Celebrating the State Plants, Animals, Foods and Culture from California, Colorado, and Washington!! Help Us Grow So We Can Introduce All 50 States!!
Our Flash Card sets feature 30 unique illustrations and vocabulary words, on durable 4x6 cardboard Flash Cards. Each set represents one US state, and teaches children about all of the wonderful things that make each state so unique!
How many Snow Globes, Stuffed Animals & Collectible Spoons can one parent take??
In our family we love and cherish travel, and recognize the value and educational opportunities it will add to our son's life. On our first trip with baby to NYC, I wanted to get him a souvenir from our journey. Not a Stuffed Animal or Onesie, but something special that would be memorable and also educational.
On our next trip to Colorado, I found myself looking for that same unique and certain something, but with no luck! As a Colorado native, I also felt an overwhelming sense of state pride, and couldn't wait to for him to know about all the things that make my home state so great. We live in California now, so it's not everyday we use words like "ICICLE" or "PINECONE" for example. In that moment, the realization that every state has it's own unique and colorful flowers, foods, hobbies and animals, what a great way to teach children about the 50 States.
If this project can help inspire our kids to travel, and spark their curiosity about other states at a young age...it seems like a no brainer!
In that moment, sitting on the airplane with my husband, mother, and baby all in the row, I started assigning states and the brainstorming began. I decided that is going to be my plan, and ever since that day in May I've been doing everything I can to bring this idea to life.
Our goal is to make bright, colorful cards for children to play with, with art work that is pleasing for parents too. I also want to create a product that is durable, and not your standard flimsy paper flash card. These are rough and tumble, no nonsense, we mean business Flash Cards.
I have been working with a fantastic illustrator Vaclav Bicha, who is helping bring this colorful vision to life. The artwork is ready to send to press, we just need to generate some pre-sales so that we can begin manufacturing. All sets will be made with recycled materials & will be tested to comply with all children's game standards.
I am working closely with the fantastic team at AdMagic who are helping guide me on all things production related. I have a very specific taste, feel and quality that I am going for, and they have assured me the project will not be complete until we achieve it.
Where Will We Go Next??
We see great potential in this project, and hope to begin production on more states as soon as we get these first three underway! It's a perfect way to teach kids about State Pride, or where Grandma & Grandpa live, or about where they are headed on their next adventure, or where Daddy has to go away for work ... the educational possibilities are endless, we hope you think so too!
In time we hope to create Memory Games and Puzzles, as we check each state of the list. Our bags are always packed for the next adventure, and we welcome your suggestions!!
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Risks and challenges
Admittedly, I am new to the game manufacturing industry.
I am also new to motherhood, but so far both are SO MUCH FUN!
When it comes to the future of Bright Eyed Baby, I see tremendous potential and I have the motivation to support it. I have my sweet boy to thank for this overwhelming inspiration, and YOU for your support in these early stages.
Lastly I should add, if my career in television production has taught me anything, it's how to research and become an expert in something I had no previous knowledge on before. Over the years I've had to move literally overnight on, well, you name it. This has given me the confidence that of course I can figure this out, why not?? I am so excited to bring these cards to life, and can proudly do it for my family, and my son.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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