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I received a VTech InnoTab 3S and free Premium Kid Connect subscription for review from VTech and the opportunity to host this giveaway. Incentive was provided and opinions are my own.

VTech InnoTab 3S

I have lamented here many times that while I am pretty awesome in some areas of the technological world we live in (I’m a self-taught web designer and have been blogging for over half my life!), I am still sorely lacking in others. Admittedly, I know very little about smartphones or tablets as I have never, not once, owned either one. Yes, it’s true. The universe (with the help of VTech) really drove home how sad and very bizarre this is when my soon-to-be eight-year-old stepdaughter became the owner of a tablet before me.

Well, kind of.

Tablets have amazing educational, social, and entertainment capabilities. VTech took all of that power and made it easily accessible and appropriate for kids ages 3-9, with a heaping dose of peace of mind for parents with their InnoTab 3S Wi-Fi Learning Tablet.

When you first look at the InnoTab 3S, it very much looks like a toy. It is made of thick plastic, comes in either blue or pink, has big buttons that are responsive when you press them, great for fumbling kid fingers, and the graphics once you turn the tablet on are fun, colorful, and scream of kid-friendliness. When you begin to really look at all the InnoTab 3S is capable of, however, it quickly loses its toy label. This is one powerful and very impressive tablet.

VTech InnoTab 3S setup

Setting up the InnoTab 3S for the first time was incredibly easy. It didn’t need to be charged for six hours before being able to turn it on, like you run into with most any other gadgets. Instead, you pop in the battery packs, turn it on, and the tablet walks you through the set-up process, telling you what to do every step of the way.

Knowing that this would be getting a lot — and I mean a lot — of use, I really love that the InnoTab 3S has a rechargeable battery pack with AC adapter, completely eliminating the need to buy expensive replacement batteries. Batteries are the bane of my existence.

VTech InnoTab 3S start screen

After setup, you immediately have access to 20 free apps that come pre-loaded onto the InnoTab 3S, including the interactive My Magic Beanstalk game where kids take care of a beanstalk by watering it to make it grow over time; H20 Go!, a directional pad game that teaches science concepts through an animated drop of water; and a pop-up 3D art studio where kids can create to their hearts content without going through 300 pieces of paper in the process.

There is also an MP3 player, eReader, and Wish List Maker, all accessible on the 5-inch color touch screen.

One of the best features of the InnoTab 3S is the kid-safe web browser. How many times have your children been on a computer, tablet, or phone and wandered into unacceptable internet territory? We have had this happen a couple of times and I love that the InnoTab 3S allows access to only age-appropriate websites that have been vetted by VTech’s educational experts.

Parents can add additional websites to the browser, a unique feature that really gives parents complete control over what their children are allowed access to. This parental control feature is also password protected, so you don’t have to worry about your child learning how to add websites on their own if they don’t have the password.

VTech InnoTab 3S camera

At the top of the tablet sits a 2-megapixel 180-degree rotating camera that lets you take pictures and videos. This feature in itself provides limitless entertainment. I know this because me and my fiance totally played with this camera, along with the WonderCam app, shortly after I finished setting the InnoTab 3S up. Yes, we are grownups who never really grew up. It happens.

The WonderCam app lets you add more than 55 special effects, funny faces, and frames to the pictures taken with the camera. You can keep all your favorite photos right in the photo album for easy accessibility.

VTech Learning Lodge

When you connect the InnoTab 3S to your computer via USB cord, you are immediately prompted to install the VTech Learning Lodge. This program gives parents access to purchase hundreds of games, apps, e-books, music, and videos. All of the titles are endorsed by VTech’s team of educational experts, so you can rest assured that anything you or your child accesses from the Learning Lodge is age-appropriate and beneficial.

There is also an area of the Learning Lodge that lets you see what games and educational apps your child is playing, as well as their progress in individual apps, which is really cool!

VTech InnoTab 3S Premium Kid Connect App

VTech Kid ConnectAccording to a new survey conducted on behalf of VTech by BabyCenter, the #1 pregnancy and parenting online destination worldwide, nearly 90% of moms find it stressful to be away from their children while at work, on business trips, or while fulfilling other commitments. In response, VTech created the Premium Kid Connect app, online available for the VTech InnoTab 3S, to help alleviate those feelings of anxiety by keeping parents connected to their children even while apart.

With VTech Kid Connect you and your child can share text messages, stickers, drawings, voice messages, and photos with tablet-to-smartphone or tablet-to-tablet communication. Because all interactions are made through Wi-Fi, it doesn’t matter where you or your child is, you can connect with them through this app from anywhere in the world!

The InnoTab 3S comes with a one-year free subscription to the basic Kid Connect app, which allows parents and kids to send text messages and stickers. The premium version of Kid Connect (available in the Learning Lodge for $14.99) offers the enhanced features of voice messages, photos, and drawings.

The VTech InnoTab 3S normally retails for $99.99, but is on sale now for the holiday season for $79.99. After receiving the opportunity to check it out, I can honestly tell you it is worth every penny.

VTech InnoTab 3S Giveaway

TWO lucky readers will win a VTech InnoTab 3S, the perfect holiday gift for any kid ages 3-9!

This giveaway is open to US entrants ages 18+ and will end November 29.

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Holly

Holly is a writer with a penchant for sarcasm, aspiring domestic goddess, and stress baker. She is the founder and editor of Woman Tribune, and lives in rural Northeastern, Pennsylvania with her fiance and their 5 cats.

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102 Responses

  1. debbie jackson says:

    I like the wilfi connectivity and it would be for brea

    • Heather B says:

      I have a 3 yr old autistic son and I really think this is something I can use to connect with him. He really loves things like this and i never can afford these thing son my limited income thanks for the try!

  2. I love that it is designed for kids in mind and has parental controls to prevent kids from accessing things that they aren’t supposed too.

  3. Nancy says:

    I like that it helps you through the set up process and has big buttons!

  4. DESIREE H says:

    I love the Vtech Connect App in order to stay in touch with your kids. I think it is so cool that you can send pictures and messages! I also love the camera!
    Thank you for the giveaway!

  5. TrippyCusp93 says:

    I love that theirs a camera and MP3 player! This would be for my nephew!

  6. Laura J says:

    OH my favorite feature is the E-reader! I would give it to my grandson! I love how educational it is too!

  7. Jaclyn Reynolds says:

    This would be for my son and I think the camera is such a fun feature!!

  8. Kimberly says:

    This would be for my daughter — I would love to be able to text her with Kid Connect when we are apart!!

  9. Melissa L. says:

    My favorite feature is the parent controls. And I would win this for my daughter. Thanks for the giveaway!

  10. Kelly D says:

    I like the drawing programs and camera and this would be for my 2 kids.

  11. Jennifer T. says:

    I like the kid-safe web browser. If I won, it’d be for my daughter.
    jtmagmom73(at)gmail(dot)com

  12. latanya says:

    kid safe wifi and for my nephew

  13. DEBIJOT says:

    My favorite feature is the camera and this would be for my grandson.

  14. Tina Demarco says:

    my fave is the kid connect feature n id be for my 3yr old son

  15. Pamela R says:

    you and your child can share text messages…very cool because my Son is too young for a phone of his own and he feels left out when the rest of us are texting =)

  16. Jenn M says:

    I think my two boys age 4&6 would like the connect via wifi and the movie maker feature.

  17. Heather Baker says:

    My 3 year old daughter would love the texting and the camera.

  18. tara darity says:

    my sons birthday is coming up!! love the camera!

  19. Darlene Carbajal says:

    I love the Wi-Fi, and it would be for my niece. :)

  20. Sheila A. says:

    LOVE that you can share text messages, stickers, drawings, voice messages, and photos!
    This would be for my grandson. Thank you!

  21. Shanna says:

    The Vtech Connect App & Camera =D My son would love this !

  22. Rachel DeHart says:

    I love the wifi and kid connect, it would be for my son.

  23. Rebecca Scott says:

    My favorite feature are the apps and the rechargeable battery pack. It would be for my 3 year old twins to share if I win : )

  24. tiffany n says:

    I love the wifi,parental controls,and the fact that you can link it up with your iphone. I would be giving this to me youngest son Kody….He’s almost 3 and LOVES to play on the computer…this would be perfect for him!!! Fingers Crossed

  25. Chris DeHart says:

    I love the camera and wifi. I’d be winning for my daughter as that my son will be getting one already for Christmas.

  26. Michelle Ness Arana says:

    This would be for my daughter and I love that it takes pictures and videos. She would love that.

  27. Terra Heck says:

    I’d love to win this for my niece. I like that it comes with free apps and has parental controls. Thanks.
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

  28. I LOVE the parental safety features that keep your children safe online. Especially, the messaging features that would be perfect to share with my daughter. She’d LOVE this tablet!

    Thanks for the giveaway.

  29. Julia Cosgrove says:

    I love the safety wi-fi feature and that they can chat with us on our smartphones.

  30. Allison Downes says:

    I like the Wifi on it and this would be for my niece. Thank you for the great giveaway!

  31. Gabrielle Marshall says:

    I would love to win for my niece! I love the Kid Connect App option! It would be a great way to teach her to communicate electronically!

  32. aphia stanwood says:

    I like that it has an app that can go on my phone and communicate with the innotab

  33. Vonnie says:

    I love the camera feature. My daughter loves taking pictures.

  34. Sandy says:

    I would love this for my 3 year old daughter, Stella! My favorite feature is the kid safe web browser.

  35. sandra says:

    i like the vtech learning lodge it can connect to

  36. Billie Wilson says:

    I love the kid connect app. This would be for my son.

  37. KJ Skib says:

    My daughters would love this and I love that is comes with a one-year free subscription to the basic Kid Connect app

  38. Ghassan Alsaleh says:

    I like nice screen I love to give it to my kid

  39. Danielle Cordeau says:

    I love the sharing ability and it’s camera. It’s really a great game.

  40. Colleen Maurina says:

    I like that the InnoTab comes with 20 apps and has a rechargeable battery.

    This would be for my little grandson!

  41. Ashley Morrow says:

    I plan to give this to my god son. I love that it has a kid safe web browser.

  42. Jammie says:

    My favorite feature would be the voice texting. If I won this would be for my niece.

  43. Heather Dawn says:

    I think the whole thing is great, but I love the kid connect feature. My son would have a blast sending texts and pictures to me!

  44. I would love to win this for my 4yr old son and one thing I love about it is the 100% kid friendly internet browser.

  45. Natalie yeoman says:

    It’s for my nephew my favorite part in the camera

  46. Beth griffith says:

    If I could give one gif to my grand babies this would be it! It sag, educational and fun. It’s a toy that will last for years. Usually toys are outgrown in a year or two but not this one.

  47. Melissa says:

    I love the fact that I can share text messages, voice messages, and photos between my phone and the Vtech Innotab 3S!
    I would give this to my Autistic Son if I won!

  48. Premium Kid Connect App – that feature sounds amazing actually. Wow, makes me seriously NEED one of these! I of course would be giving it to my son. He had a tablet once but mommy is the guilty one of breaking it and now I am looking for something new, this one looks awesome!!! Thanks for the chance!

  49. Kathleen says:

    I love the Kid Connect feature that lets them text with parents.

  50. lauren says:

    My favorite feature of this the camera. It will provide hours of entertainment alone. Im trying to win this giveaway in hopes of giving it to my son for his 5th birthday dec. 5th goodluck to all :p

  51. Elayna Spruill says:

    I love how you and your child can send pictures and messages to each other! I’d love to give this to my cousin, Julia!

  52. sandra davis says:

    my son would love this. He wants his own camera

  53. BeckyM says:

    I love the Kid Connect app!

  54. stephanie says:

    I love all the extra games you can get on it and its kid friendly! I would give it to any of my kids, then hopefully I would get my phone back to myself!

  55. steve weber says:

    I love the camera and the wi-fi features the best.

  56. Thomas Murphy says:

    I like the camera and it would be for my son.

  57. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I love the camera and I would give this to my niece

  58. cierra says:

    I would love to win this for my Son he turns 3 in February so I would like to get this for xmas or his Bday

  59. cierra says:

    I would be so happy for my son if I won this for him

  60. Stephanie says:

    My favorite feature is the interactive touch screen. It would be for my little cousin if i won.

  61. elaine says:

    i love the camera. my niece.

  62. Angela Y says:

    I love that it has a camera and is wifi capable. My daughter would love this!

  63. Daniel M says:

    rechargeable batteries and for my nephew

  64. greg says:

    all the games are awesome! i’d save it for my own child or gift it to my niece

  65. Lindsey D. says:

    I like the wifi. This would be for my daughter.

  66. Cynthia R says:

    this would be my for nephew, I like how I can install an app and interact with them.

  67. Mandi says:

    I love that you can install apps from the iPhone. This would be for my daughter.

  68. Andrea says:

    I love how its made just for kids! I would give it to my son.

  69. Beanybopp says:

    I love the WiFi and that you can text between the tablet and your smartphone with your child. The camera is pretty cool also. This would be for our son

  70. I love the apps they can use! So wonderful and so many!

    I’d be keeping this for my two kids to share so I don’t have to let them use my iPad on road trips and during my runs!

  71. Maria Malaveci says:

    Definitely the Kid Connect Feature! My kids would absolutely love this!

  72. Stevie says:

    This would be for my daughter. I like how she could send pictures & messages to her dad on his smartphone when he’s not home

  73. Shannon says:

    Kid Safe Browser.
    It would be for my son!
    palmersf1 at gmail dot com

  74. Christina Howell says:

    I love the camera feature and this would be for my son.

  75. shirley says:

    This would be for our girls, and I know they would like the camera the most. I like the battery pack.

  76. Tara L says:

    Love the camera

  77. Victoria Carlson says:

    I love that it has a camera on it! My niece would LOVE this feature!

  78. Sue Sattler says:

    I love the educational games and the books you can get for it. This would be for my granddaughter. I bought both of my grandson’s one last year for Christmas and they love it. My granddaughter is always begging for a turn on it, so this year I would love to get her one. :D

  79. Karen Leonard says:

    I like that you can text on it .I will give it to one of my grandbabies

  80. Lisa K says:

    I like the kid connect app, I think my 3 yr old and I would have a lot of fun with that.
    I would gift this to my 3 yr old Daughter.

  81. Lisa K says:

    I like the kid connect app, I think my 3 yr old and I would have a lot of fun with that.
    I would gift this to my 3 yr old Daughter.

  82. Ivana Jankovic says:

    That’s great thing! My daughter would be happy!

  83. Jonathan Baker says:

    I like that you can send messages to your kids on it – would be awesome for me to do at work.

  84. JOSE HERNANDEZ says:

    I Like to see my kids have fun with the camera, and It would be for my kids

  85. Brandi Price says:

    I like that it is WiFi and I don’t have to keep up with yet another cord to plug it in to download.

  86. MaryAnn says:

    I like that you can interact with your kids via the smartphone app.

  87. julie says:

    This would be for my son. I love the camera and the wifi

  88. I like the kid connect feature! This would be for my son!

  89. april says:

    I LOVE that it has rechargeable batteries as well as 20 free apps to get you started. I would give it to my son.

  90. Marylynn Arana says:

    This would be great for our daughter! I would love to win this for her.

  91. Belinda Parker says:

    Love the kid safe browser and all the cool apps!

  92. Staci L. says:

    I like that it lets the kids send stickers. My daughter would love that! This would be for her if I won.

  93. lindy says:

    I like that all of the apps are educational and approved by experts. I would give the Innotab to my son. He would absolutely love it! Thanks for the opportunity!

  94. priya ramki says:

    My fav feature is the rechargeable battery and my daughter would love this…

  95. Melinda says:

    It would be for a cousin, the kid connect seems like a neat feature.

  96. Jacob LaFountaine says:

    I like that is has kid friendly websites only browser. I might give it away to kids in need

  97. liz says:

    Camera and for my niece

  98. Kathie Craig says:

    My boys would love this!! Especially my oldest. He loves to takes pictures with my phone. And, it is rechargeable!!

  99. Sonja Samples says:

    Great idea for kids. Ilove that they can have fun while learning. :)

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