Stencil & Learn Studio Review (VTech)

What It Is

The Stencil & Learn Studio is different from other "doodling" toys in that it combines drawing with music and design. With this electronic toy, kids can trace and create on the magnetic drawing board using the special pen. As kids play, they will hear different sounds and phrases. There are five interactive activities to inspire creativity and introduce preschoolers to letters, numbers, words, and more.

Press the Stop & Go Sounds button and music will play as kids draw on the screen. When kids stop drawing, the music stops playing. Kids can press the music button to change the song. Press the Tracing Fun button and insert a card to trace. Letters, words, and sound effects play along when the pen is in motion. Press the Write with Me ABC button and insert one of the letter cards to practice letters. When kids draw, they'll hear letter names, vocabulary, and more. If no card is inserted, kids will hear a musical beat, the alphabet, and vocabulary words. Press the Instrument Mix Up button and insert the musical instrument sheet. One instrument will start to play as kids draw. As they move the pen on different areas of the screen, a new instrument will be added to the band. Kids can press the music button to change the song. Press the Scribble Gears button, then place the Scribble Gears tools on the screen. Move them around with the pen to create a masterpiece.

The Stencil & Learn Studio comes with 28 different stencils, Scribble Gears design tools, three magnetic stamps, and a musical instrument sheet. The included carrying case holds all of the accessory pieces for easy storage.

Is It Fun?

All of the different activities, stencils, and drawing tools in the Stencil & Learn Studio help stimulate a child's imagination and creativity as he or she doodles and draws. This is a fun and interactive way to help preschoolers with letters, numbers, words, and more. Kids will like hearing the different songs and sounds as they draw.

Who It’s For

The Stencil & Learn Studio is for ages 3–6.

What To Be Aware Of

Three AA batteries are included, but they are for in-store try-me purposes. VTech recommends replacing them before you play for best results.

To preserve battery life, Stencil & Learn Studio will shut off automatically after several minutes of inactivity.

There is a volume control button.

  • Fun

  • Repeat Play

  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy

    3 AA batteries required