VTech Tote And Go Laptop

VTech Tote And Go Laptop

Another pre-school learning toy from VTech,  this Tote and Go laptop is marketed for ages 3 to 6 years.
It’s a “portable laptop” that mimics what the grown-ups have!
There are 20 interactive activities and like the Little Apps tablet there are progressive learning levels.
  • vtech progressive learning levelsThe learning activities teach 60+ words, spelling, shapes, logic, animals and more
  • There are 30 popular melodies in rock, country or jazz styles.
  • It can be customized with your kid’s name, age, favorite food, avatar etc.
  • The progressive learning activities gradually increase in difficulty.
  • There is an attached mouse which introduces basic mouse skills.

The letters on the keyboard are arranged in alphabetical order, not like a QWERTY keyboard. The mouse is functional and helps the kids to learn how to use a mouse while navigating and manipulating items on the screen.

It requires 2AA batteries which aren’t included.

Learning with the VTech Toto and Go

The activities are designed to teach your kids to learn and reinforce concepts such as:

  • letter identification
  • matching
  • simple word creation
  • counting
  • identifying numbers in sequence
  • comparisons
  • spatial arrangement
  • following directions.

Although the VTech Tote and Go is aimed at 3 yrs and up, some younger children will enjoy playing and learning from it.

The screen isn’t in color so the kids really need to engage in the learning activities for it to keep them amused for any length of time.

VTech Tote And Go There are 5 letter and word activities that teach children how to spell their name and explore letters and words. The math games teach kids how to count their age and explore shapes and numbers.

The  three animal and food activities help your child identify animal sounds and footprints as well as categorize food into fruits and vegetables.

Problem-solving skills are dealt with by the three logic activities through puzzle and logic games.

The music activities explore instruments sounds and play 30 popular melodies in rock, country or jazz styles.

This VTech is definitely a toy for older toddlers, no younger than 2. Younger toddlers might enjoy bashing the buttons but it’s too complex for that age group.

The laptop is very robust and can stand up to a lot of bumps and knocks. Keep it away from drooling babies though, it doesn’t cope with liquids getting in!

Battery life is reasonable but you might want to get some rechargeables if your kids spend a lot of time on it.

Cons

  • Small screen.
  • No color on screen, dated graphics

 Pros

  • Robust build
  • Inbuilt mouse
  • Plenty of activities.
  • Good price.

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