Text Bands are colorful, digital text bracelets give kids the opportunity to trade short messages on the playground. Compose a message of up to ten characters, then fist bump or high five with a friend and your messages will be digitally exchanged. Here's a look at Text Bands in action. This past week, Hallmark treated Chiara and a little friend of our family, Zoe, age 9, to a special concert featuring the teen Australian pop sensation Cody Simpson, to celebrate the launch text bands. Cody will be stopping in a few more spots on his Text Bands tour - but if you can't catch him live, check out his ode to summertime here.
|Daniel and Zoe exchanging secret messages via Text Bands|
Finally, there's Nugget, the Interactive Story Buddy who just arrived at our home along with the book, Nugget's First Day of School. Nugget arrived at just the right time for our family: my two (almost three-year-old!) is making the leap from a home daycare to a preschool when I go back to school this year. Just today we visited her new preschool, and we followed up with a reading of Nugget's First Day of School. My daughter is thrilled every time Nugget pops into our conversation (his voice is activated by key words from the storybook). I have a feeling that Nugget will be an important part of bedtime storytime every August for the next few years!
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Disclosure: Special thanks to Hallmark for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own.