V.Smile Baby Backyardigans Big Backyard Adventures

Dear Parent,
At VTech®, we know that there is nothing more special than watching your baby discover
something new for the first time. These moments become even more rewarding when you
see your baby share and smile in the excitement of these important discoveries. That is why
VTech® created the V.Smile Baby™ Infant Development System, a unique grow-with-me
development system designed especially for the youngest learners aged 9 to 36 months. The
learning grows as your baby grows!
The V.Smile Baby™ Infant Development System combines a baby-friendly wireless activity
panel, age-appropriate curriculum, entertaining images, and fun early learning activities
into a unique experience for babies and parents to share together. The V.Smile Baby™ Infant
Development System engages even the littlest learner with three, grow-with-me play modes:
Play Time, Watch & Learn, and Learn & Explore. Babies go from playing with the activity
panel, to watching educational videos complete with baby sign language, to directing their
own play on the TV screen by choosing subjects they want to learn.
As part of the V.Smile Baby™ Infant Development System, VTech® offers a library of Baby
Smartridges based on popular children’s environments that engage and invite your baby
to play and discover. Each Baby Smartridge features a variety of learning activities, baby
sign language, ‘grow-with-me’ play, and lovable characters to guide your baby on a learning
journey.
At VTech®, we are proud to provide parents with a sensory-rich learning tool for their little
ones. Tapping into a baby’s natural curiosity, creativity and passion for learning, VTech®
makes every encounter an opportunity for discovery. We thank you for trusting VTech®
with the important job of helping your child grow.
Sincerely,
Julia Fitzgerald
Vice President, Marketing
Vtech Electronics, NA
Introduction
The Backyardigans go on adventures every day!
With the whole world to explore right in their backyard, they can travel the
deep sea, fly to another planet, explore a steamy jungle, and meet the emperor
of the Ming Empire! In each activity, the Backyardigans find themselves in
different places with different scenes and exciting adventures.
Step 1: To Begin Play
To begin play, slide the ON/OFF switch on the activity panel to the ON (
)
position. Next, slide the TV Play/Play Alone switch on the activity panel to the
TV Play (
) mode.
EXIT Button
TV Play/Play
Alone Switch
ON/OFF Switch
Step 2: Choose Your Play Mode
Slide the Mode Selector Switch on the activity panel to the Play Time Mode,
Watch & Learn Mode or the Learn & Explore Mode. When you have selected
a play mode, press any button to continue.
INTRODUCTION / GETTING STARTED
Getting Started
Step 3: Select an Activity
GETTING STARTED / FEATURES
Press a shape button to choose one of the five activities. In the Watch & Learn
Mode, the Baby Sign Language icon will be added. Press the large purple
button to select the Baby Sign Language activity.
Features
3 Modes of Play
Play Time Mode (Suggested ages: 9 months and up)
The Play Time Mode was designed specifically with curious babies
in mind. This mode of play allows babies to explore each of the
activities with the press of a button. Babies will be rewarded with
fun animations, sounds and a basic learning curriculum.
Watch & Learn Mode (Suggested ages: 18 months and up)
The Watch & Learn Mode functions as a learning video.
With over thirty minutes of stimulating images and playful
animations, toddlers will be introduced to a variety of learning
curriculum including baby sign language, colors, shapes,
numbers, vocabulary and much more.
Learn & Explore Mode (Suggested ages: 24 months and up)
The Learn & Explore Mode is geared toward the toddler
who has the knowledge from the previous two modes and is
ready to direct his/her own learning. Simple directions and
questions allow toddlers to apply the new information they
have acquired.
EXIT Button
When you press the EXIT button within an activity, you will return to the activity
selection screen. When you press the EXIT button within the activity selection
screen, you will return to the mode selection screen.
ACTIVITIES
Activity
Curriculum
Deep Sea Dive
Sea animals, counting from 1 to 5
Mission to Mars
Space Objects
Jungle Journey
Colors ( red, yellow, orange, blue, green )
Samurai Pie
Opposites ( large & small, many & few, thick & thin )
What a Tea Party!
Manners ( “May I?”, “Please,” “Thank you,” “You’re
welcome,” “Goodbye” )
Baby Sign Language
Objects from the Adventure
Deep Sea
Dive
ACTIVITIES
Educational Curriculum
What a
Tea Party!
Baby Sign
Language
Samurie Pie
Mission to Mars
Jungle Journey
Deep Sea Dive
Sea Explorer Pablo and Sea Explorer Uniqua go on a deep-sea dive to find the
mysterious Mermaid Tasha, and take photos of her Beautiful Pearl of the Deep.
Game Play
ACTIVITIES
Play Time Mode: Press the color buttons to explore sea
animals with Sea Explorer Pablo.
Watch & Learn Mode: Sea animals lead Sea Explorer Pablo &
Sea Explorer Uniqua to find the mysterious Mermaid Tasha.
Learn & Explore Mode:
Press the color buttons to tell Mermaid Tasha how the sea
animals led Sea Explorer Pablo & Sea Explorer Uniqua to
her.
At the end of each activity, you will be rewarded with a song!
Mission to Mars
The Backyardigans are going to explore life on Mars. During their trip, they will
encounter different space objects like the Earth, Star, Sun, Moon and Mars
until they finally land and discover a Martian friend.
Game Play
Play Time Mode: Astronaut Pablo and Astronaut Uniqua are
in a space shuttle headed for Mars. Press the color buttons
to see space objects appear in front of the shuttle.
Watch & Learn Mode: Astronaut Pablo and Astronaut Uniqua
are going to Mars! When they land on Mars, they meet a little
Martian who lives there. The Backyardigans show the Martian
where they are from and the space objects they saw during
their trip.
At the end of each activity, you will be rewarded with a song!
Jungle Journey
The giant Red Ruby of the jungle is lost! Help Pablo and his friends go on an
adventure through the Colorful Jungle to find the Red Ruby and return it to the
Great Golden Idol where it belongs!
ACTIVITIES
Learn & Explore Mode: Press the buttons to help Astronaut
Pablo show the Martian which space objects they saw before
landing on Mars.
Game Play
Play Time Mode: Explore the jungle with the Backyardigans.
Press the color buttons to watch flowers of different colors
bloom.
Watch & Learn Mode: The Backyardigans find many colorful
objects and insects as they search for the Red Ruby of the
jungle.
Learn & Explore Mode: The Backyardigans need to find the Red
Ruby in the colorful Jungle and return it to the Great Golden Idol.
To find the Red Ruby, they need to remove the other colored
jewels from their path. Press the color buttons to help the
Backyardigans remove the jewels to find the Red Ruby.
At the end of each activity, you will be rewarded with a song!
Samurai Pie
ACTIVITIES
Apprentice Austin wants to learn how to make the best pies for Empress Tasha.
Luckily, Samurai Pie-Maker Tyrone can train him to make the best pies.
Game Play
Play Time Mode: Samurai Pie-Maker Tyrone shows Apprentice
Austin how to make pies. Press the color buttons to see Samurai
Pie-Maker Tyrone make pies of different types and sizes.
Watch & Learn Mode: Apprentice Austin is trying to learn from
Samurai Pie-Maker Tyrone how to make pies, but when Samurai
Pie-Maker Tyrone makes a large pie, Apprentice Austin makes
a small pie; when Samurai Pie-Maker Tyrone makes a thick pie,
Apprentice Austin makes a thin pie. Watch Samurai Pie-Maker
Tyrone as he shows Apprentice Austin how to make the best
pies.
Learn & Explore Mode: Apprentice Austin presents his pies to
Empress Tasha. Help him choose the size, number and thickness
of pies that Empress Tasha wants to eat.
At the end of each activity, you will be rewarded with a song!
What a Tea Party!
The Backyardigans are going to have a tea party, and want to borrow the perfect
tea set from the emperor of the ancient Ming Dynasty. They need to be polite
and use their best manners so the emperor will let them use his tea set.
Play Time Mode: Uniqua and Pablo have come to the palace.
Palace Guard Tyrone tells them they must use their best manners
when visiting the emperor. Press the color buttons to hear Palace
Guard Tyrone use polite words.
Watch & Learn Mode: Watch the Backyardigans use good
manners and polite words to ask Emperor Austin to borrow
his tea set.
ACTIVITIES
Game Play
Learn & Explore Mode: Press the color buttons to help the
Backyardigans use the right words to give the tea set back to
Emperor Austin.
At the end of each activity, you will be rewarded with a song!
Baby Sign Language - First Words
This activity only appears in the Watch & Learn mode. Teach baby
to start talking with his or her hands. Research has proven that
babies who sign learn to speak earlier, experience less frustration,
and benefit intellectually. Watch as Uniqua introduces baby signs
including “fish,” “sun,” “flower,” “pie,” and “goodbye.”
TROUBLESHOOTING / CARE & MAINTENANCE
CARE & MAINTENANCE
1. Keep your V.Smile Baby™ clean by wiping it with a slightly damp cloth.
Never use solvents or abrasives.
2. Keep the unit out of direct sunlight and away from direct sources of heat.
3. Remove the batteries when not using it for an extended period of time.
4. Avoid dropping it. NEVER try to dismantle it.
5. Always keep the V.Smile Baby™ away from water.
WARNING
A very small percentage of the public, due to an existing condition, may
experience epileptic seizures or momentary loss of consciousness when
viewing certain types of flashing colors or patterns, especially on television.
While the V.Smile Baby™ Infant Development System does not contribute
to any additional risks, we do recommend that parents supervise their children
while they play games in front of a television. If your child experiences dizziness,
altered vision, disorientation, or convulsions, discontinue use immediately and
consult your physician.
Please note that focusing on a television screen at close range for a prolonged
period of time may cause fatigue or discomfort. We recommend that children
take a 15-minute break for every hour of play.
TROUBLESHOOTING
Please note that if you try to insert or remove a Baby Smartridge™ without
first turning the unit OFF, you may experience a malfunction. If this happens,
and the console does not respond to pressing the ON/OFF button, remove the
batteries from the console unit. Then, reinstall the batteries.
TECHNICAL SUPPORT
If you have a problem that cannot be solved by using this manual, we encourage
you to visit us online or contact our Consumer Services Department with any
problems and/or suggestions that you might have. A support representative
will be happy to assist you.
Before requesting support, please be ready to provide or include the following
information:
The name of your product or model number. (The model number is
typically located on the back or bottom of your product.)
The actual problem you are experiencing.
The actions you took right before the problem occurred.
Internet: www.vtechkids.com
Phone:1-800-521-2010 in the U.S. or 1-877-352-8697 in Canada
DISCLAIMER AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
VTech® Electronics North America, L.L.C. and its suppliers assume no
responsibility for any damage or loss resulting from the use of this handbook.
VTech® Electronics North America, L.L.C. and its supplies assume no
responsibility for any loss or claims by third parties that may arise through
the use of this software. VTech® Electronics North America, L.L.C. and its
suppliers assume no responsibility for any damage or loss caused by deletion
of data as a result of malfunction, dead battery, or repairs. Be sure to make
backup copies of important data on other media to protect against data loss.
COMPANY: VTech® Electronics North America, L.L.C.
ADDRESS: 1155 West Dundee, Suite 130, Arlington Heights, IL 60004 USA
TEL NO.: 1-800-521-2010 in the U.S. or 1-877-352-8697 in Canada.
FCC Notice:
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
Caution: Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party
responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the
equipment.
TROUBLESHOOTING / OTHER INFO
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