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Tom has found a new friend. I admit, it’s not an ordinary friend, but a very special one. We are talking about the learning fun educational robot Movi I like you – in cooperation with Fisher-Price would imagine -. Fisher-Price helps children strengthen their cognitive, motor and social skills to become happy and unique personalities. How many thoughts Fisher-Price has made in the development of Movi, you can feel immediately!

Movi has recently moved in with us so that we can get to know him better and then tell you about him.

One thing in advance: Even if you may not be a fan of technical toys for toddlers, you should definitely read this post! Because I’m pretty sure that Movi manages to change your attitude to technical toys. Because the little guy is pretty personable and conquers children’s hearts in no time. Understandably, because he always smiles friendly and is always ready for a fun game. This sympathetic robot character makes it incredibly fun for kids to get involved with Movi and its educational games. Quite apart from Movi keeps kids properly on the go, because through the different game modes so quickly no boredom.

So, if you are still looking for a very special present, keep Movi in ​​mind!

What is the learning robot Movi?

Learning Robot Movi is a new toy from Fisher-Price and has convinced not only us, but many other people in a short time. I think the many positive reviews on the Internet in various online shops speak for themselves, right?

But what is Movi now exactly and what can he actually?

Movi is a learning robot, but at the same time it’s just an entertaining (and quite sporty) robot buddy who brings various interactive games with him. The learning games promote different abilities of preschool children. In addition, children can romp with Movi, move with him or study his first dance steps with his help.

In short: Movi supports children both mentally and physically!

How does learning robot Movi work?

Movi can move in all directions, keeping children moving a lot. Learning, dancing and romping together is fun for children! And thanks to the variety of different learning and movement games, playing together never gets boring.

Movi runs on batteries and can be switched on or off depending on the situation and also be switched off if necessary. There are two switches on Movis head – one green and one red – as well as three more switches on Movis belly. The red and the green switch on Movis head are mainly used to select games and to answer questions. By pressing the red button, for example, any learning game can be repeated, by pressing the green starts the next.

The three switches on Movis belly stand for the three different game modes:

1.) Letter fun and movement

2.) Imagine and show forms

3.) Learn and play games

Depending on which game the child decides, different games start. Sometimes questions are asked that have to be answered, sometimes there are requests that encourage people to move around and play. The movement games range from catching games over simple motor skills to learning first dance steps.

How does learning robot Movi help children?

Learning Robot Movi is suitable for children from 3 years. But even Lotte with her 5.5 years has a lot of fun while playing together and romping with Movi. So that speaks for your kids having a bit of their robot buddy for a long time. =)

As children discover the world above all while playing games, learning games are a great support, because they combine fun games with learning important skills. Be it getting to know and recognizing numbers, colors and shapes, understanding how to understand instructions and performing them correctly, listening carefully and then answering questions, or training fine and gross motor skills.

With Movi supported Fisher-Price children in promoting early childhood skills without overdemand. The learning robot Movi is not about complex tasks and unlimited possibilities, but above all about children having fun learning and imaginatively discovering their environment.

Tom and learning robot Movi

When Tom met Movi, it was like love at first sight. =)

I think the following pictures speak for themselves, right?

Tom thinks it’s great that Movi has a face that makes him feel alive. And he loves to romp with Movi! There is jumping through half the living room and dancing, crawling and running!

Tom understood pretty quickly how Movi works. Depending on the situation, he then selects one of the game modes. He finds it funniest when Movi asks him to catch him.

I find particularly impressive how long and persistently Tom deals with Movi. There is also an hour played and romped.

I think that especially the varied games provide for this extensive joy of playing!

Tom also listens carefully when Movi asks questions and answers most of them correctly within a short time. Sometimes it gets a bit confused, but that’s part of it. When Tom asks Tom to do something, like mimicking animal sounds or jumping on a leg, Tom does it right away. That really fascinates me, because if Micha or I playfully ask Tom something, we’re less successful.😀

So I can only repeat myself: Movi has become a small family member with us. That sounds funny, but it is true.

He lives in the living room and is literally waiting for Tom to come home. And as soon as that happens, they play together at least once a day. Lilli, Lotte and Tom are especially happy to play together with Movi. Then the three bounce and dance like the wilds to the bet.

Conclusion: Movi is more than just an educational toy. He is a small character that makes children’s eyes shine and encourages them to learn and move in a playful way.

I am very curious how you like learning robots Movi !

Xplora Smart-Watch – Alternative To Smartphone?

 When we had our car accident some time ago, a rather heavy rear-end collision in the middle of the city, and then immediately had to go to the doctor, this moment threw our entire daily planning together. In the end, fortunately, nothing worse than a whiplash happened to both Micha and Tom and me, and the car was damaged by just under $ 8,000. But it was a shock anyway! And after we had digested the first big shock – immediately after the accident – and were then on the way to the doctor, we realized the next moment that Lilli would come home from school – due to the time delay – if we would not be there. At that very moment I wished so much to be able to reach Lilli somehow. But that was simply impossible.

So in the end, we had no choice but to rely on Lilli, hoping she would not let herself be confused when she got home and no one was there … that she would either go to neighbors or wait in the garden.

But the other way around, there were already one or the other situation in which Lilli would have liked to tell us something on the way. For example, that she had forgotten that an extra choir rehearsal took place after school and that would make her come home later. Or just to ask if she is allowed to go to a friend’s house after school.

There are so many situations in which it is very helpful to reach the child or be reached by the child. Sometimes they are more serious or more acute situations, often everyday. Either way, accessibility plays an increasingly central role in the growing independence of our children. Because suddenly our children are traveling alone and discover the world on their own or together with their friends.

And even if we want to claim that everything used to work without smartphones and the Internet in the past, this realization does not exclude the possibility that even in those situations like the ones mentioned above, even at that time there were queasy feelings. Either because as a child we once stood in front of a locked door, or because as a child we came home some days later and our mothers were very worried.

That’s why: yes, in the past, life did not work without the possibilities that exist today, but still we would have wished it many times, right?

That’s why I’d like to introduce you to the XPLORA Smartwatch , which I recommended to you on Instagram some time ago , in more detail. Because this special smartwatch for kids is one of the best technical inventions for families I’ve seen in a long time. Modern and useful, but not inappropriate for children. Why, why and why – I’ll tell you in the following!

I also want to give away an XPLORA Smartwatch to you on this occasion! Further information and terms and conditions for the prize game can be found at the end of the post.

What can the XPLORA Smartwatch do?

The XPLORA Smartwatch is a special watch designed for kids that adds some valuable features beyond the clock function. With the smartwatch, children can make and receive phone calls, send and receive messages, and use an intelligent emergency call system when needed.

The smartwatch also has a GPS receiver. This tracking function can be switched off at any time. We also exhibited them.

The display can show both a digital clock and an analogue clock.

The smartwatch is CE certified (including battery safety, non-toxicity of materials and radiation), splash-proof and convinces not only functional, but also visually. In addition, there is the smartwatch in different colors, so that for each child the right watch is there.

XPLORA Smartwatch Vs. Smartphone

The moment will come when our kids are old enough for a smartphone. But for the transitional period – between the ages of 4-11 years – the XPLORA Smartwatch is a great alternative. Seeing the smartwatch is perfect as a first “mobile phone” suitable for children. It allows people to stay connected, but prevents free access to the Internet and access to apps, social media and inappropriate content.

The Smartwatch is a secure mobile phone that has all the technical benefits of a smartphone, but excludes inappropriate features.

Incidentally, children can only call people who have the numbers on their smartwatches. And you can call only from previously defined contacts (eg, mom, dad, grandma and grandpa) or, optionally, depending on the setting of each, to whom one gave the number before. The same applies to the message function.

In addition, the respective contacts can be provided with matching photos. This is especially helpful for children.

Other advantages of the XPLORA Smartwatch

When I introduced you to the smartwatch on Instagram , some of you wrote that it’s not very nice or desirable to send kids to the (elementary) school with a smartphone. But even here, the argument that the smartwatch is not a smartphone in the sense, but only offers the opportunity to stay in touch with each other. Other functions such as access to the Internet, apps or games are not possible with the smartwatch. Accordingly, the smartwatch should not be a problem for teachers. =)

Also: On the SmartWatch can be rest periods set in which no calls are transferred such as during lessons. And there is even the possibility of retrieving the child’s location and / or being informed as soon as the child reaches or leaves a certain area (eg the school). However, the location function can – as I said – also be turned off at any time.

Most of the time, the XPLORA is only a normal watch on the wrist anyway.

How much does the XPLORA Smartwatch cost?

As I wrote above, the XPLORA Smartwatch comes in different colors: BLUE / GREEN , ORANGE / BLUE and PINK / WHITE

Priced the Smartwatch is £12.99 / month with a contract period of 24 months . The cost of the clock and the data flatrate are included in the price.

Note: The watch can not be used with other SIM cards!

Our experiences with the XPLORA Smartwatch

Lilli is really happy to own the smartwatch! Not only for the time in school, but also when she is on her own in the afternoons or on weekends with her friends. I think she feels safer because she knows that she can reach us at any time and that we can contact her any time should something important have happened or are pending. But regardless of situations in which we want to reach acute, the smartwatch is a real help – and for the normal everyday life.

If only to occasionally ask Lilli where she is and when she will come home. Or to remind them that it’s time for dinner, riding or dancing.

And even Lotte went out of the house more often with the smartwatch. Primarily, she gets to know the time with the watch and thereby develops a first sense of time. At the same time, we can reach her anytime, for example, when she’s with friends to tell her something, without having to settle the whole thing over a phone call with the other parents.

Conclusion: The XPLORA Smartwatch is the perfect alternative to the first smartphone – especially for elementary school children. It allows children to be self-reliant and still be able to contact each other at any time.