Little Tikes Launches the Story Dream Machine with Random House

The portable projector brings stories to life for kids.
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August 15, 2023

The Story Dream Machine.
The Story Dream Machine.MGA Entertainment

The Little Tikes Company

, a subsidiary of

MGA Entertainment

, has announced the launch of the Little Tikes Story Dream Machine. This portable projector is a toy, an early reading tool and a sleep solution.  

In partnership with publisher

Random House Children’s Books

, Little Tikes is bringing story classics to life from collections, such as Little Golden Books.  

The Little Tikes Story Dream Machine, available at mass retailers, focuses on learning and early development skills by targeting the early reader. The product engages young children as they watch, listen and read along to their favorite stories, an activity that can be done autonomously, with friends or with their parents. Users insert a story cartridge into the machine, which will project the story onto any surface and then follow along with colorful lights and sound effects that help each story unfold. For added features, like additional lights and color changes in time with the stories, each collection has a character figure that sits atop the projector, such as The Poky Little Puppy, licensed from Universal Products & Experiences. 


Little Tikes Story Dream Machine comes with one character figure and three Little Golden Books story cartridges. Eight additional story collections are available for purchase separately. The story collections feature classic and contemporary characters, from The Berenstain Bears to the Big Shark, Little Shark Collection and more. Beyond the initial eight-story cartridge collections, additional collections will be available to purchase separately beginning in October with new content from other storytellers.  

“Little Tikes is proud to build upon our legacy of cross-generational play and helping enrich kids’ imaginations,” says Isaac Larian, founder, chief executive officer, MGA Entertainment. “We are always looking for impactful ways to expand our portfolio and know that bedtime solutions are what parents and grandparents want. The new, easy-to-use Little Tikes Story Dream Machine brings education and joy to naptime and bedtime, allowing children and their family members to discover and rediscover literary favorites that have been loved for decades.” 

The Little Tikes Story Dream Machine also doubles as a white noise nightlight to make the transition to sleeping smoother.  

“We’re so excited to partner with a household name like Little Tikes, to continue helping children during their early reading development,” says Rachel Bader, director, licensing, Random House Children’s Books. “The Little Tikes Story Dream Machine brings classic stories to life in an innovative way while celebrating the importance of reading.”  

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