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Fable – A Tablet Specially Made for Your Children

The children’s book days may be over as Isabella Products unveiled Fable – a new completely interactive tablet geared towards children. Fable allows children to read, draw, play and even connect to a mobile broadband network thru its tots-friendly 7-inch high resolution LCD touch screen. It will feature Isabella’s exclusive carousel navigation GUI and will come pre-installed with well known children’s stories and picture books like Curious George, Martha Speaks, George and Martha and other story book collections from global education leader Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Fable can securely connect to Isabella’s VizitMe.com content management system to allow children to connect to educational and entertaining digital content almost anywhere including at home, at school or on the road. Its integrated e-Reader software provides instant viewing of Fable library that’s composed of both pre-loaded and purchased reading materials. Children and parents can even add to their collection additional eBooks by buying them from VizitMe online bookstore accessible directly from Fable.

Additional features of Fable include an artistic toolset with digital markers, paintbrushes, magic pens and different shapes that can be used to draw and color on a blank page, coloring pages and photos. For some fun and games, interactive games based on numbers, reading, food, colors, shapes and other themes based on HMH and other publishers are available. There’s also a photo sharing apps that uploads pictures and images taken from the built-in camera to Fables own gallery and coloring book. Finally, for safety, Fable’s access to digital content and security settings can be monitored and restricted by parents thru pin codes and password protected VizitMe account.

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AnyBook Reader: Story-Telling and Book-Reading Made More Innovative

Are you a working mom who often goes home late with your children already asleep? Have you been promising your children for the longest time that you’ll read them a book before bed, but finding it hard to do so because of your heavy workload at the office? If you answer yes to both questions, then no doubt – you need the new AnyBook Reader!

Nope, it’s not an ebook reader. It’s a device that can record your voice as you read a story from the page of any book. This way, your children can listen to your voice before bed (or anytime they want, actually) and feel like you’re just beside them reading a story. The AnyBook Reader comes with special stickers that you only have to stick to each page of a book. Then, tap the sticker with the reader and you can now read while the device will automatically record your voice. Every time your children want to hear your voice, they just have to open the book to their desired page and tap on the sticker so that they’ll hear your recorded voice reading the page. The said reader can store up to 60 hours of your records. All it will need to work are a couple of AAA batteries – no need for internet connection or any other complicated requirement for that matter.

With this AnyBook Reader available, your children will feel like you’re always there. Although it’s not designed to alter your presence, it can help you every now and then when you can’t be around for your children because of other pressing tasks.

Gallop! – The Scanimation Picture Book

Okay, so what’s a cool gift for your kid on his birthday? A chic new remote control car? An educational learning system? Or a cool action figure that moves like the real thing? Well, whatever that is, your kid will sure love the idea of getting a gadget gift from you. But you know what, there is something unique that you can give that will sure mesmerize him. Something like Gallop! – the Scanimation picture book.

So, why Gallop!? Because the pictures on this book create the illusion of motion such as jumping, running, and bounding. At first glance, you might think that it is just an ordinary picture book. But the second you open it, even you will be mesmerized at how the animals in the picture seem to move like the real thing. You’ll find a turtle swimming, a horse galloping, a cat springing, a dog running, an eagle flying, and a whole lot more. Your son will sure be amazed at the movements of the animals in the picture, and for sure he couldn’t wait to show it to all his friends.

Now, maybe you’re thinking what makes the movements possible in this picture book. Well, it’s all about a patented new technology called Scanimation. As defined, it is a state-of-the-art six-phase animation process that combines persistence of vision with a striped acetate overlay to give the illusion of movement. So, once you open one, you will notice that in a hidden tab in each heavy page slides an acetate layer that is printed with vertical black lines over encoded and detailed images of animals like rooster, turtle, and horse. When these layers interact, the illusion of motion is created.

The Gallop!: A Scanimation Picture Book (Scanimation Books) is really the coolest book you and your kid will ever see! So, get one now!

Kids Play and Learn the Fun Way With These Top 5 Learning Toys

Kids love to play, that’s a fact. But it doesn’t necessarily mean that while at play, they cannot learn anything. There are actually lots of cool gadgets and educational toys nowadays that are also geared towards learning. And so to make learning a fun way for your kids, introduce to them these top 5 learning toys for small geeks.

LeapFrog® Tag Reading System

leapfrogtagreadingsystemTo bring reading to life. That’s the main objective of this revolutionary touch reading system designed by LeapFrog. With its Tag Reader feature, it allows your child to go through the book’s pages and enjoy while hearing the pictures sing, words talk, and stories live out loud. It has over 20 books and games which feature various movie, TV, and classic tales characters. So whether your child likes classics like The Little Engine That Could Come To Life or recent movies such as Kung Fu Panda, he or she will sure have a fun time reading and learning at the same time. The storybooks and learning activities included in the system can help widen your child’s vocabulary and enhance reading skills including comprehension, phonics, and word recognition.

Recommended for children 4 to 8 years old.

Snap Circuits SC-300

electronicsnapcircuitTo learn electronics the easy and fun way. That’s the very reason why Elenco designed this Electronic Snap Circuits SC-300. It includes real circuit components, similar to those found in your electronic appliances’ circuit boards such as your computer, television, and radio. With over 60 parts, your child can sure create mini electronic devices like speaker, alarm, circuit, fan motor, and lamp socket out of them. So, if you notice your little one’s inclination to electronic stuff, why not let him/her have this educational kit? with more than 300 projects to build out of it, your child will sure learn electronics the easy and fun way.

Recommended for ages 8 to 108 years old.

LeapFrog® Leapster® Learning Game System – Green

leapfroglearninggamesystemTo teach kids math, reading, vocabulary, critical thinking and more. That’s what this Leapster Learning Game System from LeapFrog aims to do. It comes with 2 built-in games but it is expandable if you plan on storing an exciting library of educational games which is sold separately. It is very portable, so your little one can bring it anytime, anywhere.

Recommended for children ages 4 to 8 years old.

Fisher-Price Smart Cyclefisherpricesmartcycle

To develop your child’s motor skills. That’s one of the pros of this Smart Cycle from Fisher-Price. It’s a jam-packed gadget where your child can enjoy a stationary bike, educational tool, and a video game console in one. Who says your child can’t have fun and exercise when indoors? This plug & play, hardware/software system sure takes your kid to a different learning adventure.

Recommended for children ages 3 to 6 years old.

ThinkFun Zingo

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To enhance your child’s skills in social interaction, matching, image and vocabulary recognition, concentration, and memory. That’s what you can achieve if you get your child this ThinkFun Zingo. It is actually just like a Bingo, only it’s more simple and fast-paced. Two or more players are needed to play this. What you will do is fill your image cards with matching tiles from the “Zingo Master”, now whoever fills the card first wins!

Recommended for children ages between 4 to 8 years old.

So, what’s your pick?

Cuddly Smart E-Bear for Your Techie Children

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In our generation, our educational toys could have been using an old school read or listen and learn type and the most that we have would be learning from a prerecorded teacher through a DVD or VCD just like how Dora and Blue does. Now, there is Smart E-Bear that is geared up 2.0 style for your kids.

Smart E-Bear can tell stories, play games with your child, and can sing songs at your child’s desire with a press on its paw. Moreover, this techie bear can recorgnize your kid’s name with its preloaded database of boys and girls name of around a thousand. This cuddly bear is also multi-lingual! It knows how to speak English to your child, Spanish for your hijo and hija right out of the box. The USB interface that this bear has can be found on its back which can connect to Windows and Mac computers. Just like the iPod, this device has its own iTunes-like software called E-Store where you could download additional contents like more songs, stories and games. Additonal languages are also available through the store for French and Chinese kids that Smart E-Bear is very much willing to play with.

This bear can also be programmed to interact with your children in different of ways so that your developing child can always be challenged. The Smart E-Bear measures 12″x14″x10″ and ready to play as it comes with 2AA batteries. Now learning isn’t just fun, it is also cute and cuddly!

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