VTech Kid Connect = Innovative Family Communication App!

Disclosure:  I received the app for free in exchange for sharing my honest opinion.

Picture messaging and text messaging was not something that was around when I was a kid, but boy have things changed!  Its amazing how my kids will never know what its like to not have a cell phone readily available.  Right now they are fascinated with messaging, both picture and text.  Since they don’t obviously have cell phones at 5 and 6 years old, I am happy to report they have the next best thing for a kid their age.  They have the VTech InnoTab 3S which on it has the Premium Kid Connect subscription.  (You can review my VTech InnoTab 3S here.)

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What is Premium Kid Connect?  Well it is an app that you can buy that allows kids to basically text and picture message their parents or whomever else the parents have allowed.  Once the app is downloaded, parents just need to set up the accounts and approve contacts.  It is very simple to set-up and once I showed my kids the app they were able to figure it out going forward.  They absolutely loved that they could  send my husband and I messages, which is so far their only approved contacts.  Yes with the app, kids can send messages to their parents’ smartphones and tablets, all from their kid-safe, kid-friendly InnoTab 3S.  Parents can download the app for free via the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.  In return, parents can then send messages back to their kids, for instant interactive communication.  No matter where the parent and child are, as long as the child has Wi-Fi with their InnoTab 3S, communication is possible!

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So to recap the messages can include:  Voice and text messages, pictures, drawings and stickers all in real time!  The InnoTab 3S does come with a one-year subscription of Basic Kid Connect which allows kids and parents to send text messages and stickers, but if you upgrade within the first two weeks after registering your InnoTab 3S it only costs $14.99 for the Deluxe Apps package which includes Premium Kid Connect.  If you wait until after the two week promotional period then Premium Kid Connect can be purchased separately for $14.99.

Now honestly I didn’t have much luck with Basic Kid Connect (the free and included version)  but for $15 I do feel the Premium Kid Connect app is worth it.  The app works great for us and with the enhanced features of voice messages, photos and drawings it is even cooler.  I have never heard of a kid-safe text messaging without a cell phone before, and leave it to VTech to be innovative enough to create it!  I think this will be especially cute for my kids to text my husband while he’s at work, although I suppose I should explain they can’t send daddy too many messages!  This really is a cute way for kids to communicate with their parents (or other family members or even friends when their approved) that is safe and encourages kids to jump onto their InnoTab 3S to check for new messages!  My boys definitely use their InnoTab 3S more now that they can send and check for messages and I honestly cherish the messages they send me!

Here are some screenshots from my 6 year old and I:

I can change my picture, outfit and name:

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So far I just have my one son linked and they share his account, but its only a matter of time before my other son wants his own account:

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These are some virtual stickers he has sent me, they all make a small noise as well (don’t mind that he is a ballerina!):

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You can see my messages to him on the right and his messages on the left:

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More messages:

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Here are friend requests that I would need to approve for him if he wanted to add others to text to:

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  1. Christian Alejandro says:

    Probably text!

  2. Bertha Brown says:

    I would send a msg that said I love you 🙂

  3. david jenkins says:

    Too cool

  4. Michelle Tucker says:

    I’d send a picture message. 🙂

  5. We’d do a voice message. What fun features it has!

  6. It’d be fun to send a picture message

  7. Heather Silver says:

    I would definitely send a picture message 🙂

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  8. I would send a voice message first

  9. Picture message

  10. I’d probably send a picture. My nieces would have so much fun with this. Thank you 🙂

  11. Beverly Metcalf says:

    A picture to my relatives would be fun. Thanks.

  12. Would love to try the picture message first, thanks!!

  13. Stephanie MacDonald says:

    Id send a video message, how fun!!

  14. I’m pretty sure my daughter would do a picture message first!

  15. Vikki Billings says:

    I would send my grandson a text message saying Merry Christmas and that I love him!!

  16. I would send a text

  17. a picture message

  18. Sarah Cool says:

    I would def send a picture message!

  19. Richard Hicks says:

    I would send a picture message first!

  20. Picture message first.

  21. laura ari says:

    I’d send a sticker message

  22. Teresa Thompson says:

    I would send her a picture message.

  23. Definitely a picture !!!

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  24. I would send a picture message first.

  25. I would say a picture message here thanks

  26. Lisa Kerr says:

    If I won I would send a picture message first!

  27. Danielle Jones says:

    I would send a picture message first.

  28. I would send a picture message.

  29. annie page says:

    Diffidently a picture message thanks

  30. Julie Hawkins says:

    I’d send a picture message first

  31. Jennifer M says:

    I’d love to send a sticker.

  32. cynthia mahoney says:

    I’d tell my son I loved him,

  33. Sallee Crummel Glickler says:

    knowing my girls, a picture message

  34. Rachel Ellis says:

    We would send a picture message!

  35. This would be awesome!

  36. kathy pease says:

    id send a picture of our dogs

  37. Birdiebee says:

    I would send a picture first.

  38. Melanie Montgomery says:

    Text Messages!

  39. Brandi Price says:

    I would send “I Love You Bunches!” to my son on it! 🙂

  40. Jessica Rose says:

    A voice message! That just sounds so precious!

  41. Alex Roach says:

    picture message!

  42. I would send a picture message followed by a text message first

  43. We’d send a picture message

  44. I”m not sure what I’d send first, but I will definitely be playing with it!

  45. Carolyn Gates says:

    Text messages,

  46. Beth Klocinski says:

    I would send Grandma an ” I Love You Text”

  47. I would send a picture message =)

  48. I would send a picture message to my nephew.

  49. Martina Couldry says:

    Family, and friends who is OK to hug, who should I only shake hands with, what do people look like I can ask for help in a store, As a safety learning tool I am looking for a tablet to do that with, It has to be sturdy.

  50. I’d send a text!

  51. Picture first, so cool.

  52. Barbara Stenby says:

    would send a picture message!

  53. paula peterson says:

    we would sent a text.

  54. Picture message. That’d be fun.

  55. krystal wethington says:

    picture message

  56. Kimberly Sawyer says:

    I would use the picture messaging first!

  57. Jim Lipscomb says:

    Definitely a text!

  58. Sky Sparkle says:

    I’d use the text first.

  59. syndel h valle says:

    Id send a silly picture message to make my kids laugh

  60. picture message

  61. tina reynolds says:

    I would send a picture message

  62. Melissa Myers says:

    I got the innotab 2 for my son and wasn’t impressed. I’m hoping this one is better!

  63. Kate Newton says:

    I think I’d use the text messaging feature first. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  64. a picture

  65. Heather B says:

    We would send a picture message first!

  66. I think my daughter would want to see a sticker first

  67. We would send a picture message.

  68. Brittney House says:

    I would send a picture message first.

  69. I would send a picture text to my mom. she would love it.

  70. A picture Message for sure !!!

  71. I would send a picture to my kids of me and dad.

  72. samantha garcia says:

    picture message

  73. Rachael Coe says:

    I’d send a text. 🙂

  74. Gennie Lancaster says:

    I would send a picture message!

  75. Tiffany Wilson says:

    A cute picture message 🙂

  76. Paula Tavernie says:

    I would send a picture message!

  77. Lisa Garner says:

    My daughter would send a picture message first.

  78. Karen Drake says:

    My granddaughter would send her Dad a text, he works away from home so she would love to be able to message him when he is away.

  79. I’d send a picture message to my grandson

  80. I’d send a voice message, telling my kids to clean their room! lol Thanks

  81. Manda Marie says:

    A picture message 😀

  82. Tiffany Schmidt says:

    I think I’d send a picture message from our Elf on a Shelf!!

  83. Rebecca Xavier says:

    I would use picture message first.

  84. i would send a picture message

  85. I’d love to see the excitement on my daughters face when she received her first text from me 🙂

  86. Lanicsha Wynn says:

    A picture message

  87. jodi frasier/lasher says:

    Most likely a picture message would be the first thing sent lol. Thanks

  88. Jeni Lutz says:

    I would send a picture message

  89. Tara Vickers says:

    Picture message

  90. Tiffany Hearn says:

    We would send a picture message!

  91. Sarah Marshall says:

    I would send pictures to my nephew!

  92. rebecca day says:

    I would send a picture message

  93. Picture message – so cute

  94. I’d send a picture message.

  95. Paula Michele Hafner says:

    I would send my son a sticker.

  96. Sarah Harding says:

    Definitely would send a picture message.

  97. A video message of course.

  98. Tracie Trump says:

    A picture message, my fb is T Michelle Trump and my email is [email protected]

  99. jessica hager says:

    A voice message.

  100. carol Johnson says:

    Picture Message

  101. My son would send me a text

  102. debbie jackson says:

    a picture message

  103. Stephanie Larison says:

    I’d send the sticker first, how cute!

  104. Kendra Warstler says:

    My children would text my Mother who lives 800 miles away.

  105. Patrycja Chudziak says:

    A picture message!

  106. We would send a picture message.

  107. My son would send a picture message!

  108. Virginia Rowell says:

    I would definitely send a picture message first!

  109. I would send a picture message

  110. voice message i love you to the boys

  111. Terra Heck says:

    I’d first send a picture message. Thanks.
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

  112. Eileen Richter says:

    Probably would be sending a picture message first! Thank you!

  113. christine jessamine says:

    I would send a picture message first

  114. A picture message!
    jofo120 at yahoo dot com

  115. We’d send the picture message. My 6 yr old has text messaging down since his dad lives in IN and we are in CA. I know he’d get a kick out of the picture one.

  116. My daughter would send a picture message.

  117. My 6 year old son is a budding photographer, so I’m sure picture messages would be frequent

  118. I would definitely like voice message first.

  119. Natalie J Vandenberghe says:

    I would send a voice message.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  120. i’d send a picture message

  121. Jennifer day says:

    My granddaughter would love this, take tons of pics too.

  122. Denise Donaldson says:

    I would send a sticker to my daughter

  123. Heather Baribeau says:

    sticker, that sounds so fun!

  124. I would send a sticker.

  125. Lindsay McCain says:

    I’d like to send stickers.

  126. We would send a picture message first.

  127. I would send my little girl a message from Santa!

  128. A picture message would be the first thing I would send!

  129. Tanya Holland says:

    I would let my girls send a picture message to their Grammy.

  130. mary renshaw says:

    I think my kids would send a picture message!

  131. laurie nykaza says:

    A picture message to my daughter

  132. I would send a picture message showing her I love you.

  133. Jenna Parsons says:

    Definitely a Picture message! My kids are wild about taking pictures of everything!

  134. My 4 year old already has the InnoTab 2 and it is so cool , but of course she wants this one now.. so doesn’t my 3 year old!

  135. I would love to send a sticker!

  136. mayra lagunas says:

    We would send text and picture messages!

  137. Allison Downes says:

    We would send a picture message first! Thank you for the nice giveaway!

  138. I’m not sure who they would send it to but my kids would send a picture message.

  139. I would send a text message. My son would think that was really fun.

  140. veda poff otto says:

    text

  141. Jennifer E. says:

    I would send a picture message..

  142. Brian Mungle says:

    Send a text to my brother

  143. Jamie Brigham says:

    We would do a voice message and a picture message. My son would love to send stuff to daddy while he’s at work!

  144. Jamie Brigham says:

    I would see pictures of my our son to my hubby!

  145. amy williams says:

    a text so he would know how to text mommy

  146. Mary Diehl says:

    We would do a picture message to my boy’s Uncle Bubba that means the world to him

  147. Kelly Amos says:

    We would send a picture message to Grandma!! 🙂

  148. I would sent the kids a picture message.

  149. Text!!

  150. Monique Rizzo says:

    I would send a goofy picture message.
    Thanks for the chance.
    [email protected]

  151. My son would send a picture message to my sister! She wouldl love that!

  152. Amanda Stauffer says:

    I would send a message to the grandparents from our daughter.

  153. I’d send a text to try it out!

  154. I would send a picture message.

  155. I would send a picture message!

  156. Jessica Cox says:

    I would sent a picture message

  157. An I love you note.

  158. a picture message for sure

  159. probably a picture

  160. First we’d send a picture message for the fun of it!

  161. I would go with picture messages.

  162. Sandra Miller says:

    My 3 year old would be in heaven

  163. laneisha s says:

    Definitely Voice!

  164. kim fenner says:

    I would send a voice message saying Love you

  165. JEANETTE JENO says:

    I would send a picture message.

  166. Tabatha Heavner says:

    Picture message, to my son because it would be for him.

  167. Carolyn Barnett says:

    picture message

  168. picture message

  169. Jessica Lodge says:

    I would send a picture message. My son loves pictures.

  170. Amy Tolley says:

    we would play music and take ictures ty

  171. sandra davis says:

    i would send a picture message first

  172. april yedinak says:

    I would send a picture message.

  173. the text sticker seems such a cute and fun feature! I would have to try that first.

  174. Probably a picture message.

  175. Picture message

  176. Debbie Flood says:

    a picture message!

  177. I would send a picture

  178. I’d send her a picture message first

  179. I would send a picture message! let my littles have it! they would love this!

  180. Would love to win this for my 3 year old. 🙂

  181. I would send a picture message for sure!

  182. I really like the child safe texting. My daughter is wanting a phone for that reason. This just sounds like an awesome tablet.

  183. Picture message!

  184. I would send a picture message.

  185. Kelly Grant says:

    I would send a picture txt message

  186. The picture message

  187. Megan Cromes says:

    i would use a voice message.

  188. Rachael Leventhal says:

    picture message

  189. Kathy Luman says:

    I would send a picture message.

  190. I would send a voice message. : )

  191. Definitely a picture message, since he can’t read.

  192. bianca roman says:

    a picture message as i’m sure my son would get a kick out of my horrible drawing skills!

  193. It would be great fun to send a picture message!

  194. Heidi Daily says:

    I would send a picture message first

  195. I would send a picture message

  196. def some stickers! 🙂

  197. We would send out a picture message fist.

  198. I would send a pic to my daughter of her baby brother

  199. The first thing we would do is send a picture message.

  200. ReggieMann says:

    I would send a text to my niece she would love this!

  201. Tara Liebing says:

    I would send a picture message to my niece.

  202. Laura Unger says:

    I’m sure my son would send me a picture message.

  203. A picture message.

  204. Amber Faith says:

    Picture message first!

  205. Barbara Butler says:

    send a picture message my granddaughter would just love this trying to win her one for christmas

  206. Actually, if I win this will be donated to a childrens charity

  207. Heather Hayes Panjon says:

    I’d Send A Picture Message!

  208. We would send a picture message!

  209. Denise Smith says:

    im sure it will be a picture message

  210. Felicia Escobedo says:

    I would send a picture message

  211. Kyl Neusch says:

    send a picture message

  212. Rebecca Parsons says:

    I would send a picture message first.

  213. I’m sure that we will send a text first!

  214. Sarah Simpson says:

    I would send my daughter a text and tell her I love her bunches!

  215. We would send a picture message.

  216. my grandson would send me a text

  217. melikegarfield says:

    I would send a picture message first.

  218. picture message

  219. Truthfully, I wouldn’t be sending anything. I’m a stay-at-home, homeschooling mother. Our children don’t have cell phones either.

  220. jeremy mclaughlin says:

    We would send a picture message.

  221. I would definitley send her a text – she wishes she could text Mom and Dad like her brother who has a phone.

  222. I’d send a voice message to my granddaughter.

  223. We would send picture messages first.

  224. Sunrise Boyd says:

    picture message

  225. Oh, my son would definitely send a picture message first and then a bunch of “jiberish” text…lol! He’s only two, but he knows how to use my iPhone better than me now…LOL! My son would love this!! Thanks for the chance! 🙂

  226. Latrice Jones says:

    My son would love this

  227. voice message

  228. I’d send a picture message.

  229. tara darity says:

    picture message!!

  230. My son is too little to text, but I think he would get the hang of sending the stickers. How cute!

  231. I would send a picture message first!!! 🙂

  232. Heather Smith says:

    We’d send a picture message to my mom (Mammaw) first 🙂

  233. Definitely a picture message!

  234. This looks like a good step before the iPad..

  235. most likely a pic!

  236. Ashley Williams says:

    A picture message! So cool!

  237. Danielle Cordeau says:

    a picture message

  238. Probably a picture message would be the first thing sent.

  239. Christopher Burrell says:

    My nephew loves taking pictures, so it would probably be a picture message.

  240. Definitely a picture message! 🙂

  241. We would use it for picture taking

  242. Colleen Boudreau says:

    A picture message.

  243. Jessamine D. says:

    I would send a picture message first since my daughters can’t read yet. (Okay my 5 year old is learning how to read already) but still I’d send them a picture message first. 🙂

  244. Many photo texts 🙂

  245. I would send a voice message first.

  246. Billie Wilson says:

    My daughter and I would text silly faces to each other.

  247. gloria perkins says:

    I would send pictures to my daughter of thing from my day

  248. I’d start with a text because my daughter is in kindergarten and doing an amazing job at learning to read! She’d probably love reading even more if it involved a text message!

  249. Sharon Kaminski says:

    We would send a voice message to the grandmother.

  250. Wild Orchid says:

    I would send a picture to my son! He would love this!

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

  251. Sacha Schroeder says:

    Picture messages for sure!

  252. My boys would definitely text photos to me all the time!

  253. Paulette Dorland says:

    We would probably text!

  254. I would picture message! 😀

  255. Jennifer Rote says:

    My son would send pictures messages 1st.

  256. Asimina Kaminis says:

    A picture message.

  257. I would send my little guy a picture message!

  258. sandra davis says:

    a picture message would be cool

  259. jose benavides says:

    I would have to send a text first

  260. I would send a text to my son.

  261. Mary Siminski says:

    Definitely a video message. Looks like so much fun! My kids would love it!

  262. My daughter loves taking pictures so I am sure that would be the first thing she would want to do.

  263. I think the pictures messages will be fun. I can see her sending a picture message 1st.

  264. I would text I Love You’s to my son.

  265. picture message

  266. heather baker says:

    A picture message, how cool!!!

  267. I’d send a picture message first!

  268. I would send a text.

  269. I would probably send a text first saying hello!

  270. A picture message! How fun!

  271. I would send a text.

  272. kelly tillotson says:

    i would send my son a voice message
    *kelly
    [email protected]

  273. I would send a video message, my daughter gets a kick out of those

  274. Sara Wagner says:

    I would send a picture message first.

  275. I am sure a picture message would be sent first.

  276. Rusti Michael says:

    I would send a text message.

  277. This would be great! We probably would send a picture message since my son is still learning how to read.

  278. Sue Ellison says:

    I would send a picture message.

  279. Probably a sticker. I think i would send this to my little Godson though. He would freak out

  280. Natalie yeoman says:

    I’d send a picture message first

  281. a sticker

  282. I’d send a video first!

  283. wendy rozema says:

    i’ll send a text first!

  284. This sounds so fun! I would send a drawing.

  285. Kimberly Kihega says:

    I’d send a text message first, my daughter loves writing back and forth!

  286. I think I would send a text then maybe do the sticker thing.

  287. I think I’d send a picture of my son to my niece.

  288. Hayley Yearian says:

    I would send a picture message. THanks for the opportunity!

  289. Would love to have this for my son who has a learning deficit.

  290. We would send daddy a silly pic of ourselves

  291. I’d send a picture message.

  292. This is on my Christmas List! My little girl would love it!

  293. Sonya Morris says:

    A picture message for sure!

  294. Jennifer Fox says:

    Video!

  295. picture message

  296. I think that my son would enjoy a picture message the most so that is what I would send.

  297. Diane McDaniel says:

    I think picture message because my daughter loves taking pictures!!

  298. Hollie Jahnke says:

    I’d send a picture message first. Looks awesome!

  299. Crystal Sweet says:

    Definitely would send a picture message first using VTech Kid Connect Premium!

  300. My twins would be using a picture message!

  301. i would have my grandson send a text to his mom! great giveaway..thanks for opportunity to win!

  302. I’d send a text first.

  303. Kimberly M. says:

    I would send a picture kiss to my grandson.

  304. id use text message first

  305. Heather McD says:

    I would send a picture message first. My kids and I love taking pictures and sharing them.

  306. i want to win this

  307. catherine Iglesias says:

    I love V Tech toys. They are educational. I would love to win it for my son.

  308. Patricia Wojnar Crowley says:

    I would draw a picture of a princess for my niece.

  309. becky fluff says:

    I’d send a picture message!

  310. abedabun dawn says:

    The first thing I would send would be a friend request.

  311. My daughter would probably send a text or sticker to her dad first… she’s always wanting to text him from my phone while he’s at work.

  312. send a text

  313. nicole krutz says:

    i would probably send a picture message 🙂

  314. Cassandra Eastman says:

    I’d send my son a sticker first!

  315. Debra Hall says:

    i would send a text first its faster

  316. Melissa Hartley says:

    A picture message:)

  317. Katie Bellamy says:

    A picture of my daughter & I!!

  318. I would send a picture message!

  319. my lil man would love to send a sticker first!

  320. I’d probably say text then work up to pictures and the more elaborate things.

  321. Dani Osenbaugh says:

    I’d let my daughter send a picture or video message to Grandma

  322. Kimberly Bauer says:

    We would send a text first.

  323. The first thing my children would make is a sticker.

  324. Sandra VanHoey says:

    Definitely picture message, we love taking pictures and sending to family

  325. Jennifer T. says:

    I’d send my daughter a voice message first.
    jtmagmom73(at)gmail(dot)com

  326. Mia Dentice Carey says:

    picture message would be the 1st thing we would send

  327. Colleen Maurina says:

    I would send a voice message!

  328. Ann Barham says:

    The first thing sent would be pictures.

  329. vickie couturier says:

    id send a picture of myself to the grandkids

  330. steve weber says:

    I would probably send a picture message first.

  331. kim burnett says:

    I would use the messaging with my daughter!

  332. picture message

  333. I would send a picture text first.

  334. courtney b says:

    i would send pictures to my dad who lives oversees!

  335. Maria Iemma says:

    I think I would send a voice message.

  336. katie klein says:

    I would send my son a picture message!

  337. Kimberly Schotz says:

    I would send a Picture Message

  338. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I would send a picture message!

  339. Picture message to the grandparents!

  340. My son would be all over sending a picture message!

  341. I would send a voice message to my son!

  342. Thomas Murphy says:

    I would send a picture message.

  343. nannypanpan says:

    a picture message

  344. Such a cute innovative idea for kids!

  345. Voice/picture message

  346. I would love to send a picture message first.

  347. I would send a picture message first!

  348. I’d send a picture message to my granddaughter.

  349. maybe a picture message

  350. This is so cute!! I would send a sticker first.

  351. I’d send a picture of me or maybe some lips for a kiss.

  352. A picture message. How fun is this!

  353. Denise Titus says:

    Is armed my son a text that says merry Christmas!

  354. Probably a video message. It sounds like fun!

  355. I would send a picture message.

  356. Rebecca Orr says:

    My son would send me a text for sure!

  357. We would send a picture message! How fun!