I keep forgetting to get a picture of Zoe actually playing with it. VTech sent us their new MobiGo Touch Screen Learning System. It’s amazing technology because it’s a touch screen that doesn’t make a child lose it. I mean, most touch screen cell phones make me want to drown them in the ocean. So Vtech has mastered something here with a piece of technology aimed at a 3 year old.
What is it?
MobiGo is like a video game, but it’s all educational for ages 3-8. You buy cartridges or download games from the web onto it through the USB cable hooked up to your computer. Everything about it is geared at 3+. My daughter can turn it on and off, she can select her game, the level of difficulty, except we had to tell her that two stars means hard and to only select one star. She just thought two stars was more fun. She has a little difficulty opening up the keyboard, all you do is slide it up, and I have a feeling it’s more of I’m not showing her how to do it, but rather doing it for her. They can upload their score when they are done and collect a prize.
She knows how to exit a game and select a new one and she enjoys playing all of the games. We have been working a lot on letter recognition so she was trying the letter game. She has no knowledge of the qwerty keyboard, so it’s been a great learning experience helping her find the letters. I just have to remember to let her do it. She won’t learn as long as I’m doing it. But we are having some good time together and she is learning.
The games all improve dexterity, some of them are logical problems while others are categorization. One of them she has to pick which animal is different, then another she has to pick the next number in the sequence. Numbers have not been something that I have worked with her on very much so we’re going to be working on counting and number recognition here in the near future. The most endearing thing she did was share it with her brother and she showed him how to use it. She’s three and he’s two. He was actually able to trace the lines for the “squirrel game”.
Compare the size to other controllers or games out there:
Zoe will be very excited to see who they have initially 11 licensed title game cartridges with:
Dora the Explorer
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
Mr. Men & Little Miss
Super Hero Squad
Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story 3
MobiGo will be available exclusively at Toys R Us stores and online beginning June 7th.
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I was given a MobiGo by VTech for my review. I was allowed to keep the product, but the opinion I am sharing remains my own.