I received a free product for this review, all opinions are my own.
Stop what you’re doing and check out Toymail. The best way I can tell you about it is to tell you a story about how it helped out our family. I recently started working at my kid’s school and so far it has been amazing. The hardest thing so far about being a working mom has been my kids getting sick.
This week all 4 of my kids got sick this week and when monday rolled around I got super anxious. One child was well enough to go to school so my husband said he would work from home so I could take the 1 to school and go to work. While I was so thankful for him volunteering to do that, I am normally the one who stays home and takes care of our sick kids.
It might sound silly, but I started crying on the way to work, thinking about my sick kids at home. I knew my husband could handle the load but after being the kids nurse for 10 years, I was a little sad.
As messages started flooded to my phone, I knew they had figured it out! It was the sweetest thing, for me to hear their voices throughout the day. As I was walking from one classroom to another I could hear how the boys were doing and also tell them I loved them. It’s like a walkie-talkie but cooler since messages are sent straight to your phone and you can listen to them when you want to. If I was in the middle of teaching, I could wait until I was done to listen to the next message.
Then after school, I had a dr.’s appointment. On my way home, my oldest said he really needed some popsicles so I was able to stop at the store to get him some.
Watch this quick video to see exactly how you send a message!
If your kids aren’t into dino’s, like the one we got, they also have a penguin, a bat, a sloth, a shark, a unicorn, and a bunny so they have one for everyone!
This is not just a toy, but something your whole family will use. I can’t wait to use it when my kids go to a friend’s house for a sleepover. They can send me a message if they get homesick, or when I need to pick them up!
Seriously, this product is awesome! Talkies are the only safe and screen-free device for kids to voice chat with friends and family. No need to give your child a phone. This would be a great christmas present but also would be something you and your family would actually use for a long time to come.