Cool Mom Picks picked eebee’s adventures this week! http://www.coolmompicks.com/2007/06/do_babies_all_have_to.php. (This very cool site is run by a group of real moms who look for, find and report on “non mainstream” products that they think other moms might want to hear about.) The review, entitled “Do All Babies Have to be Einsteins?” describes the DVDs to have “a common sense approach that sane moms with dig.”
NOT FOR BABIES ONLY
We often hear the terms “common sense” and “practical” when folks tell us what they like about the adventures. They say it’s our use of everyday materials and our anytime and anywhere attitude that works for them. We also hear about what we now call the “sibling effect:” when an older sibling is co-viewing with a baby/toddler, the older one, taking a cue from the adventure, will naturally engage the baby in appropriate play along behavior. Talk about “practical….” (For those parents with a baby and an older child, how many times have you said “Play nice with the baby” and then just crossed your fingers???)
A few days ago, we received an e-mail from a mom of a toddler and a 4 1/2 year old. She let us know how much both of her children like the adventures, and how it helps them to play together. She also suggested that we consider including some older children along with the babies in future adventures as a way to provide even stronger models. (In the upcoming “All Wet” Adventures–water play–you’ll see some older kids.)
eebee PLAYS ACROSS THE FAMILY
We also heard from Jackie, a mother of five. Her description of how eebee works in her family speaks for itself:
“[eebee's adventures] has been helpful for my older children to understand why we do things with the baby, and how it helps her grow, without me nagging to them about it.I have five children all together, an eighteen-year-old girl/woman, she has learned quite a bit, and better understands the psychology behind the play, a fifteen-year-old girl, she too has learned a great deal from the videos. I have an eight-year-old autistic boy who doesn’t want to admit he likes to watch the “baby-show”, but he has watched this show, and we have seen him try to play with his little sister the same way they have played on the show. Then, there is the four-year-old, who thinks the show is fun, he wishes he could sit in a bin of Cheerio’s too. The videos have helped our older ones learn how to play with their sister, it has helped my husband understand that babies want to and need to learn by getting “into” their play and getting messy. “
Let me know about how you see eebee making a difference in your family.