As an Occupational Therapist, I am always looking for new activities online to keep children interested. I had heard about the new Savvy Bear website and tried it out with my grandchild (aged 7). She and I spent what we thought would be a few minutes on “Savvy Bear” and ended up on the website for over an hour. What a child’s paradise! Savvy Bear is a safe, secure website.
It’s full of shops, schools and community areas that are part of everyday living. There are new friends to make and many shops to explore. We took a tour around the site and our own little ‘teddy’ was happy to go anywhere we pointed her. Our favourite shops are the furniture shop (hers) and the hair salon and beauty parlour (mine) and yes, I tried on the wigs and the make up! We went to school, where she worked really hard at maths, getting 15 extra coins to spend! Cooooool, as my grandchild would say!
It’s easy to join, its well under parental control, has tons of activities and is easy to use. I would definitely recommend it for children of all abilities. Savvy Bear promotes good motor and mouse control, the avatar teddy is directed wherever the child chooses and the games promote good computer literacy. All of these skills are becoming more important as children of all abilities embrace new technology. Well done Savvy Bear!
H. Dip. LDS (UCD),
M.Sc. Dev. Dis. (UCD)