NEW YORK and TORONTO, March 9, 2020 /CNW/ - VTech® a leader in kid-friendly tech, showcased innovative introductions at the 2020 North American International Toy Fair®late last month. Exciting new additions to Vtech's award-winning baby, infant and toddler collection were displayed.
"We know that playtime is such an important part of a child's development," said Andy Keimach, President, VTech Electronics North America. "We have a heritage of being the brand that parents can trust to bring interactive playtime experiences that engage children in a really fun way – we are very excited about our newest products, which I am sure will delight parents and kids!"
Highlights of the baby, infant, toddler and Go! Go! Smart Wheels lines, available later this year, include:
Jiggle & Giggle Fishing Set™: Cast into a sea of fun with the Jiggle & Giggle Fishing Set™. Kids can role-play fishing, and it's easy to cast the line into the pretend sea. Little ones develop hand-eye coordination as they spin the reel and catch the sea creatures. Comes with a storage bucket for accessories. Ages 2-5 years.
Count & Win Sports Center™: Win the learning game with the Count & Win Sports Center™. Toddlers get their muscles moving with a soccer ball to exercise their legs and feet, and a basketball to get little arms and hands working. Enjoy 65+ songs, melodies, sounds and phrases as you learn about shapes, colors, numbers and good sportsmanship. Ages 12-36 months.
Explore & Crawl Elephant™: It's time to explore! The cheerful Explore & Crawl Elephant™ encourages little ones to crawl and walk after him with ears that flap and a bright, light-up star. This soft, plush animal invites cuddles while providing lots of sensory stimulation with multiple textures and bright patterns. This toy's 45+ songs, melodies, sounds and phrases enliven playtime while teaching about colors, numbers and more. Ages 6-36 months.
Helping Heroes Fire Station™: Role-play your way to a rescue with the Helping Heroes Fire Station™ playset. Set the stage with the fire truck that converts to a fire station. Firefighters Fiona and Frankie can occupy three different play levels where they can perform fire drills, check their equipment and gas up the included mini fire truck and helicopter. Enjoy imagination-inspiring features like an elevator, fire hose, ladder and gas pump. Accessories include two firefighters, a mini fire truck, a helicopter and a ladder, which store inside the fire truck. Ages 1½-4 years.
Go! Go! Smart Wheels® Ultimate Corkscrew Tower™: Standing an astounding three feet tall, the two-in-one Go! Go! Smart Wheels® Ultimate Corkscrew Tower™ features two exciting race configurations, five SmartPoint® locations and Rocky the Race Car. Stack tracks one atop the other to form an impressive 36-inch-high corkscrew track for dizzy downhill fun, or set up the tracks side by side for a dual-track racing experience. Additional SmartPoint® cars sold separately. Ages 1-5 years.
Additionally, two new products encouraging self-expression and creativity were featured at the toy fair.
KidiZoom Creator Cam: Kids can be the star of their own video universe with the KidiZoom Creator Cam digital video camera, part of the award-winning Kidi line of aspirational children's electronics. Complete with basic editing capabilities and a green screen to create amazing special effects, this high-definition video camera kit comes with everything kids need to create video content. Ages 5 and up.
Myla's Sparkling Friends: As an extension of last year's popular robotic toy Myla the Magical Unicorn™, kids can brighten up every day by collecting all six of Myla's Sparkling Friends. These fantastical creatures include a unicorn, peacock, dragon and more (sold separately) that talk, sing and light up with a rainbow of colors. Myla's Sparkling Friends respond with more than 100 fun, magical responses! Kids can also sing along to a colorful song or accessorize themselves and Myla's Sparkling Friends with shared accessories such as hair clips, combs and rings. Ages 4 and up.
The action-packed Switch & Go line recommended for ages 4 years and up was also introduced and will be available in the fall. Highlights from the line include:
Switch & Go™ Velociraptor Helicopter: Switch into fun with the Switch & Go™ Velociraptor Helicopter. Transform a ferocious dinosaur into a helicopter and back in just a few simple steps. This 2-in-1 toy has different responses in Dinosaur mode and Vehicle mode, combining for more than 90 phrases and sounds that enhance imaginative play. Raptors rule!
Switch & Go™ T-Rex Off-Roader: Switch into fun with the Switch & Go™ T-Rex Off-Roader. Transform the ferocious dinosaur into a rugged off-road vehicle and back in just a few simple steps. This 2-in-1 toy responds differently when in Dinosaur mode or in Vehicle mode with the color LCD screen showing fierce animated dinosaur eyes or a daring driver with more than 60 phrases and sounds that enhance imaginative play. Roar with me!
Switch & Go™ Stegosaurus Buggy: Switch into fun with the Switch & Go™ Stegosaurus Buggy. Transform a tough dinosaur into a rugged off-road buggy and back in just a few simple steps. This 2-in-1 toy has different responses in Dinosaur mode and Vehicle mode, combining for more than 30 phrases and sounds that enhance imaginative play. Let's get wild!
For more information about VTech's new electronic learning products, visit www.VTechKids.ca, or follow @vtechtoyscanada on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
About VTech® VTech is a world leader in electronic learning products for children. VTech develops products that bring innovative technology and fun together to encourage children to explore, discover and learn while they play. The high-quality, innovative products enrich children's development and make learning fun. With a rich history, VTech has not only established itself as a learning authority but also consistently remains at the forefront of innovation with award-winning products. They have a broad range of award-winning infant and preschool products available in 24 different languages worldwide.
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