VTech NITRO User`s manual

INTRODUCTION
Thank you for buying the VTech® Nitro Notebook™. The VTech® Nitro Notebook™
is an awesome way to get busy with a whole world of learning fun! Get versed
in all the basics - letters, phonics, vocabulary, math, science, social studies and
more! Plus, learn to speak Spanish like a pro with fun, interactive language games.
And don’t forget your artistic side - fun music and art activities are just waiting for
your creative input. You’ll even get a whole set of cool utilities, perfect for the kid
on the go!
LCD screen
Volume switch
Progress Report button
On/Off button
Contrast switch
Category buttons
Reset hole
Demo button
Real mouse
Mouse pad
Cursor pad
Built-in speaker
Keyboard
Cursor pad
"enter" button
Cursor pad
"enter" button
INTRODUCTION
Bonus cartridges
With additional cartridges, cool graphics, fun sounds, groovy melodies, and a hightech keyboard and mouse, you’ll be ready to take the learning world by storm!
INSTRUCTIONS & ACTIVITIES
INCLUDED IN THIS PACKAGE
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Nitro Notebook™
User’s manual
Real mouse
Mouse pad
Bonus cartridges: Story Time and Sing-Along
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
POWER SOURCE
The Nitro Notebook™ operates on 3 “AA” size batteries
(UM-3/LR6) or a VTech® 9V adaptor (sold separately).
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. Insert 3 new “AA” batteries (UM-3/LR6) as illustrated.
RECHARGEABLE BATTERIES ARE NOT RECOMMENDED.
NOTE: For best performance, remove all factory-installed batteries and use new,
alkaline batteries.
Important: When replacing the 3 “AA” size batteries, make sure the backup batteries
are in the unit. Otherwise you will lose any information stored in the unit.
BACKUP BATTERY INSTALLATION
Your Nitro Notebook™ comes with a backup battery already
installed. To avoid damage to the unit from leaky batteries,
replace the backup battery at least once a year.
TO REPLACE THE BACKUP BATTERY
1. Make sure the unit is OFF.
2. Using a small cross-head screwdriver, loosen the battery cover.
GETTING STARTED
4. Close the battery cover.
3. Insert 1 CR2032 size battery as illustrated.
4. Close the battery cover and tighten the screws to secure it.
STANDARD FOR BATTERY TOYS
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Do not try to recharge non-rechargeable batteries;
Rechargeable batteries are to be removed from the toy before being charged;
Rechargeable batteries are only to be charged under adult supervision;
Do not mix different types of batteries; Do not mix new and used batteries;
Only use batteries of the recommended or equivalent type;
Always insert batteries properly matching the plus (+) and minus (-) signs;
Batteries that have run out of energy must be removed from the toy;
Do not short-circuit the supply terminals;
Do not use more batteries than recommended;
Do not mix alkaline, standard(carbon-zinc) or rechargeable (nickel-cadmium)
batteries;
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Remove batteries from the toy if it will not be used for an extended period of
time.
IMPORTANT: While replacing the backup battery, the 3 “AA” size batteries must be kept in the unit.
Otherwise, you will lose any saved information.
DC ADAPTOR
Use a VTech® adaptor or any other standard adaptor that complies with EN61558
AC-DC 9V
300mA center-positive adaptor.
CONNECTING THE ADAPTOR
1. Make sure the unit is OFF.
2. Locate the adaptor jack on the back of the unit.
4. Plug the adaptor into a wall outlet.
5. Turn the unit ON.
NOTE: When the toy is not going to be in use for an extended period of time,
unplug the adaptor.
STANDARD FOR TOYS WITH ADAPTOR
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The toy is not intended for use by children under 3 years old;
Use only the recommended adaptor with the toy;
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The adaptor is not a toy;
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Never clean a plugged-in toy with liquid;
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Never use more than 1 adaptor;
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Do not leave the toy plugged in for extended periods of time.
NOTICE TO PARENTS
GETTING STARTED
3. Insert the adaptor plug into the unit’s adaptor jack.
Regularly examine the adaptor, checking for damage to the cord, plug, transformer
or other parts. Do not use the adaptor if there is any damage to it.
The demo tag should be removed automatically 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.
REAL MOUSE
Use the mouse only on a clean, flat
surface, so that the roller ball is not
damaged and the cursor moves freely
across the screen. Use only a mouse
that is compatible with VTech ®
products.
Mouse button
Mouse door
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CONNECTING THE MOUSE
1. Make sure the unit is OFF.
2. Locate the mouse jack on the back of the unit.
3. Plug the mouse into the mouse jack.
USING THE MOUSE
1. Move the mouse in the direction you want the cursor to move.
CLEANING THE MOUSE
1. Following the arrows, use a screwdriver to open the cover on
the bottom of the mouse.
2. Take the ball out of the mouse and use a dry cloth to clean
the mouse and the ball.
3. Place the ball back into the mouse, place the cover back onto
the mouse and screw the cover closed.
CARTRIDGE
Insert the cartridge into the cartridge slot on the right
side of the unit to play after the unit is turned ON.
PRODUCT FEATURES
PLAY MODES
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the Nitro Notebook™, you can choose from 8 different categories of play and learning:
Language Lab (Spanish)
Word Zone
Math Mania
Science World
Social Studies
Game Time
Creative Studio
My Tools
GETTING STARTED
2. Click on the mouse button to make a selection.
ONE/TWO PLAYER MODE
Press
on the keyboard to switch between One Player and Two Player modes.
The activities that can be played with two players are:
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Carrot Patch
Crazy Sponge
Hoop Spree
Bug Squash
Double the Fun
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Ball Tumble
Hide and Seek
Mirror Image
Memory Challenge
Maze Magic
PROGRESSIVE LEARNING FEATURE
In most activities, if a question is answered incorrectly in the first round of a game,
it will be repeated up to three times in later rounds. This feature is designed to
help children learn by developing memory skills.
TURNING THE UNIT ON AND OFF
will turn the unit ON. Pressing
again will turn the unit OFF.
ACTIVITY SELECTION:
When the unit is turned on, you will see a short opening scene and enter the Main
Menu. Here, activities will cycle onto and off the screen automatically. You can choose
an activity in one of these ways:
1) press
when you see an activity you like.
2) use the cursor pad to cycle through the activities manually, and press
choose one.
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3) click the mouse button when you see an activity you like.
4) type the activity number and press
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If you press a category key (such as ‘Word Zone’), the menu will jump to the first
activity of that category. An activity can then be chosen in the above ways.
LEVEL SELECTION
Pressing
PRODUCT FEATURES
Pressing
will change the level of the current activity from level one to level
two and then level three. Press
again to go back to level one. Level one
is the default setting when starting a new activity.
ANSWER
In most activities, the answer will be provided after a certain number of tries.
SHORT BREAK MODE
After you play five rounds in a row in any activity, you will enjoy a fun musical break!
CONTRAST SWITCH
Adjust the image on the screen by sliding the Contrast Switch to the right for higher
contrast and to the left for lower contrast.
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VOLUME SWITCH
Adjust the volume by sliding the Volume Switch to the right for higher volume and
to the left for lower volume.
Your Nitro Notebook™ has a full typing keyboard that doubles as a music keyboard.
You will also find the following function keys.
FUNCTION KEYS:
1.
Press this button to see a short preview of your Nitro Notebook™.
2.
Press this button to see how you’re doing in most activities.
3.
Press one of these buttons to jump to the first activity of the selected category.
4.
PRODUCT FEATURES
KEYBOARD LAYOUT
Press this key to go back to the previous screen.
5.
Press this key to change the level in most activities.
6.
Press this key to repeat the current question or instruction.
7.
Press this key for help in most activities.
8.
Press this key to see the correct answer in most activities.
9.
Press this key to delete what you have typed.
10.
Press this key to see a fun cartoon.
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Press this key to turn the background music on and off.
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Press this key to switch between One Player and Two Player modes.
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Press these keys to enter different players' answers in Two
Player mode.
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Press these keys to cycle through choices in activities or
in the Main Menu.
15.
Use the cursor pad to move the cursor on the screen.
Press the “enter” button on either side of the cursor pad to select.
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Use these keys to
enter letters in letter
and word-related
activities.
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Use these keys to enter numbers in number activities.
18.
Use these keys to enter
musical notes in musicrelated activities.
19.
Use these keys to change instruments in
music-related activities.
20.
Press this key to change the melody tempo in music-related activities.
21.
Press this key to insert a musical rest in Melody Maker.
PRODUCT FEATURES
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AUTO POWER OFF
To preserve battery power, the Nitro Notebook™ will automatically shut off after
several minutes without input. The unit can be turned on again by pressing
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ACTIVITIES
Your Nitro Notebook™ includes a total of 80 activities.
Activity Names
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Earful of Numbers
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Number Votes
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Picture Fun
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Word Train
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First Letter
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Mouse’s Snack
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Word Cards
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Word Match
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Chat Room
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Talk Show
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Alphabet Tumble
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Letter Disks
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Alphabet Fishing
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Capital and Small
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Letter Bubbles
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Typing Fun
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Animal Votes
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Mouse’s Lunch
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Rhyme Time
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Spelling Rescue
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Smart Choice
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Magic Hat
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Match Me
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Chat Fun
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Finish the Story
Category Name
Language Lab (Spanish)
ACTIVITIES
Index
Word Zone
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Number Stars
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Firefly Count
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Odd One Out
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Number Magic
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Math Votes
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Number Seesaw
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Feed Fido
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Subtract It
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Shopping Spree
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Mouse’s Dinner
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Catch a Firefly
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Mouse’s Supper
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Animal Fair
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Part and Whole
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Costume Ball
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Time to Eat
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Animal Shadows
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Weather Maker
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Ticktock Time
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Show Time
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Earful of Sounds
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Sweep It Up
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Mouse’s Cheese
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Surprise Gift
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Things That Go
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Word Group
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Sandwich Chef
Science World
ACTIVITIES
Math Mania
Social Studies
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Carrot Patch
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Crazy Sponge
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Hoop Spree
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Bug Squash
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Double the Fun
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Ball Tumble
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Hide and Seek
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Mirror Image
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Memory Challenge
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Maze Magic
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Picture Puzzle
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Party Faces
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Concert Master
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Music Mixer
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Melody Maker
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Dancing Fun
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Stamp Factory
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Slide Puzzle
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Little Storyteller
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About Me
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My Family
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My Favorites
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Phone Book
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Calculator
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Cyber Baby
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Parents’ Message
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Story Time
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Sing-Along
Creative Studio
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Game Time
My Tools
Cartridges
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* LANGUAGE LAB(SPANISH)
01. EARFUL OF NUMBERS
You will see four disks marked with numbers from 1 to 10. Choose a disk to hear
the Spanish word for that number. Use the mouse, the arrow keys and Enter, or
the cursor pad and “enter” button.
02. NUMBER VOTES
Let’s vote in an election! Vote for the number that matches the Spanish word at
the top of the screen. Use the mouse, the arrow keys and Enter, or the cursor
pad and “enter” button.
03. PICTURE FUN
Choose a Spanish word to see its picture and hear it spoken aloud.
04. WORD TRAIN
You will see a Spanish word at the top of the screen, and a train will ride by with
pictures on it. Choose the picture that matches the Spanish word.
Do you like catching fireflies? Pick the letter that completes the Spanish word, using
the cursor pad and “enter” button or mouse, or typing the letter on the keyboard.
06. MOUSE’S SNACK
Let’s feed the hungry mouse! Choose the letter cheese that completes the Spanish
word at the top of the screen. Use the mouse, the cursor pad and “enter” button,
or the keyboard to choose.
07. WORD CARDS
Choose a word to learn the same word in Spanish.
ACTIVITIES
05. FIRST LETTER
08. WORD MATCH
You will see a Spanish word on the screen. Use the mouse, cursor pad and “enter”
button or arrow keys and Enter to choose the English word that matches it.
09. CHAT ROOM
Let’s have a chat! Pictures scroll by on the screen, with phrases spoken in English.
Choose a picture to learn the phrase in Spanish.
10. TALK SHOW
Choose the picture that matches the Spanish phrase you heard. Use the mouse,
arrow keys and Enter or the cursor pad and “enter” button to choose.
* WORD ZONE
11. ALPHABET TUMBLE
Clear the alphabet balls off the screen by clicking them with the mouse, keyboard
or cursor pad and “enter” button as fast you can.
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12. LETTER DISKS
Click on a disk at the side of the screen to hear its letter sound. Then, use the
mouse, arrow keys and Enter, cursor pad and “enter” button or keyboard to choose
the matching letter.
13. ALPHABET FISHING
Let’s go fishing! Put the alphabet fish in order by using the mouse, arrow keys
and Enter, cursor pad and “enter” button or keyboard.
14. CAPITAL AND SMALL
You will see cards with letters on them. Match each capital letter with its small
letter by using the cursor pad and “enter” button, the mouse or the arrow keys
and Enter.
15. LETTER BUBBLES
It’s fun to blow bubbles! Catch the bubble that fills in the letter pattern at the bottom
of the screen. Use the mouse or the keyboard. Hurry - this is a timed game!
Pop the letters falling down the screen by typing them as fast as you can!
17. ANIMAL VOTES
The animal election is getting very exciting! Vote for the missing letter by using
the mouse, arrow keys and Enter, cursor pad and “enter” button or keyboard.
18. MOUSE’S LUNCH
Let’s feed the hungry mouse. Complete the word at the top of the screen by clicking
a letter cheese, or typing the letter on the keyboard.
ACTIVITIES
16. TYPING FUN
19. RHYME TIME
Choose a word that rhymes with the word at the top of the screen.
20. SPELLING RESCUE
Help the dog cross the river by building a letter bridge. Type the letters of the word
in order, or choose the boards with the Enter key , cursor pad and “enter” button
or mouse.
21. SMART CHOICE
Choose the word that matches the picture on the screen.
22. MAGIC HAT
What word will the magician pull out of his hat? Read the clues and fill in the letters
of the magic word.
23. MATCH ME
Choose the word that describes what the girl on the screen is doing.
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24. CHAT FUN
Let’s have a chat! Match the phrase with the correct picture by using the mouse,
the cursor pad and “enter” button, or the arrow keys and Enter.
25. FINISH THE STORY
What happens next? Read the short story and choose the ending you like best.
The story will be shown again, with your ending!
* MATH MANIA
26. NUMBER STAR
Twinkle, twinkle, little star! Catch a star by typing its number on the keyboard. Now,
make a wish!
27. FIREFLY COUNT
Catch as many fireflies as you can, by using the mouse or the cursor pad and
“enter” button. Hurry, before time runs out!
Number bugs are popping up out of their holes. Catch the one that does not belong
in the number pattern made by the other bugs.
29. NUMBER MAGIC
Here’s your chance to be a fortune teller! Guess the magic number by following
the clues.
30. MATH VOTES
Welcome to the math election! Complete the number pattern by voting for one of
the four number choices. Use the mouse, arrow keys and Enter, cursor pad and
“enter” button or keyboard to vote.
ACTIVITIES
28. ODD ONE OUT
31. NUMBER SEESAW
Balance the seesaw! To add an object to one side, click the icon at the bottom
of the screen. To enter your answer, click the arrow icon at the top. You can also
use the arrow keys to switch between the icons.
32. FEED FIDO
Uh-oh, Fido is hungry! Feed him by choosing numbers that add up to the target
number on the screen.
33. SUBTRACT IT
Help the frog jump to the lily pad that answers the math problem. Use the arrow
keys, mouse or keyboard to choose an answer.
34. SHOPPING SPREE
Let’s go shopping! Choose an object to buy, then use the mouse, the arrow keys
and Enter, the cursor pad and “enter” button or keyboard to add up coins to the
price shown.
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35. MOUSE’S DINNER
Feed the hungry mouse! Listen to the clue, and choose the cheese with the bigger
or smaller number.
* SCIENCE WORLD
36. CATCH A FIREFLY
It’s fun to catch fireflies! Catch the firefly with the letter that completes the word
on the screen. Use the mouse, cursor pad and “enter” button or type the letter
on the keyboard.
37. MOUSE’S SUPPER
Feed the hungry mouse! Choose the letter cheese that completes the word. You
can type the letter on the keyboard, or click on it with the mouse or cursor pad
and “enter” button.
38. ANIMAL FAIR
39. PART AND WHOLE
Read the word at the top of the screen, and find the word that is a “part” of that
word. Use the mouse, cursor pad and “enter” button or the arrow keys and Enter
to match the part and whole.
40. COSTUME BALL
All the animals are dressed up for a fancy ball! Can you recognize the masked
animal from the four choices? Use the mouse, cursor pad and “enter” button or
arrow keys and Enter to choose.
ACTIVITIES
All the animals have come out to play! Choose the animal picture that matches
the word.
41. TIME TO EAT
Let’s feed the animals! Choose the correct food for the animal from the choices
at the side of the screen.
42. ANIMAL SHADOWS
Can you guess which animal goes with which shadow? Scroll through the animals
at the right to find one that matches the shadow on the left.
43. WEATHER MAKER
Wouldn’t it be great to control the weather? Slide the temperature, rain and wind
bars to make any weather you like!
44. TICKTOCK TIME
Move the hands on the clock to match the time shown. To drag the hands, use
the mouse to click on the arrows below the clock. You can also move the arrows
with the arrow keys. Press the Enter to confirm your answer.
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* SOCIAL STUDIES
45. SHOW TIME
It’s show time, so let’s dress up! Use the arrow keys and Enter or mouse to choose
the outfit you saw at the start of the game.
46. EARFUL OF SOUNDS
Listen to the sound and find the matching picture.
47. SWEEP IT UP
Here’s your chance to make housework fun! Sweep away the letter that does NOT
belong in the word on the screen. Use the mouse or the arrow keys and Enter.
48. MOUSE’S CHEESE
Let’s feed the hungry mouse! Use the mouse, cursor pad and “enter” button or
the keyboard to choose the letter cheese that completes the word.
49. SURPRISE GIFT
50. THINGS THAT GO
Look at the group of things on the screen, and choose the one that moves.
51. WORD GROUP
Read the word on the screen, and choose the train car with the matching word.
52. SANDWICH CHEF
ACTIVITIES
Surprise! Read the clues on the screen and fill in the word to see your gift. Press
Enter to enter your word.
Look at the sandwich on the left side of the screen, and choose ingredients to
make another one just like it.
* GAME TIME
53. CARROT PATCH
Rabbits love carrots! Use the mouse or the arrow keys to grab the carrots as fast
as you can.
54. CRAZY SPONGE
What a mess! Use the mouse to clean the dirt off the walls as fast as you can.
55. HOOP SPREE
You can be a sports superstar! Use the arrow keys and Enter or the mouse to shoot
the basketball. To move the ball before you shoot, click the mouse to the side of
the ball.
56. BUG SQUASH
Catch the bugs as fast as you can before the time runs out!
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57. DOUBLE THE FUN
Can you spot the differences in the twins? Use the mouse to click on the parts
that are different.
58. BALL TUMBLE
Clear the balls off the screen by clicking them with the mouse or cursor pad and
“enter” button as fast you can.
59. HIDE AND SEEK
The cat and mouse are playing hide and seek! Remember where the mouse is
hidden and help the cat find it.
60. MIRROR IMAGE
Look at the mirror image, and choose the matching picture.
61. MEMORY CHALLENGE
Pairs of cards will appear and flip over. Can you remember where the pairs were?
Match them up!
Would you like to be a maze explorer? Use the arrow keys to make your way through
the maze. You will find many treasures and surprises!
* CREATIVE STUDIO
63. PICTURE PUZZLE
The picture on the screen is made of different smaller shapes. Choose the correct
shapes to make a picture like the one you see.
ACTIVITIES
62. MAZE MAGIC
64. PARTY FACES
It’s time to make some funny faces for a party. Use the mouse to drag different
eyes, mouths, hair and other fun party looks onto the face on the screen.
65. CONCERT MASTER
Conduct your own concert! Choose a number to play a melody, and use the arrow
keys and Enter or mouse to change the melody’s instrument. Then sit back and
watch the performance!
Melody List:
a. “Bah, Bah, Black Sheep”
b. “Clementine”
c. “Found a Peanut”
d. “Goosey Goosey Gander”
e. “Head and Shoulders”
f. “The Mulberry Bush”
g. “If You’re Happy and You Know It”
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h. “Polly Wolly Doodle”
i.
“The Wheels on the Bus”
66. MUSIC MIXER
Select a song and then choose a sound to mix into the melody.
67. MELODY MAKER
Want to make your own music? Use the musical note keys to make a new melody,
and press Enter to play it. Press the instrument keys to change instruments.
68. DANCING FUN
Choose different dance steps to make up a new dance!
69. STAMP FACTORY
Let's make stamp art! Choose a stamp design at the right side of the screen, and
drag it anywhere you like. Click on the eraser icon to start over.
70. SLIDE PUZZLE
71. LITTLE STORYTELLER
Create your own story! Choose words to fill in the story spaces and click on the
"Play" icon to read your story.
* MY TOOLS
72. ABOUT ME
Use this tool to store all your vital info: your name, birthday, address, phone number,
email address, your best friend’s name and your interests.
ACTIVITIES
Slide the puzzle pieces to make the picture you saw.
73. MY FAMILY
Type information about your family.
74. MY FAVORITES
Choose a category, such as food, animals, or clothes, and select your favorite things.
75. PHONE BOOK
Use this tool to store your most important phone numbers.
76. CALCULATOR
Use this tool to calculate simple sums and differences.
77. CYBER BABY
Choose a cyber baby and take care of it. Make sure you choose the right food!
78. PARENTS’ MESSAGE
Here is a place for your Mom or Dad to leave a special message for you.
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* CARTRIDGES
79. STORY TIME
It's story time! Enjoy a fun story by reading the text or watching the story come
to life!
Story text:
Once upon a time, there was a little goat named Sammy, who lived on a farm.
One day, Sammy saw a big, hungry wolf sneak up to the chicken coop.
“Oh no!” Sammy said, “I have to chase him away!”
But how? Sammy knew he was no match for a big, strong wolf.
He went to the forest to ask his friends Barry the Bear and Cassie the Crow for
help.
“Let’s go!” they cried, when he told them about the wolf.
“Excuse me, Mr. Wolf!” called Sammy, “Do you know where I might get something
to eat?”
“Why, right here,” said the old wolf, and licked his lips.
“Ah,” said Sammy, “but I want something bigger than a chicken.”
And with that, Sammy and Barry and Cassie stepped out from the bush a little,
so that the wolf could see only their shadow.
What a strange shadow it was - big as a bear, but with a long bird beak and curly
goat’s horns!
ACTIVITIES
When the three friends got to the farm, they hid in a bush, so the wolf would not
see them.
At the same time, the three friends began to squawk, roar, and bleat.
“What kind of monster is this?” cried the wolf. He was so scared he ran away and
never came back!
The friends had a good laugh about how they had tricked the wolf.
When friends get together to help each other, they can do the most amazing things!
80. SING-ALONG
Do you like to sing? Choose a song (“The Alphabet Song” or “Old MacDonald”)
and sing along! You can follow along with the lyrics, or watch the song come to
life in a cartoon.
The Alphabet Song
A-B-C-D-E-F-G
H-I-J-K-L-M-N-O-P
Q-R-S-T-U-V
W-X-Y and Z
Now I know my ABC’s.
Next time won’t you sing with me?
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Old MacDonald
Old MacDonald had a farm
E-I-E-I-O
And on this farm he had a duck
E-I-E-I-O
With a quack-quack here
and a quack-quack there
Here a quack, there a quack
Everywhere a quack-quack
Old MacDonald had a farm
E-I-E-I-O
Old MacDonald had a farm
E-I-E-I-O
And on this farm he had a pig
ACTIVITIES
E-I-E-I-O
With an oink-oink here
and an oink-oink there
Here an oink, there an oink
Everywhere an oink-oink
Old MacDonald had a farm
E-I-E-I-O
Old MacDonald had a farm
E-I-E-I-O
And on this farm he had a cow
E-I-E-I-O
With a moo-moo here
and a moo-moo there
Here a moo, there a moo
Everywhere a moo-moo
Old MacDonald had a farm
E-I-E-I-O
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CARE & MAINTENANCE
1. Keep your Nitro Notebook™ clean by wiping it with a slightly damp cloth. Never
use solvents or abrasives.
2. Keep it out of direct sunlight and away from direct sources of heat.
4. Avoid dropping it. NEVER try to dismantle it.
5. Always keep the Nitro Notebook™ away from water.
TROUBLESHOOTING
1. If your Nitro Notebook™ stops working or does not turn on:
• Check your batteries. Make sure the batteries are fresh and properly installed.
• Insert the tip of a paper clip (or a similar object without a sharp tip) into the
small hole on the top left of the unit labeled “Reset”.
• If you are still having problems, visit our website at www.vtechkids.com for
troubleshooting tips.
2. If, when pressing the On/Off button, nothing happens:
• Make sure your unit is plugged in.
• If you are using batteries, check to see that they are aligned correctly.
3. If you turn the unit on, but cannot see anything on the screen:
• Adjust the contrast switch to adjust the darkness of the screen.
4. If you can’t hear any sound:
• Adjust the volume switch to adjust the sound level of the speaker.
5. If the screen is frozen and not responding to any input:
• Use the tip of a paper clip (or a similar object without a sharp tip) to gently
press the Reset button.
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 information
below:
• The name of your product or model number (the model number is typically located
on the back or bottom of your product).
• The actual error message or problem you are experiencing.
• The actions you took right before the error message or problem occurred.
Internet: www.vtechkids.com
Phone:
1-800-521-2010 in the U.S. or 1-877-352-8697 in Canada
CARE & MAINTENANCE / TROUBLESHOOTING
3. Remove the batteries when not using it for an extended period of time.
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OTHER INFO
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 suppliers 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 W. Dundee Road, Suite 130, Arlington Heights, IL 60004, USA
TEL NO.: (847) 400-3600
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.
OTHER INFO
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
IMPORTANT NOTE:
Creating and developing Nitro Notebook™ 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 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.
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Dear Parent,
At VTech®, we know that in order to effectively reach kids,
today’s learning tools have to be plugged into the fast-paced
world around them. That’s why we created the Grade School
Learning Series - an engaging set of stylized, interactive
computers specially designed to get grade-school kids up to
speed with their fast-paced, tech-savvy world.
Every product in the Grade School Learning Series covers a
wide range of school basics - math, language, social studies,
science, and even an intro to basic Spanish. Activities are
presented in a fast-paced, arcade-game style that kids will
recognize and enjoy. Each learning machine is loaded with hitech features such as word processors, electronic address
books, plug-in accessories, and PC uplinks - tools that go handin-hand with the way kids learn, play and use information. And
of course, each laptop is designed to travel easily along with
a busy grade-schooler.
With the Grade School Learning Series, kids can access a way
to learn that closely matches they way they already live and
play. We thank you for trusting VTech® with the important job
of helping your child learn and succeed. We hope to help your
child discover that “It’s Cool to be Smart!”
Sincerely,
Your Friends at VTech®
To learn more about the Grade School Learning Series and other
VTech® toys, visit www.vtechkids.com
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