The Bene Buddies collection features the Bene Bear, Sparkle the Dog, and Seawhee the Turtle. All three buddies are ready to help your child practice respect, kindness, empathy, giving, patience, cooperation and sharing! In addition, you can learn all about animal and pet care as well as ocean conservation. The collection includes all the stuffed animals, tokens and books.
Bene Bear® teaches and reinforces positive character traits to kids: Respect, Kindness, Empathy and Giving. Each package includes the bear, the original book, 15 tokens, and an activation code card so families can visit the website to print out an adoption certificate. Bene Bear is a unique, fun, interactive way for kids to learn and practice important traits.
“This book centers around a bear named “Bene” (pronounced Benny” which is short for Benevolence. The product includes the plush bear that the child can “adopt” by putting an adoption code into the website.”
“Children will learn vocabulary such as “kind”, “respectful”, “caring” and of course “benevolent.” They are encouraged to use the tokens that are included in the package and put them into the zippered pouch in the bear each time they do a kind act.”
“I love that kids are given ideas for what they can do and this encourages them to do more!”
“The book is easy to read and teaches about caring and empathy. I like the plush bear; it is very soft and will be well-loved by children.”
“I like the message of this book. It talks about the bear being adopted and the children can get an adoption certificate- so this could be good for children that are adopted.”
“This is a well-thought out product and will be a great gift for a young child.”
Sparkle the Dog teaches and reinforces the traits of kindness, respect, empathy and giving but with an animal and pet focus. When a child is kind, shows respect, shows concern, or gives back to animals or pets, they can put a token in Sparkle’s token slot. All the tokens will collect in Sparkle’s back pouch, ready to be reused again and again! A portion of the proceeds of each Sparkle the Dog Package that is sold goes to an animal shelter or rescue group.
“This book teaches children about caring for pets. The product comes with a plush dog and tokens to put in the special zippered compartment in the dog each time they do something for their pet (feed it, brush it, walk it etc.). This is a great motivational tool for kids.”
“The book talks about animals other than dogs and about how to care for them, including taking the pets to the veterinarian. A portion of each of purchase of Sparkle goes shelters/rescues.”
“I like that the pictures are inclusive (people of all backgrounds and abilities- i.e., one picture depicts a child in a wheelchair taking her cat and dog to the vet.)”
“I really like the message of this book. It teaches children to be empathetic and charitable. I like that the pictures are inclusive and that the book includes ideas for how children can help pets and their humans (their parents).”
“The plush dog is very cute as well.”
“This will be a welcome gift for any child!”
Seawhee the Turtle is an interactive plush kit that focuses on teaching and reinforcing important character traits like patience, sharing, cooperation, and kindness, and with a focus on ocean conservation. The original book, “Seawhee Saves The Day” is filled with important lessons about these character traits as well as tips on how to keep our oceans and beaches clean so that the sea turtles can thrive. Collect tokens for each time you demonstrate a positive character trait or each time you help keep the beach and ocean clean!
“This book teaches children several lessons. Iike the turtle friends and the message they have for the reader.”
“One of the turtles gets stuck in some seaweed and the others ask him to be patient and they help him out by cooperating with each other. The book goes on to talk about taking care of the oceans and not polluting to keep the sea animals safe.”
“I really like that the product comes with tokens that the children are encouraged to put into the zipper compartment in the plush turtle each time they share, help others, show patience and kindness, and cooperate. This makes kids feel good about doing good and encourages them to do more kind acts.”
“The book is written in simple rhyming words and is easy to follow for young children. The drawings are colorful and entertaining. I like the message of this book and the helpful hints at the end. This book will teach children so much about ocean conservation and social skills.”
“The plush toy is super cute and cuddly. Children will love it.”
“This is a wonderful product and I highly recommend it. Great gift for the holidays.”