User's Manual
™
© 2003 VTech
Printed in China
91-02068-000-000
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.vtech.com
INTRODUCTION
Thank you for purchasing the VTech® Alphabet Tap Tap Bus™ learning
toy!
LIGHT-UP
STUDENTS
SPINNING
BLOCKS
Introduction
The VTech® Alphabet Tap Tap Bus™ is an interactive learning toy for
preschoolers 3 years and up. The colorful bus is loaded with fun
phrases, flashing lights, sound effects and learning. Spin the blocks to
learn letters, phonics, colors and more!
ROLLING
WHEELS
ON/OFF
BUTTON
MODE
SELECTOR
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INCLUDED IN THIS PACKAGE
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One VTech® Alphabet Tap Tap Bus™ learning toy
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One instruction manual
GETTING STARTED
BATTERY INSTALLATION
1. Make sure the unit is turned OFF.
2. Locate the battery cover on the bottom of
the unit. Use a screwdriver to loosen the
screw.
3. Install 2 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.
Instructions & Activities
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.
BATTERY NOTICE
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Install batteries correctly observing the polarity signs (+, -) to avoid
leakage.
Do not mix old and new batteries.
Do not use batteries of different types.
Remove exhausted or new batteries from equipment when the unit
will not be used for an extended period of time.
Do not dispose of batteries in fire.
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Do not attempt to recharge ordinary batteries.
The supply terminals are not to be short-circuited.
Only batteries of the same and equivalent type as recommended
are to be used.
PRODUCT FEATURES
1. ON/OFF BUTTON
To turn the unit ON, press the ON/OFF
BUTTON. To turn the unit OFF, press
the ON/OFF BUTTON again.
2. VOLUME CONTROL
To adjust the volume, slide the
VOLUME CONTROL SWITCH located
on the back of the bus to the (
position for HIGH VOLUME or the (
for LOW VOLUME.
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Instructions & Activities
WE DO NOT RECOMMEND THE USE OF RECHARGEABLE
BATTERIES.
3. AUTOMATIC SHUT-OFF
To preserve battery life, the VTech® Alphabet Tap Tap™ learning
toy will automatically power-down after several minutes without
input. The unit can be turned on again by pressing the ON/OFF
BUTTON.
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4. MODES OF PLAY
The four modes of play include
LETTERS & PHONICS, BEGINNING
LETTER, COLORS and MUSIC.
ACTIVITIES
2. Spin the blocks to hear letters, phonetic
sounds, colors, objects, sound effects
or melodies depending on the mode of
play that has been selected. The lights
will flash with all the sounds.
3. Spin more than one block at the same
time to hear random phrases or a sung
song. The lights will flash with all the
sounds.
Instructions & Activities
1. Slide the mode selector switch to
select a mode of play.
4. Roll the bus to hear random phrases or
a sung song. The lights will flash with
all the sounds.
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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 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.
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.
Care & Maintenance/Troubleshooting
CARE & MAINTENANCE
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Note:
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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.
Other Info
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:
THIS DEVICE COMPLIES WITH PART 15 OF THE FCC RULES.
OPERATION IS SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING TWO
CONDITIONS: (1) THIS DEVICE MAY NOT CAUSE HARMFUL
INTERFERENCE, AND (2) THIS DEVICE MUST ACCEPT ANY
INTERFERENCE RECEIVED, INCLUDING INTERFERENCE
THAT MAY CAUSE UNDESIRED OPERATION.
THIS CLASS B DIGITAL APPARATUS COMPLIES WITH
CANADIAN ICES-003.
CET APPAREIL NUMÉRIQUE DE LA CLASSE B EST
CONFORME À LA NORME NMB-003 DU CANADA.
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