~I received a Playaway All-in-One Audiobook and Playaway View for the purpose of reviewing. Opinions and stories are my own.~
The Playaway® all-in-one audiobook is the simplest way to listen to digital audio content. You don’t need a personal device, it doesn’t require downloads or a wi-fi signal and it never expires; which also means that it is uninterrupted reading! You don’t have to worry about phone calls or notifications. You can listen on your time no matter where you are, whenever you like.
This is truly revolutionary for libraries who currently use CD format for audiobooks. I was able to experience first hand the Playaway All-in-One Audiobook Light (the new redesign) and could tell a difference with my childs’ attitude towards audiobooks from the moment it was opened. He couldn’t wait to listen to Clifford! The Big Red Dog regardless of the fact that I could never get him to listen to an audiobook before!
The benefit of the Playaway for children is that they honestly don’t need much assistance, whereas with CDs/Cassettes they would need help. The Playaway has easy to use buttons any child could figure out and is extremely sturdy for those little hands. If your pre-schooler understands how to use a DVD/Blu-ray player then they’ll have no problem picking up a Playaway and getting started!
This is also the only format available for libraries that is accessible to everyone. Take a look and see how it benefits every need!
There are also Playaway Bookpacks which brings together the Playaway All-in-One Audiobook and the print book. This is similar to what libraries currently have with the CD/Book, but with a better system. This concept truly helps little ones learn to read and follow along with the story!
Along with the Playaway All-in-One Audiobook I was given the opportunity to check out a Playaway View and I have to say this is my son’s most favorite treasure. We don’t have portable DVD players or DVD players in the car and he doesn’t know how to navigate our phones well enough to watch videos/movies on them, but the Playaway View is extremely simple to use and you don’t need a CD, wi-fi or anything special. He can take it outside riding in the wagon, watch it while sitting in the cart at the grocery store or just laying on his bed.
The Playaway View we received was the Sesame Street Letters & Numbers. It includes 4 ‘shows’ packed into the little view device.
123 Count With Me:
Count on Ernie to make learning the numbers a musical treat! Today, he’s stopping by The Furry Arms to show how easy and useful learning to count can be. Adding to the fun, Elmo and, of course, The Count help out with musical numbers of their own. Soon everyone agrees: whether it’s 3 frisky puppies, 6 hungry pigeons, or 15 stampeding elephants, counting is as easy as 1 2 3!
Alphabet Jungle Game:
Elmo, Zoe, and Telly are exploring the Alphabet Jungle, where letters grow on trees. Every letter from A to Y leads them on an animated alphabet adventure. But what about Z? What will happen if Zoe can’t find her favorite letter? Come play the Alphabet Jungle Game, and you’ll find out!
Learning About Letters:
With the help of his Sesame Street friends, Big Bird leads Snuffy on a fun-filled trip through the alphabet. Cookie Monster sings the praises of “C” (for “cookie,” of course), while Oscar loves “I” and “icky ice cream cones.” Special guest Lena Horne joins in on all the musical fun as well. Whether you have a favorite letter, or love ’em from A to Z, you’ll find them all here in delightful alphabetical disorder.
Learning About Numbers:
The Count shows why he’s the Number One host when it comes to numbers. In a wacky, way-out look at counting, The Count and his Sesame Street friends Big Bird, Ernie, and Grover count their way from 1-10 and beyond. Count on plenty of fun and learning, with a street full of silly songs, hilarious comedy sketches, and animation.
Judah absolutely loves it. Again, Findaway World designed it very simple and he can navigate it all on his own. It has Play, Fast Forward, Rewind and Pause just like a DVD player would but in the palm of your hand! It’s extremely sturdy and has a vividly clear picture. The other nice thing about the Playaway View is that it is backlit in case you need to brighten the screen and doesn’t require headphones (though there is a headphone jack to allow that option).
The Playaway View has read along stories to help children with their reading, videos that teach foreign language, science, social studies, math, information on culture and holidays and much more. The Playaway Video and All-in-One Audiobook is also designed for everyone and even has the most popular titles on demand!
The Playaway products are designed for schools, libraries and military installations. They’re highly recommended and come with soaring reviews, not just from me!
Here’s where you come in. You can share the Playaway products with your school, special needs program or library. Let them see for themselves the amazing educational values of Playaway. There’s a page specifically for New Customers where they can get all the information they need. This way you and your family can enjoy the products as well!
Findaway World, the creators of the Playaway products, has the amazing mission of bringing digital audio devices to everyone and continues to give back in big and small ways to communities through donating funds, giving books to low-income families, participating in community projects and much more. You can really see the love in their products and it pays back through the joy on our children’s faces each time they pick up a Playaway.
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