DISCLAIMER: This post contains sponsored content. A sample of the VTech Touch & Learn Activity Desk was provided for the purposes of this review. All opinions expressed are those of the SPD editorial staff.
I’ll admit, after putting this one through a test run with the Semi-Pro Kid this weekend, I am surprised at how well it held his attention.
The VTech Touch & Learn Activity Desk is another in the trend of using insert cards to give your kids an interactive, educational experience to help them learn. This activity desk, however, had a few more bells and whistles than some of the other options out there.
The desk is equipped with an LCD light screen and speakers that add another element to their experience. The music insert, which is an early favorite of his, turns the table into a piano that can be played with a touch. Other inserts included letters, fruits and colors.
The Touch & Learn Activity Desk™ Deluxe by VTech (MSRP 54.99) is a three-in-one desk with interactive activity cards that’s expandable for more fun and discovery! The desk features an interactive desktop and five pages to explore that are filled with engaging content including letters, numbers, music, colors and more. Choose from eight expansion packs (each sold separately) that each focus on a specific curriculum like nursery rhymes, reading skills, animals and numbers. It also transforms from a desk into an easel and chalkboard with plenty of storage space for art supplies to encourage play and discovery. The LED display illustrates letter and number stroke order and how to draw basic shapes. For even more fun, your toddler can play with the toy telephone or listen to fun tunes on the music player. Enjoy hours of fun as you create, discover and learn!
Don’t ask me how the insert cards functions like a touchscreen. I’m not a magician.
When they are ready to express themselves, the table flips up into an art easel. The non-interactive attributes are actually what sets this system apart from most of its competitors. The Semi-Pro Kid has claimed the desk as his all-purpose workspace. He even ate his dinner there.
The T&L Activity Desk says it is designed for kids age 2 to 5. Most of the insert cards cater to the younger end of that spectrum so it is probably best suited to kids who are just beginning to learn their letters and colors. The desk itself is also on the small side so if your four or five-year-old is on the larger side, it might be a little cramped.
Other than that, this product got the thumbs up from Semi-Pro Kid.