VTech Write & Learn Notepad Instruction manual

Write & Learn Notepad™
© 2002 VTECH
Printed in China
91-01568-000
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 Ready, Set, School™ series of
interactive toys.
Ready, Set, School ™ 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 Ready, Set, School™, 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 Ready, Set, School ™ and other VTech® toys, visit
www.vtechkids.com
INTRODUCTION
Thank you for purchasing the VTech® Write and Learn Notepad™
learning product!
The VTech® Write and Learn Notepad™ features three colorful pages
full of of engaging pictures and activities. Learn the correct way to form
numbers and letters by writing directly onto the LCD screen with the
interactive pen! Games also teach counting, the alphabet, colors,
vocabulary and story comprehension.
ON/OFF BUTTON
EASY-TO-FLIP
PAGES
INTERACTIVE PEN
STORAGE
Introduction
LCD
SCREEN
ACTIVITY MODE
ICONS
TETHERED
INTERACTIVE PEN
INCLUDED IN THIS PACKAGE
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One VTech® Write and Learn Notepad™
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 children’s safety.
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GETTING STARTED
BATTERY INSTALLATION
1. Make sure the unit is turned OFF.
3. Install 4 new ‘AA’ (UM-3/LR6) batteries
following the diagram inside the battery
box. (The use of new alkaline batteries
is recommended for maximum
performance.)
4. Replace the battery cover and tighten
the screw to secure the battery cover.
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 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.
Instructions & Activities
2. Locate the battery cover on the bottom of the unit. Use a screwdriver
to loosen the screw.
WE DO NOT RECOMMEND THE USE OF RECHARGABLE BATTERIES.
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PRODUCT FEATURES
1. ON/OFF BUTTON
2. INTERACTIVE PEN STORAGE
The Interactive Pen is attached with a
purple cord, and is stored at the top of the
unit. For best results, return the pen to the
storage area when it is not being used.
3. INTERACTIVE PEN
Use the Interactive Pen to select activity
modes and answer questions. Simply point
the tip of the interactive pen at the picture
you would like to select, and press down.
The LCD screen will display animation
images for each activity. You can practice
writing letters and numbers in specific
activity modes.
Instructions & Activities
Turn on your Write and Learn Notepad™
by pressing the ON/OFF button. To turn the
unit off, press the ON/OFF button again.
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4. AUTOMATIC SHUT-OFF
To preserve battery life, the VTech® Write and Learn Notepad™ will
automatically power-down after several minutes without input. It can
be turned on again by pressing the ON/OFF button.
Each page features three different activities. PAGE ONE teaches the
alphabet, letter-writing and vocabulary. PAGE TWO teaches numbers,
number-writing and counting. PAGE THREE teaches picture
identification and story comprehension through entertaining musical
rhymes!
Page one
Page two
ACTIVITIES
1. Press the ON/OFF button to start. The
activites are shown at the bottom of each
page.
Page three
Instructions & Activities
5. NINE MODES OF PLAY
2. Use the interactive pen to press one of
the three activity icons at the bottom of
the page.
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PAGE 1
ABC GO!
You will be asked to find the letter that comes after a given letter of
the alphabet. Look at the LCD screen for a hint! Press the answer
using the interactive pen. Then, practice the correct way to write
that letter by following each stroke with the interactive pen on the
LCD screen.
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Picky Pictures
Listen to find out what picture to find. Look carefully! Pick the right
one by touching it with the interactive pen.
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Sneaky Seeker
In this activity, you will be asked to find a certain number of letters
or pictures that are a particular color. Touch them all with the
interactive pen and count along!
Instructions & Activities
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PAGE 2
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Number Hunter
You will be asked to find a certain number of a particular character
or object. Can you find them all? Press each one with the interactive
pen and count along!
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Number Scribble
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Sneaky Seeker
You will be asked to find a number of pictures that are a particular
color. Look and listen carefully! Press each one with the interactive
pen.
PAGE 3
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Picky Pictures
Listen to find out what picture to find. Look carefully! Pick the right
one by touching it with the interactive pen.
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Story-Bits
Instructions & Activities
This activity is all about numbers. Listen to find out which one to
look for! When you see it, touch it with the interactive pen. Then,
practice the correct way to write that number by following each
stroke with the interactive pen on the LCD screen.
Use the interactive pen to touch all the pictures and hear melodies
and stories. Sing along with the rhymes!
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Sneaky Seeker
In this activity, you will be asked to find a certain number of pictures
that are a particular color. Touch them all with the interactive pen
and count along!
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CARE & MAINTENANCE
2. Keep the unit out of direct sunlight and away from any direct heat
source.
3. Remove the batteries when the unit will not be 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, please follow
these steps:
1. Please turn the unit OFF.
2. Interrupt the power supply by removing the batteries.
3. Let the unit stand for a few minutes, then replace the batteries.
4. Turn the unit ON. The unit will now be ready to play again.
5. 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 1-800-267-7377 in Canada and a
service representative will be happy to help you.
Care & Maintenance/Troubleshooting
1. Keep the unit clean by wiping it with a slightly damp cloth.
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IMPORTANT NOTE:
Creating and developing Ready, Set, School™ products is
accompanied by a responsibility that we at VTECH® take very
seriously. We make every effort to ensure the accuracy of the
information that 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 1-800-2677377 in Canada with any problems and/or suggestions that you
might have. A service representative will be happy to help you.
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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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
Other Info
NOTE:
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