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Ever since my toddler was born, his 3 year-old brother has been craving extra attention. And unfortunately sometimes that takes the form of acting out to make sure mommy notices…which of course then has the same effect on the little one. So you can imagine how difficult dividing time between my boys is.
I was therefore intrigued when I learned about My Friend Teddy — a teddy bear that interacts with little ones, doing everything from talking and laughing to learning and reading with them!
If you grew up in the 80’s you may recall a childhood favorite, Teddy Ruxpin — a similar-looking interactive teddy that read via cassette player. If you were a fan of that toy, you’ll be excited to hear about everything the super cuddly My Friend Teddy can do to help you manage time between your children.
My Friend Teddy Features
My Friend Teddy is an interactive plush bear that talks, sings and reads to your little one. He can be personalized to learn everything about your child from their favorite games and foods to what they want to be when they grow up. This is a great feature because then Teddy can incorporate what he knows into engaging story time and conversation.
Touch & Motion Sensitive
When you press Teddy’s belly he begins talking. But the fun doesn’t stop there. Turn him upside down and he’ll say things like “wee — everything looks funny when your’e upside down”. It’s as if he is really alive!
Works off-line and does not connect to the internet. So although he can talk to your child based on the app settings, he is programmed to be use appropriate language for little ones.
Grows with your child
Once you configure the My Friend Teddy app to include your child’s age and info, Teddy adjusts his level of play. So each activity increases in complexity as your child grows, making it an incredibly fun learning tool for preschoolers.
My Friend Teddy starts talking to your child the moment you flip on the switch, but to get the most out of him, you will need to download the free app via Google Play or iTunes.
Then you simply fill out your child’s profile to include all his personal info and favorite things so Teddy will adapt to your child’s settings once you sync the info from your phone or tablet to the bear.
My boys LOVE My Friend Teddy! There is just so much to do with the toy to keep them engaged and happy during those moments when I need to attend to the other.
They can’t stop snuggling with the soft bear, especially when Teddy asks for a hug.
And they really are having fun reading and learning with Teddy – Teddy knows so much about them already. Having him around helps make things a little easier when I need to spend a few minutes with the other! It’s amazing to see how much he can do!
My Friend Teddy Giveaway
Want a chance to win your very own My Friend Teddy?
Simply use the Rafflecopter form to leave a comment below for your chance to win. You are also encouraged to connect on social media for additional entries.
Giveaway open to all US residents 18 and over. Ends 12/28.