My Poingo

from Publications International


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What It Is

The new and improved My Poingo, which makes books "come alive" for children, now features a lighter-weight, pen-shaped interactive reader that is easier for children to grip and hold, as well as a new cartridge-based system that requires no product-to-computer interfacing.

With My Poingo, children use the reader to touch pictures or text on the book pages, bringing their favorite characters to life with words, sounds, and music. My Poingo is really easy to use. Kids simply turn it on, point the reader, and go. A scanner "reads" printed microscopic coding on the page that triggers the My Poingo cartridge to provide audio through an onboard speaker. With My Poingo's library of popular story licenses, kids will love reading along and playing games with their favorite characters. The starter set includes the interactive reader and one large, hardcover Sesame Street book and cartridge. Individual books will also be available. Other titles will include Ni Hao Kai-Lan, SpongeBob SquarePants, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Dora the Explorer, Thomas the Tank Engine, Toy Story, Cars, Winnie the Pooh, Disney Fairies, and Disney Princesses. My Poingo requires two AAA batteries and includes a headphone jack for quiet play.

This is an update and redesign of the earlier-version Poingo, but please note that storybooks from that unit will not work with the new My Poingo platform.