The Sun Sentinel reported recently on young inventor, William Georges, an 11 year old who’s toy invention just won Creative Child Magazine’s Toy of the Year Award. According to his family, the Sentinel reports, when Georges was just 6 years old he stuck his mother’s MP3 player through a hole in his old Teddy bear and said, “I just invented my first toy, Mom.”
Things have progressed considerably since then, with the now incorporated Pezo Pal’s first shipment of 2,000 bears arriving from China last month, preloaded with 24 hours of songs, stories and lessons for kids 3 and older.
“I love to design real things that are useful for people,” Georges says on the Pezo Pal website.
“Pezo” means “play” in Greek, which George’s speaks in addition to English. The bears are customizable, allowing kids to “build their Pals anyway they want by downloading the coolest music or adding MP3 audio files anytime! My mission was to invent a toy that allows children to express themselves!”
“Children are better at making toys than adults,” Georges told the Sentinel. Point taken.