Edit ModuleShow Tags

High-Tech Storybook Still Lets You Cuddle


Published:

Bigsby Interactive Storybook from HallmarkStory Buddies are interactive storybooks that come with a corresponding stuffed toy. Via voice-activated technology, you and your child can enjoy the responses of your plush friend as it reacts to keyphrases in the book. One of the Story Buddies, Bigsby, for example, laughs, tells you how shy he is, and worries about his hiding place when you say his keywords, highlighted in red. And, readers with accents shouldn’t have problems using Story Buddies; they picked up everything that was read to them the first time. 

Bigsby™ Interactive Storybook & Story Buddy retails for $29.95 and is available at Hallmark Gold Crown stores. The package comes with a buddy, a book, and the coordinating iPod and iPad applications. In addition to Bigsby, there are five other options, with an additional one on the way. There’s an ON/Off button, and the toys turn themselves off after a few minutes of idleness.

DISCLOSURE: A product sample was provided for review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed in this post are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

Samantha Feuss, a freelance writer, teacher, and editor of Have Sippy Will Travel, is an adoptive and biological mother. You may contact Samantha by email. Photo courtesy of Samantha Feuss.

Edit ModuleShow Tags

Archive »Related Content

After-School All-Stars Helps Kids Be Successful in the Future

Regional Executive Director Dax-Devlon Ross explains how the program keeps urban youth safe, fed, smart and active.

Imagine That!!! Museum in Florham Park Is Finally Reopened (and Better Than Ever)

The revamped space will have your kids playing, tinkering and creating all day long.

Parents Think They Know What Their Teens Are Doing Online, But Teens Aren’t So Sure

New research by Common Sense and Survey Monkey reveals an interesting disparity between parents and their teenagers.

Sleepless in December - Waiting For the Early Decision Notifications

Bonnie Klein, a mother of two and co-founder of daytripperuniversity.com, recalls her family's experiences with early decision notifications.

Are Kids Too Tech-Obsessed?

You might want to think twice next time you want to keep him busy with a tablet.