The Big Toy Book Live! – Creating A Love For Reading

30 Mar

Today we hosted our very first Big Toy Book LIVE! Show on Livestream. This year the show will be where we meet with our community to discuss parenting topics, trends and of course- toys. Similar to how our Twitter chats ran last year, this year our Livestream show will have a slew of great toys for you to win each week.

The Big Toy Book LIVE! will be held every MONDAY at 1pm ET on Livestream

Livestream allows you to sign in and chat during the live show via Facebook and Twitter which is what we love most!  You can find a tab for our Livestream channel on the left side of our Facebook page {detailed instructions on how to participate to follow}.

Before March came to an end, we wanted to chat a little about some of the books and reading toys we love most.

Below is a recap of the cha and the products highlighted  (because the recording function didn’t work during the live show- whoopsie!)

Leap Frog’s Tag Reading System

The LeapFrog Tag Reading System brings stories to life like never before. Simply touch the Tag Reader to the pages of specially printed storybooks to instantly hear the voices, music and sounds within each story. Your child can also touch the pen to the words in the book to help them with word recognition and reading skills. 

Other educational skills include:

  • Consonants
  • Vowels
  • Vocabulary
  • Phonics skills
  • Word recognition
  • Phonological awareness
  • Listening and reading comprehension

Tag Jr. Book Pal  (ages 2+ , MSRP $29.99)

Perfect for little hands, this reading system uses the same amazing touch technology as the Tag™ Reading System, the Tag™ Junior book pal is designed to encourage toddlers’ natural desire to explore, while introducing preschool skills through playful book-based activities.

  • Each Tag Junior board book introduces a different preschool skill such as the alphabet, and counting.
  • Open-ended questions and fun sound effects encourage children to take charge.
  • Download audio for your childs books, and keep up to 5 at a time on your Book Pal.

Alphie The Robot (ages 3+ , MSRP $44.95)

This engaging Playskool Alphie electronic robot figure comes with a Bonus Pack that introduces your child to letters, math skills, special reasoning, cause and effect and much more. Playskool Alphie “sings”, plays music and features light-up buttons. 

Playskool Alphie with Bonus Pack: 

  • Fun and engaging electronic robot figure
  • Comes with 30 double-sided cards
  • Backpack and numbers booster pack with 25 additional double-sided cards
  • Teaches letters, numbers, math skills, special reasoning, cause and effect and more
  • Cool sounds and light features
  • Engages child with quizzes, games and a different activity on each card
  • Handle for easy carrying
  • Storage spot for cards
  • Simply insert one of the activity cards into the chest panel and the fun begins
  • Requires 3 AA batteries (included)

Book recommendations:

If You Give A Pig A Party ($11.95)

Caps For Sale ($8.99)


Its Not A Box (11.99)


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