The way we enjoyed our childhood is radically different than how children today are enjoying it, they’re getting a lot more screen time than playtime. However, a small startup has proved that this huge technological change isn’t the one to blame. Instead, they found a way to embrace it by inventing the Storyball.
What is Storyball?
Storyball is a device that has character and can help in developing a child’s personality and skills. It brings the best out of technology to benefit our children’s playtime.
It’s what every parent is looking for because it activates children’s imagination and takes them outside. More importantly, it provides them with an immersive and educational experience that would be hard to achieve by other means. When they turn on Storyball, it will start an exciting and imaginative game for them. Children can take fun quizzes, complete interesting challenges and go on imaginary journeys with their friends or by themselves. Additionally, you can wrap Storyball into a number of different elastic “skins.” Just choose the appropriate character and completely change the toy.
Children can play with their favorite heroes such as Agent Ayo, Pepper the Bear or Chase the Dog. Each of these characters has their own story to share, and they can boost the development of specific skills. Chase the Dog, for example, is a German Shepherd police pup that can help them improve their coordination and problem-solving skills with adventure games.
How to Play
Each character offers a range of games. What’s more, each game suits a specific type of activity and environment. This diversity ensures that Storyball never gets boring and that you get the maximum value out of its intelligence.
Storyball is incredibly easy to use. All you have to do is pair it with your smartphone through Bluetooth and choose the game you want your child to play. For example, in the Hanging Out game, each movement will make a different instrument sound. That’s why it’s the perfect game for children below the age of 4.
Storyball mimics the sounds of certain movements because it is able to recognize them with a sensor. It will react to waving, throwing, bumping and rolling. Nevertheless, you don’t have to worry about your child dropping it because it’s shock-resistant as well.
Children can finally play with purpose and learn through an immersive experience. What’s more, they can now enjoy a fantasy-rich and unique playtime and forget about video games for a while. Storyball is designed for real play, to be taken outside and enjoyed in the park, in the sandbox or anywhere else your child would take it. They will always find something new and fun they’ll want to try with Storyball in their hands. You can currently find Storyball on Kickstarter now $59.