Storyball: The New Smart Toy Getting Kids Away from Screens

Jill Holtz

July 24, 2018


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We just came across Storyball, an exciting technology toy that helps kids get outdoors and off screens. Find out more about Storyball: The New Smart Toy Getting Kids Away From Screens:

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What is Storyball?

Storyball is a fun and educational toy. It encourages back-door learning – Letters, words, and other more complex language skills, as well as history, music and even STEM – all through a kinesthetic experience.

Storyball creates the illusion of being ‘inside a video game’ but, instead of tapping or pressing buttons, players must perform the actions themselves; to swim in the game – swim in reality!

The device fosters kids’ natural desire to learn about the world around them with play-based learning activities.

This type of learning, from simple alphabet games to advanced math quiz, are hidden within adventurous quests and fun games that get them to put aside the screen and use both body & mind!

Storyball is now on a Kickstarter campaign which has already gone 3 times over their target.

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What Ages is Storyball Suitable For?

Storyball is perfect for ages 4-10. Kids act out stories and enjoy physical & cognitive games with characters from PAW Patrol and other favorites. Each Storyball can be wrapped in different elastic character skins to change its persona and alter the experiences and stories that children can play through.

Storyball features skins from the Nickelodeon TV series, PAW Patrol, and book series, GUNK Aliens and Magic Ballerina.

“Chase” and “Skye” from PAW Patrol can also be found along with “Snivel the Robo-Dog” from GUNK Aliens and “Ballerina” from Magic Ballerina. There are also three new adventure characters: “Agent Ayo,” “Pepper the Bear” and “Sesame the Unicorn”.

Kids can join a secret mission with Agent Ayo one moment, jam out to cool tunes with Pepper the Bear the next or solve mysteries with Paw Patrol’s Chase..

Storyball comes with an easy-to-use mobile app, which augments, organises and tracks your child’s play.

Kids can download new content, share achievements and challenge their friends. Parents can use the app to monitor their child’s progress and playtime.

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Why is Storyball Different?


Using A.I. machine learning, Storyball detects the habits, behaviours, skills, likes and dislikes of the child to improve the game, quiz or story they’re playing.

Its intelligent sensory technology can identify over 100 different child’s gestures and movements. It guides play through audio, haptic and light cues to signal what to do next.

Tell Us Why Support Storyball

Storyball is a tech-for-good startup that’s on a mission to create a better and healthier way for children to play today. Their team is made up of parents, engineers and content creators. As parents they know how concerned other parents are about how much their children rely on phones and screens for entertainment and learning.

With this smart screen-free toy your child will be problem-solving, using their motor skills and it will foster their creativity.

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