Hi and thanks for stopping by!
Our story is simple. Miss AshLee, a gifted educator and mom of two spitfire little girls had an idea rolling around in that creative brain of hers. She imagined a play center that kids would fall in love with and parents could easily use to encourage play. That idea sprouted and evolved into Hide-a-boo Hideouts. Colorful, fun and outright glee-inducing card table forts that are a home base for adventure and creative play.
Play is AMAZING!
Play is not just fun, stress relieving, and joyful, but kids actually learn best through play. They develop their cute little kid brains while playing and we love it! Not to mention, play promotes creativity, confidence, positive social connections, and cognitive development. COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT? Are you kidding me? It can't get better than that.
Mr. Rogers knows what's up, and who can argue with that guy?
The not so good news
Play is on the decline. Kids aren't playing as much as they used to in school or at home. At school, worksheets and drill and kill routines are crowding out play, whether it's the ever diminishing recess and arts, or just the lack of hands on learning. And at home, either for safety reasons or screen time, play just isn't what it used to be.
Now back to the good news
Hide-a-boo Hideouts are here to bring back playtime! Miss AshLee and her creative team have thoughtfully and painstakingly developed each Hideout to grab kids attention and steer them towards play and imagination. To go along with the Hideouts, Teachables keeps kids interested—finding new and fun ways to play with their Hideouts and the BONUS of bringing back to life the toys they already have! So join us, hop on this ship (or sub, as it were) and follow us on this adventure—it’s a fun place to be!
Hide-a-boo Hideouts are here to encourage play for all kids. Hideouts are forts that slip over a card table for easy set-up and are a home base for adventure. Created with a puppet backdrop on one side and on top, an aerial view map that's also a play mat. Hideouts are incredibly versatile, giving kids endless opportunities for creative and imagination inspired play.
We're excited about these Teachables, and you should be too. They give busy parents on the go (like us) a built in and pre-planned way to encourage play and learning. I know, sounds pretty incredible doesn't it? It really is. Simply print out the Teachables from our website and we provide a plethora of fun activities to keep kids imagining. AND we give you, the super cool and smart parent, new ways to keep kids playing with their Hideout. Teachables include printable puppets, adventure journals, adventure cards, games and activities. Even better, we will keep sending new Teachables as we come up with them, because we believe in sharing.
So you want to help us out? We think you're pretty awesome!
Let's get this going. This is where you come in!
We need help getting our first order funded. We are ready to get these Hideouts to all those creative little minds out there, everything is set up and ready to go, we just need your support.
What's next for Hide-a-boo?
More Hideouts and general amazing-ness! Remember AshLee and that incredible brain we talked about? Well she's got more ideas and they are marvelous. Seriously, this woman is a force to be reckoned with and we can't wait to get all her wild and amazing ideas in action. All we can say is, "stay tuned", there's a lot of play waiting for us all.
Risks and challenges
I'm telling you, we have got this!
With our three hide-a-brains, we feel very confident we can get pre-orders to your door quickly after funding. The Hide-a-boo team has a great deal of experience in product development, bringing products to market and fulfilling orders.
Samples are done—we’ve tested our products with a bunch of energetic kids and we know the Hideouts are as incredible as we've imagined. We are ready to place an order and get them in your homes ASAP, as soon as the Kickstarter is funded.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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