Wild Planet Hyper Dash
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- Winner of Creative Child Magazine's 2009 Top Toy of the Year Award
- Great for improving math skills, athletic skills and just having fun
- Choose from four game modes to challenge your speed, skill, memory, coordination and teamwork
- Consists of one electronic tagger and five different colored and numbered targets. Play solo, head-to-head, or in teams.
- Non-RFID version.
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Top Customer Reviews
Now, this is what I can say from my own perspective: we have 2 pre-tween boys, one 5 yr. old girl, 2 dogs and about a dozen kids living in the neighborhood and showing up just about every day in the summer for the pool and the trampoline. We bought this from Amazon back in May and everyone loved it, including the dogs. So, for most of this summer, whenever they decided to play Hyper Dash, we were having the kids running around as directed, the dogs running after the kids and myself, trying to focus on the stuff I was supposed to be studying (for an exam). Based on other reviews, the game can be played indoors as well. We never allowed it but, as the weather turns colder, we may allow them to play in the basement whenever they get together for some fun.
Now, talking about things the kids 'learn'... let's not exaggerate :). Sure, there is a level of the game where the kid has to compute 3-2 quickly but, come on, there's not A LOT to learn. It's mostly physical and that's how the kids play it and it's good this way. They ARE running a lot but do not expect to see better grades in school.
What you do not see in the Amazon official review it's the durability factor. I am pleased to state that, after 4 months and, probably 20-30 hours of play, nothing broke yet. I expect the game to be still unbroken after one year.
I spend most of my time sitting in front of a computer, and though I exercise on a treadmill every day, I'm always looking for something that will prompt me to move more. I set up the targets around my kitchen and dining area and do several run-throughs while the coffee is brewing in the a.m. or while dinner is cooking in the evening. It's a fun way to get the blood flowing. Mom has her targets set up in the family room and does a few mid-morning runs each day.
The educational value is so-so. The colored targets are numbered one to five and kids can learn to quickly identify colors and do simple math equations. But I can't say enough about this toy's value as a fun way to inspire kids--and adults of all ages--to get moving. In our family, it's a favorite of three generations.
Oh, is it educational? Oh please, games are about taking turns, playing fair, and being a good sport- if kids get that, they are set for life. If your kids can't play games well, no matter how much calculus they know, they are going to have a hard time in life. Ok, so off my soap box, there is a few addition problems in level 4, which our 5 year old seemed to handle fine. The adults probably took longer to add than the kids, which added to the fun.
I am buying more of these as gifts!!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Cool toy, but arrived without the spring in the battery compartment. Had to get it fixed. Fun way to burn energy and have fun learning.Published 1 month ago by the4cokes
Got this for my daughters 6th birthday. All her friends loved playing it at her party. Now she and my4 year old son play it in the basement. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Kwinkkg
This is a fun concept but doesn't work reliably. We've played on carpet, hardwood, and outdoors on grass, and sometimes no matter how accurately you touch the target, it won't... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Mom to future Primatologist