First let me give you some information on the 3 DVD's we were sent. This information is taken directly from www.eebee.com and my personal review will be at the bottom of this post.
In this series of adventures, EXPLORING REAL STUFF, 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.
The many teachable, unplanned and unscripted learning moments that fill a baby’s day are the inspiration for ALL IN A DAY’S PLAY. 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.”
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 MINUTE I opened the package from The Every Baby Company and Olivia saw the DVD's she wanted to watch them. I gladly obliged and put in eebee's adventures- Figuring Things Out!. Olivia watched the entire DVD, start to finish, and loved it. She has since watched the entire series over the past couple weeks and really enjoyed all 3 discs. She likes to dance to the music and she loves watching the "babies on TV". Even my sons will stop and watch eebee once in awhile and all three kids find the eebee puppet fascinating. Olivia watches with a smile on her face the whole time :)
I have been very impressed with this series. I love how it is really a learning tool for parents as well as fun for kids to watch. It shows how everyday objects can be used to entertain and teach your baby - no expensive toys needed! One of the quotes on the back cover of the DVD says
"Much more engaging than typical DVD's aimed at cultivating geniuses, this is a guide for cultivating good parents."- Parent's Choice Foundation
I heartily agree with that quote. These DVD's are super down to earth and practical and full of activities and ideas ANY parent or caregiver can use every day.
I remember when Aiden was a new baby I would sometimes find myself wondering what on earth to do with him... he was fed, clothed, cuddled,.. now what? How did I entertain this fascinating creature before me? I hadn't had a whole lot of baby experience before Aiden was born and I really could have used these DVD's! I thought we had to have bright shiny noisy toys to keep him entertained and I felt all sorts of pressure to "stimulate" his brain and turn him into a genius or something. It took me forever to learn that he was just as happy to play with a plastic bowl and wooden spoon and stacking blocks was plenty stimulating enough! :)