what parents tell us

Elisa

In addition to grounding our creative decisions in child development research and best practices in early childhood education, we observed as well as videotaped babies watching early versions of eebee’s adventures and then spoke with their parents about their thoughts on eebee.

eebee inspires Elisa, age 3, to introduce new games and ideas to Elias, age 18-months

“I have to thank you for developing Eebee, our son will be one in just a few days and without him we'd know nothing of Eebee, but the smile and giggles we get from him when he plays with his eebee and watches his videos make's everything we went thru to conceive and fight for his life when he got here so early worth while. I dont think elmo could ever make our son laugh the way Eebee does.” Mandy, mother of Kaeden, age 1

Here are some highlights from our own formative research:

We asked: What do you like most about eebee’s adventures?

Parents responded:

“I like the simplicity. It’s based on what a baby knows and is interested in. It’s on a baby’s level.”

“I like the parallel action between the character, eebee, and the real babies.”

“It’s geared toward his age. Other videos are just too abstract.”

“There’s a great emphasis on language.”

“It can help us to interact. It shows real social interactions.”

We asked: What do you think your child liked most about eebee’s adventures?

Parents responded:

“The puppet.”

“The other babies.”

“The music.”

“Seeing herself in what the puppet and other babies are doing.”

We asked: What makes eebee’s adventures different from other infant videos?

Parents responded:

“It’s cozier. It shows human interactions and natural human relationships.”

“It’s on the baby’s level. It’s not pushy. It’s not asking them to be a genius. It’s not projecting adult skills. It presents concepts they know and understand.”

“I’ve never seen anything that is so specific for this age.”

“It’s the first one where kids are doing things, where my child can do things, too.”

“It focuses on the parent-child interaction.”

“It’s about people not objects. It has social interactions. It uses things from around the house. It’s easy to do it yourself.”

And here’s what we’ve heard from families that have already gone on an adventure with eebee:

My 1-year old niece, Meaghan, was calling for eebee and a ball very quickly into watching the “On a Roll” adventure. She wanted to play along. When her older brother entered the room, he looked at the screen, described the action, quickly produced a ball, and taking his cues from eebee, began to play along with his sister. What a great and unexpected benefit!
Audrey, NJ

My daughter, Darby, asked for a flashlight as soon as the flashlight sequence was over. She has been playing with it for the past twenty minutes. She wanted to point it on Olive just like when it was on Eebee's hand. She showed me the circle on the wall and how it could swirl all around. She showed me how she could point it both short and far distances. She HID the light by putting the flashlight light-down on the coffee table. She said: "where's the light? There it is" about 4 times in a row. Then all of a sudden she was going camping.”
Kristy, Queens, NY

I have just watched "All in a Day's Play," "Exploring Real Stuff," and "Figuring Things Out." From the really lovely introductions and theme song through the various parts of the DVDs, not only was my interest held, but the experience elicited a million memories of my own daughter when she was that age. (She's now 23!)

I'm interested in "eebee's" sounds — all of which are so believable
that I found myself wondering if you had taped a real infant and then layered in that sound on the “eebee” footage. The real infants make very few sounds — or at least fewer than I remember my daughter making — but they do chime in during the sing-a-long and at other times. But that aside, there is no question that the infants are engaged in the activities. The intent on their faces, and that ineffable joy that ONLY infants have, make it clear that there is good stuff going on here.

I'm not entirely sure whether you've created these dvds as "instructional" programs for new parents or if you want infants to watch them. Maybe both. I'm not in a good position to know whether infants can and would watch, but there is no question that new parents will "get it" . . . And love it!

The color palette in the programs is gorgeous, and "eebee" is an adorable puppet. As I went through the DVD's, they seemed to get more complex and textured in what they were trying to convey, and it also seemed to me that the music -- which is excellent -- got stronger and stronger. The whole thing really works.

It might just be that a set of these DVD's will become my standard "baby shower" gift to all new parents.

Congratulations!!!!!

Ronald Thorpe
Westport, CT

You gave me one of the eebee sampler DVD's for my daughter to view. I told you I would let you know how her reaction was...she loves it.

Delaney has been very into Baby Einstein as well as the Fisher Price Baby's Day products. I played the eebee DVD and it has now become one of her favorites. She responds very well to parts that have music. She will sit through the whole thing which is highly unusual for her. She is very active, curious and headstrong. She turned 11 months old today and we look forward to growing with this product.

I would be very interested in future products as well as joining your focus group.

Claudette
Atlanta, GA

The DVD arrived yesterday and the girls loved it. We have most of the Baby Einstein videos, which the girls enjoy too, but from a teacher's stand point I know that kids learn from actually doing, not just seeing and hearing, this video incorporates all the learning styles by providing ideas for parents on interactive play. In the “school business” we'd call it multimodality learning, and that's how kids learn best. The Baby Einstein videos are missing that kinesthetic piece. So thank from all of us. Cayla and Iris will be watching Eebee over and over...gee, I'm not sure if I should be thanking you then:) I'll be dreaming about Eebee:) Also like that Eebee is all the colors of the rainbow, multicultural, very PC :).

Raina, mom of 8-month twins, NY

Hi,

I'm a teacher and new mom. I have a six month old who just loves eebee. I rarely have the T.V. on, however, as I was checking out the Kids section on our Comcast OnDemand, I discovered eebee's Beat. This 7 minute program caught my daughter's attention immediately. She was smiling and laughing throughout the whole program. She loves the theme song as well! I agree with your philosophy and the approach you have for babies. I have purchased 3 of your DVD's and hope you continue to make more!

Thank you,
Barbara
CA

My grandson is 1 1/2 years old, his name is David. I found the Eebee programs in my Comcast Cable “On Demand” Section. I often try to find programs that are not only entertaining for my grandson when he comes over, but also programs where he can learn. I've tried many shows like Baby Bumblebee, Baby Genius, 1st Impressions, and Brainy Baby, but none seem to grab his attention like Baby Eebee. He comes over 3-4 times a week and the first thing he says to me is “Papa - Ball” and he points to the T.V. That's the signal that he wants to watch your programs. After the individual program is over he let's me know that he wants to see it again by saying “more... more... more...,” over and over agin until I program the next one.

Thank you
Armando
NJ

We recieved the sampler and he watched it all the way to the end as soon as I put it in. He is a very active 22 month old and when it came on for a second time he went got every ball he could find and begain to roll them down a sturdy piece of cardboard against the coffee table. He loves it and asks for it by name. I can't wait to order the others so we can learn more and more! If there are any focus groups you are doing I would love to be a part of them! Teaching him and getting that light bulb moment makes my day!

Thank you very much for making a wonderful product from,

Angel, Mike and Michael
NY

My son (20 months) is an avid Eebee fan. So much so, that eebee was one of the first words my son said. I first learned about eebee on Magrack, through Mediacom and we have been an eebee home every since. I was wondering if you had merchandise other than video’s…such as dolls. My husband and I are trying to master bedtime, and thought since Stone took so much comfort watching eebee, a doll may really assist us. Please advise. Thanks!

I would love to be part of eebee, anyway I can. Stone loves to play with shadows, flashlights, cereal, balls, and paper just like eebee. Although I must admit, dancing to “eebee’s song” is one of my favorites!!!! It is to the point, when Stone is tired or not feeling well, all we do is sing eebee eebee eebee eebee baby….and the smiles return. My husband is a police officer in our home town, and works a lot with the Department of Human Services. Yep, they already know about eebee. I come in contact with a lot of mom’s working out of their home. One of my friends has a little girl that was sick, and would not let her mother put her down. I told her about eebee….and she is hooked. I received a call from a crying mom saying thank you!!!!

My son goes to the largest day care in town, and they know about eebee as well. (Can you tell, anyone who will stay put long enough for me to tell about eebee…I do.) In fact, my son spent the night in the hospital, and all he wanted was eebee. So, we told the nurses at Blank Hospital at Iowa Methodist Medical Center, and they are very interested in getting eebee for other children to watch. The last “adventure” when eebee was reading books, diving into the pages and reading between the lines, has taught my son where his eyes, nose, ears and hair are. And his great grandmother, who is the hardest person to please, loves eebee, which in itself is a huge compliment. If there is anything I can do to help eebee, please let me know.

Debra, mom of 20 month old, Iowa

Dear eebee baby:

My 12 month old daughter Serenity watches your eebee shows EVERY DAY on ON DEMAND through Comcast cable. They are by far the best baby development videos out there, we have gone through every other brand and she will scream and cry if I even think about putting on a different video. Not only does Eebee make her smile, but I have noticed since she began watching the videos at 6 months, that she uses the ideas and concepts in everyday life, after your pouring video she began to put stuff around the house in empty glasses/cups and pour it back out. After your paper tearing video she began taking toilet paper, napkins, paper towels, whatever and tearing it in half while she peeks through the rip. After your peek a boo video at only 6 moth she was actively playing peek a boo with her own blanket. She has learned EVERY SINGLE one of her core skills from watching eebee baby and has demonstrated all of these to us from hide and seek, to banging blocks together, to speaking her first words. From the time that video goes on to the time it ends her eyes do not blink once, no matter what else is going on. We have just ordered her eebee doll from www.fao.com and it should be to us in 2 more days. Thank you for creating such a great learning tool and by far the best baby dvds/shows on the market, please continue to create these videos and make them available on comcast ON DEMAND, and on the FAO site for purchase. Thanks again. –Daddy

Today We received the Eebee t-shirt. Liam loved it. He smiled at the shirt, hugged it when he let it go so we could put it on and then he kept rubbing his belly and smiling. About 3 months ago I was going through our demand channels and i ran across it on Kids rack. Liam and I have been hooked since. He loves the songs they are soft and soothing and not so in his face as some can be. I love how he has learned to associate eebee play in his own environment. We have also incorporated his name into the Eebee theme song and we giggles when he hears it. I am not a great fan on children being hooked on tv shows but one that interacts with children instead of them being mere spectators is a blessing to parents, Being a mom of four ranging in years 23 yrs to 11 months believe me when I say I've seen it all and by far EEbee is the very best !!! --Barb Valentin and Little Liam too

My son Luke started watching Eebee at 4 months. (now 6) I could not believe my eyes when he smiled every time Eebee came on and cried when Eebee went away. He watches Eebee everyday on Comcast on-demand and it just puts the biggest smile on his face. It just amazed us that a 4 month infant could understand and cry like crazy when Eebee when away, then just stop when Eebee came back.

We really think you guys created the perfect infant/child program to watch. Its learning method is so eye catching to all. Luke is now 6 months and we feel he has picked up so many learning tools from the show. Thank you for creating such a wonderful show!---The Bergdorf's in Sacramento, CA

Hi, this is Alyssa's mommy. My daughter is 17 months old. I discovered Eebee in Comcast On Demand. I was looking for something that would keep her attention. She wasn't big on kids TV shows like Baby Einstein, things like that, but Eebee grabbed her attention and kept it. I was amazed at how fascinated she was by the show, she wants to watch them all the time. It’s kind of funny because whenever she hears the welcome music for “On Demand” she assumes its time for Eebee.

I am very pleased with your program! It is very colorful, interactive and educational, perfect for the baby to toddler transition. My daughter dances when they dance, dances with me during the I'm Dancing song in the “Eebees Beat” show. She plays with the laundry, pots and pans, and the lights. She loves to play along with Eebee and the other babies. My son took an interest as well, though he is six years old, he enjoys playing with his sister during her little learning moments.

I have told many people about Eebee, even showed my friends and family when they are over. We intend on buying the DVD's and the Eebee doll as well. We only wish that this product was more available. Online seems to be the only place to buy, and we usually don't make purchases online. I sincerely hope you can get more publicity for Eebee maybe even a show on Nick Jr. I would do anything to help you with that, even if it is just “spreading the word” I think this is a wonderful show. I do hope to see Eebee in the stores one day, so Alyssa and other babies can see a lot more of Eebee. I think she will be a Big Hit. Move over Baby Einstein... Eebee’s coming to town...

We have actually used quite a few ideas from the DVD's we bought. I've given him plastic bowls and measuring cups to fill with cheerios or to bang (making music). I've used the different colored papers to rip or make noise. You really have a great imagination. I have spoke of eebee's adventures to several moms already and will continue to do so, it's my pleasure. Connor has expressed a lot of interest in meeting eebee.

I really like the way you use everyday items, things that we would never think of, to stir my child’s imagination.

First and foremost, Connor loves the song. The minute he hears it he just stops what he's doing (including crying) to see the show. Then he just stays glued to the tv when it's on. eebee himself is extremely adorable and the sounds he makes are so cute.

We usually just watch the program then do the activities when it's not on.

I really haven't seen anything like eebee, that's why it was so appealing to me. Being a new Mom, I can use all the ideas I can get to play with Connor. -- Priscilla Pena

My name is Faith Viot, my daughter Chloe is 20 months old & has been watching eebee for months. we discovered the show on the on demand channel with cable & eebee has mesmerized her since. I think the concept of simple natural play is a great idea for babies because when babies first start playing & discovering thing's they look for shapes & colors & how things feel & sound, they don't know the difference between a cardboard box & an expensive toy that you buy in a store. Eeebee shows babies that it is ok to fall down & it is ok not to know how to stack things right away so they can learn to try again. The show is not just about eebee the character, it is about the babies learning & playing with bright colors & simple balls & pillows that you have right in your own house, you don't have to go run out & buy everything you see on the show. My daughter Chloe started watching at about 10 months old, she would stop everything when I put the show on & sit & watch, & now she knows what the other kids are going to do before they do it & mimicking them. I thing you are doing a wonderful job & I have alot of friends with babies & I told them all about the show & every one of them has the same reaction, so keep up the great job! Thanks.

Hi, I'm going to be throwing my daughter a 2 year old birthday party in October and I'm wondering if there are any party favors or eebee toys that
I can buy for her party-if not will anything be coming out soon? Thank you and we love your show,
Emilee Rueda

A couple of weeks ago my 15 year old stepdaughter came upon your show on on cable's on demand listing. We turned it on and my 6 month old daughter was mesmerized by eebee. We have watched it over and over again. Where can I find eebee products in the stores? What a great learning tool for her as she loves music and clapping her hands and having a good time with eebee.

My daughter loves the music and clapping, seeing other babies and loves watching what eebee does.

We do play along with the show. Yes we have done some of the adventures when the the tv was not on, for instance we began looking in the mirror as eebee had done and making faces and different sounds. Also we are playing music for her and she loves it when we sing to her, especially eebee's theme song.

Even though she is only 6 months old, she loves to clap with eebee to the music, make faces and she tries to makes some of the sounds that eebee has made.

I have seen other programs and videos for babies but none of them really have the interaction with the babies/adults that eebee has. Also, i believe eebee is so age appropriate for the babies. With other programs/videos some of the material is too advanced for small babies.

A friend of mine has twin 11 month old girls and i, as matter of fact, told her about your website last night and all about the videos.

Coincidently, in our house, which consists of me and my husband, our 21 year old son and 15 year old daughter (they are my stepchildren), my 60-ish Mother inlaw & my 70 year old Father in law whenever eebee is turned on everyone gathers around the baby and we play along with eebee and sing and clap along with eebee and the Samantha (my daughter).

Please feel free to contact me any time with updates or questions as Samantha and I will continue to watch. Thank you again for a great show---Laura Fischer

My husband and I both love Eebee and our daughter, Kaitlin, is truly in love with Eebee. We can't wait for the doll to come out.
I have attached a couple of photos of the family (and more later once she is cuddling with her Eebee doll).
We can't wait for Eebee to “make it big” !! Thank you for making a product/show that is truly geared towards infants/toddlers that is more than just listening to Mozart ;-)
I like that Eebee sounds just like an infant/toddler which I feel children at that stage can relate to. He makes all the sounds that Kaitlin does which helps her to connect more to the character. I also like the calmness of the approach (it's not loud and crazy stuff - it's calm and I think it helps to keep Kaitlin relaxed while watching).
We sing the Eebee song ALL THE TIME (it gets stuck in our heads) ;-) I started singing the variations of the song like they do in the Laundry List show at other times in our day. We also dance to the music together when watching the show.
I think that Eebee is very unique and different than anything out there that I've seen. It is very geared towards regular everyday children doing regular everyday tasks. It's very basic which helps children learn and focus and does not need to do any more than that to make it interesting and fun.
Take care and we hope to hear more from you soon about these exciting adventures !!Allyson Auster (and Chris and Kaitlin too)

I received the videos. Thank you. I put it on for all to watch immediately. My 14 month old could not keep his eyes off the screen. He especially loved to watch the other babies in action. We loved the overall wholesome appearance of the video, the colorful background and the simplicity of the activities. We even imitated some of the games as we watched. I also loved the play by play portion of the video. Even after 5 kids, there’s always more to learn.

My son Stone (20 mths) is an avid Eebee fan. So much so, that eebee was one of the first words my son said. I first learned about eebee on Magrack, through Mediacom and we have been an eebee home every since. My husband and I are trying to master bedtime, and thought since Stone took so much comfort watching eebee, a doll may really assist us. Please advise. Thanks!

I would love to part of eebee, anyway I can. Stone loves to play with shadows, flashlights, cereal, balls, and paper just like eebee. Although I must admit, dancing to “eebee’s song” is one of my favorites!!!! It is to the point, when Stone is tired or not feeling well, all we do is sing eebee eebee eebee eebee baby….and the smiles return. My husband is a police officer in our home town, and works a lot with the Department of Human Services. Yep, they already know about eebee. I come in contact with a lot of mom’s working out of their home. One of my friends has a little girl that was sick, and would not let her mother put her down. I told her about eebee….and she is hooked. I received a call from a crying mom saying thank you!!!!

As far as the DVD sampler discs - that would be great. My son goes to the largest day care in town, and they know about eebee as well. (Can you tell, anyone who will stay put long enough for me to tell about eebee…I do) In fact, my son spent the night in the hospital, and all he wanted was eebee. So, we told the nurses at Blank Hospital at Iowa Methodist Medical Center, and they are very interested in getting eebee for other children to watch.

The last “adventure” when eebee was reading books, diving into the pages and reading between the lines, has taught Stone where his eyes, nose, ears and hair are. And his great grandmother, who is the hardest person to please, loves eebee, which in itself is a huge compliment. If there is anything I can do to help eebee, please let me know.
Debi Jepson

Gave my Grandson his Eebee doll when he came for a visit. He has watched Eebee from 3 weeks of his life. Eebee is his LIFE. Whenever he cried if we turned Eebee on and it was a instant quiet. In the first picture we set it up and played eebee with him the second picture we turned eebee on and what do you know...his world ended with playing. Eebee is his life! lol We cannot thank you enough for making Eebee. I tease my daughter and tell her that my grandson watches so much eebee he is now starting to look like eebee without the hair. lol Do you sell the eebee book? We have the DVD's & Doll and now are waiting for the book to come out. Grandmom here try's to set it up with Cheerio's and all to play Eebee with Bryce. Please let us know when Eebee is coming to NJ or Fla or NY . Thank You

Hi! My name is Gladys and I have an autistic 4 year old daughter who absolutely loves Eebee. She is so inspired by this character and the program on TV. I was wondering if there is an Eebee doll available for purchase or any other products from the program. I've seen the dvd's (videos). I'd be interested in subscriptions to newsletters or anything else pertaining to this character/program.

Eebee is not only for infants or toddlers. Pre-schoolers love this character too! Thank you for creating this for our loved ones.

My daughter's response: She dances as soon as she sees the intro coming on, and Eebee holds her attention. My older children and I also benefited by having more ideas of what to play with her by watching the DVD's.

It has given us great new ideas that we would have never thought of otherwise.

We have 2 other children 8 and 14 years. They both love singing the Eebee song to the little one and have also learned new ways to play with her.

We also watched Baby Einstein. Einstein held her interest earlier and she's much more animated when watching Eebee. ---Julie Lewis

I am a parent of child who adores eebee. I would like to know do you have dolls of eebee.He is 10 months and he been watching it snice he was 6 months. I would love to buy him a doll for his birthday or Christmas(they are both in the same month). -- Rakim Islam

Just wanted to e-mail and say that we love eebee adventures!
My 5 1/2 month old son Benjamin Gaetan loves watching eebee. Can't wait to get the doll. --Kristi Ettien

We found Eebee by accident on kids-on demand when she was about 4 months old and she has been hooked ever since. Sarah is 71/2 months old.

We have purchased all 3 Eebee dvds and plan to purchase any new episodes. I love that it shows the children interacting with Eebee and doing the activities with the adults too. It is refreshing to see the adult and child playing together. (The disembodied hands on the Baby Einstein videos were a little creepy to me J)

Sarah loves Eebee. When the video is on she smiles and laughs and seems mesmerized by the music and colors and Eebee of course! We often play along with the dvds. She likes “bang, bang, clap, clap” the best and has tried many of the activities. I think the dvd gives her the incentive to try new things. Eebee time is built into our routine everyday.I see her trying to play bang bang clap clap a lot. She also likes to play with balls after watching Eebee.

Sarah is our first child but I find myself singing the songs and ready to play the games with her when Eebee is on! So no other children to watch Eebee with her unless you want to count me!
I have seen other programs like Baby Einstein and some other programs on kids on demand and Sarah does not respond to them like Eebee. The Einstein videos that I have seen do not show the children actively participating in the activities. Sarah pretty much ignores them if I put them on. She does like Blue’s clues but is not mesmerized by it as she is by Eebee.
I would be more than willing to share Eebee with others and already have. My sister told me about kids on demand. She had never checked out Eebee. Now my nephew who is almost three likes to watch them. He has mastered these skills already but thinks Eebee is great fun to watch.
I hope this had answered all your questions and I look forward to many more adventures with Eebee. Sarah has watched them countless times but the fun has still not worn out. It’s like they are brand new adventures to her everyday.

Thank you for such an awesome product and character! I think I will be just as excited as Sarah when Eebee gets here!

Thanks again for the info on Eebee and a great learning tool! -- Renee Landen

My daughter is 9months old and loves eebee, she dances and goes crazy when i put eebee on the television. I was just wondering if you have auditions for children to have a chance to be on the tv show. --Jamie Hubal

I'm a middle school French teacher (on maternity leave) and am always fascinated by the reasearch done in developing kid's products. In fact, I researched every item before my son was born from sheets to strollers! Professionaly, I'm interested in language acquisition and never pass up an opportunity to attend a lecture or seminar ( although these days I experience it first hand for I have a very talkative 22 month old and a 10 week old baby). I like that the show is not a cartoon. My son loves to watch and play with other kids. I also like that everyday household products are used. I think it's also great that you show a diverse group of kids from different ethnic backgrounds. Eebee is more normal! The teletubbies are just too bizarre. Gavin does like to watch Jay Jay the Jet plane and Thomas the Train. I barely tolerate them - the faces on the planes and trains “freak” me out. Anyway, after I put them on he loses interest. Eebee is actually one of the shows that he will watch. It almost as though you can see him thinking when he watches it.
I look forward to receiving the DVD's - they'll be going on vacation with us in several weeks. Also, I can't wait for the Eebee doll. Best of luck with the show. Have you ever considered a CD?
Sincerely,
Suzanne McAnally

My Grand Baby, Lucy, absolutely loves eebee, we can't wait for the doll. I would like to know where or what kind of blocks you are using on the show. By the way our favorite is the first one where the music starts and stops. She squeals with Joy when Eebee comes on!
Lucy sings the eebee baby song all the time! I wish the products were all for sale. The Blocks and the Containers are great. Whenever I want to thrill “Lucy” to the point of squealing, I pull out the cheerios and pour them out on her table!
Her favorite show (which isn't on anymore) is the one where they play Start and Stop with the music. We have laughed till we cried, watching Lucy Start and Stop!

Eebee is very different. Even though Eebee is a puppet, the interaction with the real MOM, and the other children bring it into reality. The learning tools are clear without all the busy stuff which usually goes on with other children programs.

If I had a disc I would show it at Church in the nursery. It is astounding watching the children react for the very 1st time. By the 2nd show you know its great by watching the children react with squeals of JOY. I Love it! --- Jana Childs

I like how easy it is to play along with my 11 month old son. It encourages him to explore his surroundings, and teaches me how to do that with him. As a first time mom, it is very important to me to soak up all the knowledge I can about how to teach my child.

He loves the music, eebee's Beat was the first episode we watched and he immediately wanted to dance along with the show. He also likes watching eebee and the babies doing the same things that he's doing.

We always play along when we watch the show on demand. And then I take what we learn during each episode and work variations on the activities into our daily play.

He imitates the actions of the puppet and babies on the show. And of course laughs.

I like how eebee is based more on activity and less just on visual stimulation. Now that my son is older Baby Einstein doesn't interest him as much because it focuses so much more on just visual cues to baby.

My best friend has a son just one month younger than my own, and I told her about eebee and she updated her cable package to include On Demand so now her son can enjoy eebee as well. I would hands down recommend it to anyone.

Eebee is sweet and gentle, The music is great and calming, I sing the adventure song to my baby(17 months) when we take walks together in the woods. He loves it!!!- Also the interactions with the mommy are very sweet. I like eebee's mom/babysitter.
He pays the most attention when there is music with singing. He likes the shadow play, especially when eebee seems excited by it..
I do sing the songs to my son- also, it gives me ideas for ex, I will get a flashlight sometime to play with.
He practices saying eebee baby!!
I didnt like what I saw of baby einstein videos actually. They sometimes act there is one answer to an open ended question. For example, they match a cows front and behind with a puzzle, but even though maybe a pigs behind will fit in the same place, they say its wrong. - I think they are two rigid for little kids. I like eebee. I want to encourage my son to think creatively and for himself, and eebee is non-imposing. It is also creative, educational and encourage cooperative supportive interaction between people.

Good morning, thank you for responding. We have on demand on our cable now and just started going thru the different listings for kids, Isabella is 10 months today, anyway, I just happen to click on Eebee and she was just mesmerized, it was so cute, and eventually she started dancing and then we noticed when she would hear music, she would start shaking her head, then we realized it was from the show, actually we just realized that that particular video is no longer on, that was the one that was the music/dancing one, anyway, Eebee is truly wonderful.

As soon as the music starts, her little head and body just start rocking away. Anyway, I will watch for the doll, I think that would be so wonderful; the show is definitely a hit in our family and everyone I chat with with kids I share the info. -- Susan M. Estes

I noticed your program on the “On-Demand” feature from my digital cable. I was searching to see what was out there and Ethan, my soon-to-be 2-year-old was hooked practically right away. He even asks to watch eebee by saying “bebee bebee” when he sees the tv remote. He loves the opening music and the interaction between eebee and the main character. I thought the show was cute the first time I watched it, so I don’t mind watching it over and over with Ethan. He seems to mimic their activities (with the blocks and balls down ramps).

I have told my sister about this show and showed her how to get to it. Thanks, Debbie

I saw Eebee on cable TV one day. I gained so many ideas from the short show (approx. 15 min long) that I got on Amazon to see if there were videos available. My 3 year old daughter has watched all 3 videos with me. I thought it would be a good idea for both of us to watch it so she can get ideas too since she's the “big sister” and plays with my 4 month old a lot. Not sure if there's move videos Eebee, but the 3 I have are: All in a Days Play, Figuring things out, and Exploring real stuff. I think they're fantastic. That is why I wrote in to ask if there's something similar for preschoolers. I run out of ideas of what to do with a 3 year old. She wants to play all the time and I want to provide meaningful “fun time” with her. Would love suggestions. Thanks. Sue.

The DVD arrived yesterday and the girls loved it. We have most of the Baby Einstein videos, which the girls enjoy too, but from a teacher's stand point I know that kids learn from actually doing, not just seeing and hearing, this video incorporates all the learning styles by providing ideas for parents on interactive play. In the “school business” we'd call it multimodality learning, and that's how kids learn best. The Baby Einstein videos are missing that kinesthetic piece. So thank from all of us. Cayla and Iris will be watching Eebee over and over...gee, I'm not sure if I should be thanking you then:) I'll be dreaming about Eebee:) Also like that Eebee is all the colors of the rainbow, multicultural, very PC :). -- Raina, mom of 8-month twins, NY

I'm a teacher and new mom. I have a six month old who just loves eebee. I rarely have the T.V. on, however, as I was checking out the Kids section on our Comcast OnDemand, I discovered eebee's Beat. This 7 minute program caught my daughter's attention immediately. She was smiling and laughing throughout the whole program. She loves the theme song as well! I agree with your philosophy and the approach you have for babies. I have purchased 3 of your DVD's and hope you continue to make more! Thank you,
Barbara.

I purchased all 3 of the Eebee Adventure DVDs and love them for my 4 1/2 month daughter. They are teaching me how to “play” and not feel like I have to be teaching all the time.

I have a question regarding my other daughter who is 3 1/2 years old. I need help in learning how to “play” with her. I didn't have a lot of play in my childhood because my mother was ill my whole childhood so I had to grow up quick. I think that is why I struggle on how to just play with her. Any suggestions. I'd love to have wonderful concrete ideas for her just like Eebee is teaching me for my 4 month old. Thank you so much. Sue

Hi! My name is Jessica J.W. Baker, and my daughter Emily and I wrote to you when Comcast accidentally misplaced eebee OnDemand earlier this year.

I just wanted to let you know that Emily's birthday is coming up, and we're planning to have an eebee-themed party!! :) We'll be playing in activities based on the DVDs, including balls, blocks, cereal, personal picture books, etc.

You've truly created a WONDERFUL program, and we thank you again and again.

All the best,
Jessica J.W. Baker (and Emily A. Baker...“EB!”)

I like the interaction that eebee has with Kristy.

eebee stays focused, unlike real babies which, in return, helps my daughter to focus. It reminds me of hanging out with my daughter during our play time.
When she watches your show she points at the TV like she is trying to show me something or she will clap when someone on the show is clapping. This is one of the few shows that has my daughter's undivided attention.

I BRAG about your show.
With eebee, the show is teaching my child by example. One on one
interaction, that, for one, is what I like. Becca H.

I like how easy it is to play along with my son. eebee’s adventures encourages him to explore his surroundings, and teaches me how to do that with him. As a first time mom, it is very important to me to soak up all the knowledge I can about how to teach my child.

My son loves the music, eebee's Beat was the first episode we watched and he immediately wanted to dance along with the show. He also likes watching eebee and the babies doing the same things that he's doing.

Yes. We always play along when we watch the show on demand. And then I take what we learn during each episode and work variations on the activities into our daily play. During or after viewing, I see my son imitating the actions of the puppet and babies on the show. And of course laughing.

I like how eebee is based more on activity and less just on visual stimulation. Now that my son is older Baby Einstein doesn't interest him as much because it focuses so much more on just visual cues to baby. Emily K.

I like that Sean can relate to eebee the way he would another baby. Ebee is on his level, they’re learning the same things, along with the other babies on the videos.
And eebee’s adventures isn’t selling to them. The first time I saw baby Einstein, my first thought was that it’s one long commercial set to Mozart. And frankly, I could do that myself just by taking video of his toys. I told my sister “he’s too smart for them”. He’s not really interested in Baby Einstein. My sister-in-law raves over them but she hasn’t met Ebee yet : )
I also like that eebee’s Adventures teaches parents (and older siblings) how to play with their babies, that some of the best toys don’t need batteries and it’s ok to make a mess.

My other kids, David, 14 and Michael, 16 have both watched eebee with Sean at one time or another and most of the time, expecially David, they end up doing something from the show, which starts during and extends to after the show is over. I have video of David and Sean banging on pots. “I’m making music, my own way…” .

we have some baby Einstein but Sean isn’t so interested in them. I’m glad in a way, partly because there is no interaction. He can sit and watch it spiral-eyed and do nothing. it’s like flash cards for babies. I like that eebee takes the same information (say a color) and presents it within language that you would use when talking to your baby. Instead of bombarding him with concepts, eebee gives him practical application.

I would recommend eebee to anybody who’ll listen. I learned a lot of what eebee teaches when going through “early intervention” with my second son who was born with Down syndrome. A lot of what eebee does, we’ve known as Occupational Therapy. When I first saw eebee, I knew it was different from mainstream programs, and that it was the same kind of thing we used to do with David. So I am thrilled about eebee sharing these concepts with typical parents. I wish I had it back when my first was born. After all, a baby is a baby is a baby. –J. Tarantella

I just wanted to send a quick e-mail to once again tell you how much my son, Nicholas enjoys Eebee--he starts to dance once he hears the intro to the show! Like I mentioned, we first encountered your show on Comcast. We picked up the DVD on Sunday--Eebee's Adventures and I love the idea of a picture book of body parts using you baby--I'm going to do that!

As an elementary educator, I really see the value in using the everyday experiences as teachable moments. It's refreshing to see the concept of doing as learning rather than just having our children be passive watchers. Your show is so age-appropriate for my 9-month old. We really enjoy it!--Angela Morgan

My soon-to-be 2-year old grandson is fascinated by Eebee's daily activities. He especially enjoys the Fill-It-Up show in which Eebee and the other toddlers play in shallow tubs containing rice and Cheerios. Not only is the Eebee theme song catchy, but all of the background music and songs. Eebee is a feel good show and we find it to be uplifting and conducive to peace and happiness within our home. –Sharon Roberts

Let us know about the learning adventures eebee inspires for you and your baby. Write to us at: athome@eebee.com