VTech MobiGo Touch Learning System Review
Are you looking for a toy that can help make learning fun as your child engages in looking, listening and touching? VTech MobiGo Touch Learning System is the toy that allows your child to tap, flick, pat, and drag their way to learning and fun! it also packs with numerous learning games teach basic skills including math, vocabulary, spelling, logic and categorization.
Handheld educational toys are becoming more and more popular with children of today, and Vtech’s offering is the MobiGo Touch Learning System. This is a rival to the very popular Leapster Explorer, but is it worth buying for your child?
Features of the Vtech MobiGo Touch Learning System
- Portable handheld gaming system,
- Sturdy kid-proof design,
- Comes in blue or pink options,
- Teaches skills based on school curriculum (colors, shapes, math, English),
- Touch sensitive screen,
- Screen slides up to show Qwerty keyboard,
- 4 directional cursor and enter button for even more control,
- Uses cartridges for different games/ features (1 cartridge included),
- Uses four AA batteries (not included).
How Does the Vtech MobiGo Touch Learning System Work?
The specific games and activities depend on the cartridge used in the MobiGo Touch Learning System (most come with the Shrek Forever After Cartridge). There are around six games included on a cartridge, based around different areas of school curriculum, and all have difficulty levels to suit different ages.
To get more games, you can either download them from the internet by connecting the device up to your computer, or buy extra cartridges for a whole new collection.
Should You Buy The MobiGo Learning System For Your Child?
Many happy parents have given the MobiGo Learning System excellent reviews thanks to the fact that it’s extremely affordable and does a great job at keeping the kids entertained. Although it’s a learning tool, it’s one that children really have fun with and want to play.
Among the skills it will teach your child are:
- Basic computer skills,
- Spelling and grammar,
- Problem solving,
The design of the learning system means it’s easy for kids to use. Most get to grips with the colorful touch screen very quickly, and the keyboard is there for more advanced games and for typing in their names. Even more important is the fact that it’s durable, and can withstand those inevitable drops and bumps!
There are a few downsides to this toy. The fact that you only get one cartridge will put some parents off. However, most find that one cartridge can hold their child’s attention for hours, and has enough games to keep them entertained for a while. When you do need to buy extra cartridges, they will cost around $15 – $20 each, which isn’t too bad given how much use they’ll get. If you do download games from the internet instead, make sure you get a memory card (sold separately) to avoid data loss.
Some younger children may find it difficult to slide out the physical keyboard. You may also need to be around to help them solve some of the games. However, they’re generally at the right level of difficulty for kids aged three to eight years – there are activities to suit different skill levels.
In short, the Vtech MobiGo Learning System is definitely a strong rival to the Leapster Explorer. It has an excellent design that makes it easy for kids to use, and is a toy that’ll keep them occupied for hours on end. All at an extremely affordable price!