December 10, 2010

Mickey Mote

 We are a TV family..and no I'm not going to apologize for it.  I know we should limit the kids on the hours of TV they watch, but in all honesty, the kids do it all by themselves.  The kids get so excited when a new movie shows up in the mail for them to watch.  One of the best reactions to a movie was with Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey's Number Roundup and Handy Manny: Big Construction Job.  These 2 movies came with a "Mickey Mote".  What is a Micky Mote?  Its a small handheld device that has colorful shapes on it, and it allows your child to interact with the DVD.  FUN!

The Mickey Mote works with any Disney Preschool DVD that includes Discovery Mode(tm), the interactive "Watch & Play" feature on the DVD!  All parents have to do is program the remote control - there's an easy and quick set-up guide in each DVD- and select the Discovery Mode feature on the menu screen.  Within minutes, kids will be easily responding to questions, throughout the story, about scenes they just watched (such as "What color is Goofy's hat?") by pressing one of four color-coded buttons on the device -- a yellow star, green circle, orange triangle or blue square - to click in their responses.  Discovery Mode features include two levels of play, which provides more challenging questions as the child grows.
Alanna and Ben really got a kick out of being able to help Mickey along and really feel like they were apart of the show.  I even caught Hannah (whose 10) wanting a turn for herself.  {grin}

The Mickey Mote can be used with all the following titles:
*   Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Road Rally
*   Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey's Adventures in Wonderland
*   Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey's Choo Choo
*   Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Minnie's Bow-Tique
*   Handy Manny: Manny's Motorcycle Adventure
*   Handy Manny: Manny's Big Race
*   Little Einsteins: Fire Truck Blast Off
*   My Friends Tigger & Pooh: Super Duper Super Sleuths
*   My Friends Tigger & Pooh: Bedtime With Pooh
Setting up the Mickey Mote was very easy as well.  And this is coming from someone who is very technically challenged. {grin} 
 This would be a great Birthday or Christmas gift and its great for all ages.  The Mickey Mote allows the kids hours of fun and learning, while sitting in front of the TV.  Now why would I limit learning?  {grin}

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