eeBoo Make Me a Story Playboards in Model Retailer Magazine

Posted by design on Apr 20, 2012 in Press Articles, Product Feature

Model Retailer, a trade magazine that covers industry product trends, has featured eeBoo’s Make me a Story Playboards in its May issue! Calling the playboards “fun” and “educational,” Model Retailer shares some useful information and identifies the products as on trend for the toy and hobby industry.

Model Retailer focuses on the Forest Adventure themed playboard, but mentions that there are three other styles to make up the assortment: Robot’s Landing, Fairytales and Animal Cottage. We’re glad for this further recognition of a product that has been picking up speed ever since its introduction in January 2012.

Please note that the MSRP is not $7.00 as stated in the feature, but $14.00. Also, the price of the assortment is $60.00 instead of $84.00. All information on our products is available at eeBoo.com, and you can also email your catalog & price sheet request to info@eeboo.com.

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Today’s Parent: Felt MOSAICS’ Divine Design

Posted by design on Apr 18, 2012 in Press Articles, Product Feature

In their May issue, Today’s Parent features Felt MOSAICS, which has been been earning a fair bit of attention lately! The activity is featured under the heading “Divine Design.” Nice consonance!

     

Consonance aside, we appreciate the attention drawn to Felt MOSAICS’ design, which is well-designed in addition to be an a activity that promotes interest in skill in the area of design. The felt board, felt triangles and images cards are meant to be a simple yet sophisticated entry point into the concepts of design, and we’re glad to hear that it is succeeding! As Today’s Parent says, “the possibilities are endless”!

More information on MOSAICS is available here.

*Please note that the price in Today’s Parent Magazine reflects Canadian pricing. The retail price in The United States is $18.00

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Life on Earth Tot Towers Wins “Most Sellable”!

Posted by design on Apr 13, 2012 in Award, Press Articles, Product Feature

In their Spring Issue, Gift Shop Magazine has declared eeBoo’s Life on Earth Tot Towers the winner of their “Most Sellable” category! eeBoo’s Tot Towers have long been a favorite item, and continue to thrive in the marketplace.  Our most recent tower features the popular Life on Earth artwork of Melissa Sweet, and has been featured in a number of publications since winning the New York Gift Sustainability award.

Gift Shop Magazine asserts that “Marrying contemporary design with eco-friendly materials to make toys, is what makes eeBoo tick.” Following is a brief interview with eeBoo employee Rosie Meigs, who points out: “We like to make sure everything is beautiful and well-made and that children are interacting with a high-quality product.” Ms. Meigs also mentions that eeBoo carries “products that teach children environmental responsibility.”

Take a gander at our Tot Towers here, and check out some of our other ecologically friendly products here, here and here!

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Felt Mosaics Earns Video & Review in Time to Play!

Posted by design on Apr 5, 2012 in Press Articles, Product Feature

Felt Mosaics has earned an excellent review from Time to Play Magazine, adding to the growing voice of public approbation. Time to Play gave Felt Mosaics an average of 4 out of 5 stars, along with an informative, thoughtful review and an accompanying video.

The editors pointed out that the activity, which they felt was best described as a puzzle toy, brings different things to kids of different ages: “The brightly colored triangles and tactile aspect of Felt Mosaic will keep younger children engaged, but older kids will probably have more fun trying to puzzle out how to recreate the designs and images on the cards, especially the harder cards…kids can also engage in open-ended play with the triangle pieces, placing them however they want on the board and creating all sorts of different designs and creations.”

Visit our site for more infomation on Felt Mosaics ! Don’t miss out on the activity that is setting the press a-buzz!

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Toys are Tools: eeBoo Art Books Encourage Success!

Posted by design on Apr 4, 2012 in Press Articles, Product Feature, Uncategorized

After visiting us at Toy Fair, Toys are Tools, a site for thoughtful toy reviews with an emphasis on education,  selected our Art Books for one of their in-depth reviews. Every Toys are Tools interview includes the feedback of an expert in the field, as well as that of the chief editor. After trying out our middle-difficulty Learn-to-Draw book by Melissa Sweet, the reviewers had some very nice things to say!

The review delves into many of the uniquely advantageous aspects of the book, with a special emphasis on its ability to inform without intimidating children, even sparking them to practice on their own. As the editor says, “I think this “workbook” is probably the first workbook I saw where kids finish the page and then grab blank sheets of paper to keep the lesson alive.”

Although Toys that Teach focuses on the Drawing Book by Melissa Sweet, they also mention Lizzy Rockwell’s Simple Forms and Kevin Hawk’s Drawing Animals as having great instructional and inspirational potential!

Check out the new eeBoo Learn-to-Draw Art Books and the rest of our new products here!

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Two Nods at MOSAICS!

Posted by design on Apr 2, 2012 in Press Articles, Product Feature, Uncategorized

MOSAICS, a new activity by eeBoo that stands out equally for its beauty, usefullness and enjoyability, has been gaining recognition and approval ever since its release in February. Two recent examples include a video feature in TDmonthly, a leading trade magazine, and a review on the blog Notes from Dawn.

MOSAICS was a staff pick for TDmonthly. Their video demonstrates how the activity works, and shows off the various components, including the felt triangles, playboard and image cards. If  you’re curious, give it a watch! You can also check out MOSAICS here!

Notes from Dawn is a popular blog by a home-schooling mother. After trying out MOSAICS, Dawn was enthusiastic about the possibilities, writing that it “would be an entertaining travel activity; easy to pack and use in the car” and also  ”a great addition to any art curriculum.” The fun factor was not lost on Dawn either, who wrote that the activity is:

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