VTech – Brilliant Creations Advanced Notebook
Graduate to the next level of learning fun with the Brilliant Creations Advanced Notebook from VTech. This realistic looking notebook features a 4.5″ LCD color screen with high-quality animations. It has everything your grade school child needs to get ahead in school including 120 learning activities that teach language arts, science, math, foreign language, creativity and more. For added interactivity, the Advanced Notebook also has a real computer mouse and touch pad. Move to the head of the class with the Brilliant Creations Advanced Notebook from VTech. This innovative laptop inspired by the real thing teaches your child essential skills for success. 4.5″ LCD color screen. 120 Learning games. Includes real computer mouse and touch pad.
Includes real computer mouse and touch pad
Move to the head of the class with the Brilliant Creations Advanced Notebook from Vtech. This innovative laptop, inspired by the real thing, is perfect for children ages 5 to 8. The Adavnced Notebook is designed to help your child get a head start on school skills including language arts, science, math, foreign language, creativity, and more, in addition to basic computer skills. The Advanced Notebook has received the National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) Gold and the National Parenting Center Seal of Approval 2012.
Power Packed Learning
The Advanced Notebook has everything your grade school child needs to get ahead in school and gain basic computer skills. It features a 4.5″ LCD color screen with high-quality animations. The notebook features 120 learning activities that teach language arts, science, math, foreign language, creativity, and more. The Advanced Notebook even features a progressive learning model which increases difficulty as your child masters each lesson. The Advanced Notebook comes with a working mouse, touch pad, and QWERTY keyboard to give your child a truly authentic computer experience. With the working mouse, your child can build their mouse skills as they point and click through a variety of learning activities on their laptop. Your child can use the touch pad on the Advanced Notebook to play games and do learning activities. The QWERTY keyboard emulates the keyboard of a real laptop to give your child a realistic computer experience. The notebook’s built-in speakers deliver crisp and clear sound ensuring your child a full and interactive experience. The Advanced Notebook features a trendy design with bright colors. When shut, the top of the notebook features a pattern with fun polka-dots and swirls and the Vtech logo.
Vtech, the creator of the Electronic Learning Products (ELP) category, is a world leader in age-appropriate learning toys. Since 1976, Vtech has been developing high-quality, innovative educational products for children from birth to tween. Vtech toys deliver “smart play” through the combination of entertaining electronic formats and engaging, age-appropriate content that helps children learn while having fun.
- Move to the head of the class with the brilliant creations advanced notebook from VTech
- This innovative laptop inspired by the real thing teaches your child essential skills for success
- 4.5″ LCD color screen
- 120 learning games
- Includes real computer mouse and touch pad
3 thoughts on “VTech – Brilliant Creations Advanced Notebook”
Wish there were more COLOR notebooks/laptops for Children! This review is for; My wife & I bought this for our young son to deter him from using our real laptop since he has a fondness for punching keyes and moving the mouse with his little fingers. Rated ages 5-8, I have to admit that I bought it for my son who is one to two years below that age group, but considering that the majority of laptops/notebooks sold for young children I’ve seen at local stores have monochrome LCD displays, this was the only notebook I saw that had vibrant colors that stood out over the rest. The VTech Brilliant Creations Notebook has a colorful 4.5″ LCD display! An actual mouse is also included that is connected via a side port (appears to be a phone-jack type port that only accepts the included mouse & nothing else). An animated, talking Penguin appears frequently during most of the animated menus.As advertised it has over 120 functions for young children as it claims although my child & I are still counting. Functions include learing ABC’s with sounds (phonics)for each letter and not one, but two word examples for most letters are presented although some word examples seem odd. For example the letter “M” is represented by monkey which is OK (a cute, animated monkey that chirps appears) and mug (an animated person drinks from a mug). “Mug” hugh?Other numerous functions include counting, basic math (addition & subtraction), memory exercises, matching exercises, story telling, reading, vocabulary, rhymes, synonyms & antonyms, filling in the blanks, letter spelling, science questions/learning, social studies, various games involving answering questions with letters or numbers, an art drawing screen that utilizes the mouse which can be saved in memory & some basic English-Spanish lessons (a little useful to my son since my family lives near a Hispanic neighborhood). All of the games & educational tasks have multiple levels of difficulty that can be adjusted as your child learns. There is also a “fun” button that does nothing more than execute about three different animation sequences with an animated penguin (so far my son’s favorite button).The unit runs on four AA batteries & there is a power jack for an AC adapter, but no AC power cord is included. Bummer, would have been better if a AC power cord & rechargeable battery would have been included like a real laptop. It is small enough to take on the road to keep my son busy during long road trips in the car, but I worry about leaving it in the car unattended since it almost looks like a real laptop/notebook when closed.Despite the absence of a power cord, I still recommend this as my son so far is really having fun with it & most current laptops/notebooks for young children on the market lack the vibrant colors that the VTech Brilliant Creations Notebook has. I just hope there are more color laptops/notebooks for young children produced in the future as the plain monochrome, LCD diplays available now just don’t cut it.
Would be better if mouse worked! I gave this to my son for Christmas. He seems to be really enjoying it, but only after we gave up on using the mouse. The plug has to be held in the port for the mouse to stay responsive. If you aren’t pressing on the jack the mouse either won’t work or the plug just falls out of the port. The touchpad is also tricky at first. You have to actually press down as you move your finger across it, unlike actual laptops where you only need to touch gently. Once he figured out the touchpad he has been having lots of fun on it. He can select and complete many of the activities on his own (he is 4 1/2).
great learning toy My 4 year old and 2 year old are very pleased with these laptops. It is a product that they can both use currently and they can grow into the more advanced levels.There are many, many learning activities, we really enjoy the Spanish, and missing letter activities right now.One complaint is the color pages, it is preset to color related items the same color.The screen has large pixels, but it doesn’t seem to matter to my sons. This is the only color screen I was able to find on a kids toy laptop.Kind of disappointed that it doesn’t come with the AC power cord, but I’ll purchase one because it gets lots of use and can eat through batteries fairly fast.