VTech MobiGo Software - Mickey Mouse Clubhouse

Common Sense Media says

Kids play math games with their favorite Disney mouse.

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Learning(i)

What parents need to know

Positive messages

Mickey Mouse and his friends solve problems together.

Positive role models

The characters work together and are kind to one another.

Ease of play

The cartridge has clear instructions. The device often specifies which controls to use, such as motion or the touch screen, but kids can also opt for using the directional pad. 

Violence & scariness
Not applicable
Language
Not applicable
Consumerism

This product is based on the popular Disney TV show, which has a vast range of product tie-ins available.

Privacy & safety
Not applicable

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that VTech MobiGo - Mickey Mouse Clubhouses is a collection of mini-games based on the television show of the same name. Most of the games focus on math concepts using familiar activities from the show, like calling for Toodles and using the "mystery Mousketool." The game stars mostly on Mickey Mouse and Pluto, but includes appearances from Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, and Pete.

What kids can learn

Subjects

Math

  • money
  • patterns
  • shapes

Skills

Thinking & Reasoning

  • analyzing evidence
  • logic
  • strategy

Engagement, Approach, Support

Engagement

Kids will enjoy interacting with Mickey Mouse and his friends. The activities are playful and there is a nice mix of things to do. Most kids in the target age-range would enjoy playing it again and again.

Learning Approach

The game rewards kids for right answers and gently corrects wrong ones. The content isn't deep, but it is age appropriate and relatable. There is no room for kids to create their own path through the game.

Support

VTech MobiGo Software - Mickey Mouse Clubhouse has little in the way of saved data and no way for parents to track a child's progress. In-game help is available through clear directions and prompts. 

What kids can learn

Subjects

Math

  • money
  • patterns
  • shapes

Skills

Thinking & Reasoning

  • analyzing evidence
  • logic
  • strategy

Kids can learn about shapes, patterns and sequences, and counting coins. With four learning games and another that involves counting coins, kids play with the Disney characters while practicing preschool skills. VTech MobiGo Software - Mickey Mouse Clubhouse introduces preschool math concepts through games and activities with beloved characters, but it's missing tracking of the child's progress.

This Learning Rating review was written by Christy Matte

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What's it about?

VTECH MOBIGO SOFTWARE - MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE invites kids into Mickey's world as he tries to find Pluto's Super-Duper Bouncy Ball. Four of the games use one of the Mousketools and each focuses on a different math concept. There is also a section for counting with coins to pay Pete, and an activity where Mickey dances with his pals, Pluto, Minnie, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, and Goofy.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

VTech MobiGo Software - Mickey Mouse Clubhouse holds a lot of appeal for fans of the television show. Most of the games reinforce math concepts in a familiar and fun setting, such as having kids fly a plane and helping Mickey jump over obstacles. A few of the activities seem to be there just for fun -- like the one where kids help the characters dance by tapping Mickey or Minnie's hand when it lights up. This is a cute and age appropriate game for preschool kids, but it's lacking a storyline or guided progression through the different sections. 

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about simple problems kids face in daily life. How do you solve the problems? Which "tools" do you use?

  • Mickey Mouse enjoys doing things with his friends. Who are your friends?

  • Do you like playing games? What made this one fun?

Game details

Platforms:MobiGo, MobiGo 2
Price:$19.99
Available online?Not available online
Developer:VTech Electronics
Release date:December 1, 2010
Genre:Educational
Topics:Magic and fantasy, Adventures, Cats, dogs, and mice, Horses and farm animals, Music and sing-along, Numbers and letters

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  • Best: Really engaging; great learning approach.
  • Very Good: Engaging; good learning approach.
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  • Not for Kids: Not age-appropriate for kids; not recommended for learning.

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