Little Tikes iTikes Canvas Review (MGA Entertainment)

What It Is

The Little Tikes iTikes Canvas is the first time that Little Tikes, who you probably know from big outdoor equipment and the Cozy Coupe, has entered the app toy category. This may look like a typical magnetic drawing board, and it starts out that way. Kids can draw on the magnetic board and slide the lever to wipe it clean, but then turn it over and take out the magnetic board, insert your iPad, and you've got a whole new way to play. From the Apple App Store, download the free iCanvas app for a versatile drawing experience. Kids can use different drawing utensils: chalk, pencils, and stamps. Kids can draw with the conductive pen, play interactive learning games, and press the shapes on the iTikes Canvas's sides to "stamp" images onto their work of art. You can also play music through the unit. Sound effects will also play whenever the stylus is used on the iPad screen. Save kids' drawings into the iPad's photo file, and then share them on Facebook or send them to family members and friends.

Is It Fun?

The Little Tikes iTikes Canvas is a highly engaging way for kids to be creative. The unit also serves as a sturdy case for the iPad so parents don't have to worry about kids playing with their iPad. The app itself is age-appropriate, intuitive, and easy for kids to use. Kids can use their fingers or the stylus to draw, so young kids who don't have developed pencil skills can have a satisfying experience drawing and creating.

Who It’s For

The Little Tikes iTikes Canvas is for ages 3 and up.

What To Be Aware Of

Three AA batteries are required but not included.

The stylus might get a little difficult for small fingers to use, but kids can use their fingers to draw and play.

The iTikes Canvas is compatible with the iPad, iPad 2, and iPad 3. All iTikes apps can be downloaded for free on

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  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy

    3 AA batteries required