(Note to readers: I was compensated for the review of this device. As always, my opinion remains my own and I would not recommend a product to you that I would not buy for my own family.)
We’ve all heard of toys that talk, but how about one YOU can speak through?
That’s what Chappet allows. It’s a large button you can attach to your child’s favorite stuffed animal. The button acts like a speaker as you talk through it using a phone app.
Technically, Chappet is a Bluetooth speaker encased in a two-inch wide yellow button and is controlled by a smartphone app. It lets you interact with your children through their stuffed animals.
Chappet also supports more than 1,000 prerecorded phrases, features 20 pre-recorded songs and stories, and its auto chat function can mimic the words a child shares with it in conversation, allowing them to interact with their favorite toy differently than ever before.
See how it works in this video:
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Through the app, you have four interaction options:
Voice Chat: Through Chappet, parents pretend they are the stuffed animal to chat with their child. Imagine being in the kitchen and your child is in the living room. You will have a blast seeing and hearing your child’s reactions to the chats with his or her stuffed animal.
Text Chat: Chappet reads aloud what you type in a charming voice. You can be next to your child to teach him or her letters and numbers, or simply “chat” with your child through his or her favorite stuffed animal.
Tap Chat: Chappet allows you to speak pre-recorded sentences. You can choose from a list of more than 1,000 phrases across numerous categories that suit a variety of every day scenarios, and 20 pre-recorded songs and stories. You can also add new phrases via text with your own voice, and original songs and stories too!
Auto Chat: Chappet responds to your child’s voice by making affirmative sounds of agreement or mimicking phases. Your child will laugh out loud when he or she finds their best friend is mimicking him or her.
You can also set up reminders through Chappet for daily things such as meal, snack, or nap times.
Its creators say it can also be a great tool to help parents with potty training, allowing them to program their own phrases that use specific words their children respond to or use related to potty training.
The 2-inch-wide button makes it safe for children. It can be sewn on or tightly attached with a string around the stuffed animal’s neck like a necklace.
There are no batteries. Chappet is rechargeable.
You can buy it exclusively on Amazon.com for $54.99. The free app is available on the Apple Store and Google Play. You can find out more at Chappet.com.