Parent of a 9 and 12 year oldWritten byCJJDSMOMMay 22, 2009
Cute Website for Kids
I started off playing this with my son when he got his first stuffed animal. I didn't have an animal then and could still play games with him and shop with him in the stores that only require coins that you earn. As he got more comfortable with it, he could do it on his own and has a lot of fun. It helps to be able to read, or else the parent will need to be there with the child all the time.
The characters can talk to each other, and now it's VERY safe because they have a menu to choose from. There are characters who have a blue hat who are "Jr. Cybear Guides" and they can help a newbie navigate the site.
They keep adding new features to it, such as beach front homes .... It definately is tied in to merchandise - the more you buy at the real store the more you can convert them to speacial bear bills there to buy exclusive items. However, it still is a lot of fun without ANY purchase. That makes this site unique to others like webkins ... A companion site is bearvilleinsider.com this will give you tips and secrets.
Great game-- but if you love it, you might want to buy a furry friend
Violence: There is no violent content in BABV, and violent talk is not possible as BABV only allows certain words.
Sex: There is no sexual content in BABV, and sexual talk is not possible as BABV only allows certain words.
Language: Swearing is not possible at BABV since BABV only allows certain words.
Consumerism: Players must purchase a "furry friend" in real life to get full access to BABV's content.
Drinking/Drugs/Smoking: Not an issue.
Educational: Not much educational value.
Positive Messages: BABV encourages players to love bears.
Safety: BABV is pretty secure.
User Content: Players can submit their own content to the Bearville Times.
A Wonderful Influence and Addicting Activity for Children 10 & under
When I was little, I LOVED this website. It is fun, and educates you about teamwork, kindness, honesty, love. Exploring the world used to be a blast, it was my favorite website when I was 7 and 8. This website is PERFECT for children up to 10. But I you don't have a real stuffed pet registered it's no fun at all, be sure to buy one for your kids!
I LOVE BUILDING BUILD A BEARS THEY ARE SOO MUCH IM SITTING WITH MINE RIGHT NOW IT IS ROYAL BLUE EYES ARE BLUE AND IT HAS PEACE SIGHNS ON IT THEY ARE ALL DIFFRENT COLARS HER NAME IS ROSIE AND IF YOUPRESS HER HEART IT BEATS 5 TIMES
Kid, 10 years oldWritten byKatieBee20August 14, 2010
Great for all ages.
I've been playing it for about three years. It has much more things to do after these few years. I would recommend BABV's safe open chat for children 9+. Just because there's some bigger words children younger then that won't be able to read.
Kid, 11 years oldWritten byundergurlMarch 15, 2011
Good site i used to play on it for about 3 months or so. You have to buy a build-a-bear to get full acess to the site but to get even more acess you have to buy a V.I.B. (ver important bear) membership with money that doesn't come with a bear.