I received the Interactive Story Buddy mentioned below to facilitate this review.
My girls love their little stuffed animals. I mean, what little girl doesn’t? But honestly, I hate them. They don’t do anything but sit around and collect dust! I just don’t see the point in keeping them around.
Well, I didn’t until I found the Hallmark Interactive Story Buddy~ Bell! Have you seen her? She is so cute!
The Interactive Story Buddys from Hallmark are electronic animals that respond when you read to them from their books. They also respond when they are read to from their Read-Along CD! I love, love, love this feature! There is also a Bell app, and online story time at Hallmark.com/Bell.
Bell’s story starts with Bell’s Big Move:
Bell and her girl, Sofia, live in the Bog City where the sun shines every day and there is something fancy to do just around the corner. But soon her family needs to move- to the quiet town of Pineville, where winters are chilly and life is a lot less… busy. Everything looks different. It even smells different! Will Bell and Sofia’s new friends, Jingle and Andrew, help make Pineville feel like home?
The first thing I noticed was that Belle is so soft! I just love super soft toys and I wanted to take her to bed with me and cuddle! She is simple to use, too. She comes with batteries so all you have to do is turn her on, press her left ear, and read! When you read the special highlighted parts, make sure you read them clearly and listen while she responds! Don’t worry about boredom! Bell has over 40 responses!
She is absolutely perfect for all ages! I know my 4 year old is going to love when she joins in during story time, or listening to the Read-Along CD, and the 10 year olds are going to love reading to her. There are other books available too, so your little one won’t get so bored.
Check out this short video I made showing you how Bell interacts during story time!
These are a great addition under the tree for any age!
BUY IT: You can buy Interactive Story Buddies at any Hallmark store or on their site for $35!
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