A big thank you to V-tech for sponsoring this post!
I am so excited to share V-tech's new learning toy for young children: Cody the Smart Cub! He talks, sings, and laughs, and asks your child questions. He's an adorable stuffed animal, and a great "learning toy!"
Our Cody the Smart Cub arrived last week and has been popular ever since. He is designed for children 6-36 months, but is also a huge hit with Harry (40 months) and Kaia (6 years). Ryleigh (8 months) loves pushing the heart "button," watching it light up, and listening to it thump a gentle rhythm. You can see her playing with it in the picture above. She also likes to push on its tummy. When it first said her name, she looked up at me like, "Did you hear that?!!!" I wish I had the camera handy for that instant...it was awesome!
Harry has surprised me with how much he loves Cody the Cub. When he first played with it, he methodically pushed every button on its body until he figured out what to expect. When Cody announced, "Halloween is in two months!" Harry laughed and laughed, and then turned to me and said, "This is a smart bear!" Then he continued to push the paw until the phrases cycled back to "Halloween is in two months!" so he could laugh at it again! He also declared, "I like this bear!"
Kaia played with it just long enough to figure it all out, and then she was happy to pass it back to her brother. She explained that it was made for younger kids, but a few minutes later I caught her showing Ryleigh how it worked.
Straight from the box, it is programmed with fun holidays, great phrases (it asks you to give it five, find its foot, etc), fun music, and more. You can also plug it into your computer with a short USB cable. The cable is included, but it is very short: I could not put Cody the Smart Cub on my lap and have it plugged in at the same time. I scooted the computer over so there was more space right next to the USB plug, and it worked great. It takes about ten minutes to set up your computer to interact with the Learning Lodge at V-tech, but it is a very easy ten minutes. I plugged the bear in and followed the prompts that showed up on the screen. Once everything was installed, I could customize Cody to my heart's content! I only spent about fifteen more minutes customizing him: now, Cody will say all my children's names (and none of the them are especially common!), count down to holidays, bed-time, talk about favorite foods and colors, and more!
And the best part (for you!) is that V-tech is giving another Cody the Cub away to one of my readers! Just use the handy Rafflecopter form below to enter! Please note that entrants are limited to the continental United States and if you win you need to respond to my email within 24 hours or a new winner will be drawn. The giveaway will end at midnight on October 4th. Good luck!!
V-tech provided me with a Cody the Smart Cub to review and sponsored this post. All opinions are 100% mine...I only recommend products we love!