The MobiGo Touch Learning System….. Have you heard of it? If not, you will! I have a feeling that the new MobiGo by VTech is going to be all the rage.
My son received the MobiGo for review a couple of days ago and he hasn’t stopped playing it since. Okay, maybe once or twice to eat or sleep. It is designed for children age 3-7. He is almost three and a half and is doing great figuring it out. Probably even better than his old mama.
The MobiGo is a handheld portable device, much like other educational gaming products you may have seen. The difference with VTech’s new MobiGo are the touch screen and full qwerty keyboard features. The keyboard is hidden nicely underneath the screen. When it’s needed, your child simply slides the top screen back for full access to the qwerty keyboard.
VTech has made it possible for the MobiGo to connect to the computer with the included USB cable. This allows your child to upload their scores to receive awards and download extras.
The best part about the MobiGo is that they have incorporated learning with fun. The cartridges (which are sold separately) teach children things like math, vocabulary, spelling, logic and categorization. The graphics are fun and clear and the sounds are easy to understand and entertaining.
With family vacations coming up, MobiGo is the perfect Touch Learning System for on the go. It even comes with a headphone jack in case you are in close quarters like a car or airplane.
It is hard for me to come up with anything negative to say about VTech products. In my opinion, VTech is an amazing company that produces inventive and exciting new products for children. I am anxious to see how the touch screen technology holds up to being dropped. Since we have only had the product for a couple of days now, I don’t know how it will do. Let’s face it, when you have children, things get dropped. I am sure it won’t be long before I can give you feedback on that.
The only other thing we have had an issue with is my son misplaced the cartridge for the game. It turns out that little sister had confiscated it, so it was found and all was well in the universe again.
As I have already said, I am a fan of VTech and the products they offer. They always seem to make products that my children enjoy. The MobiGo is no exception! It seems to be very durable and has rubberized grips on the side that make it easy for little hands to hang onto.
I have not always been sure about products becoming so technical for kids at a young age, but I am learning it is definitely the way of the future. My son has been dragging and dropping on the computer since before he was two. So while I still feel it is important to teach reading and writing without spell check being readily available all the time, I also understand the importance of allowing my children to keep up with technology. It will definitely benefit them in the long run. The MobiGo is a great choice for allowing just that.
I don’t know about your kiddos, but mine are obsessed with my iPhone. The MobiGo has the same touch screen features made for kids. It also teaches them about using a keyboard which will be beneficial for school.
The additional cartridges they have created seem to be ones that kids will relate to. Examples are Dora the Explorer, Toy Story 3 and Shrek Forever After. Each cartridge has a different age group it is geared towards.
Overall so far I can’t think of a reason a child wouldn’t enjoy the MobiGo by VTech. I have to be honest, even I enjoy playing it with my son.
It sells for $59.99 with additional cartridges priced at $19.99. You can also purchase a case for the MobiGo to protect it when it’s not being used. It retails for $14.99.
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