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Parents and kids have pretty much bought every Little Tikes Story Dream Machine Starter Set there is — because they’re all sold out online. You can normally find the in-demand toy at Walmart or Amazon, but it constantly goes in and out of stock. (Although, some select Walmart stores have them now, and it’s worth checking your local store).

What’s all the hype about? Well, the Story Dream Machine is pretty cool. You can think of it like a projector for children’s books. So instead of flipping through pages, you insert a storybook cartridge into the Dream Machine and watch it play on the wall. Kids can watch the words and pictures pop up on the screen, while a narrator reads them the story.

Targeted for little readers aged 3 years and up, we can see why the toy is a huge game-changer for bedtime story time.

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The Little Tikes Story Dream Machine Starter Set is currently sold out online. But you can find it in-store at Walmart for $49.

a child playing with a Little Tikes Story Dream Machine projector

Some Walmart stores have the Story Dream Machine in stock, and on shelves now. If your store has it, this is the best time to grab it before it sells out again so you can have it in time for the holidays.

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The Story Dream Machine Starter Set will cost you $49 at either Amazon or Walmart. It comes with the Story Dream Machine, plus three classic Little Golden books:

  • The Poky Little Puppy
  • Tawny Scrawny Lion
  • The Saggy Baggy Elephant

We haven’t seen this go on sale at all yet, but as always, we’re keeping our eyes peeled for deals.




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Shipping: Free with Walmart+ or on orders of $35+

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Little Tikes has other story collections that you can purchase separately, for $15 each.

The Story Dream Machine Starter Set already comes with three books, which is plenty. But if you want to add to your collection, you can find Little Shark, Big Shark, or Berenstain Bears story collections for the Story Dream Machine at Amazon or Walmart for just $15 each. Each set comes with three books, so each book really comes down to $5 each.

Note that the machine is only compatible with the Little Tikes Story Dream Machine story collections.

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The Story Dream Machine also serves as a white noise machine and night light.

a child sleeping next to a Little Tikes Story Dream Machine projector

Aside from playing gentle light effects in nightlight mode, this little machine also offers five white noise sounds to help kids fall asleep. If you’re worried about the volume being too loud, parents and kids can use the kid-friendly controls to adjust the volume.

As for keeping the machine charged, it runs on four AA batteries, which aren’t included.


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