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Hideouts are forts with fun illustrations that slip over a card table encouraging imagination and creativity. Play is our mission.
Hideouts are forts with fun illustrations that slip over a card table encouraging imagination and creativity. Play is our mission.
Hideouts are forts with fun illustrations that slip over a card table encouraging imagination and creativity. Play is our mission.
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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.

 

 

 

Hide-a-boo Teachables

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.

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    PREPARE TO LAUNCH

    Speaking of launch, we'll e-mail you a complete set of our Outer Space Rocket Teachables developed by Miss AshLee! You can print them at home and bring your children's creativity to life as you send them on adventures they helped create. Included in each set of Teachables: puppets, adventure cards, an adventure journal, DIY costume instructions and activities.

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    OUTER SPACE ROCKET HIDEOUT

    "Commander Short Stuff to the launch pad." Your little ones will be among the first to soar into space when you pre-order this Hideout. We'll e1mail you the complete set of Outer Space Rocket Teachables as well!

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    ENCHANTED CASTLE HIDEOUT

    The fire breathing dragon, valiant knight, evil stepmother, and courageous princess all give a thumbs-up to the Enchanted Castle Hideout. Complete with a Fairy Forest and Mermaid Lake on the puppet backdrop side, this Hideout will be a favorite for sure. We'll email you the complete set of Enchanted Castle Teachables, as well.

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    UNDERWATER SUBMARINE HIDEOUT

    Diving deep under the waves, your kiddos will be the captain of their very own submarine and investigate the deep blue seas. And to kickstart their adventures, we'll e-mail you the complete set of Under Water Submarine Teachables, as well!

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    HAPPY CAMPER HIDEOUT

    Some of our best childhood memories are made at a campsite. The fire, the food, the dirt, and so much fun. Recreate this family activity anytime you'd like, the only difference will be your SWEET CAMPER!

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    ANY TWO HIDEOUTS

    We've made it kind of hard to choose and we're kind of sorry. These are just our first four! You can take advantage of the pre-order special and get two Hideouts for an incredible price.
    Leave your choices in the Notes section at purchase, or we'll contact you for your choices.

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    ALL FOUR HIDEOUTS

    Can't choose a favorite one or two? We don't blame you, neither can we. Now is the perfect time to get the whole gang.

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    RETAILER HIDEOUT STARTER PACK

    Do you love our Hideouts and know your customers will too? This option allows you to get a starter order into your stores and help us launch this great product.
 You'll receive TEN hideouts to get you rolling!

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    CUSTOMIZED HIDEOUT!

    We'll custom design the Hideout of your choice with your family or children's names. This will be the only Hideout of it's kind in existence and your kids will love knowing it was made especially for them.

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    RETAILER HIDEOUT STARTER PACK

    Do you love our Hideouts and know your customers will too? This option allows you to get a starter order into your stores and help us launch this great product.


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    FAMILY SIZED HIDEOUT/CLUBHOUSE

    We built a HUGE Hideout for our Launch Party and it was HIT! Perfect for a family backyard campout or a neighborhood clubhouse. We'll send you a PVC frame with color coded connections for an easy setup. Please leave your choice in the Notes section, or we'll contact you for your choice.

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    CUSTOM FAMILY HIDEOUT

    We'll customize the Hideout of your choice with images of you and your family. You'll send us your favorite images and we'll incorporate them into one of our designs! Amber, our talented designer will call you to discuss some ideas and take it from there.


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    MISS ASHLEE COMES TO YOU!

    Our very own Miss AshLee will create a day full of fun, learning, and adventure as she personally brings you all 4 Hideouts! You'll organize a group of ten kids or less and she'll show them just how much fun learning can be. You'll be able to see first-hand why she has a waiting list of students and was given an educator’s award her first year of teaching!


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