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CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.
You'll need eight "AA" batteries and a Phillips head screwdriver to get started. When the batteries need replacing, you should only need to replace four at a time. The studio uses the additional four batteries as a backup system to ensure that your child never loses artwork due to battery failure.
Once the unit is ready, simply plug it into your TV using the included A/V cable, and make sure the TV is set to show video input. On many televisions this is as easy as pressing the button labeled TV/VIDEO. When the KidiArt Studio is turned on, audio commands will help your child pick a fun activity.
Help Kids View the World Through a Creative Lens
It's easy to see why this studio set earned the National Parenting Center's Seal of Approval and the Creative Child Toy of the Year Award. Beyond providing lots of different opportunities for creative growth, this setup is durable, compact, and its touchpad helps kids practice hand-eye coordination. The pen and touch pad can be a little awkward at first, but it's easy to get used to. And since it's attached to the main unit by a cable, you won't have to worry about misplacing it.
Fun activities include using frames to put your face on a monkey, using the pen to add colorful clip art and freehand drawings to photos, and creating cool stop-motion animations. A cheerful voice offers tips to encourage kids in their creative development. We found that once we were familiar with all the great features of the KidiArt studio, the voice was a bit distracting. But this is a minor concern, and you can always turn the volume on your TV down. As an added bonus, parents will appreciate the way this unit shuts off automatically after several minutes of inactivity to save batteries.
Beyond the TV-studio interface, a USB cable is included so you can connect the KidiArt Studio to your PC. In PC connect mode, your child can save their artwork, create custom e-cards to send to friends and family, and print their favorite creations. Your child can also follow a studio template to create a craft project, like paper dolls featuring photos and colorful embellishments, then print out the project and complete it.
In order to use the included software, you will need a computer running Windows 2000, XP, or Vista with 256 MB of memory. We had no trouble moving the sturdy unit around, but if your TV is set in a big entertainment center and your computer is in a cramped home office, you may find that it's a little cumbersome to disconnect from one and connect to the other frequently.
The included camera takes great shots, and since it is attached to the unit you won't have to worry about it being lost or dropped. Your child is sure to enjoy taking a zillion self portraits and shots of his or her best friends.
What's in the Box
Main unit with rotating camera and touch pad, desk stand, stool, USB cable, A/V cable, game cartridge, CD-ROM with PC application, and two user manuals.
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Was used and you could tell. My son never played it bc it was blurry on the tv not worth the moneyPublished 14 months ago by Kathy Thompson
My two daughters got this toy when they were 4 and 6. They loved it and played with it with some assistance, just enjoying drawing and typing letters. Read morePublished 20 months ago by HaveLessLiveHappy
One of my son's favorite toys. Replaced it twice after it broke. Since he's gotten his own laptop computer, he has not missed it.Published on December 20, 2012 by Malcolm W. SMITH
We received this as a Xmas present. It should come with a wall charger. It requires a lot of batteries. Because of that, my kids have hardly played with it. Read morePublished on August 27, 2011 by YLo
Bought this for my 5 1/2 year old daughter while it was on sale recently. She loved it. She loves to take pictures of her stuffed animals or pictures from books (as well as... Read morePublished on July 28, 2011 by Star
Basically, this works like a Bamboo tablet for kids + a basic digital cam.
This is a gift that my 5-year old daughter received. Read more
My experience with Amazon has been phenomenal! Every item purchased came on time or before in excellent condition. Read morePublished on October 22, 2009 by Lady T
I bought this toy from a seller named Ne-hi, and I just want everyone to know BEWARE. The toy came on time, but was missing a piece, and Ne-Hi REFUSED to send me the piece OR send... Read morePublished on July 12, 2009 by Jane Eyre Supergirl