VTech Introduces New Learning Lodge Content for InnoTab Learning Tablets to Support STEAM Curriculum

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VTech Introduces New Learning Lodge Content for InnoTab Learning Tablets to Support STEAM Curriculum

STEAM Curriculum Encompasses Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math

Chicago – VTech (www.vtechkids.com), a world leader in age-appropriate and developmental stage-based electronic learning products for children, today announced the continued growth of its Learning Lodge® app store with the addition of STEAM-based content for its InnoTab® children's learning tablets. While STEM has been the buzz phrase for educators for some time, with many school districts eliminating art, music and other humanities classes, there has been a recent push to change the focus from STEM to STEAM, adding art to the mix of science, technology, engineering and math, for a more well-rounded education.

"We are always looking for new opportunities to expand our Learning Lodge content and offer parents the most comprehensive curriculum for their children in one place," said William To, President, VTech Electronics North America. "While our extensive collection already includes the STEAM subjects, we continue to add new titles and bundled content that quickly and easily let parents access the apps they want for their child."

Content on the Learning Lodge is available for VTech's InnoTab range, including InnoTab® MAX, its first children's learning tablet with Android[1] learning content. VTech's most powerful and versatile 7" tablet yet, InnoTab MAX features access to more than 650 educator-supported VTech and Android apps, including hand-picked Android learning games and age-appropriate learning software and content through VTech's Learning Lodge, as well as VTech's rich library of cartridges. The apps, featuring a wide curriculum of language arts and reading, math, science, social studies, problem solving and creativity, have been reviewed by VTech's Expert Panel, made up of top educators from key knowledge areas, so parents know their child is getting learning content that is kid-friendly and educator-supported.

"Many experts agree that STEAM education is necessary in order to provide a well-rounded and comprehensive education for people of all ages, starting at the earliest levels," said Dr. Eric Klopfer, VTech Expert Panel member and Platform Learning Expert. "There are lots of great apps that support STEAM. Parents should look for ones that focus on art, music and other expressive activities to help build a child's creativity and keep them interested and engaged in a broad curriculum."

Later this year, VTech will be adding even more STEAM content, including individual titles as well as a bundle that focuses on science, technology, engineering, art and math subjects. For more information on InnoTab MAX and the STEAM curriculum, please visit www.vtechkids.com/ITMAX.

[1] Android is a trademark of Google Inc.

About VTech

VTech is a world leader in age-appropriate and developmental stage-based electronic learning products for children. As a pioneer in the learning toy category, VTech develops high-quality, innovative educational products that enrich children's development and make learning fun. With a rich, almost 35 year history, VTech has not only established itself as a learning authority but also consistently remains at the forefront of innovation with multiple award-winning products such as the InnoTab® MAX, VTech's first children's tablet with Android learning content, Kidizoom® Smartwatch, the first smartwatch for kids with a built-in camera, InnoTab® 3S, MobiGo®, V.Reader® and V.Smile®. The Learning Lodge®, VTech's comprehensive app store, features a robust library of more than 650 educational and entertaining games, e-Books, music and videos with engaging age-appropriate content across the widest variety of curricula, with content expanding to offer even more titles. The company also has a broad range of award-winning infant and preschool products available in 24 different languages worldwide, with more than 100 new products introduced every year. In order to further strengthen VTech's position as a learning authority, the company's Panel of Experts, with esteemed experts in reading, language arts, science, math, and child development, consult on new product introductions and Learning Lodge content.

VTech Electronics North America, LLC is based in Arlington Heights, Illinois. VTech Electronics Limited is headquartered in Hong Kong with distribution globally. VTech is the global leader in electronic learning products from infancy to preschool.

For more information on VTech's additional product lines, visit www.VTechKids.com, www.facebook.com/VTechtoys on Facebook or follow @VTechToys on Twitter.

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