Tech updates are all the rage right now, so it's no surprise that some of the hottest new toys on display at the 2014 Toy Fair feature smartphone and tablet capabilities. So instead of grumbling that technology has destroyed playtime, or that kid-friendly gadgets are harmful, let's embrace the new developments that will make everyone's lives so much easier.
Let's face it, we live in a high tech world. These days, most kids can use iPads before they even start school (anyone remember the viral video of a baby trying to use a magazine as a tablet?), so integrating them into playtime seems like a natural next step. And yes, the risks might be real, but under controlled circumstances and in limited doses, tablet usage and smartphone capabilities are beneficial. Plus, they make games so much more fun!
So come on, Mom! Can we get these? Pleeeeeeease! Number four could really save your sanity!
Would you let your kids use any of these new toys?
Like a Siri for kids, WikiBear learns all about you, answers questions, and remembers to ask you how you're doing. So, instead of having to answer all of your kids' questions (like "what happened to the dinosaurs?" and "when is my favorite show on?"), just deflect to WikiBear. With a Bluetooth-enabled chip, the plush toy can easily scan the Internet for the answer to basically any question.