“The Building Blocks of a Good Pre-K”

Posted by design on Oct 22, 2014 in Articles we like!

Did you see this article in the New York Times? Shael Polakow-Suransky and Nancy Nager explain how meaningful PLAY is important in our pre-schools. Here at eeBoo we are always thinking how to nurture literacy, cooperation, imagination, creativity and compassion through play.

Illustration from Antonia Ladrillo

“As they play, children develop vital cognitive, linguistic, social and emotional skills. They make discoveries, build knowledge, experiment with literacy and math and learn to self-regulate and interact with others in socially appropriate ways. Play is also fun and interesting, which makes school a place where children look forward to spending their time.”

Image via Sam Blanco http://samblanco.com/2014/09/04/aboutface/ ” I have tried out iPad apps that have similar set up, but none have been as successful as these cards”

“What does purposeful play look like? When you step into an exemplary pre-K classroom, you see a room organized by a caring, responsive teacher who understands child development. Activity centers are stocked with materials that invite exploration, fire the imagination, require initiative and prompt collaboration.”

Via Toys are Tools by Jen Choi: “eeBoo’s instructions actually advise you to talk it out. “The bear and the dog both have balls.” or “They are both playing ball.” It’s all part of organizing and practicing use of the folders of your mental file cabinet “

We’re curious! When looking for a preschool program for your 4 year old what qualities are you looking for? How do you make time for play in your home?

Read the whole NYTimes article here: http://nyti.ms/ZH4GP1

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July Blog Review Round Up!

Posted by design on Aug 4, 2014 in Press Articles, Product Feature

We love moms who blog, and write, and review! This summer we’ve been in touch with some great reviewes who always have something new to teach us about our products. Take a look here:
July Reviews

 1. Play with Paper // 2. eeBoo Paper on Forbes.com // 3. Beat the Summer Slide //

““Paper Engineering: the most portable and affordable building medium is perfect for the summer. Paper allows you to build so many things: balls, books, mobius strips, flowers that don’t wilt but still look way better than fake flowers.”–Jenn Choi

4_5_64.  Animal Rummy, A Game to Hold onto // 5. Obstacles, Think Outside the Box // 6. Non-Traditional Puzzles

“My youngest loved the unusual animals and plants depicted in What Do You Know; my parents studied the artwork; my nine-year-old enjoyed displaying her superior knowledge of Spanish; and I was happy to play something that didn’t involve SpongeBob.” — from the Educated Mom (#4)

Can’t get enough of eeBoo reviews? Don’t worry there’s more!

7. Pom Poms on party hats // 8. Back to School Prep and Supplies  // 9.  Unique School Supplies //10. Summer Travel Picks // 11. Must Have Travel Toys

Want to review an eeBoo product on your blog?

Contact Cait@eeBoo.com!

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5 Things You Should Know About eeBoo!

Posted by design on Apr 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

5 Things You Should Know About eeBoo

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Architecture in Hopes of Immortality

Posted by design on Jan 15, 2014 in Articles we like!
"Reversible Destiny" Lofts in Mitaka, Japan. Photo Credit: Masatako Nakano via nytimes.com

“Reversible Destiny” Lofts in Mitaka, Japan. Photo Credit: Masatako Nakano via nytimes.com

I am very confident that design impacts the quality of our lives. Madeline Arakawa Gins believed that design, specifically in architecture, could allow occupants to cheat death. Madeline collaborated with her husband Arakawa on elaborate architectural projects that were constructed based on the belief that “through a literal architecture of instability” “it was possible to stave off the stagnation — and even the inevitable death — that living in rote comfort can bring.”  –(NYTIMES, JAN 15, Margalit Fox). With undulating floors, no right corners, and odd sized doors, these living spaces constantly challenged their occupants.

To some of us, these spaces sound like adventurous sensory playgrounds and hopefully all of us can appreciate the candy colored building block style and a life dedicated to experimenting with art and design. Madeline Arakawa embodied a phrase we like to say here at eeBoo, the possibilities are endless!

Read the NY TIMES obituary here: Madeline Arakawa Gins, Visionary, Is Dead at 72 

Photo Credit; Eric Striffler for the New York Times

Photo Credit; Eric Striffler for the New York Times

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Craft Idea: Heart Chains

Posted by design on Jan 12, 2014 in Be Crafty!

Here at eeBoo we want to inspire creativity. We’ve put together some projects just to get you started—use the skills and ideas in these projects to create your own wonderful creations, the possibilities are endless!

Some Tips Before You Start:

Gather everything you need first!

You can always choose different colors, add new parts or take things away, there is no right or wrong way.

Click on the image below to make it bigger, then save and print!

Happy Crafting!

eeBoo

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Craft Idea: Heart Arrow

Posted by design on Jan 12, 2014 in Be Crafty!

Here at eeBoo we want to inspire creativity. We’ve put together some projects just to get you started—use the skills and ideas in these projects to create your own wonderful creations, the possibilities are endless!

Some Tips Before You Start:

Gather everything you need first!

You can always choose different colors, add new parts or take things away, there is no right or wrong way.

Click on the image below to make it bigger, then save and print! Instead of using the template, draw your own shapes. Get inspired and find other ways to decorate your arrow!

Happy Crafting!

eeBoo

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Craft Idea: Dreamcatcher

Posted by design on Dec 28, 2013 in Be Crafty!

Here at eeBoo we want to inspire creativity. We’ve put together some projects just to get you started—use the skills and ideas in these projects to create your own wonderful creations, the possibilities are endless!

Some Tips Before You Start:

Gather everything you need first!

You can always choose different colors, add new parts or take things away, there is no right or wrong way.

Click on the image below to make it bigger, then save and print! Instead of using the template, draw your own shapes. Get inspired and find other ways to weave your dreamcatcher, or decorate the strands!

Happy Crafting!

eeBoo

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Best Books of 2013!

Posted by design on Dec 16, 2013 in Press Articles, Product Feature

eeBoo Tell Me a Story Cards make Toys are Tools Best Books of 2013!

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http://www.toysaretools.com/2013/12/best-childrens-books-2013.html

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Craft Idea: Star Frame

Posted by design on Dec 9, 2013 in Be Crafty!

Here at eeBoo we want to inspire creativity. We’ve put together some projects just to get you started—use the skills and ideas in these projects to create your own wonderful creations, the possibilities are endless!

Some Tips Before You Start:

Gather everything you need first!

You can always choose different colors, add new parts or take things away, there is no right or wrong way.

Click on the image below to make it bigger, then save and print! Instead of using the template, draw your own shapes. Get inspired and make frames in other shapes using Popsicle Sticks!

Happy Crafting!

eeBoo

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eeBoo picks by age!

Posted by design on Dec 3, 2013 in Uncategorized

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