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I know I have mentioned on here a few times that Haley loves to read. Well, for now, she loves for me to read to her. We read several books a day, and usually she just brings them to me and asks me to read them to her, and then she will "re-read" them to her sister or her baby dolls.
When I heard about 3D Books from Popar Toys that come to life using an iOS or android device, I knew it was something Haley would love. My husband has several applications that he has downloaded to his iPad for her, and she plays with it daily. It always amazes me what young kids these days know how to do with technology!
The Princess And Her Pals 3D Book is unlike any other book or toy anywhere. It is not so much read as it is experienced. That's because this book uses augmented reality, the newest educational experience that blurs the lines of reading and emerging science. More than a pop-up book, this Princess And Her Pals adventure has text that jumps off the page! Little girls everywhere will giggle with excitement as they can literally explore all the rooms in the castle using an iOS or android device while helping the Princesses gather up their belongings to get ready for the Rainbow Ball. With just the $19.99 price tag for the book and the Viewer App available for free on any mobile device, it's easy to see why parents are on board as well.
After the Princess And Her Pals 3D Book arrived, Haley asked me for several days to just let her "look at that princess book I saw." I held strong because I wanted to be able to sit down and explore it with her. My husband got home from work one night and he decided to get it out, and he was able to download the application to his iPad in less than 5 minutes! Once they got that done, it was easy to get started. There are step-by-step instructions on the inside of the front cover that guide you through the process.
It's super easy! I love that when we have the iPad on, this book reads itself to Haley. She can then take the iPad and position it over the book and the Princesses literally POP off the page. They walk around and talk in the room they are in.
My only complaint with using this book and the iPad is that it is kind of hard to position the book the right amount of distance away from the iPad and have it in a position that Haley can use it. We just used a cookbook holder to prop the book up and set Haley up on a pillow to do her thing.
Do you see the princesses in the top right corner?...
Besides being an awesome story, there is actually a game that can be played that features the Princesses as well. As much as Haley loves the story, she loves the games too. She can dress the Princesses in anything she wants!
She can also move them with her finger around the screen.
It is awesome how interactive this book is! Haley asks to look at it every day when daddy gets home with his iPad. The illustrations in the book are very detailed and cute as well! We just returned from an 8 day trip to Richmond, Virginia to house-hunt, and we made sure we took the book with us! It was great to have on the 2 planes we took to get there!
If you have a little Prince instead of a Princess, Popar has several other 3D Books to choose from, including Bugs 3D and Construction Machines 3D. The 3D Books retail for $19.99, which is an awesome price for this interactive toy your kids will love for a long time!
Popar Toys has a great line of interactive products for kids! Which one is your favorite?
~*~Interactive 3D Book~*~
Winner's choice - Princess And Her Pals 3D, Bugs 3D or Construction Machines 3D.