At Britmums back in June I saw ‘My Friend Freddy Bear‘ for the first time and knew the boys would love him. I also fell in love with the huge version they had at Britmums and wouldn’t mind having him at home too! 🙂 So when we were asked if we would like to review one I couldn’t wait to see what Oscar thought of him. When he arrived put his batteries in and then downloaded the Freddy Bear app on Itunes which is free and answered lot’s of questions about Oscar so Freddy Bear knew everything about him. I then placed him back in the box for Oscar to open himself. I loved that you can set him up secretly so it was extra magical that Freddy Bear knew everything I had filled in on the app.
Oscar got him out the box and I opened the app on my Ipad and connected them to each other using bluetooth and we were away. Freddy Bear asked Oscar lots of questions and Oscar sat there chatting to him. When using the app he can read you stories, you can play games and can create albums for different friends and family members to talk about them too. The stories are really sweet and his mouth moves with every word, for young children this must be magical! My Freddy Bear has a recommended age of 2+ but you can select the stage that suits your child’s learning ability for the games. There are three different games; the fish bowl game where Freddy asks you to move different coloured fish to different bowls, a sea puzzle game and on the level Oscar is on he has to complete a maths sum to work out what puzzle piece to put in next and once the puzzle is completed Freddy tells you facts about the sea creature which Oscar loves as he loves learning about animals. The final game is Animal Zoo and you have to choose the animal that Freddy Bear is describing to you and when you get it right he tells you facts about that animal.
Freddy Bear is so interactive and Oscar can actually have a conversation with him and answer his questions. He couldn’t believe it when Freddy asked him how his brother Archie was, he just kept looking at me in amazement. Archie likes him too and Oscar shows Freddy to him and he is lovely and soft for Archie to have a cuddle with although Freddy knows when he is on his side or upside down and asks to be put the right way up again. Clever Freddy!
I love that with Freddy Bear that as well as having a fun bear to talk to there is a learning element in there to with the maths games and animal facts and also Oscar quite likes to sit and listen to him tell him a story and show Archie too. It is no surprise that Freddy Bear is one of the must have toys for Christmas this year and I would buy one now to avoid disappointment when they have flown off the shelves. I have already started buying bits and putting them away so the toys for the boys are not out of stock or hard to get hold of.
My Friend Freddy Bear has an RRP of £39.99 and in my opinion that is a great price for such a fab toy that will grow with your child and eventually Oscar can pass down to Archie.
Disclaimer: We were sent My Friend Freddy Bear for the purpose of this review, however all opinions are completely honest and my own. We love him!