VTech WRITE AND LEARN LETTER BOOK User Manual

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© 2005 VTECH

Printed in China

91-02074-005

Dear Parent,

At VTech® we know how important the first day of school is for your child. To help prepare preschoolers for this important event,

VTech® has developed thePreschool Learning series of interactive

toys.

Preschool Learning features fun characters and inviting school themes that use technology to capture a child’s attention and teach important preschool skills like spelling, counting and the alphabet. These vital skills are taught in a way that’s both fun and highly engaging to maintain a child’s interest. Children will also be introduced to fun school subjects such as art class, music class and even recess! WithPreschool Learning, learning is fun from day one!

At VTech® we know that a child has the ability to do great things. That’s why all of our electronic learning products are uniquely designed to develop a child’s mind and allow them to learn to the best of their ability. We thank you for trustingVTech® with the important job of helping your child learn and grow!

Sincerely,

Your Friends at VTech®

To learn more about Preschool Learning and otherVTech® toys, visit www.vtechkids.com

INTRODUCTION

Thank you for purchasing the VTech® Write & Learn Letter Book™ learning toy. Learn letters the magical way with thisfun-filledbook.Touch-sensitivepages allow kids to explore writing, letters, words, numbers, music and animals at their own pace for the most fun and effective learning. Turn the page to explore more!

REPEAT BUTTON

ON/OFF BUTTON

MODE SELECTOR

 

 

VOLUME

CONTROL

SWITCH

LETTER

BUTTONS

MUSIC BUTTON

20 COLORFUL, TOUCHSENSITIVE PAGES

INCLUDED IN THIS PACKAGE

One VTech® Write & Learn Letter Book™ learning toy

One instruction manual

WARNING: All packing materials such as tape, plastic sheets, wire ties and tags are not part of this toy, and should be discarded for your child’s safety.

Introduction

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GETTING STARTED

BATTERY INSTALLATION

1.Make sure the book is closed.

2.Locate the battery cover on the bottom of the unit.

3.Open the battery cover.

4.Install 3 new “AA” (LR6) batteries

into the compartment as illustrated. (The use of new, alkaline batteries is recommended for maximum performance.)

5.Replace the battery cover.

BATTERY NOTICE

Non-rechargeablebatteries are not to be recharged.

Rechargeable batteries are to be removed from the toy before being charged (if removable).

Rechargeable batteries are only to be charged under adult supervision (if removable).

Different types of batteries or new and used batteries are not to be mixed.

Only batteries of the same or equivalent type as recommended are to be used.

Batteries are to be inserted with the correct polarity.

Exhausted batteries are to be removed from the toy.

The supply terminals are not to be short-circuited.

The toy is not to be connected to more than the recommended number of power supplies.

Do not dispose of batteries in fire.

Getting Started

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PRODUCT FEATURES

1.ON/OFF BUTTON

To turn the unit on, press the ON/OFF BUTTON. Press theON/OFF BUTTON again to turn the unit off. You can also simply open the book or close it to turn it on and off.

2.REPEAT BUTTON

Press the REPEAT BUTTON to hear the last melody or spoken voice repeated.

3.MODE SELECTOR

Slide the MODE SELECTORto choose an activity.

4.VOLUME CONTROL SWITCH

Slide the VOLUME CONTROL SWITCHupwards for higher volume, or slide down for lower volume.

Product Features

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5. LETTER BUTTONS

Press any one of the 26 LETTER

BUTTONS to hear the letter identified.

6.TOUCH-SENSITIVESENSORS

Depending on which page you are on, you will see different kinds of sensors including:

STORY sensors, ALPHABETsensors & OBJECTsensors (Pages 1-14)

NUMBER sensors & STORYsensors (Pages 15-16)

MUSICAL NOTE sensors, PLAYsensor & RESETsensor (Pages 17-18)

ANIMAL sensors (Pages19-20)

Touch any of the sensors in any given activity to hear a related phrase.

7. MUSIC BUTTON

Press the MUSIC BUTTON to hear a song.

Product Features

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8.AUTOMATIC SHUT-OFF

To preserve battery life, the VTech® Write & Learn Letter Book™ will automatically turn off after several minutes without input. The unit can be turned on again by pressing theON/OFF BUTTON or turning the pages.

ACTIVITIES

LETTER ACTIVITIES (Pages 1-14)

In these pages you will learn about the 26 letters and their stroke order, words that feature each letter and simple spelling. There are a total of five activities. Each time you turn a page you will hear a silly sentence featuring words from the page. Press the STORY sensor at any time to hear the sentence again.

1.LETTERS & WORDS

In this activity, you will be able to learn about the 26 letters, and words that feature each letter.

Press the ALPHABET orOBJECT sensors, or theLETTER BUTTONS to learn.

2.LETTER WRITING

In this activity, you will be able to learn letter stroke order. Press the ALPHABET sensor to hear the stroke order of the corresponding letter.

3.FIND IT

In this activity, you will be asked to find a letter or word. Press the

OBJECT sensor or LETTER BUTTONto answer.

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4.LETTER ORDER

Listen carefully to the ABC song, and when the song stops, you will be asked to find the next letter. Press the correct ALPHABET sensor orLETTER BUTTON to continue the song.

5.SPELLING

In this activity, you will hear a word spelled. Listen carefully, then press the correct LETTER BUTTONS to spell out the word. When you have correctly spelled the word, you will hear a rewarding phrase.

NUMBER ACTIVITIES (Pages 15-16)

In this category, you will learn about numbers 1-10,their stroke order, counting and simple spelling. There are a total of five activities. You can press theSTORY sensor at any time to hear a silly sentence featuring numbers from the page.

1.LEARNING NUMBERS

Press any one of the ten NUMBER sensors to hear the numbers.

2.NUMBER WRITING

In this activity, you will learn number stroke order. Press the NUMBER sensor to hear the stroke order of the corresponding number.

3.BEFORE & AFTER

You will be asked to find a number that comes after one number and before another number. Press the correct NUMBER sensor to answer the question.

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4.COUNTING

Are you ready to count? Listen carefully and count the sounds. When they stop, press the correct NUMBER sensor to answer.

5.SPELLING

In this activity, you will learn how to spell numbers 1-10.Listen carefully then press the correctLETTER BUTTONS to spell out the number.

MUSIC ACTIVITIES (Pages 17-18)

Listen to the music or create your own song!

1.MUSIC MAKER

Make your own music by pressing the MUSICAL NOTE sensors, then press thePLAY sensor to hear it or press theRESET sensor to clear previous inputs. Slide the mode selector to choose different instruments.

2.MELODY FUN

Let’s listen to some music. Press any one of the MUSICAL NOTE sensors and the corresponding song will be played.

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FARM ACTIVITIES (Pages 19-20)

Come and play along with the farm animals. There are a total of five activities. Press the MUSIC BUTTON to listen to the song of “Old MacDonald” at any time.

1.STORY TELLING

Press any ANIMAL sensor to hear its sound and a short phrase about that animal.

2.SOUND MATCH

In this activity, you will hear the sound of an animal. Find the matching animal by pressing the correct ANIMAL sensor.

3.I SPY

In this activity, you will hear clues to help you find a particular animal.

Press the correct ANIMAL sensor to answer.

4.MEMORY CHALLENGE

It’s time for a memory challenge. You will hear a list of animals.

Remember the order in which they were said and repeat it back by pressing the ANIMAL sensors.

5.SINGING FUN

You will hear the song of “Old MacDonald.” When the song stops, press any ANIMAL sensor to continue the song.

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CARE & MAINTENANCE

1.Keep the unit clean by wiping it with a slightly damp cloth.

2.Keep the unit out of direct sunlight and away from any direct heat source.

3.Remove the batteries when the unit is not in use for an extended period of time.

4.Do not drop the unit on hard surfaces and do not expose the unit to moisture or water.

TROUBLESHOOTING

If for some reason the program/activity stops working or malfunctions, please follow these steps:

1.Interrupt the power supply by removing the batteries.

2.Let the unit stand for a few minutes, then replace the batteries.

3.Turn the unit ON. The unit should now be ready to play again.

4.If the product still does not work, replace with a new set of batteries.

If the problem persists, please call our Consumer Services Department at 1-800-521-2010in the U.S. or1-877-352-8697in Canada and a service representative will be happy to help you.

Care & Maintenance / Troubleshooting

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IMPORTANT NOTE:

Creating and developing Preschool Learning products is accompanied by a responsibility that we atVTech® take very seriously. We make every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information, which forms the value of our products. However, errors sometimes can occur. It is important for you to know that we stand behind our products and encourage you to call our Consumer Services Department at1-800-521-2010in the U.S. or1-877-352-8697 in Canada with any problems and/or suggestions that you might have. A service representative will be happy to help you.

NOTE:

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna

Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver

Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected

Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help

Other Info

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