Wednesday, 29 August 2007

Smart toys?

Ok, as if iTeDDy wasn't enough for now, another potentially popular electronic toy for toddlers is the unimaginatively titled 'Puppy grows and knows your name'. This toy grows from puppy size to full size over time and linked to a computer by USB can be personalised to recognise a child's name, birthday and so on. The marketing blurb suggests that 'together you will sing songs and play a fun barking game'. Can't wait to hear that...anyhow, I am flying to Australia tomorrow, back in a few weeks and not sure how much opportunity I will get to blog, so don't expect any posts for a while. In the meantime, an interesting read is Lydia Plowman and Rosemary Luckin's article on 'smart toys'. Wonder what they would make of the growing and knowing puppy?

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