Saturday, June 15, 2013
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Friday, June 14, 2013
The Ubooly; an interactive stuffed animal for your iPhone or iPod. It's bright orange and very appealing to the eyes. My kids were super stoked to get it in the mail. They were even more excited when the company sent them out a post card in the mail to let them know their new pet was coming. So what is it? Its another gadget for your iPhone or iPod. It is a stuffed animal you shove your phone or iPod into and your kids can talk and interact with it. With commands like "tell me a joke", "Play a game" or "tell me a story". You can even put your Ubooly to sleep; which I have found that it does that easily enough on its own.
The Ubooly case has a tendency to be really obstructive and even unzipped it often doesn't hear what my kids are saying and puts itself to sleep, they then have a harder time waking it up. I think maybe the company should add perhaps a mesh top to the Ubooly stuffed animal or perhaps its bottom so the speakers of the phone aren't covered preventing the toy from hearing muffled noises. It has a spot to change its room around an you can earn coins to customize your Ubooly and its "home".
The Ubooly app is available for download from the app store and will soon be available for android as well. I think its a cool app the kids get excited about for a while but just like other electronics they get bored of it fast when it isn't working right. As long as all of the bugs are worked out its fun to play. It does send your phone "subtle" reminders to let you know it wants to play. Some plus' it has lots of activities you can download for your child (they're not free) everything from Spelling to Spanish; for ages 3 and up to 9. Its great for the little ones but my 8 year old gets really bored with it quickly.
Posted by Ocean Kesterson at 3:31 PM
Okay so it's not often that I write posts on my own personal opinion but this subject just drives me crazy! Why is it that some parents insist that their children eat only healthy foods or do portion control but don't follow it themselves? I realize the old sayings "Do as I say not as I do" and "Because we want our children to be better than us", but do you really think you are teaching them anything? I have personally witnessed parents that will not allow their children to have fast food but will eat it in front of them, or tell them they can have a handful of chips and then consume most of the bag right in front of those children!! I am by no means a perfect parent, I am so far from it, but when it comes to eating sweets or junk food I think that if it is eaten in moderation then you will keep your child from going overboard. I do think that children should be allowed to eat the same things we eat, as long as it's in moderation of course (and no I do not include alcohol, only things that are legal). I have seen kids go crazy eating junk because they aren't allowed to eat it. My kids are allowed some junk and sweets, and guess what they still love fruits and vegetables! I don't know how many of you feel about this, but this subject comes up a lot in our house because we are a blended family. I just had to get this off my mind, feel free to give your opinion, just please be respectful. :) ~Elizabeth -One Mom's Moxie