28.8.12

VTech MobiGo 2 Review - Portable Educational Fun

I love finding fun and educational toys for our children,but as my children get older, finding items that will hold attention are much harder to find. This is why I was excited to review the new VTech MobiGo 2! My niece has the MobiGo and loves it, so when I heard about the new one, we couldn't wait to try it for ourselves.
The MobiGo 2 has games and features that are great for ages 3 to 8 years of age, which is great because all the kids can get something educational from it. This great handheld learning system offers a variety of ways for children to learn and have fun while doing so! There are three games already on the MobiGo 2 and you can download many more via the Learning Lodge, which can be easily downloaded onto your computer.
The games and apps teach great skills, including math, vocabulary, spelling, reading, logic, drawing and more! These are perfect for both of my boys who are learning basic skills. Liam is about to turn three and Josiah is five, so they have really enjoyed the games we have. I think their favorite is the Hamster Highway so far, which teaches coordination and numbers.
About to play Hamster Highway!
The Shooting Gallery is one that Josiah also enjoys and it's been great since it goes along what we are learning in his studies. It teaches letters and, since the MobiGo 2 has a QWERTY keyboard, he learns the keyboard layout, too. The game starts out easy so kids can grasp the concepts and gets harder as they progress.

We have only downloaded one game so far, but there are many more games and e-books from which to choose on the Learning Lodge, all for very low prices. Plus, you can find games at stores, too. Josiah has expressed interest in the Scooby Doo and Jake and the Neverland Pirates games for Christmas. I am very excited that he is showing interest in the MobiGo 2 and think this will be a great activity for him in between studying and school. Since we are homeschooling this year, I think this will definitely add to his experience in an educational and fun way, especially when he starts reading in a month or two. I can't wait!

In addition to the games and e-books, the MobiGo 2 also has a photo album, photo viewer art studio and coloring book. Liam has particularly enjoyed the art studio and coloring book since they are easier. Using a touchscreen is also easy for him and I can tell he has enjoyed playing games just like a big boy.
Not only do the kids getting something fun and educational from the MobiGo 2. Parents can keep up with their children's progress via the Learning Lodge. When we first started, I made accounts for the children so they can play under their own names and I can see how far they have gotten on the games. This will give ma a good idea of how they are progressing with their studies, too.

So, needless to say, the MobiGo2 has been a huge hit in our house and we've already gone through several batteries. I think I am just as excited as the kids when we get new games to try out and it will be hard to wait until Christmas to buy Josiah the games he wants. I may just have to spoil him further and buy one ahead of time.

Have you tried the MobiGo 2 yet? 
This would make a great present for the upcoming holidays and/or for a birthday! 

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for VTech. I received product samples to facilitate my review.

8 comments:

Amy said...

i haven't tried the mobigo, I love the fact that it has the keyboard. Thanks for the great post about the MobiGo2. Gives me some ideas for my son's birthday.

Stacie B. said...

That looks like lots of fun! I'm sure that my kids would love it, it would be perfect for car rides and rainy days (not to mention all times in between).

Thomas Murphy said...

looks like a great device for the kids, thanks for the review.

Unknown said...

i think my middle child would love one of these thanks for the info

tami stasko said...

I just bought that and found a free game when I went online and registered. I don't know if this is for new people or just a perk of going online, but that was great!

intensev5 said...

How great this is -- this would be perfect for the kids to play with when we are on a road trip or for any other long car rides.

Jennifer Hiles said...

I've been wanting to get my daughter something along these lines but I can see from your review that she's a little too young for this toy yet (16 months). She gets so frustrated when her older sister is on the computer - I just want to find her something were she can press buttons and the screen changes!

Sandy VanHoey said...

I'd like to try the hamster game if it helps with coordination for my grandson. He has a difficult time with his coordination skills. I love the educational games. This looks nice!

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