AppStart Learning Toys for iOS Devices (Giveaway!)

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This generation of kids will base most of their learning on technology. With tablets, computers, video games, and more, children can learn so much about the world around them with an app. It’s a little crazy, as I thought I grew up in the digital age, but technology has come a long way in the past five years. My toddler thinks that everything is a touch screen, and soon enough it seems that everything WILL be a touch screen!

I encourage her learning with technology because I know that this is the way of the future. Yes, my 3 year old has an iPod Touch, and was very close to getting an iPad, until I couldn’t justify getting her the same exact platform in a bigger screen.)  We take her iPod Touch everywhere we go, and I don’t have to worry about overly expensive apps or her using my phone and draining the battery. Some people may say I let my child “play too many video games” but what they don’t see is that she is learning so much by playing. Since my daughter is only 3, she expects everything to interact WITH her. She doesn’t like toys that don’t talk back, and often gets frustrated when they don’t “understand” her.

iLearn Robbi

She has a few “toys” that work with her iPod Touch, but they don’t necessarily need to be used in order for the app to work. And then we found out about iLearn ‘N’ Play iOS devices and toys by AppStart Learning. They currently have three toys that work with iOS devices: Learning Tablet, Adventure Explorer or Robbi. Each toy works together with the app to bring the toy to life! We received Robbi, which works with the iPhone or iPod Touch and downloaded the Numberbots app that works together with the device.

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My toddler couldn’t wait to play with Robbi, and although he doesn’t necessarily interact with her, he does talk and offers fun mathematically driven games that not only keep her entertained but also teach her. Robbi connects to her iPod Touch with BlueTooth technology and all the buttons on  the robot control a function on her iPod Touch. The technology behind this toy is high tech yet user friendly, and only takes minutes to set up!

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Currently there are three toys available:

  • iPad App: Letterbox for the Learning Tablet toy
  • iPad or iPhone/iPod Touch App: Letter Explorer for the Adventure Explorer toy
  • Either iPhone/iPod Touch App: Numberbots for the Robbi toy


Each year, AppStart Learning plans on rolling out new apps for each toy. You can find out more by visiting iLearn ‘N’ Play on Facebook, Twitter and Youtube. Right now the apps are FREE and you have the opportunity to win one of their fun toys! Just leave a comment telling me which device you would love to own. Remember: not all toys work with all iOS devices, so please check the list above.

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  1. What a cool toy! I am always looking for educational toys for my kids.

  2. I would love to win the Letter Explorer

  3. missy wilber says:


  4. Renee B. says:

    I like the letterbox explorer for iPad

  5. latanya says:

    adventurer explorer

  6. Emily N says:

    Letterbox for learning tablet

  7. Tamar says:

    I love all of them, but if I have to choose, adventure explorer.

  8. Charity L. says:

    Adventure Explorer for iPad.

  9. rachelle jones says:

    Adventure explorer for ipad!

  10. Debra Hall says:

    i like the letterbox

  11. like robbi numberbots

  12. NIamh says:

    Hard to pick – all look great – probably Robbi toy!

  13. Daisy says:

    i like robbi

  14. Christina says:

    adventurer explorer for ipad

  15. Anne N. says:

    We like the adventure explorer

  16. Ashley turicik says:

    I would love to have the letterbox for my daughter

  17. Christine says:

    I like the letterbox for iPad.
    Thanks for the chance!

  18. Mary Dailey says:

    Adventure Explorer with I-Pad looks great!

  19. This would be perfect for my god daughter

  20. Robbi

  21. Jeanna says:

    I like the iPad App: Letterbox for the Learning Tablet toy!

  22. Letterbox for the Learning Tablet.

  23. Joshua says:

    Hi my wife and I are looking into buy one of these toys and I can tell you how much help the ipod has been in help our son learn. He has special needs and with out the ipod we would not have been able to teach him he’s ABC or how to count to 10. We are looking mainly at the Adventure explorer toy.
    Thank you

    • Elaina Andrews says:

      I believe it, Joshua! the iOS devices have really opened up a door of possibilities for various learning styles, and most of all, having fun while learning. As a teacher, I can’t tell you how important play is for learning. I’m so happy to hear your son has benefited!

      • Joshua says:

        Hi Elaina,
        I have posted a link to the website with the Down Syndrome Guild of Greater Kansas City and with Lee Ann Britain Infant Development Center. I hope this will help spreed the word of your website and of the giveaway.

  24. Samantha Bodde-Spangler says:


  25. Joyce Harrell says:

    Adventure explorer for ipad

  26. Jessica says:

    I would love Robbi

  27. Scarlett Graham says:

    Adventure explorer for ipad

  28. harolde says:

    Robbi, it looks so cool!

  29. Anthony says:


  30. Suzie Williams says:

    I like the Adventure Explorer.

  31. Stephanie L. says:

    I like Robbi the best

  32. susan smoaks says:

    i like robbi the best

  33. Karen Gonyea says:

    LOVE the Adventure Explorer 🙂

  34. Robert Pyszk says:

    I like Robbi 🙂

  35. Lily Kwan says:

    I would choose the Robbi toy.