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USER'S MANUAL
USER'S MANUAL
Dear Parent:
At VTech® we know that children have 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. Whether it’s learning about letters, numbers, geography or
algebra, all VTech ® learning products incorporate advanced
technologies and extensive curriculum to encourage children of all
ages to reach their potential.
When it comes to providing interactive products that enlighten,
entertain and develop minds, at VTech® we see the potential in every
child.
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INTRODUCTION
Thank you for purchasing the VTECH® LITTLE SMART Letter Fun™ With
Phonics learning toy! This product is one of a family of LITTLE SMART™
educational electronic learning products. We at VTECH® are committed to
providing the best possible products to entertain and educate your child. Should
you have any questions or concerns, please call our Consumer Services
Department at 1-800-521-2010 in the U.S. or 1-800-267-7377 in Canada.
The LITTLE SMART Letter Fun™ With Phonics learning toy is filled with fun
learning activities to help preschoolers prepare for school.
LCD SCREEN
®
VOLUME SWITCH
CONTRAST
SWITCH
LETTER / OBJECT
BUTTONS
SPEAKER
SHAPE BUTTONS
ON BUTTON
NUMBER BUTTONS
OFF BUTTON
ACTIVITY SELECTOR
REPEAT BUTTON
INCLUDED IN THIS PACKAGE
- One LITTLE SMART Letter Fun™ With Phonics learning toy.
- One instruction manual.
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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 INSTALLATION
1. Make sure the unit is Off.
2. Locate the battery cover on the back of the
unit. Use a coin or screwdriver to loosen
the screw.
Install 4 new ‘AA’ (UM-3/LR6) batteries
following the diagram inside the battery box.
(The use of new, alkaline batteries is
recommended for maximum performance.)
3. Replace the battery cover and tighten the
screw to secure the battery cover.
4. After inserting the batteries, turn the unit on by pressing the ON BUTTON.
BATTERY NOTICE
• Install batteries correctly observing the polarity (
leakage.
+, -
) signs to avoid
• Do not mix old and new batteries.
• Do not use batteries of different types.
• Remove exhausted or new batteries from equipment when you are not going
to use it for a long time.
• Do not dispose of batteries in fire.
• Do not attempt to recharge ordinary batteries.
• The supply terminals are not to be short-circuited.
WE DO NOT RECOMMEND THE USE OF RECHARGEABLE BATTERIES.
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NOTE: If the LITTLE SMART Letter Fun™ With Phonics learning toy
suddenly stops working, the voice becomes faint or the sound seems
weak, follow the steps below:
1. Turn the unit off for a moment, then back on.
2. Check to make sure the batteries are properly inserted.
3. Try inserting brand new batteries.
If, after following the above steps, you are still having a problem with
the unit, please call our Consumer Services Department at
1-800-521-2010 in the U.S. or 1-800-267-7377 in Canada.
TO BEGIN PLAY
1. To begin play, press the ON BUTTON (
).
You will hear “Hello!” followed by a short tune.
2. Slide the ACTIVITY SELECTOR left or right
to select one of the eight activities. When
you have chosen an activity, the friendly voice
will guide you through the activity.
3. Press the REPEAT BUTTON to repeat the
previous phrase or question.
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4. To adjust the volume, slide the VOLUME
SWITCH to the right for the high volume
position or to the left for the low volume
position.
5. To adjust the contrast of the LCD screen, slide
the CONTRAST SWITCH to the right for the
high contrast position or to the left for the low
contrast position.
6. To turn the unit off, press the OFF BUTTON
(
). You will hear “Bye-bye!” followed by
a short tune.
ACTIVITIES
A. Learn the Letters and Numbers
This activity introduces capital and small letters,
objects, numbers and shapes.
1. Slide the ACTIVITY SELECTOR to the first
position and you will hear “Let’s learn the
letters and numbers.”
2. When any LETTER, NUMBER, or SHAPE
BUTTON is pressed, the letter and object,
number or shape will be displayed on the
screen and then identified.
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B. Learn the Sounds of Letters
This activity introduces the phonetic sounds of
letters.
1. Slide the ACTIVITY SELECTOR to the second
position. You will hear “Let’s learn the sounds
of letters!” followed by a short tune.
2. When any LETTER BUTTON is pressed, the
sound of the letter and the name of the object
will be displayed on the screen and then
identified.
3. When any NUMBER or SHAPE BUTTON is
pressed, the music note or melody will be
heard and a fun animation will appear on the
screen.
C. Learn the Objects
This activity introduces object identification and
spelling.
1. Slide the ACTIVITY SELECTOR to the third
position. You will hear “Let’s learn the objects!”
followed by a short tune.
2. When any LETTER, NUMBER, or SHAPE
BUTTON is pressed, the object, number or
shape will be identified with its spelling and a
fun animation will play on the screen.
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D. Where Is It?
IN
2. Find the answer and press the button. The
friendly voice will confirm whether or not the
pressed button was correct.
K
This activity asks questions about letters objects,
numbers and shapes.
1. Slide the ACTIVITY SELECTOR to the fourth
position. You will hear “Where is it?” The unit
will ask you to find a letter, object, number or
shape randomly.
3. If an incorrect button is pressed, the friendly
voice will encourage you to try again. After
three incorrect answers, the voice will identify
the correct answer.
4. After the correct answer is identified, a new question will be asked.
E. Find the Vowel
This activity introduces the vowels in words.
IN
2. Find the answer by pressing the correct
LETTER BUTTON. The friendly voice will
confirm whether or not the pressed button was
correct.
K
1. Slide the ACTIVITY SELECTOR to the fifth
position. You will hear “Find the vowel, a, e, i,
o, u. The vowels are red on your keyboard!”
The unit will ask you to find the vowel in the
word shown on the screen.
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3. If an incorrect button is pressed, you will be encouraged to try again and
the question will be repeated. After three incorrect answers, the voice will
identify the correct answer.
4. After the correct answer is identified, a new question will be asked.
F. Missing Letter
This activity introduces beginning spelling with
a missing letter activity.
1. Slide the ACTIVITY SELECTOR to the sixth
position. You will hear “Find the missing letter!”
The voice will then ask you to find the missing
letter in the word shown on the screen.
2. Press the correct LETTER BUTTON to
answer. The friendly voice will confirm
whether or not the pressed button was correct.
3. If an incorrect button is pressed, you will be
encouraged to try again and the question will
be repeated. After three incorrect answers,
the voice will identify the correct answer.
4. After the correct answer is identified, a new
question will be asked.
G. Counting
This activity introduces counting skills.
1. Slide the ACTIVITY SELECTOR to the
seventh position. You will hear “Counting!” The
unit will ask you to count the shapes or the
vowels shown on the screen.
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3. If an incorrect button is pressed, you will be
encouraged to try again and the question will
be repeated. After three incorrect answers,
the voice will identify the correct answer.
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2. Find the answer and press the correct
NUMBER BUTTON to answer the question.
The voice will confirm whether or not the
pressed button was correct.
4. After the correct answer is identified, a new question will be asked.
H. Music
This activity encourages musical discovery.
1. Slide the ACTIVITY SELECTOR to the eighth
position. You will hear “Let’s play some music!”
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2. Press a NUMBER BUTTON and a musical
note will be heard. The NUMBER BUTTONS
become a 10-note musical key pad.
3. Press a SHAPE BUTTON to hear a melody.
There are four melodies.
Star Button
Circle Button
Square Button
Triangle Button
— Clementine
— On Top of Old Smoky
— Pop! Goes the Weasel
— Skip to My Lou
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4. Press a LETTER BUTTON to hear a fun
sound effect or a short tune. Press a SHAPE
BUTTON before or after pressing a LETTER
BUTTON to hear the melody in the fun sound
effect or piano sound.
AUTOMATIC SHUT-OFF
To preserve battery life, the LITTLE SMART Letter Fun™ With Phonics
learning toy will automatically turn off after several minutes without input. The
unit can be turned on again by pressing the ON BUTTON.
CARE AND 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 source.
3. Remove the batteries when the unit is not in use for an extended period of
time.
4. Do not drop the unit on hard surfaces or expose the unit to moisture.
IMPORTANT NOTE
Creating and developing preschool 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 1-800-267-7377 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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POWER SUPPLY:
RATING: DC 6V
1W
BATTERIES: 4 x 1.5V “AA” / UM-3 / LR6
DO NOT USE RECHARGEABLE BATTERIES
NOTE:
This equipment generates and uses radio frequency energy and if not installed
and used properly, that is, in strict accordance with the manufacturer’s
instructions, it may cause interference to radio and television reception. It has
been type tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B computing
device in accordance with the specifications in Sub-part J of Part 15 FCC
Rules, which are designed to provide reasonable protection against such
interference in a residential installation. However, there is no guarantee that
interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does
cause 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 the receiving antenna
• relocate this product with respect to the receiver
• move this product away from the receiver
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