Who said bedding couldn't be fun? With SpinTales, kids' bedding becomes a toy thanks to augmented reality (AR). The SpinTales Twin Duvet Set is a 300-count cotton sateen duvet cover and pillow sham. The duvet is illustrated with a storybook village, while the pillow sham has the moon and stars on it. When you download the free SpinTales app onto your iOS or Android device, you can then scan the images on the bedding to bring three interactive stories to life: Little Red Riding Hood, Three Little Pigs, and Jack and the Beanstalk.
Through the app, kids watch an animated telling of the stories and complete different activities, such as digital coloring pages, helping Little Red Riding Hood make cookies for her grandma, and more.
Along the way, kids are also prompted to scan matching images on the duvet cover. Once they do so, characters from the story will pop up on the screen and appear as though they are walking or flying around right on the bedspread.
This takes bedtime stories to a whole other level. Not only do kids get to read some of their favorite fairytales at bedtime, but they also get some interaction with the stories through the in-app activities and augmented reality images on the bedspread. The only thing that might be frustrating for young kids is getting the image on the screen to match up just right with the image on the duvet cover and continuing to hold the device over the image to keep the augmented reality images from disappearing. You can skip past the AR segments if you want.
The bedding is a really nice quality. It's lightweight and soft, and will be comfortable for kids to sleep on. But when they're not sleeping, they'll enjoy bringing favorite characters to life and off of the standard book page.
Before using the app, a parent will need to set up a free account.
You'll need to download the three included stories before being able to use them, and this could take awhile depending on the speed of your wi-fi network.
The bedding is machine washable. Just make sure you follow the instructions on the sew-in label.
The company also makes interactive rugs.
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