Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Aiden and Owen try out Poingo

Pin It Are you still looking for a great Christmas present for your child? Well search no more! Let me tell you about Poingo! As soon as ours arrived in the mail my sons had it out of the box and were playing with it...



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!




137 comments:

Little Missus Sunshine said...

That sounds really cool! The Poingo website is down right now, but I already subscribe to your blog.

Little Missus Sunshine said...

...and I already have your button!

Jesica said...

since I can't win 3 - I guess the kids would all have to share it. They all LOVE books and being read to, they would adore this!

Jesica said...

I'm a subscriber

Jesica said...

I learned from the poingo site that I will be coming back later for my extra entries - because they don't want to cooperate right now. :o)

Natasha said...

Since little man is a bit young right now, this would go to my niece, who would then pass it onto my little guy when he's older!
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Natasha said...

Your button is on my sidebar Here
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Natasha said...

I'm subscribed to your feed!
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Natasha said...

I'm following you (that sounds creepy, lol...how about I'm following your blog!)
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Natasha said...

Twittered (TheSoothieRanch)
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Natasha said...

Cool thing: they feature books from Disney and Pixar films...every little one's favourite!
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Natasha said...

Cool thing: Look out for books that interest an older age range later this year (actually, they say this month on the site) with High School Musical and Hanna Montana!
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michelle said...

I learned that it uses an infrared scanner to read microscopic symbols on the pages.

michelle at northofthe49 dot com

The Happy Mom said...

That looks so cool, if I won I would give it to my darling 3 yr. old goddaughter.

The Happy Mom said...

Don't look now but I'm following you!

The Happy Mom said...

I think it's so cool how it's able to read the words/symbols.

The Happy Mom said...

I think it's fun to say "POINGO" :)

Ok, that probably didn't count since it's not from their website, but I still think it's a fun word!

Whimsical Creations said...

I would give this to my neice.

=) melanie
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Whimsical Creations said...

I am a follower

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Whimsical Creations said...

i have your button on my blog

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CatEyesJackie said...

I would love to give one of these to my "nephew" he is 2 and oh so smart... I think he would have hours of fun, enjoyment and learning from this

silverhartgirl said...

I learned kids could find hidden treasures on each page.

Suzie G. said...

I enjoyed plaing with the Demo. I like how it asked to find objects and after 3 incorrect answers it said, "That's okay, we'll try again later." We've bought similar toys that just keep asking and asking you to find something before you can do something else and it really frustrates my daughter.

Abby said...

I would love to give this to my daughter who is just learning how to read!

ajcmeyer AT go DOT com

valerie2350 said...

this would be great for my niece!

valerie2350 said...

I love how interactive this is - so good for developing minds!

valerie2350 said...

following your blog

valerie2350 said...

twittered it :)
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Melanie said...

I learned that they have some great Disney books to read to my daughter!

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samsakara said...

I would give this to my son for Christmas.

samsakara@twcny.rr.com

Suzie G. said...

I am also subscribed.

Jill said...

I would love a Poingo for my son! I have been eyeing these for some time now. Thanks for the opportunity!

jnowak(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

Jill said...

Blogged about the contest!

http://www.contests4mamas.com/2008/11/poingo-interactive-reading-system.html

Ginny said...

Kids just touch a picture & can bring their favorite character to life. Such a cool new thing!

Ginny said...

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Ginny said...

Subscriber

Ginny said...

Following

Lauren S said...

I would give this to my 5 year old homeschooler.


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Chelsey said...

My daughter is 5 and would love this since she is so keen about books and is learning to read... I'm sure my son (2 1/2) would use it as much as possible too...
Thanks for the giveaway!
mybabyappleseed(at)yahoo(dot)ca

Chelsey said...

There are hidden treasures the kids can unlock on each page just by touching the pictures or text with the Poingo!
mybabyappleseed(at)yahoo(dot)ca

Chelsey said...

The starter set comes with "Cars" and "Nemo" (two of our favourite movies!)
mybabyappleseed(at)yahoo(dot)ca

Chelsey said...

High School Musical and Hannah Montana books are coming out soon (this November it says -- must be out by now then...)
mybabyappleseed(at)yahoo(dot)ca

Chelsey said...

The Poingo has a volume switch with two volume options for the built in speaker as well as the headphone jack.
mybabyappleseed(at)yahoo(dot)ca

Chelsey said...

From looking at the demo I discovered that the stories are narrated and do not have the actual voices of the characters.
mybabyappleseed(at)yahoo(dot)ca

Chelsey said...

The Poingo will tell the definitions of certain highlighted words. What a great idea -- it's like a dictionary built right in!
mybabyappleseed(at)yahoo(dot)ca

Chelsey said...

I discoverd from the Cars demo that a tire and a wheel are different. It asked me to find a wheel and told me try again when I clicked the tire in the air. lol...
mybabyappleseed(at)yahoo(dot)ca

Chelsey said...

I found out that you can play games, answer riddles and find out facts. It's so much more than just a read along.
mybabyappleseed(at)yahoo(dot)ca

Chelsey said...

The Poingo Content Manager software is compatible with Mac OS X and Windows Vista XP/ 2000.
mybabyappleseed(at)yahoo(dot)ca

Chelsey said...

Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Lion King and Pooh's Wishful Thinking are other books that you can buy that are already loaded into Poingo's memory.
mybabyappleseed(at)yahoo(dot)ca

Chelsey said...

You can find Poingo at Walmart, Target, Toys R Us, Costco to name a few.
mybabyappleseed(at)yahoo(dot)ca

Chelsey said...

Poingo encourages "Family Reading Night" where families read for a certain amount of time ie 30 min or an hour.
mybabyappleseed(at)yahoo(dot)ca

Chelsey said...

I'm a subscriber -- although I wish I could subscribe via e-mail.

mybabyappleseed(at)yahoo(dot)ca

Grateful Gramma said...

I would give it to my beautiful granddaughter.

Grateful Gramma said...

I'm a subscriber.

Grateful Gramma said...

Poingo uses an infrared scanner to "read" microscopic symbols on the pages.

Grateful Gramma said...

The interactive content for several books is already loaded into Poingo's memory.

Mama Zen said...

This would definitely go to my daughter!

kelli at pfrog dot net

Dee said...

I love that it helps kids 3-7 with reading! This would be so helpful and the books are great!

Dee said...

i'm a follower!

Dee said...

I added your button!

Dee said...

i subscribed in a reader!

Amanda Daybyday said...

I think I'd hafta give this to Nate.

Megret said...

I'd give this to my daughter. Thanks!
Megret
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Megret said...

I think it's cool that Poingo carries Disney characters for their titles -- my girl would love the Cinderella one!
Megret

Stacey @ satcyGirl.com said...

I would get this for my daughter
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karen and co. said...

This would be great for my toddler who wants to be independent, but still can't do everything on his own.

lindabelle said...

I would love to win this for my grandson. He would get so much enjoyment from it. Thanks for the giveaway!

lindabelle said...

I subscribe!

Kristi said...

My six year old son, Noah, will get this if I win.

makeetis said...

I would give this to my daughter. She's 7 and though she does well in Math she doesn't do so well in reading and spelling. brewerchickey78(at)yahoo.com

makeetis said...

i learned that the poingo uses an infrared scanner to read microscopic symbols in the books. brewerchickey78(at)yahoo.com

Brimful Curiosities said...

I like that its an "interactive" way of reading. Thanks!

Brimful Curiosities said...

Blogged about it here: http://www.brimfulcuriosities.com/2008/12/full-to-brim-kids-book-giveaway-list.html

~*Just Plain Momma*~ said...

my daughter has wanted one of these since she first saw them so i'd love to get one for her...
lilhottemomma@yahoo.com

~*Just Plain Momma*~ said...

they feature books from Disney and Pixar films
lilhottemomma@yahoo.com

~*Just Plain Momma*~ said...

books that interest an older age range later this year
lilhottemomma@yahoo.com

~*Just Plain Momma*~ said...

learned that it uses an infrared scanner to read microscopic symbols on the pages.
lilhottemomma@yahoo.com

~*Just Plain Momma*~ said...

learned kids could find hidden treasures on each page.
lilhottemomma@yahoo.com

~*Just Plain Momma*~ said...

The starter set comes with "Cars" and "Nemo
lilhottemomma@yahoo.com

~*Just Plain Momma*~ said...

High School Musical and Hannah Montana books are coming out soon
lilhottemomma@yahoo.com

~*Just Plain Momma*~ said...

You can find Poingo at Walmart, Target, Toys R Us, Costco to name a few
lilhottemomma@yahoo.com

~*Just Plain Momma*~ said...

Poingo has a volume switch with two volume options for the built in speaker as well as the headphone jack
lilhottemomma@yahoo.com

~*Just Plain Momma*~ said...

Poingo will tell the definitions of certain highlighted words
lilhottemomma@yahoo.com

~*Just Plain Momma*~ said...

found out that you can play games, answer riddles and find out facts
lilhottemomma@yahoo.com

~*Just Plain Momma*~ said...

Poingo Content Manager software is compatible with Mac OS X and Windows Vista XP/ 2000
lilhottemomma@yahoo.com

~*Just Plain Momma*~ said...

Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Lion King and Pooh's Wishful Thinking are other books that you can buy that are already loaded into Poingo's memory
lilhottemomma@yahoo.com

~*Just Plain Momma*~ said...

can find Poingo at Walmart, Target, Toys R Us, Costco to name a few.
lilhottmomma@yahoo.com

~*Just Plain Momma*~ said...

Poingo encourages "Family Reading Night" where families read for a certain amount of time ie 30 min or an hour.

lilhottemomma@yahoo.com

Krista said...

I would give this to my son. He LOVES books and right now always wants me to read them to him... ;)
teacherkrista at gmail dot com

Krista said...

When you buy new books beyond the starter set you just download the info to your Poingo. Cool!
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nadia said...

I'd give this to my little boy.

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nadia said...

I'm a suscriber via Google Reader. Thanks!

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moushka said...

My 6yo daughter would enjoy having it.

Andreah said...

I would give this to my four year old for Christmas. He loves books and wants to learn to read so badly. This would definitely help!

Andreah said...

I have your button on my blog.
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Andreah said...

I am a follower.

Tracye said...

I'd give it to my daughter. I just can't think of anything to get her this year! But this sounds like something she'll really love and be able to use.

Tracye said...

Kids can find hidden treasures on every page.

Tracye said...

There are two volume levels.

Tracye said...

I like that it's interactive.

Tracye said...

The starter pack includes Finding Nemo and Cars.

Margot said...

I would give this to both of my boys.

Margot said...

I like that is it more than just reading it is fun and interactive too.

justicecw said...

I would give this to my son and he would love it! thanks for the chance, justicecw@hotmail.com

justicecw said...

I am a follower!
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justicecw said...

I learned that you can buy Poingo at my favorite store Target! thanks, justicecw@hotmail.com

Shoz said...

I think this would be great for my neice and nephew!! Thanks!!!

bison61 said...

fun-I'd give it to my 5-year old grandson

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Krista Miller said...

i would either give this to my nephew or my stepson. i will have to flip a coin. sugary79@aol.com

Krista Miller said...

I learned that poingo books are for kids aged 3-7. sugary79@aol.com

Krista Miller said...

i learned poingo is for disney books which is kind of a bummer, b/c i think disney doesnt send the greatest messages to kids. :( sugary79@aol.com

justicecw said...

I found out that they have disney character books which is great because my son loves all things disney! justicecw@hotmail.com

justicecw said...

I learned that in addition to words and sounds the Poingo also plays some music! justicecw@hotmail.com

justicecw said...

I learned that the Poingo uses an infrared scanner to "read" mircorscopic symbols throughout the book! justicecw@hotmail.com

justicecw said...

They are coming out with new books like High School Musical and Hanna Montana that would be good for older kids too! justicecw@hotmail.com

justicecw said...

You can register your Poingo and then download additional content. thanks, justicecw@hotmail.com

iseekids said...

I think the way it "reads" the books with a scanner is pretty neat. :)

Crochet by Momma J said...

I would give this to my daughter!

Marianne
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Crochet by Momma J said...

I added your button to my blog!

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Crochet by Momma J said...

I'm following your blog!

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Crochet by Momma J said...

I'm following your blog!

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MaggieM said...

I would love to win the Poingo for my two granddaughters (ages 2-1/2 and 4), who love to "read" with their Mom's help. Poingo lets them read by themselves, bringing the stories they love to life. If I could afford to, I'd purchase Poingo for them for Christmas, but, since I can't, I hope I win it for them:)

maggie@mannwieler.com

MaggieM said...

Poingo offers children's favorite books, which is great, but, Poingo also lets them hear different sounds and the ability to match words to what they hear. Very educational and fun!

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MaggieM said...

I added your blog to my Google Homepage :)

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ihchicky said...

I learned that this works by using an infrared light to red the pages.

ihchicky said...

Your button is on my blog.

Kristinia - Loving Heart Mommy said...

I just discovered this cool learning tool and I think its neat that you can just point the pen on the images and the book literally comes to life. I believe that its great for independant reading but I would use this with my son because I still want the togetherness reading brings children and their parents!

Kristinia - Loving Heart Mommy said...

We have your button on my right hand sidebar!

Kristinia - Loving Heart Mommy said...

We follow on Blogger

Kristinia - Loving Heart Mommy said...

We are subscribers!

coriwestphal said...

I learned that the Poingo uses an infared scanner to read microscopic symbols in the books. That's pretty high tech for a kids toy!

coriwestphal said...

I also think it's cool that they carry Disney books. what kid doesn't love Disney characters. I would like to see some more animals though.

coriwestphal said...

I've twittered the contest, http://twitter.com/coriwestphal, thanks!

coriwestphal said...

I also stumbled the post, coriwestphal. Thanks.

coriwestphal said...

I subscribed via google, coriwestphal@netzero.com

coriwestphal said...

And I also follow your blog, coriwestphal. Thank so much for an awesome giveaway!

coriwestphal said...

I also learned that the Poingo speaks in the characters voice so it's more realistic for kids. Thanks!

 
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