Have you ever been to the grocery store and had your child throw ten things in your cart that weren’t on the list? Have you ever been in the waiting room at the doctor when your child suddenly decided that they needed to dance- and loudly sing- right in the middle of the room? Both of these things have recently happened to me, and while I love that Shane likes to sing & dance, he was totally bothering the other families waiting. There was even a sleeping newborn- it’s a miracle he didn’t wake the baby up. If you’ve ever been in this kind of situation, you know how important distraction can be!
We recently received the new MobiGo2 from VTech and it has come in handy a couple of times already. It’s perfect for travel since it’s easy to hold and use at the same time, and it’s very sturdy so if it gets dropped while out & about it’s not likely to break. Best of all, it offers something for Shane to do when he’s bored out of his mind whether he’s in the car, at the doctor or at the grocery store.
We didn’t have the original MobiGo, but the MobiGo2 has two new features: motion sensor technology & a microphone! These combined with the touch screen and keyboard allow four ways to play and interact with games!
The Mobigo2 comes with three games installed: Shooting Gallery, Hamster Highway & Art Master. If you register your device, you can also download three complimentary games of your choice! When we first got the device, Shane played Art Master the most. He’s been playing the Shooting Gallery game a lot more though lately & I think it’s currently tied. He also really likes one of the games we downloaded called Hide and Seek Hounds.
For the most part, Shane can play the games without my help. On games that use the keyboard though, he has trouble. It’s a QWERTY keyboard, and Shane just gets frustrated when he can’t find the letter the game is asking for since they are all out of order. He is just getting used to the order of the alphabet, so for it to be out of order is very confusing to him. That said, he’ll be using a computer before I know it, so it’s good that the system is teaching him how to use the keyboard and giving him some practice with it!
One of my favorite things about the system is the Learning Lodge Navigator, where you can check your child’s progress. Shane’s still getting used to the games & the system but I plan on utilizing the Navigator soon to see how far he’s come since getting it!
Buy It: You can find the VTech MobiGo2 in stores now for the suggested retail price of $59.99. Additional games can be downloaded online for as low as $2.99 or cartridges can be purchased for around $19.99, depending on the title.
How do you keep your kids distracted while out & about?
Note: I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for VTech. I received product samples to facilitate my review.