Play is an ADVENTURE!

And it’s no joke. Kids don’t need another screen. Let’s bring play back to childhood and send kids on adventures with Kiki the Koala!

Kiki is Zylie's newest Friend in a teddy bear adventure that has children playing, learning and exploring like never before!

Get the bears that unplug play now!

Are you ready for our next adventure?

Let’s kickstart the next generation of healthy explorers, innovators and game-changers together!


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Can't wait to meet'cha!
1. Catch plane to China. 2. Visit Beijing. 3. Next stop... DOWN-UNDER! Back our next adventure - now on Kickstarter
Zylie & Friends
Founders MB & Matt
Zylie, Shen and Kiki!
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About the Bears

Zylie & Friends is an ongoing teddy bear adventure that inspires kids to get off the couch and “unplug play.” The series follows Zylie, a young kodiak bear from Manhattan, on her travels around the world.

She meets new friends, learns about new cultures, and goes on adventures that inspire kids to do the same. She even sends back real postcards to update children on her travels.

About the Humans... oops, I mean Founders!

Mary Beth Minton founded Zylie & Friends with her son Matt McCarty to bring real play back to childhood with fun, unique teddy bears and adventure stories.

Since she was a young mother, Mary Beth has been on a mission to unplug play from screens. As first-time entrepreneurs, Mary Beth and Matt are tackling the screentime problem in the most unique, cuddly, and adventurous way possible.