VTech V.Reader User`s manual

User’s Manual
Dear Parent,
At VTech® , we know how important reading is for your child’s development.
We want to introduce children to reading in a dynamic, engaging way that
will make them readers for life. That’s why we created V.Reader®, where
reading comes alive with animated storytelling!
In these animated books, stories come to life through colorful scenes, voices,
sounds and music. V.Reader® creates a magical world that keeps children
interested in the story while they learn letters, words, comprehension,
and more!
Watching their favorite characters in fun-loving stories engages children
in play, as they gain the tools to grow from a pre-reader into a fluent and
confident reader. As their reading skills grow, their self-esteem grows, and
their appetite for reading will, too!
With a USB connection to a computer, you can even track your child’s
reading progress, and download and print awards for each completed
At VTech®, we are dedicated to helping kids discover the magic of reading.
We thank you for trusting VTech® with the job of helping your child learn
and grow!
Your friends at VTech®
To learn more about V.Reader® and other VTech® toys, visit
The Radiator Springs gang sets off on a world-wide adventure to help Lightning
McQueen compete in the World Grand Prix. Along the way, Mater becomes
entangled in a case of international espionage! Can Mater make it as a super
agent, and save his friendship with Lightning McQueen?
• 1 V.Reader® book cartridge: Disney/Pixar Cars 2
• 1 V.Reader® book cartridge 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
Note: Please keep the user’s manual as it contains important information.
STEP 1: Insert the Book Cartridge
Insert the book cartridge into the top of the unit as shown in the below
STEP 2: Select the Book Icon
Touch the book icon to enter the book.
STEP 3: Choose How You Want to Play
There are five ways to play: Watch the Story, Reading Games, Story
Dictionary, Mini Games & Reward Room. Touch an icon to choose.
Watch the Story: Read or listen to the whole story while watching the
Reading Games: Play 5 story-related reading games.
Story Dictionary: Learn the definitions of vocabulary words in the story.
Mini Games: Play Mini Games in the story pages. In order to unlock the
Mini Games, read the entire story in Watch the Story mode.
Reward Room: Gather lightning bolts by playing Reading Games or
touching objects in Free Play mode (see Free Play section below). Trade in
your lightning bolts for rewards in the Reward Room.
Watch the Story
There are two ways to start Watch the
Story. You can choose a story page to
start reading the story on any page you
choose, or touch Bookmark to go right
to your bookmarked page. If you have not
saved a bookmarked page, the Bookmark
icon will not be active. You can also touch
How to Play to learn more about the
operation in Watch the Story.
or touch anywhere on
You can press
the screen to pause the story narration or
enter Free Play, respectively. When the
story narration of each book page has
finished, you will enter Free Play mode
. To
To pause the story narration, press
continue the story narration, press
Free Play
To stop the automatic story narration and
enter Free Play, touch anywhere on the
screen. In Free Play, you can touch the
words one by one to read the story at your
own pace, touch highlighted vocabulary
words to hear their definitions, or touch
images in the art to see animations and
hear fun voices and sounds. If you don’t
touch the screen for a while, the story
narration will continue automatically from
the next page.
• Touch any word in the story text to hear the word read aloud.
• Touch pictures to see animations and hear fun voices and sounds.
on the screen to play the Mini Game.
NOTE: Before playing the Mini Games, you must first unlock them by
reading the story completely one time in Watch the Story mode.
For further instructions on how to use the different buttons on your
V.Reader®, please refer to your V.Reader® console manual.
NOTE: Product manuals are also available for download on our website:
Reading Games
Play 5 reading games to have fun with the
story while developing your reading skills.
The reading comprehension game “What
Happened?” is included in every book
cartridge to reinforce your understanding
of the stories you read. The other 4 games
teach a variety of age-appropriate reading
skills. Choose the game you wish to play
from the Reading Games menu.
Listen to the instructions and questions carefully; and then touch a word
in the story text, a picture in the art, or a key on the keypad to answer the
question as directed.
What Happened?
Phonetic Photos
Spot the Lemon
Reading Game Curriculum
Reading Game Title
Reading Game Curriculum
What Happened?
Reading Comprehension
Phonetic Photos
Meet and Greet
Geography/Foreign Language
Spot the Lemon
Spelling Parts
Story Dictionary
Story Dictionary provides an alphabetical list of the vocabulary words from
the story and their definitions, along with fun animations, sounds, and voices.
Touch any word in the Story Dictionary menu to hear its definition. To
deepen understanding, some definitions have follow-up questions that relate
to the definition you just read.
Some vocabulary definitions feature a follow-up question to reinforce
Mini Games
Unlock the Mini Games by reading the complete story one time through in
Watch the Story mode. After you have unlocked the games, you can start
a game by touch an icon in the Mini Games menu, or by touching this icon
when it appears on a Watch the Story page.
Reward Room
Collect lightning bolts by playing Reading Games or touching objects in
Free Play mode. Trade in your lightning bolts for rewards in the Reward
Turn the background music and vocabulary highlight feature on or off in
1. Keep V.Reader® Interactive E-Reading System 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.
3. Remove the batteries when not using V.Reader® Interactive E-Reading
System for an extended period of time.
4. Avoid dropping it. NEVER try to dismantle it.
5. Always keep V.Reader® Interactive E-Reading System away from
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 on a game screen. While
the V.Reader® Interactive E-Reading System does not contribute to any
additional risks, we do recommend that parents supervise their children while
they play games with an LCD screen. If your child experiences dizziness,
altered vision, disorientation, or convulsions, discontinue use immediately
and consult your physician. Please note that focusing on an LCD 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.
Please note that if you try to insert or remove a book cartridge without first
turning the unit OFF, you may experience a malfunction. If this happens, and
the unit does not respond to pressing the ON/OFF button, disconnect the
AC adaptor from the main unit or remove the batteries. Then reconnect the
adaptor, or reinstall the batteries.
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 problem you are experiencing.
• The actions you took right before the problem started.
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Phone: 1-800-521-2010 in U.S. or 1-877-352-8697 in Canada
Copyright 2011 VTech Electronics North America, L.L.C. All Rights
Reserved. VTech and the VTech logo are registered trademarks of VTech.
V.Reader® is trademark of VTech Electronics North America, L.L.C. All
other trademarks are property of their respective owners.
Cars 2 © 2011 Disney/Pixar not including underlying vehicles owned
by third parties; © Volkswagen AG; FIAT™; Chevrolet®; Jeep®; Mack®;
Mercury™; Gremlin™; Pacer™; Bentley™; Corvette™
Creating and developing V.Reader® Interactive E-Reading System
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 1-800521-2010 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.
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 West Dundee Rd, Suite 130, Arlington Heights, IL 60004 USA
TEL NO.: 1-800-521-2010 in the U.S. or 1-877-352-8697 in Canada
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.
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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