One thing I love about VTech Toys is the care they take when developing toys for young children. Having 3 young boys with 1 on the way we have accumulated a lot of toys over the years. It’s always interesting to see which toys each boy prefers, this is heavily due to their level of development and their preferred interests. I’m learning that just because my son loves dinosaurs not all dinosaur toys are appropriate for his age and skill level.
Each child develops in their own unique way and how they interact and play with their toys is relative to their development. VTech works closely with a group of children’s learning experts on the development of their infant and preschool learning products. Insights from these experts provide parents with the information needed to understand their child’s development so they can choose appropriate games and toys.
The VTech Milestones resource is designed to give parents an insight into the 3 main areas of childhood development:
- Language and Cognitive
- Social and Emotional Development
- Physical and Motor
The VTech Milestone site is a useful resource for parents to gain information on their child’s development and which VTech products best suit their needs.
The VTech Expert Panel is comprised of six children’s learning experts including Dr. Lise Eliot, Early Childhood Mental Development Expert.
Dr. Lise Eliot is an Associate Professor of Neuroscience at The Chicago Medical School of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science. A Chicago native, she received an A.B. degree from Harvard University, a Ph.D. from Columbia University, and did post-doctoral research at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. In addition to more than 50 published peer-reviewed journal articles and magazine pieces on children’s brain and mental development, Dr. Eliot has authored two books.
Here is an example of the toys offered by VTech and their recommended age range based on developmental milestones.
Lil’ Critters Play & Dream Musical Piano
Ages 0-12 months
Roll & Surprise Animal Train
Ages 6-36 months
Chomp & Count Dino
Ages 12-36 months