Holiday Gift Guide 2012: iTikes Review & Giveaway

Posted by Jenna | Thursday, December 20, 2012

One of the things my kids love to play with at home and on the go is our iPad. We often joke about how some days we need two or three of them! It's a device that's not only great for adults, but also children - as there are so many fun things for them to do and learn! It's been neat seeing all of the apps available to even the youngest of children, and now all three of my kids can enjoy the iPad even more thanks to the iTikes Canvas from Little Tikes.

Since 1970 Little Tikes has been offering families an amazing selection of innovative children's products that encourage them to get up and be active while playing. Offering everything from baby toys and children's furniture to riding toys and workshops...they have created a line of products that parents can trust and turn to time and time again.

As everyone here probably knows by now, our family is a huge fan of Little Tikes and their high quality toys. I had seen the iTikes Canvas in stores and on television and thought it looked neat and like something my kids would enjoy. That's why I was excited to learn we were going to have the opportunity to review it.
When it arrived, I have to admit, I wasn't sure how well I would like having to pop the iPad in and out of the canvas all the time. However, I quickly learned it's extremely easy to do and takes no time at all. YAY!

My kids had seen commercials advertising the iTikes Canvas, so they were familiar with it and couldn't wait to try it out. The first thing they noticed was the pen. They really enjoy having this option, especially Kaelyn who is really into drawing and writing.

It's neat because it can be used with the iPad or by itself as a magnetic doodle pad as well. Kaelyn really likes this, especially when in the car. Caysen does as well! Having it be versatile like this really makes it a 2-in-1 toy that all three of my kids can use and enjoy.
Of course, the neatest thing about it is that it works with the iPad. A simple, free iPad app allows children to doodle and draw with different coloring pages, colors and artist tools. Both Kaelyn and Kaden enjoy using it in this way as well. They can push the shape buttons along the side to stamp onto the digital coloring pages, then adjust the shape size and color if they want too. So neat!

There's even fun sound effects and music that plays as the stylus is used on the iPad.

Overall we've been really happy with the iTikes Canvas. It's great for at home or on the go, and keeps our iPad safe, as it works great for protection as well when the kids are using it. I love the versatility and how easy it is to use. I would definitely recommend it to other families with young children and think it would make a terrific Christmas gift!

Buy It: You can purchase the iTikes Canvas for $39.99 at Little Tikes, as well as Target, Toys R Us and Walmart.

Win It: One very lucky reader is going to win an iTikes Canvas from little Tikes. Just enter the Rafflecopter giveaway below. If you don't see the form, click here.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

**The product for this review and giveaway were provided for free. All opinions are my own.

  1. Natalie S December 20, 2012 at 9:46 PM  

    Love the iTikes Map Explorer!

  2. Rochel S December 20, 2012 at 10:15 PM  

    I like the iTikes Piano

  3. Anonymous December 20, 2012 at 10:41 PM  

    The map explorer!

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  5. Denise Taylor-Dennis December 21, 2012 at 7:35 AM  

    I like the iTikes piano and the map explorer too.

  6. Debra Welle December 21, 2012 at 8:17 AM  

    I also love the imap explorer!

  7. delaney's mom December 21, 2012 at 10:16 AM  

    i would LOVE the microscope!

  8. latanya t December 21, 2012 at 1:47 PM  

    the keyboard

  9. debijackson December 21, 2012 at 6:51 PM  

    iTikes piano debbie jackson
    djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

  10. Seyma Bennett Shabbir December 21, 2012 at 7:24 PM  

    The microscope

  11. Janet W. December 21, 2012 at 7:25 PM  

    I like the Microscope!

  12. Heather McDougle December 21, 2012 at 7:28 PM  

    i like the microscope

  13. mummytotwoboys December 21, 2012 at 8:19 PM  

    I also really like The iTikes Piano

    (d schmidt in widget)

  14. s December 21, 2012 at 8:45 PM  

    The microscope.

  15. ksceviour December 21, 2012 at 9:02 PM  

    I would like the microscope!

    (Karla Sceviour on rafflecopter)

  16. jenmalonee December 21, 2012 at 9:45 PM  

    we would like the microscope

    jennifer marie

    lilnursejen at yahoo dot com

  17. aperry December 21, 2012 at 11:32 PM  

    The piano

  18. Jessica December 22, 2012 at 1:54 AM  

    I also like the iTikes Map
    jjak2003 at gmail dot com

  19. Colleen M December 22, 2012 at 2:24 AM  

    I also like their iTikes Map Explorer.

    colljerr at comcast dot net

  20. Cserafini December 22, 2012 at 7:59 AM  

    Itikes piano!

  21. josiefiorda December 22, 2012 at 11:42 AM  

    the Itikes piano looks like fun

  22. kellyr78 December 22, 2012 at 2:51 PM  

    I Like the Map Explorer

  23. Julie December 22, 2012 at 4:10 PM  

    we'd luv the map explorer

    jmatek AT wi DOT rr DOT com

  24. Carrie Phelps December 22, 2012 at 6:27 PM  

    My grandchildren would LOVE the iTikes Microscope.

  25. polly December 22, 2012 at 8:10 PM  

    like the map explorer

  26. mrsshukra December 22, 2012 at 8:20 PM  

    The Microscope will be a hit!

  27. Tammy D December 22, 2012 at 11:15 PM  

    I love the microscope
    tammykd at live dot com

  28. frencheire December 23, 2012 at 4:20 PM  

    The Map Explorer looks so fun. My boys would love it!

  29. Patty Schuler December 23, 2012 at 4:40 PM  

    The iTikes microscope

  30. Tabathia December 26, 2012 at 6:44 PM  

    the itikes piano

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  31. lana December 26, 2012 at 9:07 PM  

    the microscope looks awesome

  32. paula michele December 27, 2012 at 7:02 AM  

    I like the iTike Keyboard.

    Paula Michele Hafner

  33. Anonymous December 27, 2012 at 8:10 AM  

    iTikes Piano
    lisa.blogs2 at

  34. CindyWindy2003 December 27, 2012 at 12:53 PM  

    would also like the map explorer, carawling(at)hotmail(dot)com

  35. Erica Heft December 27, 2012 at 1:06 PM  

    The iTikes piano looks fun too!

  36. Christie December 27, 2012 at 2:42 PM  

    I really like the itikes map

  37. Super Blogger Girl! December 27, 2012 at 3:12 PM  

    I also like the itikes map which is featured today on their website!

  38. slb3334 December 27, 2012 at 3:45 PM  

    map explorer.

  39. April December 27, 2012 at 4:25 PM  

    i love the keyboard!

    ssgsweeps @ hotmail .com

  40. Valerie Taylor Mabrey December 27, 2012 at 6:43 PM  

    itikes microscope
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  41. crystalf December 27, 2012 at 7:13 PM  

    My daughter would love the microscope. thank you!
    crystalfaulkner2000 at yahoo dot com

  42. Unknown December 27, 2012 at 8:03 PM  

    I really like the Microscope! Great product!

    sherri419 at gmail dot com

  43. Aimee Correa December 27, 2012 at 9:36 PM  

    All awesome for kids, like the keyboard a lot!

  44. Hoa December 27, 2012 at 10:18 PM  

    I also like the map explorer.


  45. Rebecca Graham December 27, 2012 at 10:57 PM  

    I like the Map Explorer.

    rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

  46. Candice December 27, 2012 at 11:37 PM  

    The iTikes map is pretty cool too
    thank you!

  47. ♡♥♬ Louis ♬♥♡ December 27, 2012 at 11:38 PM  

    I like the Microscope
    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

  48. Renee Walters December 28, 2012 at 1:23 AM  

    I like The iTikes Piano! Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway and happy New Year!

  49. Priscilla Benavides December 28, 2012 at 4:14 AM  
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  50. Jose Benavides December 28, 2012 at 4:15 AM  

    i would like the microscope

  51. nightowl December 28, 2012 at 6:38 AM  

    I also like the iTikes map.

  52. Denise Cruz December 28, 2012 at 6:51 AM  

    the keyboard

  53. Jeni December 28, 2012 at 9:30 AM  

    I like The iTikes Piano

  54. Jennafer211 December 28, 2012 at 10:21 AM  

    I like the Map Explorer, I may just buy it for my nephew. Thanks!!

  55. Audra Weathers December 28, 2012 at 11:56 AM  

    I also like the tikes keyboard.

  56. kathy pease December 28, 2012 at 1:35 PM  

    id like the microscope

  57. mogrill December 28, 2012 at 2:41 PM  

    I like the Microscope.
    Thanks for the chance.

  58. Ben Hansen December 28, 2012 at 4:58 PM  

    This looks awesome

  59. Sheila Hickmon December 28, 2012 at 8:06 PM  

    I like the microscope!

  60. Gianna December 28, 2012 at 8:18 PM  


  61. Stephanie Larison December 28, 2012 at 8:47 PM  

    I like the iTikes Map Explorer

  62. Jennifer Q. December 28, 2012 at 9:37 PM  

    I like the map explorer for my son.

  63. harolde December 28, 2012 at 10:07 PM  

    Itikes Microscope!

  64. brich2222 December 28, 2012 at 10:56 PM  

    want the microscope!

    ardy22 at earthlink dot net

  65. Anonymous December 29, 2012 at 6:13 AM  

    I would like to try the iTikes Microscope.

  66. Amy Delong December 29, 2012 at 7:46 AM  


  67. Karen December 29, 2012 at 8:41 AM  

    Adore the iTikes Map Explorer :)

    ktgonyea at

  68. Jessica B December 29, 2012 at 9:38 AM  

    I like the map explorer

    jibjib 1231 @ gmail . com

  69. amy16323 December 29, 2012 at 10:39 AM  

    the itikes map

  70. Melanie Montgomery December 29, 2012 at 11:29 AM  

    itikes keyboard.

  71. Erika P. December 29, 2012 at 11:57 AM  

    The itikes microscope

  72. Melissa Shirley December 29, 2012 at 1:34 PM  

    I like the Tikes Microscope

  73. michedt December 29, 2012 at 1:35 PM  

    The itikes microscope.
    Michelle Tucker

  74. Vikki Billings December 29, 2012 at 1:44 PM  

    I like the iTikes Map

  75. Carol December 29, 2012 at 2:15 PM  

    I like the iTikes Piano
    brandy graham (name on rafflecopter)

  76. jaime December 29, 2012 at 2:58 PM  

    The keyboard

  77. dpschad December 29, 2012 at 2:59 PM  

    My grandson would like the Map Explorer.

  78. Ellen December 29, 2012 at 3:04 PM  

    My son would love the piano!

  79. Jo December 29, 2012 at 4:25 PM  

    I like the map!
    jofo120 at yahoo dot com

  80. robyn paris December 29, 2012 at 5:15 PM  

    i would like the microscope

  81. Tylerpants December 29, 2012 at 5:35 PM  

    The iTikes Microscope is so neat! tylerpants(at)

  82. Nicole Larsen December 29, 2012 at 6:20 PM  

    I would also love the Map Explorer!

  83. Susan Smoaks December 29, 2012 at 6:36 PM  

    i would love the keyboard
    susansmoaks at gmail dot com
    tony l smoaks on rafflecopter

  84. sarah79harding December 29, 2012 at 7:12 PM  

    I like the itikes microscope

  85. MomLovesDeals December 29, 2012 at 7:15 PM  

    I love the maps explorer!!

  86. Caitlin McClure December 29, 2012 at 7:31 PM  

    would love the iTikes Map

  87. Jackie K. December 29, 2012 at 7:47 PM  

    I tikes map

  88. Charlene December 29, 2012 at 7:59 PM  

    I'd like to have the microscope :)

  89. McKim December 29, 2012 at 8:35 PM  

    I like the Map Explorer.

  90. Saver Sara December 29, 2012 at 8:54 PM  

    Love the keyboard

  91. Whitney L. December 29, 2012 at 8:54 PM  

    My boys would also love the iTikes Piano!

  92. Breanne December 29, 2012 at 9:31 PM  

    I like the microscope

  93. Jennifer Jordan December 29, 2012 at 9:37 PM  

    The microscope.

  94. Atreau December 29, 2012 at 10:07 PM  

    I would like the microscope.

  95. Sarah Yurga December 29, 2012 at 10:54 PM  

    the microscope

  96. trixx December 29, 2012 at 10:54 PM  

    I'd like the iTikes Piano

  97. Anonymous December 29, 2012 at 11:04 PM  

    map explorer

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