Thursday, December 4, 2008

SmarteBear is "preferred" for kids PLUS a giveaway!

I am excited to share with you a toy parents can love, appreciate, and give to your kids with full confidence! The all new interactive toy, SmarteBear is a new technology toy that will be completely loved, adored and cherished by your toddlers! The SmarteBear is extremely soft and cuddly! I was very impressed with the quality and cuddliness of this adorable pet! SmarteBear comes in 3 adorable characters: bear, cat and dog.

SmarteBear sings award winning songs (with a wide variety from lullaby's, fun songs, learning songs and dancing songs), tells interactive stories, plays educational games and more! This is the toy of the times, because it is the ipod for toddlers with being able to download more songs, games and stories to suit you and your child's likes and tastes. The SmarteBear comes with a USB port that you just plug into the computer. This toy can grow with your child, too because as your child's tastes change, you can change SmarteBear's settings online.
There is a box (about the size of a deck of cards) inside the back Velcro pocket on the SmarteBear. On this box is also the power button, and 2 volume buttons (up and down). That is a huge plus about this toy! He gives kids options to chose which activity he will do next by either squeezing his hand for yes, or squeezing his foot for no. I really like that feature because it gives kids options, and lets them be in control of how they want to play. I think this toy is great for individual play, road trips, nap times, and more! There is even a headphone jack on the plastic battery case, so my kids can play and have fun without me needing to listen to it over and over. Another Parent bonus!

My kids have had so much fun with it already! I am sure it will be a toy they will wear out!
SmarteBear teaches the kids their colors with the colorful circles on his paws (hands and feet). In this picture, Caleb is playing Simon Says with his SmarteDog! SmarteDog says,"Simon says squeeze my red hand." Not only does Caleb have to find the right color, he has to know if it is the hand or foot. I think this builds up great listening skills, coordination, and following directions.
This is an excellent choice for your little toddler, and it would make a great Christmas gift! SmarteBear not only won the NAPPA Gold award , but also was a Dr. Toy's Best 10 Technology Toys and Best 100 Products, Top Kid Tech Gifts in Tom's Guide, won a Greatest Products award from iParenting Media Awards! Intellitoys smart-e-bear is a joint venture with award-winning Kids Preferred. Together they created the newest software that is stored in these adorable animals!
Designed for ages 2+, and specifically for those who are not reading yet up to age 6. Smart-e-bear retails for $79.99 and can be found at online retailers ToysRUs, Target, Hammacher, Amazon, and other specialty toy stores. Requires 2 "AA" batteries, included for demonstration (will need to be replaced).

Would you like a chance to win a SmarteBear? Just in time for Christmas, Intellitoys and KidsPreffered has offered to sponsor a giveaway for my readers! This contest is open to all readers living in the Continental United States. To get your first entry, you need to go to the SmarteBear website, click on Fun & Educational Songs, Stories and Games and choose a category. Come and let me know what you found to be interesting and which you would download if you had a smart-e-bear. You may come back each day and enter (again) after you do the first rule, just leave a comment about what other great things you found out at the SmarteBear website. Click here to see how you can earn extra credits to win, and click here to see guidelines and the official rules. Contest will end on December 15th, at 7:00 PM CST. GOOD LUCK!

136 comments:

Staci said...

I think it's interesting that you can personalize what the smart-e-bear says to fit your family. We'd definitely download At the Zoo. Thanks for the chance to enter!

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Staci said...

I subscribe via google reader.
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Staci said...

And I have your button up, thanks!

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JR Photography said...

I would love this for Brody. We are a total gadget family. I would do one of the interactive books. He loves books and the fact that it's interactive and he can control the story is really cool! Thanks for the fun giveaway!

Jill said...

Love the interactive stories-sounds fun, thanks

Jill said...

I subscribe in a reader, thanks

Jill said...

I have your button up here:
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thanks

judybrittle said...

I love how it grows with your child by adding new software. I also think its wonderful that it tells you bedtime stories. My grandson has trouble sleeping and this is one of the ways this wonderful bear can help. I would get Simon Says first.
Thank you!

judybrittle said...

I'm a subscriber.

jenny said...

i realy think thay are all so cute and well i love to win one for my little one thanks

Jenn S. said...

I like how it grows with your child and that you can personalize it. The interactive stories sounded like a lot of fun. One thing I would download would be the "Simon Says" game.

Betty N said...

I think my grandson would love that bear! The first things I would download would be one of the interactive stories and one of the easy action songs like Simon Says.

Anonymous said...

oh, my God! how adorable. I love this giveaway, so cute and educational too.

Stephanie said...

Love the toy grows with your child! Would download simon says and copy cat!
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peg42 said...

I love how you can keep your bear fresh and exciting by downloading new software. I think my daughter would love the Copy Cat and the Simon Says games. Thanks so much for this giveaway.

mverno said...

you can add new software

Anonymous said...

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1agordon said...

I like that it will say my kids' name

Sandy said...

LIKE personalization and the headphones

Sandy said...

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Dree said...

I like that it can play in Spanish. I would download At the zoo.

Qwill said...

I would download some classic stories.

justicecw said...

I love that this is a great educational toy...not just another stuffed animal. And they are going to have software in foriegn languages too! thanks for the chance, justicecw@hotmail.com

justicecw said...

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oneinamil23 said...

i love that they grow with the child and i would download language programs!

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Jeff and Mandee said...

I love that you can personalize it any way you want to. I would get the Copy Cat game :)

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Jeff and Mandee said...

I am a subscriber.

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Stephen said...

You can add new software, that's awesome.

Betty N said...

Hi! I'm back this beautiful Saturday! What a Great Bear! It is hard to believe that there are "thousands of songs and stories" to choose from to download. That is incredible.

sweetsue said...

I like that it grows with your child! I would download Simon Says and all the other games too!

sweetsue said...

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Liz G. said...

This is seriously a cool bear! I love the games-- like Simon Says. What a great gift!

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Beverley said...

First we would personalize the little guy, then we would download Simon Says!

dddiva said...

I would download At the Zoo for Ian.

dddiva said...

I am a subscriber.

dddiva said...

I have your button on my blog.

Mtlgrl4evr said...

I love that there are games and books, especially the classic stories. I would download At the Zoo for my daughter.

justicecw said...

It's so great that the stories are interactive so the child is not just passively listening but getting involved! thanks, justicecw@hotmail.com

drming said...

I am teaching my children to multilingual so the Spanish Language pack for Smart-e bear would be ideal.

Erica C. said...

the dog is cute! the simon says game looks fun too!

Anonymous said...

nice doggy

dddiva said...

I love that it grows with your child.

justicecw said...

It grows with your child because you can add software at any time! thanks, justicecw@hotmail.com

Dree said...

I'm a subscriber

Dree said...

Your button is also on my blog.

idahomom said...

My son would love the bear and I would download Simon Says.

SeahorseLady said...

I would download the wonderful music of Alan Goodman.
Thank you for the nice giveaway.

SeahorseLady said...

I'm also a subscriber.

janetfaye said...

I would download At The Zoo game.

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janetfaye said...

I am subscribed.

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Shannon said...

Those are so neat. The pink kitty is cute. I like the "At the Zoo" game.

Jeff and Mandee said...

The Simon Says game would be fun!

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Betty N said...

Have a great Monday! I think Smart E Bear is the greatest! I love it that it includes all time favorites. Who hasn't played Simon Says? Now you can start again introducing it to your little one!

dddiva said...

I love that there is such a variety- thousands to choose from.

mogrill said...

The Simon says sounds fun! What a cool bear!

tarahsfoodreviews said...

I would download the Classic Stories

Tarah
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justicecw said...

I learned that you can use headphones with the bear which is nice. thanks, justicecw@hotmail.com

Tamara said...

The best factor about this product is smart-e-bear keeps pace with your child’s development with interactive behaviors ranging from a simple shuffle playback to more engaging and complex interactions. If I had one of these fro my grandson I would get the Dog and the ABCs activity. Thank-you.
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SeahorseLady said...

I would have to download Simon Says and A Day at the Zoo. This is a great educational tool too.

Tamara said...

I am a subscriber.
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Beverley said...

I think it's neat that the bear can "grow" with the child.

dddiva said...

I love that we can download tons of different things as the children and their interests grow.

tarahsfoodreviews said...

I would download the Classic Stories

Tarah
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Betty N said...

Have a happy Tuesday! I love that Smart E Bear has interactive stories...stories are wonderful for children but they are even better if they are interactive with them.

Linda said...

I would download the Simon Says, my grandson loves to play Simon Says!

michelena2000 said...

I love Simon Says. What a great contest.

justicecw said...

I learned that you can download a song by Alan Goodman. thanks, justicecw@hotmail.com

ky2here said...

We'll be interactive with our smart-e-cat.

miriama said...

My favorite programs are At the Zoo and Simon says. I like how it grows with your child.

tarahsfoodreviews said...

I would download the Classic Stories

Tarah
tarah716[at]ymail.com

dddiva said...

I love that you can personalize what they say for your family.

Mtlgrl4evr said...

I like that you can personalize the Smartebear. My daughter would love hearing her name. I would download At the Zoo.

justicecw said...

I learned that they have games like at the zoo and simon says. thanks, justicecw@hotmail.com

janetfaye said...

I like the Musical Bear Game.



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tarahsfoodreviews said...

I would download the Musical Bear game.

Tarah
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dddiva said...

I learned that the kiddos can use the bear with headphones which is NICE for the parents.

Mtlgrl4evr said...

I love how it grows with your child and I would download At the Zoo.

rosannepm said...

I like that it calls your child by name and I would download the song At the Zoo
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rosannepm said...

I'm a subscriber
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Anonymous said...

I would love to win the smartecat. I love that this grows with your child and that you can change what is downloaded on your pluch animal!
cute pictures of your kids. :)
thanks for the giveaway!
el_ann at comquest dot net

justicecw said...

I learned that you can program the bear to say your child's name! thanks, justicecw@hotmail.com

Mommyhood is Thankless said...

I like that you can program it to say your child's name! I would download at the Zoo!

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dddiva said...

I love that they are going to have foreign languages to download along with theother stories and songs.

tarahsfoodreviews said...

I would download the Musical Bear game.

Tarah
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Mtlgrl4evr said...

I love the idea of being able to download foreign languages.

Karen said...

Love the foreign language downloads :)

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Just Like Mom's said...

I love that they grow with the child

I would download one of the interactive stories

:) Thank you for the wonderful giveaway! :)

Brooke Lorren said...

If I won this for my little boy I'd download one of the interactive stories.

justicecw said...

It's great that you can create your own personalized activity packs at any time! justicecw@hotmail.com

heaventrees said...

I would download the Copy Cat game, just for a start. I love that you can keep "upgrading" Smart-E to grow with your child.

justicecw said...

I just saw that there is an At the Zoo download. My son would really like that I think! thanks, justicecw@hotmail.com

DOODLEGIRL said...

I'd choose to download simon says

Mtlgrl4evr said...

I love that they have different animals to choose from (bear, cat, dog)

Rayetta Lovett said...

A great gift to send to my grandaughter and download her bedtime stories and tell her how much I miss her and Love her.

bkh61959 said...

I would download the simons says and at the zoo, thanks for the giveaway

Jennielee said...

I love that there a so many different things that you can download. It's not for music only. I would download copy cat and a few interactive stories.
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Jennielee said...

I am a subscriber
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Jennielee said...

I blogged about this giveaway.
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jennem said...

My favorite is Simon Says.
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carogonza said...

I loved the kitty smart-e and I liked the Simon Sez games.

Brooke Lorren said...

They even have games in Spanish.

prplrush said...

Thanks for the great giveaway! The first thing that I would download would be Simon Says, I also love the fact that you can program these to say your child's name

bonnieann said...

This is one great toy. I like Smarty Bear and the fact that the kids will not grow out of it for sometime because it grows with them. I would download lots of songs and the At the zoo. What a great way to teach your kids and have fun too.

kkmartin said...

My son would love the Simon Says game! Thanks for the chance! countrygirl1823@aol.com

justicecw said...

I like that you can choose between different animals like the bear, puppy or cat! justicecw@hotmail.com

Sonya said...

I love that it can call your child by name!

klp1965 said...

i would download some classic stories :)

cdrury said...

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i would start with the classic stories

renee said...

I love that it tells stories and i would start with the classic ones

Mtlgrl4evr said...

I really like that you can add new software to grow with your child.

Suz said...

I like the games, and I would download at the zoo.

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Anonymous said...

You can personalize it! I like that.
I would download AT THE ZOO first.

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dddiva said...

I love that they are interactive and the kids get to be active participants.

Mtlgrl4evr said...

I really like the games. My daughter would love the Simon Says game!

Ardy22 said...

Nice that it comes in different languages!

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Little Audrey said...

I love the music selection. I am not really familiar with the artists...but I would love to hear there songs. My baby girl loves any and every kind of music.

justicecw said...

One of the artists you can download is named Dog on Fleas! thanks, justicecw@hotmail.com

Helen said...

I like the feature to learn different languages. That would be very helpful for my kids.

barbarabaker said...

I love that they have so much to chose from. From different characters to different languages..the possibilities are endless. I would love to download any and everything I can; specifically, the music and games. I love simon says and so does the little one!!!
-barbarabaker

PS- I love the smile your daughter gives while sitting at the bottom of the steps...she's too cute!!!!

barbarabaker said...

Yes, and I'm also subscribed :)

Thanks again, barbarabaker

Sheri said...

I really like the At the Zoo game and how it teaches you the animal sounds. My son would love that!

Jodi said...

I love that you can personalize them. My daughter would just love hearing it call her name and interact with her. We would probably download Simon Says first, she loves that game.

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dvice said...

It is great that you can control what it says and personalize it. I would download Simon Says and Copy Cat games to start.

Karen said...

Love that you can personalize them :)

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Candie said...

I like that they grow wih the children. There are other companies that just give the animals; this one is much more personal

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Brooke Lorren said...

This bear can grow with your child.

Sonya said...

I love the great games and stories available!

idahomom said...

I think that it is neat that the diffuculty of the games increases with your child's age. I would download Simon Says.

Heather said...

I think it's great that it can speak in several languages...soon. That's so great! I would probably start with French. Kinder is obsessed with poodles and the Eiffel Tower.

lilyk said...

I found the ability for the smart-e-bear to speak in different languages interesting. I would download the Simon Says game.