Thursday, April 30, 2009

eebee baby dvds - Review & Giveaway

My boys love to watch dvd's, that no secret in our house.  So when I was introduced to eebee, I was automatically excited because eebee encourages babies to do and discover.  Yes, I said babies.  Chandler is 3 1/2 and is definitely not a baby anymore, but he is constantly asking to watch Eebee.  At 15 months, Rowan is intruiged with Eebee, but that is to be expected, right?


Pros:  I think a company's goal and philosophy is incredibly important, especially to parents.  As taken from eebee's adventures website, here is an exerpt of their philosophy:

"eebee's adventures are designed to engage you and your baby with rich play experiences that provide powerful lessons that memorizing letters, numbers, colors and shapes simply can and do not."

I think it's great when babies and toddlers learn ther numbers, colors, and so on, but it doesn't teach important things like cause and effect and problem solving.  I am so happy to see a product that is based around this very thing.  

We were able to review a 3 dvd set featuring Eebee, which included:
Exploring Real Stuff
Figuring Things Out
All in a Day's Play

Each dvd includes adventures with eebee, play by play guides (expert commentary on every adventure), a developmental perspective (a video Q&A with academic leaders), eebee's beat (a mini music & movement adventure), and song selections.  They are each 75 minutes which makes them a great value.  

I love that all three of these dvds explore cause and effect.  Rowan is really into this stage as he often drops his sippy cup from his high chair simply to see what it will do when it falls.  There are numerous ideas for parents to help their children explore different properties in the eebee dvds.  
In the dvd,  All in a Day's Play, they show a baby banging on pots and pans.  This may not seem like much, but it allows babies to explore sound, music, soft and loud, and rhythms.  I decided to put this to the test, and it was amazing how I could see the wheels turning as Rowan banged on his pots and pans, and discovered all of these sounds, etc.   


 The possibilities are endless, and I love how it encourages developmental skills with your baby.  In the dvd Figuring Things Out, a baby is allowed to experiment with a flashlight.  This was also a big hit with both of my boys and really allowed them to explore light and dark, and on and off.  

I think eebee is a perfect fit for babies and even toddlers.  A cute, brightly colored puppet is just the key to engage attention.  The eebee theme song it catchy and I find Chandler getting up to dance every time it comes on.  

As Eebee's tagline states:  Every Baby Learns By Doing.  I couldn't agree more.

Cons:  Honestly, I tried to find a con with eebee and I couldn't.  Ultimately, I am writing the reviews, but feedback from my two munchkins is the most important to me.  When I see them learning and exploring, and developing their senses, and staying interested in something for more than a few minutes, it's amazing.  That's a great product.  

The Bottom Line:  Hands on dvd series that teaches essental developmental skills, while still being entertaining and engaging.

Price:  $17.95 per dvd, or $48.45 for a 3 pack

Where to Buy:  eebee site

Rating:  Excellent

Would you like your baby to experience eebee for themselves?  Eebee is giving a dvd away!
Here's how to enter:

Mandatory Entry
Visit eebee's website, and tell me something about eebee that I didn't tell you in this review - 1 entry

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Follow this blog - 1 entry

Grab my button or blinkie - 1 entry

Please leave each entry as a separate comment.  Thanks!

Giveaway is open to US residents only and will end May 14th, 11:59 pm MST.  Winner has 3 days to contact me.

61 comments:

LoveMy2Dogs said...

I learned tha eebee has won multiple Parents Choice Awards.

LoveMy2Dogs said...

I am a follower.

LoveMy2Dogs said...

I grabbed your button for my left sidebar.

mverno said...

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Janaca said...

I liked how it talked about the critical role parents play in child development as the first teacher, coach and play partner. It said they feature grown-ups on the dvd.

Janaca said...

I am a follower!

Janaca said...

I have your cute blinkie on my sidebar!

Dana said...

I learned that "eebee’s adventures start with questions such as: How do I…? What happens when…? What if I…? What if you…? What if it…? "

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Couture Lady said...

Eebee's founders are Steven Gass and Don Burton. Thanks
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Grabbed your button
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icefairy said...

I learned that Eebee's founders are Steven Gass and Don Burton. Thanks for the giveaway!
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Justin and Ashley McDermott said...

I liked how they have parent info on what parents can to to help their children learn but also to just sit back and let them play!

Justin and Ashley McDermott said...

I am a follower!

Justin and Ashley McDermott said...

I have your button!

littlelatina said...

so fun!

lisagee said...

About.com Best Baby Toys of 2008 is an award they won.

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MAC Mom said...

I liek the Parent info section. It tell parents why children liek to do certain developemental things like palying Dress up. THanks for the great giveaway.

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mail4rosey said...

I learned that these adventures have been developed with renowned experts from Harvard University, Temple University, University of Pennsylvania, University of Massachusetts and University of Vermont, the Brazelton Institute and Reggio Emilia-influenced schools for infants and toddlers. They're certainly not short on credentials. It sounds like a really neat program for toddlers.

dctm said...

They have the National Parenting Center Seal of Approval

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oceanrena said...

i learned that Eebee's founders are Steven Gass and Don Burton

Heather said...

Eebee baby is made by the Every Baby Company, Inc!

fcscheermom said...

Several of their products have received the Paren't Chocie Award.

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I also follow your blog.
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Amber said...

The creators of eebees is Stephen Gass and Don Burton

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mogrill said...

I love that this has won Multiple Parents Choice Awards! Thanks for the chance. mogrill@comcast.net

Kristie said...

Their products are developed with renowned experts from Harvard University, Temple University and many more!

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rosannepm said...

It has receivedthe Parents Choice award

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I follow your blog

Andrea M said...

I learned that the founders are Steven Gass and Don Burton

Andrea M said...

I follow

nightowl said...

I learned that they have Adventure Books to go along with the eebee products.

nightowl said...

I follow your blog.

Marianna said...

I learned that they have printable Eebee birthday invitations, birthday cards and thank you notes!

Marianna said...

I follow!

faithandhope707 said...

I learned about when a child is building nesting and stacking the importance of it is experts say that when a child reverses his actions and intentionally tries things another way, he is using higher order thinking skills. For the younger infant, everything just moves forward. The older child, however, is beginning to understand that moving forward may require taking occasional steps back.

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tatertot374 said...

Thank you for a great giveaway! I learned that Eebee's founders are Steven Gass and Don Burton. Thank you!
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susan said...

I love the parent section lots of tips!

ky2here said...

Eebee's founders are Steven Gass and Don Burton.

Sara and Alex said...

They received Parents Choice award for eebee’s HAVE A BALL adventures
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Diana D said...

These DVDs help children figure thinks out. A true learning tool. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

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frylock995 said...

It talked about how important a parent is because the parent is the first teacher for the child. Very interesting. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Kelly F said...

Under the press section of their site I learned that they have won quite a few Parents Choice Awards. That is pretty impressive!

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Kelly F said...

I follow!

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kathy pease said...

they got the Creative Child Magazine 2005 Preferred Choice Award

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lezanac said...

The creator was Director of Education for the Sesame Street theme park, Sesame Place

Gianna said...

They have the National Parenting Center Seal of Approval :)

Tracy said...

They won the parent's choice gold award.

Helen said...

The Eebee’s Adventure Play Mat was named one of About.com Best Baby Toys of 2008.

lilyk said...

I learned that eebee's founders are Steven Gass and Don Burton.