Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Scholastic Media Introduces 'I SPY Adventure' on VTech's InnoTab Tablets - Perfect for Ages 4-7(Review)

Disclosure:  I was sent a review copy from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.

I SPY…a brand-new way for kids and families to experience the fun and learning of the celebrated brand from Scholastic Media!

Earlier this summer, I introduced my girls to the popular I Spy games, when they were included on the KFC family sized buckets.  Both my girls had a blast trying to find the hidden items and circling them when they found them.  They would have a race to see who could locate all the items the fastest, with Savannah usually winning.  Bella would find herself sidetracked as she admired the different colorful photos and objects that were included in each scene.

Knowing how much the girls loved ISpy back then, I was excited to share the new I Spy Adventure game which is now available for use with VTech InnoTab tablets.  

About the Game:

"Compatible with all InnoTab devices, I SPY Adventure brings all the age-appropriate entertainment of I SPY to life in a whole new way, as it launches young players into engaging, brain-building quests and takes them through interactive riddles, puzzles and games.  With I SPY Adventure (SRP $24.99), players embark on exciting learning adventures that challenge them to match, find and sort objects across multiple games, while helping to build their problem-solving, logic, vocabulary and visual discrimination skills."

I make a point to try out games and items before I give them to the girls to make sure that they are age appropriate, will withhold their rough play at times, and make sure that they would provide some sort of educational value to playtime.  Being a fan of puzzles and look and find games since childhood, I became hooked on the I Spy books during my cancer treatment in 2008.  A good friend picked me up a handful of these puzzle adventure books to help with chemo brain and to keep my mind sharp, while also keeping me from thinking about long treatments I was having. I loved being able to spot hidden items, and found myself getting competitive with my dad who was with me during my treatments, as just like my girls, we raced to see who could find all the items first.

After a few minutes of playing this new game, I knew that my girls would have a blast (just like I was having) solving challenging puzzles, including matching, find and sort objects, all while building their problem solving, logic and visual discrimination skills.  And, while I wasn't planning on the girls being sick for the past couple of weeks with a head cold, this game sure did come in handy in keeping them busy and entertaining while camping out on the couch.

"I Spy Adventure" is geared towards children ages 4-7, and would make for a fun independent game or even to play with a friend.  My girls took turns playing the games solo, but would find themselves hovering over the other who was playing and offering up help to solve the different games.  

Savannah's loved solving the riddles in the "Riddle Rush" game, which had her searching for objects in photo-realistic scenes to solve the riddles.  

Bella, on the hand, kept tapping on the "Patterns Quest" game, which was a fast paced game that had her completing patterns.  

The other game options that make up this new VTech InnoTab game are "Oops Hoops" which is a sorting type game and "Adventure Box"in which players unlock a treasure box full of I Spy objects and have to find the matching pairs.

Like I said, the girls (and now I) have been sick for a couple weeks, and were growing restless just laying on the couch and having me read to them, or watching movies.  So, it was a breath of fresh air to receive this game to review, and see their moods perk up, while they put their brains to work.  I loved watching my little puzzle solvers smile and get excited when they solved the different levels -- there are 50 level in all -- each more challenging than the next.

If your kids are fans of the I Spy books, which have sold millions of copies since releasing back in 1991, and you own a VTech InnoTab tablet, then you will want to pick up this new game from Scholastic Media to surprise them with.  This fun game will keep them busy on rainy days, sick days, and even during long car rides, or while waiting for siblings to finish sports games and practices.  I ended up picking up another copy of the game so that each of the girls could play it.  And, we are hoping that this is just the start of many more I Spy games to be offered for the VTech InnoTab.

To learn more about I Spy Adventures from Scholastic Media, click here.  And,with the holidays fast approaching why not keep this game in mind for stocking stuffer or under the tree gift ideas?  However you choose to surprise your child with this fun (and addicting) game, you as a parent will love seeing them have fun while also learning.


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 award-winning products such as the InnoTab® 3S Wi-Fi Learning Tablet, one of the first children’s learning-based tablets with Wi-Fi, 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 on Facebook or follow @VTechToys on Twitter.

About Scholastic Media
Scholastic Media, the entertainment and media division of Scholastic, is a leading producer of quality, family-oriented content across multiple platforms, including film, television, video, mobile and web, and a major developer and marketer of children’s brands worldwide. Among its award-winning and top-rated television productions are the animated series WordGirlClifford the Big Red DogThe Magic School Bus, and I SPY as well as the live-action shows Goosebumps and Animorphs. Soup2Nuts, a division of Scholastic Media, serves as its digital animation studio and offers full in-house production services, including the development of original series, writing, recording, music composing, design, storyboards, animation, and post-production. Visit for additional information.

Disclosure:  I was sent a review copy from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.


  1. I have been thinking about getting the kids the Innotab 3 S for Christmas. They have some great games and I hear many like them

  2. I used to love books like this one when I was a child to tell you the truth I think they are still fun.

  3. Great review. My youngest granddaughter would love the I Spy Adventure. I got her an Innotab last year for Christmas so this would be perfect.