Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Little Scholar Kids Tablet - Review and Giveaway

I received products for review.  The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services.  Your opinions and results may differ.

I have several nieces and nephews that like to come over and play from time to time. I keep fun and educational toys on hand, in my home, for that purpose. One such item that's created a lot of buzz from the younger ones is the Little Scholar Tablet. School Zone, the company that has brought you award winning educational workbooks for decades, created and launched a kids tablet in 2014 with rave reviews.  I had the opportunity to review the tablet and it's a race to see who can get a hold of the Little Scholar Tablet first. Can't say as I blame them; the tablet made for kids ages 3 to 7 resembles a regular tablet that an adult would use, but it's loaded with lots of educational and fun content for the kiddos.  The Little Scholar Tablet still gets played with often and I was excited to have the chance to review the new and improved Little Scholar Tablet. 
After a hugely successful year last year with Little Scholar at ToysRUs, the new and improved tablet is coming to a Meijer store near you!  Updated features include:

• Ready to play – with or without Wi-Fi

• Over 200 apps including 98 songs and 54 “Start to Read” Books – WORTH OVER $400 in free content!

• All Start to Read!® Books will have read-along audio tracks 


• 8-inch screen, textured easy-grip protective bumper 


• Runs on Google AndroidTM 4.4.4 operating system

• 2 convenient charging options: USB interface and 5-foot DC power cord 


• Download additional apps from the School Zone Market or the Amazon App Store may be installed

Also new for Little Scholar this year is a carrying case for the tablet and plush from their own educational series, Charlie and Company.
The Little Scholar Tablet is designed specifically for kids in preschool through first grade. It is preinstalled with ready-to-use applications, and there's a lot of them! Children can be engaged and entertained with over 200 apps, songs, videos and books. There's no advertisements (Yay!) and no credit card info is needed. Everything a child needs to learn new things is already on the tablet.

If, and only if, parents want additional content downloaded to the tablet they can do so through the password-protected parent section. For now, I've not needed to download any additional apps. The kids have been massively entertained with what's already on the tablet.
A three-level series of ebooks helps children learn to read. The books have fascinating audio voiceovers and some of the ebooks also have highlighted text as its being read. An educational video series, Charlie & Company, stars  Charlie the Golden Retriever and teaches children with interactive material. Some of the series is animated, while other parts of it features real people and animals. There are also several puzzle and game apps that are both fun and instructive.  Flash cards, stories and match the dot games are a few examples.  Catchy music that's age-appropriate can be played, and children can see visually see the beats of the music.  And if that wasn't enough, there's also a rear- and front-facing camera. Children can save the pictures to their tablet and even add silly special effects.
Music playing on the Little Scholar Kids Tablet

The Little Scholar Kids Tablet has a protective bumper.  It has raised dots for an easy grip.  The bumper can be removed if the child prefers not to have it on the tablet.  The device has an average battery life of five hours.

Although you have to purchase it extra as an accessory, there's the option to purchase a Little Scholar Protective Case for the tablet.  It is green and orange in color and has handles.  It zips closed and has a mesh separator to store small items.
Inside of Little Scholar Protective Case

Parents are able to use the A+ Report Card app to view graphs and reports of how often a child is on a specific task and how they're performing. That particular section is quite helpful in seeing how a child is progressing and which areas of academics they're excelling in, or what areas could use more help.

The tablet itself is easy to set up and comes with an adaptor. Normal charge time is 8 to 12 hours. The tablet is equipped with a virtual keyboard, and a headphone connector. Headphones can be purchased separately. In order to store additional files or to have more storage space on the tablet, you may need to purchase a MicroSD card and insert it in the tablet. The tablet has an 8-inch screen. The Little Scholar Tablet has provided my nieces and nephews hours of entertainment. It's a way for young children to have fun and learn at the same time.
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One person will win a Little Scholar Tablet. (ARV $149.99)
 
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71 comments:

Mrs. Brown said...

I would say the apps will be enjoyed most!

Mami2jcn said...

My daughter will definitely enjoy the music the most.

Elle said...

My son would enjoy the games.

Nicole orriëns said...

It looks great! I'm sure kids will have fun with this one.

Momfever

jakiesmom said...

they'd enjoy the camera

Charlene E said...

My niece and nephew would love the games

Shelly Peterson said...

My grandson would love the games.

alissa apel said...

My sons would like the games the most. How fun!

Candice said...

My nephew would love all of the games.

618mom said...

My kids would like the games.

Pam said...

I think the songs and the read along books would be her favorite!

VickeC said...

they would love the games

Jessica Gipson said...

My daughter would love educational apps, she loves learning new things.

Natalie F said...

My daughter would most enjoy the music at this time.

eguiver Yol said...

My children would like the games the most

latanya t said...

my son would enjoy the games and music

Amanda Sakovitz said...

My niece would love the games!

♥Heather Dawn♥ said...

My son would really enjoy the books and the educational apps!

D Schmidt mummytotwoboys said...

My children would most enjoy the educational apps

terry maigi said...

My daughter would be most excited about the games!

Sharon Schoepe said...

My daughter will be the most excited about the apps

Colleen Maurina said...

I think they would enjoy them all but definitely the educational apps!

Felicia Carter said...

This looks like so much fun! It's nice to find a durable tablet for little ones.

Rayray Cartucci said...

Music,games and educational is what my child would enjoy.

Kimberly Bauer said...

My daughter would enjoy the educational apps the most.

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Thomas Murphy said...

My son would most like the games.

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Melanie Montgomery said...

My kid would like the music.

lil_lady_dz said...

My child will most enjoy the educational apps on this tablet for sure. Awesome features!

Xty C said...

I think they would really enjoy the music

shirley said...

One of the girls would like the music the other one would like the educational apps on the table.

Emily Reviews said...

I think the games will be the favorite.

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Anita Duvall said...

The boys would love the games most of all!

Ken Ohl said...

probably the educational apps. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

Kristin Goodson said...

My son would enjoy the educational games and apps! He also loves to watch videos.

Denise Tigner said...

I believe he'd enjoy all of it as he is such a little busy body and has the attention span of a turnip. LOL :)

Robin Abrams said...

My granddaughter would love the ebooks. She loves to read

steve weber said...

They are going to love the games the best.

Tara said...

My kids will enjoy the games!

Marilyn said...

I am sure she would like the games the most. I would prefer educational games.

Erin Ellis said...

My girls would love the games the most, while I would enjoy the educational apps :) Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.
Erin

bison61 said...

my grandson would enjoy the games the most

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jenmalonee said...

My son would enjoy the games the most.

Jennifer Marie

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Wendy ArtsyChaos said...

I think the educational apps would be a hit!

Tara Overby said...

I think my daughter would enjoy the games and educational apps the most!

Tabathia B said...

She would enjoy the ebooks and apps

Stephanie Davis said...

My boys would love the music part!

Vanessa Madrigal said...

He will love the music! :)

rom kruse said...

the music

Renee said...

I think my daughter would love the music best.

Courtney B said...

both my kids would enjoy the music the most :)

they love music!!

thank you! xoxoxox

LesleyfromWI said...

I think she would love the games the most

Sue Hull said...

My granddaughter would love the music and ebooks. Thank you for the chance :)

Jodi Kershuk said...

My son would like the games the best.

MamaStace said...

My 3 yr old would like the games most and my 1 yr old would love the music

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Nancy said...

Since she loves to learn, the educational apps would be her favorite.

Nancy
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Alexis AKA MOM said...

Caden would love the games and ebooks :)

Jessica Cox said...

My daughter would enjoy the games and music most.

mommy2luke2008 said...

I would be a tie between the games and the music!

Francine said...

He will like the games.

Leela said...

They'd love the games the most.

rubynreba said...

The games I think.

Angela . Yeremenko said...

My daughter would love the games.

Natalie said...

My boys would love this all! Especially the educational apps as they really seem to be into that lately.

Jessica J said...

My son would love it all but probably the music the most

Jessamine Dungo said...

My daughters will enjoy the educational apps and ebooks the most. :)

Jennifer T. said...

My son will love the games.

taryn lysa said...

my daughter will love the educational apps

Jillian Too said...

Our little guy would love the music the most because he loves playing our piano.

Rebecca Orr said...

My son would enjoy the games and my daughter would enjoy the music.

Also, made a mistake when I was leaving my Google + name in the RC form: Rebecca Orr

Jerry Marquardt said...

My nephew likes the games the most, but we try to get him involved with more of the educational items that are needed for school.

lilyk said...

games