Monday, December 1

Smart-e-Bear and pals are perfect for Christmas!



We love the UPS man over here, and his latest delivery is now one of Buttercup's all-time favorite toys. And for those of you with kids ages 2 and up, take me advice and keep reading. You won't be disappointed.

Let me start with the fact that I love my iPod. But since Buttercup has come along, it has kind of been taken over by her playtime and bedtime play lists. I don't even remember the last time I downloaded anything that wasn't made just for kids! And like any kid, Buttercup also loves stuffed animals. The bigger and softer to cuddle with, the better.

So what does that have to do with anything, you ask? Well, what if I told you there was a great new kid's product that basically combined the best of the iPod world with the best of stuffed animals (and got mommy her iPod back?)? That's where Smart-e-Bear (and his friends Smart-e-Cat and Smart-e-Dog) come into the picture.

This award-winning, technology-friendly from Intellitoys is amazing, and I highly recommend one for any savvy kiddos. Moms (and Dads) just connect the Smart-e-Bear and friends to your computer, click for uploading your choice of "playdate" and then hand over for fun and cuddling!

Smart-e-Bear and friends are designed for non-reading 2-6 year-olds, and I really can see the appeal. First of all, you can actually set up your Smart-e-pal of choice to greet your child BY NAME when you turn him on for playtime. I was shocked beyond belief to see my daughter's real name in the selection, and Buttercup just cracks up with a big ol' smile every time her Smart-e-Dog says "Hola!" and invites her to play in Spanish! (also a very appreciated option for this bilingual mommy blogger!)

Her faves? Singing along to "Head, shoulders, knees, and toes," and bopping along to "Five Little Monkeys." She's also enjoying playing games, hearing stories, and interacting with her super smart dog! And the best thing is that Buttercup's interests change, I only have to hook back up with the USB and change up her listening options, guaranteeing that this is a toy that will truly grow with her.

Check out our vlog of Buttercup and Daddy playing with her new Smart-e-Dog:

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Smart-e-Bear and friends retail for $79.99 and are available at Toys R Us, Target, and Amazon, as well as specialty toy stores. stores. But before you go out and buy one, why not try to win one here?

I am so happy to offer my readers the chance at one Smart-e-pal of choice! To enter, click here and then click "Learn More" to take a tour that explains Smart-e-Bear, and then leave me a berrie (read: comment) telling me what feature interests you most. You also can enter by checking out the "Musical Artists, Games, and Stories" section and telling me what you'd download if you had Smart-e-Bear home right now. Entries will be accepted until midnight, EST, on December 8 and will ONLY be considered if they include a valid email address. Winner has 4 days to contact me after the announcement has been made, and please-U.S. entries only.


Additional extra entries are also available if you:


* subscribe to my RSS feed and comment letting me know you did so.


* Blog about contest and link to this post.


* Non-bloggers can email three of their friends about the contest at berriesweet.info (at) gmail (dot) com and CC me on the email. Girl Scout's honor that I will never bother these sweet people. I promise!


* Grab my Berrie Sweet Picks button and place it on your blog page. I'll check!


* Follow me on Twitter! (nickname: berriesweetest)


* Tweet the contest and leave a comment with your username telling me what you said to your "tweeple"!


Please note all entries MUST include a valid email address to be considered for the drawing! That means that well, all entries must include an email address to be considered valid. Simple enough, right? ;)

142 comments:

valerie2350 said...

I love that there are so many choices - you can easily download new things as your child grows :)

valerie2350 said...

twittered it!
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valerie2350 said...

following on twitter!
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valerie2350 said...

blogged it :)
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Staci said...

I would have to download the at the zoo game first, because my son is always telling me he's going to own a zoo someday.
Thanks for the chance to enter!
princess3sah(at)cs(dot)com

Staci said...

I'm a subscriber too!
princess3sah(at)cs(dot)com

Staci said...

I'm now following you on twitter too (mommastacia).
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Jesica said...

oh I LOVE this! what a great idea!

I like that it can be used for a long time, because you can uplod new things as your child grows.

Jesica said...

I'm a feed subscriber

Anonymous said...

there are so many things to do i love this bear bad_girl_4_u_1984@yahoo.com

Jenn S. said...

I love how it grows with your child. There are tons of downloads,the interactive stories interest me the most.

cdziuba said...

The absolute best feature is that there isn't planned obsolescence, meaning, the toy won't be outfrown by your child. My little one would adore this. Many thanks for a great giveaway in time for the holidays. cdziuba@aol.com

Anonymous said...

The cat is too cute
Love all the activities-songs, stories, games how fun!
KawaiiNeko2008 (at) aol (dot) com

Baba said...

I love the Smart-E-Cat! It would be perfect for my grand-daughter. Learning to play Simon Says and listen to instructions. We would have hours of fun with this. Thanks for the chance.

Baba said...

I am following you.

Baba said...

I have your button.

Estelle said...

I love that you can personalize the activities for your child. I would download the Simon Says game.

reb said...

I love the copycat game.

rebbi511 at peoplepc.com

jenny said...

wow thay are all so cute and well if i win this i take the cat thanks

Stephanie said...

this bear is fantastic! love you can personalize for your child's likes. simon says, stories, etc. tvollowitz at aol dot com

Vicky H. said...

I like the interactive stories that will get the kids involved with story time.

lilnamekangelivy[at]aol[dot]com

peg42 said...

I love that you can download additional games and that it grows with you.
Thanks so much for this giveaway.

Christina said...

My favorite feature is that it keeps pace with your child’s development

Christina said...

I'm a subscriber!

Christina said...

I tweeted (stinawins)!

tracey73110 said...

im torn between calls child by name and it sing songs and reads books my child is interested in. it is a great toy. miketra@sbcglobal.net

chromiumman said...

love that you can add new things as you go along

mverno said...

can download new songs and it can read

Anonymous said...

I like the fact that the Smart-e-Bear can call your child by name and tailor its comments to your child interests. Talk about interactive. Thanks for the contest. Charlotte Winters
charlottewinters@cox.net

Hil'Lesha said...

I really like the Zoo game. :)

lilacbutterfly [at] earthlink.net

cstironkat said...

It plays in a different language, that is so cool.

Sandy said...

bear and simon says..love it becuase they really cannot break it

Sandy said...

subscribed

Kitty said...

I like that it can play music but still soft enough to cuddle with

Ashley said...

I love that you can download material in different languages.

oneinamil23 said...

i love that you can use it as a child grows, with different downloaded products

autumn398 (at) yahoo.com

drming said...

I am teaching my children to be multilingual so I like it that you can download material in different languages.

Dove420 said...

I love that it grows with your child. I'd love to win the smart-e-Cat for my granddaughter. Cats are her favorite animals and it's pink, which is her favorite color!

dove42@comcast.net

patty said...

I like the dog. This is nice because your child can grow with this.

Jeni said...

I like that it tells stories my son always wants me to read it would let me have a break

traymona said...

I like that it has so many different downloads and "grows" with your child. Tristan would never tire of a toy like this.
traymona[at]aol.com

mogrill said...

It calls your child by name??? That is SO cool!

Sunnyvale said...

This would be so neat to have.

Liz G. said...

I love how it plays Simon Says!

lizames2003 (at) yahoo dot com

agordon10 said...

the dog for sure

Jen said...

I love everything about this bear. I really like the interactive stories you can download to it.

Beverley said...

I like the fact that the Smart-e-Bear can call your child by name. My 3 year old grandson is autistic, and does not recognize his name yet. This would be a great way to help him learn. I'll try anything to help the little guy...

Dree said...

I like that it grows with the child.

Jill said...

Love the dog & that it can say names...love the interactive-ness of it, too! cool, thanks!
my email is in my blog profile

Jill said...

I'm a yahoo reader subscriber, thanks

Jill said...

I have your button on my blog here:
www.contestsandgiveaways.blogspot.com
thanks
my email is in my blog profile

evilactionfigure said...

I like how it grows with your child.
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Erica C. said...

Simon Says would be fun!

caseykelp said...

I really like the idea that you can customize to your child and what your child would like...I also like the fact that it comes with some stuff already on it so child can play right out of box, so you can get the stuff downloaded and not have to rush.
Thank you for the giveaway

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Betty N said...

I love, love, love this bear! It would be oh so great for my grandson because of the way you can customize to the individual child and can download material to keep the child's interest over time and it can grow with the child. What wonderful features all in one bear!

kdkdkd said...

the multilingual feature is very interesting as I am teaching my son Spanish along with English

Smiles Across Miles said...

I love that it calls the child by name and how durable it is

janetfaye said...

I lkie, As your child’s interests change, you can change smart-e-bear so he and your child grow together and not apart.

Thank you!

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

janetfaye said...

I am subscribed.


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janetfaye said...

I follow on Twitter as janetfaye.



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janetfaye said...

Your button is on my sidebar:

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Anonymous said...

this is so cute for anyone

Purplemommi said...

I love that these are customizable! Thank you

Melanie said...

I like the zoo game download

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Melanie said...

have your button

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Melanie said...

subscribed

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susan1215 said...

I like have you can personlize your activities

Erica said...

I have your button on my sidebar.

Erica said...

I'm a twitter follower :)

Erica said...

I twittered.

"Smart E Bear giveaway--> (url)"

(msrica03)

Erica said...

I'm a subscriber :)

Erica said...

I blogged about this giveaway.

http://guerrasandoval.blogspot.com/2008/12/smart-e-bear-or-dog-or-kitty-giveaway.html

msrica03@aol.com

Erica said...

I am so mad at myself for not including my email in every comment that I have posted. So i'll try this again...

I have your button on my sidebar :)

msrica03@aol.com

Erica said...

I follow on twitter.

msrica03@aol.com

Erica said...

I twittered about this giveaway.

(msrica03)

msrica03@aol.com

Erica said...

I'm a subscriber.

caseydeuce said...

The interactive stories seem like something my daughter would love!

caseydeuce said...

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Blogged ya!

caseydeuce said...

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walters123 said...

I like that the bear can grow with your child, downloading new stuff for her.

walters123 (at) hotmail (dot) com

DOODLEGIRL said...

I like that it would greet your child BY NAME. I would download Simon Says

janetfaye said...

I blogged here:

http://luckygiveaways.blogspot.com/2008/12/smart-e-bear-and-pals-are-perfect-for.html

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

miriama said...

I would download AT THE ZOO.

miriama said...

I follow you on twitter

miriama said...

I twittered your contest: miriama59

Crystal Adkins said...

I love that it is so easy to use, I've never been one to be tech. savvy :)

miriama said...

I am already a subscriber with my yahoo.

paula h said...

I like that you can download different things. It would make it like getting a new toy. I would download Simon Says.

Keep It Classy, Jen said...

I would have to say by FAR my fave feature is the bilingual aspect. I actually did a review of the SmarteBear awhile back but never actually had one...just did the research! I LOVE this product and would LOVE to share this with my son Boston!

Jinxy and Me said...

I would download Simon Says. Thanks for the giveaway!

justicecw said...

I love that it is interactive and that they are going to have foriegn language software. thanks, justicecw@hotmail.com

Kari said...

Love the E-cat!!

Kari said...

Im a subscriber!!

Becca Ann said...

My daughter would love the cat!

Becca Ann said...

subscriber!

Sherrylinn said...

So many choices. This is one that would not get thrown in the toy box and forgotten!

slcremer at gmail dot com

jsc123 said...

I love the fact that it can be customized with your child and grow as your child does.
The storytelling feature and the way that it engages them in imaginary play is also my favorites.
Thank you so much for offering this wonderful giveaway.
i would LOVE to win !!

SeahorseLady said...

I really like that you are in control of it. I also like that their library has thousands of songs, stories, and games and it can grow with your child.
Pretty cool!
Thanks for the great giveaway.

SeahorseLady said...

I'm also a subscriber.

Anonymous said...

Any one of the "Smart E Pals" would be a great addition to any home. Mom & Dad would get help in teaching their child many new and different things, and one of these Pals would bring alot of help and fun in teaching my grandson all the fun and easy ways of learning. His parent's would find this to be the "Best" present he received for Christmas :)

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Anonymous said...

Great Giveaway! I love the ecat
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wwe11 said...

I love that there are so many choices to download. Thanks for the chance to win.
erma.hurtt@sbcglobal.net

dddiva said...

I love that it grows with your child.

dddiva said...

I am a subscriber.

dddiva said...

I have your button on my blog.

Ginny said...

you can personalize the activities for your child

Ginny said...

Subscribed

sherri419 said...

I really like that it grows with your child so that it isn't a flash in the pan toy. You can actually get years of use out of it!!!!

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Deb said...

I think it is so cool that it speaks in Spanish!! What a great gift this would make for my son for Christmas

Chris said...

I love that you can upload stories aswell as songs!
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kohndr said...

the toy won't be outgrown by your child

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Anonymous said...

This would be a great educational toy for my daughter. I'd definitely download Simon Says and Copy Cat.
-Terra
partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

dolls123 said...

The dog

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Mtlgrl4evr said...

I love the Smart-E-Cat, I like that it has songs and stories.

crystalf said...

I think these are so cute! I love that you can download stories on them. I wish I could look to see what some of the stories are though. lol I know that if I had one I would download some music from Jonathan Sprout for my daughter. Thank you!!

pitaharmon said...

My 3 yr. old chubby-huggy picks the dog. I like how you can change things when their interests change, so you can use it for years!
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Marie said...

I love that it is interactive and even speaks different languages like Spanish!

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tlcfromtn said...

I like that it can read stories as well as play songs and games. Thanks for the great giveaway!

braaisjo at gmail dot com

CanAmBlond said...

The feature that interests me the most is the different languages it offers. My sons would love this, thanks!

klp1965 said...

i love that its fun,educational and cuddly..and it grows with your child :)

klp1965 said...

subscriber

purango said...

I would download the At The Zoo game. garrettsambo@aol.com

jennem said...

I would download Simon Says.
Jennifer, jennem22 at yahoo dot com

Jodi said...

I love Smart-E-Cat, adorable, I would download Simon Says, my daughter is just learning to play this game so I know she would enjoy it.

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Steph said...

I like how it can Grow With Your Child. Not just another toy that is outgrown and outdated. I would D/L the Simon Says first.

Steph said...

I like that it Grows With Your Child child. I would D/L the Simon Says game first.

judycc said...

I think its awesome how it grows with your child, a real keepsake.

cdrury said...

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love that you can add new things as you go along and that it calls the child's name

rosannepm said...

I like that it grows as the child grows in age in terms of activities and I would download the program on different languages
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rosannepm said...

I'm a subscriber
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rosannepm said...

I e-mailed 3 people and cc'd you about the giveaway
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kerri69 said...

This is really cool i love how it grows withyuore child that way she dont tire of it and i love all the games and music and books you can download thats pretty neat

kerri69 said...

i subscribe

alegnahas3 said...

I love the fact that it is interactive and calls your child by name. My son has mild autism and a toy that interacts with him even when we can't is wonderful!

dvice said...

I like that you can keep changing it by uploading new things

bkh61959 said...

I like the fact that grows with your child and the Activity Packs make it easy to change smart-e-bear from an active sing-along bear to a soothing bedtime storyteller is really cool, thanks for the giveaway

Maja said...

e- dog

renee said...

I like that it will read stories.

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JOYVEN said...

It interacts in different languages

Helen said...

What a fantastic toy! I like that it can also be bilingual.

lilyk said...

The feature that interest me the most is that you can download new things as your child grows.

masonsgranny59 said...

I heart that it Grows With Your Child