With this in mind, when we were asked if we'd like to review the VTech InnoTab 3, we said yes!
The 2mp camera on top of the screen rotates which allows the child using the tablet (or parent trying it out!) to take selfies or pictures of a scene in front of them. The camera also captures video, and there is a built in microphone so you might want to be careful that you don't get snuck up on as you could be being recorded for posterity!
Big Boy did use the stylus, but I felt that it was a little pointless, seeing as you have a D-pad and a touch screen and I have a feeling that before long BB will be yelling that he's dropped the stylus down the back of the sofa never to be seen again.
Big Boy loved the Art Studio and quickly got the hang of how to select colours and create various masterpieces from the colouring in pictures. As he could save the images he liked, he was rather pleased as it meant he'd always have a record.
We were also sent a cartridge game, he enjoyed playing with his favourite Madagascar characters, The Penguins. I love when you can add games like this, as it means that friends and family can buy them in the future as gifts as and when they come on to the market.
Big Boy soon found the E-reader and sat down to read a story to himself, but quickly discovered that he could get the InnoTab to read it for him. This is great as it means that children learning to read can go at their own pace, but if they get frustrated they have the back up in their own hands to help them.
My sister has brought one of these for her eldest daughter for Christmas, as she is hoping that it will mean she'll get to use her own tablet more often and from the reactions that Big Boy gave to it (despite being used to having his own Android tablet) I think she might just find she will.
We were sent the VTech InnoTab 3 to review by Asda.