If there are two things Noah loves….it’s the iPad and his Hot Wheels cars. So his Hot Wheels Apptivity is made for him. I knew I couldn’t hold out until Hanukkah for this one and so I gave it to him as soon as we received it. This is his GO-TO TOY right now!
You can purchase Hot Wheels Apptivity at all major retailers including online at Amazon where it is currently (the day I wrote this post) selling for $3 less than the retail price of $10.99! Now Amazon prices change so don’t get mad at me if it isn’t that price when you check it!
For the first time ever, kids can use a real-life, 1:64 scale Hot Wheels car on their iPad. The revolutionary tech 2.0 Hot Wheels APPtivity collection gives kids the ability to blend physical and digital play into one immersive experience at the Hot Wheels Test Facility. Mom and dad need not worry – the specially designed Active Touch anti-scratch technology on the vehicle ensures iPad screen surfaces go unscathed. To get started, simply download the free Hot Wheels APPtivity app from the iTunes store, tap on the app, place your vehicle on the screen and you’re ready to race. The special Active Touch technology integrated in the vehicle interacts with the app letting kids customize their driving style, swerve past obstacles or just cut loose and burn rubber around the race track. With three included games, kids will have a blast racing Hot Wheels cars on their iPad. Challenge one, a search and blast game lets kids equip their Team Hot Wheels vehicle with blasters while racing to seek out enemy vehicles. The long jump game lets kids race and ramp their vehicle over obstacles including cities as they try and stay in the air as long as they can. The last challenge is a race circuit game where kids can feel what it’s like to drift and drive a Hot Wheels vehicle in a competitive racing environment. Set includes one 1:64 scale Hot Wheels APPtivity vehicle.
Noah doesn’t understand why all of his Hot Wheels cars don’t work on the iPad and has been asking for more that do! For now I am content with him having just this one (since it means no 2 player games, you get it?) and playing with it like he has been. I know that the iPad has helped his motor skills and I like watching him move the car around with ease and get into the different tracks and speeds, etc. While not an educational game per se, this adds a new dimension to just playing with his cars!
I received a sample to facilitate my review. All opinions are my own.
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