VTech baby and toddler toys for exciting educational play

VTech toys

by Mother & Baby |

If you’re looking for age-appropriate toys that promise learning and fun-packed all-in-one, VTech is always bound to deliver. With toys available for babies and toddlers, you’re sure to find the perfect toy for your child that’ll encourage imaginative play and development with bright colours, exciting sounds and features, and easy-grasp toys for seamless play.

We’ve scoured the shops and found the best VTech toys available to buy for babies and toddlers, including some Mother&Baby Award winners. Tried and tested, they’re guaranteed to be a favourite with your little one, too.

VTech Playtime Bus

VTech Playtime Bus
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VTech’s interactive Playtime Bus with Phonics features loads of melodies, sing-along songs, and realistic bus sound effects, making it a huge hit with children! It also teaches phonic sounds (said correctly!), letters, vocabulary, numbers, counting, and even safety rules, reinforcing learning through fun play and activities. The bus is made to be durable and has chunky buttons, perfect for little hands.

The VTech Playtime Bus won Gold for Best Toddler Toy at the 2015 Motheru0026Baby Awards. Read our full review here.

Recommended age: 18 months to 6 years

Review: "I bought this toy for my son when he was 4 months old and he played with it continually until he was 3 years old. I bought many other toys, which he lost interest in, but never got bored or tired with this toy. It helped immensely with his speech development and enunciation. This toy comes with so many features, but the highlight for my son was the phonics facility, which is absolutely brilliant. The female voice is clear and discernible and with the aesthetics of the bus being so bright, stylish and colourful, it encourages the child to fully interact with it [...] Easy to see why 86 per cent of reviewers have given it a 5 star rating. My only surprise is that it isn't 100 per cent. Excellent and worth a whole lot more."

VTech Toot-Toot Friends Pirate Ship

VTech Toot-Toot Friends Pirate Ship
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This interactive pirate ship from VTech is filled with excitement as your little one opens the ship up to find a hidden treasure island. They can create their treasure island adventure with three characters, launch a cannonball, and escape the spinning octopus. Plus, with three light up press buttons, they'll enjoy role-playing as a pirate, letting their imagination run wild. A great pick for curious tots.

The VTech Toot-Toot Friends Pirate Ship was Shortlisted for Best Toddler Toy at the 2020 Motheru0026Baby Awards. Read our full review here.

Recommended age: 1 year and up

Our mum tester Gail said: "I really loved this product, it was easy to put together and really helped encourage my toddler that is 18-months-old to play independently. I think the product is bright and keeps my toddler well entertained. The play people are large enough for my toddler to move around with ease and helps him build confidence."

VTech Baby Walker

VTech Baby Walker
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VTech's Baby Walker is great to help your baby with their first steps, physical development, balance, and will aid them in learning to walk. This bright and colourful walker will keep your little ones entertained with the range of interactive features and activities that'll keep them busy, including light up buttons, shape sorters, a role play phone, and gears to name a few. It's also easy to store away when you're not using it, fab for helping to keep the nursery tidy.

The VTech Baby Walker was Shortlisted for Best Baby Toy at the 2020 Motheru0026Baby Awards. Read our full review here.

Recommended age: 9 months to 3 years

Our mum tester Paige said: "This product is fab for a range of ages. The activity panel is removable which meant I could lie it on the floor to let my 7-month-old play with it while my 3-year-old enjoyed zooming around pushing the walker. I love that it can entertain both my children which frees up my hands so I am able to complete a few tasks around the house. Plus it is easily wiped clean when sticky fingers inevitably get all over it."

VTech 3-in-1 Sports Centre

VTech 3-in-1 Sports Centre
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The VTech 3-in-1 Sports Centre is an educational, sensory toy that offers three ways to play to keep your baby engaged. They can enjoy independent role-play fun shooting hoops, scoring goals past the cute, friendly goalie, and counting baskets. There are colourful buttons to teach shapes, colours, and objects, and songs and melodies that'll stimulate their senses. We think this'll make for a great Christmas or birthday present with so many different ways to play.

Recommended age: 12 months to 36 months

Review: "My 2 yr old absolutely loves this deff one of his favourite Xmas presents 🎁"

VTech Switch u0026 Go Dinos Overseer the T-Rex

VTech Switch u0026amp; Go Dinos Overseer the T-Rex
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The VTech Switch u0026 Go Dinos make for the perfect pressie for a dino-mad tot! This fun electronic learning toy will respond with fun phrases, interesting dinosaur facts, sounds, and has an educational flash card with lots of content to keep your little one entertained while learning. The Overseer the T-Rex dinosaur can shape-shift from a mighty robot to a fierce T-Rex in just a few steps, and using the remote control, kids can make the Overseer move, stomp, perform cool stunts, and light up. Guaranteed to provide hours of fun.

Recommended age: 3 years to 8 years

Review: "Fab gift for Dino fan! Bought for my 4-year-old's birthday. He loves it and it’s easy to control. He found it a little tricky at first to work out how to change it but soon got the hang of it."

VTech Kidizoom Smart Watch

VTech Kidizoom Smart Watch
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Available in pink and blue, we think this makes for a great first smart watch that'll make your toddler feel grown up and just like mum and dad. Designed to be durable and splash-proof to withstand day-to-day usage, it's the perfect toy to introduce kids to being both active and creative. It has two cameras with silly photo features to snap pics of family and friends, a choice of 55 customisable watch faces, games, and an augmented reality feature so they can explore and learn through technology.

Recommended age: 4 years and up

Review: "8 year old had the older version and naturally the 2 year old wanted one. Wears it daily, changes all the screens, takes photos, will sit and navigate herself around the watch for long periods taking it all in. She has no concept of actual time yet, but I know it'll last a long time. 8 year old has had hers 5 years! So it's most certainly worth the price.
"I would say to actually get the full benefit of the watch it's more aimed at 3~4 year olds, they will be able to play the games, aim better for the photos, and start to understand the time better, but I know it will still be working then when shes at that stage."

VTech 4-in-1 Alphabet Train

VTech 4-in-1 Alphabet Train
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With four play modes – sit-down play, walker, pull-along wagon and ride-on train – this is packed with features to keep little ones occupied, including letter blocks, sing-along songs and melodies, a turning book, and manipulative gears to help develop their motor skills and dexterity. It can be a bit tricky to steer, but it’s much more than a ride-on and is excellent value for everything that's included.

Read our full review here.

Recommended age: 12 months to 3 years

Review: "Very nice little train for my 1 year old son. He loves pressing all the buttons and pushing it around. I also like that you can store all the bits that come with it inside the seat part. Thank you!"

VTech Toot-Toot Drivers Fire Station

VTech Toot-Toot Drivers Fire Station
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This toy will introduce your little firefighter to sound, singing, and pretend play. They can send their fire engine off to fight fires with this interactive Fire Station that features a spinning fire pole, a slide with flip-down flames, a spinning disk, a launcher, a pop-up fire, an alarm, and swinging flag. It's very child-friendly, has four SmartPoint locations that'll trigger fun responses, and the playset comes with the Toot-Toot Drivers fire engine.

Recommended age: 12 months to 5 years

Our mum tester Maria put the VTech's Toot Toot Fire Station to the test with her three-year-old son Seb.

VTech Pre School Laptop

VTech Pre School Laptop
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Another fun tech toy for toddlers that are growing up way too fast, the VTech Pre School Laptop encourages logical thinking, visualisation skills, and hand-eye co-ordination as they toggle the keys and mouse. Designed for pre-school learning, it teaches phonics, counting, and spelling through five progressive learning categories and 30 fun and educational activities. You can even customise it with your little one's name, age, and favourite food in the 'All About Me' mode, so they can feel like they're owning a truly personalised laptop.

Recommended age: 36 months to 6 years

Review: "Bought this for my niece who was turning four and she worked out all the different games, to an extent, on her own. In terms of learning the basic functions and navigation of a laptop this is great for her, but she hasn't quite grasped what all the games mean yet. This is fine as it is a toy that can grow with her and every time I see her she thanks me for it! Also really pleased that there wasn't a pink for girls and blue for boys option, I like that it is a neutral colour (orange). Would recommend this for a gift as it will keep giving for years!"

VTech Touch and Learn Activity Desk

VTech Touch and Learn Activity Desk
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With four double-sided touch pages that introduce letters, phonics, numbers, body parts, animals, music, shapes, colours, seasons, and more (!) this multicoloured, interactive desktop will encourage your toddler to learn whilst having heaps of fun. They can touch, draw, listen to music, and write using all the different available features, 'call' their family and friends through the pretend phone, and can improve their coordination with the LED light up writing pad and stylus.

Recommended age: 2 years to 5 years

Review: "Definitely a must buy for a fun learning toy, loads of activities and a variety too with loads of stages to it to keep them interested. My kids have loads of toys but this by far is the best ... I love it."

VTech Myla the Blush and Bloom Unicorn

VTech Myla the Blush and Bloom Unicorn
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Myla, the cute and cuddly magical unicorn, is a great toy for young ones that love to experiment and play with styles and fun accessories, leaving your hair safe! VTech's unicorn comes with a magic wand which will change the colour of her eyes, horn, hair, wings, and flower, and your tot can style Myla's mane with the comb and clips. This cute companion is also a musical toy with tunes and melodies, and lights that flash to the beat. Children will learn to love and nurture their interactive unicorn pal who will bloom and light up with the blow of a kiss.

Recommended age: 5 years to 8 years

Review: "My daughter loves her Myla unicorn. Great for interactive solo play. A lovely toy for children that love unicorns. Lights up nicely and keeps my 4-year-old entertained for a good half an hour."

VTech Splash u0026 Play Elephant

VTech Splash u0026amp; Play Elephant
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For fun, bathtime play, this cute and happy elephant will teach your little one basic numbers and the concept of cleanliness, whilst spraying water from its trunk. It lights up with sing-along songs and melodies and comes with two manipulative beads, a spring back seahorse, spinning starfish, wobbling water container, twisting foot, sliding leg, and scoop accessory for hours of fun bath play. We doubt they'll be much bathtime fuss with this toy in the tub.

Recommended age: 12 months to 3 years

Review: "Lovely product, suitable for all ages nothing comes apart so very safe. Plays a song and glows up was a present to a baby and she loves it. Great way to make bath time fun."

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