Fun children's books and videos starring: your child
You haven't lived until you've seen a video of your head superimposed on the body of an elf, dancing in a winter wonderland. Such is the magic of Elf Yourself by the hilarious company JibJab
, a.k.a. the Spiridelli brothers.
Now that the brothers are also dads, they have a whole new landscape for their craziness: children's entertainment. We already love their Starring You StoryBooks
but now we've got their new multi-platform property to add to our list.
are little creatures that live in the world of technology, existing behind our screens, and popping out to teach kids various kid-friendly things like the alphabet, through music videos, activity sheets and eBooks, all made amazingly fun with their Starring You Technology which allows parents to upload a photograph of their child
to the StoryBots website (or using the free StoryBots app
) and insert him or her right into the action alongside the characters. Talk about entertaining.
I also really like their new Beep and Boop
app that functions as a high-tech reward chart, allowing kids to choose goals to shoot for; then you dole out the Beeps (good behavior) and Boops (not-so-good behavior) at will. It's super easy to use and pretty darn funny to watch; the expression on my son's face at his first Boop was priceless. Who knows, Beep and Boop just might be the home report card of the future.--Shari
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