We tried out the Honey Bunny finger puppet. It is very cute, and is made of a soft, rubbery material. It works much like a stylus on Android and Apple phones and tablets, and is designed to work with educational apps easily downloaded from Google Play or the Apple App Store. For this review, we downloaded Honey Bunny Learns to Share on to a Nexus 7 tablet, and the program ran flawlessly. There are several other Digipuppet apps available, as well.
The finger puppet works very well for tapping on the icons for turning the pages, as well as activating the many different interactive attractions on each page. As they tap around the screen, kids will enjoy seeing the different animations come to life as they use the finger puppet to explore.
Digipuppets are labeled for ages 3 and up. I’d say that kids from 3 to 6 years would enjoy this new way of interacting with touchscreens.
MSRP: $9.99 each. You can find more information at www.digipuppets.com.
Parent Review by Brian Donnelly
Editor’s note: These would make a cute stocking stuffer. I love that Digipuppets add something tangible to a virtual experience, kids can keep playing with the puppet even when screen time ends !! Look for this review in the upcoming December issue of What’s Up for Kids in our Holiday Gift Guide.