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Play Piano With A Bunch Of Bananas

MaKey MaKey turns household items into touchpads is a fun way for kids to play games without breaking the bank.

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The most groundbreaking product at this year’s American International Toy Fair: MaKey MaKey, a $49 device that turns everyday objects from bananas to Play-Doh into touchpads, allowing kids to manipulate computers without destroying them. There are endless applications, though the one that has childhood development experts like Growing Happy Kids author Maureen Dawn Healy jazzed is its potential to turn fruit (or whatever) into piano keys, drums, and other musical instruments. So while playing with his food is bad, playing the guitar solo from “Stairway to Heaven” with his food is … totally rad. Your kid rocks.

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