Like a lot of small children, my kids get tend to get bored easily at times. They'll get a great new toy and spend a few days playing with it, and then toss it into the depths of the black abyss that is their toy box, never to be seen again. You see, if a toy can't keep their little minds stimulated and engaged, the appeal seems to wear off pretty quickly. Of course there are always exceptions to this rule such as my daughter's big stuffed monkey or the trampoline, but for the most part, many toys don't have much longevity in my home.
That's why I was so excited when I learned about the MobiGo 2 from VTech. I am a huge fan of this brand already, and own several of their phone systems. To me, the name VTech has always been synonymous with quality and innovation. So of course, I was incredibly eager to discover what their kids' learning toys were like. Or more importantly, if this portable learning station could keep my active kids' attention for more than 10 minutes.
So what exactly is the VTech Mobigo 2 and why should it be a go-to toy in any home with children? Let me tell you all about it!The new MobiGo 2 Touch Learning System is a multi-functional, educational handheld system that allows kids ages 3-8 to enjoy on-the-go play and hone their creativity. Kids will learn basic skills such as math, vocabulary, spelling, reading, logic, drawing and more. The QWERTY keyboard also helps kids become familiar with a keyboard layout.
MobiGo 2 comes equipped with a new motion sensor and microphone in addition to the touchscreen all for the same price of $59.99. The new motion sensor provides total game control, allowing kids to create action movements within games and programs while playing , and the NEW microphone provides different methods of game play. Blow into the microphone to move objects, blow of dust, or initiate other special effects. Or speak into it to give a command or trigger an action. Yep, this baby recognizes voice commands.
MobiGo 2 also functions as an e-reader, photo album, photo viewer, art studio and coloring book, and is a great value as it comes pre-loaded with three great games that take advantage of the product’s many features. You can also download plenty of additional games, apps and e-readers for a very reasonable price. (These range from around $2.99 to $4.99 each.) This great memory feature allows you to expand the MobiGo often as your child grows. How cool is that?!
Check out this brief video showing all of the MobiGo 2's awesome features!
My kids really love their VTech MobiGo 2. It's colorful, sleek in appearance and is perfectly designed to comfortably fit in little hands. It's also very, very portable and can easily fit into most handbags or travel packs. We take our MobiGo 2 with us when we run errands or when we go visit family. It really keeps the kids entertained and helps preserve our sanity, too!
I really love the fact that this product features a QWERTY keypad. My kids are a little bit young to fully grasp the concept of spelling or typing, but this will help prepare them for this necessary skill. It also helps me teach them to identify letters.
The MobiGo 2 is simple to use, and can be operated in several ways. My kids love using the touch screen the most. They're used to playing with my iPhone, so this is almost second nature to them. They also like using the included stylus. This is great since it allows fine motor skill development as well as hand-eye coordination. When the stylus isn't in use, it is housed conveniently on the back of the unit.
The games are a lot of fun, too! My kids love the Hamster Highway game, as well as the Shooting Gallery. Their absolute favorite feature would have to be the Art Master, though. They really enjoy being able to draw and color using the MobiGo 2. My kids happily play with their MobiGo 2 for hours at a time, if I'd let them! Since there's so much to do, kids won't get bored quickly. Even my youngest child who is almost 2 likes playing with this toy!
Overall, I am very pleased with the MobiGo 2 from VTech. As a Mom, I appreciate the fact that the MobiGo 2 can help teach a variety of skills such as numbers, letters, math, reading and so much more. I can't wait to download more apps and games for the kids. I especially look forward to trying more of the e-readers. My soon to be 3 year old daughter is expressing more and more interest in books lately, and the MobiGo 2 can help her beginning reading skills. I also love that no matter where I go, the MobiGo 2 can easily come along for the trip. I have to admit, this toy has saved the day a few times and has helped my kids (narrowly) avoid some serious meltdowns in the doctor's waiting room as well as in the car. VTech gets a definite A++ from this Mom! I would highly recommend the MobiGo 2. It would make a fantastic gift this Holiday season!
Check out the MobiGo 2 on the VTech website for more info.
The MobiGo 2 can be purchased for $59.99 online and at fine retailers near you!
***Disclosure: I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for VTech. I received product samples to facilitate my review.***
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I'm Brandy, a happily married, proud Mom of 3 amazing kids. If you're interested in building a working relationship, please feel free to e-mail me at: NewlyCrunchyMamaOf3@gmail.com
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