If Read With Me Scout or Violet can’t get kids to get into reading, I have no idea what will. The adorable twin pups from LeapFrog come with their own curriculum, as well as interactive features that make them pretty solid educational tools.
Talking Tom and Talking Ben Jump Into the Real World in Plush Form
Talking Tom and Talking Ben, from Dragon-I Toys, have been around for a while in app forms. The cat and dog are erstwhile friends with separate apps, though there is plenty of room left for crossovers. You can interact with Tom and Ben by poking them or pulling their tails and give them items to play with, but the main draw of the apps is the voice changer – anything you say, Tom or Ben will repeat in a high-pitched voice.
Ubooly Is Your iPod or iPhone’s Newest Furry Friend
If you’re looking for a good use for an old, but still functional iPhone or iPod Touch, you’re probably thinking of handing it down to one of your kids. If that’s the case, you can get a little more mileage out of that old gadget, and your kid can get a new friend, thanks to Ubooly.
Monkeez and Friends Encourages Kids to Pay it Forward
MVP Group International has a set of plush dolls called Genuine Monkeez and Friends, and they’re all genuinely excited to start giving happiness to kids and money to people in need.