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Holiday 2020


Parents were effusive in their praise for the Tonie Box. The Tonie box offers a novel approach for children to learn how to experience listening and simultaneously tap into their imagination. Since it only produces sound, and has no screen or microphone it really is a welcomed departure from so many items hitting the market now. There are two main features to the Tonie Box. You can use the creative Tonie, to pre record anything from bedtime stories to songs you record. One exceptional part about the creative Tonie, is that you can give access to other people, such as a grandparent who lives out of state. They can then record themselves reading a special story or anything that they want. All they would need is access to the Tonie app, on their own device. Your child can listen to a loved one reading a bedtime story, even if that person lives far away. The other Tonies are different characters that each have their own songs and stories that you can listen to on the Tonie Box. So if your child loves Toy Story, you can get the Woody Tonie, and he will provide different Toy Story songs and stories. All you have to do is set a Tonie on the top of the box, and it magnetically stays in place. The Tonie Box doesn’t have the usual, fast forward, play or pause buttons that other devices have. Instead they have created the box to function with movement and the pressing of the ears on top of the Tonie Box, it’s so much more fun than pressing buttons. The box itself is a well made, colorful and durable product. The sound it produces is crisp and clear. WiFi is not required to use the Tonie Box. This makes it easier to take and use on road trips, or vacations, or anywhere you may need to keep you child occupied. You can also plug in headphones or ear buds. Parents told us it was really easy to set up, and the directions are very straight forward. This is a great new product that you really should look for this holiday season.

Recommended Age: 3 - 5 years
Price: $ 99.99

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