Living / 14 December, 2021 / Ellie Thompson
If you’re shopping for the ultimate Christmas gifts for kids aged 3 -8 years old, look no further. It’s our pleasure to introduce you to Tonies, and their awesome no-screens Toniebox! My Baba readers can enjoy 15% off basket value at Tonies with discount code MYBABA15, valid until 1.1.2022.
The Toniebox is a softly padded, Wi-Fi-enabled audio speaker that will inspire a love of storytelling and books from a young age. Designed to replace bright and over-stimulating screens, the Toniebox sparks imagination and encourages independent active play, fuelling imagination and appetite for literary adventure.
Built to withstand the inevitable bumps and tumbles from kids, the Toniebox plays the songs and stories available in their ever-expanding library of kids’ classics via hand-painted figurines called ‘Tonies’.
Tonies are little guys with big personalities, each with a play value all of their own. They arrive ready, pre-loaded with content.
All you have to do is pop your Tonie on your Toniebox, and its built-in NFC reader will detect exactly who’s standing on top. The correct audio story will then instantly download from the Toniecloud and et voila! Your audio adventure will begin.
Inside the starter set you’ll find everything you need to get cracking:
‘Creative Tonies’ are a super-cute troop of little characters that arrive blank for you to upload 90 minutes of your own audio.
Whether it’s a story or a song, it’s a chance for you to get creative and presents a touching way to stay connected with loved ones this Christmas. Grandparents can record stories, songs and messages that your child will enjoy listening to.
There’s a whole host of characters to choose from, and we think these figurines are set to be sought-after collectables. Characters include fairies and firemen, builders, mermaids, unicorns, superheroes and more.
The perfect present to find under the tree, the Toniebox is pretty straight-forward to set up once you have everything to hand, so there’s no need to panic on Christmas Day.
All you need is your phone, tablet or desktop, Wi-Fi network and password details. The easy-to-follow steps prompt you to input info from the base of the Toniebox, and in a matter of minutes, hey presto! You’re all set to go.
Control the volume by pinching the box’s ears or moving between chapters by tapping the sides of the device. Rewind and fast-forward audio content by simply tilting the Toniebox to 45 degrees. The Toniebox controls can be personalised via your Tonies account in the app, so your little one can feel completely in charge, and they’ll love the interactive tech.
Pop your new Tonie on the top of the box, and it will download your audio story in full, so you can listen to your Toniebox even without a Wi-Fi connection. Once fully charged, you’ll enjoy a full 7 hours of battery life, making Tonies the perfect companion for trips away or those long car journeys to see relatives on Boxing Day. (Oh, and there’s also a headphone jack for those quieter times!)
Tonies give kids the opportunity to enjoy hours of fun listening to classic fairytales, or bestselling modern classics by the likes of Julia Donaldson. Tonies’ library is also jam-packed full of Disney favourites, including Frozen, Frozen 2, Moana, The Lion King and more, and for older kids, there’s even educational audio, think dinosaur adventures and trips into space.
Tonies make the best stocking fillers, you’ll find there’s something for every age. There are lots of festive favourites to choose from, as well as Christmas bundles to kick-start their audio collection. With new releases every month, they’ll never get bored.
We promise you, the Toniebox will be the toy they won’t put down in 2022 and beyond.