Don't just park your children in front of the TV -- put them in motion! The V.Smile Learning System gets kids moving while driving home lessons in math, reading, science, spelling and more. This brilliant breakthrough gaming console combines wireless, motion-activated play, web connectivity and educational gaming into a system that plugs directly into your television. Get into the game with all your classic characters like Scooby-Doo, Thomas the Tank Engine and Spider-Man; plus some new ones like Kung Fu Panda, Wall.E and Wonder Pets. Using the included controller, children can enjoy wireless action-packed play with animated friends that guide them through age-appropriate skill levels and developmental activities.
Includes one controller and Action Mania software. Double the fun with an additional controller, sold separately. Additional software sold separately. Requires four "AA" batteries, not included. Measures 1.5"L x 3.25"W x 5"H.
Keep kids moving, learning, and having fun with the award-winning V.Motion Active Learning System from Vtech. This educational gaming system is designed to keep kids aged three to seven amused and motivated for hours at a time. They will have plenty of fun using the wireless controller to practice hand eye coordination, solve puzzles, and win races.
What We Think
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The Good: Educational gaming system encourages creativity and problem solving
The Bad: No option to use non-battery power with the console
In a Nutshell: This unique game system promotes active play and makes learning fun
At a Glance
Ages: 3 to 7 Requires: 4 AA batteries and 3 AAA batteries (included); TV; PC to use V-link features
Includes everything you need to get started with healthy, educational fun.
Included "Action Mania" Smartridge features six types of games . View larger.
Easy to Setup and Control Getting ready for your child's first game is easy. Simply insert the included AA batteries into the game console and the included AAA batteries into the controller. Then connect the console to your TV using the include A/V cable, slide a Smartridge cartridge into the game slot, and you're ready to go.
For each game, there are two control options. Kids can pick to use the joystick as a directional controller, or they can pick to use the motion of the controller itself. This means that tipping the controller left, right, forward, or backward inspires a corresponding motion on screen, letting kids get up and move around instead of staying stationary in front of the TV.
This is extra fun when your on-screen character is doing something fast-paced, like racing down a bobsled course. On the flip side, games that require more nuanced controls are often easier to navigate using the joystick. There's even a switch that lets you decide which way is "up," so the controller can be customized to accommodate right and left handed players.
Lots of Ways to Play Educational Games It's easy to see why this system won the National Parenting Center's Seal of Approval and the Creative Child Seal of Excellence. A variety of age-appropriate games teach concepts like numbers, letters, and shapes for younger children and let older children work on skills like counting, vocabulary, and matching.
These games feature popular characters like Dora the Explorer, Spiderman, Kung Fu Panda, and Scooby Doo, and they include features that range from races to puzzles to sing-alongs. When kids want to play with a friend or a sibling, there's a two-player mode. And a switch on the bottom of the controller lets you ensure that signals aren't being crossed if the second player comes with his or her own controller.
The included "Action Mania" Smartridge means that your child will have six distinct types of games to choose from right away. One option is to engage in a bobsled race where passing through gates requires answering questions related to counting or more advanced topics like understanding greater than and less than. Another option involves using the controller to balance on a ball and select healthy foods, like pineapple, and avoid "unhealthy" snacks, like sweets. The third game is situated on a tennis court and does an especially good job promoting the development of hand eye coordination.
Club VTech lets parents and kids connect online and participate in a family-centered learning community. The included USB V-link device makes it easy to move data from your home computer to your Active Learning System. Web connect features allow for bonus gameplay downloads that keep kids excited about this learning system, and parents have access to educational advice and special promotional offers.
Overall, the whole Vtech experience is designed to promote interaction and healthy lifestyle choices while making learning fun. Our one minor complaint is the fact that the console uses battery power instead of having a wall adapter, which would eliminate the disappointment of batteries dying in the middle of a game. But if you don't have a convenient outlet, or you want to use the same console on several different TVs, this feature can actually be a bonus.
What's in the Box Console, controller, wrist strap, 4 AA batteries, 3 AAA batteries, Smartridge, V-link, and user's manual.
Wireless, motion activated joystick is also righty or lefty adaptable
100% compatible with the entire V.Smile Smartridge library
Web connect features allow for bonus game play downloads
Includes sports title
Purchased for Granddaughter who is three. My three year old Grandaughter loves this game. She still has trouble playing with the controller but she will master it soon enough....more info
Great gaming system for kids! OK, so not the best graphics but it is not as expensive as the other systems out there and is great for kids. She does get a little frustrated from time to time and I even got stuck on one of the Spiderman games! LOL! She gets a little bored with some but there are so many options on each cartridge. This is a cute system, I would recommend it. Not a bad price either, I did get it as a gold box deal and that was great! ...more info
Daughter Loves Her VSmile Motion First, I must say, I was very apprehensive about buying this console after reading reviews from other sites. I got one at a great bargain price and I couldn't pass it up. I kept my fingers crossed hoping I wouldn't be one of the unfortunates. Thankfully, I wasn't. We've had it for about 2 months now and she's just getting the hang of it (she's 3). She does get a little frustrated when the car goes the wrong way (most kids are at that age anyway). I only have the game it came with and she loves the racing part. It amazes me to hear her calling out the letters that she needs to find to complete the word. I'll be getting her more games in the future. Overall, I'm very happy with my purchase and most important, my daughter loves it. Great console and educational content....more info
Kids liked item The item was purchased as a Christmas gift for a 3 year old. The learning system made learning fun and I would recommend it. ...more info
Good cheap alternative to wii Since the wii and its games cost more, this is good for an educational alternative for kids. Plus the wii games are so horrible and good for only about a week before they're so boring you try to exchange them for 4 dollars at gamestop and lose out on 39 bucks. The games for this thing are way cheaper, and educational....more info
DAUGHTER LOVES IT! My three year old daughter loves her new v-motion. She runs to it first thing whenever we first get home or when she gets up in the morning.
The graphics work better on the traditional screen rather than wide screen. i switched and now it looks much better. it still doesn't match up to your normal gaming systems, but then again you don't pay as much for them either.
It's is a great system for little kids and very affordable....more info
An Excellent and Fun Alternative to Sedentary, non-Educational Game Consoles for Kids This is a great educational game system for young children who like to learn with characters they recognize and like, and is affordable.
The library is not limited to the games for the V-Motion, either. The V-Motion is fully backwards compatible with the V.Smile console games, but is designed to take advantage of wireless motion sensing controllers similar to (but not as advanced as) the Nintendo Wii. It has its own software lineup and the games are intended to get a child up and moving along with the game. For instance, when a child jumps, the controller will detect the movement and the character on-screen can also jump, or move sideways, based on the way the child moves his or her controller. This is limited to games with the "V-Motion" label.
There is a wired port on the V-Motion so you can use a wired controller or one of the several wired accessories for the V.Smile like the Smart Keyboard, Art Studio or SmartBook. There is no motion sensing portable version of the V-Motion, but there is a stylus and touch-pad enhanced new version of the V.Smile Pocket called the Cyber Pocket.
It is important to note that while the V-Motion has games designed specifically for the motion-sensing controllers, the V-Motion games can also be played on the Cyber Pocket, V.Smile or V.Smile Pocket if you also have one of those systems. Of course, if you happen to play a V-Motion game on a V.Smile, don't expect to be able to use the motion sensing aspect of those games.
Also, if you own a specific game with a movie character in it for the V-Motion, I would not expect it to differ much aside from the motion sensing parts of the game (which would be disabled on a V.Smile - similar to how microphone and touch pad elements in newer games are disabled on old first gen V.Smile systems) from the V.Smile version of the game by the same name (same movie or TV kid's character), so I would not recommend buying the V.Smile regular version of any game title that you already have a same-named V-Motion cartridge for. There are many V.Smile games that have not been offered on the V-Motion, however, such as Little Red Riding Hood.
You can also buy a wired controller with touch pad + stylus to allow for use with "New and Improved" V.Smile Smartridges, but I'm not sure how or if you can integrate a microphone into the V-Motion, except perhaps by using the "PC Pal" keyboard from that variant of V.Smile. if you had one of those. Due to that, a CyberPocket would make a good portable companion system to the V-Motion, allowing for all aspects of V-Motion and V.Smile games to be enjoyed across both libraries.
On the downside, the graphics on the V-Motion and V.Smile games are just so-so, and comparable to a 1990's game system. Two player gaming is also rather limited since many titles for the V.Smile at least are intended for a single child to learn with. Don't expect to be blown away by 3D graphics or the sophistication of much more expensive top gaming consoles, either. The fun is in the motion activated controllers, and the satisfaction a child can get from learning.
My child loves such games, and really gets into the learning (she loves matching games). I hope yours does, too....more info
my daughter loves this my daughter just loves this game system, she is always wanting to play it and it gets her up and moving like no other game system out there for kids, believe me when i say every little kid should have this system...more info
a must for any 5 year old I have a very active 5 year old, who's motor skills need extra work. This game allows her to use her hand eye cordination and wiggle. She loves to play the games.
The first system I recieved would not turn on, but a replacement was sent and arrived faster than I anticipated and works wonderfully.
This game is a great way to give the early learner the activity and education they need!!!!!!...more info
LOVE IT i love this am 12 years old yet i love it i got it for x-mas we do not have the money for a wii i play my v.motion every day my mom said she new that i would like it i grew up with vtech toys so all i can say is I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! would relly recommend it i love it so much i thank my mom every time i play it so i will not stop playing it (unless my mom makes me because she has something to watch)but i LOVE THIS TOY!!!!!!!!!
The Good Game Console Great educational learning tool that is also FUN!! My 3 and 4 year olds love it. Having a game console like this makes learning letters, numbers, and words a lot more fun than the flashcards and books. ...more info