My daughter is all about the books and reading right now. Now that she is in kindergarten and learning how to read she wants more, more, and more. I think she feels empowered and accomplished as she learns new words. Hallmark’s interactive story buddies was a perfect birthday for Honey. Not only did she get a cute book but a fun buddy to read with her.
Meet Abigail, the chatty acrobatic bunny who just can’t wait to grow up. Kids will love watching her come to life as you read key words aloud from her books: Abigail and the Balance Beam (book included), Abigail and the Tea Party and Abigail and the Lost Purse.
Honey received Abigail in her book Abigail and The Balance Beam. Sunday evening after she opened her presents and got ready for bed I tucked her in with Abigail tucked into the crook of her arm and began to read. We turned Abigail on and the story began. After the first page Abigail responded and Honey looked at me wide eyed. She smiled and was thrilled that her new friend was participating in the story reading. Abigail would laugh, giggle, and put in her own thoughts as I read the book to them both. Afterwards Honey wanted to look through the book at all the pictures.
I really think that the interactive story buddies are unique and a fun gift for any child. I’m always impressed with the products from Hallmark. When I was browsing the site for information I found that Abigail comes with additional books and at the price of $9.95 are very reasonable.
Just when I thought it couldn’t get any better I came upon another feature of the Hallmark interactive story buddies. You can download a free iPhone or iPad application that matches your buddy.
This was the jackpot as far as Honey was concerned she was excited when I downloaded it for her to give it a try. The “read” will read the story to your child and interactive buddy, just be sure to turn on your buddy so it can enjoy the story with you. The games had two options dress up and jigsaw puzzles. The dress-up was pretty simple and only offered 3 outfits and Honey felt that wasn’t really much fun. At first when she clicked on the puzzles she was disappointed with only 6 puzzle pieces to put together. You can change the setting to hard and the puzzle will be broken into more pieces. There are several photos from the story to play with.
Jingle the Pup we are saving as a Christmas present. Jingle is a character from a Hallmark original animated series Jingle All the Way that premieres November 25th 7/6 c.
In “Jingle All the Way,” a spirited Husky puppy looking for a home at a Christmas tree farm instantly bonds with a young boy visiting with his parents. As the boy rides away, unable to keep him, the pup escapes and embarks on a snowy journey to find his friend again.
I really love the interactive story buddies and think with the additional books and corresponding applications this is a great gift for the holidays. There are also a lot of great Hallmark original movies coming out for the holiday that I suggest you check out at Hallmark Channel
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