Archie is four and absolutely loves having stories read to him every evening before he goes to bed and some days I often find him with a book looking at the pictures, trying to make out the story inside. Listening to stories is so important for little inquisitive minds and helps to grow children’s imaginations. Did you know that if your child listens to just one story every day by the age of five they would have enjoyed 1825 stories, isn’t that amazing!
I first saw the Tonies Toniebox on Instagram a few months ago and wondered what it was. It is a super clever little box which is full of audio fun for little ones to enjoy. When Archie received his in the post he was very excited. I set it up which is easy as you follow a few simple sets, connect it to your wi-fi and your away. The box itself looks great, made of super soft material that your children can hug in bed whilst they listen to a story but durable enough to take out and about with you. It comes in six different colours to fit in with your child’s bedroom decor.
Once your Toniebox is set up you simply place your story time Tonie on top and your box downloads the audio content. Once downloaded each Tonie has a story on it and songs too, with a running time of roughly 25-30 minutes. We have two of the Disney Tonies; The Lion King and The Jungle Book. Archie really enjoyed listening to the stories and dancing and singing along to his favourite Disney songs. The Tonies themselves are really well made and Archie also uses them as play figures too.
Once your audio content is downloaded onto your Toniebox you can listen to your stories and songs anywhere without wi-fi connection and with a battery life of 7 hours it is the perfect travel companion as well. It’s perfect for long flights and car journeys. Next time we go on holiday I am taking this with us for sure! You can even purchase a carrier to keep it safe. Archie also brings it in to the bathroom and listens to a story whilst he plays in the bath.
The Toniebix starter set is £69.95 and comes with the box in the colour of your choice (6 to choose from), the charging station and a Creative-Tonie with room for 90 minutes, so you can upload your MP3s, audiobooks or even narrate your own stories. There is also a promotion running at the moment where you can get a free Tonie worth £14.99 when your purchase your starter kit.
Once you have your starter kit there are so many amazing Tonies to choose from. From Disney characters, themed songs, educational Tonies, stories for older children, Julia Donaldson favourites like The Gruffalo and Stick Man and many more. At £14.99 they make great gifts at Christmas and Birthdays to grow your little ones Tonie collection. I have brought the Snowman Tonie ready for December for Archie to listen too.
We were kindly gifted Archie’s Tonie Box but I genuinely couldn’t recommend one of these high enough. It would make a fantastic present for your little one this Christmas and its something you can keep adding to, so will last for years!