VTech Dora Alphabet Journey User`s manual

User’s Manual
© 2013 VTECH
Printed in China
91-002310-012 US
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™ series and other VTech® toys, visit www.vtechkids.com
INTRODUCTION
Thank you for purchasing the VTech® Learning Laptop!
The VTech® Learning Laptop is your child’s first laptop that introduces ageappropriate curriculum. With the 3D character joystick, your child can join
Dora on a learning adventure.
LCD Screen
On/Off Button
Category
Buttons
Demo Button
Repeat
Button
Introduction
The carnival is in town and Dora has arrived with her friend Boots to enjoy
the attractions. There is a grand prize to be awarded if Dora and Boots can
earn enough prize tickets from taking part in the activities. Will you help
Dora and Boots win the Grand Prize? Come on! ¡Vámonos!
Enter
Button
26 Letter
Buttons
Background
Music Button
3D Character
Joystick
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INCLUDED IN THIS PACKAGE
• One VTech® Learning Laptop
• One user’s manual
WARNING: All packing materials, such as tape, plastic sheets, packaging
locks and tags are not part of this toy, and should be discarded for your
child’s safety.
ATTENTION: Pour la sécurité de votre enfant, débarrassez-vous de tous les
produits d’emballage tels que rubans adhésifs, feuilles de plastique, attaches
et étiquettes. Ils ne font pas partie du jouet.
GETTING STARTED
BATTERY INSTALLATION
1. Make sure the unit is OFF.
2. Locate the battery cover on the bottom
of the unit.
3. Open the battery cover.
4. Install 3 new “AA” batteries into the
compartment as illustrated. (The use of new, alkaline batteries is
recommended for maximum performance.)
Getting Started
NOTE: Please keep the user’s manual as it contains important information.
5. Replace the battery cover.
BATTERY NOTICE
• Use new alkaline batteries for maximum performance.
• Use only batteries of the same or equivalent type as recommended.
• Do not mix different types of batteries: alkaline, standard (carbon-zinc)
or rechargeable (Ni-Cd, Ni-MH), or new and used batteries.
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• Do not use damaged batteries.
• Insert batteries with the correct polarity.
• Remove exhausted batteries from the toy.
• Remove batteries during long periods of non-use.
• Do not dispose of batteries in fire.
• Do not charge non-rechargeable batteries.
• Remove rechargeable batteries from the toy before charging (if
removable).
• Rechargeable batteries are only to be charged under adult supervision.
DO NOT USE RECHARGEABLE BATTERIES
REMOVAL OF DEMO TAG
The demo tag should be removed immediately when the product is taken out
of the packaging. If the demo tag is still in position when you begin play,
please remove it from the bottom of the unit to activate normal play mode.
PRODUCT FEATURES
1. On/Off Button
To turn the unit on, press the On/Off
Button. Press the On/Off Button again
to turn the unit off.
Battery Notice & Product Features
• Do not short-circuit the battery terminals.
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2. Category Buttons
Press any of the Category Buttons directly
to choose one of the 7 learning categories.
3. Letter Buttons
Press a letter button to answer a question.
4. Background Music Button
To turn the background music off, press the
Background Music Button.
Press the Background Music Button again
to resume the background music.
5. Enter Button
Product Features
Press this button to make a selection.
6. Repeat Button
Press this button to hear the instructions
repeated.
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7. Demo Button
Press this button to see a short demo of the
product.
8. 3D Character Joystick
This is a 4 directional joystick. Use this
to make a selection and as an input
controller in some games.
9. Automatic Shut-Off
To preserve battery life, the VTech® Learning Laptop will automatically
turn off after several minutes without input. The unit can be turned on
again by pressing the On/Off Button.
When the battery power is low, a low voltage battery
screen will appear. If the batteries are not replaced, the
unit may automatically shut off.
ACTIVITIES
There are 7 categories in the VTech® Learning Laptop. Each of them has
2 modes: learning mode and adventure mode.
In categories 1 – 6, players will be given 3 opportunities to answer each
question and the correct answer will be revealed automatically if all chances
have been taken. After playing any 3 games, whether they have been won
or lost, players can get a prize ticket. In category 7, players can collect a
ticket after completing a song.
Product Features / Activities
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1) Balloon Blast
Learning Mode
Help Dora catch the balloons and learn the corresponding
letter/number. Press the correct letter/number buttons to
answer. One letter/number is requested each time. Once
the correct letter/number is collected, the next letter/
number will be given.
2) Alphabet Rollercoaster
Learning Mode
Help Dora find and learn the letters on the rollercoaster
cars. Each car contains a letter. Use the joystick to move
Left/Right and press Enter to confirm, or press a letter button
to choose a letter and learn its corresponding word.
Activities
Adventure Mode
Help Dora catch the required balloons. 3 letters/numbers will be given on
the screen. Listen to the instruction and catch the required balloon by using the
joystick to highlight the choices and pressing the Enter button to confirm. You
can also press the corresponding letter/number buttons to answer.
Adventure Mode
A word with a missing letter is shown. Help Dora complete the word by
choosing the right car that contains the missing letter. Use the joystick to
move Left/Right to select between the choices and press Enter to confirm.
You can also press the corresponding letter button to answer.
3) Carnival Counting
Learning Mode
Learn and count with Dora. Use the joystick to move Left/
Right to select a number from the three choices and press
Enter to confirm, or press the number button to choose. The
ride will then go around the number of times you selected
and Dora will help you count.
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Adventure Mode
Help Dora count the number of times each ride goes around. Each time,
one ride will be shown going around and around with an accompanying
sound. Watch and listen carefully to count the number of times it repeats.
Use the joystick to move Left/Right to select any of the 3 choices and press
Enter to confirm, or press the corresponding number button to answer.
4) Shape Train
Help Dora control the train to catch and learn the shapes.
The train runs forward automatically and players need
to control the train with the joystick to catch each shape
and avoid crashing into the sides. Once a shape is caught, its English and
Spanish name will be spoken.
Adventure Mode
Help Dora control the train to catch the required shapes. Players will be
asked to catch a specific type of shape in each round.
Control the train with the joystick to collect all the required shapes and avoid
crashing into the sides.
Activities
Learning Mode
5) Carousel Patterns
Learning Mode
Help Dora solve the sequence. A sequence is given with
1 missing letter or number. Each horse displays a number
or letter choice. Choose the correct horse in order to solve
each pattern. Use the joystick to move Left/Right to select and press Enter
to confirm, or press the corresponding letter/number button to answer.
Adventure Mode
Help Dora solve the sequence. A pattern consisting of a combination of
letters and numbers is given.Each horse displays a number or letter choice.
Choose the correct horses in order to solve each pattern. Use the joystick
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to move Left/Right to select a choice and press Enter to confirm, or press
the corresponding letter/number button to answer.
6) Puzzle Party
Learning Mode
Help Dora fill in the missing parts by controlling the claw.
A pattern is shown on the screen with 3 simple missing
parts, followed by a claw holding a puzzle piece. Use
the joystick to move the claw Left and Right. When the puzzle piece is at
the correct position, press Enter to confirm, or move the joystick Down to
drop the puzzle piece into the space.
Help Dora fill in the missing parts by controlling the claw. A pattern is shown
on the screen with 6 missing parts, followed by a claw holding a puzzle
piece. Use the joystick to move the claw Left and Right. When the puzzle
piece is at the correct position, press Enter to confirm, or move the joystick
Down to drop the puzzle piece into the missing space. In this mode, players
can move the claw across 2 screens.
7) Dance Contest
Activities
Adventure Mode
Learning Mode
left of the screen.
Help Dora follow the arrows in order to complete each
dance move successfully. The melody will be played at
a slow tempo. Move the joystick Left/Right/Up/Down
when you see the arrow land on the box at the bottom
Adventure Mode
Help Dora follow the arrows at a order to complete each dance move
successfully. The melody will be played at a faster tempo. Move the joystick
Left/Right/Up/Down when you see the arrow land on the box at the bottom
left of the screen.
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The tickets will be accumulated into a booklet and players
can trade them in for a prize each time 20 tickets are
collected. After turning on the unit, use the joystick to move
between the categories and then select the Tickets screen. You can see the
number of tickets collected here.
Note: In try me mode, the booklet will start by having 18 tickets every
time the unit is turned on.
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 sources.
3. Remove the batteries when the unit is not in use for an extended period of
time.
4. Do not drop the unit on a hard surface and do not expose the unit to excess
moisture.
TROUBLESHOOTING
If for some reason the program/activity stops working, then please follow these
steps:
1. 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.
Activities / Care & Maintenance
8) Tickets
4. Turn the unit back ON. The unit will now be ready to play again.
5. If the unit 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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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:
Important Note
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.
• 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.
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