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VTech's Cora the Smart Cub #sponsored

9/12/13
Thank you to VTech for providing Cora the Smart Cub for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

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Interactive learning toys are important for a young child's emotional, cognitive, and social development.  Through simple play, children learn about their world. As a parent, I look for toys that are not only educational but fun!


VTech is well known for their fun, interactive and educational toys and I was thrilled to test out their latest toddler/preschool toy:  
Cora the Smart Cub.

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Cora is a cuddly interactive bear geared towards ages 6-36 months.  Though the Attic Baby's at the upper end of this age group, the special features of this bear piqued my interest.   This bear has the usual press buttons on the hands, feet, and belly identifying simple body parts.  (You've probably seen a few bears like this on the market) 

What makes Cora extra special is that she comes with a USB cord that connects to VTech's Learning Lodge where you can download songs, stories, special routines, and you can personalize the bear to say your child's name in greeting.

Cora the Cub

The USB port is located in the battery compartment in the back of the bear which closes with velcro. Mind you, the USB cord is a bit tricky to connect to the bear itself due to the little slider that conceals the USB port.  I used a piece of tape to hold the little sliding door open on the first few tries; otherwise it's a bit difficult to keep it open while you're trying to plug in the cord in such a tight little space.  Hopefully VTech can think of a way to make that a little easier on mom and dad.

Once you get over the tricky connection part, the set up on the VTech site is easy to customize.  Simply go through a checklist of selections and download them to Cora.  I love how you can change them whenever you want so your child doesn't get bored with the same stories and songs!  And one of the great things about her is that she remembers your child's birthday and you can select special people in your child's life to be a part of the stories.





The Attic Baby loves Cora's musical aspects and hearing her own name as well as the names of her friends and family members.  She talks back to Cora when playing with her.  It's a great tool for encouraging language from your little one.

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Cora The Smart Cub Features:
  • Teaches simple body parts, daily routine, time concepts, feelings
  • An internal clock provides timely responses, birthday wishes and holiday greetings
  • Downloadable content includes your child's name, their favorite stories, songs and holidays
  • Connects to VTech's Learning Lodge and personalize with 20 stories and 130 melodies
  • Bedtime Songs can be selected at intervals of 5 to 30 minutes
  • Soft body that is surface washable 
  • Also available as Cody the Smart Cub in blue


Cora makes a huggable and loveable friend that will grow with your young child from baby to toddler/early-preschooler.



Where to Buy:

Cora the Cub is $19.99 on the VTech Kids Site and at various retailers


Connect:

Follow VTech @vtechtoys and on the Vtech Toys Facebook page for the latest news and products



Giveaway:

Thanks to VTech, one of my readers will win Cora the Smart Cub!

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Disclosure:  I received Cora the Cub for review purposes.  No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own.  VTech is providing the giveaway prize. For more info. see my Disclosure Policy.



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D Schmidt mummytotwoboys said...

I really like that Bedtime Songs can be selected at intervals of 5 to 30 minutes

Passport To Frugal said...

I love the fact you can change up the stories and songs etc. Because children will continue to like this toy even after the "new" wears off.
Bonnie

Kayla Rice said...

I love the bright pink. My girls would love this.

Tracey.A said...

I love the internal clock and the song settings!

aperry said...

Birthday and holiday greetings...so cool!!

Melanie Leeson said...

I like that is a cute toy that can still be educational. I could easily seeing it becoming a child's best friend!

Melanie Leeson said...

I like that it is both fun and educational. I can see it easily becoming a child's best friend.

Allie G said...

I like that it teaches feelings

diego said...

I don't like that it is so pink. I am sick sick sick of pink. But it is adorable and is a teaching aid

Sara said...

I love that the clock knows birthdays and holidays

Sherrie Cruson said...

SHERRIE C.

I like the 'internal clock' and 'bedtime songs' features the best.

callawishes(at)hotmail(dot)com

Julie Bolduc said...

Its bright my kids like that

Maria B said...

I love that it teaches body parts when you point to them

Jennifer Rogers said...

Bedtime Songs is my favorite Feature!
j1man1r66@etex.net
Jennifer Rogers

Jennifer Young said...

I love that she plays bedtime songs for varying intervals!

Cassandra Eastman said...

I love that you can download your child's name, and favorite songs!

Jane Ritz said...

I like it because it's soft and cuddly. The music is a plus. If a toy is huggable a child will love it.

Anonymous said...

I like the bedtime songs option of 5 to 30 minute intervals
marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com

Linnie said...

I like that you can personalize her.

kdrae said...

My favorite is that you can download content that includes your child's name, their favorite stories, songs and holidays!

mommy2luke2008 said...

I love that you can personalize it!

Rebecca Parsons said...

My favorite feature has to be Teaches simple body parts, daily routine, time concepts, feelings

Freebie Seeking Momma said...

I like that it can be personalized with your childs name
jobeth

Dream Chii said...

my favorite feature of cora the smart cub is the internal clock to remember birthdays!

wigget said...

I like that it teaches feelings

Camille Blaha-Nelson said...

I like that you can switch it up.

Rochel S said...

Love that it is interactive! Love how colorful it is!

SexyBabyPhatGirl said...

i love that it teaches and is educational which is a great toy for my lil one whos just starting to learn things this would come in handy!

kelsie madison said...

I really love that it teaches feelings!

JDUNN said...

I love that you can customize Cora for your child and upload it with their favorite songs!

Catherine L. said...

I like that you can personalize Cora with your child's name, birthday and more.

Bernadette Callahan Powell said...

I like that it can be personalized and that you can change the content.

Debby Chandler said...

the songs are just great!

Julia said...

I like that it helps teach daily routine.

olivia hamilton said...

I love that she plugs in and is programmable. If your child gets bored you can always change stuff around :) Thank you!

aaltw_515 said...

I love that you can change up the songs
Amy Williams
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Jeanna Johnson said...

I like the part that has the content includes your child's name, their favorite stories, songs and holidays!

ciji clouse said...

I love the fact you can hook it up to computer and change stories and add you child's name

Tabathia said...

that it teaches body parts

Amy W. said...

I like that it can be programmed with my child's name and favorite songs.

CindyWindy2003 said...

i like the music and how it teaches body parts.

Rhian said...

I like the nighttime songs!

Angela McKinney said...

I love that it has bedtime songs and teaches body parts

SHANNA ELIZABETH said...

LOVE the internal clock! Awesome

Tara said...

I love all the musical things it can play.

Stephanie Phelps said...

I love that you can personalize to your child and the things they love!

tina reynolds said...

I really like that it plays the bedtime songs so cute.

Ashley turicik said...

I love the bedtime songs feature

teresa null said...

I love that it can do many different things to teach the little ones and then finish off the night with the bedtime songs!!

Christine Jessamine said...

I love that this can be personalized

Madonna said...

I love the pink color and that it makes learning fun for the babies.

Misty Battle said...

I love that it does bedtime songs and is a very good educational tool. It makes your child want to interact with her :)

Francine said...

I like that it Teaches simple body parts, daily routine, time concepts, feelings

Victoria Nyquist said...

I love the personalized option to say the child's name in the greeting! so fun!

momo said...

I like the different song settings on this great toy.

David Carlson said...

My favorite feature is that the surface is washable.

Richard Suzanne Marble said...

I would love this becuase it teaches her name and birthday!!!!

Ronalee said...

I like that it remembers holidays and birthdays, and sings to baby at night.

wins4me said...

I love the pink. I like it talks back to Cora when playing with her.

MB Isaac said...

I like that this is a tech toy disguised as a cute and snuggly stuffed animal

Jenna MOMenvy said...

The Bedtime Songs are my favorite part!

Jason Pilarski said...

Perfect for my 2yr old daughter

Deanna said...

Love the pink color! Goodnight songs are an awesome feature.

ababe28 said...

I like the fact that it can download names, songs, stories and other favorites.
Ann B.
ababe28 at hotmail.com

Linda S. said...

That is knows birthdays and holidays.

Laura Ellington said...

I love the different greetings for the holidays

Teresa Thompson said...

Teaches simple body parts, daily routine, time concepts, feelings

Melinda said...

I love the internal clock feature.

michedt said...

I like that you can add your childs favorite stories on it. So cute!
Michelle Tucker

lisa neutel said...

I like the song settings and the internal clock

lisa neutel said...

I like the internal clock and song settings

Christina Savage said...

I like that it can connect to the internet and you can up load new stuff to it

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