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The boys are mesmerized by other children and bright colors. They also love playing with everyday items in our home, such as measuring cups, plastic bowls, paper, etc.

When I put in a DVD for them to watch during quiet time, I want to choose something age appropriate and something that will spark a smile or two. I want something that will actually interest them that doesn’t just include my own educational agenda. Recently, I found such a DVD.

My first born son makes this face when he loves something and every time his new friend comes on the screen, he makes this face. That means it’s a hit in his book. Have you heard of eebee’s adventures, created by Stephen Gass and Don Burton? I received their newest DVD set called the eebee threebee which includes these three DVDs: Exploring Real StuffAll in a Day’s Play! and Figuring Things Out.

About each DVD from eebee:
Exploring Real Stuff
In this series of adventures, eebee and playmates explore a range of materials and everyday objects with the simple and enticing goal of finding out what these things are like. “What do things feel like?” “What sounds do they make?” “How do they move?” “Are they heavy or light?” “What can I do to them?” These are just a few of the questions eebee and friends actively take on.

Brimming with Ideas sets the adventure among tubs of cereal and grains, adding bowls, scoops, and funnels to enrich the possibilities.

In Out of the Box, a paper mountain and a cardboard box encourage infant “science,” “math,” and creative explorations.

And different balls, tubes, ramps, blocks and even a tissue box lead eebee and babies to discoveries about rolling, slipping and sliding in On a Roll.

All in a Day’s Play
The many teachable, unplanned and unscripted learning moments that fill a baby’s day are the inspiration for this DVD. No matter how ordinary the materials or the situation might seem, for a baby, the possibilities are anything but.

Laundry List, an adventure set in and around a laundry basket, features eebee in a world of colors, textures, and language explorations. From peek-a-boo to talking socks, from baby basketball to laundry basket sailboat, the list of ideas to explore can get long (and short, soft, stretchy, and even see-through.)

Just You & Me, a collection of mini-adventures, designed for a baby, grown-up and only the most basic materials, demonstrate that babies learn in the simplest situations: figuring out what will happen in game of “elevator” or “airplane;” hearing the same story read different ways; or playing silly games that reinforce social, emotional and cognitive skills.

Cups, bowls, pots, pans, and spoons are the central props eebee and babies rely on in Little Objects, Big Ideas. Putting things in and taking them out and hearing the sounds they make as they drop, move or meet one another, lead to musical exploration and some new ideas about containers and “the contained.”

Figuring Things Out
Reflecting the day to day challenges and discoveries that define a toddler’s world, FIGURING THINGS OUT showcases what can happen when a child’s newfound motor skills support her natural curiosity and interest in making things work and achieving goals.

Turning a light on and off, tracking a flashlight’s beam, and exploring the magic of playing with shadows are the focus of The Light Bulb Goes On adventure.

In Blocks and Tackling Ideas, creating (and crashing!) towers, laying rows, stacking cups and fitting different pieces together lead to a range physical, cognitive, social and creative skill building activities.

And in On the Go, a mountain of pillows, and a room full of obstacles to get over, under, around and through set the scene for an adventure that celebrates the ups and downs, ins and outs of getting where and what you want.

The boys love watching the shows. They love watching activities that are similar to activities they participate in daily. I love the encouraging adults in the videos as well. I think their favorite scene is when eebee crawls through the tunnel just like they do. They also love to bang pots with spoons and rip up paper just like their cute little puppet pal. These videos are not only cute, but engaging for my little ones. I think the eebee threebee would be a wonderful DVD set to give a child for Christmas or another gift giving occasion.

Buy: The eebee threebee is available for purchase at http://www.eebee.com/ for $48.45 with free shipping. Individual DVDs can be purchased for $17.95 each. While you’re there, check out the other eebee items such as the eebee doll (17″) and the eebee books.

You can also follow them on Twitter @eebeebaby and become a Facebook fan here.

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MomCentral – Mix & Mash Recipe Book

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Nutrition for your baby is a worrisome topic, especially when it comes to actually getting them to eat what you want to them to.  Eebee’s Adventures, a company aimed at helping babies experience learning first-hand, has come up with a fun and creative way to get babies to enjoy eating, and also create a learning experience that is fun and tasty: let them cook with you!

The mix and mash recipe book, the first Mom and baby cookbook to be published, comes with a play-by-play DVD for Moms and helpful hints on when your baby is ready for solid foods.  The DVD, which was co-produced with Parents TV, outlines the nutritional benefits of each recipe as well as the lessons you can have with your children while preparing each dish.  These lessons are affectionately called “eebee moments” and are also being featured on Parents TV.

The book is printed on baby board book stock, so it will be sturdy enough to withstand your cooking adventures with a little one! The recipes are for babies 6 months and older and they range from to-fee finger food (cinnamon and ginger covered tofu) to blueb-eebee soup (a syrupy mix of blueberries babies can scoop on their own).  Each recipe is designed to encourage a playful interaction between you and your child and also sets the stage for valuable lessons to easily take place.  For example, by encouraging your child to help you “mix and mash” the foods, you will be able to discuss words, colors, sounds, shapes, and textures all while having fun making healthy food!

You can purchase this book at http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1402773757?ie=UTF8&tag=momcentral&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1402773757and check out Eebee’s other products on Amazon or www.eebeee.com.  In the words of the creators, “if you can mash it, smash it, oosh it, goosh it, shake it, coat it or stir it, your baby can participate in the process of preparing meals.”

via MomCentral – Mix & Mash Recipe Book.

The Dirty Shirt | eebee Adventure Board Books

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Parents and babies alike will be captivated with the new, colorful and beautifully photographed books from eebee’s adventures. Like the award-winning screen adventures, these books were specifically designed to be playful, hands-on and interactive, providing babies, toddlers and their parents with a multitude of new ideas to explore both on and off the page.

eebee’s Make it Happen and From Here to There adventure board books are based on the award-winning brand, eebee’s adventures. 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 by popular mommy bloggers across the country, eebee’s adventures is the innovative and popular multi-platform infant and toddler brand for today’s active families.

Make It Happen

eebee’s Make it Happen adventures celebrates opposites by changing the world (at least from a baby’s point a view) through play, in true eebee style! This beautifully photographed book shows actively engaged babies and the ever-curious and playful eebee, deeply immersed in playful, hand-on exploration. The colorful images take children on a fabulous photographic exploration of activities ranging from On and Off with a flashlight to Wet and Dry with a bowl of sparkling water and a fluffy soft towel. Make it Happens shows simple and engaging play ideas with household and everyday objects that make the ordinary into the extraordinary.

Here to There

eebee’s From Here to There adventures is the ideal book for the intrepid and adventurous toddler. This thrilling book is the up, down, and all around adventure for active toddlers who are discovering stairs, slides, and anywhere and everywhere hide and seek games. From Here to There provides parents with exciting and entertaining ideas to help develop motors skills and independence, featuring adorable babies and eebee. From Here to There will take toddlers miles beyond the page!

Oh where do I start with eebee? I have continued to be amazed and impressed with this company and the things that it has taught my daughter. She absolutely loves eebee and goes every where with her eebee puppet, has me read her all of her eebee books every night before bed and loves to watch the DVDs all day long. Our world has been filled with eebee and I am loving it! She has learned colors, opposites and more from this series and with each new product her mind opens to learn more. I love seeing her learn and I love it even more when she runs to grab her big brothers hand and drags him over to the TV to show him what she is watching.

via eebee Adventure Board Books | Review and Giveaway | The Dirty Shirt

Jamie’s Precious Peas: Eebee’s Adventures ~ Educational Movies

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.

Watching and, importantly, “doing” eebee’s adventures will allow you and your baby to see and learn first-hand what happens when you explore a crinkly, crunchy, smooth and bumpy paper mountain or roll, bounce, bop, bang, slide and toss your way around a world of balls and ramps.”

The DVD’s are geared for ages 6 months and up and 12 months and up. My little one really enjoyed all of them. They are entertaining with cute graphics. I really feel like she is getting an education while watching the movies.

via Jamie’s Precious Peas: Eebee’s Adventures ~ Educational Movies.

Eebee’s Adventures « Minnie Mama’s Blog

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As you all know I pride myself on finding new products for Isabella to enjoy that are both fun and educational so I am extremely excited to share with you one of my newest discoveries an amazing line called, Eebee’s Adventures! Not only is the Eebee’s Adventure line educational for your children, but your living room / bedroom / kitchen (wherever you choose) will be transformed into a new world for them as they literally go on an adventure filled with learning and fun!

Now I could go on and on explaing to you how Eebee’s Adventures are designed to help your baby learn from first-hand experience what happens when she/he plays with this line by using all of her/his senses, but instead of that please check out the link so you can learn more about Eebee’s Adventures from Eebee himself! :)

Hope you enjoy this video as much as I did and continue to check back on my site as there may be a special surprise! :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4efUIpNJXKw

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Mommyhood…..Unscripted

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I recently introduced you to eebee’s adventures, a cute little colorful character with bright spikey hair. 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. The DVD series gives parents the tools that allow you to explore along with your baby and making it possible for your little one to learn about whats going on in the world around them. Unlike most dvds available out there, eebee’s adventures, encourages the parents to interact with their children and have a hands on approach to playing and learning.

Watching and, importantly, “doing” eebee’s adventures will allow you and your baby to see and learn first-hand what happens when you explore a crinkly, crunchy, smooth and bumpy paper mountain or roll, bounce, bop, bang, slide and toss your way around a world of balls and ramps. eebee has books, DVDs, clothing, gift sets and even it’s very own eebee plush toy ! It is suitable for babies from 6months onwards. Even offered is an extremely cute eebee beanie, simply adorable!

Our take on eebee’s adventure…..

I loved it! eebee’s adventures is definitely a huge hit in our home. I have a 14 month old who like most babies is all over the place and into everything. I couldn’t wait to try the DVDs out on her and along with the interaction of the hand puppet we were sent. To my amazement my little one sat there and watched pretty much the entire movie, and for you mommies out there you know how rare that is. She bobbed her head to the catchy tunes and did a little dance. The hand puppet she just adores, with us using eebee hand puppet as a “tickle monster” or her older brother and sister putting on a show for us all. This series is like no other. I plan on trying many of the interactive play activities that they show on the dvds. I am all for interactive play with your children and allowing their little mines to explore. Simply “doing” is the best way to teach your children. We lead by example in our everyday life so why not while playing allow them to be involved with learning.

via Mommyhood…..Unscripted: Review AND **GIVEAWAY**…eebee’s adventures.

Readaholic: Review: eebee’s Adventures – Here To There

eebee’s has done it again! Another hit that teaches using fun to guide the way. Your toddler will learn all about standing, sliding, and clambering around. They’ll learn about steps and over pillows. They will also learn how to go over or get around certain objects. My nephew was totally in a trance with this book. It’s so great to see a child with a thirst for knowledge.

Book Information:
eebees Adventures: Here To There
Sterling Publishing
9781402769047
November 2009
16 pages
$6.95

via Readaholic: Review: eebee’s Adventures – Here To There.

Family Ties and Growing Pains: Eebee’s Adventures

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I was very excited to hear that Sterling Company recently published two beautiful new board books from Every Baby Company: Eebee Adventures Make it Happen and From Here to There. Both board books are beautifully photographed and priced at $6.95. They are for ages 6 months and up. Every Baby company is an award winning infant and toddler brand.

I was given the opportunity to review these two new books from Eebee’s Adventures. Every Baby Company sent me a free copy of each to review. I must begin by saying that love everything that Eebee represents. He represents the importance of children learning through play. Eebee shows how children learn through exploration and discovery. There is something about eebee that makes children love him. My daughter will be two in a couple of weeks and was very very excited once she saw these books.

Eebee’s Make it Happen and From Here to Thereteach children through play just like the dvd’s do. The books are very colorful. They shows eebee along with other children discovering new things. Make it Happenshows opposites by displaying different activities such as turning a flashlight on and off. From Here to Thereshows how things get from one place to another, such as toddlers discovering stairs and slides.

via Family Ties and Growing Pains: Eebee’s Adventures: Book Reviews and Giveaway! (ends 10/20/09).

simple: Eebee’s Adventures – Board Books!

Board books have always been one of my girls first and favorite toys. Hopefully cultivating a lifetime of love for books, I always try to have tons on hand. An avid reader myself, I think my girls always wanted to mimic me, there for devouring their sturdy board books.

What makes a “good” board book? Having many years of board book turning under my belt, I think I’ve figured it out.

  • Fun colors
  • Easily identifiable images
  • large, clear fonts
  • Fantastic graphics or photographs

We’ve long been cheerleaders for anythingeebee’s – and they now have 2 new board books out. The newest edition to the eebee adventure family, Make it Happen and Here to There are board books that meet all my criteria for a good starter book.

Make it Happen is a book all about teaching opposites. Fun concepts are set to motion – turning on/off a flashlight or getting a cloth wet then drying it off. Here to There is all about about encouraging movement through simple activities – crawling on the blanket, then off again.

With his orange face and crazy hair, eebee will captivate your little baby with it’s beautiful pictures and easily tunable pages.

GET YOUR OWN! You can purchase both books ($6.95 each), Here to There and Make it happen on the Every Baby’s Adventure website or also at Barnes & Noble.

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Holiday Gift Guide: Eebee’s Adventures Review and Giveaway

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100_2472A few weeks ago, I briefly introduced Eeebee and posted an informative video on how Eebee encourages parent and child interaction in each of his adventures. If you missed that post and would like to view the creator interview video, please visit the following link:Have You Heard about Eebee?”

About Eebee…

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.

Watching and, importantly, “doing” eebee’s adventures will allow you and your baby to see and learn first-hand what happens when you explore a crinkly, crunchy, smooth and bumpy paper mountain or roll, bounce, bop, bang, slide and toss your way around a world of balls and ramps.

We know that when your child is playing, she is actively trying to figure things out about objects and people—why did that ball roll and the block slide? How did he do that? Why did that happen?… The questions, theories and solutions just continue to evolve as your child develops and masters a myriad of critical physical, social and intellectual skills—playing and learning about how the world works and he works in it.

Every parent can recount a time when their infant headed straight for that curtain to give it a pull; or happily opted to tear the wrapping paper rather then engage with the gift; or tried and tried to get the round peg into the square hole; or simply offered you whatever was in their hand.

Every baby learns by doing.

My Thoughts…

The good people over at Eebee’s Adventures site sent my daughter and I three DVD’s (Exploring Real Stuff, All in a Day’s Play, and Figuring Things Out) and an Eebee Hand puppet for review.

Each of the Eebee Adventures DVD ’s contain three ten minute sections of Eebee and his friends exploring and trying out new things like turning on and off lights, tearing paper, playing peek a boo, and climbing up blocks. The fact that I can pop it in my DVD player and it auto starts is a great feature too!

My daughter has a lot of fun watching Eebee though she is 16.5 months old and has already learned all the skills taught in these videos. She still enjoys watching Eebee and the other babies, singing along,and dancing to the music! I’m including a video I took of my daughter watching Eebee. As you can see she’s pretty excited and keeps saying Eebee over and over again! I also have the Eebee theme song stuck in my head, such a catchy tune!

eebee_3I really like the fact that Eebee’s Adventures encourages time with parents to interact with their children. I couldn’t agree more with the fact that this is one of the best designed DVD series out there to engage you and your baby. Many of Eebee’s products  have even received Parents’ Choice Awards!

Eebee adventures also has many other products available that promote parent and child interaction such as books and play gift sets.

I would like to encourage you to check out Eebee.com as you can access some well put togetherprintable activity guides!

via Holiday Gift Guide: Eebee’s Adventures Review and Giveaway.

Mommy Loves Giveaways: eebee’s adventures Review + Giveaway

I will admit that I let my 10 month old watch more TV than I should. We usually have the TV on while he is playing, and sometimes he gets interested on what we are watching, but usually he doesn’t pay much attention. I was happy to receive some eebee’s adventures DVDs to review, because if he is going to watch the TV, I feel good if it’s something to help his development.

Eebee’s adventures are designed to help a baby learn through play. The great thing is that eebee’s adventuresencourage and show how parents can get involved. These DVDs focus on developmental skills that baby’s use for the foundation of all future learning.

When I showed Max the videos, he absolutely was enthralled by them. He stood and watched eebee and the baby’s on the screen with such focus. I have never seen anything like it. It was adorable. I also really liked that the DVDs gave me LOTS of ideas on how to involve Max with everyday items, and how he can learn from them. We both had a lot of fun with these adventures.


Figuring Things Out focuses on the learning that happens when a baby’s developing motor skills support her new natural curiousity and new found independence. It uses fun activities like turing the light on and off, building with blocks, and scaling a pillow mountain.


Exploring Real Stuff eebee and playmates experiment with cups and scoops, paper and boxes, and balls and blocks to make a range of discoveries about the physical world around them.

All in a Day’s Play celebrates all of those teachable, unplanned learning moments that fill a baby’s day, like playing with the laundry, creating your own special games, or exploring sounds and music with pots, cups and a spoon.

I also received an eebee hand puppet. Max adores him, and he is quickly becoming a plush favorite. He loves to chew on eebee’s hair. 🙂

One lucky reader is going to win some eebee’s adventures DVDs!!

via Mommy Loves Giveaways: eebee’s adventures Review + Giveaway.

Kidscreen >> Every Baby Company serves up eebee’s cookbook

eebee’s adventures is getting its own cooking with your baby book from Sterling Publishing.

eebee’s Mix&Mash adventures helps parents playfully cook for their little ones, as well as build nutritional skills and have story time when it’s feeding time. The book includes a DVD, co-produced with Parents TV, that discusses the learning opps and nutritional benefits of each recipe.

via Kidscreen >> Every Baby Company serves up eebee’s cookbook.

Ladybugs and Tonka Trucks: eebee’s ~Revew and Giveaway~


If you haven’t heard of Eebee’s adventures yet, you must live under a rock. It is a really great TV, DVD, toy, and book series created by Every Baby Company. We all know that babies learn by “doing.” Simple things like rolling a ball, or tearing paper is magic for a baby. That’s why Stephen Gass developed eebee’s Mix&Mash adventures in the Kitchen for Baby & You. It is the first ever cooking-with-your baby book from eebee’s adventures. It combines nutrition, learning, and family time with your little ones. But I know what you’re thinking. “Toddler/baby in the kitchen=big messes.” And your probably right, but it is the perfect solution for families that want to start good nutritional habits early. All of the recipes encourage babies to learn, feel, touch, mash, shake, oosh, and goosh which is a really fun way to learn. The book is published by Sterling Publishing Co. that has been one of the world’s leading publisher’s in non-fiction books for over 60 years. The book is on baby board which is also good because it is full of fun pictures and colors that baby can enjoy while making recipes right out of it. And you don’t have to worry about getting food all over it, you can just wipe it off.

Each book comes with a DVD that includes the recipes done with eebee, Kristy Glass (eebee’s play partner) and Parents TV anchor Juli Auclair. They also show the recommended age, servings, and ingredients. These are also fun to watch with your baby. Moochie actually watched them, and she’s not much of a TV watcher-at all. It was fun, engaging, and informative. It also includes fun ways to play and explore your baby’s surroundings. Things as simple as pillows, a measuring cup, and a ball come to life for children. I personally had not thought of these. You don’t need a noisy extravagant toy to learn, you can have just as much fun if not more right in your own bathtub.

Eebee’s adventures has won 20 national parent’s choice awards such as: Parenting Magazine’s “DVD of the Year”, NAPPA GOLD award, National Parenting Center Seal of Approval, and iParenting Media’s Outstanding Product award.

The Moochie Test: We tried out the blueb-eebee soup. Sounds complicated right? WRONG! 3 ingredients total, and one is optional:

1. 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries.

2. 1/4 cup water.
3. 1 tbsp. plain yougurt. (optional)
She helped wash the blueberries and ate a few along the way. Then she helped me pour the water which she really enjoyed, and wanted to do it again. Then we placed the bowl in the microwave for 1 minute. Let cool. She then helped me add the yogurt with a spoon which turned out to be a lopsided smiley face. After we mixed in the yogurt she laughed when the color changed. She loved the soup, and loved the mess even more. (I wish I had pictures, but my camera was M.I.A)

via Ladybugs and Tonka Trucks: eebee’s ~Revew and Giveaway~.

Every Baby Company Releases Cook Book – License

Eebee’s Mix&Mash Adventures,” a new cook-with-your-baby book from Sterling Publishing and Every Baby Company, will hit Barnes & Noble stores tomorrow [Wednesday].

The book, which retails for $12.95, features mealtime ideas, an oversized baby board game and interactive cooking tips. The title also includes a DVD, co-produced with Parents TV, demonstrating and discussing the learning opportunities and nutritional benefits of each recipe. It is also available at Amazon.com.

“Eebee’s Adventures” is a character-based DVD series for infants and toddlers. It’s also available in more than 30 million homes through On-Demand.

via Every Baby Company Releases Cook Book – License.

New Eebee “Cooking-With-Your-Baby” Book « The Toy Book

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Every Baby Company will release a cooking-with-your-baby book, eebee’s Mix&Mash adventures, on November 4. The oversized baby board book, published by Sterling Publishing, Co., Inc., will feature six nutritious and simple baby food recipes that can be prepared by mashing, smashing, ooshing, gooshing, shaking, coating, or stirring. Playful rhymes are written on each page, accompanied by images of eebee and real babies engaged with and discovering real food.Mix&Mash also includes a DVD for parents that has demonstrations of each recipe and suggested activities.

via New Eebee “Cooking-With-Your-Baby” Book « The Toy Book.

Parents magazine — Best Toys for Babies 2009

Our Favorite Baby Toys for 2009

We’ve rounded up some our favorite toys that we saw at this year’s Toy Fair.
Shapefit from Eebee
Shape Fit Eebee

Stack, share, fit, and wear — the Shape Fit Eebee allows your little one to learn creatively as he plays. This Eebee includes the doll and four soft shapes that can be worn by Eebee or your baby.

For ages: 6 months+

Shape Fit Eebee from Every Baby Company, $32, eebee.com

via Best Toys for Babies 2009.

the Fabulous won: {eebees Mix & Mash Adventures in the Kitchen}- Review & Giveaway

Eebee’s Mix & Mash Adventures in the Kitchen for Baby and You. eebee’s is bringing you a brand new adventure starting today, November 4, and you can purchase this fun set at Barnes and Noble.

Ever thought of bringing baby in the kitchen to help prepare her meals? Yeah I can’t say I really would have before I was introduced to eebee’s. This is the first ever cooking-with-your baby book by eebee’s Adventures and it combines nutrition, play and family time. Sounds good to me, I’m in 🙂 The Washington Post states that there is an increasing trend in feeding babies ‘real food’ opposed to the more traditional jar bland baby food. Not just for healthy reasons either but because it’s more economical, and us moms are all about that! The number of families eating together every night and kids’ cooking classes and cookbooks are on the rise. Kids’ participating in meal prep and there is data that states that kids who help eat healthier.

Zero to Three is a national nonprofit organization helping improve the lives of infants and toddlers. Here is what they say:

  • When you feed your baby you are doing a lot more than providing the nutrition to support her physical growth. You are also nurturing her social, emotional and intellectual growth.
  • Mealtime is more than just food; from baby’s point of view, it’s time to take it all in and explore and feel close to her parents.
  • While it can be messy, letting your baby explore her food helps her eventually learn to feed herself. This builds her confidence that she can take care of herself and prepares her to take on new challenges.

Baby mealtime is easier, smarter and fun. You can mash it, smash it, smoosh it, goosh it, shake it, coat it, or stir it. “Mix&Mash is an “organic” extension of eebee’s everyday, everywhere approach to celebrating the magic in a baby’s day to day experiences,” says Stephen Gass, president of Every Baby Company.

The oversized baby board book features 6 nutritious and simple hands-on-baby food recipes, playful rhymes on each page, and pictures of eebee and real babies engaging in the interactive experiences and discoveries with real food.

Here is a Recipe from the book:

Roasted Swee-ee-t Potato Shapes
Recommended for babies 8 mths and up
Serves 4
Ingredients:
1 small sweet potato, peeled and cut into various shapes (don’t let baby cut 🙂
2 tbsp olive oil
Optional: sprinkle of cumin, oregano, parsley
Directions:
Help baby add ingredients to a plastic container. Cover tightly and assist with shaking to coat the poatoes. Or: in a uncovered bowl, help baby swirl potatoes to coat with oil and spices.
Place potatoes on lightly oiled baking sheet. Bake for 30 min at 350 degrees or until potatoes are lightly browned and very soft.
Nutrition Facts & Tidbits: 85 calories, 1 g protein, 1 g fiber, Sweet potatoes are rich in beat-carotene, important for baby’s eyes and skin.

The Mix & Mash DVD that comes with the book is co-produced by Parents TV and includes eebee, Juli Auclair, and Kristy Glass. The Every Baby Company was founded in 2004 with eebee’s adventures, which is a character-based DVD series for infants and toddles. You can watch eebee’s adventures via On-Demand in 30 million homes or on DVD. Receiving 20 national parenting awards, Parents’ Choice Awards, Parenting Magazine’s Dvd Of the Year Award, Creative Child Magazines’ Preferred Choice Award, Nappa Gold Award, National Parenting Center Seal of Approval, iParenting Media’s Outstanding Product Award, and Mr. DAD Seal of Approval.

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That is a lot of great reasons and info to support this great book and DVD. One thing most of my parent reader want to know is, how did it work for you? I made Curr-eed Rice and Banana Recipe with Alivia and I have to say it was a ‘smashing good time’. She enjoyed eating as well as watching the fun interactive DVD.

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Like I said earlier you can buy eebee’s Mix & Mash Adventures Book and DVD today, Nov. 4th at Barnes and Noble. Or on eebee’s website Nov. 8th. for $12.95

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Cool Mom Picks – Baby’s first cookbook

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Family Ties and Growing Pains: Eebee’s Adventures: Book Reviews and Giveaway! (ends 10/20/09)

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I was very excited to hear that Sterling Company recently published two beautiful new board books from Every Baby Company: Eebee Adventures Make it Happen and From Here to There. Both board books are beautifully photographed and priced at $6.95. They are for ages 6 months and up. Every Baby company is an award winning infant and toddler brand.

I was given the opportunity to review these two new books from Eebee’s Adventures. Every Baby Company sent me a free copy of each to review. I must begin by saying that love everything that Eebee represents. He represents the importance of children learning through play. Eebee shows how children learn through exploration and discovery. There is something about eebee that makes children love him. My daughter will be two in a couple of weeks and was very very excited once she saw these books.

Eebee’s Make it Happen and From Here to There teach children through play just like the dvd’s do. The books are very colorful. They shows eebee along with other children discovering new things. Make it Happen shows opposites by displaying different activities such as turning a flashlight on and off. From Here to There shows how things get from one place to another, such as toddlers discovering stairs and slides.

via Family Ties and Growing Pains: Eebee’s Adventures: Book Reviews and Giveaway! (ends 10/20/09).

Spotlight on “Eebee’s Adventure Books” (Review) » IE Mommy

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What Does The IE Mommy Think?:

Cute, cute, cute!

I love Eebee. He just makes me happy.

Now…you can be happy too with the Eebee’s Adventures books! Eebee just introduced two new image001books,  Make it Happen and Here to There. The IE Mommy was lucky enough to be able to review* both the books.

I am a firm believer that children can never have too many books and they can never receive them early enough. The IE Twins have had books in their hands since they were old enough to tear the pages…which by the way is not something you child will be able to easily do with the Eebee’s Adventures books.

Each book is only $6.95 and created for children 6 months and up.

In the “Make it  Happen” book… children are allowed a “child’s view point of opposites and in the from “Here to There” parents are provided exciting and entertaining ideas to help develop their child’s motors skills and independence.

Children learn a lot of being read too. Enjoy the time …create voices and characters. You will soon find your child is engaged and happy. Create the love and environment to enjoy reading at an early age and you will have given your child a priceless gifts. Eebee’s Adventure Books are a wonderful start on the journey together.


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A Little About Eebee:

Parents and babies alike will be captivated with the new, colorful and beautifully photographed books from eebee’s adventures. Like the award-winning screen adventures, these books were specifically designed to be playful, hands-on and interactive, providing babies, toddlers and their parents with a multitude of new ideas to explore both on and off the page.image002

eebee’s Make it Happen and From Here to There adventure board books are based on the award-winning brand, eebee’s adventures. 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 by popular mommy bloggers across the country, eebee’s adventures is the innovative and popular multi-platform infant and toddler brand for today’s active families.

“Our first adventure in publishing was an astounding success when we introduced five titles with Sterling Publishing. Our cloth activity books received glowing and enthusiastic feedback from reviewers and through ‘word-of-mom,’ parenting bloggers,” said Stephen Gass, co-founder and president of Every Baby Company. “This year’s titles continue the eebee tradition of providing babies with new ideas through play and parents with simple and exciting tools with which they can enrich their child’s learning.

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via Spotlight on “Eebee’s Adventure Books” (Review) » IE Mommy.

Holiday Gift Guide: Eebee’s Adventures Review and Giveaway

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100_2472A few weeks ago, I briefly introduced Eeebee and posted an informative video on how Eebee encourages parent and child interaction in each of his adventures. If you missed that post and would like to view the creator interview video, please visit the following link:Have You Heard about Eebee?”

About Eebee…

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.

Watching and, importantly, “doing” eebee’s adventures will allow you and your baby to see and learn first-hand what happens when you explore a crinkly, crunchy, smooth and bumpy paper mountain or roll, bounce, bop, bang, slide and toss your way around a world of balls and ramps.

We know that when your child is playing, she is actively trying to figure things out about objects and people—why did that ball roll and the block slide? How did he do that? Why did that happen?… The questions, theories and solutions just continue to evolve as your child develops and masters a myriad of critical physical, social and intellectual skills—playing and learning about how the world works and he works in it.

Every parent can recount a time when their infant headed straight for that curtain to give it a pull; or happily opted to tear the wrapping paper rather then engage with the gift; or tried and tried to get the round peg into the square hole; or simply offered you whatever was in their hand.

Every baby learns by doing.

My Thoughts…

The good people over at Eebee’s Adventures site sent my daughter and I three DVD’s (Exploring Real Stuff, All in a Day’s Play, and Figuring Things Out) and an Eebee Hand puppet for review.

Each of the Eebee Adventures DVD ’s contain three ten minute sections of Eebee and his friends exploring and trying out new things like turning on and off lights, tearing paper, playing peek a boo, and climbing up blocks. The fact that I can pop it in my DVD player and it auto starts is a great feature too!

My daughter has a lot of fun watching Eebee though she is 16.5 months old and has already learned all the skills taught in these videos. She still enjoys watching Eebee and the other babies, singing along,and dancing to the music! I’m including a video I took of my daughter watching Eebee. As you can see she’s pretty excited and keeps saying Eebee over and over again! I also have the Eebee theme song stuck in my head, such a catchy tune!

eebee_3I really like the fact that Eebee’s Adventures encourages time with parents to interact with their children. I couldn’t agree more with the fact that this is one of the best designed DVD series out there to engage you and your baby. Many of Eebee’s products  have even received  Parents’ Choice Awards!

Eebee adventures also has many other products available that promote parent and child interaction such as books and play gift sets.

I would like to encourage you to check out Eebee.com as you can access some well put together printable activity guides!

via Holiday Gift Guide: Eebee’s Adventures Review and Giveaway.

Can’t get eenough of eebee | A Giveaway Addicted Mommy

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A new friend of mine, Noelle at Jumpin-Beans, is hosting an eebee DVD Giveaway! Seriously, my kids love their eebee DVD’s and we literally never leave home without them. They are in our portable DVD system in our car – they aren’t loud and annoying and therefore aren’t distracting when we are driving! Head on over and enter!

I know, I know… another post about eebee? Yes! We love this little guy! It looks like the famileebee is going to be growing because you can now get the 2 new eebee board books online at Barnes & Noble! These two new books, Here to There and Make It Happen, are now Jake’s regular night-time books & he loves them.

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HERE TO THERE, an action-adventure featuring real babies and eebee–up, down, around and on the go!


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MAKE IT HAPPEN, an “opposites” book eebee-style–opposites a baby can play!

And I just found out about some wonderful eebee news & a discount – to take advantage of the discount, visit eebee adventures.

The first-ever cooking with your baby book–at Barnes & Noble on November 4th! Simple, nutritious, hands-on recipes. Tasty, tactile, and interactive “cooking” activities and discoveries with real food. SQUEEZE THE MOMENT as you and your baby mash, smash, oosh, goosh, shake, coat and stir!

HAPPY HALLOWEEBEE!

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  • 25% off eebee hat now through October 31!
    Coupon code: TREAT
  • I simply must get Jake this hat!

You can follow eebee on Twitter and on Facebook! Join our famileebee!

This post was written after receiving the board books free of charge for review. It is the only form of “payment” received for writing this post and all views and opinions are mine alone. I cannot guarantee that you and/or your family will love it as much as I have – but I would be totally surprised if you don’t.

via Re-post (Giveaway) – Can’t get eenough of eebee | A Giveaway Addicted Mommy.

Mommy Loves Giveaways

I will admit that I let my 10 month old watch more TV than I should. We usually have the TV on while he is playing, and sometimes he gets interested on what we are watching, but usually he doesn’t pay much attention. I was happy to receive some eebee’s adventures DVDs to review, because if he is going to watch the TV, I feel good if it’s something to help his development.
Eebee’s adventures are designed to help a baby learn through play. The great thing is that eebee’s adventures encourage and show how parents can get involved. These DVDs focus on developmental skills that baby’s use for the foundation of all future learning.
When I showed Max the videos, he absolutely was enthralled by them. He stood and watched eebee and the baby’s on the screen with such focus. I have never seen anything like it. It was adorable. I also really liked that the DVDs gave me LOTS of ideas on how to involve Max with everyday items, and how he can learn from them. We both had a lot of fun with these adventures.

Figuring Things Out focuses on the learning that happens when a baby’s developing motor skills support her new natural curiousity and new found independence. It uses fun activities like turing the light on and off, building with blocks, and scaling a pillow mountain.
Exploring Real Stuff eebee and playmates experiment with cups and scoops, paper and boxes, and balls and blocks to make a range of discoveries about the physical world around them.
All in a Day’s Play celebrates all of those teachable, unplanned learning moments that fill a baby’s day, like playing with the laundry, creating your own special games, or exploring sounds and music with pots, cups and a spoon.
I also received an eebee hand puppet. Max adores him, and he is quickly becoming a plush favorite. He loves to chew on eebee’s hair. 🙂
One lucky reader is going to win some eebee’s adventures DVDs!!

via Mommy Loves Giveaways: eebee’s adventures Review + Giveaway.

ToddlerBrain: Blogging Adventure of the eebee Kind

If you don’t recognize this adorable little baby, you and your toddler have been missing out on the greatest thing to happen to developmental learning!

This is eebee … and eebee’s Adventures (videos, books, and more) are founded on the philosophy that every baby learns by doing.  Through the eebee lens, parents and little ones are able to see the power of play and the importance of discovery learning.  “eebee’s adventures focus on the developmental skills that babies are working on and use as the foundation of all future learning.”
I’ve been a fan since discovering the eebee videos On Demand (when I still had cable).  NHV has her very own eebee doll, and our eebee DVD is one of her absolute favorites!  I’ve blogged about eebee before, and I recently mentioned eebee as one of my favorite options for toddlers watching TV.  Because of the blogging I’ve done – and the networking power of link back-tracking, I’ve also been in contact with Stephen Gass, the creator of eebee.
Most recently, he bestowed on me a great honor and asked me to write a post for the eebee blog.  I wrote about the eebee-inspired Play Dates I’ve hosted through my moms’ group.  This was a very exciting opportunity for me, and I hope to write for the eebee blog in the future!

It would really mean a lot to me if you’d hop on over to the eebee blog, get a few ideas for hosting your very own developmental play date, and feel free to leave a comment, too 🙂

via ToddlerBrain: Blogging Adventure of the eebee Kind.

Eebee’s Adventures Great Learning Products For Baby | Happily Blended

Last month Eebee’s Adventures released two new books and I had a chance to review them, thanks to Eebee and Flair Public Relations for sending me two books to review with my children.

Eebee's Make It Happen

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Make It Happen

Unlike many “opposites” books that feature abstract concepts, Make it Happen celebrates opposites by changing the world (at least from a baby’s point a view) through play, in true eebee style! The colorful images take
children
on a fabulous photographic exploration of activities ranging from
On and Off with a flashlight to Wet and Dry with a bowl of sparkling water and a fluffy soft towel.
Make it Happens shows simple and engaging play ideas with household and everyday objects that transform the ordinary into the extraordinary. for ages 6 months and up.

Eebee's here To There

About Here To There:

As every parent knows, toddlers are on the go, go, go! From Here to There is the ideal book for the intrepid and adventurous toddler. This thrilling book is the up, down, and all around adventure for active toddlers who are discovering stairs, slides, and anywhere and everywhere hide and seek games. From Here to There provides parents with exciting and entertaining ideas to help develop motors skills and independence, featuring adorable babies and eebee. From Here to There will take toddlers miles beyond the page! for ages 6 months and up.

In My Opinion:

Both of these books worked great for bedtime stories with Baby K.  As a family we read books every evening before bed and while the “big kids” are reading their story Baby K usually sits up on my lap as we snuggle up with a good baby book. Eebee’s
Make It Happen
and Here To There’s colorful pages allowed us to enjoy our bedtime reading routine a bit more than we have previously.

Eebee’s adventures has great products for
children
and encourage learning in a fun, unique way!

I am always happy to review Eebee’s products because I can stand behind their products and feel very strongly that Eebee’s Adventures knows what they are doing in regards to entertaining while education young
children
. To learn more about who is behind Eebee’s Adventures please
click here to visit their website.

Make it a Happy Day!

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via Eebee’s Adventures Great Learning Products For Baby | Happily Blended.

Readaholic: Review: eebee’s Adventures – Here To There

eebee’s has done it again! Another hit that teaches using fun to guide the way. Your toddler will learn all about standing, sliding, and clambering around. They’ll learn about steps and over pillows. They will also learn how to go over or get around certain objects. My nephew was totally in a trance with this book. It’s so great to see a child with a thirst for knowledge.

Book Information:
eebees Adventures: Here To There
Sterling Publishing
9781402769047
November 2009
16 pages
$6.95

via Readaholic: Review: eebee’s Adventures – Here To There.

A Family Full Of Opinions

We were so excited to get the chance to try out eebee in our house. Both kids were so excited when I got eebee out of the box. We had to watch one of the three dvd’s that were provided for us right then. My son Jack choose the first one which was eebees adventures Figuring Things Out! It was the winner of the DVD of the year award from parenting magazine, and I see why, both kids were so glued to watching eebee. Next up we watched eebee’s adventures All In A Day’s Play. Carly was doing everything eebee did.  The final dvd we checked out was Exploring Real Stuff! My favorite part is I love watching my kids learning and enjoying themselves while learning.
We were also sent an eebee hand puppet! This is Carlys favorite she has made her daddy use eebee to read her every story! She is so intrigued by eebee!  I agree 100% with parents choice. Eeebe is great for imagination, exploration, and pretend play!

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Jack Listening to eebee!

More information about eebee!

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.
Watching and, importantly, “doing” eebee’s adventures will allow you and your baby to see and learn first-hand what happens when you explore a crinkly, crunchy, smooth and bumpy paper mountain or roll, bounce, bop, bang, slide and toss your way around a world of balls and ramps.
We know that when your child is playing, they are actively trying to figure things out about objects and people—why did that ball roll and the block slide? How did he do that? Why did that happen?… The questions, theories and solutions just continue to evolve as your child develops and masters a myriad of critical physical, social and intellectual skills—playing and learning about how the world works and he works in it.
Every parent can recount a time when their infant headed straight for that curtain to give it a pull; or happily opted to tear the wrapping paper rather then engage with the gift; or tried and tried to get the round peg into the square hole; or simply offered you whatever was in their hand.

Buy It:
I would recommend eebee for sure! It is very engaging for children. It holds their attention and gets them to participate and learn. eebee has books, DVDs, clothing, gift sets and even its very own eebee plush toy! It is suitable for babies from 6 months and up. The eebee site also has a wonderful section for parents full of information and even great printables. Make sure to click the words great printables to link to them.

via eebee’s adventures Giveaway CLOSED – Contests – A Family Full Of Opinions.

Mommyhood…..Unscripted

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I recently introduced you to eebee’s adventures, a cute little colorful character with bright spikey hair. 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. The DVD series gives parents the tools that allow you to explore along with your baby and making it possible for your little one to learn about whats going on in the world around them. Unlike most dvds available out there, eebee’s adventures, encourages the parents to interact with their children and have a hands on approach to playing and learning.

Watching and, importantly, “doing” eebee’s adventures will allow you and your baby to see and learn first-hand what happens when you explore a crinkly, crunchy, smooth and bumpy paper mountain or roll, bounce, bop, bang, slide and toss your way around a world of balls and ramps. eebee has books, DVDs, clothing, gift sets and even it’s very own eebee plush toy ! It is suitable for babies from 6months onwards. Even offered is an extremely cute eebee beanie, simply adorable!

Our take on eebee’s adventure…..

I loved it! eebee’s adventures is definitely a huge hit in our home. I have a 14 month old who like most babies is all over the place and into everything. I couldn’t wait to try the DVDs out on her and along with the interaction of the hand puppet we were sent. To my amazement my little one sat there and watched pretty much the entire movie, and for you mommies out there you know how rare that is. She bobbed her head to the catchy tunes and did a little dance. The hand puppet she just adores, with us using eebee hand puppet as a “tickle monster” or her older brother and sister putting on a show for us all. This series is like no other. I plan on trying many of the interactive play activities that they show on the dvds. I am all for interactive play with your children and allowing their little mines to explore. Simply “doing” is the best way to teach your children. We lead by example in our everyday life so why not while playing allow them to be involved with learning.

via Mommyhood…..Unscripted: Review AND **GIVEAWAY**…eebee’s adventures.

EeBee Makes Baby Food Baby/Mom Gift | Mom Blogs at MomDot

Eebee’s Adventures (www.eebee.com) the award winning, interactive DVD and Book series for children six months and older, will be releasing the first and ONLY cooking with your baby book ever created. Mix & Mash is the first cookbook and DVD with real recipes for baby-friendly, nutritious snacks that babies can make with their parents.

If you can mash it, smash it, oosh it, goosh it, shake it, coat it, or stir it, your baby can help! Most cookbooks provide recipes for parents to make meals for their children; however Mix & Mash provides yummy recipes that can open the door for real interactive discoveries and begin building a healthy relationship with food and nutrition from the very beginning of childhood.

Check out the creator of Eebee appearing with Eebee the baby on Parents TV

Mix & Mash will be on shelves just in time for everyone’s favorite delicious holiday… Thanksgiving;

What the experts have to say…

“Playful, creative, and smart, eebee’s Mix & Mash adventures is the perfect solution for families who want to start building good nutritional habits from the very beginning.”

– Joy Bauer, M.S., R.D., C.D.N, Nutrition expert for the TODAY Show

“turn everyday moments into learning opportunities for your baby . . .”

– Baby Talk magazine

“Toddlers will be enthralled . . .”

– Parenting magazine

“Must See, Must Do, Must Have . . .”

– Parents magazine

MORE INFO: Eebee’s adventures (www.eebee.com) is an award winning, interactive DVD and Book series for children six months and older, encouraging parents to interact with their babies, work together and learn through play. Watching and, importantly, “doing” Eebee’s adventures allows parents and their babies to see and learn first-hand what happens when you explore a crinkly, crunchy, smooth and bumpy paper mountain or roll, bounce, bop, bang, slide and toss your way around a world of balls and ramps. The series is based around baby Eebee, a puppet, who interacts with adults as they experience numerous adventures together such as water play, rolling a ball, sliding a block, etc.

More information on Cooking with your Baby Here

via EeBee Makes Baby Food Baby/Mom Gift | Mom Blogs at MomDot.

eebee’s Mix&Mash adventures in the Kitchen for Baby & You

SQUEEZE THE MOMENT

“Playful, creative, and smart, eebee’s Mix&Mash adventures is the perfect solution for families who want to start building good nutritional habits from the very beginning,”
Joy Bauer, Today Show nutrition expert

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  • The first-ever cooking with your baby book
  • Inspired by the playful idea that if you can mash it, smash it, oosh it, goosh it, shake it, coat it or stir it, your baby can participate in the process of preparing meals
  • More than a collection of mealtime ideas
  • 6 nutritious, simple, hands-on recipes
  • Written in playful rhyme
  • Tasty, tactile, and interactive “cooking” activities and discoveries with real food
  • Deliciously color-coded
  • Oversize baby board book
  • INCLUDES: “how-to” DVD co-produced with Parents TV!
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Now parents of babies and toddlers can play a game, build nutritional skills, and have story time – all while feeding their baby!mixmash3
SQUEEZE THE MOMENT with MIX&MASH


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