HOUSTON – With the return of children to school on the horizon, author of Gadget Nation Steve Greenberg brought a collection of fun and interactive toys and products to demonstrate with Great Day Houston Host Deborah Duncan. The Pop-oh-ver play kitchen is a new twist on the classic toy kitchen. It works by placing the canvas over an armless chair to create a stovetop to play with. You can also by accessory sets to add to it. You can see it demonstrated here or find more info here
KiiPix from TOMY is a portable instant film printer that is designed to help you print photos from your phone. It is available in multiple colors and retails for $39.99 plus film that is sold separately. You can find out more here.
Playmobil’s Hidden Temple is an interactive island with explorers, a secret temple, and even a T-Rex. A flashlight included with the set can be used to reveal secret glow in the dark features. It is designed for ages 4+ and available here.
Beaker Creatures is a new line of science themed collectibles that combines experiments with collecting a line of special figures. After completing an experiment, one of 35 different creatures is revealed for the young scientist to classify and discover. For ages 5+, Beaker Creatures can be found here.
If you or someone you know is taking care of young children but struggling with the car seat buckle, a product created by a Houston mom could be the solution. The UnbuckleMe is designed to help provide more force for pressing the button to unbuckle a child. In addition it does not stay connected to the seat, so the driver can hand it to the child in places such as the car pool lane at school to help speed up unloading from the car. You can purchase UnbuckleMe here.
Make sure to follow Steve Greenberg on Twitter @steveTV and you can purchase his book Gadget Nation on Amazon, where it is also available in e-book format.