When it comes to stuffing bears, bunnies, and all the other plush toys ready for the making at Build-A-Bear workshops, parents seem to have strong opinions. They either are all for introducing the creative process to their kids or they won't even step foot in the store. We can tell where Tom and Suri Cruise stand on the issue, so which camp do you fall into?
Teddy bears are as American as baseball and apple pie. Maybe that's why we have a special day set aside to honor them each year. I dare you to find a child that doesn't enjoy a good snuggle with a cuddly bear. I still can't let go of my own childhood teddy. It drives my husband nuts, but my daughter has adopted it as her own. Well, I share it with her.
We've picked out some of our favorite classics, as well as some newbies to feature. From tiny to gigantic and from polar to grizzly, we love them all. Give your special bear a good bubble bath in the washer and a fluff dry with a scented dryer sheet for some extra softness. Teddy can end the day all nestled up with his favorite person.