A Modern Day Fairy Tale: Santa Claus is Coming To Town with My Friend Teddy {Review & Giveaway Hop}

Friday, December 4, 2015

Santa Claus is Coming To Town with My Friend Teddy {Review & Giveaway Hop}

Santas coming to town

Welcome to the 1st Annual Santa's Coming to Town Giveaway Hop hosted by Karen’s Got Mail and Housewife on a Mission! We have teamed up with a fantastic group of bloggers to share some awesome giveaways with our readers. Be sure to hop around to the participating blogs listed below and enter some fabulous giveaways, all of which are worth a minimum of $25! Also, make sure to enter the Grand Prize Giveaways – Zoomer Jester Dino and a Classic Cedar Swing Set from Eastern Jungle Gym!

**Product received for review. All thoughts are my own. 

Earlier this fall, I shared with you about a fantastic new interactive doll called My Friend Cayla!

This doll quickly became a favorite in my household- combining the fun of playing with dolls with my kids' love of talking and interacting with programs like Siri. But I have to admit, while my son actually sort of took over the doll for the interaction aspect, he wasn't really the biggest fan of talking about shopping and other girly things.

Perhaps you saw Cayla and thought the same that. Perhaps you have a boy like me who would love an interactive toy friend but not so girly. Perhaps your little one is younger and aren't quite ready for the doll yet- boy or girl. Wouldn't it be great if we could get the interactive qualities we loved about My Friend Cayla in a more gender neutral package?

Guess what? We can...with My Friend Teddy!

My Friend Teddy is the bear that really knows you! Teddy is a cuddly, huggable bear that talks, laughs and is designed equally as a personalized plush toy companion and a development tool for preschoolers. Teddy fosters caring, sharing and learning through his personalization feature. Parents bring Teddy to life by downloading the free app to an iOS or Android smart device and customizing child specific information, such as favorite characters, foods, toys, family names and birthdays. Teddy will incorporate these factoids into his engaging and interactive storytelling. Your child will be amazed!

My Friend Teddy:
  • 11" plush storytelling customizable teddy bear
  • Parent programmable so that he is tailored to what your child likes
  • Adjustable learning levels
  • Teddy's educational value grows with your child
  • Touch and sound integration to increase play value
  • Bluetooth-enabled
  • Free downloadable app for Android and Apple devices
  • English and Spanish language apps are available
  • Built-in database of stories, trivia and other creative content
  • Built-in "KidSafe" banned word list ensures that Teddy does not say or repeat offensive of derogatory words
  • Parents can also program the list to include words they do not want their child to hear
  • Photo albums and program stores which will keep your child entertained
  • Build your own photo album feature
  • Built-in games

When I was a kid, my sister and I had this fantastic bear that we were pretty certain was the greatest teddy bear in the world. You would push its hand, say a phrase and when you pushed his hand again (and again and again), it would repeat the phrase back to you. We thought that was some fancy high tech stuff. Needless to say, My Friend Teddy puts that bear to shame! He doesn't just repeat back the one phrase you tell him too- he has stories, he has games, he can be programmed on what NOT to say, he can grow with your child... he is pretty amazing if you ask me!

And much like Cayla, the app is super easy to use.. for both of my little ones and myself as well (I'll be honest, they usually outsmart me when it comes to apps!!) He's also customizable much like Cayla... but unlike Cayla, I love that he actually grows with your child and you can actually update learning levels whenever you want! As much as I loved Cayla, I think we might love Teddy even more thanks to his being so versatile! My Friend Teddy is definitely a must see during your holiday shopping this year!

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And one very lucky reader is going to win one for themselves! Enter using the Rafflecopter form below:

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Winner will be contacted via e-mail after giveaway ends, and will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. One entry per household, winning entry will be verified. Odds of winning depend on valid entries received. A Modern Day Fairy Tale is not responsible for prize delivery 
Karen’s Got Mail, Housewife on a Mission and the Happy Holidays Giveaway Hop participating bloggers are not responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill their prize obligations. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and any other social media are not affiliated with this giveaway.

Grand Prize Giveaways –Zoomer Jester Dino {RV $99.00} and a Classic Cedar Swing Set from Eastern Jungle Gym {RV $999.00}!

Now hop around to all these awesome giveaways and enter to win them all! Good luck and have fun!


  1. My grandson would have so much fun playing with this, they have some of the neatest toys for kids now days. Makes grandma want to go off her budget sometimes-

  2. this is so amazing, i moved to a new house and my kids really needa swing set

  3. My friend Teddy sounds awesome!! Thanks for a chance to win! My little girl would love this. -Jackie

  4. He sounds so neat!! I love that he can tell stories and remember the kid's name!! Too fun!

  5. This toy is so cool. I know my niece would love it for Christmas!

  6. My little grandson would love this cuddly bear. What a fun way to learn!

  7. My little grandson would love this cuddly bear. What a fun way to learn!

  8. This bear is too cute and looks like it would be so much fun for my daughter! It would make a wonderful gift.

  9. My daughter would love this Teddy!

  10. I much prefer the toy bears to the "dolls" that interact. The dolls kind of creep me out.

  11. My daughter would love this teddy bear!

  12. Shoot, the daily word is Cinderella, not the link to the page for the secret word. :)

  13. When I was a child I had a Teddy Ruxpin and as soon as I saw this I was taken back and had one of those nostalgic moments. I want this for my kids :)

  14. my granddaughter would love my friend teddy, she's almost 2 and would have a lifetime of love for him.

  15. This would be so perfect for my son. I love it, so cute.

  16. This would be such a sweet gift for little niece. She would love to have this cuddly bear.

  17. My Friend Teddy would make a great Christmas gift for my two year old grandson or for his birthday in January. Thx for the chance.

  18. This is so cute! My son would love it, and I'm currently pregnant, so when he outgrows it, the new baby can have it!

  19. My granddaughter would absolutely love this! She has boring stuffed animals, but none like this! She would have a blast with it. God bless and Happy Holidays everyone!

  20. Teddy is adorable! My nephew would love to have him as a friend.

  21. My great niece and great nephew would love to have Santa bring this to them :)

  22. I would love to win this for my daughter, it would be perfect for her!

  23. This sounds like such a fun and educational toy! Would love to win!


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