I initially found out about eeBoo products a couple of years ago while doing an online search for educational toys for kids. eeBoo is an award-winning toy manufacturer located in New York City. They make beautifully designed crafts, games, and toys. All of their products feature cheerful, contemporary, and vintage-inspired designs. In addition to their design focus, all of eeBoo’s products are made of high quality and durable materials.
Being a literacy advocate, I am also pleased to know eeBoo hires well-known children’s book illustrators to design their products. How great is that? So if you like books and beautiful art as much as I do then I think you’ll love eeBoo products too.
With the winter season in full effect here in the Northeast, I like to keep the kids busy with lots of indoor activities, games and puzzles. Our friends over at eeBoo were generous enough to send us a few of their products to try. We received a 100-piece Children of the World Puzzle, I Never Forget a Face Matching Game, and a set of Good Citizenship Flash Cards.
First Product: I Never Forget a Face Matching Game
My kids are obsessed with playing the I Never Forget a Face matching game! There are a total of 24 pairs to match up, but I like to break it up and let the kids do 12 pairs at a time so it’s not as overwhelming. As they get older (around age 5) I think they’ll be able to handle matching up all 24 pairs at once. The kids love seeing all of the colorful smiling faces of children from countries all over the world. I love that the game is designed to teach spatial awareness, to help develop memory skills and sharpen recognition. I also appreciate the fact that the pieces are made with soy-based inks and 90% recycled greyboard.
Second Product: 100-Piece Children of the World Puzzle
We also enjoy putting together the 100-Piece Children of the World puzzle as a group. It allows us to learn about geography and diversity at the same time. It’s also a nice conversation starter to talk about where people live around the world. We also like to discuss different ways to celebrate differences and find similarities among the different cultures.
Third Product: Good Citizenship Flash Cards
The Good Citizenship Flash Cards are fun too. I find the cards to be useful as they help reinforce some of the values we’ve already been trying to instill in the children over the past few years. The cards are two-sided and focus on teaching appropriate behavior, unselfish values, and social responsibility. The front of each card starts a sentence which is finished on the back of the card.
Here are some examples:
When someone seems left out…
Ask, “Do you want to play?”
When you see a chore that can be done…
Pitch in and help with chores when you see them.
When playing ANY game…
Never Cheat. Always do your best.
As you can see eeBoo offers a unique collection of toys and gifts that inspire literacy, drawing, imaginative play, and more. Simply put, they create toys and gifts that children will affectionately remember. For more information about eeBoo or their products, please visit: http://eeboo.com/
Your turn: Do you and your kids have a favorite eeBoo product? Feel free to share in the comments.
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