There are so many enchanting, engaging children's books, but V.Tech seems to think there's a market for a kiddie Kindle. They've recently introduced the V.Reader to "make storytelling come alive with animation and sounds."V.Tech suggests the pint-sized e-reader is ideal for children learning to read, but what most troubles us is that the reader features "your child's favorite characters" which, from what we can tell from the website, includes Buzz Lightyear and Shrek not Pippi or Harold and his purple crayon. The Times just reviewed the V.Reader and not very favorably citing "sluggish page turns and choppy animation." The Frugal Novice, who was given a V.Reader by V.Tech to review, offers a more favorable review.
For now, the V.Reader is available exclusively at Target and costs $60. Additional "books" for the reader are purported to cost $20 each (not yet available) while some stories will be offered by V.Tech as a free download.
As Apartment Therapy's Family Editor, Carrie covers design and modern homelife with children. A lapsed librarian, she lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two kids and is in contention to break the record for most hours spent at the playground.
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