VTech Write & Learn Lightboard Instruction manual

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 the Preschool 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! With Preschool 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 trusting VTech® with the
important job of helping your child learn and grow!
Sincerely,
Your Friends at VTech®
To learn more about Preschool Learning and other VTech® toys, visit
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INTRODUCTION
Thank you for purchasing the VTech® Write & Learn Lightboard™
learning toy!
This fun-filled Write & Learn Lightboard™ will light up your
preschooler’s face as he learns to write, starting with simple shape
strokes and building his skills to write letters and numbers. With the help
of a bright, light-up display panel, your child will simply follow the lights
to learn his very first strokes! Cheerful melodies, entertaining activities
and fun sounds enhance play. What a bright start in learning to write!
FUN BUTTON
Introduction
ON/OFF/BEGINNER
LEVEL/ADVANCED
LEVEL SWITCH
LETTER
BUTTONS
REPEAT BUTTON
NUMBER
BUTTONS
NON-ELECTRONIC
WRITING PENCIL
LIGHT-UP DISPLAY
PANEL
ACTIVITY
BUTTONS
ERASE BAR
INCLUDED IN THIS PACKAGE
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One VTech® Write & Learn Lightboard™ learning toy
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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.
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GETTING STARTED
BATTERY INSTALLATION
1. Make sure the unit is turned OFF.
2. Locate the battery cover on the bottom of the unit and open it.
3. Install 4 new “AA” batteries following the
diagram inside the battery box. (The use of
new, alkaline batteries is recommended for
maximum performance.)
BATTERY NOTICE
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Install batteries correctly observing the polarity (+, -) signs to avoid
leakage.
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Do not mix old and new batteries.
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Do not use batteries of different types.
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Remove exhausted or new batteries from the equipment when the
unit will not be used for an extended period of time.
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Do not dispose of batteries in fire.
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Do not attempt to recharge ordinary batteries.
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The supply terminals are not to be short-circuited.
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Only batteries of the same and equivalent type as recommended
are to be used.
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Do not mix alkaline, standard(carbon-zinc) or rechargeable (nickelcadmium) batteries.
Getting Started
4. Close the battery cover.
WE DO NOT RECOMMEND THE USE OF RECHARGEABLE
BATTERIES.
NOTE: Please remove the demo tag, located on the bottom of
the product, after the product is taken out of the package. If the
demo tag is still in position when you begin play, please remove
it to activate the normal play mode.
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PRODUCT FEATURES
1. ON/OFF/BEGINNER LEVEL/ADVANCED LEVEL
To turn the unit on, slide the ON/OFF/Beginner Level/Advanced
Level Switch to either level.
To turn the unit off, slide the ON/OFF/Beginner Level/Advanced
Level Switch to the off position.
2. ACTIVITY BUTTONS
3. LETTER BUTTONS
Press the 26 LETTER BUTTONS to learn letters and their stroke
order or to hear a response or answer in the related activities.
4. NUMBER BUTTONS
Press the ten NUMBER BUTTONS to learn numbers and their
stroke order or to hear a response or answer in the related
activities.
Product Features
Press one of the ten ACTIVITY BUTTONS to
select an activity.
5. FUN BUTTON
Press the FUN BUTTON to hear “The Alphabet Song”
and a fun sing-along song.
6. REPEAT BUTTON
Press the repeat button to hear the last voice or music
repeated.
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7. ERASE BAR
Move the ERASE BAR to erase your writing on the light-up display
panel.
8. AUTOMATIC SHUT-OFF
ACTIVITIES
1. Lines & Shapes
1. Press the activity button to enter this activity.
• Beginner Level: In the beginner level, the lights will light up one by
one to form a line. Use the pencil to draw the line by following the
lights in sequence.
Activities
To preserve battery life, the VTech® Write & Learn Lightboard™
will automatically turn off after several minutes without input. The
unit can be turned on again by sliding the ON/OFF/Beginner
Level/Advanced Level Switch to either level.
• Advanced Level: In the advanced level, the lights will light up one by
one to form a shape. Use the pencil to draw the shape by following
the lights in sequence.
2. Press a letter button to hear the letter name and a related object.
For example, you will hear “A. A is for apple.” You will then see the
letter and the related object light up on the display panel.
3. Press a number button to hear the number identified and watch it
light up on the display panel.
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2. Letter Writing
1. Press the activity button to enter this activity.
• Beginner Level: In the beginner level, the letter strokes will be
shown. Use your pencil to write the strokes one by one by following
the lights in sequence.
• Advanced Level: In the advanced level, a letter will be shown stroke
by stroke. Use your pencil to write the entire letter in the correct
stroke order.
3. Press a number button to hear the number and the number strokes
identified.
3. Number Writing
1. Press the activity button to enter this activity.
Activities
2. Press a letter button to hear the letter name and the letter strokes
identified.
• Beginner Level: In the beginner level, the number strokes will be
shown. Use your pencil to write the strokes one by one by following
the lights in sequence.
• Advanced Level: In the advanced level, the number will be shown
stroke by stroke. Use your pencil to write the entire number in the
correct stroke order.
2. Press a letter button to hear the letter name identified.
3. Press a number button to hear the number and the number strokes
identified.
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4. Letter Order
1. Press the activity button to enter this activity.
• Beginner Level: In the beginner level, you will hear “The Alphabet
Song” with corresponding letters shown on the light-up display
panel. When the song stops, you will be asked to find the next letter.
Press the letter button or use your pencil to write the correct letter
to continue the song.
• Advanced Level: In the advanced level, you will hear “The Alphabet
Song” with dancing light patterns shown on the light-up display
panel. When the song stops, you will be asked to find the next letter.
Press the letter button or use your pencil to write the correct letter
to continue the song.
Activities
2. Press a number button to hear the number identified.
5. Counting
1. Press the activity button to enter this activity.
• Beginner Level: In the beginner level, a number of lights will light
up on the light-up display panel. Use your pencil to press the lights
and count them one by one.
• Advanced Level: In the advanced level, a number of lights will light
up on the light-up display panel. Count the lights and press the
number button or use your pencil to write the answer.
2. Press a letter button to hear the letter name and a related object.
6. Memory Test
1. Press the activity button to enter this activity.
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• Beginner Level: In the beginner level, a few letters or numbers will
be shown on the light-up display panel, one by one. Press a letter
or number button, or use your pencil to follow the sequence.
• Advanced Level: In the advanced level, more letters or numbers will
be shown on the light-up display panel, one by one. Press a letter
or number button, or use your pencil to follow the sequence.
7. Catch Me
1. Press the activity button to enter this activity.
• Advanced Level: In the advanced level, use your pencil to press
each light as it flashes. Try to keep going until your time is up. The
lights will appear more quickly in this level.
2. Press a letter button to hear the letter name identified.
Activities
• Beginner Level: In the beginner level, use your pencil to press each
light as it flashes. Try to keep going until your time is up!
3. Press a number button to hear the number identified.
8. What Am I?
1. Press the activity button to enter this activity.
• Beginner Level: In the beginner level, the lights will light up one by
one in stroke order to form a letter or number. Guess which letter
or number is being formed before it is completely shown. Press a
letter or number button, or use your pencil to write the answer.
• Advanced Level: In the advanced level, the lights will light up one by
one in random order to form a letter or number. Guess which letter
or number is being formed before it is completely shown. Press a
letter or number button, or use your pencil to write the answer.
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9. Dancing Lights
1. Press the activity button to enter this activity.
• Beginner Level: In the beginner level, press a letter button to hear
a melody. Use your pencil to write on the light-up display panel to
add some fun sounds into the melodies.
• Advanced Level: In the advanced level, press a letter button to hear
a melody. Use your pencil to write on the light-up display panel to
add some fun sounds into the melodies.
Melody List
A – The Alphabet Song
B – Bingo
C – Chopsticks
D – Daring Young Man On The Flying Trapeze
E – Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
Activities
2. Press a number button to hear the number identified.
F – The Farmer In The Dell
G – 1,2,3,4,5
H – Happy Farmer
I – Itsy Bitsy Spider
J – Jack And Jill
K – When The Saints Go Marching In
L – London Bridge
M – Mary Had a Little Lamb
N – The Entertainer
O – Old MacDonald Had A Farm
P – Pop! Goes The Weasel
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Q – Can Can
R – Rockin’ Robin
S – Sailing
T – Teddy Bear’s Picnic
U – William Tell Overture
V – I’ve Been Working On The Railroad
W – Waltz Of The Flowers
X – 1812 Overture
Y – Yankee Doodle
10. Doodle ‘N Draw
1. Press the activity button to enter this activity.
• Beginner Level: In the beginner level, use your pencil to draw
anything you like! You will hear melodies or fun sounds while
drawing. Press a letter or number button to change the melody or
sounds while you draw.
Activities
Z - The Animal Fair
• Advanced Level: In the advanced level, use your pencil to write any
letter or number as you like and it will be recognized! Press a letter
or number button to learn the corresponding stroke order.
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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 onto a hard surface and do not expose the
unit to moisture or water.
TROUBLESHOOTING
If for some reason the program/activity stops working, 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 an entire set of new
batteries.
If the problem persists, please call our Consumer Services Department
at 1-800-521-2010 in the U.S. or 1-877-352-8697 in Canada, and a
service representative will be happy to help you.
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Care & Maintenance/Troubleshooting
CARE & MAINTENANCE
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IMPORTANT NOTE:
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:
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Other Information
Creating and developing Preschool Learning products is
accompanied by a responsibility that we at VTech® 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 at 1-800-521-2010 in the
U.S. or 1-877-352-8697 in Canada with any problems and/or
suggestions that you might have. A service representative will
be happy to help you.
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
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Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
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Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that
to which the receiver is connected.
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Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for
help.
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