VTech Invests in the Graduating Class of 2020

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VTech Invests in the Graduating Class of 2020

Deserving Classrooms Across the Country to Receive Whiz Kid Learning Centers, College Savings Bonds and an Exclusive Celebration Hosted by Erin Sanders of Nickelodeon’s “Zoey 101”

31 July 2007

Chicago – Is a kindergarten classroom you know full of inspiration, yet short on educational resources? Today, VTech Electronics North America, the creator of the Electronic Learning Products category, announced the “Whiz Kid™ Class of 2020” contest. VTech will award three classrooms nationwide with Whiz Kid Learning Centers that will include several of VTech’s new Whiz Kid Learning Systems, a multidimensional learning product for children ages 3 to 6. In addition, winning classrooms will receive brand new computers and printers, as well as a US$500 savings bond for each student to jump-start their college savings.

“Even before I played the studious Quinn, I’ve always been dedicated to my studies and enjoyed learning,” said Erin Sanders of Nickelodeon’s® “Zoey 101.” “I am excited to partner with VTech to help bring Whiz Kid Learning Centers to kindergarten classrooms and make learning fun for the class of 2020!”

“For the past 30 years, VTech has provided children with educational learning toys to instill a love for education and make learning fun,” said Julia Fitzgerald, vice president of marketing, VTech Electronics North America. “We are proud and excited to invest in the class of 2020 and give every child an opportunity to chase their educational dreams.”

How to Enter

From July 30, 2007 through September 7, 2007, kindergarten teachers and parents of kindergarten students in the 2007-2008 school year, can enter VTech’s “Whiz Kid Class of 2020” contest by submitting a classroom photo and writing a short essay describing the class’ need for additional technology in the classroom and how the kindergarteners would benefit from a Whiz Kid Learning Center. The winners will be posted on www.vtechwhizkid.com after October 22, 2007.

For more information on how to nominate a classroom and a complete set of rules and regulations, visit www.vtechwhizkid.com.

About the Whiz Kid Learning System

Available fall 2007, VTech’s new Whiz Kid Learning System lets kids ages 3 to 6 enjoy interactive reading and learning activities wherever they go through its portable “Whiz Pad” and touchsensitive stylus. The Whiz Kid grows with young readers through a series of learning curriculum that meets the user’s skill level.

Children choose from 40 activity pages, slide the page into the Whiz Pad and it comes to life with more than 120 activities! Beginning readers will enjoy its “Story Bytes” activity, which encourages them to read along with the story and sound out words. To extend the fun, kids can connect the Whiz Pad to their computer to play activities, track their progress or replace lost or damaged activity pages by printing out new ones.

The Whiz Kid Learning System will be available at major retailers nationwide for US$49.99 (ERP). Whiz Kid includes the Wondertown Whizware™ (software) title, and additional Whizware titles will be available including character favorites such as Bob the Builder, Dora the Explorer, Spider-Man and Friends, Scooby-Doo, and Thomas & Friends for US$19.99 (ERP).

About VTech
VTech, the creator of the Electronic Learning Products (ELP) Category and the award-winning V.Smile TV Learning System, is a world leader of age-appropriate learning toys. Since 1976, VTech has been developing high-quality, innovative educational products for children from birth to preteen that deliver "smart play" through the combination of entertaining electronic formats and engaging, age-appropriate content that help children learn while having fun.

VTech Electronics North America, LLC is based in Arlington Heights, Ill. VTech Electronics, Ltd. is headquartered in Hong Kong and is a pioneer in the establishment of China-based manufacturing facilities, selling its products via a strong brand platform supported by a well-established distribution network in North America, Europe and Asia.

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