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Parker: Your Augmented Reality Bear by Seedling

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Parker: Your Augmented Reality Bear by Seedling

PARKER: YOUR AUGMENTED REALITY BEAR

[Music plays]

[Daughter opens Parker box, removes bear and gives a hug]

[Dad sits on couch next to Daughter]

[Dad opens Parker app on iPad]

[Daughter scans X-ray sheet with iPad to see Parker's bones]

[Daughter taps on iPad screen to play Xylobones game]

[Daughter uses iPad to scan X-ray sheet to see Parker's anatomy]

[Daughter gives Parker medicine using wooden accessories]

[Dad takes daughter's temperature]

[Daughter takes Parker's temperature using wooden thermometer with capacitive tip]

[Daughter touches the thermometer on iPad to cure Parker's temperature]

[Daughter creates an augmented reality forest by placing trees, mushrooms and butterflies around Parker on iPad screen that features Apple ARKit technology]

[Daughter rides bike outside with Dad by her side]

[Daughter has fallen off bike, Dad places bandage on her knee]

[Daughter feels better, hugs bear]

[Daughter designs bandage in Parker app]

[Dad and daughter walk down the sidewalk holding hands with Parker the Bear]

  • Overview

    Seedling's Parker the Bear is a classic teddy who works with an app* on your iPad or iPhone to unlock a whole new way to play. He activates augmented reality effects on your iOS device to create an interactive world of doctor play. Parker is all soft and plush—no batteries, no Wi-Fi, no cameras. Simply download the free Parker app and start reimagining the world around you.

    Become Parker’s doctor

    Help your new friend feel better. Cure a tummy bug, cool a fever, and take Parker’s temperature with the special thermometer. Use your iPad or iPhone to examine Parker’s bones, soothe a scratchy throat, and much more.

    Magical effects in everyday spaces

    The more you care for Parker, the more magical your world becomes. Watch Parker’s Happiness Factor go up each time you cure an ailment, solve a problem, or complete a game, then use the magic camera feature to see how Parker’s happiness transforms the world around you with augmented reality effects.

    Games and puzzles

    Caring for Parker unlocks new ways to play together with friends and family. Solve puzzles, connect the dots, take photos and videos together, and create works of art to hang in Parker's world. Discover new problems to solve and games to play.

    STEAM toy

    Parker the Bear is a STEAM toy, offering children a multidimensional way to play and learn about science, technology, education, arts, and math. He helps teach basic biology and digital literacy, while promoting critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

    Highlights

    Classic teddy bear that invites children to explore an interactive world of imaginative doctor play through augmented reality

    All plush and fluff—no batteries, Wi-Fi, or cameras

    Free app* delivers the magic of augmented reality as you play with Parker and your iPhone or iPad

    Teaches basic biology through in-app doctor play diagnosing ailments and applying treatments

    Develops digital literacy and explores the magic of augmented reality

    Promotes critical thinking and problem-solving skills

    Cultivates creativity through drawings, connect-the-dots games, and even designing a unique bandage

    Sharpens math skills with puzzles and games

    Caring for Parker encourages empathy and teaches how to be a kind and caring friend

    Helps build independence and confidence

    Suitable for children ages three and older

    What’s in the Box

    Parker the Bear

    Parker's backpack

    Interactive toy thermometer

    Toy stethoscope

    Wooden toy medicine bottle

    Wooden spoon

    Two felt x-ray bibs

    Parker's "Nice to Meet You" letter and envelope

    Tech Specs

    Height: 14.17 in./36 cm

    Weight: 7.48 oz./212 g

    Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    Mfr. Part Number: 17TBEAR

    UPC or EAN No.: 816107021998

    Warranty

    Note: Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple Brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple’s Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.

    Manufacturer Note

    *Parker by Seedling app is only available in English

  • iPhone Models

    iPad Models

  • 2.5 Average
    2 out of 5 stars
    Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Innovative and interactive bear!

      My 4 year old loves this toy - both the bear and the games on the App. It comes with this adorable stuffed bear with very nice doctor accessories (all made of w My 4 year old loves this toy - both the bear and the games on the App. It comes with this adorable stuffed bear with very nice doctor accessories (all made of wood - very high quality). Everyday after preschool, my son asks to see if Parker is sick and is so excited to play so he can make him feel better - how sweet! You can definitely see how it teaches empathy. He also loves the diversity of games - creative ones, building skills, and silly ones (making Parker blow his nose). I really appreciate the colours and design, beautifully done. The augmented reality part is really neat. My son thinks Parker is magical and you can only see things through the iPad. My son doesn’t get that much screen time, so I wasn’t sure how I would feel about the App element at first, but it’s nothing like watching TV, it’s so interactive and he goes back and forth between the App and the physical bear. At first I thought I would always need to be with him to play with it, but 2 days he could do it on his own. Great toy - very different. Highly recommend it.

      • Written by Dr Julia E M from Toronto

      1 of 1 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Innovative and interactive bear!

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      not worth it

      My 5 year old daughter received this as a birthday gift this week. Based on the box and the apple store description, it seems like an educational toy. It isn't. My 5 year old daughter received this as a birthday gift this week. Based on the box and the apple store description, it seems like an educational toy. It isn't. It is a silly game app. After a few minutes, my daughter wasn't even playing with the bear. There is no educational value to this. It is overpriced for what it is. There is minimal interaction between the real stuffed bear and the app. I would highly recommend choosing something else.

      • Written by Jason A from Westmount

      Is this review useful?not worth it

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      App. Doesn’t download

      At this point the app doesn’t even download!! I have a IPhone SE with version 11.2.1 It works on the iPad. What gives.

      • Written by Tommy U from Castlegar

      0 of 2 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?App. Doesn’t download

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      not worth it

      My 5 year old daughter received this as a birthday gift this week. Based on the box and the apple store description, it seems like an educational toy. It isn't. My 5 year old daughter received this as a birthday gift this week. Based on the box and the apple store description, it seems like an educational toy. It isn't. It is a silly game app. After a few minutes, my daughter wasn't even playing with the bear. There is no educational value to this. It is overpriced for what it is. There is minimal interaction between the real stuffed bear and the app. I would highly recommend choosing something else.

      • Written by Jason A from Westmount

      Is this review useful?not worth it

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Innovative and interactive bear!

      My 4 year old loves this toy - both the bear and the games on the App. It comes with this adorable stuffed bear with very nice doctor accessories (all made of w My 4 year old loves this toy - both the bear and the games on the App. It comes with this adorable stuffed bear with very nice doctor accessories (all made of wood - very high quality). Everyday after preschool, my son asks to see if Parker is sick and is so excited to play so he can make him feel better - how sweet! You can definitely see how it teaches empathy. He also loves the diversity of games - creative ones, building skills, and silly ones (making Parker blow his nose). I really appreciate the colours and design, beautifully done. The augmented reality part is really neat. My son thinks Parker is magical and you can only see things through the iPad. My son doesn’t get that much screen time, so I wasn’t sure how I would feel about the App element at first, but it’s nothing like watching TV, it’s so interactive and he goes back and forth between the App and the physical bear. At first I thought I would always need to be with him to play with it, but 2 days he could do it on his own. Great toy - very different. Highly recommend it.

      • Written by Dr Julia E M from Toronto

      1 of 1 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Innovative and interactive bear!

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      App. Doesn’t download

      At this point the app doesn’t even download!! I have a IPhone SE with version 11.2.1 It works on the iPad. What gives.

      • Written by Tommy U from Castlegar

      0 of 2 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?App. Doesn’t download

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