The Dare to Care Bear has two shooting stars on her belly. | Source: Basic Fun

Dare to care with the newest members of Basic Fun!’s Care Bears squad, both of which will help inspire kids to lead lives of courage, determination, and friendship. The colorful additions include the Dare to Care Bear and the Calming Heart Bear, recommended for kids ages 4 and up, but appealing for older Care Bears fans, too.

Aside from their plastic, heart-shaped noses, the bears are incredibly soft and durable, making excellent hugging companions for kids. They are each 14 inches tall and come packaged in an open-face cardboard box so kids can feel just how soft they are before they even open them up. On each box, there is a short excerpt describing the bear’s missions, which parents can read to their kids to inspire them to live out these ideals. Each bear also comes with unique coloring and a fun belly badge with a design on it.

The Dare to Care Bear has a beautiful mixture of vibrant coloring, including orange, pink, purple, and blue. Its belly features two smiling shooting stars and there is a stitched yellow heart on each one of its paws. This bear has a fiercely caring attitude, encouraging kids to spread kindness, compassion, and acceptance to all around them.

The Calming Heart Bear comes in a pink-and-yellow ombré design. Its belly features a multicolored butterfly with glittery wings on it and its heart-shaped paw pads are a pinkish red. This bear’s mission is to have empathy for others because it can be to manage your emotions during life’s ups and downs. A cool feature of the Calming Heart Bear is its scent, a nice fruity smell that could provide a relaxing effect for kids.

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By teaching kids about compassion and empathy, Care Bears are helping create a better world. These social-emotional learning skills will motivate kids to keep spreading those good caring vibes.

These new Care Bear friends are perfect for kids who want to spread kindness with a new cuddly companion. They feature everything kids love about the classic bears, including super soft plush to snuggle with, meaningful messages, and sweet, happy little faces. They are easy to take anywhere for playtime on the go or to serve as an emotional companion to keep kids calm. Care Bears fans new and old will love adding Dare to Care Bear and Calming Heart Bear to their collections.

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Maggie Dougherty

Maggie Dougherty

Maggie Dougherty is an editorial intern at Adventure Media & Events. She is a senior at Iona University in New Rochelle, New York, where she studies digital media and production. In her free time, Maggie can be found watching Conan O’Brien videos on YouTube, reading biographies of Lyndon B. Johnson, or listening to the Succession soundtrack.