Electronic toys are a great way to teach kids things like counting, ABCs, colors and more. Every year there are more and more electronic toys available for toddlers so we checked them out and came up with our top 5 list that offer a variety of experiences for your toddler. This year they are all from VTech.
#1 VTech Musical Rhymes Book
The VTech Musical Rhymes Book has large pages that are easy for a toddler to grasp.
Kids love turning the page as they listen to the nursery rhymes. The book plays a total of 6 of the traditional rhymes. Besides being fun, this toy helps your child learn motor skills.
It comes with different pieces that your toddler can move by sliding the piece back and forth, pressing it or twisting it. The book has many different melodies along with phrases and noises.
There are piano key buttons on the side that can make a musical instrument sound. You can put the toy in the music or learning mode. The star on the side lights up and flashes, but you can turn off the sound. You will need 2 AAA batteries for this toy. It is intended for kids 6 to 36 months of age.
#2 VTech KidiBeats Kids Drum Set
Exploring their musical side with VTech KidiBeats Kids Drum Set is something that your toddler will love. This toy has drum pads and a cymbal and all of them make sounds. Besides being fun, this toy helps with your child’s music and sensory skills.
By using the toy, your toddler can jam along with the different music – such as pop and rock. This toy helps your child learn numbers and letters as well as introduces him to music.
There are two plastic drum sticks included with the drum set.
The Kids drums are intended for toddlers aged 2 to 5 years old and require 3 AA batteries.
#3 VTech Touch and Swipe Baby Phone
Toddlers love playing with Mom or Dad’s phone and now with the VTech Touch and Swipe Baby Phone, they can play and learn on a toy that’s created like a real phone.
It’s a touch screen – and just like a real phone, it has apps on the screen. These apps light up when your toddler touches them and they include a weather app, a clock and a calendar.
There’s a slide button at the bottom of the phone that kids can use to switch the phone mode into a music mode. There’s also a button that lets toddlers act like they’re calling you as well as phrases, melodies and songs.
The songs help toddlers learn things like their numbers, their ABCs and simple words.
This baby phone is designed for 6 month to 3 year olds. Note that it is NOT moisture proof and includes 2 AAA batteries
#4 VTech Turn and Learn Driver
Little ones love to pretend to drive and the VTech Turn and Learn Driver is the toy that lets them do that.
They can turn the steering wheel, moving the colorful dog and imagine that they’re driving down the street. There are learning buttons on the toy that help your child discover primary colors as well as introduces him to different animals and numbers.
The toy has both signal and traffic lights. The signal emits music and sounds. The gear shift pushes and pulls to help introduce the concept of opposites. There are three different play modes – animal, driving and music mode.
This toy makes a great baby gift for a 6 month to 2 year old boy or girl. It requires 2 AA batteries – the ones that are included are for the demo mode and need to be replaced.
#5 VTech Rhyme and Discover Book
The VTech Rhyme and Discover Book is a toy that’s both educational and fun.
It has a total of 6 pages, all filled with bright colors. There are character buttons on the side of the book that light up. The book plays nursery rhymes and more than 20 songs and it says phrases and makes different noises. The toy helps a child with vocabulary, motor skills and learning verbal skills.
Lights, sounds, and open ended questions encourage thinking and learning for your infant or toddler as they play. This educational toy is durable, safe and easy to clean once play time is over – just wipe down all of the pages, buttons, and sounds quickly and easily
The book contains BPA free plastic and is recommended for kids 6 months to 3 years old.