When a volcano in Ecuador spouts an unknown element into the atmosphere, a series of mysterious lightning storms create worldwide havoc, from avalanches in Switzerland to bursting dams in Thailand to fires in American forests. The Rescue Heroes scamper over the globe saving lives, but nothing, it seems, can avert a planetary cataclysm once these storms merge in the atmosphere. Animation allows more creative angles, movement, and changing backgrounds–very handy for a story spread over much of the Earth.
Kids 4 and up can save the day as their favorite hero, driving their favorite rescue vehicle. Real working controls on our rescue vehicle will navigate through the town and put out fires, save animals or citizens, and even save whales. All activities have varying levels of difficulty, so the toy grows with the childs abilities. The handles on the playset vibrate when they are being used to give the child positive feedback.
The weather is wacky and the animals are wild. How will the Rescue Heroes team get everything under control? This book has more than 25 interactive pages of adventure and learning fun. Teaches reading, vocabulary, spelling, problem-solving, teamwork, safety equipment, and rhyming words. Use it with your PowerTouch Learning System (see below) to bring the story, words and pictures to life with the touch of a finger!
Puts the power of reading at your fingertips! Teachers encourage early readers to follow along with their finger as they read or hear a story. PowerTouch uses the same approach to bring books to life! Easy finger touch activation and “auto page detection” lets kids turn to any page in the paper books and immediately touch words or pictures for interactive responses. Features 60+ learning activities teaching reading, phonics, spelling, music math and more! Comes with 2 starter books with with activities that advance from Pre-K to 2nd grade.
CyberParent recommends this as best for children under 4 or 5. After that the Leap Frog system is superior, in my opinion.