Giveaway: Vtech MobiGo Game System and Dinosaur Train Prize Pack

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by on August 6, 2012


Did you know that August is Get Ready for Kindergarten Month? I don’t have a kindergartener this year (my 4-year-old is doing pre-K), but I know how important it is to help them feel ready for starting school, so I’m excited to see that Buddy and his friends from Dinosaur Train are helping new students get ready with new VTech’s MobiGo Touch Learning Systems games.

The MobiGo touchscreen technology makes learning fun and interactive as kids look, listen, and touch. The new Dinosaur Train cartridge contains four learning games and a bonus activities to keep kids learning, while having plenty of fun!  Eric Klopter, Ph.D., Associate Professor and the Director of the MIT Scheller Teacher Education Program, explains that digital games often involve problem solving and creative thinking along with core competencies such as math and reading, making them more fun than single curriculum games and helping to develop a broader skill set.

More about the Dinosaur Train game:

  • In Fossil Fun, help Buddy form a hypothesis about the fossil parts he finds at Big Pond, and then match each part to the correct spot on the fossil.
  • In Under the Sea, watch the marine animal as it taps on the windows in a sequence, and then tap on the windows in that same order while learning facts about the animal along the way.
  • In Night Train, help Buddy explore the Big Pond in the dark and hypothesize about the footprints he finds.
  • In Nursery Car, help Buddy find the right babies after an earthquake has moved all the eggs around by following Mr. Conductor’s hints.
  • In the Creatures A to Z bonus activity, learn and compare facts about 26 different creatures and unlock new creatures and facts by playing the other games

Buy It!

imageYou can purchase V Tech Mobigo Software Cartridge – Dinosaur Train for $19.99 with FREE shipping when you have Amazon Prime or a minimum $25 purchase.

imageAnd if you don’t already have the Vtech – MobiGo Touch Learning System you can buy that right now for $58.73 shipped to your door.

Win It!

One lucky Saving Cents with Sense reader will win a Vtech Mobigo Touch Learning System ($59.99 value) and Dinosaur Train Cartridge ($19.99 value).

Enter below for your chance to win (open to US and Canada residents):

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This giveaway ends Sunday, August 19, 2012 at 11:59pm EST. The winner will be chosen using rafflecopter.


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