VTech Big Ticket Items for the 1-5 Age Group

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Lights, sounds and movement. This is basically the trifecta of success when it comes to toys that intrigue and hold the attention of most kids. As a parent, I will deem a toy worthwhile that has these things AND is not annoying. These toys from VTech meet the criteria. Some of the oldest toys in our home are VTECH (visit website). They have stood the test of time and constant play by four kids and are still relevant to their play times.

VTech for the 2016 Holidays

Go! Go! Smart Wheels Treasure Mountain Train AdventureThis is one of the bigger sets in our home right now and that’s a good thing because all four kids want to play with it at once (and they can) At over 4 ft wide it comes with tracks that can be easily arranged either on a whim or following one of the provided instructions. Although the motorized train with detachable cart is the piece de resistance I am inclined to say the crane and little gate were a close second and third place.vtech toys vtech toys    vtech toys vtech toys


As the train choo-choo’s along the track it hits 9 SmartPoints that set off phrases, music and more and the kids all take turns tapping the blocks into the mine shaft, sorting the shape blocks into the cargo car, and just having a good time together. Plus, it’s durable enough to handle our 1.5-year-old dropping on it a million and one times when the older kids won’t let him in on the action and he won’t take no for an answer.

VTech Go! Go! Smart Friends Enchanted Princess Palace—My younger daughter is one of those kids who plays with her dolls for hours at a time. She has been forced to play house with her older brother’s superhero playsets because that is all we had so this year I vowed to get her a castle. When we were offered this to review for our gift guide I didn’t realize just how amazing it was going to be.  vtech vtech toysvtechvtech

Another one of the BIG playsets from VTech this is also over 4 ft wide although it does fold together when not in use to a smaller, more manageable area. I am almost embarrassed (almost) by the amount of time Aria has spent exploring this castle and it’s many rooms.  Princess Darla talks and sings when her button is pushed or if she is placed on the MagicPoint locations within the castle. You can also buy other Go!Go! Smart Friends to compliment and expand this already large kingdom.

Care for Me Learning Carrier—Bringing a pet into an already hectic household is not for the faint of heart. I can not tell you how many times a day I clean dog food that my youngest has tried to bring to the dog, especially when the dog is not hungry. Or the fact that my wood floor is actually bubbling up because of the times the dog bowl has been spilt in an attempt to hydrate our pup.

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So instead we have offered the kids this little guy, his carrier, and his play/food items. The interactive carrier allows them to bring pup out and about and the carrier teaches them colours, shapes, pet care, all while delighting with lights!

These toys from VTech are great gifts for the 1-5 age group that pack a big punch into a small price tag. I noticed that Amazon.ca often has sales on these guys so if you are looking to buy keep your eyes (and browser) open!

Make sure you check out the rest of our 2016 Holiday Gift Guide Posts!

Happiness Is Inc. GIVEAWAY


Sago Mini Jack’s Diner Feature

Arm & Hammer Stocking Stuffer Bundle GIVEAWAY

Lego Dimensions Feature



We received these items for review purposes so we could bring you this post. As always all opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links (amazon.ca). You can find clean links throughout the post (anywhere that does not say Amazon.ca)
Aneta Alaei
Aneta Alaei

Aneta is a Toronto-based mom of four that loves a good meal, great company, and learning something new. In her free time, you can find her trying to keep yet another plant alive.

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  1. Victoria Ess
    November 22, 2016 / 7:43 pm

    My niece would love the learning carrier! Very cute!

  2. November 29, 2016 / 2:50 pm

    We had the train set when The Kids were young and they played with it for years! We recently gifted it to their young cousin. And so it continues to chug on and educate the next generation. Love vtech products.

    Besos Sarah
    Journeys of The Zoo

  3. Treen Goodwin
    December 2, 2016 / 11:48 am

    My Granddaughter would love the Care for Me Learning Carrier , so cute 🙂 thanks for sharing

  4. jan
    December 2, 2016 / 12:13 pm

    That learning carrier is something I will be looking for. Thank you.

  5. Lynda Cook
    December 2, 2016 / 3:12 pm

    Awesome toys, Vtech is awesome and knows what the kids like!!

  6. December 2, 2016 / 5:17 pm

    I want the VTech Go! Go! Smart Friends Enchanted Princess Palace

  7. Carole Dube
    December 7, 2016 / 11:16 pm

    These are all amazing toys and would love them for my granddaughters!

  8. Heidi C.
    December 12, 2016 / 7:09 am

    These would make perfect gifts for my niece and nephew. They would have a great time playing with these toys.