New Interactive Ask Amy Doll from World of Magic Toys Talks, Sings, Tells Stories and Responds to Inquisitive Children
September 10, 2015
New York, NY – Playing with dolls isn’t just a fun pastime for a child. Dolls can perform an important role in a child’s cognitive fine motor skill development, teach the ability to nurture and care for another item, and provide comfort in a time of need. But imagine how exciting it would be if a child’s favorite doll virtually came alive to tell stories, sing songs, provide encouragement, and engage a child in conversation with voice recognition and realistic facial express and head movements? World of Magic Toys has combined traditional pretend play with technology to create the new Ask Amy™ doll.
Encouraging emotional and language development, Ask Amy responds to 12 verbal prompts to answer questions, provide words of inspiration, and motivates children to sing along or recite a variety of poems. She also varies her responses and songs so that every play experience is unique.
"What makes Ask Amy so special is that she seems so much like a real companion to a child because her lips move naturally as she speaks and her head will turn or blink her eyes. These are recognizable behaviors which help engage children deeper in play," said Elvira Tchoukanine, founder of World of Magic Toys. "Speaking with new people or reading in front of a class are some of the most intimidating tasks for a young child. I created Ask Amy to help children become more confident in themselves and when interacting with other people."
Each 22-inch Ask Amy doll comes with a storybook and interactive phrase list that prompts Ask Amy to respond with positive messages aimed at promoting self-esteem and empathy in children. Interchangeable outfits will also be available to engage fine motor skills as young children dress their doll in the latest fashions. Ask Amy is currently available with either blonde or brunette silky soft hair which can be brushed and styled.
Ask Amy is recommended for ages 3–8 years old and available for $119.99 MSRP. Ask Amy requires 6-AA batteries and features an on/off switch on her back.