Introducing VTech’s Expert Panel and Milestones Pages

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Your little one is constantly growing, discovering and developing. That’s why it’s important to have toys and games that help your child learn every step of the way! VTech works closely with a panel of children’s learning experts on the development of its infant and preschool learning products. Insight from these experts are featured in an online Milestones resource that offers parents guidelines and recommendations to help them select toys based on the individual needs of children from birth to nine years old. The categories explain different characteristics and occurrences that your child is faced with at each specific age and developmental stage, and are then followed by recommended products that the most appropriate and beneficial.

The milestones are broken down by ages that range from newborn to nine years old. Each age range is broken down by three categories of learning:

Language and Cognitive

Social and Emotional Development

Physical and Motor

The categories explain different characteristics and developments that your child is faced with at a specified age and is then followed by recommended products that best cater to your child.

The Expert Panel helps continue VTech’s commitment to building on children’s knowledge, one milestone at a time! The Expert Panel is compiled of six experts including, Dr. Lise Eliot, Early Childhood Mental Development Expert, who collaborated with VTech to develop the Milestones resource.

Bio for Dr. Lise Eliot, Early Childhood Mental Development Expert

Dr. Lise Eliot is 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.

Lil’ Critters Play & Dream Musical Piano

(Ages 0-12 months; MSRP $24.99)

  • Learn and play music with animal friends! The Lil’ Critters Play & Dream Musical Piano by VTech has a variety of fun musical activities that engage your child on the floor or attached to the crib.
  • This soft piano features five animal piano keys that introduce music, instruments and animals.
  • The piano also includes a light-up sun that shines and flashes to the music to attract your baby’s attention.
  • Choose from two modes of play for fun learning and music activities.
Roll & Surprise Animal Train

(Ages 6-36 months; MSRP: $15.99)

  • Your little one will enjoy peek-a-boo fun and develop fine motor skills through turn, slide and press activities.
  • Animal friends introduce animal names, animal sounds and colors.
  • This educational toy also rewards curiosity and teaches cause and effect with pop-up surprises and 55 songs, melodies, sounds, and phrases.
Chomp & Count Dino

(Ages 12-36 months; MSRP: $19.99)

  • Simply place one of the eight brightly-colored play pieces in the dino’s mouth and watch as he eats and recognizes each piece.
  • Play in either food or counting mode and the dino responds with rewarding sounds and phrases all while introducing colors, numbers, shapes and more.
  • Press the question button and kids can answer the dino’s questions to show what they’ve learned.
  • Five shape buttons help kids learn shapes and numbers, while spinning the disc on the dino’s back will play sing-along songs.
  • The dino can also be pushed or pulled by a string for even more fun melodies.

So what milestones have your little one experienced lately? 

Here are the ways you can connect with VTech, Milestons and the Expert Panel:

VTech wants to offer one of my readers this prize package of milestones toys. One of you will be randomly selected by PunchTab and will have 48 hours to respond to the winning email sent. Failure to respond will mean forfeiting your prize and a new winner will be chosen. Prizes will be delivered by VTech. Good luck!

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  1. I love VTech products. I have a 6 month old who is trying to sit up on her own. She would love these.

  2. My daughter is walking with her Vtech walker. I have a baby on the way that is due May 2015.

  3. My 8 month old has mastered pulling up on things/standing up while holding on to chairs, etc.

  4. She is trying to use the potty! yay!

  5. My niece is almost potty trained so I guess that's a milestone.

  6. We love VTECH and I am so excited every time the kids get a new VTECH toy BECAUSE I KNOW IT MEANS THEY WILL LEARN

  7. Daughter has mastered crawling, is sitting up and teething she is only 6 and a half months

  8. My baby said his first word this morning! It was "bru-bah!" My older son was so happy too!

  9. He just started to sit up on his own

  10. Recently my 12 month old has started scooping foods with a spoon and fork! On top of that she's learned how to climb onto one of the couches, and go up the stairs! Ack!

  11. My son has started pulling up and cruising around holding onto the furniture at 7 months.

  12. The most recent for my great nephew was recognizing who I am and saying my name :) He still doesn't say it totally correctly but it's good enuff for me, :)

  13. VTech makes the best items for little ones, don't they??? I love the Chomp & Count Dino. I think that's going to go to my granddaughter this year for Christmas when i see it at the store. It's not on this review, but for my older son we'll be getting the VTech Kidizoom watch too, I'm pretty sure. Those look fun for the older kids. This is a fun giveaway you have going on here!

  14. I love VTech products and I will admit that they are one of the products I usually buy for baby showers. I have a girlfriend who's pregnant right now. She would love to have this if I won.

  15. My baby girl is 6 months today and she has started fruit baby food for the first time :)

  16. She is pulling herself up from crawling position

  17. My son is 4 and is developmentally delayed due to epilepsy. Within the last few weeks he has started grasping objects and attempting to active toys! We are so excited about this inchstone :)

  18. My 3 year old grandson recently mastered his using the toilet. It is so nice not to have to change diapers.

  19. Our little one has just now started standing on her own.

  20. My daughter actually just rolled over for the first time today.

  21. I have one granddaughter that just started walking and one who is trying to sit up by herself.

  22. My little one in not born yet but she is hitting milestones in the womb by gaining weight and keeping mommy up all night by kicking.