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Did you know that Winter Brain Drain occurs when students are away from the structured learning environment of a classroom and lose the months of knowledge they gained during the school year because they are not regularly exercising their brains? According to research from the Center for Summer Learning at Johns Hopkins University, students typically lose one to two months of reading and math skills during the summer break too! But there are many things parents can do to help keep children’s minds active during the summer & winter months to avoid these setbacks.
One of which is to use an educational toy with your kids that always keep them thinking. Sitting in front of the tv doesn't involve thinking at all because the information is being fed to you. So the kind of toy you'll want is something that challenges your kids and asks them questions.
The VTech InnoTab 3S is an amazing way to help your kids entertained and also stimulated at the same time too!
Here's a few of the amazing features that make the InnoTab 3S so great for kids:
- InnoTab 3S is the ONLY children’s learning tablet with VTech Kid Connect, a unique, ground-breaking family communication app that brings families together and helps parents stay connected to their kids – anytime, anywhere! It’s great for boys and girls, ages 3-9.
- With easy-to-use tablet-to-mobile communication, preschoolers as young as three can send voice messages, text messages, animated stickers, photos and drawings to parents’ smartphones, from a kid-safe, kid-friendly tablet.
- In return, parents can send messages back to their child’s InnoTab 3S, opening up an interactive dialogue. Plus, kids can stay connected to their friends and siblings by exchanging messages safely between two InnoTab 3S tablets anywhere in the world, regardless of how far apart they are.
- InnoTab 3S comes with a one year free subscription of Basic Kid Connect, which allows users to send text messages and stickers; a Premium Kid Connect subscription, available on VTech’s app store, offers the enhanced features of voice messages, photos and drawings.
- InnoTab 3S also features a kid-safe web browser, rechargeable battery and 20 free apps, all for $79.99.
My personal favorite feature is the VTech Kid Connect which allows your child to talk to you from their InnoTab 3S and even send text messages. So if your kid is in preschool and they need to tell you something, they can simply send you a message! One of the big reasons I didn't send Mary to preschool or even public school for that matter was that I couldn't see what was going on when she was there. But with the VTech Kid Connect, she could tell me if something was wrong.
The InnoTab 3S would make the perfect gift this holiday season so if you're interested on finding out more information or you want to buy one, check out their site!