So, speaking of the holidays and decorating for Christmas, I wanted to share with you an absolutely adorable product I recieved a few weeks ago from Cuddle Barn and Mom Select. Cuddle Barn makes so many wonderful children's toys, and I was super excited for the opportunity because I just knew my girls would love it. I was sent the Storytime Teddie, which retails for $29.99. Teddie is such a special treat for children of all ages. This 12" tall bear is soft and cuddly, and can be used for play or for Christmas decor. I had Teddie in our entry way on a table, but my children enjoy him so much that I keep finding him all over the house. I don't mind at all, he's very sturdy. What makes Teddie so special, aside from the fantastic quality and soft cuddly appearance, is that when you press his paw, he recites The Night Before Christmas. His head and body moves, and his mouth opens and closes as he reads the story, and it's just so magical for young children to be able to listen to this classic Christmas poem read by Storytime Teddie.
See, how cute is this bear?! Not at ALL too loud or annyoing like some of these type of toys/decorations can be. We have had several that we've had to hide because they're just insanely loud (and the grandparents who bought them for our children were snickering as they gave them to us, I'm SURE! haha!). You won't have that problem with this bear, he's loud enough to be heard, but reads in a soft and soothing tone, and is accompanied by light music.
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Storytime Teddie takes just three AA batteries, which were already included in our bear. You will need a screwdriver to replace the batteries, but I will say that as much as my children have carried Teddie around and listened to him retell The Night Before Christmas, we've not yet had to even think about replacing the batteries. Teddie wears a super soft, neutral colored hoodie so he's perfect for everyone. I love that my children listen to this bear read the poem so often, because I remember having to memorize this poem in school when I was in the fouth grade, so I feel like it's giving them a little head start in memorizing it themselves should that be something that's required of them in school, and in my opinion it's just a really great story to know anyway. Last year I tracked down my favorite (out of print) copy of The Night Before Christmas, because I wanted to be sure to create the tradition of reading it on Christmas Eve every year. My girls will take out the book and look at the pictures and read along with Teddie. It's absolutely adorable. I do have some video to share with you all, and I will update this to include it as soon as possible. With the move, my camera cord seems to have decided to take a vacation. Hopefully he returns soon, haha. I think this bear would make an awesome gift for any child this Christmas.
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