February 17, 2009
by Valerie Merians
Tired of reading to your kids? Can’t take another bedtime session with Goodnight, Moon? You know it’s good for the little tykes, helps them get in to Harvard and all, but hey, it’s been a long day. Well, that Janus-headed god technology and capitalism, has the answer for you! LeapFrog Junior. Yes, LeapFrog Junior will read to your kids for you. (Batteries not included.) A creepily cute “froggy-like” speaker, sold sepeartely, will read in dulcet robotic tones from the specially programmed picture book, so you don’t have to! Designed for the 2 to 4 set. Not quite sure how those pages get turned, though….
Valerie Merians is the co-founder and co-publisher of Melville House.