*GIVEAWAY* Fighting Summer Brain Drain

by Kelsey Norwood

in Reviews

Did you know summer brain drain is a real thing? That lots of kids lose one to two months of reading and math skills over the summer?

Not in my house they won’t!

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We are trying to foster a year round learning culture in our family and a love for learning in general. We love reading and read a lot of traditional print books and we also got a little book of science experiments we’re doing a few times a week to keep our brains working and learning and to reinforce that learning is fun, science is FUN!

Along with traditional books and hands on activities, my kids LOVE technology. What kid doesn’t?

We got to try out the VTech InnoTab2S and it’s been a HUGE hit.

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It’s a tablet just for kids with

  • a camera/video recorder
  • expandable memory (up to 32 gb)
  • 17 built in apps
  • 5″ color touch screen
  • 4 user profiles
  • photo frame stand
  • one touch camera access
  • parental settings
  • 2 styluses
  • game cartridges

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It’s super sturdy with protective rubber corners, fun sound effects, brightness control, and it’s really easy and fun for kids to use. It’s been great for my 4 year old to practice his hand-eye coordination and problem solving and he loves trying out different games and activities.

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The movie/tv show themed game cartridges come with a several reading, learning games, and creative activities with the cartoon characters they love and it’s a great way to add some fun learning time in with the traditional stuff. It’s also a great reward – my kids quickly do their chores and reading, they know they get to play on the InnoTab when they’re finished!

We plan to bring it with us on road trips to fight boredom in the car and keep their little brains and hands busy and working.

How do you fight the summer brain drain? Leave a comment below and enter to win your VTech InnoTab2S!

Contest will end Wednesday, June 26.

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GOOD LUCK and THANKS!

{This product was provided to VanillaJoy.com for review purposes.}

{ 30 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Angela Y June 11, 2013 at 1:34 pm

We homeschool during the morning and do outdoor activities in the afternoon.

2 Angela Y June 11, 2013 at 1:35 pm

I follow Vtech on FB, Twitter and Pinterest. (pinterest.com/anzhiey – @anzhie_luv- facebook.com/a.yeremenko)

3 Angela Y June 11, 2013 at 1:36 pm

I follow you on PInterest (pinterest.com/anzhiey)

4 Angela Y June 11, 2013 at 1:36 pm

I liked Vanilla Joy on FB (facebook.com/a.yeremenko)

5 Angela Y June 11, 2013 at 1:38 pm
6 Nancy A June 12, 2013 at 7:37 am

Participating in reading programs at the local library is a good way to fight summer brain drain. The kids like competing for the prizes of pizza or amusement park admission.

7 Shannon June 19, 2013 at 10:41 am

So far we have just been reading. I have tons of things pinned to do but we haven’t done them yet.

8 Shannon June 19, 2013 at 10:42 am

I follow you on pinterest.

9 Shannon June 19, 2013 at 10:43 am

I follow you on facebook.

10 Mel June 20, 2013 at 4:46 pm

Followed on Fb

11 Mel June 20, 2013 at 4:49 pm

Follow you on Pinterest

12 Markisha Herring June 20, 2013 at 7:12 pm

I try activities pinned on pinterest and do outdoor activities.

13 Nancy A June 21, 2013 at 6:27 am

I follow you on Pinterest. Thanks for the giveaway.

14 Nancy A June 22, 2013 at 7:04 am

I follow you on Facebook.

15 Mary Black June 22, 2013 at 9:56 am

It would be cool to have a tablet like this for my classroom! I’m following you!

16 Nancy A June 23, 2013 at 6:43 am

I follow Vtech on Twitter.

17 Nancy A June 23, 2013 at 6:50 am

I follow Vtech on Facebook.

18 Milcah June 24, 2013 at 8:30 am

I’m really not doing the best job at fighting the summer brain drain.. Can I blame it on the newborn??

19 Milcah June 24, 2013 at 8:37 am

Following VTech on Twitter.

20 Milcah June 24, 2013 at 8:37 am

Following VTech on Facebook.

21 Milcah June 24, 2013 at 8:38 am

Following VTech on Pinterest.

22 Milcah June 24, 2013 at 8:39 am

Following you on Pinterest.

23 Milcah June 24, 2013 at 8:39 am

I like your Facebook page.

24 Milcah June 24, 2013 at 8:42 am
25 Milcah June 24, 2013 at 8:45 am
26 Milcah June 24, 2013 at 8:49 am
27 Chad Syner June 25, 2013 at 12:27 pm

I like your Facebook and Pinterest page

28 Chad Syner June 25, 2013 at 12:30 pm
29 Mel June 26, 2013 at 1:32 pm

Follow Vanilla Joy on FB

30 Chad Syner June 26, 2013 at 3:33 pm

Not doing much about it…kids are watching a lot of netflix

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