I am such a rookie when it comes to being invited to these things and get so excited 🙂
I headed off after a rather crazy morning on the Gautrain to Sandton and then walked (0.7m) to the hotel. They had set the conference rooms up like a kids party complete with balloons, a clown making balloon shapes and animals, a fun photo booth and party hats. It was very funky.
The presentation was all about the toys available for boys and girls as well as the “tech toys” available. I am not going to go through all of them but they included Lalaloopsy, Winx, Bratz, Monsumo to name a few.
The Leapster GS was also mentioned and while I have see the Leapster and Leappads I haven’t really paid much attention to them but after today I may look a little closer when choosing Christmas gifts – they seem like really good educational toys.
The one toy that really got my attention was the Vtech Kidizoom. It is a really cool little camera for kids. Some of the features include
- Real 1.3 megapixel camera with 4x digital zoom
- Camera includes 3 games
- 128 MB internal memory stores up to 1000 photos
- Take photos with funny stamps, borders, or silly photo effects
- Video recording with sound
- PC and Mac compatible in mass storage mode–connect to your computer to store and send photos
We got to play around with the toys and I must say that it really is a very cool little toy. I think Kiara would enjoy it more than she would a normal digital camera.
The bonus was the goody bags that each had a Monopoly Millionaire game in. It looks a little more exciting than the traditional monopoly so I was super chuffed to be able to add it to our collection!