Are Interactive Toys Interfering With Child Development?

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It’s common to find a child talking to his Lego figures or Barbie dolls, but it’d probably knock your socks off if those toys talked back.

Well, find some tighter footwear, because interactive toys are popping up faster than you can say “Polly Pocket.” The Winston Show, for example, is an interactive program for iOS in which the characters hold detailed conversations with the viewers. FooPets are the digital, veterinarian-created “world’s most realistic virtual pets” and Motobo turns an iPhone into a chatty buddy. But are they beneficial or detrimental?

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Via: Mashable: Apps & Software

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