Use imagination in a variety of ways and contexts to communicate ideas
When children engage in creative play they are showing that they have the ability to produce something new and original. Children benefit from opportunities where they are free to use their imagination and explore. In order for creative play to occur children need to be in an environment that is rich in stimulation. Curiousity will drive children to take part in creative play. Creative play is different from other forms of play; it enables children to develop confidence in their own abilities as they begin to think and work independently. Games and activities that provide choices and also a number of alternative solutions encourage a certain amount of risk-taking. Games with alternative answers can lead children to think creatively and differently. Children need encouragement to play and think creatively. Opportunities to engage in creative play boost children’s confidence and enable them to come up with better ideas. Children benefit from the knowledge they gain through creative play.
Games and voice prompts allow children to control the pace.
Early play in infants tends to be solitary or takes place alongside other children. Young children learn how to interact with other children through play but they can also explore and learn independently. The initial play experience for infants is when they begin to explore through moving and acting upon the world. Many toys offer infants the opportunity to learn more about their world. Young children will sometimes act out some aspect of their lives e.g. going to the shops and then they involve their toys in these activities. These young children are playing independently but they are also reinforcing their understanding of the social world by acting out scenarios. Young children can consolidate their existing skills by repeating actions whilst playing a game. Learning to play independently has its benefits, for instance, children using an educational game can control their own pace. Children sometimes choose to work independently in order to build up their confidence. Toys and computer games that facilitate independent activity at the right level for the child enhance problem solving skills and increase hand and eye coordination. Although cooperative play increases during childhood, children still spend the equivalent amount of time in solitary or independent play.
The Kidizoom Smart Watch MAX with dual cameras captures everything from selfies to action-packed videos
Play games and practise telling the time with customisable clock faces. The face on your watch will come to life as you tilt or tap it. Swipe through 50+ digital and analogue animated faces or create your own
Challenge yourself to 3 fun reaction games! Shake, touch and slide to test how fast you can react to the on-screen instructions
Take photos and videos with just a touch. Explore your creativity with fun effects, stamps, frames, and filters
Set daily reminders for all of your activities to stay on track
Transform your watch into a music player and listen to any of the 20+ bundled melodies
Find monsters in the real world with the Monster Detector AR game! Play four additional games and download even more from the Learning Lodge
2-player connection. Scan the game code on your friend's Kidizoom Smartwatch Max screen to share preset messages and play games (requires two Max watches. Sold separately
Best for ages:
4 to 12 Years
Introducing the latest edition of the best-selling kids’ smartwatch from VTech! The new Kidizoom Smart Watch MAX with dual cameras captures everything from selfies to action-packed videos.
Introducing the latest edition of the best-selling kids’ smartwatch from VTech! The new Kidizoom Smart Watch MAX with dual cameras captures everything from selfies to action-packed videos. Play games and practice telling the time with customisable clock faces. Featuring a new sleek and stylish design, the landscape display is the ideal fit for a child’s wrist. Transform your watch into a music player and listen to any of the 20+ bundled melodies. Challenge yourself to 3 fun reaction games! Shake, touch and slide to test how fast you can react to the on-screen instructions. Find monsters in the real world with the Monster Detector AR game! Take photos and videos with just a touch! Explore your creativity with fun effects, stamps, frames and filters. Children can set daily reminders to help them stay on track and switch to School mode when it’s time to limit the Kidizoom Smartwatch Max to a watch only. Features 2-player connection, scan the game code on your friend’s Max to share preset messages and play games (requires two Max watches. Sold separately). Includes pedometer, 50+ digital and analogue clock faces, voice changer, time-telling feature, alarm, stopwatch, parental controls and built-in rechargeable battery.