The Fisher Price iXL Learning System is the iPad for kids because it really is a small computer. This exciting innovation from Fisher Price is recommended for 3-6 year old kids.
I have had the pleasure of testing this toy and my husband and I both agree (for once) that this is the toy that we will be gifting our 4 year old with this Christmas 2010. He was given the Mobigo Touch Learning System as a birthday gift and he loves it so this new addition will be an added bonus. It is just about everything a parent can hope for in a toy.
Playtime With iXL Learning System
Just based on my testing I can immediately see that kids will love it. There is so many options for using the iXL Learning System that I expect will hold the attention of almost any child or child at heart (even me).
Ease of Use:
I expect that any 3 year old would master this toy in no time. Parents can download photos and music that their children love and the games are also very user friendly for younger kids.
My other reasons for choosing this toy:
The icon based menu is easy to navigate.
The built in volume control
Sound effects are captivating
Ability to use standard usb.
The age range is good so my son will be able to make use of this game for a years.
The built is exceptional so should last a while.
The variety of software to go along with the system is good so we can change this up to keep his interest.
I have a few some small reservations though:
There are a lot of extra software available but they must be purchased separately and at around $20 a pop the costs will add up quickly.
The iXL requires 4 double A batteries so this is an added cost depending on how long they last.
The screen itself is low resolution but I do not expect too much problems there.
Here is what you get with purchase:
1 interactive story and activity
1 Learning Game
Available in three different colors, pink for girls, blue for boys and silver for just about anyone it is priced at less than $80 this is a great gift of fun and education that your children will love.