I was so excited to have had the opportunity to review the Fijit Friends Newbies! These little guys are so cute and adorable you can’t help but love them. The Newbies are interactive squishy little friends that sing and the more you nurture them the better they sing. There are 8 different ones available and 4 holiday Newbies.
My 9 year old Princess, 3 year old Lizzy and 2 year old Wild Man were able to befriend Winter Cheer Zia, Trick or Treat Tika, and Kira. They were so excited about their new friends and though they loved all three, the holiday ones were their favorite.
With the children being different ages it was fun to watch what functions they could each master. Wild Man being the youngest was mainly able to figure out the “duet functions” when this button was pressed at the same time as another Newbies they will sing together. My Wild Man has refused to talk or sing but when his Winter Cheer Zia would sing he sings too. I have loved watching him interact with Zia. It seems like such a small thing but when you watch your child struggle with something the smallest things are such big accomplishments. This interactive toy has brought him one step closer to communicating with others.
By watching My Princess work with her Trick or Treat Tika, Lizzy was able to master the “duet” and the “sing” functions. She would press the singing button and start to dance with Kira.
My Princess was able to master all functions and “nurture” all three Newbies so that they could purr, giggle, coo, and even give kisses! The more you nurture your Newbie the better they sing. She was also able to put them in chirp mode.
My Wild Man becomes very concerned when he is unable to locate his new friend and last night he had to make sure Zia and Tika were safe on his dresser before he would go to bed. My Princess is now asking for the Original Fijit so it can interact with her Newbies.
As a family we have loved playing with our new friends! I must confess, I have not been able to resist picking them up and making them sing together. We are all looking forward to adding more Fijits to our family!
You can meet the Newbies, meet the Fijit Family, play games and watch videos on their website Fijit Friends!
I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Mattel Fijit Friends. I received product samples to facilitate my review.