Poingo is “fun right out of the box,” with no complicated instructions. Kids simply turn it on, point and go. With Poingo, books become more entertaining and engaging, making kids want to read. Poingo uses a mini-scanner to “read” microscopic symbols throughout a Poingo-enabled book. You can’t see the symbols, but Poingo can. The symbols trigger Poingo to play words, music, sound effects, and interactive games – such as matching or “look and find” activities. Kids use Poingo to help Nemo swim through a ring of fire before time runs out or, through an onboard speaker, hear Cars’ characters zoom.
Both of my sons love Poingo! Aiden took it to school for show and tell and when I went to pick him up half his class (grade one) crowded around us asking to play with it! Honestly those kids loved it.
And the best part? It is AFFORDABLE!!! You can get the starter pack (Poingo and two books plus the USB cable to connect to your home computer) for about $35 and individual books for about $10. Not bad! It is easy to add more books too- you buy the book, download the interactive content and you are good to go. Poingo has 256 megabytes of internal memory and can store up to 50 books at one time! Tired of noisy toys? Don't worry, Poingo is equipped with a headphone jack!