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Vtech VideoSmarts Interactive learning and entertaining system 1986. This unit connects to any VCR with stereo audio outputs. Your child actually interactive with the cartoon as they watch it. While they are watching the show will ask questions and your child answers them by pushing the color coded buttons on the controller.
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Mrs. Vee - May 29, 2007 - Report this comment
I've had a Video Smarts console since it was first introduced. I will submit a picture sometime this week. In my opinion, it's one of the best learning products ever produced. I used it for my niece who was born in 1985 and for my children born 1990 and '95 as well as for the children I tutor. I've always produced videos for my students to assist with their learning so the Video Smarts Console was and still is perfect. I have one working model left as well as a console that does not work. I'm looking for someone to fix it. The students love the interaction. They will literally fight over who will be first to press the buttons to answer the questions presented. The truly do learn from Video Smarts. The videos are as important today as they were years before. V-Tech should bring it back.
Mrs. T - July 02, 2007 - Report this comment
I bought Video Smarts for my son who was born in 1985, he used it then my daughter and then all my nephews. I still have it and 7 tapes in the storage closet. (saving it for my grandchildren!!) It was the absolute best teaching tool!! They really should come out with a DVD version. The colors were wonderful and the songs and the interaction with the game held their attention. It was always a favorite with the kids.
Shei - October 15, 2007 - Report this comment
My oldest daughter also used Videosmarts, she was born in 1985. I remember that she loved it! I saved it for many years, but then sold it and the tapes a few years ago thinking I would have no more children. Well, last year I had another baby. Last week, I found the old Videosmarts console (I never sold it after all!). It looks a bi corroded where the batteries were, so I don't know if it still works. Plus, I still think I gave away the tapes, as I can't find them. Long story short, does anyone know of anyplace where I can buy the tapes? Thanks.
Mew - November 08, 2007 - Report this comment
I don't remember too much about Videosmarts anymore, but I remember having this when I was young. I was born 1984, got it at 2 or three years old. I remember I LOVED getting to go into mom's room, have her hook up the Videosmarts, and I would sit and watch the tapes and pushing the buttons to answer the questions. Some day I may have to hunt downa working console and some tapes to check it out again, maybe let friends' children try it.
Katie - November 11, 2007 - Report this comment
My younger brother and I used to love this game growing up. We had a house fire a few years back and unfortunately the Videosmarts game system was among the many things we lost. I've been searching everywhere for another system. This site is the closest thing I've found that actually proves that it once existed. I'm glad to have found at least a picture! I'd love to find someone that has a working system. I just remember forgetting to turn the system off after playing it and having it scare my mom with the "turn me off" announcement it had!
Chrissy S. - November 16, 2007 - Report this comment
My sister and I are trying in vain to track down this console and we cannot find any information on it what-so-ever let alone the toy for sale. We loved this toy, especially the videos, so if anyone has it, could they please upload the VHS's on youtube or google video just so there is some evidence of this toy existing online? If anyone does that for us we are eternally greatful.
Dee B. - November 19, 2007 - Report this comment
I bought the video console for our son who was born in 1986. The greatest educational tool ever!!! I wish Vtech would bring it back. Mine finally broke and I really miss sharing the education with the new generation.
Donishea - December 14, 2007 - Report this comment
I was born in 1985 and I remember having a Videosmarts. It taught me well and I loved Teaching Teddy so much. It was a great learning tool and I wish they had an update for my toddler.
Michael C. - December 15, 2007 - Report this comment
I dig video smarts! I was born in 1982 and I had video smarts...what a amazing thing for a child. I think my favorite was the alphabet town one. The console was really a trip..."turn-me-off..." and then there was the fake water fish. What made me think of this was the windows logo...because it has the same four colors; but in the opposite layout. Let's get ready it's Teachin' Teddy and we're sure to learn some...
Josephine L. - December 17, 2007 - Report this comment
I was born in 1986 and I LOVED LOVED LOVED this toy! I wanted to buy it for my baby cousin but I can't find it anywhere. My mother says it's the reason (and Sesame Street) that I turned out to be so smart.. lol. Does ANYONE have any idea where I can get one? Maybe the person who runs this site should send all of these comments into the makers of it so they can redistribute.
Tabitha - January 01, 2008 - Report this comment
I have a Video Smarts game system for sale on Ebay under the name ibayedit
Amy S - January 11, 2008 - Report this comment
I am also listing a video smarts game on ebay 1/10-08.
Patti Molinelli - February 08, 2008 - Report this comment
I recently bought a video smarts system off Ebay, and also found on the internet a site where i bought 8 brand new tapes. We bought this for my daughter in 1985 and she is graduating college with a teaching degree and is going to use this in her classroom. I also have a 8 year old who loves teaching Teddy. I will try and post pictures of the system and games I have...
stephanie - February 26, 2008 - Report this comment
I loved this game as a kid. My sisters and i would always play it. However i tied the wires to a chair so they had to be cut, but id love to get another one. Anyone know where?
Niecy - March 07, 2008 - Report this comment
My sister and I both loved Video Smarts too. Myself like many of you are true 80's children and I would love to have some of the tapes that came with the console. My mom just found a console with 2 of the tapes (Numbers 1-20), but we would really like to have the letters and sound tapes. ABCDEFG... C and K say Ca Ka Y says Yuh Yuh L says Luh Luh X says X. Loved It
Jennifer James - March 13, 2008 - Report this comment
I love Video Smarts as weel. I am also an 80's baby and had this game since I was a child. I would say I'm going to save this for my children and now the time is here. During the years the system broke down and I only have three tapes in hand. I wish I could find more...Please help. My children , although we don't have the system learn alot for the tapes alone. Please if anyone knows where I can buy Videosmarts with Teaching Teddy, please post. Thanks
Matthew Thorns - April 02, 2008 - Report this comment
Want to analyze character and teaching format for future generations. This was a great idea that can be utilized with today’s children via the internet. If anyone still has there video smarts VHS tapes am willing to pay $5 via paypal plus shipping contact me at
Hannah K. - May 13, 2008 - Report this comment
I bought a Video Smarts system on ebay about a year ago. Ebay is really the only place to find one anymore. I had one as a kid and LOVED it! Except for the dreaded "TURN ME OFF" voice!! Now I'm looking for the Computer Smarts system they advertise in the Video Smarts videos. If anyone has any information on Computer Smarts, or could at least confirm it actually exists... that would be wonderful, especially if you know where I can find one! My email is! I greatly appreciate it! - May 17, 2008 - Report this comment
I had Viseo Smarts, Teaching Teddy, for all 3 of my children. I had saved it hoping to have it for my Grandchildren. Well, when my house burned down, we lost everything and the ironic part is that 15 years later, now that I have a 2 year old granddaughter, all I miss is my Video Smarts-Teaching Teddy game. If anyone knows where I can get one, please E-mail me. THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Morgan - July 11, 2008 - Report this comment
I loved Teaching Teddy by Videosmarts. I still sing the song all the time. I actually contacted my mom to see if she still had the system put away somewhere. Hopefully she does because I loved it, and I'm hoping my daughter will love it, if we find it, Keeping our fingers crossed!!!
Hannah - July 12, 2008 - Report this comment
There is an old video smarts commercial on you tube just search for videosmarts (no spaces). I have one that I bought on ebay a few years ago and I love it! I grew up playing with it and it is so funny to watch now. The only other thing I'm looking for is a computer smarts system. If anyone knows where to find one please leave a comment on here to let me know where I can get one!!!
Curious Green Xenon - July 22, 2008 - Report this comment
Hi: Where can I find DVDs of video smarts? Also it seems wierd that the the device can communicate with the VCR simply via audio commands. Hi-tech 80s analog stuff!!!!! Thanks, Green
Hannah - July 31, 2008 - Report this comment
Green, they never came out with DVDS for video smarts, only VHS tapes... i wish they would though. There wasn't any talking with video smarts, you did all your answers with the 4 little buttons on the controller thing. The controller only talked when you left it on.
Mary Ann - October 04, 2008 - Report this comment
For those interested, I have just listed one of these on ebay. Includes 4 tapes.
LaToya - October 30, 2008 - Report this comment
Hi! i am Looking for a videosmart and tapes! Does anybody selling one? I am also looking for the computersmart too! I need them to work though!
Janice - November 09, 2008 - Report this comment
I have the video smart and 4 working tapes. Please email if interested.
LaToya - November 10, 2008 - Report this comment
Hi Janice! I am so glad to hear that you have a videosmart and tapes! I sent you a email. Let me know what you think.
Barbi - November 14, 2008 - Report this comment
I had this game for my children born 1984, 1985, 1987. And they learned so much from it. I am trying to locate this game and the video's also. I have two granddaughters who I would love to obtain this game for. i did send several e-mails to Vtech. If they knew that this many people were trying to locate this game maybe they would bring it back. If anyone has any links for this game please let me know! (
Kathleen - November 20, 2008 - Report this comment
I bought this system for my oldest daughter in 1987. Then my second child who was born in 1988 was born handicapped and used it also. It was the BEST teaching tool, right next to Sesame Street. I now have littler nieces and nephews that I would LOVE to purchase this for. VTECH Bring it back.
Phil - November 26, 2008 - Report this comment
My brother had Video Smarts back in 1987 when he was 4-5 years old, and he really learned from the tapes. I could tell he was picking up letters, numbers, comparison words, and other concepts because he started noticing things in passing. I'll never forget when the show "Hey Vern it's Earnest" was on and he said "What's this H V stuff?" He hadn't learned to read yet, but at least he recognized the big letters at the beginning of words. I was 17 at the time, and I actually made a Video Smarts question of my own by laying objects out on colored pieces of paper and copying the beep from one of the tapes. To this day, my brother and I still joke about the way they would say "Find the (whatever)...Beep!" By the way, I saw the Numbers 1-5/Comparisons tape and the Nutrition Health & Safety tape on YouTube. If you hook up a VideoSmarts computer to the audio out jack on your sound card, you can make it work!
cathy - December 03, 2008 - Report this comment
Hi everyone I have Videosmarts by Connor with teaching Teddy it comes with: colors and shapes numbers 1-5 comparisons letters A to Z all about me letter sounds All the VHS tapes work, but unfortunitly the Videosmarts itself does not work the lights do come on but they don't stay on, something rattles inside the videosmart. It comes in the orginal box and all VHS tapes comes in orginal package great for collectors.It is being sold as is. It is up for sale to the highest bidder. Bidder takes all. If interested, Please email at:
Michael Van Wormer II - December 03, 2008 - Report this comment
I had a VideoSmarts computer when I was a kid, and I'm sure I still have it around the house somewhere. I loved it, and whenever my mom would take me to Toys R Us, I'd always want to get new videos for it but I was always disappointed because my mom would never buy any for me.
Dawn - December 20, 2008 - Report this comment
I have 3 grandsons and another grandchild on the way. My 3 girls had video smarts- teaching teddy. I have been looking for them as mine was lost in our move about 10 years ago. my e-mail is We could negotiate price!
dai - December 29, 2008 - Report this comment
i had video smart when i was young in the 80s i loved it we still have the console and tapes. It really worked so much so that when i went to kindergarden i knew how to read already and the school thought i was gifted. They really need to bring educational games back like that.
Michelle - January 22, 2009 - Report this comment
I am looking for Video smarts console and tapes for my autistic son. He has been asking for it for years and I cant find it. I have sent out email to some people saying that they have it but in case they dont have it I would like to ask that If anyone else has this please email me at Thank you for your help!
mel - March 01, 2009 - Report this comment
i sooooo want one,please any 1 that wants to get rid of one please email me...
Nina - March 30, 2009 - Report this comment
If anyone have a video smarts console laying around that you would like to sell, please hit me up my little sister used to have one of these when she was younger and my mom gave it away I suppose. I so want my littler girl to learn from these programs. hit me up thanks!
Ashley - April 03, 2009 - Report this comment
I found mine!!! It was lost after my parents got devorced and we moved around a bit but I found a few months ago at my grandparents house :) You have to press really hard on the buttons to make it work but my 2 yr old loves it as much as I did as a kid. I crack up everytime I think of the "turn me off" because I remember my brother and I running out of our bedroom to tell my mom that there was a man in our closet. LOL she came charging in with a baseball bat only to find it was the game :)
Grandma Di - April 08, 2009 - Report this comment
Hi well here i am i had this for my son who know is in his thirty,s, and my grandaughter used it know she is 10. I had this listed in craigslist but i changed my mind. I have many tapes and the box. It is the greatest thing. Know being a grandma i am now running a home daycare and i am still using it. Wish they would come back as a big thing again, kids know a day,s sure would love it. I know mine did.We love you connor (videosmart,s)
Brittni - May 21, 2009 - Report this comment
oh man, Teachin' Teddy is such a staple of my childhood. Born in 1986, I played this just about every day when I was 3-5ish. I remember one time, after we had packed everything up into boxes and into the garage.... a very scary sounding "" was emitting from a shelf. Guessing the batteries were dying. oops! Not sure what became of it since then really, would love to get my hands on a working console.
Mal - May 27, 2009 - Report this comment
I'm actually watching the videos on youtube as I write this LOL!! I was born in 84 and I remember playing this from the age of 3 to about 6 or 7. This was my favorite, and I think it really taught me a lot as a child. It brings back so many childhood memories, and now I'm going to go look for it in all my junk LOL!! I look at kids now a days with their video games, and well they don't know what they're missing out on......."Let's get ready I'm TEACHING TEDDY"
Lauren - June 10, 2009 - Report this comment
I was born in 1985 and had one of these game consoles as well. What fun! I loved teaching teddy! Did anyone ever forget to turn theirs off at night? The game nearly gave my mom a heart attack one day when it told her, "turn me off!!" in a creepy voice lol!
Syldra - June 10, 2009 - Report this comment
My brother had this system as a kid, and I'd really like to find one for my 4 year old. If anyone who's looking to sell one comes across this please let me know what you're asking for your set and which videos you have.
Kimberly - August 21, 2009 - Report this comment
I remember playing the video smarts game for hrs at a time when I was young. I wish it was still around for my kids. Very fun and educational. THE BEST LEARNING TOY EVER!!!!
Rachel - September 03, 2009 - Report this comment
I would love to find one of these with some tapes to go with it. I had one as a kid and absolutely LOVED it! I would like to keep the fun and learning in the family. Anyone interested in selling, please contact me at Thanks!
Darcy - September 15, 2009 - Report this comment
I know a lot of people are interesting in buying this and there are probably few out there. I live in Las Vegas and am willing to pay for item and shipping if its in working condition. I have a 3 yr old and I think she would love this as I once did. Thank you.
blythe - December 30, 2009 - Report this comment
I'm trying to find info on just how this toy works. I know the "press an answer" tone (4 quick tones actualy) sends the actual answer to the unit for the kid to choose, but I wonder exactly how the data is structured. Timing differences? Seems to be between the 3rd and 4th tone between different "answers" but not sure. Phase difference between left and right? You mentioned connecting to a stereo VCR. How many bits 2 (since there are 4 possible answers? Any start-stop bits? This info can help people make their own tapes.
Richie - March 03, 2010 - Report this comment
I am looking for a Video smart console and tapes for my grandkids. I raised my kids on TEACHING TEDDY and think it would really help the grandkids. DESPERATE!!!!
Bev - March 28, 2010 - Report this comment
I would like to purchase the Teaching Teddy video cassettes and use them teaching tools in my special needs classroom, as well as for my preschool-aged grandchildren. It will be more convenient to have the video tapes transferred to the DVD format. Thanks,
JH - August 23, 2010 - Report this comment
On the upper right corner of the image that features the front of the box this system was contained in, there seems to be a reference to what age this program was intended for. It's quite small, could you tell me what age the box says this program was intended to benefit? I know someone had said there were tapes made for this system, which were intended for older kids, but I'm embarrassed to say that I used the regular tapes in 1986 when I was 5 and possibly even at 6 in 1987, which made me way too old for it, but I'm wondering what demographic the creators of this program had in mind when they initially created this system? Feel free to contact me at:
JH - August 23, 2010 - Report this comment
Just wanted to correct my typo. You can feel free to contact me at:
LISA - September 23, 2010 - Report this comment
Nicole - October 20, 2010 - Report this comment
Ebay has a listing for the console and video cassettes.
Jerry - November 19, 2010 - Report this comment
I would love to buy a console and video cassettes for my older autistic son. He had one years ago and loved it but it quit working. Does anyone know where to get one?
Rene - May 02, 2011 - Report this comment
We got the VideoSmarts in 1987 when my first son was born. By age 2, he was reading and doing basic addition and subtraction. By age 3, he was reading newspapers at night with me and doing basic arithmetic on his own. At age 4, he knew all his shapes and was accepted to kindergarten, but due to his age, we had to wait another year. He received all kinds of accolades during his elementary and high school years. Fast forward - he applied and got accepted to the Air Force Academy, West Point, and Villanova. He graduated from the Air Force Academy in '09 and is now an Air Force officer. His younger brother also used the VideoSmarts and learned from Teachin Teddy. He also got accepted and is now attending the Air Force Academy and doing well. The VideoSmarts made a significant impact in the early stages of our kids' lives that contributed to their success today. WE LOVE TEACHIN TEDDY!!! Unfortunately, we don't have it (or the videos) anymore. I think we gave them away to another family back when they had younger children.
Jesse Lambert - August 04, 2011 - Report this comment
I was born in 1981. My brother Mark was born in 1983, and my sister Amanda was born in 1986. We used to enjoy playing Video Smarts all the time. My other brother and other sisters so and so. You would connect your VS to your TV and VCR, the device was wight with 4 color coded buttons: Blue, Green, Red and Yellow. Two worms: Green on the left indicating a wright answer and Red on the right indicating a wrong answer. The program had a bear named Teachin' Teddy and other charachters as well. It was a great icon of the 1980's. We still have a VCR but we also have dvd's, blue rays, Wii, internet, etc. We still have ours stored somewhere in the attic, maybe I'll take it out again and play it for old time sake and hopefully our children will enjoy it atleast once. :)
Jodi Ottomanelli - August 13, 2011 - Report this comment
I have the video still and my daughter is watching it right now and wants to play the game, but I lost the system when my parents moved me back when I was 9 yrs old and I kept the video just in case I find the system so my kids can play the same games I did and learn, now I have kids and my oldest likes the video and really wants to play the game but the system is long gone and we would be so great full if someone would donate a good working system for the video so my kids could play and learn. Please contact me if you would like to donate the system to us. Thanks
Crystal Webb - October 04, 2011 - Report this comment
I'm 27 and grew up playing this with my siblings. We don't have the system anymore but I do have all the videos. My 2yr old loves watching them.
Holly Wood - November 12, 2011 - Report this comment
I had this system for my children and the children I babysat in the mid 80's and early 90's. I have thought a lot about it lately as I've been working with an autistic young man trying to teach him his letters. I would REALLY love to get my hands on a system for a few months. If anyone knows where I can get one, please let me know!
Holly - November 12, 2011 - Report this comment
I am in search of the Letters A - Z and Numbers 1 - 20 videos, or a console and any of the VHS tapes to help teach an autistic young man to read. please email me at if you can help me~!!!
SHANA BROWN - December 23, 2011 - Report this comment
Sharif - February 03, 2012 - Report this comment
Some of the Teachin Teddy tapes are on yotube now, but I really want to track down the more advanced videos with the alien characters Beek and Rains. Especially the Setence Building video, which is about spelling and grammar. email me at if you have any info!
Kathy Hine - February 24, 2012 - Report this comment
I am looking for the console if anyone knows where I can get one.
Laura - April 01, 2012 - Report this comment
I have a Video Smarts for sale that is practically new. It comes in the original box and has all the tapes. I have pictures on demand. Hope to make someone happy!
Candice - May 21, 2012 - Report this comment
I am looking for the Computer Smarts system that was the step AFTER the video smarts. Please please please let me know if you have one!
Dannielle - June 19, 2012 - Report this comment
Im desperate for a Video smart teaching teddy! My email is please if u are selling one can u contact me! Will pay top dollar $$$ Thanks heaps
Janeen - August 05, 2012 - Report this comment
My sister and I learned a lot from the video smarts videos. After my brother got a hold of it, it was never the same, so my mom had to throw it away. I am also looking for a used but in good condition video smarts teaching teddy console. I have the videos. I think my daughter will learn and enjoy video smarts just like I did. Please email me if anyone has one and willing to sell at a reasonable price.
Jessica - August 23, 2012 - Report this comment
If anyone has a system and videos at a reasonable price please email me at I have been searching for this for my son!
tay martin - August 26, 2012 - Report this comment
I was born in 1985 and I looooooooved video smarts. I now have four children of my own and wish mom would've kept mine. If anyone has any information or has one they are willing to part with, please email me I would be happy to purchase
Christine - September 19, 2012 - Report this comment
I have a videosmart console and 2 VHS I am not sure if the work I just found them however they have been stored in their original box. If you are interested in buying them please email @
Audrey - September 24, 2012 - Report this comment
My daughter located the Videosmarts Teaching Teddy console - and it works!! Does anyone have the Vowel Sounds VHS (two vowels walking the first one does the talking) for sale at a reasonable price? PLEASE let me know.
Lindsey - October 08, 2012 - Report this comment
My dad just brought my videosmart console over for my son who is two; my brother and I both used this when we were younger, 20+ years ago. I was so excited, I when downstairs, hauled out a VCR hooked it up only to find the console isnt' not responding. So upset :( Anyone have a console for sale?
Dannielle Profitt - October 21, 2012 - Report this comment
DESPERATE please help me find a console. Will pay top dollar. Thanks in advance. So excited to hear from someone. :)
Dannielle Profitt - October 21, 2012 - Report this comment
Better leave my email address just incase lol
Catherine - October 29, 2012 - Report this comment
I remember having this toy as a child. I use to love it. I didn't have the console though only 1 vhs tape. Unfortunately, I don't have the vhs tape anymore either. It belong to my aunt and when I was younger, one of my cousins pressured me into giving the tape back for her younger sister, which I still regret doing till this day. Lol. Anyways, for the last month I have been in a search of a console and some vhs tapes, no such luck, tried amazon and ebay, nothing. Even tried emailing Christine and Laura from the comments on this website. Laura's email doesn't work and no word from Christine yet. If anyone of you ladies, read this and still have the console and tapes, please email me at Thanks just like dannielle above me I am in desperate need for these items. My nephew was just born and although he wouldn't be able to use this until he's a little bit older, I want to have it ready for him so he can have the same learning experience as I did. Please help. If anyone else, has one please email me at that email address as well. Thanks so much.
Joan Sorrentino - November 05, 2012 - Report this comment
I just found a Videosmarts console with several tapes in my attic. Don't know if they work. will revert when I can determine if it works. my email is:
acbc7 - December 23, 2012 - Report this comment
I grew on these back before I went to grade school. I had about 10 VHS. If I can find any I'd be willing to convert them to digital. If anyone has any VHS tapes I am willing to come to you to show you how to convert then. alcliffbc7(at)gmail(dot)com
ACE - December 28, 2012 - Report this comment
I found some of my old tapes. I have two copies of Colors and Shapes, Letter Sounds, All About Me, and Letters A to Z. If you want to trade tapes, want me to digitize them, buy them from me. etc. contact me via email I can provide proof.
Janeen - January 30, 2013 - Report this comment
I have finally found the console, but I am looking for the letter sounds VHS. If anyone has it, please contact me. Would like to pay reasonable price for the VHS.
Bethany - February 05, 2013 - Report this comment
Looking for this console!! Had one when I was little & loved it-- now have two young kids of my own and I know they would love it too! Please send an email if you have one available for sale!! Thanks :)
Bethany - February 05, 2013 - Report this comment
Oops forgot to post my e-mail-- Thanks!! :)
Sandra - February 12, 2013 - Report this comment
I have lots of fond memories of it as a kiddo and would love to find a system and tapes for my kiddos to enjoy. Let me know if anyone know where to find one.
Janeen - March 01, 2013 - Report this comment
I have the console but I am still looking for VHS to use with it. Email me @
Janeen - May 19, 2013 - Report this comment
My friend is selling a videosmarts console and a video on eBay, if anyone is interested.
Kimberly - May 29, 2013 - Report this comment
I am looking for one of these for my nephew! If anyone has one to sell please contact me at: Thank you so much!
Larraine - July 05, 2013 - Report this comment
Hi i am looking to purchase a videosmarts console with tapes if anyone has one available i can be reached at Thanks!
Mel - August 18, 2013 - Report this comment
I would love to buy one.. Please email me at
David - March 15, 2014 - Report this comment
Looking to purchase a Video Smarts console for my nephew, with or without tapes. - Thanks!
nancy - July 10, 2014 - Report this comment
Anthony - August 06, 2014 - Report this comment
Awww video smarts !!!! Brings back the best Memories #iMISSthe80s or maybe just being a child lol GOD bless all
Susan - August 31, 2014 - Report this comment
I have found a console now I am looking for VHS tapes to go with it. I got one as a hand me up when my daughter was 3 - that was 17 years ago. If anyone has tapes they are willing to sell please e mail me at
Kayla - January 11, 2015 - Report this comment
Hi! I'm currently looking for the Video Smarts console and VHS tapes for my son. If anyone has the complete set that they are willing to sell please email me at this address:
Jennifer - April 04, 2015 - Report this comment
I purchased a console off of eBay and it doesn't work. :( So disappointed! I wonder if there is a place who can fix it.
Shani - July 17, 2015 - Report this comment
Does anyone have a Teaching Teddy Video Smarts system and videos? Please email me at I am searching for at least the system/console for my twin nephews!
Diane - September 21, 2015 - Report this comment
Homeschooled my Autistic,retarded son on Video Smarts because it was the only thing that could keep his attention span for learning. One of the keys no longer work. V-tech says they only market each toy for 3-5 years, and the new people employed there do not even remember this game; but informed me that in October of 2016 they will be putting a similar educational unit on the market, but they are not allowed to share the name of this upcoming unit at this time. I'm looking to buy a unit that still works well. If you know where I can find one in the Orlando, Florida Area, please email me IF YOU HAVE A CHILD WITH A LEARNING DISABILITY VIDEO SMARTS IS THE WAY TO GO. I hope the one released next year will be a television interactive game with tons of good music as the original one was !!
Vivien Chapman - November 01, 2015 - Report this comment
My daughter has an intellectual disability and never stops talking about teaching teddy. The console stopped working and I couldnt get it fixed. I wish I had, as she wants me to get another one. She is 31 years old and learnt so much on this system. I copied the tapes on to DVD and they used to work the same as the VHS tapes. I have noticed no-one has ever mentioned this. This might help someone. I also look forward to the new educational unit in October 2016. Thanks for that information. Vivien
Sonya - December 03, 2015 - Report this comment
Im look for teaching teddy i had one for my kids in1986 and they loved it. Now I'm trying to get one for my grandkids. If anyone knows of someone that has one i can buy .reach me at
LA - February 19, 2016 - Report this comment
I'm looking forward to the 2016 version of VideoSmarts. I have several tapes that I converted to DVDs and a non-working console. It belonged to my nephew who was born in '85 and it was shared with my niece ('88) and my son ('89). They loved it. My son was reading at 2; My niece at 3. All three excelled in school. My son went on to graduate from MIT. Videosmarts was an easy intro to the world of reading. I hope the new version lives up to the original.

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