While at the BlogHer conference in NYC over the summer, I had a chance to meet with the fabulous folks from Hallmark. They had a beautiful suite all decked out for the holidays and it was truly magical. There were so many amazing products that would be available for the holidays, but one of the stand outs for me was the Hallmark Interactive Story Buddy named Nugget.
As a plush toy alone Nugget is quite adorable and cuddly, but Nugget is so much more than a plush toy. Nugget chimes in and responds while you are reading his special book. The story book that comes along with Nugget is about his first day of doggy school. It’s a perfect story for Tati who is starting kindergarten next year and it will be a great Christmas gift for her… That is if I can wait that long to give it to her. Hopefully, Nugget and his story will help her feel confident and prepare her for school.
While you are reading the story book there are certain phrases that Nugget will chime in on, with one of his forty responses. It’s so fun to hear Nugget interact with the story! In addition to the book that comes with Nugget, there are several other books available to purchase including: Nugget’s Field Day and Nugget’s Dog Park Adventure. I’ll be picking both of these up before Christmas.
Hallmark Interactive Story Buddies come with a read-along audio CD. There are also free apps that your Story Buddy will interact with, and access to digital story time online. Hallmark has a whole line of Story Buddies available, including Bell who is Hallmarks new character for the 2012 Holiday.
I love how these Story Buddies make story time so special. Nugget will be the perfect Christmas gift for my niece Tati, who is age four. Story Buddies are available in Hallmark stores and from the Hallmark Online Store.
Hallmark has a special offer for About A Mom readers — 30 percent off your personalized greetings order at Hallmark.com! Spread holiday cheer with customized greetings and photo cards, and use the code BLOG30 at checkout. The offer is valid through the first of next year, so you’ll have plenty of time to tackle your holiday card list – enjoy!