VTech InnoTab 3 and the Innotab 3s


My girls are at that age where they love handheld gaming devices. Yet, as a parent who wants to always get the biggest bang for the buck, I urge them to use these devices for educational purposes, during the majority of the use. I’m happy that they love playing learning games on their devices, every bit helps when it comes to learning something new or to fine-tune abilities.

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I was given the opportunity to review both the Innotab 3 and the Innotab 3s from VTech. We didn’t have either of these devices, yet I know the girls had wanted them. Plus, it was a great chance to compare the two models and see the additions to the 2nd generation Innotab.

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The first thing I did for each was install Learning Lodge on my computer, update each system, connect the devices to Learning Lodge and download some apps for the girls. While there are the typical games, there are so many learning apps to choose from. One for all ages, there was ones specifically for counting, the alphabet, math and so on. The girls and I recommend the Grade School apps.

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I loved that I could buy an app and then download it onto each device. I love this feature since before we always used cartridges and the girls took turns. This way, they could both play the same game, at the same time. Yet, for those that love having actual cartridges for handheld devices, you have that choice as well. 

vtech innotab 3

My girls settled into each game and started the exploration. Right away they found the camera on each, which rotates 180°. I don’t think there’s one inch of this house they didn’t take a photo of and have with, using all 55 fun photo effects. Ahhh, girls after my own photobug heart!

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Overall, the buttons on each are a great size for little fingers, the entire device fits nicely in the hand with no complaints. Made to stand up to even the roughest kids and accidents, each also has a really tough exterior.

Each device has compartments for the batteries, and the InnoTab 3 comes with batteries. A great step up for the Innotab 3s is that it has a rechargeable battery pack with an AC adaptor for charging. This saves a lot of battery purchasing!

innotab 3 and 3s battery power

While they both have the same apps and can play videos and even MP3 songs {both have 32gb of memory}, there is one major difference as I see it. The Innotab 3s connects to Wifi. This means that using the device, parents and kids can send messages to each other. 

While connected to wifi, my oldest was able to read and learn about animals and more. This would have come in handy during her animal studies last year in school. Yet we all know that researching topics as this will always come up in school. Also, she just has a natural curiosity for things like this, so it really expands on what an educational device can do.

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I know, you’re thinking: she can look this up online. Yet, we’re not always at home. Or, I don’t always want to hand over my phone {truth}. And, if she wants to read up on National Geographic Kids on a plane and then later play a math game – why not? It’s just more choices and that’s a great thing.

wifi connected innotab3s

The Innotab 3s is about $20 more in price than the Innotab 3. There are some additional features in the newest model, yet I see them both as being great for kids. Choosing which one to buy depends on what you want from an educational device. 

Disclosure: I was provided with product to facilitate this review post, opinions are my own.



  1. These look great! Our 2 love their Innotabs but also love hubby’s tablet, so this would be a great compromise!

  2. I would love to win this for my 3 year old. My 4 and 6 year olds have leappad/leapster explorer toys, and I think this would be great for my 3 year old! fun and educational.

  3. I’d like to win as my toddler has confiscated my iPad. winning this may just give me a chance to get it back! If you have a toddler, then you know what i mean! lol

  4. I love to win this for my Granddaughter. This would be a great learning tool for her

  5. I would love to win this because my girl is turning 4 and she is at that age where she loves learning new things, and so curious about stuff. Also it would make a great birthday or christmas gift for her.

  6. I am a single parent with low income. I would love to win this for my daughter (she is 6) as we can’t afford iphones, ipads, etc. Would be such a great educational tool!

  7. I’d like to win this for my nephew. When he’s here he’s always on my tablet. i think he would really like this.

  8. My daughter is always wanting to hijack my tablet, it would be nice for her to have her own!

  9. My daughter loves to take my ipad. This looks like it would be a good replacement for her.

  10. i’d like to win because I’ve heard so many great things about the innotab and how it can be used for different ages as a learning tool or just to keep them busy.

  11. I would love to win this for my niece and give it to her as a surprise next time she is visiting and wants to play with my tablet.

  12. I would like to win so I could donate this to a local charity at Christmas, thanks

  13. I would love to win this for my two year old! He is now at the perfect age for something like this and is in LOVE with the alphabet and numbers! It would be the perfect solution to long car rides or when we are on our way home from dinner at the in-laws and don’t want him falling asleep in the car. 🙂

  14. I would love to win this for my 3 year old daughter. She has recently taken an interest in Mommy’s computer yet she doesn’t quite understand how to make the mouse and keyboard work yet, this would be fantastic for her age and level right now!

  15. I’d love to win this for my goddaughter. She would just love something techie like this.

  16. I have 2 nephews 4 and 6 and they will just not leave their parents iPad alone. I think this would be great for the 2 of them.

  17. I would love to win this to give to my granddaughter for Christmas. I think she would have a lot of fun with it and would learn a lot of useful things while she plays.

  18. I would love tow in because this would make an awesome Christmas gift for my nephew!

  19. I’d like to win this for my munchkins to use at Grandma’s house. The 3 year old % the 5 year old would really enjoy it.

  20. I entered your giveaway.
    It would be great to win The VTech InnoTab 3 so i can give this to my nieces and nephew.
    Thank you for having this giveaway!!!!!

  21. I have 3 daughters and 2 of them are old enough to play with the electronics game (1,4 and 6 years old) and I wanted them to stop playing with my ipad 😛

  22. Id like to win because my son is 4 and I know he would love to have this, it would make a great Christmas present!!

  23. my grand-daughter whom is always using my tablet would so love to have her own tablet,,would be so sweet to win,,Thanks

  24. My boys are growing, and I find that they like to use the computer to play games and learn about various things (we learned that the smallest fly is the ‘fairy fly’). It would be nice that they could have their own devices that could do more. They both have a leap frog tablet, but I find that perhaps they were too young when they got it, and did not properly care for it. Now when they want to play, it is hard with a chewed up pointer stick and a screen that they jabbed a bit too hard with the chewed up pointer stick….

  25. I’d love to win because this would be a fun learning toy for my son. I’d probably keep it aside until Christmas so I could put it under the tree.

  26. I want to win the VTech Inno Tab 3 for my nephews, they would really use this a lot and leave my iPhone alone!!

  27. I think this would be perfect for my 4 year old, who’s constantly playing with my tablet.

  28. I would love to win this to give to Sophie as a gift. Shes sees my with my ipad and she wants one too. I think this would be a great thing for her.

  29. I would like to win this for my 3 yr old daughter. She loves to play games on my iPad, this would allow her to have her own device to play anytime, no sharing.

  30. my son loves this sytem – he toy teste dit last year and fell in love. this year he old enough for one and would love the thomas and jake games

  31. I’d like to win this for my daughter because she would have endless hours of educational fun!

  32. My great nephew is 3 going on 5 (but I’m biased) and he would have a great time with this.

  33. I would love to win because I think its something my kids would really enjoy. They are great learning tools and the kids dont even know they are learning.

  34. What a fantastic product and contest, Tammi – Thank you 🙂 I would give this to my niece for Christmas if I was the lucky one to win! Wishing everyone lots of luck!

  35. I would like to win because my niece Avah is the perfect age for this product and I would love to give it to her for Christmas.

  36. I think this would be great for my son. He really loves to learn on the computer or tv. Put paper in front of him and his eyes glaze over.

  37. My little girl loves our tablet, so something like this would be great for her. THank you.

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  39. Would love to win this for my son, he has a real love to learn & an interest in learning to read, think this would be a real help for him 🙂

  40. I was JUST saying to my husband yesterday that I wanted to get our son one of these things. I think that not only would it be lots of fun for him, but it might convince him to leave my iPad alone for 5 seconds…

  41. I love the Innotab, and would love to get have one for my young son! I think they’re great!

  42. I think this would be so much fun for my God Children.
    Thanks for the giveaway! =)

  43. I’d love to win one of these for my LO. He sees me using an e-reader and he knows he can draw on it , this would be great to help him learn how computers work as well as teach him with the educational play 🙂

  44. I live on a limited income..so it would be nice to have for my grandchildren ,when they visit which is often………most toys here given to me or come from goodwill . I am….. blessed for what I have….But like I said would nice

  45. My oldest (3) loves to play on the iPod touch/iPhone and it’s not always available when he wants it so I would love to win this for him for Christmas!

  46. Would love to win for my friends special needs daughter ..she could use this for learning

  47. I want to win because I babysit a couple kids and they would love this to play with.

  48. I would love to win this for my 7yr old son who has learning difficulties because he has Autism spectrum disorder and for some reason,computers amaze him and I think using this would catch n grab his attention to help him learn more.

  49. I think these are marvellous and this would be a marvellous gift for my grandchildren.

  50. I am expecting my first litle bundle of love this late Fall, and this would be an awesome tool for later on but I could use the music apps for soothing lullabies for baby. Thanks for the chance, twitter fan@plumerea

  51. I’d LOVE to be able to put this under the Christmas tree for my daughter this year! She would love this!

  52. I’d like to win because I have a techy toddler whom won’t leave my stuff alone and is fascinated with learning and all things tech 🙂

  53. I’d love to win this for my daughters to since I don’t let them use my phone to play on much anymore

  54. I’d like to win for my 4 year old daughter. She would love to play and learn with this!

  55. i would love to win this for my goddaughter shes always touching my daughters computer lol

  56. Why I’d like to win: This would be a fantastic gift for my 5 yr old son who loves technology!

  57. I would love to win this prize for my son who at only 3 years old is already so tech savvy…..however this is way safer to let him play on than the computer. Thanks!

  58. Our son would love this! I want to win so Santa can give this to him for Christmas 😉

  59. This would give my preschooler an activity while I attend to homeschooling his older sibling.

  60. Oh I would just love to win one for my daughter!! Either way this is an awesome giveaway!

  61. I’d love to offer this to my brother, he has 2 children, one of a year and a half, and one that is just born!

  62. My niece would love this and so would her mom, whom is always complaining about her wanting to play games on her iPad etc.

  63. I’d love to win to use this a Christmas present for one of my nieces, I know she’d love it!

  64. I would love to win because I think that my kids would have a blast with it and enjoy learning 😀

  65. I think my boys could benefit from one of these. It looks like a good learning tool, but also fun!

  66. I have 2 young nephews of ages that would really benefit from this educational and entertaining device!

  67. I would love to win this for my son, he would Love this! he loves to read so the e-reader feature would be awesome!!

  68. My daughter got an innotab 3 for Christmas she loves it
    She played Christmas Day. The next day it wasn’t reading any
    Cartridges. Can someone help with possible solution?
    Thank you

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