Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Eeebee Giveaway and Review

Eebee's adventures is a fun company that designs child products to engage your child and inspire rich play to bring about important lessons. They are all about first hand experience and believe babies learn by doing. Unlike Baby Einstein which has a focus on watching, eebee’s adventures is all about doing! 6t Eebee is a little puppet who plays on th floor with an adult or tot using real, everyday objects! You might see him playing with a brush or piece of paper, for example. The videos aren’t about memorizing ABC’s but instead about exploring.

One thing I really like about these products are that they are for the BABIES not the PARENTS. A lot of products I come across look so cute to the parents, but the babies could care less about them. I’ve found little ones are really drawn to these products because they are about what they are interested in such as balls and laundry!

Until receiving the books for this review, I have to admit that I’d never heard of Eebee. Maybe some of you out there haven’t? I haven’t viewed any of the full length DVD’s but after reading about them had to see what they are all about because they sounded so cool. From reading on line, it sounded like an interactive experience with your little one. So, I headed over to You Tube and found a few videos that are less than 2 minutes in length but I think introduce Eebee pretty well. I have to admit that I may be hooked! I love what I’ve seen of these videos. It’s recommended babies under 2 not watch tv and 2 and older only a couple hours a day. I think what matters is the quality you allow them to watch. Anyway, I want some!
Now, I have had the opportunity to review their very neat books and I want to tell you all about them. They'd make wonderful Christmas presents for sure! I am a book lover and know that one of the most important things you can do for your child is read to them at least one book a day. Sadly, little wild child doesn't agree with my vision. Before having a child, I'd imagined curling up and reading book after book. Well, when toddlerhood started I can only remember a few instances of finishing an entire children's book! She wants to turn the pages, look at the pictures, and well frankly I think gets bored a few pages into it. These books however, keep her attention span. There are only a few words-great words that ask her to interact with the book-and the activities keep her loving the book. She is getting an appreciation for books and the joy they can bring to a life. I review a lot of kid products but haven't seen books like this, with so much interaction. What other books can your kiddo play catch with?

The first item for review is the Peek-A-Boo Adventure Book. The book is geared for ages 9 months and up. It’s a fun little fabric book from the start with eebee hiding behind some curtains that your child can move to reveal a happy little face. There are opportunities to manipulate different objects on every page from lifting the scarf, to opening the vinyl raincoat, sliding a ball, picking up a hat, moving soft blocks, to moving eebee in and out of a mesh tunnel. Unfortunately, I don’t know if words can convey how interactive this book is. Your little one is moving and manipulating with every page! This book received the Parents Choice award Fall 2008 in the Doing and Learning category. It retails for $14.95. This would be great for the little one who likes Peek-A-Boo (or A-BOO as Zhana calls it). When I sat down with my daughter and looked at this book I was very impressed as the giggles kept coming.


Next up is the eebee adventures Have a Ball Book. This book is recommended for ages 9 months and up. On the cover, eebee is holding a ball with velcro and a string attached. Througout the book, the ball goes through several adventures. Little ones can actually play catch with eebee, roll it down a slide, toss it into a mesh basket, hide it behind a crinkle pillow, or even push it in a wagon! Like the book above, this one won a Fall 2008 Parents Choice award in the Doing and Learning Category. It retails for $14.95. Zhana LOVED this book and thought it was so much fun.









Next, is Laundry Time Adventures. This is my daughter's favorite and mine as well. I personally think this book is most appropriate for toddlers because most of them are very interested in laundry. Zhana adores "helping" me fold laundry, put it away, and ect. Every single page is interactive from putting towels in the washing machine to hanging the clothing out to dry! Your little one will load the washer, spin the washing machine, hang the pj's, and even put them away in drawers! We only bring this book out during a special time of day-laundry time. As I mentioned earlier, Zhana likes to "help" me do laundry which usually leads to much more work that if I didn't have my little helper. Instead, I now have her do her own laundry with her little book while I do my laundry. She has enjoyed this quite a bit.





Finally, we have BATH TIME/ALL ABOUT ME SET. The Bath Time book is designed to be played with in the tub. You put the book in water to fill up the squirters and then squeeze it and it sprays. When you press Eebee's belly, he makes a cute squuek. Recently, I attended a baby shower where I presented this set as a gift to the new mom. This book was quite the hit among the mothers as they were excited to find a bath book. Apparently, bath books are difficult to find? I think it is very cute but I think is more appropriate for around age one than toddlers.

The second book in the set is the ALL ABOUT ME book. Every page of the board book is interactive with questions such as "Where's your tummy?" The book comes with a fold-out mirror for your baby to look in. The book is all about body parts and is great for little ones learnilearning this concept.

For those of you that don’t know I have a masters degree in Clinical Psychology and am All but Dissertation completed toward my doctorate in Clincial Psychology, thus companies that use task development and stage explanations for their products earn huge thumbs up from me. Their website really goes beyond just using “jargon” to sell a product though, they discuss tasks and child development for child activities that have nothing to do with their products. For example, on one of their webpages there is a picture of a little girl in her mother’s high heels. The website explains the importance of this moment, how it relates to child development, and how the parent can interact with the moment! I highly suggest you check out the part of their website entitled “Parent Info”. This portion of the website also gives ideas for at home paper adventures, pouring adventures, rolling and sliding adventures, kitchen band, just add water, la la language, and Laundry List of ideas. Such great and cheap ideas! Who would have thought a toy company would be endorsing make-at-home activities? That tells me they are a company with heart and genuine care for our little ones. They also have a great blog, where you can really get to know the company. For example, I think it is great to see the founder playing with his one year old baby girl. BTW, the founder has his own blog about raising his daughter! How many companies do you come across that are like US in that aspect?


You can also watch eebee adventures at Comcast on Demand and at http://www.parents.tv/.

BTW, in case you are wondering Eebee is short for “every baby”. When I started learning about the product, I kept thinking “Why did they choose this name? What is eebee anyway?” However, I finally learned that the name was chosen because of “every baby” and it is a word babies can say.

If you want to order these for your little one or as a gift right now they have some special promotions:
free shipping on orders over $50coupon code: hooray
20% off thru december 25, 2008coupon code: eebee20
*I recently received a reader 's question about Zhana's tat. Yes, it has worn off. They are good, but not that good, lol. A couple of weeks ago I took all my review pics for this week in one day.

Giveaway:
The first prize pack is the
*Peek-A-Boo Baby
*Laundry Time
The second prize pack is
*Peek-A-Boo
*Bath Book/All About Me
Official Rules: Official Rules: Go to http://www.eebee.com/; Browse around and find your favorite product. Come back here and tell me what your favorite product is. IF YOU DO NOT LIST YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS ,IT ISN'T ON YOUR BLOG, AND THERE IS NO WAY TO LEAVE COMMENTS ON YOUR BLOG I HAVE NO WAY OF CONTACTING YOU. If I don't hear from you within a week, another name will be drawn and you forfeit your prize.This contest is open only to those with a United States Shipping Address .This giveaway begins 12/10/2008 and ends 12/17/2008 11:59 PM Central Standard Time.The name will be chosen by Randomizer.org.
I always love hearing about how my reviews lead these wonderful stores to more sales. I'd love to hear posts letting me know you decided to purchase some items!
**I'm not responsible for item not arriving; Make sure all shipping info is correct, please.
Be Sure to Visit http://www.eebee.com/
In addition to online, Eebee is available at Barnes and Noble, Target, Toys R Us, and FAO Schwarz.

51 comments:

Kari said...

Hi! I was the winner of your cloth baby book, I don't know how to contact you so if you could please email me at firedancer623@gmail.co I will get my shipping info to you! Thanks!

Bridget said...

Thanks again for the fun giveaway. I actually really like the Eebee doll. The colors are so fun and I know that my little girl would love to cuddle and learn with it.

E and T said...

Ah you did it again. I have just purchased three books because of your review (Have a ball, Peek-a-boo and Laundry time). I took your advice and checked out the website in the parent info section as well.

Your reviews are excellent and make it so easy for mums and dads to learn about some really innovative products that are available. Thank you, thank you thank you.

Elise

judybrittle said...

I would really love the Eebee doll. The 17" one would be so cute. Thank you!

peg42 said...

I really love the eebee's Bowl Me Over Set. Really cute items on this site. Thanks so much for this giveaway.

cdziuba said...

The All in a Day's Play! dvd looks like it would entertain my little one. cdziuba@aol.com

Shannon said...

I like the bathtime eebee.

Professional Mommy said...

Thank You E and T. Seriously, you make my day!

mom2anutball said...

I like eebee’s Bowl Me Over Set! Great review!

Sandy said...

the all in a days play dvd looks great

Missesprincess said...

I heart the eebee Adventure Play mat & Activity Play House ~ The eebee doll itself is really cute as well.

mverno said...

love the bowl me over set

ret2win said...

I totally love the concept! All about me looks great!

stacy1955 said...

I am going to have another grandchild and would like to have this,

JLYNNF76 said...

What a cute prize. I hope I win.

ky2here said...

My grandniece would love the bathtime eebee.

Dree said...

I like the Figuring Things Out! DVD.

Carla said...

My son is 1 and is now learning how to actually look at books...I think he would be very interested in this

dominican757 at gmail dot com

kewlchick2003 said...

I love the eebee's Bowl Me Over Set

Maja said...

nice books

Susan said...

This would be great for my son and his wife that are going to have there first baby in April. They would love it. Thank you and Happy Hoildays !!!!!!!!!

jenny said...

wow now this realy does look like a fun book and i love to try and win this for my little one and well you can contack me from my blog if i do win thanks

sweetsue said...

These books look like so much fun. I also really like the Snuggle Time eebee!

vboackle said...

my grandson would love these.

Linda said...

I really like the Snuggle Time eebee plus the DVD sampler, how cute!
lgrieser@sbcglobal.net

kdkdkd said...

the bowl me over set is wonderful, ordered it for my son for Christmas. Great prize, thanks for hte chance

justicecw said...

The snuggle time Eebee is so cute! Thanks for the giveaway! justicecw@hotmail.com

Ardy22 said...

i have a daughter that loves dolls. great one for her collection

ardy22 at earthlink.net

wwe11 said...

I would really love the Eebee doll. Thanks for the chance to win.
erma.hurtt@sbcglobal.net

bethany said...

I really like the adventure playhouse!!

Jinxy and Me said...

THese look really neat! I like the Bath Time Eebee!

Shelly said...

My favorite is the eebee Bowl Me Over Set

blueeyeleo said...

Thanks for such a nice giveaway enter me. My grandbaby would love this thanks

sallstun(at)hotmail(dot)com

matty55 said...

enter me please :)

all in a days play DVd looks really nice

liliesrnice said...

The Playmat would be great for my little one.

Tonya said...

This is a great giveaway! My grandson is the perfect age for this! A nice way to learn for the kids!

tony said...

love to win

Jen said...

This looks like a really great item. I visited the website and my favorite product on there is the Bath Te eebee Plus DVD Sampler. My daughter loves playing with toys in the bathtub.

footejennifer(at)hotmail.com

masonsgranny59 said...

I heart the bathtime eebee.

kerri69 said...

Snuggle time doll is what I like These books are really cute And thanks for the giveaway

klp1965 said...

i love the eebee Adventure Play mat & Activity Play House

bonobo said...

I love the Eebee doll. Thanks for a super giveaway!
jjdragonfly [at] gmail [dot] com

Suzie G. said...

The bowl me over set is cute and looks like fun for babies.

Natalie said...

I love the bath time one, wow what a great line!

Sweetpeaismyname@yahoo.com

Sarah said...

I like the Snuggle Time eebee
Plus DVD sampler. Too cute!

ZESTYWONDERLAND said...

I love the Bowl Me Over Set!

chazvgo said...

I like the Bath Time eebee :)

memetu said...

eebee's Bowl Me Over Set
Peek a boo is our favorite game.

donna444444 said...

I like the Eebee doll.
donna444444@yahoo.com

lilyk said...

I love the Bowl Me Over Set!

Professional Mommy said...

The winners are
Memetu and Judybrittle. Thanks all!