My son Hunter turned one in August and received VTech’s Catch-Me-Kitty as a birthday gift. And since then Hunter and McKenzie, my 3 year old daughter, have been playing chase with this orange cat. “Catch me if you can” says the kitty and then the game begins.
The kitten begins moving encouraging the kids to chase it. There are sensors on the kitten that detect when the kids are near and the cat responds with sounds or motion. When Hunter is tired of playing chase he likes to push the buttons, there’s a blue square, red heart and green circle. The V-tech Catch-Me-Kitty is recommended for ages 12 months-36 months and in our house both kids love it! But Hunter, my 1 year old, mostly likes to hold it and push the buttons while my daughter, who just turned 3, likes to chase it around the kitchen.
Product Description: Learning is in motion with VTech’s Catch-Me-Kitty. This frisky, playful kitten moves and scoots across the floor encouraging your child to chase it. As your child approaches the kitten, a sensor knows your child is near and the cat reacts with sounds and motion. This fun electronic learning toy has three shape buttons that help your child develop motor skills, and with its motion, sound, and teaching capabilities, the Catch-Me-Kitty is the purr-fect toy for your baby. Requires 4 AA batteries.
- Age 12 to 36 months
- Teaches motor skills, walking, numbers, shapes, nursery rhymes, visual awareness and interaction
- Rolls for chasing play (only on hard surfaces)
- Sensor on kitten’s back lets kitty know when child is there
- Has three shape buttons, square heart, circle that encourage learning
Overall Impression: It has something fun for both my kids. Hunter likes playing with the buttons and learning shapes while McKenzie likes to chase it while Hunter chases her. We don’t have tile or hardwood floors except in the kitchen and this toy doesn’t move on our carpet. So if you want it to encourage your children to move and chase, make sure you have a hard surface where they can play with it. I like the fact that its not very loud and so while its singing or encouraging the kids to “Catch me if you can” I can still have a conversation on the phone or hear something on television. Plus after 30 seconds of inactivity it automatically shuts itself off.
My older child enjoys chasing it more than my 1 year old. I only wish it had more phrases, buttons or interactivity such as counting, singing, etc. I think if it had these things, it would extend interest and life of the toy. But overall, both the kids and I think it’s fun!