`Smart' toys interact with kids and TV

Bruinius, Harry
February 1999
Christian Science Monitor;2/24/99, Vol. 91 Issue 61, p13
Discusses interactive children's toys. So-called smart toys that can speak; Examples of high-tech dolls; Success of Furby; Concerns of educators about these toys, and their impact on child development; Role of play in a child's emotional and mental maturity; Belief of toymakers that smart toys develop more sophisticated play patterns and creativity; Impact of the Teletubbies; Sales of action figures, especially related to professional wrestling.


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