Learn with the V.Smile Pocket
The other night I saw a commercial for Vtech’s new V.Smile Pocket. Vsmile is a gaming system that is a learning system. The V.Smile Pocket is the company’s handheld gaming system. They allow your children to play video games, but learn at the same time. V.Smile offers games for children ranging from 3 to 9 year of age.
The system has games that feature popular characters like The Lion King, Care Bears, Winnie the Pooh, Bob the Builder, Elmo, Barney, the Little Mermaid, Spider-Man, Little Red Riding Hood, Toy Story, Mickey Mouse, Scobby-Doo, Aladdin, and Cinderella.
It really looks like a great product. The only problem I have with it is the commercial.
The television commercial showed two children, one named Dan and the other named Don.
They showed Dan playing the V.Smile Pocket and stated that he was learning math.
The commercial then showed Don playing some regular gaming system. The voice over then said Don enjoys crashing cars into walls. His parents must be very proud.
Ok, we get it. Dan is smart because he plays vtech’s V.Smile. He enjoys the learning programs. Do you really have to bash poor little Don just because he plays regular games? I mean he’s dumb. There’s no need to add insult to injury.