of learning fun at an affordable price of only $59.99, making it a great first learning tablet for price conscious parents.

 That picture above pretty much sums up my kids' past week. They've been having an absolute blast with this tablet.  I love how easy it was to set up- we just plugged it into the computer and within minutes had installed some apps and ebooks on the Innotab.  I love that it came with rechargeable batteries- that's a huge savings for me! I also love the huge choice of apps that are available for purchase- all educational and fun! This is a great tablet for kids. It's been easy for them to use and they haven't needed help from me to learn how to play any of the games.  The tablet is a nice size for little hands and seems really sturdy as well.  We look forward to many more hours spent playing and learning!

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Friday, September 19, 2014

DVD review: The Tom and Jerry Show Season 1 Part 1: Frisky Business

*Disclosure: I received a copy of this DVD to review for myself. I was not compensated in any other way and all opinions posted here are mine and mine alone. 

I have a very happy 7-year-old in my home these days, thanks to the arrival of a new Tom and Jerry DVD called The Tom and Jerry Show Season 1 Part 1: Frisky Business. Ethan is a huge fan of Tom and Jerry, so he's been very motivated to get his afternoon school work done so that he can have some time to watch this DVD. Here's a bit about it, from a press release that I received:

The ageless exploits of Tom and Jerry continue to entertain audiences in a fresh new show! In The Tom and Jerry Show Season 1 Part 1, viewers will chase down laughs with everyone’s favorite cat and mouse team as they run rampant across 13 fun-packed episodes that are sure to leave fans clawing for more. Joining Tom and Jerry in their new escapades, are all their favorite pals, including Spike, Tyke, Tuffy and Butch. Fans can anticipate an entertaining set of adventures that follow the rambunctious pair as they tear around the house, get into some hilarious haunted happenings and mix up laboratory experiments, all in good fun. They might even take a break from tussling and team up to solve a few mysteries along the way. It’s all in a day’s work for these animated adversaries who are back to entertain a whole new generation of fans!

Ethan gives this show two thumbs up and has been enjoying it thoroughly. I love listening to him laugh hysterically while he watches it! This DVD is a great gift for any Tom and Jerry fan. It will be available for purchase on September 23, 2014. Happy watching!