Young readers (and readers-in-waiting) will enjoy supplementing their regular storytime with the TeleStory Console. This simple system allows kids to insert a Dora the Explorer cartridge (other story cartridges are sold separately) into the console (which Mom or Dad has plugged into the TV), and start following along as the story is read aloud. Or, for more advanced readers, switch the mode to enable the child to read the story herself! She can even ask for help with "trouble words." Readers can interact with Dora and her pals on the TV screen and the "pages" of the console. Four action buttons activate visual animations and sounds on the screen, while the Page Forward and Page Backward arrow buttons move the action forward or enable readers to have a page re-read. A scroll wheel can be used to highlight trouble words. And if your little reader spends a lot of time out and about, no TV in sight, you can use headphones (sold separately) to hear the story read aloud from start to finish. The chunky little console is just the right size and weight for small hands. Requires four "AA" batteries (not included).--Emilie Coulter
36 months - 7 years
From the Manufacturer
If your little genius is old enough to turn a page, then it's TELESTORY time! Build self confidence gain story comprehension and build a life long love of reading while having hours of fun!