#win iLearn ‘N’ Play Toys Magically Pair Technology with Learning and Fun

Face it, kids are digging technology these days. And I am not talking teens and tweens, but those little preschoolers and toddlers who can:

  • download an iTunes video, even though you had it password protected
  • access your contact list to call relatives and friends … on purpose
  • create their own YouTube videos to post online, without you knowing until it starts getting comments AND subscribers

I am sure there are plenty more tech-troubles your little ones have caused, in fact I’d love if you share your stories with me in the comments below! But right now I want to chat a little about an integrated way your kids can use your SmartPhones, Tablets, iTouches and iPods to have fun and learn in a SAFE environment.

robbiMeet Robbi (my personal favorite iLearn ‘n’ Play toy),  a Driving Adventure Explorer and a Learning Tablet. All three iLearn ‘n’ Play toys require an iOs device to integrate and play. Here is the breakdown:

  • iPad App: Letterbox for the Learning Tablet toy
  • iPad or iPhone/iPod Touch App: Letter Explorer for the Adventure Explorer toy (the driving toy pictured)
  • Either iPhone/iPod Touch App: Numberbots for the Robbi toy


Now, it took me a few times “reading” about the toys to truly understand. But it’s not that complicated. So there are three different toys, each requiring a certain iOS device along with the integrated app. So in the list above, you see the device needed, in italics is the app and in bold is the toy. But each toy is not a one-trick pony, new apps will be rolled out for each toy through the year.

PROTECTION & INTEGRATION: The apps can be played without the toy, but the toys are a perk because it will safely enclose and protect an iPad, iPhone or iPod, and is actually integrated with the app. Once combined, the apps can be played through the toys’ external buttons, knobs or stylus. Say goodbye to broken and finger-smeared screens.

MORE POWER: Also, other tech products for children usually have their own screen and a mini-computer created just for one specific use, making them somewhat limited. They lack the power of iOS devices, which can be updated more easily as time goes on.

AFFORDABILITY: Finally, these toys are more affordable than their “counterparts”. Prices start at just $19.99 for the Learning Tablet. Robbi and Adventure Explorer are just $39.99.

And FOR A LIMITED TIME, those apps above are FREE. Just search the App Store for “AppStart Learning” or click on the links above.

Where to get the toys: The iLearn ‘N’ Play toys are available in-store at Target, as well as at www.target.com.

Here is a breakdown of the toys:

learningtabletLearning Tablet: Slip your iPad into this stylish and durable frame; grab the attached, child-friendly stylus and power up for some fun learning. Once safely inserted into the Learning Tablet, your iPad becomes a part of this amazing new, early educational concept. Each Learning Tablet comes with a “Letterbox” app. This fun learning app helps young children to develop their writing skills!

Adventure Explorer (w/Steering Wheel): Connect your iPad, iPad mini, iPhone or iPod to this amazing console, turn on the ignition key and “drive” into a fun learning adventure. Each Adventure
Explorer has a working on/off ignition switch, a steering wheel, shifter, accelerator, forward/reverse control that integrates with iLearn ‘N’ Play apps. The Adventure Explorer comes with a free “Letter Explorer” app. This fun learning app helps young children learn about letters and phonics!


Robbi: Slip an iPhone or iPod into Robbi’s faceplate and he comes alive. The apps ask children to use the 10 chunky numbers in Robbi’s tummy to focus on teaching beginning numbers, counting,
addition/subtraction, colors, shapes and greater than/less than numbers. Each Robbi unit comes with a free app called Numberbots. This fun learning app helps young children learn about numbers and counting.

All three of the toys are suggested for ages 3 and up. I would probably say it’s ideal for the 3 – 5 age range.

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  1. I’m interested in the Learning Tablet.

  2. My little one loves technology! He especially loves the iPad and the touch screen however when he went to use the laptop he was wondering why it wouldn’t do anything when he touched the screen!

  3. the learning tablet

  4. I have always been jealous of the toys kids today get to interact with. I mean come on! A touch screen game? I just now got a touchscreen phone for the first time in my life and I’m having a heck of a time figuring it out and trying to type on it. It amazes me how quickly children are picking up technology. I remember having a Teddy Ruxpin and thinking that was the greatest invention and now they probably have a Teddy Ruxpin like toy with a computer and games. It amazes me.

  5. Both my girls LOVE technology, just like their momma I guess 🙂 Luckily I have my app downloads password protected as well as my phone in general, otherwise we may be in trouble 🙂

  6. I think we’d go for the learning tablet although they all seem pretty cool.

  7. Stacey B says:

    My 18 month old knows how to get on the ipad and knows which apps are his, and how to use them. it’s the cutest thing.

  8. Stacey B says:

    theyre all cute, but i think the tablet would be most useful for us.

  9. Jessica S says:

    Both of my kids love playing on the iPad & the iPhone, they love technology! Lol

  10. Jessica S says:

    I like the Learning Tablet!

  11. Angela Yer says:

    The learning tablet. Thank you for the chance.

  12. Angela Yer says:

    The learning tablet. Thank you for the chance.

  13. Ann Fantom says:

    I’d like to get my daughter the iLearn ‘N’ Play Learning Tablet

  14. Vickie Couturier says:

    my grandkids love their games,my grandson asked me what it means when itsdead? I said you need to recharge the batteries,he ask me if they can do that to me when I die,lol,,I said NO my betteries arent rechargeable

  15. Vickie Couturier says:

    Robbi robot

  16. My oldest loves playing Fruit Ninja on his tablet and has recently taught our 18 month old to play. They are so cute to watch when they play together.

  17. The Adventure Explorer looks fun!

  18. Nicole Vosburgh says:

    My son loves “his” ipad! Whenever his grandparents come over, they are amazed just how much he knows and they don’t!

  19. Jennifer T. says:

    My 20 month old says “pone” for phone every time my smartphone gets a text or call. He’s already a master at swiping the screen.

  20. Jennifer T. says:

    I like the Adventure Explorer.

  21. lauren knott says:

    My four year old won’t go poop unless he can watch the iPad.

  22. Samantha bodde says:

    Learning tablet

  23. Samantha bodde says:

    My kids love technology but are very hard on them lol

  24. Anitha S Raghavan says:

    Robbi robot!

  25. Anitha S Raghavan says:

    My little one everytime texts msg or call from the iphone:) He likes to play with IPhone!

  26. The learning tablet would be amazing! As a mother (and teacher) of a toddler, you can’t start too early on teaching your children.

  27. samantha bodde says:


  28. My son – helps him with some of his fine motor skills.

  29. Robbi!

  30. samantha bodde says:


  31. Christina says:

    My baby smiles at the phone when she sees the mirror image of herself. (Creates priceless pics! 😉 )

  32. Christina says:


  33. Mikaela R. says:

    My 1 year old daughter is a HUGE technology fan! She already knows how to turn the t.v. on DVD player as well as knowing how to get into my phone. However, Whenever she tries to use my paint app on my (touch screen) phone, her other fingers are always in the way so she gets confused as to why the colors do not show up when she attempts to copy me.

  34. Mikaela R. says:

    I would love to win Robi the Robot!

  35. Robbi

  36. I got a Kindle Fire HD for Christmas and now my 2 year old has staked claim to it. She calls it her “tv” (I let her watch Netflix). But I’ve actually learned some stuff from watching her maneuver through it. She’s so used to the kindle’s touch screen that she gets mad when the TV doesn’t respond to her touch lol. She also can change movies on the dvd player by herself and make phone calls from my *locked* cell phone. Pretty sure I’m in big trouble with this one 🙂

  37. I would love to win Robbi Robot for my daughter. Thanks for the chance!

  38. Rebecca Peters says:

    When I am on my laptop my 3 year old gets her learning laptop and sits next to me.. I love it

  39. My 4 year old granddaughter was using my Iphone before I could even get a chance!

  40. Robbi is the one!

  41. I’m interested in the Learning Tablet.

  42. Pam Schad says:

    I have a 4 and 2 year old grandchildren and the 4 year old wanted a computer keyboard at 10 months and that was just the beginning to him using the latest technology.

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