VTech comes up with new range of toys


Kids love toys, and even when boys ge older, they too, have a wide range of toys that they would want to play with, albeit with a much more expensive price tag. VTech is back with a bang, offering a bunch of new toys at the International Toy Fair in New York City. Among the more notable toys talked about would be the MobiGo, a touch-screen handheld game console, while its FLiP (as pictured above) is the first children’s animated e-reader in the world (which won’t prove to be a threat to the iPad or Kindle, definitely), alongside a slew of other releases. We will take a closer look at the FLiP after the jump.

First off, the FLiP is supposed to be the first animated e-reader for kids in the world, targeting those who fall between the 3 to 7 age bracket. It will cost $59.99 each, and won’t require an Internet connection since there is no virtual book store for you to download stuff from. The FLiP is meant to let new readers have fun learning and practicing their skills, as kids are able to engage with stories by watching, reading and learning. Apart from that, they will be able to follow along with their favorite animated characters, enjoying an interactive reading game while cross-referencing with the story dictionary to help with the context of the stories without asking for a parent’s help. There will be 11 software titles available at launch, and they are The Little Engine That Could, Disney/Pixar’s Cars, Shrek, Dora the Explorer, Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story 3, Disney Princesses, Olivia, Disney Fairies, Mr. Men and Little Miss, Scooby-Doo and Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.

Parents too will be able to participate in the learning process through the use of online progress reports and reading certificates. You can download more stories for the FLiP through a story download library that is located on the VTech Web site, where among them would be free. The library is tipped to grow constantly, where kids will be able to choose from a bunch of compelling stories to help them develop their vocabulary.

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