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How Story Reader Works

Kids want to learn how to read but they also crave entertainment, whether quiet and passive or dynamic and interactive. In this article we'll show you how Story Reader works and whether it accomplishes that goal.

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  • 10 Antique Toys That Still Look Like Fun

    10 Antique Toys That Still Look Like Fun

    Although kids have always improvised things to play with, toys, as we know them, have actually been around only for a few centuries. Some of the hoops and pedal cars of yesteryear would still be fun to play with, we think. See more »

  • 10 Classic Toys That Could Kill You

    10 Classic Toys That Could Kill You

    Whether you grew up in the carefree '50s or the safety-conscious '90s, you probably know of a toy that was lots of fun and, in hindsight, flat-out dangerous. Most are off the shelves now, but this list might bring back memories. See more »

  • 10 Embarrassing Movie Tie-in Toys

    10 Embarrassing Movie Tie-in Toys

    Epic merchandising fails have included everything from a decidedly phallic Jar Jar Binks lollipop to a Transformers shave kit — for boys who don't even shave. Other bombs proves marketers will do just about anything to make a dime. See more »

  • 10 Groovy Toys From the ’70s

    10 Groovy Toys From the ’70s

    Children of the '70s, it's time for a flashback — and no, not the trippy kind. We're taking a walk down memory lane to reminisce about some of the best toys ever made. Two words: Big Wheel! See more »

  • 10 Most Valuable ‘Star Wars’ Toys

    10 Most Valuable ‘Star Wars’ Toys

    Pull out those "Star Wars" figures collecting dust in the attic. If you have any of these 10, you could cash in — big time! See more »

  • 10 Must-have Toys for 2012

    10 Must-have Toys for 2012

    Every holiday season, there's that handful of "it" toys -- the hottest gifts for kids. Which products will Santa be delivering the most in 2012? See more »

  • 10 Science Toys Kids Will Love

    10 Science Toys Kids Will Love

    Kids who love science and math will want to get their hands on these super-fun games that make the learning part of play time. See more »

  • 10 Totally Rad '80s Toys… And Where They Are Now

    10 Totally Rad '80s Toys… And Where They Are Now

    Get a blast from the past with our totally awesome top 10 toys list from the '80s! Did your favorites make the list? Find out which of the nostalgia-inducing toys are still around today. See more »

  • 10 Toys So Popular They Incited Violence

    10 Toys So Popular They Incited Violence

    Would you knock down a fellow shopper to get your hands on a toy? Here are 10 toys that inspired some heinous acts of violence in the name of spreading holiday cheer. See more »

  • 10 Toys That Became Million-Dollar Franchises

    10 Toys That Became Million-Dollar Franchises

    These 10 toys were once just a vision of their makers. Today they're multi-million-dollar -- in some cases billion-dollar! -- money makers. See which ones bring in the most cash. See more »

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