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VTech Invites Parents to Get Ready for the Holidays with VTech Toys and Tips!

CHICAGO, November 2, 2009 /PRNewswire/ — With the holiday season around the corner, the VTech Mom, Pilar Clark, and the VTech Voices are sharing tips and ideas online with parents shopping for toys and planning the festivities. Here are their top five tips for stress-free holidays:

  1. Get organized. Bins marked for ornaments and decorations make things easy to find, so more time can be spent enjoying decorating. – Pilar Clark, Cosmotot
  2. Be thrifty and creative. Spend time with your kids making homemade decorations and teachers gifts. Try these No-Sew Sachets – the teachers will love them! – Amanda Acuna, Mommy Mandy
  3. Let the kids help. Bake cookies, wrap presents and make holiday cards together. The kids are kept busy and get a sense of accomplishment and pride for helping the parents out.– Dawn Meehan, Because I Said So
  4. Get in the holiday spirit. Think about how to be your best from the moment you get up, almost like a mantra you'd use in yoga, to tackle your holiday “to-do’s” calmly. – Pilar Clark, Cosmotot
  5. Take advantage of online shopping. Avoid the stress of the mall by shopping online. Great for relatives who live out-of-state, the convenience of direct shipping is priceless. – Jason Avant, DadCentric

Join the VTech Mom and other parents on Facebook and @VTechToys and enroll in Club VTech on www.vtechkids.com for more holiday tips, product announcements and upcoming holiday savings.

Looking for kids’ holiday gift ideas? Read what customers are writing about the newest VTech toys:

Bugsby Reading System and Starter Book Bundle – (3–7 years) ERP: $29.99

[My five year old] enjoyed letting Bugsby read each page and then going back to practice reading the page by himself…Bugsby is certainly a confidence-builder…with only a little help from Mama. – Angela, Savvy Mom Finds

Jungle Gym: Ride & Learn Giraffe Bike – (18–36 months) ERP: $49.99

The buttons are very easy to push and we love that their are so many animals to choose from!... I love the whole “keep kids active” idea...This line of toys is setting a good message and we are thinking of getting [my son] the “weights” so he can use his instead of mine when we work out! – Amanda, Lady Evelyns’ Blog

V-Motion Active Learning System – (3–7 years) ERP: $59.99 (Games from $24.99)

My four year old and two year old daughters love to play with this product... They love counting and solving problems with Dora and Scooby Doo... I will highly recommend this product. - Miami, FL on 9/25/2009, www.vtechkids.com

V.Smile™ Cyber Pocket – (5 years+) ERP: $49.99

I love the educational value that is packed in those fun games! He just wants to "win", but I can see him gaining new skills that he needs for school. – Erin Taylor, The Mom Buzz

ABOUT VTECH

VTech is the leader in age-appropriate learning toys and the creator of the Electronic Learning Product category. Since 1976, VTech has been developing high-quality, innovative, educational products and learning toys that enrich children’s development. From infant to toddler to grade school, kids learn through fun, smart and active play.