Toys are Tools Loves eeBoo’s About Face!

Posted by design on May 6, 2013 in Learning through Looking, Press Articles, Product Feature

Toys are Tools  blogger loves eeBoo’s visual skills activity, About Face

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.

Winner of the Oppenheim Best Toy Award, and the Oppenheim Snap! Awards.

See some of the Faces Toys are Tools made, and read the review here

“…it’s such a wonderful way to expand vocabulary associated with feelings.” – Toys are Tools

“Petra Pankow, who has taught me so much about the role of art in education told me this.  “There is a certain magic in this ability to make meaning in this way, that I think, as you grow older you might actually lose this.” – Toys are Tools

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Momma’s Bacon Review of About Face!

Posted by design on Sep 5, 2012 in Press Articles

Momma’s Bacon has reviewed one of eeBoo’s newest activities, About Face! About Face includes 160 Object Images arranged to look like hair, eyes, a nose, or a mouth. When pieced together, children find a million possibilities for creating faces. Objects range from to paper clips and light bulbs to  leaves and sea shells. All of the objects were found on New York City’s streets or the sea shore and photographed by acclaimed children’s book illustrator Saxton Freymann. Instructions are included for a number of play variations, such as using “only objects with hard surfaces,” or “only objects that are red.”

About Face awakens children’s natural sense of design, and inspires “out of the box” visual thinking. It is the recipient of the Oppenheim Best Toy Award — Gold Seal, and the Oppenhiem Snap Award! Momma’s Bacon describes About Face as “a creative child’s dream.” Not only does About Face inspire an awareness of creative design, but it also sharpens facial recognition skills as children observe the differences in mood as they swap one object piece for another.


About Face is for ages 3+ and retails at $15.00. An added bonus is that About Face is made out of 90% recycled material! If you like About Face, you might also like eeBoo’s Art Supplies, Crafts, and Felt Mosaic activity.

You can read Momma’s Bacon’s review of About Face here.

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