I’ve been playing with a lot of talking toys lately…they’re fun to videotape. The whole “look what the toy can do thing” is pretty seductive. Rocky the Talking Truck is a conversation starter…even with the other toys, he knows how to get the games started. He is really much like the cool, “it” kid from elementary school. The one you wanted to pick you for his kickball team. Ok, maybe that’s stretching it…but there is something that happens when these high tech toys are around. I’m reminded of our own warning to bring home toys that do not dictate the play..your child should always be at the center of her play experiences.
Which brings me to Madeline…she’s back from Kids Preferred. If you’re in the Madeline book zone…the doll makes a lovely present. She’s well-crafted and even though this particular doll doesn’t talk…just watch her with your child…she’ll have plenty to say.
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