* Thank you to Ubooly for sponsoring this post!
As a former teacher, I am always on the lookout for toys that will help my girls learn as well as have fun. I recently had the opportunity to try out a cool new toy with Katie, my 6 year old called Ubooly. Ubooly is a fully interactive toy that is both fun and educational!
Ubooly looks like a stuffed animal when you first open it up. It is fuzzy soft and orange, and super, super cute. Katie was so excited when it arrived- she loves stuffed animals and Ubooly is super endearing.
However, it’s features go far beyond just a stuffed animal by interacting with my Iphone. It unzips at the top and the my Iphone slips into the top with the microphone at the top. By downloading the free Ubooly App, it becomes an interactive toy! You set up the app to know your child’s name, so as soon as Ubooly “wakes up” (by touching the Iphone screen), it will greet your child by name. Katie was totally stoked that Ubooly knew her name!
One of the coolest things about it is that it can hear and respond to your child. It asks questions and waits for an answer. Ubooly will tell stories, jokes, give fun facts, and play music. Also, now through the Ubooly Lab, you can purchase inexpensive educational, interest, fitness and helper packs to expand the content that Ubooly has. These have a wide range of topics from Spanish, Oceans, Addition, Spelling, and more! As a parent, you can choose what types of activities and content your child is exposed to.
The activities are really engaging and my daughter is engrossed with the Ubooly and the app – which can be played even when we don’t have the actual toy with us.
I was a little nervous about my 6 year old having access to my Iphone (which is my life). Ubooly has some pretty crazy requests…like throwing it into the air…
This will inevitably lead to drops, but my Iphone seems to be perfectly safe inside Ubooly’s fuzzy body. I tried dropping it from a short distance to see if the face could even hit the floor – it doesn’t. The one thing I noticed is that its warm body heats up my Iphone pretty fast, so make sure that you monitor your child’s playing time.
My daughter loves that Ubooly will interact with her, listens, and has tons of fun activities. This is a toy that we will be enjoying for years to come – I am so excited that the Ubooly Lab will continue to add content and make the toy new and fresh for kiddos from age 3 to 9! There is definitely NO boredom involved when Katie is playing! I’m sure your child will love it as well!
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Disclaimer: I was compensated by Ubooly for this post. My opinions and recommendations are my own.