Our eldest daughter Izzy is growing up to be a considerate, loving and caring girl – albeit with a side of stubborn thrown in. One of the things we have been trying to teach her lately is about caring for other people – mainly her younger sister. They are at an age where the rough and tumble games that they play can easily end up with one of them getting squished or falling over and we are trying to encourages the important role she has as an older sibling in caring for her little sis.
It’s with great timing that I was sent a lovely little Care Bear this week from Vivid Toys- we were sent the Cheer Bear .. Cheer is much needed in our home at the moment and it’s a cute, bright pink plush beanie bear. She has a rainbow across her belly and apparently can always find a way to cheer her friends. Let’s hope that last bit is true!
I grew up with Care Bears.. Like me they were born in 1983 and were extremely popular amongst myself and my siblings. I pored over my older siblings well thumbed books and eagerly watched the cartoon and film as I grew older. The message behind most of the stories is simple. Care for others. Not a bad message to install into your child.
I had a childish thrill when it arrived and I kept it as a surprise bedtime treat for Izzy on a day when she had behaved especially well – it’s now firmly tucked up in bed with her. We have chatted about it the last two nights prior to bed about how we should care more and be nice even when we don’t really feel like it.
Each Care Bear has a tummy symbol that represents his or her personality. Care Bears have been going strong now for almost 30 years and are back to appeal to a new generation of Care Bear fans!
There is a new toy range and an animated series currently airing on Tiny Pop. The range consists of a new cuddly collection of beanies and full size toys featuring a host of instantly recognisable Care Bears characters old and new.
We watched the original movie on Netflix last week and I think I enjoyed it even more than she did.
Is it weird that I almost want to buy the Yellow funshine bear for myself? It’s too cute and I’m a bit in love with yellow right now. It’s daffodil season after all.
* We were gifted this bear from a rather wonderful company.