Leave it to VTech to push the educational toy envelope once again. The V.Reader is a marvelous piece of technology that really delivers what it promises, an exciting and engaging, fun learning experience. The V.Reader is roughly the size of a child's book, very easy to hold and features a great screen protector. Children, perhaps due to their exposure to technology every day, had no problems picking up the various controls and buttons. There are books that can be read to your child or that they can read on their own knowing they can highlight words that stump them. The games are fun and very easy to learn, the option to connect the V.Reader to the computer shows its versatility, plus parents can download progress reports.