One of the things my kids love to play with at home and on the go is our iPad. We often joke about how some days we need two or three of them! It’s a device that’s not only great for adults, but also children – as there are so many fun things for them to do and learn! It’s been neat seeing all of the apps available to even the youngest of children, and now all three of my kids can enjoy the iPad even more thanks to the iTikes Canvas from Little Tikes.
Since 1970 Little Tikes has been offering families an amazing selection of innovative children’s productsthat encourage them to get up and be active while playing. Offering everything from baby toys and children’s furniture to riding toys and workshops…they have created a line of products that parents can trust and turn to time and time again.
As everyone here probably knows by now, our family is a huge fan of Little Tikes and their high quality toys. I had seen the iTikes Canvas in stores and on television and thought it looked neat and like something my kids would enjoy. That’s why I was excited to learn we were going to have the opportunity to review it.
When it arrived, I have to admit, I wasn’t sure how well I would like having to pop the iPad in and out of the canvas all the time. However, I quickly learned it’s extremely easy to do and takes no time at all. YAY!
My kids had seen commercials advertising the iTikes Canvas, so they were familiar with it and couldn’t wait to try it out. The first thing they noticed was the pen. They really enjoy having this option, especially Kaelyn who is really into drawing and writing.
It’s neat because it can be used with the iPad or by itself as a magnetic doodle pad as well. Kaelyn really likes this, especially when in the car. Caysen does as well! Having it be versatile like this really makes it a 2-in-1 toy that all three of my kids can use and enjoy.
Of course, the neatest thing about it is that it works with the iPad. A simple, free iPad app allows children to doodle and draw with different coloring pages, colors and artist tools. Both Kaelyn and Kaden enjoy using it in this way as well. They can push the shape buttons along the side to stamp onto the digital coloring pages, then adjust the shape size and color if they want too. So neat!
There’s even fun sound effects and music that plays as the stylus is used on the iPad.
Overall we’ve been really happy with the iTikes Canvas. It’s great for at home or on the go, and keeps our iPad safe, as it works great for protection as well when the kids are using it. I love the versatility and how easy it is to use. I would definitely recommend it to other families with young children and think it would make a terrific Christmas gift!
Buy It: You can purchase the iTikes Canvas for $39.99 at Little Tikes, as well as Target, Toys R Us and Walmart.
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**The product for this review and giveaway were provided for free. All opinions are my own.