Mac&Toys Finds an Educational Goldmine in eeBoo’s Mosaic Game!

Posted by design on Apr 12, 2013 in Learning through Looking, Press Articles, Product Feature

Blogger Mac&Toys has reviewed eeBoo’s Mosaic Game! eeBoo’s Mosaic Game is a fun-yet-educative activity, that is heavy with developmental benefits. Arranging the felt triangles to recreate the picture on a given card elicits spatial reasoning while providing a space to boost hand/eye coordination.

For the youngest children, the beautifully dyed felt triangles are a perfect tool for teaching color and shape identification. As kids begin to age, eeBoo’s Mosaic Game introduces fractions as players mentally negotiate how many triangles are needed to make a given shape.

Children and adult art students alike can improve their sense of design and exercise innate creativity while mastering the process of making images on the cards — and coming up with new designs of their own!

“With a hands on approach, you can use the triangles to teach younger children about colors and a variety of shapes.  You can also work on improving fine motor and grasping skills when picking up and releasing the different shapes.” – Mac&Toys

You can read the full review here.

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Proverbs31 Loves eeBoo’s Educational Activities!

Posted by design on Apr 11, 2013 in Learning through Looking, Press Articles, Product Feature

Blogger TheProverbs31 reviewed 3 of eeBoo’s top sellers! Alphabet & Numbers Tot Towers, I Never Forget an Animal Face Matching Game, and the NEW Pattern Scratch Papers. This blogger raves that she loves eeBoo toys for their educational value. Like most moms, she’s says she’s always looking for ”toys that will help me teach my kids.”

The first product TheProverbs31 reviewed was the Alphabet & Numbers Tot Towers. This particular product is rich in developmental benefits. Children actualize their fine motor skills with each block they stack, while acquiring improved spatial reasoning skills as they mentally negotiate how to build a tower that won’t fall down.

Teach your little one (ages 2+) the alphabet, numbers 1-10, animals, motor skills like stacking, building, etc.

The benefits for this product, however, don’t end there! The numbers and letters on each block act as the perfect tool for parents to help their children learn the alphabet and how to count. The pictures with simple words beginning with each letter also act as the perfect first introduction to reading.

Next, Proverbs31 reviewed eeBoo’s I Never Forget an Animal Face. Concentration or Memory games are played by facing all pieces face down in a grid and then lifting up a pair at a time while trying to find a match. Fun to play, this game heightens focus and attention to detail while enhancing spatial memory. The artwork on I Never Forget an Animal Face was beautifully drawn by acclaimed children’s book illustrator, Stephanie Graegrin. Each set has 48 thick durable tiles, making 24 pairs to match!

This game is great for enhancing your child’s spatial memory.

Lastly, the blogger Proverbs31 reviewed eeBoo’s new Pattern Scratch Papers! This craft activity is sort of like “Drawing 2.0.” While children can create a picture, poem, or prose as they would on normal paper, every etch they make reveals an exciting array of colors and designs. This is an excellent tool for parents to use who wish to teach their children the names of colors! eeBoo also produces Foil and Fluorescent Scratch Papers.

What a nifty, creative idea!

You can read the review here!

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Toys are Tools blog is doing an eeBoo Art Book giveaway!

Posted by design on Apr 9, 2013 in Learning through Looking, Press Articles, Product Feature

The Learn to Draw Art Books are among eeBoo’s top-sellers, and from Toys are Tools review, it’s not hard to see why! eeBoo commissioned 3 acclaimed children’s book illustrators to  design books that teach children how to draw. The Art Books are open ended, and do as much to playfully encourage children to try something new as they do to provide parameters and instruction.

eeBoo’s Learn to Draw Art Books are in ascending difficulty level, but can be used in any order. The first one is Learn to Draw Simple Forms in the Home and Garden with Lizzy Rockwell for ages 5+, then Experiment with Light, Form, Type, Portraits & More! with Melissa Sweet for ages 5+, with the highest level of difficulty being Learn to Draw Animals with Kevin Hawkes for ages 7+.  Regardless of the recommended ages, children (or adults) in any stage of life are sure to find something useful and inspiring in each of these books.

Petra Pankow, educator at such esteemed museums as the MoMA and Guggenheim, “said that it was a generous gesture on the part of the book to make fun of mistakes. “It gives the book a lightness,” she said, noting that the book encouraged kids to celebrate trying things out.”

“We are focused less on performance and more on enjoyment and usually it’s in this dimension that the magic takes place.” – Blogger at Toys are Tools

“The Learn to Draw book also skillfully uses familiarity to help the kids get drawing.  The kids learn to draw the things they see everyday like things in their room, their kitchen, their backyard… it’s so cool!!” – Blogger at Toys are Tools

Toys are Tools is doing an eeBoo Art Book giveaway!

Enter to win, here, now!

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German Magazine the Toy Book Reviews eeBoo’s Waste-Not Kits!

Posted by design on Feb 28, 2013 in Learning through Looking, Press Articles, Product Feature

eeBoo’s Waste-Not Kits have been reviewed by German Magazine the Toy Book!

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eeBoo’s Waste-Not Animal Recycle Kits are the perfect gift for the eco-minded family that plays together. The simple, brilliant idea behind Waste-Not is to repurpose discarded materials by transforming them into toys. Each kit comes with die-cut felt, a plastic needle and thread. Simple instructions show how to turn such items as a water bottle or yogurt container into an adorable cloth friend, such as a fox, hedgehog or Chameleon. Not only do the kits raise environmental consciousness, but they teach simple sewing skills and encourage the valuable, artistic ability to see an object in a fresh way. Recycle a container and make a friend! What’s not to like? Kits are marked with level of difficulty.

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Southern Living Magazine Picks eeBoo’s Crepe Paper Flowers

Posted by design on Feb 27, 2013 in Learning through Looking, Press Articles, Product Feature

 eeBoo’s Crepe Paper Flowers are considered an integral piece of the perfect Springtime party by Southern Living Magazine!

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eeBoo’s Paper Flowers are among the best selling eeBoo crafts. With 10 color combinations to chose from, these make the perfect decoration for any party.

The Paper Flowers are simple craft activity with all necessary material included, for ages 8+. Each kit includes enough material to make 3 flowers.

Basic Craft activities such as this are an ideal platform for children to develop motor skills, stretch their creativity, and build a positive association with productivity when they get to show off their lovely hand-made flower!

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eeBoo’s Community is the Star of Time to Play’s Video!

Posted by design on Feb 20, 2013 in Learning through Looking, Press Articles, Product Feature

Time to Play Magazine has made Community the star of this video! You can watch it here.

Community encourages children to consider what makes a society strong. Kids start out with a Home Tile, and each choose Location Tiles that represent locations they like within their own Community. This gives children the chance to consider integral places and aspects within their community. A child who loves art may pick the Museum Tile, or a child whose parent is a fire fighter may pick the Fire Station and Police Department Tile. Once all of the locations are in their place, kids use Road Tiles to connect every Location back to Home. Winning results are not guaranteed, so children must give careful thought and planning to how they lay their Tiles. By doing so, children develop foresight and engage their brains! An added benefit, is that Community can be played as a solo activity or as a group!

While Community fits the bill as being a fun and entertaining activity for children, it also serves a much greater purpose. While most games on the market are designed to foster a feeling of competition against players, Community is designed to inspire collective effort and camaraderie. Also, it helps to impart a very valuable lesson many parents strive to help their children understand: the importance of compromise. Since each play takes turns and must use their pieces to reach the end goal together, the best results come forth when players work together. On a practical level, Community provides children with the opportunity to develop their visual-spatial skills as they choose the best Road Tile to use in each space.

Community is for ages 5+, and retails for $19.99.

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eeBoo Gets a Sweet Review

Posted by design on Feb 19, 2013 in Learning through Looking, Product Feature, Special Event

The French-language blog Baby Storming gave eeBoo’s Candy Matching Game a mention as one of the sweetest child products she’s collected.

 

eeBoo’s Candy Matching Game is the sweetest way to stretch your memory skills. Not only is the Matching Game a Best Seller, but a winner of the Oppenheim Best Toy Award! Each set features 24 kinds of candy to match including candy corn and conversation hearts, jellybeans and salt-water taffy, truffles and nonpareils! eeBoo produces 5 Matching Games for children 5+, as well as 4 styles for little ones ages 3+. All of eeBoo’s Matching Games are printed on 90% Recycled Grey Board.

You can read the review here.

The English translation is roughly: Because a little a sweets in a rough world is never a bad thing. Because a little sweets honor the world of childhood and innocence. Because these treats are as beautiful as candy is to eat. Because sugar comes in many forms today; candy, pastries, ice cream, macarons and many cupcakes. All of which welcome others into our room and benefits us all!

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Retail Parade Raves about eeBoo’s NEW Waste-Not Kits!

Posted by design on Feb 15, 2013 in Learning through Looking, Press Articles, Product Feature

One of eeBoo’s newest products, the Waste-Not Animal Kits, are already proving to be a sure hit! This week, this Crafty Project has been featured in the online magazine Retail Parade.

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eeBoo’s Waste-Not Animal Kits include all of the required materials, except for a Recycled Object. For the Waste-Not Fox and Chameleon (featured in the review below) and Waste-Not Fox you will need 1 plastic water bottle, and to complete your Hedgehog you will need a plastic yogurt cup. These fabulous critters double first as a Craft Project and then as a new Toy to Play with!

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Crafting has a variety of benefits such as encouraging the development of fine motor skills,  helping to foster a joy of productivity (who doesn’t love the feeling a showing off a finished art project?), and awakening a sense of design and visual thinking. eeBoo’s Waste-Not Kits also provide children with the arena to consider reasons for Sustainability and Recycling.

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You can read Retail Parade‘s review below.
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Earnshaw’s Reviews eeBoo’s Paper Dolls!

Posted by design on Feb 15, 2013 in Learning through Looking, Press Articles, Product Feature

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“Today’s paper dolls are more than just a pretty face and frock. EeBoo keys into girls hobbies and talents with musician- and artist-themed sets by mixing Bohemian fashion with guitars, T-squares and a pet parrot for inspiration.” – Earnshaws Magazine, February ’13 issue

eeBoo’s Paper Dolls provide children with a new element of traditional Paper Doll playtime. While conventional Paper Dolls bestow only the opportunity to change the dolls wardrobe, eeBoo encourages kids to imagine much more, such as the important qualities that make a Thoughtful Girl.

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With eeBoo’s Paper Dolls, children can expand their interest and imagination with Baker & Painter, Musician & Artist, Poet & Astronomer, Explorer & Naturalist, and Great Adventure. These hobbies help children’s sense of self flourish beyond the traditional one-dimensional “dress up” activities of Paper Dolls, and allow them to consider the whole self.

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eeBoo’s Paper Dolls include 2 Dolls made of thick, high-quality cardstock, 2 sided stand-up scene, 2 sheets of re-usable electrostatic vinyl clothes and accessories, and a convenient box with a handle to slip the pieces back into for fun on the run. This activity is for children ages 5+.

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An Inventive Way to Play with About Face

Posted by design on Feb 4, 2013 in Learning through Looking

Blogger Toys are Tools  came up with a fun little way to play with eeBoo’s About Face, a game with endless possibilities! She and her son held a competition for who could make the Angriest Face. Her son won after creating the picture on the left!

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About Face features images of found objects in categories of objects arranged to look like facial parts — such as eyes, a nose, a mouth, and hair. Children are encouraged to flip over and rearrange the tiles to create a multitude of different faces. About Face’s educational benefits are wide ranging, from teaching out-of-the-box visual thinking, encouraging the development of facial expression recognition skills, to teaching color identification (choose only tiles with red objects), to expanding vocabulary as children ask parents what each object is.

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Not only has About Face become a Best Seller, but it has also won the Oppenheim Best Toy Award (sticker included) and the Oppenheim Snap Award.

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Can you come up with a Face that looks more surprised than this one? Email your picture to cait@eeboo.com!

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