I completely love technology and use it for my work and in my personal life, and certainly encourage my children to use it and learn things as well, but as a Mom, there are still times when I like them to put down the devices and be a kid ~ kind of like an old-fashioned kid who plays outside and with toys that aren't' electronic or interactive. In my opinion, a good mixture of both is beneficial and fun for everyone!
I've recently discovered one particular interactive toy that uses technology to help build self-esteem in our kids and teaches them strong, powerful, fun statements to reinforce just how special they really are. I'm also a lovey-dovey Mom, so hugs, kisses, and encouraging words are part of our daily lives and even so, one of my sons still has self-esteem issues. He still doubts himself and looks for reinforcement from me at times, which I gladly give to him, but this interactive teddy bear is simply one more outlet for him to hear positive words...words of love and encouragement.
With the press of a paw, the BuppaLaPaloo Teddy Bear says to the child things like, "I love me!," "I love to laugh," and "I am so loved." In addition, this interactive teddy bear offers the opportunity for me as the parent or even for my child to record something special of our own on the other paw. Anything we can do to help our children learn to feel empowered and full of love is something that is welcome in my home!
BuppaLaPaloo was founded by Dee Wallace, an internationally known actress with a resume for over 130 films, 4 series, and 200 commercials, but is best known for her role as the mother in E.T., The Extraterrestrial. She earned her teaching credentials from the University of Kansas and has worked as a teacher and an intuitive life coach for over 30 years. Dee has expanded her love of teaching by sharing her principles that empower people. She conducts dialy private sessions, has a radio show and is the author of five books. Her work is based on the principles of accepting responsibility, and loving ourselves early in life to create the lives we desire.
Disclosure: I received the above product in exchange for an unbiased and honest review.