Mommy Katie: #Giveaway Make a New Friend with My Friend Cayla

Monday, May 18, 2015

#Giveaway Make a New Friend with My Friend Cayla


When it comes to toys, I find that it never ceases to amaze me when we find new toys and get a chance to check out the new technology that they use. For me, as a mom, it seems as the time goes on, we find more and more toys that offer some pretty fun and great interactive features, that make myself and even my husband wish we were kids again. In my house, when it comes to the things my kids enjoy playing with, one particular type of thing they can all agree on, even my 2 year old, are the apps. My kids enjoy finding, downloading, and playing apps as we come across them, so when we were told about a doll that is not only interactive, but also has a app that we can download so my daughter can interact with her, we were excited to check it out!

The doll is called, My Friend Cayla, and when she arrived, both my daughter and I, along with her friends, were excited to check her out. My Friend Cayla is a doll that brings those highly sought after 18 inch dolls, to a whole new level. She is unique because she is a doll that interacts with your child, through a app that you can download to your phone or tablet. Which then takes play time with dolls, into the world of technology!


We found that after taking My Friend Cayla out of the box, all we had to do was add batteries, download the My Friend Cayla App in the iTunes App Store, then turn her on and sync her Bluetooth with the phone. With the Bluetooth, I like that we can keep Cayla synced up to 30 feet with her range, allowing my daughter to walk around and play with her as she pleases, all while keeping her connected!

Once the app had synced with the doll, she was ready to interact. On the app we liked that there are several play modes, from the stories that you and your kids can follow along with as the doll tells the stories in the Story Time mode, to the games and even the photo albums that are on the app.


I also like that with the app, the kids can go on and ask the My Friend Cayla doll questions, like how to bake some cookies as well as other questions that Cayla can find answers to on the internet. I also like that there are parental settings preloaded on the app with the KidSafe Internet, so we can ensure that any questions and answers that the kids seek out, are appropriate.

With the stories that Cayla can tell, the girls can enjoy a great story that can make for a fun way to tell those bedtime stories! She can also help with math and spelling, making her not just another doll for playtime, but one that can be of many uses. Also, when the kids ask her questions, she will seek out the answers from references like Wikipedia and such online, allowing the kids play as well as expand their world with learning while they play! And for those times where they would like to play some fun games with their doll, they can go on the game mode, and play games that Cayla has available!


Then when it comes to Cayla's wardrobe, which is something my daughter and her friends really like about her, we can use doll clothes that are meant for just about any 18 inch doll, allowing the kids to not only interact with their doll, but also do her hair and dress her up! In all, making the My Friend Cayla Doll, a doll that any girl who enjoys collecting those 18 inch dolls as well as playing on apps, will enjoy and appreciate! And to help with getting your hands on a My Friend Cayla doll before she hits stores in the US, you can head on over to the My Friend Cayla Facebook page and enter to win one there as well as enter to win a doll in the form below!




Product received, thank you to My Friend Cayla as well as the PR for supplying me with a product for this review, all opinions are my own.
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51 comments:

Ken Ohl said...

I'm looking forward to winning this and giving it to my little niece. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

Anonymous said...

I'm looking forward to seeing my daughter interact with her !natalie natbelinsky@verizon.net

Melissa Lennox said...

This doll looks awesome! I love all the extra features you mentioned in your post especially being able to learn while play! Always my number one favorite feature in toys now a days!!

Anonymous said...

Looking forward to having my daughter using the laptop to interact with her.
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Dawn Monroe said...

What a great idea. I would be excited to see my grand kids listen to storied and play along with the game mode.

kellyr78 said...

I look forward to letting my daughter play games with Cayla.

Marty C. said...

Love that you can switch languages with a simple setting change in the associated app. We're raising our daughter bilingual, so this would be a huge fun thing for us :-)

JLin Mei said...

looking forward to win it for my daughter

Kristen said...

I'm looking forward to knowing that it will brighten the day of a child at our local Ronald McDonald House!

rebecca williams said...

My daughter loves dolls and I know she'd love to interact with the doll!

D Schmidt mummytotwoboys said...

I am looking forward to seeing the reaction of my niece

Sherrie Cruson said...

I'm looking forward to watching my granddaughter play with this interactive doll. I love that she plays games with you as well :)

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Wendy Caddy said...

I'm looking forward to my granddaughter playing with the doll and then interacting with her playing games and learning.

Kris said...

I am looking forward to watching my daughter have a tea party with her!

Kathy Davis said...

I am looking forward to playing with Cayla with my granddaughter, Nellie I am also excited about sewing doll clothes for Cayla.
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Courtney B said...

looking forward to see my daughter's happy smiling face when she gets this doll in the mail!!!

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thalia h said...

if i were to win i would use this as a gift from baby to big sis and make my daughter absolutely happy.

Lauren said...

My kids will like asking her questions.

Kambrea said...

I am looking forward to the app and the help with math and spelling.

Lisa said...

I am looking forward to the stories and learning.
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Jodi Kershuk said...

I'm looking forward to my daughter learning through the laptop with the doll.

carol said...

I am looking for my granddaughter to enjoy the doll and everything she can do with it with the app

Wendy Rodriguez said...

Thanks! Would love to win & pay it forward

Lindsey said...

I would love to win and watch my daughter interacting with her on the tablet! I think she would really enjoy the games!

Rochel S said...

Would love to see how my daughter plays with her!

Jessamine Dungo said...

I love that she's an interactive doll. :)

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Tara darity said...

My daughter would love this doll!! So cool that it's interactive! !

Jennifer Lleras said...

im looking forward to the interactive games

Melanie Comello said...

I know my daughter would absolutely love the fact that Cayla tells stories! This would most likely be her favorite part for a while!

jill190 said...

The interactive stories is what I am looking forward to.

Leela said...

In order to take advantage of all of Cayla's technological capabilities it's recommended that you a Bluetooth capable Apple or Android smart device.

Jennifer M said...

The games sound great.

Becca Ann said...

I am looking forward to having my daughter interact with her!

jack kershaw said...

I would love to see the look on my niece's face when i gave this to her.

dvice12 said...

I'm looking forward to using it with the app

ioananh said...

My daughter would have so much fun with this doll! So cute!

mscoffee77 said...

Kids love electronics so Cayla is an awesome doll!

lil_lady_dz said...

Looking forward to The stories that my kids and I can follow along with as the doll tells the stories in the Story Time mode.

kathy pease said...

I most like that she reads bedtime stories to your child

Thomas Gibson said...

I am looking forward to seeing my niece play with the doll.

Anonymous said...

with so many little girls in the family who would love this it will be a hard thing to chose.. it may have to be a stay a grandmas kind of toy for them all to enjoy when they are here

Melanie Montgomery said...

I like the interactive aspect of this doll!

Megan C said...

If I win this, I am looking forward to my daughters face when she sees the doll.

Jennifer Q. said...

I love the My story portion of the website. My niece would love this!

Jerry Marquardt said...

I am looking forward to giving this to my niece if I would be able to win this giveaway.

Anonymous said...

Michael: good luck to everyone

jane ritz said...

I would watch my granddaughter play with this beautiful doll.

SexyBrat said...

I like that she tells stories.

ellie said...

I love how interactive it is. My granddaughter would love it.

Amy Deeter said...

my daughter is gonna love how interactive it is !!!