disclosure: we were sent these stickers for the purpose of review
As you know I’m always on the lookout for something a bit different, something to make my son chuckle. He has some transport themed stickers up on his bedroom walls – the vehicles travel on a twisted route up and around picture frames and around his bed and bedside table. They look lovely, but they don’t actually do anything. Yes, that’s right you can actually buy wall stickers that do something! May I introduce Zappie who offer a different take on stickers?
These stickers can actually sing to you! The various products available from Zappie are based around 8 well-loved nursery rhymes. You can buy greetings cards, heat transfers, wall stickers and general stickers as well as a DVD featuring all the magical songs.
The Small Set of Wall Stickers from the Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Set consists of 3 sheets, with numerous stickers as you can see in the photo’s above. You place your stickers on a wall, cupboard or other furniture as you would do with any normal wall stickers. I’ve learnt from experience, don’t place the stickers firmly until you are happy with their position. Now for the clever part!
Download the Zappie Rhymes App to your Android or Apple phone through Google Play or iTunes. It’s free! When you’ve got the App on your phone, select the correct rhyme, you see a little character icon – this is the sticker that you need to hold your phone camera over. Then watch as the magic unfolds as you Tap and Zap. Once the video loads, you can move away from the sticker and watch the video, join in the with rhyme and just enjoy. The videos are really nice, well song and the graphics are bright and entertaining.
You do exactly the same with the other products. I used the Row Row Row Your Boat fun stickers to liven up some of his toy boxes. I liked the fact that you received a couple of the Boat themed stickers but also a couple of bonus stickers – we received Old MacDonald’s Farm – idea for a tractor mad boy.
I really like the idea of these stickers, they offer something a little bit different and he likes the added video element. My only criticism is with the wall stickers – I wish more of the stickers activated the song. For instance, in the set we had, I wanted to stick with the transport theme on his wall so wanted to just use the Hot Air Balloons and stars in that area, but only the three owls will activate the video – seems strange that the biggest star doesn’t too. But other than that, I love this idea and can recommend it to anyone wanting to brighten up their child’s room, toy boxes and playroom – great idea!