Celebrate Screen Free Week- May 2nd-8th!

Posted by design on Apr 27, 2016 in Just for Fun, Special Event

Click the image to enlarge eeBoo’s screen free recommendations + to hear a word from our founder Mia on creativity instead of screens.

eeBoo supports Screen Free Week. Click below for more information!

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eeBoo’s Obstacles as seen by Education Week:Teachers

Posted by design on Sep 11, 2013 in Press Articles, Product Feature

We actually stumbled across this review–which always makes a review like this extra special! Tamara Fisher, a writer for the blog and a gifted education specialist, found Obstacles at her local toy store. It is worth reading the review in the whole, but her general point is creativity is declining, “Of possible concern regarding creativity is apparent evidence based on research that children’s creativity .. has been declining in recent decades” but games such as Obstacles can counter act this decline and  ”be a fun way to encourage kids to think innovatively about how to solve problems and overcome barriers.”  Visit the blog to read the whole review: Obstacles as a Path to Creativity.

I love that Tamara touches on the flexibility of Obstacles’ rules. Her and her fellow players also came up with some stunning solutions! “Our solution to the Ice Obstacle involved placing the cushion on the shower curtain, using the stick of butter to grease up the shower curtain’s surface area on the ice, and pulling the cord from around the cushion to attach from the shower curtain to the giant bird who would fly and pull us across the ice as we used the feather duster for a stabilizing rudde.r”

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Thanks Tamara for the great review!

You can purchase Obstacles here or at a local retailer! 

 

 

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TD Monthly Picked eeBoo’s About Face!

Posted by design on Dec 12, 2012 in Press Articles, Product Feature

“In this fun game, kids create an endless cast of characters as leaves, ribbons, coins, seashells, paper clips and a variety of found objects combine to make millions of faces. 160 object images. Made from 90% recycled materials.” – TDMonthly

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. About Face features four tiles with images of found objects that resemble facial parts, such as hair, eyes, a nose and mouth. As kids flip over and rearrange the tiles, they are presented with an infinite number of educational benefits. While it teaches out of the box visual thinking and inspires a sense of design, it also teaches facial expression recognition. About Face can be used to teach color identification when asking kids to pick only objects that are red. It can be used to help expand a growing vocabulary as parents point out the name of each object. 

About Face is for ages 3+, and retails for $14.99. You can read the full review here.

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