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Preschool Learning with Edwin The Duck

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I loved my rubber duck when I was a little kid, so I was intrigued when we were offered the opportunity to review Edwin The Duck – the world’s first smart rubber duckie! Edwin qwacks, sings, and can interact with a free app as children listen to stories and learn about shapes. Edwin can also act as a night light, and he can even take the temperature of your child’s bath! The physical duck is beautifully made – he feels very soft, and my kids LOVE that he charges by sitting on a bed of grass. Anna carries him around and plays with him a lot on his own, without the app.

Preschool Learning with Edwin The Duck

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Three-year-old Anna picked a story as the first app activity for Edwin the Duck. As you move the physical rubber duck, Edwin is animated on the screen. You tap different parts of the duck and move him around to get different things to happen on the screen.

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Anna is still learning shapes, and this part of the app is perfect for practicing all of those different names. Anna did have a hard time figuring out which part of the duck to tap for the answers, but the app is set up so she can simply touch the correct shape if she doesn’t want to use the duck.

You need to see Edwin The Duck in action to appreciate him fully, so I created this short video of Anna interacting with him so you can see how it works:

The great thing about smart toys is that their apps can continue to be developed long after you take the product home. Edwin’s app has several songs and stories and games that are coming soon – and I know Anna will be thrilled to play with them!

Did you have a rubber duck as a child? Do your kids? What would you like to have added to Edwin the Duck’s app?

MaryAnne lives is a craft loving educator, musician, photographer, and writer who lives in Silicon Valley with her husband Mike and their four children.

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