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    that first launched On Demand in 2006 To date eebee s adventures episodes have received more than 3 5 million views On Comcast Cox and Bresnan eebee s adventures is available to all digital customers and can found on their Baby Boost offering of shows that are specifically geared to the 0 2 set The viewer response to eebee s adventures has been phenomenal as we ve gained a strong loyal following to our playful back to basics approach said Gass By encouraging simple and playful parent child interaction and providing creative ideas the adventures have become catalysts for real world play and our eebee fan club has grown exponentially Eebee s popularity has even translated to our new toy line which was sold out in less than two weeks at FAO Lauded by the industry and press for its un Baby Einstein approach each new adventure features eebee the only character ever developed specifically for the infant toddler market real babies and real grown ups actively engaged in rich and varied real world exploration and play The seven new adventures include two water play adventures Fountain of Ideas and Glass Half Full two music and sound adventures The Sounds of Music and Kitchen Band in addition to the debut of eebee s Songbooks which encompasses three eebee music only specials Each Songbook includes 6 songs or musical activities around a theme On The Move songs and games for active toddlers including the favorite eebee s beat segments Splash Sing songs from the latest water and music play adventures and Discovery Songs songs all about everyday explorations Based on the strong response to the original songs in the first season of adventures each new adventures also features an original song representing a range of musical genres including rock jazz and

    Original URL path: http://www.eebee.com/press_releases/unbabyeinstein.html (2016-04-26)
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  • Every Baby Company and FAO Schwarz Announce Strategic Partnerhsip To Bring Innovative Approach To Play With eebee's Adventures™ DVD Series, Exclusive Toys, In-Store Events And More — Pres
    of promotions including eebee themed birthday parties At FAO Schwarz we are committed to carrying the most innovative creative and thoughtful toys and games that have a lasting positive effect on children said Ed Schmults CEO The high quality of eebee s adventures and the strong educational foundation on which these products are based lines up perfectly with our promise to bring parents the best play experience possible With its focus on play experiences not just toys FAO Schwarz is the perfect partner to introduce eebee s adventures to the world said Stephen Gass every baby company president and co creator of eebee s adventures Added eebee s adventures co creator Don Burton every baby company and FAO Schwarz share a philosophy and commitment to making play meaningful which will help the youngest children build the important foundations for a lifetime of learning eebee s adventures helps parents recognize their baby s developmental milestones as well as participate in the learning process while softly leading children on the path to discovery Parents have downloaded more than 2 million episodes of eebee s adventures via On Demand programming episodes that are also available as a DVD series While still in its infancy eebee s adventures has earned numerous awards and praise from parenting and child development experts More information is available at www eebee com About eebee s adventures eebee s adventures is as an award winning and critically acclaimed character based DVD series for children ages 6 months to 36 months and their parents The series features the colorful interactive puppet eebee the only character ever developed specifically for the infant toddler market eebee s adventures aids parents in playtime exploration and discovery with their babies as it focuses on the what when and how s that are important in

    Original URL path: http://www.eebee.com/press_releases/20070625-faopartnership.html (2016-04-26)
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  • eebee’s adventures™: the First Infant Learning Property to Focus on the Real Developmental Skills that Lay the Foundation for All Future Learning — Press
    Gass a leader in the field of children s media educational innovator Don Burton and a panel of expert advisors specializing in early childhood development Designed to encourage a baby s innate curiosity and provide parents with insights into how and what their child is learning the videos are choreographed to spark real world explorations and interactions both during and after viewing that provide the intuitive experiences necessary for the successful development of academic as well as life skills While there are many infant videos that claim to be educational we saw a need for a product that invites parents to have fun that truly meets babies where they are developmentally in a warm playful and essentially human way and that helps them to learn and grow together said every baby company president and co creator Stephen Gass We are excited about the opportunities that these on demand partnerships will bring to introduce the eebee concept to parents and babies eebee s learning adventures are based on real foundational skill building games and activities such as rolling a ball crumpling paper or scaling a pillow mountain Unlike many current infant videos that simply focus on displaying moving objects or on situations beyond the child s experience the content in eebee s adventures is authentic to the baby s own world eebee s adventures focuses on the foundations for learning those new and emerging behaviors that form the basis of a wide range of important and complex social physical and cognitive skills The adventures respect that a baby s learning experience should not start with the alphabet counting or other academic skills but rather with the idea that every baby learns by doing The eebee s adventures series includes three DVD releases targeting six month old to two year old children Exploring Real Stuff eebee and playmates explore a range of materials and everyday objects developed for babies aged six months and up All in a Day s Play The many teachable unplanned and unscripted learning moments that fill a baby s day developed for babies aged six months and up Figuring Things Out What happens when a child s newfound motor skills support his her natural curiosity and interest in making things work and achieving goals developed for babies aged 12 months and up eebee s adventures will be initially sold through amazon com and SonyMusicStore com Sony Wonder is the children s and family division of SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT About SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT is a global recorded music joint venture with a roster of current artists that includes a broad array of local artists and international superstars as well as a vast catalog that comprises some of the most important recordings in history SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT is 50 owned by Bertelsmann A G and 50 owned by Sony Corporation of America About Mag Rack Launched by Rainbow Media in 2001 Mag Rack is the premier on demand television network Mag Rack helps

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  • eebee’s adventures™: the First Infant Learning Property to Focus on the Real Developmental Skills that Lay the Foundation for All Future Learning — Press
    taking eebee s adventures from the screen to the playroom floor Additional background and parenting information is available on the project s web site www eebee com While there are many infant videos that claim to be educational we saw a need for a product that invites parents to have fun that truly meets babies where they are developmentally in a warm playful and essentially human way and that helps them to learn and grow together said every baby company president and co creator Stephen Gass eebee s adventures will launch with three DVD releases targeting six month old to two year old children Exploring Real Stuff eebee and playmates explore a range of materials and everyday objects developed for babies aged six months and up All in a Day s Play The many teachable unplanned and unscripted learning moments that fill a baby s day developed for babies aged six months and up Figuring Things Out What happens when a child s newfound motor skills support his her natural curiosity and interest in making things work and achieving goals developed for babies aged 12 months and up eebee s adventures will be initially sold through amazon com and SonyMusicStore com Babies Eye View of Their World eebee s adventures is shot from a baby s visual and developmental perspective The action is simple but exciting from an infant s point of view The pace is gentle but true to life active Each adventure employs a number of research based techniques that allow infants to focus on the ideas behind the actions and the words that describe them These techniques include showing the context for an action reframing an idea and repeating a process eebee s adventures is careful to show viewers who is speaking and the things about which they are speaking Although listening to Mozart can be calming and watching moving images drift across a screen might be mesmerizing meaningful learning requires an actively engaged child says eebee advisor Dr Kathryn Hirsh Pasek Director of the Infant Language Laboratory at Temple University and author of Einstein Never Used Flashcards eebee is the every baby who like a scientist experiments to learn about the world eebee s adventure s is designed to naturally invite infants into that learning process It lets babies be babies these incredible beings who are wired to learn and recognizes that it s playing with ideas not memorizing them that leads to understanding and growth The Play s the Thing eebee s adventures brings to life eebee moments everyday teachable moments during play which build the foundation for future learning Among the many eebee moments spotlighted in the videos Making music with a spoon and bowl which teaches baby that objects can be tools to accomplish a goal the foundation for complex problem solving abilities and creative thinking Paper play which helps baby explore ideas such as parts and whole more and less bigger and smaller the foundation for conceptual understanding of mathematics Filling and

    Original URL path: http://www.eebee.com/press_releases/20050823-futurelearning.html (2016-04-26)
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  • eebee moments — how to take advantage of those everyday learning opportunities — Press
    together and relate to one another is essential for understanding patterns that make up such symbol systems as letters numbers and shapes as well as for developing strong organizational skills Joining the eebee moment while your baby is working on the logic skills in this play scenario it s a great time for building language skills too Rather than asking questions that the pre verbal child cannot answer just narrate your baby s actions You dropped the red block into the bowl there goes the green ball and boom There s the pink cup It fell onto the red egg Without interrupting your baby s activity if there is a natural place to participate take a turn and drop one of the objects into the container use sound effects be silly and describe what is happening Your child most likely will enjoy your participation anticipate your next move and may even offer you things to drop in making this exploration into a social exchange eebee moment Pouring solids sand grains etc What the baby is doing exploring cause and effect discovering properties of materials and understanding that solids can act like liquids The importance of this moment experts say that sustained investigation of a material results in a deeper understanding and more useable knowledge about the real stuff in the baby s world These types of explorations also can lay the groundwork for future fields of interest Joining the eebee moment filling emptying and transferring stuff can lead to highly practical skills How much of this How little of that Which bag box or toy truck should I use Is this heavy Light Will it squeeze down How does it move Encourage the exploration by introducing tools such as different size bowls cups and funnels that teach babies that the sand etc doesn t stay inside them also try introducing tall things and short things using their size difference to teach babies that it takes more to fill the tall one Talk about what s happening If the grains of sand or rice end up on the floor appreciate the fact that for infants if they pour it back into the big bucket my sand and my water will blend into that source and they will not be able to immediately see or understand what happened Acknowledge what happened the sand made a little hill on the floor and then set the limits sand stays in the container For water provide a bucket to fill for solid material clear a space onto which the baby can pour eebee moment Drumming and banging on objects What the baby is doing exploring physical properties creating patterns appreciating an audience and using objects as tools The importance of this moment experts say that using a tool to accomplish a goal represents an important problem solving milestone Using an object for something other than its intended use a bowl as a drum for example also sets the stage for future creative and flexible thinking

    Original URL path: http://www.eebee.com/press_releases/200508-parenting-tips.html (2016-04-26)
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  • Behind the Music... Mozart Not In Tune with How Babies Learn and Gro
    Hirsh Pasek Children are scientists They need time to explore and sometimes that s even more important than getting the right answer If we want to build a generation of creative problem solvers we must allow our children from infancy on to explore experiment and play It s All About Play eebee s adventures is based on the concept that it s the everyday teachable moments during play which build the foundation for future learning When children play they re in a particular state of mind They are more relaxed They are more focused They let one act set the stage for the next act We often hear experience is the best teacher but it s not really It s reflection on experience that s the best teacher and it s these little ordinary moments What you re doing is over time you re helping the child to see Oh here it is again You know last time I did that I had this problem and now I remember and yada yada yada So I think that s how they build over time and develop intelligence George E Forman Ph D Emeritus Professor University of Massachusetts and CEO Videatives Inc Play is the work of babies Babies need opportunities to explore their environment through play If situations are set up in which kids are encouraged to play that s how they re going to learn things They are going to experiment try things out They are going to look at things in different ways and we need to allow them time to explore and follow their lead rather than say ok now it s 8 o clock and it s structured academic time Deborah Linebarger Ph D Assistant Professor Annenberg School for Communication University of Pennsylvania Children learn through play Play equals learning A six month old s play is not what you d expect It s sticking your hands into a sink and getting them wet and realizing that you can make a puddle somewhere else in the room Six month old play is crawling on the couch and feeling what the texture of the couch is and the different kinds of fabric Six month old play is finding an object under a towel Six month old play is peek a boo Kathryn Hirsh Pasek Ph D Director of the Infant Language Laboratory Temple University Behind the Moments Grounded in the latest infant research and early education practices every aspect of eebee s adventures from staging and props to parent interaction and the design of the puppet itself is carefully attuned to the ways in which infants actually learn Among expert insight and review I think the features that distinguish eebee s adventures or set it apart from other kinds of media are the attention to the curriculum that it has and making sure that the practices that both the play partner and eebee do are both evidenced based practices meaning there s research that says this is what

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  • Creator Bios — Press
    Noggin Saatchi Saatchi Sesame Workshop Simon Schuster and Tiger Electronics Gass served as co director of the Markle Foundation Forum on Children and Media a project created to encourage a positive flow of information and ideas between leaders in the fields of media development and production marketing retailing child development health and education He is an adjunct faculty member at New York University s Tisch School of the Arts where he teaches a course on child development and interactive design In addition Gass is a member of both the Education Committee at PBS affiliate WNET TV in New York as well as the board of trustees of the Toy Industry Foundation Gass received a B A in psychology from New York University an M A in developmental psychology from Teachers College Columbia University and completed work toward a Ph D in educational psychology at The City University of New York Don Burton Don Burton has been creating educational innovations for consumer markets for more than a decade He was head of business development for Disney Educational Productions a Walt Disney Company initiative to enter the formal core curriculum markets of pre K through 3rd grade with multiple media integrated educational products that could be sold both into the school and the home He developed strategies for the video print online and kit product lines and the business unit He worked extensively with creative producers and Imagineers to understand and apply the educational principles and learning differentiation sought by Disney s new brand of offerings He then founded ParentPartners a creative Internet start up focused on learning growth and development issues The company signed up almost 100 000 members before it was sold to The Washington Post and Kaplan Education in 1999 Shortly thereafter he joined the Global Education Network GEN

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  • Advisor Bios — Press
    Dr Roberta Golinkoff entitled How Babies Talk New York Dutton Penguin 2000 received wide acclaim and has been translated into Italian German French and Spanish Her recent book Einstein Never Used Flashcards How Our Children Really Learn and Why They Need to Play More and Memorize Less Rodale Books won the prestigious Books for Better Life Award as the best psychology book in 2003 The book speaks to ways in which scientific findings in child development literature can translate into educational practice Professor Hirsh Pasek has published 100 professional articles and has given over 80 invited lectures around the world Her research is funded by the National Science Foundation and the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development NICHD She is a Fellow to the American Psychological Association and the American Psychological Society and also serves as the Associate Editor of Child Development the leading journal in her field as well as treasurer of the International Association for Infant Studies Kathy has a strong interest in bridging the gap between research and application To that end she served as an investigator on the NICHD Study of Early Child Care and is on the research council for America s Promise an organization started by Colin Powell She has been a spokesperson on early development for national magazines and newspapers The New York Times People U S News World Report Newsweek Parents Parenting radio NPR and television The View Good Morning America 20 20 ABC News The Early Show on CBS and is a consultant for Fisher Price Toys Highlights K NEX The Cartoon Network and a host of children s museums across North America Finally she is co founder of An Ethical Start a curricular program in moral development for children ages three through five This program created for the

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