Friday, February 9, 2007

Kids, toys, and growing up way too fast!

Nice article about some cool new toys being presented at the American International Toy Fair next week.

Some of my favorites:
  • The $55 Technokids Graphic Tablet, for example, features Click & Create With Mia -- a kind of Photoshop for tots that teaches kids to draw, paint and animate shapes on screen, and allows them to create posters, invitations and birthday cards.
  • Concept Enterprises will be introducing a SmartKids laptop for children aged 3 to 6 that features a piano keyboard and bilingual programs in Spanish and English.
  • Jazwares will be showing off its Marvel Ani-Movie Studio, which allows kids to create digital stop-motion films starring Marvel Comics characters.
  • And there will be the inevitable iPod accessories, including Pressman Toy's iGamez, which allows kids to play a digital version of Name That Tune.
And for the calorie oriented:

Fisher-Price is also introducing the Smart Cycle, a small stationary bike that allows kids to peddle their way through a virtual environment on a standard television set. Kids can race other on-screen vehicles, and play a variety of educational games: picking up letters or numbers, or spelling various words. The faster they pedal, the faster the game.,72674-0.html?tw=rss.index

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