exploring together ~ letter by letter
Gift a child with the magic of mail, a new teddy friend, and a love for our world!
An interactive parent-child gift adventure.
3 Beary Simple Steps
Sending as a gift?
Included are simple directions for presenting and opening the packages 'from teddy'.
Parents get in on the fun, and choose when and how to hand out the four packages from teddy. Directions for the order of presenting the packages assure that the teddy letters are opened in the correct order. This makes for a unique and exciting reading adventure.
BERNARDO in ITALY
Ciao! Bernardo can't wait to share his travel adventures in Italy with his new BFF - Best Friend Forever!
Bernardo starts off in Milan, then travels to Venice, Florence, Pisa and Rome.
All the while, he shares his travel adventures by sending four fun-filled packages containing personalized letters, photos, toy souvenirs and more. Bernardo's final destination: Home. Yay! Your teddy arrives to stay & play!
Hugo in France
Bonjour! Hugo can't wait to share his travel adventures in France with his new BFF - Best Friend Forever!
Hugo starts off in the city of Lyon, and then travels to Mont Blanc, the French Riviera, La Camargue, Giverny, Carcassone and the city of Paris.
All the while, he shares his travel adventures by sending four fun-filled packages containing personalized letters, photos, toy souvenirs, and more. After his journey, he comes home - to stay & play!
For Your In'fur'mation ...
Letters 'from' Teddy
Each of the four packages includes a personalized letter to your child 'from' Touring Teddy. These letters introduce your child to the country represented, and go on to describe teddy's exciting adventures as he tours and explores cities and landmarks within his country.
The letters are illustrated with child-like drawings, seeming as if they were doodled by the young teddy bear. For the child that is not yet reading fluently, these colorful drawings help bring teddy's travels to life.
There are so many fun photos included - over 25 of them! Nearly each has a description and/or a fun-fact or two. Kids get a kick at seeing their very own Touring Teddy pictured in front of famous country landmarks, enjoying delicious food, playing sports and more, all in his country.
The photos tie in with Touring Teddy's journey, described in his letters. For the child (and grown-up) that enjoys a visual, these photos are a real treat, and create a memorable reading experience.
The photo album in the introductory package includes a language card in the rear flap. Kids are proud to learn to count the numbers in French or Italian, printed with the English pronunciation to make learning easy. Basic phrases such as please, thank you and teddy bear, are included too!
The novelty toy souvenirs that are included are there to surprise and delight. Reference is made to them within teddy's letters, thereby adding to the memorable reading experience of this shared travel adventure.
Each souvenir is wrapped in a cloth gift bag with the following note: 'A Gift 4U. Please read my letter before opening!' ~ We can't promise every child will hold off, but we had to try ;)
But that's not all...
A child-friendly recipe card is included with each Touring Teddy. These ethnic-inspired recipes are made mention of in teddy's letters. The recipe encourages family interaction; baking together builds memories, warms the heart - and the tummy. Yummy...Delizioso!
Two Touring Teddies Postcards are also included in the 4th package, encouraging children to keep the magic of mail alive. Plus a 'country activity sheet' offers yet an extra way to enjoy active learning fun!
NOTE: MINI-PALS and SOUVENIRS are subject to change without notice to items of equal or similar value.
Choose a Touring Teddy To begin your journey
Share in a child's delight! Explore a country via packages from a furry friend.
Kids love receiving personalized packages from their Touring Teddy, and parents love the non-electronic educational touch!
Allyson Israel, Teacher & Parent
"As a veteran teacher and a mom, I am always on the lookout for fun and educational products. When I discovered Touring Teddies, I knew it would be a big hit at home and in the classroom. The weekly gift packages are beautiful and durable, providing hours of interactive imaginative play, an engaging storyline and interesting facts about the bears' home countries. My daughters are in love, just as I am, with our new BFF's! (Best Furry Friends!)"
Fay Markowitz, Parent
"I just wanted to tell you how much my kids enjoyed all the things sent in the Touring Teddies packages. They were so excited and really looked forward to getting each letter... the little gifts that came along with it were adorable. They kids were especially happy to show off the picture album when we had a family from Italy eat by our house! I already passed on the word about Touring Teddies to my friends...!"