Vtech Touch & Learn Activity Desk Deluxe Review


Deluxe Version – about $50-$60

Age Group:

2 Years+

Need Batteries? :

Yes 4 AA (not included)

Our Experience:

This was another purchase for my youngest boy, Korey. My mom bought it for him when he was about 1 year old. 

He is pretty advanced for his age but I must admit, he wasn’t ready for this one. This table is WONDERFUL! It has so many features, we discover more and more things every day!

We got the deluxe version. Mainly because at the time of purchase, we didn’t know that there was another version available.

This set has 2 play modes called Activity mode and Music Mode. The top of the table/desk has the complete alphabet written out with a little picture to go along with the letter.

Touchpoints on the top of the Table

  • Use “Write It” mode to see how a letter is written
  • Select “Find It” to search the alphabet board for specific letters
  • Press “Discover It” to hear things about a chosen letter
  • Get Help!

Activity Mode

  • Press each letter to hear the letter, hear it’ sound, and hear a word that starts with that letter.
  • Use the telephone on the top left of the desk to:
  1. Hear the numbers 0-9
  2. Play the “Call a friend” game where you press the 3 numbers that the table calls out to hear a short phone call from a “friend”
  3. Press the numbers that are missing in the sequence called out by the desk

Music Mode

  • Use the record player at the top right of the desk to hear the Alphabet Song along with 20+ additional familiar songs and melodies.

LCD Screen

Whether you are in activity mode or music mode, the bright LCD screen shows pictures, letters, and numbers.

Activity Pages

This desk comes with 3 additional activity sheets that can be easily connected to the table to more options to play with different themes.

*Additional sheets can be purchased to extend your child’s play options!

The Underside of the Desk and Stool

I love the fact that the underside of the table acts as storage for the activity sheets. There is also a chalkboard which has a clip at the top where you can attach pieces of paper for more arts and crafts fun. On the sides of the desk, you will find little shape cut outs where your child can store their writing utensils. (Korey got a small ball stuck in one of the holes on day 2!)

There is also a stool which is the PERFECT size for a child 2-4. My 6-year-old, Kaden,  is pretty small and he can sit on it just fine but I tell him that it’s Korey’s space to sit.

Is it worth buying?

YES! I’d say this is an awesome table for any child over the age of 1. Even if they do not fully grasp the purpose of the table or if they press a new letter within 2 seconds of pressing the previous letter (like Korey did for MONTHS), having this toy around will help your child see the importance of the alphabet and numbers.

There were points when I considered putting the table up until Korey was ready for it but in those moments I realized how important it was to use this throughout Korey’s stages of readiness. A good start leads to a strong finish!

Now that Korey is almost 2 years old, he is repeating the letters after pressing a button, getting some of the “Find It” mode questions correct, attempting to write letters, and pressing the right numbers when using the “Call a Friend” Mode. All in all, I feel like the expansion packs will help this toy last for years to come!


If you like this review, please let me know below!







  1. Kenny Lee

    Wow. This looks really colourful and fun. I should have got one for my son when he was younger. It could kid any young toddler busy and spare some precious time for house chores. My son is now 5 years old. Is it too late to get him one?

    1. Ally (Post author)

      Hi, Kenny! This could be used by a 5 year old but I would say if you are willing to spend the money, you should go ahead and invest in something that will last him a little longer. Something like a Cubetto (https://www.primotoys.com/shop/) but if you would like to spend less, look online for a free or cheap coding program. I strongly believe that coding is essential for our youth. It teaches soooo many skills needed for life in general…on or offline!

      Send me an email at hi@whatsthefusskids.com if you need some specific sites that offer kids courses!

      Thanks for your comment!

  2. Brandon

    OH SNAP. My nephews birthdays coming up and my sister doesn’t have one of these for him yet! I’m loving the features that it offers. It has so many. The music mode is a great idea, while the LCD screen will also be something he will love. Thank you for your recommendation on this desk, I wouldn’t have been able to make a final decision without you! I’ll be back when it gets closer to the time. Cheers!

    1. Ally (Post author)

      Hey Brandon! Yes!!! this is a great choice. How old is your nephew? You should also take a look at the Think & Learn Line by Fisher Price. They have some great options!

      Thanks for your comment!

  3. Owain

    This looks like a really good educational toy for my 3 year old daughter. My wife and I have use books to teach her how to count, and learn the numbers, letters and animals too. She does have one or two electronic toys but she hardly plays with them.

    I think though this is is more interactive and will help you learn quickly. Also, it looks good for the price too.

    Thanks Ally.

    1. Ally (Post author)

      HI, Owain! No problem. I like the fact that the colorful buttons and the LCD screen are used to draw your child’s attention and help them learn more, they aren’t just there for show! It is important to make sure our kids do not become dependent on the light shows that some of the toys present.

      Thanks for your comment!

  4. Karin

    I do not have children of my own, but once a year I visit my nephew. When he was young, I was amazed by the toys he had. They were nothing like mine when I was his age (I was born in the 70’s) so I had fun toys like etch-a-sketch and board games. Nothing was plugged in, no batteries, and nothing to be recharged. 🙂

    1. Ally (Post author)

      Hi, Karin! YES…toys that do not require batteries are the BEST. I hope 2017 bring more toys similar to the ones we grew up with!

      Thanks for your comment!

  5. Maurice Jackson

    I like the way your review gave mention to it being to advanced for a one year old. But that’s not to say he may grasp it sooner than you think. If he is exposed to everyday. Anyway, I liked the review of the desk the review was informative for anyone who is thinking of making such a purpose.

    1. Ally (Post author)

      Hi, Maurice! I think having this available to Korey everyday has helped with him learning so much so quickly. I know for a fact that this toy is not the sole reason, but kids learn from repetition so I AM positive that it has helped!

      Thanks for your comment!


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