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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eeBoo’s New Oppenheim Awards!

Posted by design on Sep 5, 2012 in Award

Five eeBoo products have wpm Oppenheim Awards for Fall 2012! Click below to read the full-size announcement, as well as some the the press on About Face, Animal Face, Community, Mosaics and Obstacles!

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Celebrity Trend Expert endorses Crepe Paper Flowers, Obstacles in LA Family Gift Guide!

Posted by design on Nov 22, 2011 in Press Articles, Product Feature

L.A.’s parents are currently reading about eeBoo’s Obstacles Game and Crepe Paper Flowers, which were selected for LA Family Magazine‘s Holiday 2011 Gift Guide! The magazine, read by thousands of families in Southern California and Nevada, enlisted the sound advice of Celebrity Trend Expert Rachel Florio-Urso (pictured below) to select this holiday season’s standout toys.

With her crafty sixth sense for all things celebrity and trendy, Ms. Florio-Urso patched together a glowing review of our Crepe Paper Flowers, dubbing them “an instant hit.” And like so many before her, Ms. Florio was smitten with Obstacles, calling it a “perfect family game.”

 

   

So far, eeBoo’s Obstacles and Crepe Paper Flowers have charmed parents and the press all over the country, and we’re thrilled by this continued recognition!

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Another Honor for Obstacles: Playthings toy of the week!

Posted by design on Nov 11, 2011 in Award, Press Articles, Product Feature

Playthings, the mini-magazine within  Gifts and Decorative Accessories that acts as an authority on all things toy, has bestowed another honor on eeBoo’s Obstacles game by selecting it as its toy of the week!

A monthly magazine that serves retailers and vendors of gift products, Gifts and Decorative Accessories has a circulation of 27,000 and 31,000 unique visitors to its site per month.

This is the latest in a string of honors for Obstacles, which has already won the Oppenheim Platinum Award, been featured on NBC’s Today Show and won positive reviews in various trade publications, gift guides and family magazines. You can check out Obstacles here.

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Model Retailer Magazine Highlights Obstacles & Sidewalk Games

Posted by design on Oct 27, 2011 in Press Articles, Product Feature

Model Retailer Magazine, an industry trade publication that covers craft and hobby trends for retail owners and entrepreneurs,  has joined in the chorus of praise for Obstacles and Sidewalk Games!  Both games are included in the feature story entitled “Play Your Heart Out,” which highlights games meant “to delight and challenge” customers.

   

eeBoo’s greatest aim is to make games that are both delightful and challenging to children! Obstacles invites children to both have fun by using their imaginations and learn the merits of cooperation, while Sidewalk Games promotes the fun of outdoor, active play while also challenging children to learn about games from other cultures.

You can download the November issue of Model Retailer Magazine for free here.

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Praise for Obstacles in San Diego Family Magazine!

Posted by design on Oct 19, 2011 in Press Articles, Product Feature

This month, Obstacles will be featured in San Diego Family Magazine.

After it was given to a family to try, the game won this rave review, an excerpt of which will be printed in the November issue out today, October 21st:

 

Pleasant SurprisesWe took it to dinner with us and it was great for the table-very easy to understand the directions and travels well.

 

 

What is one thing that other parents should know about this toy? This is an inexpensive game that kept our kids entertained and using their imagination.

 

 

What did your child like best about this game? Using his imagination and creativity.

 

 

Child’s quote: This game is SO MUCH FUN!

 

 

Additional Comments: This game is great for kids of all ages. We highly recommend it! Ryan’s sister and friend (ages 9) had just as much fun playing. It kept them occupied and they played the game 3 or 4 times in a row. I was surprised at how much the kids (kindergardener and 4th grader) enjoyed playing this game together. It was a big hit!

 

Obstacles, eeBoo’s first cooperative game, has been creating something of a buzz! Since its release, Obstacles has been awarded a platinum Oppenheim, been featured on the Today Show and been highlighted by a growing number of regional parenting guides and trade publications.

 

 

 

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