Thursday, December 12, 2013
Laps, Not Apps
Every year, the Campaign for Commercial Free Childhood gives an award for The Worst Toy of the Year.
Often the award is tongue-in-cheek, pointing out the insane marketing or terrible ideas some companies will use to sell a product that stretches the meaning of the word toy.
This year, they gave the award, then had to update it, because of this product:
the iPad bouncy seat.
If this "toy" strikes you as just one stroke past ridiculous, there is a great letter you can sign that takes 10 seconds. It is a petition to let the creators of this product know that it's not educational for infants to be plugged so early, as backed up by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Here's the link to sign. Sometimes a quick response from consumers can have a powerful impact.