VTech‘s newest tablet, the InnoTab 3S Wi-Fi learning tablet is the next generation of one of the first children’s learning tablets with Wi-Fi for kids ages 3 to 9. The InnoTab 3S features VTech Kid Connect—an exclusive communication app that allows kids to be connected with their parents and friends through both tablet-to-mobile and tablet-to-tablet communication, a rechargeable battery pack with AC adapter, and a kid-safe web browser. In addition, access to VTech’s Learning Lodge app store—home to a plethora of downloadable content and curriculum for purchase—and 20 free apps provides kids with a bright start on their learning journey.

With VTech Kid Connect, kids can use their InnoTab 3S to send text messages and animated stickers to parents’ smartphones. In return, parents can send text messages and stickers to their child’s InnoTab 3S. This is a really cool feature of the InnoTab 3S because it lets kids emulate their parents and the way that adults use their tablets. It gives them a chance to be a part of the text messaging trend, but from a kid-safe, kid-friendly tablet. In addition, kids can stay connected to their friends and siblings with tablet-to-tablet communication, sending messages safely between two InnoTab 3S tablets from the next room or from across the country. A value-packed Deluxe Apps Package with Premium Kid Connect will be available in the fall (sold separately), including more enhanced features, allowing kids and parents to send each other personalized voice messages, photos, and drawings, in addition to texts and animated stickers.

The kid-safe web browser allows access to age-appropriate websites vetted by VTech’s educational experts. Parents also have the ability to add additional websites, giving them complete control over what sites their child can access. This parental control feature is password protected to ensure kids can’t add websites without their parents’ permission.

The InnoTab 3S features 4 GB of internal memory (expandable to 32 GB with a micro SD card, sold separately), a D-Pad game control, and updated creative camera features. The 180-degree rotating camera allows kids to take pictures from a variety of angles, and the Wonder Cam app allows them to add stickers, frames, and other fun decorations to their pictures. It gives them a little photo editing ability—just like the apps on Mom and Dad’s tablets.

A rechargeable battery pack with AC adapter comes bundled with the InnoTab 3S. InnoTab 3S also offers a kid-safe Wi-Fi connection and a large 5-inch color touch screen, as well as the Read, Play & Create cartridge and included apps, such as the MP3 player and photo album. In addition, InnoTab 3S features a Wish List Maker, allowing kids to wirelessly explore content on VTech’s Learning Lodge, where they can pick their favorites, create a wish list, and send the list right to their parents’ email. Parents can then approve items on the wish list, which wirelessly sends the purchases directly to the child’s InnoTab 3S. This process makes shopping for apps so much easier!

InnoTab 3S comes with 20 free apps, including a magical beanstalk growing game; H2O Go!, that teaches science concepts through an animated drop of water; and a pop-up 3-D art studio so kids can explore their creative side. Movie Maker (part of the Deluxe Apps Package) is an animation camera game that lets kids create fun stop-motion animations from snapshots. They can hone their editing skills by adding movie scene settings and their name for creation credit, as well as controlling the playback speed and adding background music, as they make their directorial debut.

Overall, the InnoTab 3S lets kids be creative while they’re learning. It’s perfect for kids itching for their own tablet because it allows them the freedom to make it their own while still being safely monitored by parental controls. It’s a tablet kids will love‐and that parents can trust.