I am amazed at the amazing toys that come out every year. Technology has come a long way and is now being put to great use in products for kids. If you recall my previous review of My Friend Cayla, the same creators will be releasing My Friend Teddy this month. The teddy bear has won my daughters heart! She has taken Teddy everywhere and now has a permanent place in her bed. Your child will fall in love with Teddy too, you’ll see why.
My Friend Teddy is more than just a soft cuddly bear, he listens and responds to your child. When Teddy is first connected to your smart device, you are asked a series of questions about your child. Favorite food, sibling’s name, favorite color, and more. I filled everything out for my daughter, when she began using it she was amazed that Teddy knew she loved Vanilla cupcakes with rainbow sprinkles!
The My Friend Teddy app has everything you need – kids can listen to stories, do sing alongs, play games, and even create a family album. The app allows you to change some settings like the age of your child. You can also change the language from English to Spanish. Being a Latina, I really appreciate this!
My Friend Teddy reads three stories – Little Red Riding Hood, The Three Little Pigs, and Goldilocks and the Three Bears. The stories are very engaging for kids since the stories are interactive. The characters are moving around. I also liked that as she is learning to read I can add the words at the bottom so she can familiarize herself with the words being spoken. The beginnings of reading!
My Friend Teddy sings! My daughter loved this! There were many songs that she was familiar with like, “Patty Cake”, “Row, Row, Your Boat”, “I’m a Little Teapot”, “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star”, and so much more. My daughter loves singing songs so this was her favorite activity to do with Teddy.
My Friend Teddy has three games for kids to play. They are both entertaining and educational. Fish Bowls helps kids learn their colors. They need to get the colored fish from one bowl to the other. Sea Puzzle has puzzles for kids to solve which has sea animals. Once the puzzle is solved, they are told the name of the animal and learn some facts about that animal. Animal Zoo is like a spy game where kids have to locate the animal Teddy tells them to find. They also learn facts about that animal. I think it is such a fun way for kids to learn interesting facts.
I love that Teddy can be played online or offline. For example, today my daughter was playing hide and seek with her brother while holding Teddy – as she was running Teddy was saying, “Weeeee”. We all were laughing – it was as if Teddy knew exactly what she was doing. He was laughing and giggling the entire time she played with him.
Final Thoughts: Love it! We’ve had the bear for a few weeks now and my daughter plays with it everyday and that says something since she usually stops playing with toys quickly. Toddlers! I can see My Friend Teddy being a “Must have” toy this Holiday season. Not only does it grow with your child but they are learning while having fun. It helps with their motor skills and language development. They are learning colors, counting, how to solve problems, and facts about animals. You’ll be able to adjust learning levels appropriately as your child develops. Teddy will definitely be a great friend to kids everywhere!