This post was sponsored by Duracell as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central.
My son tends to get bored with toys and games quickly unless they allow him to use his imagination. I couldn’t contain his excitement when I received WowWee CHiP and WowWee COJI along with Duracell batteries to help power them. They definitely made our Hot Holiday Toys list this year and you can read more to find out why.
Does your child want a dog, but you don’t think they’re responsible enough for a pet yet? WowWee CHiP is a great starter “pet”. It’s a highly interactive robotic dog, and can even respond to commands. CHiP is always ready to play. It responds to your child’s behavior, and that helps shape the robots personality; no two CHiP toys behave identically because of this.
Gabe’s two favorite features are fetch with the CHiP Smartball accessory and “hide and seek” when he’s wearing the CHiP Smartband. The Smartband allows CHiP to detect his location and follow him like a live pet.
The Smartball accessory is powered by Duracell batteries and can provide hours of uninterrupted play time. It’s fun to watch CHiP retrieve his ball, and to watch our other pets interact with him.
CHiP gets angry when you poke him, just like most real dogs would. He enjoys affection and being picked up.
WowWee CHiP will even give you a kiss back, if you try to kiss it.
WowWee CHiP has an app that can be downloaded to most smart devices, which allows you to update the firmware from time to time and control your CHiP.
CHiP can go back to his SmartBed to be recharged until your child is ready to play with them again.
My son renamed his WowWee CHiP toy after our late French Bulldog Bob. It’s funny that he plays with the toy in a manner very similar to how he played with Bob. It provides hours of imaginative and interactive play time.
My favorite toy is the WowWee COJI; it combines coding with something that most children are familiar with, Emojis.
COJI has games that can be utilized on the downloadable app. It encourages problem solving with game play. Gabe has figured out how to “code” COJI to perform actions by using the associated emojis. In some of the games the child will need to program emoji commands to navigate mazes and overcome obstacles. Most of the skills taught by COJI are buildable, so children can learn at their own pace.
Gabe has worked on memory sets and sequencing, in addition to basic coding. When he’s done with the educational aspects of COJI, he can use the app to drive his little robot around.
WowWee COJI and WowWee CHiP are both available at Toys”R”Us at competitive price points.
Are your children into technology and electronics? Have they started to make their lists for the holiday season? I’d love to hear about other toys that are on holiday wish lists.