Peapod MP3 player for infants and toddlers to be introduced at American International Toy Fair
Calgary, AB –February 7, 2007 -- Peapod Toys Inc., an innovator in delivering musical and educational content to very young children, will introduce it's first product, the Peapod MP3 Player, at the American International Toy Fair in New York City, February 11-14, 2007.
The Peapod is a highly portable audio player designed exclusively for the needs of infants and toddlers. "MP3 technology is extremely well suited to children's music players. It gives parents complete control of the programming and lets children control how and when it is played back", says Peapod Toys President Dan Lemay.
Among the player's many child-centered features is the built-in speaker, which eliminates the need for headphones. This feature alleviates one of the biggest concerns many parents have with traditional "headphone" MP3 players and allows even the youngest child (as young as one year old) to listen to music safely. "Music is meant to be a shared experience. Why would you put headphones on your toddler?" says Mr. Lemay. Other key features are the robust, rubber overmolded enclosure, the ultra-simple three button controls, the LCD display and the carrying handle for extreme portability. Because of its programmability and versatility, the Peapod is an excellent educational toy that adapts as the child grows.
Peapod Toys will also be showing its children's music download website at Toy Fair. This website will allow parents to browse, sample and purchase quality children's programming for seamless download to their Peapod. "Again, MP3 technology is perfect for this application because parents are very particular when it comes to what their children listen to. They want to be sure about what it is they are buying", says Mr. Lemay.
In addition to music, the Peapod website will feature language learning and other educational content not found on any other website.
The product will be shown at booth #3137 at Toy Fair. Pictures of the Peapod MP3 Player are available at the company's website, http://www.peapodtoys.com.
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