Heck, making AA, AAA, C, and D sized "batteries" that just receives "wireless power" from the "wireless transmitter" would let you power some of those kids toys for as long as you have the wireless transmitter plugged in. That would be much better than running down the batteries really quickly and then either having to recharge or get new ones.
You must not have children. I can't wait for batteries to die sometimes, and sometimes replace good ones with dead ones. Freaking Elmo.