This month we’ve been testing the VINCI Tablet II 7″ Learning Tablet for Children 1.5 to 9 yrs old. Since my girls are 5 and 7 we fall right in the sweet spot. Here’s what you should know: I am not a tech writer. In fact, we don’t own a television and tend to be tech-light other than my home office needs. I would never plunk down $600 for an iPad for the kids to break. When this tablet pitch arrived in my inbox I was intrigued. It was well-priced, sturdy and seemed to offer a lot of variety.
Vinci is a new category of touch screen early learning systems leveraging scientific research and mobile technology, specially designed for toddlers–there’s things like lullabies and visual games for kids that aren’t fully ready for an interactive screen. The Vinci features: Android 2.3.5, WIFI, 8GB, and has plenty of parental controls. All of the apps on the tablet are educational with fun built in. We’ve used the tablet as a treat when my older daughter is doing homework the younger one “works” on her tablet. The tablet is built with a “handle” all the way around it making it easy to grip and get into the action.
It’s easy for a 5 year old to navigate and I’m sure even younger kids could manage this–it’s mostly drag and drop. There are loads of options already on the tablet, so you don’t have to go and buy more. Check out the curriculum by age www.vincigenius.com/en/curriculum/age
Some of our favorite activities included HoHoHa the monkey. In one game, we selected the sequence of his morning–he then acted out our selections. It was a good tool for making choices and processing sequences. We recently had to spend 8 hours on the train to get back and forth to Boston. This little gem saved us.
Here’s a demo video:
Find out more here www.vincigenius.com
Momtrends was not paid for this post. We did get a tester on loan to try out.