Technology is everywhere, even in children’s toys these days. I love kids educational toys that incorporate technology because it’s exactly the kinds of toys my kids like to play with. Of course, they play with plenty of non-tech toys, but technology interests them and I understand that because it interests me too. So, when iLearn ‘N’ Play offered me one of the products from their new toy line I didn’t have to think about it, I just said yes.
We received the iLearn ‘N’ Play Adventure Explorer, a toy that helps teach and reinforce the alphabet to children. This fun app learning toy features a free app that pairs with the controller via Bluetooth and can be used with any iOS device. It is made especially for the iPhone, iPad, iPad Mini, or iPod Touch and comes with a sturdy, kid-proof case that houses your device to keep it safe while in play. The app can also be used minus the controller and you drive by tilting your iOS device.
Even though this game started out a pretty basic level (for a young preschooler), it builds as you go and eventually is more on Quinn’s level, though it’s still a bit basic for him. He loves it nonetheless and loves driving the car around and catching the letters he needs to complete the tracks.
The device itself works great, pairs easily with our device, and makes playing the game fun and realistic. The horns, blinkers, and ignition are a nice touch and make this even more fun to Quinn. It is made from sturdy plastic as well, so it should hold up well as long as it’s not used too roughly.
iLearn ‘N’ Play toys are available at Target. The Adventure Explorer retails for $39.99 and is recommended for children ages 3 and up. This toy requires 3 AA batteries, which are not included.
Thank you to iLearn 'N' Play for providing a complimentary product sample for us to base this review upon and for providing a second product for our contest prize. All opinions expressed are my own.
The prize for this contest is the winner's choice of one iLearn 'N' Play toy. When choosing, please consider the following . . .
- The Adventure Explorer is compatible with the iPad, iPad Mini, iPhone, and iPod.
- The Learning Tablet is compatible with the iPad only.
- Robbi the Robot is compatible with the iPhone and iPod only.
Good luck in the drawing!