eebee on American Forces Network in Military base camps around the world.

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EVERY BABY COMPANY PARTNERS WITH AMERICAN FORCES NETWORK TO BRING INNOVATIVE, AWARD-WINNING INFANT/TODDLER SERIES, EEBEE’S ADVENTURES, to US MILITARY FAMILIES AROUND THE GLOBE

eebee’s adventures to premiere on AFNfamily on August 31

August 17, 2009, New York, New York–In response to a recent report describing the soaring birthrate on US military bases, Every Baby Company, creator of eebee’s adventures, and the American Forces Network (AFN) announce that the innovative infant-toddler series will soon join the AFNfamily lineup.

Winner of 20 national parenting awards including NAPPA’s Gold Seal Award, Parent’s Choice Gold, and the National Parenting Center Seal of Approval, and whole-heartedly acclaimed across the blogosphere eebee’s adventures feature eebee, a playful and curious puppet (and baby), real babies and real grown-ups engaged in real-world activities with everyday objects in everyday situations.  From water-play, to making music with pots and pans to scaling a pillow mountain, each research-based “adventure” is designed to help parents and babies transform everyday play into learning that lasts.  eebee’s adventures will premiere on AFNfamily on Monday, August 31st and air weekdays at 7am and 1:30pm.

“We are honored to welcome members of the armed forces to our “famileebee,” said Stephen Gass, president of Every Baby Company, “and are humbled by the opportunity offered by AFNFamily to provide babies with new ideas through play and inspire parents with simple and practical ideas about play and development.”

“We are delighted that eebee’s adventures will be joining the AFNfamily preschool lineup,” said Larry Marotta, Chief of the Television Division at the American Forces Network.  “This engagingly rich program will enhance AFNfamily’s commitment to providing the youngest children of service members deployed overseas with a highly entertaining way to develop their learning skills and will complement the very best of American television programming that we have selected for our network.”

AFNfamily is one of a group of television channels operated by the Department of Defense for the benefit of service members and their families deployed in 175 countries around the world and on U.S. Navy ships at sea.  AFNfamily targets children from preschool through high school age with the very best and most-popular American television programming designed for those age groups.

About Every Baby Company
The Every Baby Company was founded in 2004 with a simple yet essential mission to be a catalyst for rich play experiences. It began with the award-winning and critically acclaimed eebee’s adventures, an innovative, character-based DVD series, for infants and toddlers. It is the first infant media property effectively based on the most recent research in early learning as well as the use of creative media. Today, eebee’s adventures programming is available On-Demand as well as on DVD. In 2007, it launched its first plush toy line at FAO Schwartz. In 2008, a new book series rolled out at Barnes & Noble and other fine book stores. eebee’s adventures has received 20 national parenting awards including Parents’ Choice Awards, Parenting Magazine’s “DVD of the Year” Award,” Creative Child Magazine’s Preferred Choice Award, the National Parenting Center Seal of Approval, iParenting Media’s Outstanding Product Award, and the Mr. DAD Seal of Approval.

About American Forces Network
The Department of Defense operates AFN American Forces Network®. AFN, a worldwide radio and television broadcast network, serves nearly one million American service men and women, Department of Defense civilians and their families overseas, stationed at bases in 175 countries as well as 140 U.S. Navy ships at sea.  AFN broadcasts the most popular American radio and television programs from all the major networks.  AFN is a service of the American Forces Radio and Television Service (AFRTS), a component of the Defense Media Activity (DMA). For more information about AFN’s programming, please visit www.myafn.net.

Contact: Briele Douglass, Sunshine Sachs, douglass@sunshinesachs.com (212-691-2800) for eebee’s adventures.

Contact Larry Sichter, AFN public affairs, at larry.sichter@dma.mil (951.413.2319)