If any of you have been a victim of your young ones hogging your SmartPhone to play games, here’s your chance to take back your cell phone and still make the little one happy. Between Princess Nagger and Little Dude ‘borrowing’ my cell phone all the time, I’m lucky if the battery maintains a consistent charge for when I need it, not to mention the greasy fingerprints I’m constantly having to clean off of it.
But it’s the price you pay when you’re out and about and want to keep the boredom (and subsequent whining) to a minimum, right? While Princess Nagger snags my tablet, Little Dude plays with my phone. Leaving me to be the one twiddling my thumbs and getting bored while in a waiting room. Hardly seems fair.
VTech MobiGo 2 Saves the day – newly introduced from VTech, it includes the great features of the original MobiGo but adds a new motion sensor and microphone, increasing the fun level. The cool handheld gaming system is geared for ages 3-8 and includes learning games to build basic skills in math, vocabulary, spelling, reading, logic, drawing, and more.
It even has a built-in QWERTY keyboard to help familiarize your child with the keyboard layout (you know, get them used to it for when they get old enough for an actual cell phone and texting). With the new motion sensor and microphone, all new ways of play are introduced like asking your child to give a command or blow into the microphone to trigger special effects.
MobiGo 2 comes pre-installed with an e-reader, photo album, photo viewer, art studio, and coloring book. You are also provided with three free game downloads to add to your child’s game library right away with age appropriate games. So many options to keep little hand and brains busy without sacrificing your SmartPhone. And quite possibly your sanity.
Little Dude loves watching Princess Nagger play games, but has trouble doing some of them himself, so naturally he gets frustrated. When the MobiGo 2 arrived he was so excited to have a gaming system that was just right for him, so he wouldn’t feel left out of the fun and games. With Princess Nagger’s help, he was able to figure out how to navigate the MobiGo 2 and find different games to play. His big sister helped him activate lots of the features for the games, which made him a very happy boy.
Before long he was a pro with the touchscreen, and loved using the stylus to color pictures:
There are a lot of games to choose from, and I’m looking forward to seeing him not only have fun, but do some learning at the same time. I’m definitely going to have to get the Cars cartridge – he’s a huge Lightning McQueen and Mater fan. He was so engrossed with playing he didn’t notice the time flying by, so needless to say there was a bit of a meltdown when it was time to put it away to take his nap.
Confession time – he posed the pout face for me since I didn’t get a picture of the actual pout/mini melt-down, because I promised he’d be able to play with the MobiGo 2 after his nap, which made him happy again.
There are more than 80 other apps available for download at theVTech Learning Lodge Navigator™. You can also join Club VTech for added discounts. The MobiGo 2 is available online at http://www.vtechkids.com
It’s given Little Dude many hours of entertainment since it arrived – and made my semi-monthly grocery shopping a lot more whine-free. Bonus.
I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for VTech. I received product samples to facilitate my review. All opinions are mine (and Little Dude – and even Princess Nagger) and not influenced by outside sources. See my Disclosure Policy here.