It’s a sure sign that Christmas is fast approaching as the Santa’s Little helpers get busy! Yes, it’s all fun and games in ours as we meet Watson the fabulous Racoon.
Watson was here on official business, his mission, to make story time magical!
This awesome little Racoon, who goes by the name of Watson is part of Hallmark’s brand new & exciting, ‘Story Buddy’ range of interactive cuddly toys.
Each buddy is beautiful made, each containing a very magical, yet clever innovative technology, that wont fail to impress the kids.
This is the first toy on our Santa’s Little helpers list, that I feel cannot be done justice with words alone. With this in mind I decided it was time to get vlogging (for those of you who haven’t got the first clue what I’m going on about, “Vlogging” is a team used for video blogging)
So… Here it is!
How, cute is that! Watson is not only adorable, but as you can see his an extremely clever Racoon.
The Magic inside Watson is actually innovative playback technology which prompts Watson to speak & join in once the trigger passages are read out (trigger passages are highlighted green within the story book provide).
Story buddy’s are due to hit Hallmark stores this month (October 2011) There’s currently three story buddies to choose from (more to come in the New Year)! These are, our lovely friend, ‘Watson’ (the inquisitive racoon,) ‘Copper’ (the playful bear) & the Limited edition ‘Jingle’ (the Husky especially for Christmas) Each Buddy comes complete with its own awesome story book, plus
for those who wish to expand there reading skills further additional books can be bought for Watson & Copper.
Hallmark have also developed they’re own App for ipad, ipods and iphone.
This app tells the story behind each buddy, plus more.
Download the app free from itunes.
Seriously what is there not to like here. Watson is magical and all the children love him, including my 11-year-old who is on the autism spectrum
Kids rating 4 star****
As a parent, I love the story buddy range, not only are we looking at an educational toy that will encourage children to read, but this special buddy’s help families bond and enjoy time together create childhood memories.
The stories are great helping the development of imagination and creative thinking.
Big thumbs up.
At £19.99 this is an adorable toy with innovative technology that I’m used to seeing in the higher end of the market, displaying a scary fat price tag.
4**** stars from mum