PlayOctobo plush

Hi! I'm Octobo!

A smart plush that transforms passive screen time into mindful play time. Octobo is the learning companion that your child will cherish for years to come.

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  • Innovative Storytelling
  • Immediate Emotional Feedback
  • Expanding Digital Library
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    Innovative Storytelling

    Octobo improves on conventional learning paradigms (hello, dreaded spelling test!) and their rigid “pass/fail” metrics by working in tandem with our interactive Storykits to capture your child’s imagination. The combination of storybook, story tokens, and friendly feedback from the plush itself creates a holistic experience to amplify your child’s engagement in a learning activity. By identifying the correct token on the storybook page and placing it in Octobo’s bowl, your child earns an immediate, empathetic reaction from her plushy playmate. Volitional manipulation of small objects builds focus, understanding, and fine motor control.

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    Immediate Emotional Feedback

    Octobo combines a sensor-stuffed body, arms, and an expressive “face” that instantly reacts to children’s hugs, tickles, wiggles and handshakes! We’ve worked hard to keep Octobo’s advanced technologies well-hidden, in order to mimic the huggable appeal of a classic stuffy. Octobo’s extensive bank of intelligent responses delivers carefully curated emotions that demonstrate cause and effect, encourage active play, and even model core concepts like empathy and cooperation.

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    Expanding Digital Library

    Unlike other single-purpose “smart” toys, Octobo evolves alongside your child thanks to our growing collection of storykits, apps, and games. Storykits and games for toddlers focus on learning shapes, colors and patterns. Advanced expansion packs help older children develop literacy, numeracy, and memory skills. In the coming year, we’ll introduce a new line of behavioral games, which encourage positive behaviours like brushing your teeth, or tidying your toys. Core values like sharing, respect and active play are built in at each level in an age-appropriate manner.

    Two Bundles to Choose from

    * Compatible with both iOS and Android. (Tablet not included)

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    Starter Pack

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    Octobo Smart Plush

    Octobo’s Underwater Adventure Storykit

    Printable Play Guide

    Octobo and the Great Letter Search Storykit

    8 interactive mini-games and spelling contest mode featuring a variety of physical actions

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    Advanced Pack

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    Octobo Smart Plush

    Octobo’s Underwater Adventure Storykit

    Printable Play Guide

    Octobo and the Great Letter Search Storykit

    8 interactive mini-games and spelling contest mode featuring a variety of physical actions

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    Our Storykits

    Our special play kits that come with a storybook, interactive tokens and a game app.

    The Underwater Adventure Storykit

    *Available in both Starter Pack and Advanced Pack

    Octobo's underwater adventure

    Swim with Octobo on this exciting adventure deep in the sea to discover the wonders and the treasures of the ocean! Our underwater storybook seamlessly integrates concepts like color and patterns through its witty storyline and enticing sea-related puzzles. When kids place storykit objects into Octobo’s bowl, Octobo’s expressive reactions and animations will bring the story to life!

    6 magic story tokens

    Focuses on emotions, shapes, colors, matching, and motor skills

    Fun and bubbly songs perfect for playtime

    Octobo's underwater adventure

    The Underwater Adventure Storykit

    Swim with Octobo on this exciting adventure deep in the sea to discover the wonders and the treasures of the ocean! Our underwater storybook seamlessly integrates concepts like color and patterns through its witty storyline and enticing sea-related puzzles. When kids place storykit objects into Octobo’s bowl, Octobo’s expressive reactions and animations will bring the story to life!

    *Available in both Starter Pack and Advanced Pack

    6 magic story tokens

    Focuses on emotions, shapes, colors, matching, and motor skills

    Fun and bubbly songs perfect for playtime

    The Great Letter Search Storykit

    *Only available in Advanced Pack

    Octobo and the great letter search

    Oh my! Octobo discovers that all the letters in the magical realm of Puzmo are missing! Kids are swept up on an exciting mission to explore the village and help Octobo search for the missing letters. Ready? Kids search for hidden letters on each page of the storybook and find the corresponding interactive token. Interaction guidelines on each page help children exercise their memory and pick up new vocabulary in an enjoyable way.

    8 Additional Mini-Games

    Storykits Games

    A set of 8 mini-games whose amusing animations encourage physical activity, introduce basic musical notions, and includes a spelling contest mode!

    26 magic story tokens

    80 custom animations, 8 mini-games, and Octobo's fun songs

    Teaches memory skills, letters, math, and spelling

    The Great Letter Search Storykit

    Oh my! Octobo discovers that all the letters in the magical realm of Puzmo are missing! Kids are swept up on an exciting mission to explore the village and help Octobo search for the missing letters. Ready? Kids search for hidden letters on each page of the storybook and find the corresponding interactive token. Interaction guidelines on each page help children exercise their memory and pick up new vocabulary in an enjoyable way.

    *Only available in Advanced Pack

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    Storykits Games

    8 Additional Mini-Games

    A set of 8 mini-games whose amusing animations encourage physical activity, introduce basic musical notions, and includes a spelling contest mode!


    *Only available in Advanced Pack

    26 magic story tokens

    80 custom animations, 8 mini-games, and Octobo's fun songs

    Teaches memory skills, letters, math, and spelling

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    Perfect for Children 2-7

    “Play gives children a chance to practice what they are learning.” - Mr. Rogers

    2-3 Years Old

    2-3 Years Old

    Sensory Stimulation

    Social Interaction

    Fine Motor

    3-5 Years Old

    3-5 Years Old

    Visual Perception

    Verbal Comprehension

    Emotional Perception

    5-7 Years Old

    5-7 Years Old

    Language Learning

    Learning through Play

    Sensory Integration

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    Design notes

    Made by Parents for Parents

    Designed by mom, for families. Octobo is created by Thinker-Tinker, a team of passionate designers and parents in Los Angeles, California. This is a journey to create a smart companion for kids with a true personality, which is also an expandable platform to support learning in multiple domains — math, reading, problem-solving, emotional growth, you name it!

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    Highly interactive

    8 separate sensor arrays invisibly integrated into Octobo’s arms and body, responsive LED lighting, and the touchscreen itself

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    Operating System

    iOS 6.0, Android, 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and up Android and Apple logos

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    Batteries

    4AA Batteries (not included)

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    Hypoallergenic

    Soft, low-pile fabric comforts, cuddles and soothes

    Compatible Tablet Sizes

    *Tablet not included

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    Compatible Tablet Sizes

    7-8 inch tablets, like iPad Mini or Amazon Fire 7

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    Genuine Personality

    Warm and welcoming, Octobo can become a kindred spirit for any growing child

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    Size

    10in x 6.5 in x 12 in

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    Soft and Safe Padding

    Octobo’s kid-tested squeezability hides the parent-approved durability that protects your tablet.

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    Expanding App LIbrary

    A growing online universe stimulates physical, mental, and emotional development across critical years of growth

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    * Tablet not included

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    Highly Interactive

    8 separate sensor arrays invisibly integrated into Octobo’s arms and body, responsive LED lighting, and the touchscreen itself

    Operating System

    iOS 6.0, Android, 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and up Android and Apple logos

    Batteries

    4 AA batteries
    (not included)

    Hypoallergenic

    Hypoallergenic Icon Soft, low-pile fabric comforts, cuddles and soothes

    Compatible Tablet Sizes

    Compatible Tablet Sizes Icon 7-8 inch tablets, like iPad Mini or Amazon Fire 7

    Genuine Personality

    Genuine Personality Icon Warm and welcoming, Octobo can become a kindred spirit for any growing child

    Size

    Genuine Personality Icon 10in x 6.5 in x 12 in

    Soft and Safe Padding

    Soft & Safe Icon Octobo’s kid-tested squeezability hides the parent-approved durability that protects your tablet.

    Expanding App Library

    Expanding App Icon A growing online universe stimulates physical, mental, and emotional development across critical years of growth

    How Does it Work?

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    How sensors detect interaction

    Seamless integration of touch sensors into the body of the plush allow it to distinguish between a poke and a hug, and make Octobo’s reactions feel immediate, specific and alive. An RFID reader pad in Octobo’s bowl scans the story tokens that come with the storybooks. The plush and tablet connect via Bluetooth, and operate without wires or wifi, making Octobo perfect for car or airplane travel. The tablet’s screen detects touch and responds immediately. (In fact, we added an empathetic “eye-poke” reaction after play-testing revealed that kids just couldn’t resist poking Octobo in the eye!)

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    How the children learn

    “Tell me and I forget, show me and I remember, involve me and I understand.” - from Xun Kuang, 3rd century BC Modern research echoes ancient wisdom in confirming that an emotionally rich, playful, and self-directed learning experience leads to better results than the classical pedagogy many of us grew up with (and often disliked). By immersing children in a storytelling world of sights, sounds, physical objects, and interaction, Octobo engages a child’s mind, body, and heart in a full sensorimotor experience.

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    How our games stimulate pro-social development

    Along with encouraging cooperation and physical exercise with stories and mini-games, Octobo’s “operating system” mimics healthy social relationships. For example: the Parent Portal offers key features like time limits. But rather than a simple countdown, Octobo tells your child “I’m feeling tired and need to rest now. Let’s play again later!” By modeling forthright speech about feelings and needs, Octobo helps your child learn to identify and express their feelings and needs as they navigate their own social environments.

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    What parents say about Octobo

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    “It (Octobo) can adapt to kids of multiple ages...as a parent we will love, because it's buying one thing that can last for years.”

    Connie, Mother of 4-year-old boy and 1-year-old boy

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    “I love how interactive he is! There's so many different parts: the books, the chips, the cards...I love that it's a plush, which makes me feel a lot more safe.”

    Allsun, Mother of 2-year-old boy

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    “It's so much fun, not only reading but you can touch it and feel it.

    That's so much fun!”

    Kaori, Mother of 2.5-year-old girl

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    “It (Octobo) can adapt to kids of multiple ages...as a parent we will love, because it's buying one thing that can last for years.”

    Connie, Mother of 4-year-old boy and 1-year-old boy

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    “I love how interactive he is! There's so many different parts: the books, the chips, the cards...I love that it's a plush, which makes me feel a lot more safe.”

    Allsun, Mother of 2-year-old boy

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    “It's so much fun, not only reading but you can touch it and feel it.
    That's so much fun!”

    Kaori, Mother of 2.5-year-old girl

    What parents say about Octobo

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    Meet Octobo’s Friends!

    Octobo lives in the mystical world of Puzmo, where nature and magic intersect, pictures come to life, and imagination roams free! Octobo and friends (the Puzzle Seekers) foster a bustling community of creativity, love, learning, and teamwork.

    Stay tuned — the Octobo family will grow soon!

    Octobo's Friends
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