Busy parents, how do you do it? In the process of tearing yourself away from your work emails and desk, picking your child up from school, preparing dinner, and tucking them in at night, you also must find the time to nurture and inform those young, creative minds of yours. Alas, a handy tool has arrived to help when weary parents need a night away.
The In Your Own Words Storyteller is comprised of a book and pen recorder, providing your little one with a customised bedtime reading experience even if there’s no familiar family member around. All Mommy, Daddy, Grandma or older brother or sister have to do is record a segment of the book into the child-friendly pen programmed with specifically coded stickers, which are then attached to a particular page of the book. The child then places the pen over the sticker on the book’s page and the recording will play. Each of the 600 stickers are encoded with a series of dots, like a barcode, which can then be programmed to the pen and stored in the pen’s in-built memory. The set also includes 40 stickers with different pre-programmed sound effects such as a laughing baby or ticking clock.
A great invention for busy, single, and travelling parents, though nothing can fully replace Mommy or Daddy’s theatrical real time bedtime story, the In Your Own Words Storyteller puts your child at ease and encourages early reading skills at the same time.
[via The Red Ferret Journal]