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Parent reviews for Bearville

Common Sense says

Safe virtual world promotes positivity -- and products.
Based on our expert review

Parents say

age 6+
Based on 19 reviews

Kids say

age 7+
Based on 119 reviews
Parent of a 9 and 12 year old Written byCJJDSMOM May 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.
Parent of a 1, 3, 8, and 10 year old Written byJacobyShaddix32 November 27, 2009

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Educational Value
Positive Messages
Parent of a 7 year old Written bymaddyrockstar March 20, 2011
Adult Written byjessica and me April 10, 2009

I loved it

fun fun fun fun fun
Adult Written bychocolat567 April 9, 2008
Adult Written byRIDGELASSIE February 4, 2012



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Positive Messages
Parent of a 17 year old Written byAntoniodeptisco May 12, 2010

It. Is. A lovely

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Sexy stuff
Positive Messages
Adult Written bykidsis April 9, 2008

A nice site

I find this site enjoyable even as an adult. There are lots of games and activities. The only concerns I have are with the commercialism aspect. As an adult with a rather sizable BABW collection compared to most people (I have a total of 11 friends in the house with 10 of them registered on the site) plus lots of clothes, I have the option of spending money in the store and receiving the currency generated by my purchases. I am constantly approached for trades by younger members who think I should just give them items for nothing.
Adult Written bymeggsyweggsy December 6, 2015

So mad

Okay so this was my childhood game and decided to look it up today and play it. I could not find the game anywhere so I gave up. Later, I called build a bear and they told me it was discontinued. I am very sad because this game is utter perfection and now it doesn't exist. I have and my account since 2005 and it makes me so sad to see it is not a website anymore. I have spent actual money on this website . I bought the bearbucks or whatever at the store and stuff like that multiple times. I am so sad to see this game is gone . This game had amazing activities everyone can join it. In the summer, there was a camp and during the winter there was Santa's house. It breaks my hear that this game is forever gone.
Parent of a 17 year old Written byminiling May 8, 2011
I love it maybe for not kids under 8

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Sexy stuff
Educational Value
Adult Written byhillary April 9, 2008
Parent of a 6, 7, 9, and 10 year old Written byJOHNVEGA May 30, 2009
Parent of a 9 year old Written byTdawg October 16, 2009

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Educational Value
Parent of a 5 and 7 year old Written byKelleyT April 9, 2008

Not as good as WebKinz

I think that kids will get more out of it when they are older than 7. They really need to be able to read and be confident in navigating the site. I found that my kids would much rather go play on the WebKinz site than the BuildaBear one.
Parent of a 9 year old Written bycrazy doggys October 14, 2010

playing games

im looking forword to playing games!!!!!!!!!!!
Parent Written byhannahs2 May 9, 2015

Four stars because vacant

Love the world; wish it didn't become vacant.
Adult Written byForeverYugiohLegend July 13, 2013

Best game So much fun i love Build a bear :)

i really love this Site is very Safe and Really Fun for any age but you may want to buy Build a bear But they are so worth it really fun and with furry friend can do alot of stuff :) it best game since pixie hollow do need know to read but alot of stuff too do :)

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Positive Messages
Privacy & Safety
Adult Written byscott7ace April 9, 2008