Pre-Bot - Wooden Toy Robot & Anti-Bullying Story Book
Pre-Bot - Wooden Toy Robot & Anti-Bullying Story Book
Pre-Bot is a wooden toy robot that comes with a beautifully illustrated hardcover book that teaches kids positive behavior traits
Pre-Bot is a wooden toy robot that comes with a beautifully illustrated hardcover book that teaches kids positive behavior traits Read more
About this project
Kids LOVE robots - as do the grown up kind! Parents - is there a child in your life you'd like to buy a gift for that’s really different? A gift they'll think is cool and fun to play with that you know is safe and educational?
A toy who's design can intrigue their curiosity and stir their imagination for adventure? Something techie that doesn't keep them plugged in?
Meet Pre-Bot! A wooden toy robot you can give as a gift to someone you care about regardless of age. Designed specifically for robot-lovers! An educational toy that allows children to use their imagination with an inviting design and thought provoking storyline that encourages good behavior. The process we use to create stories helps develop common sense reasoning. Often times children don't understand the need to change negative behavior patterns because they simply can't see past their current actions. They don't understand the seriousness of their actions or where they will lead. Many adults struggle with this as well, recognizing the need for change when they have a child of their own who starts to copy what they say or do. Seeing the need to correct their child’s ways and set a better example for their child’s development, they stop doing the things they previously didn't view to be a big deal.
With the Learning With Pre-Bot series the child will learn the need to set an example early, because a Pre-Bot learns proper behavior patterns through their teacher's example. So if the child thinks it's ok not to listen to his parents or teacher, their Pre-Bot will not listen to them. If the child won't show appreciation or is rude, then their Pre-Bot will be the same. In the first hardcover story Pre-Bot Learns Not to Hurt, the teacher Timmy doesn't understand that he's showing traits of a bully until Pre-Bot starts to follow suit. In order to fix Pre- Bot's thinking he'll have to change his ways and explain why it's not appropriate.
Future books will tackle topics such as being polite, careful, thankful, patient, brave, and kind. The series can really touch on so much.
My goal is to make this high quality wooden toy and beautifully illustrated children's storybook available to everyone. I really feel there’s a need for toys with a story that let's kids develop their imagination and the art of reasoning.
Since I've been developing this toy for over 12 years I've taken the time to improve on the design by picking the proper colors and material to make this a top quality toy.
We've been able to find a great artist that’s captured the feeling of the story.
We make sure the safety of the child is taken into consideration. Even though Pre-Bot could pass safety standards for ages 2+, I’ve set them to 3+ in case someone damages or cuts the string and there are small parts. We want to make sure both parents and children are educated in the need to be careful with the toys they play with.
Pre-Bot has had the great privilege of being featured on ABC's THE TOY BOX. Pre-Bot and the Shape-Bots made it through the industry-panel of professional judges, and right on into the Toy Box. But in the end Pre-Bot lost out to the great design of the winner of the entire season. Not bad for a little Bot made out of wood in a plastic-filled world! But our hope continues! What we need is to raise enough to meet the 2000 MOQ that the factory requires to manufacture it. The pricing involves testing, packaging, design work, illustration work for the children's book, prototype making, website, legal fees associated with trade marking, copywriting, etc. Much has gone into this project, and it has been a work of love. To just get this project out to all that appreciate a good design with a positive message would make it worth the effort. We look forward to seeing this project become a success! Thanks for your support!
1. $60,500: Pre-Bot & Book Get Manufactured
2. $72,500: Unlocks Square-Bot
3. $96,500: Unlocks Tri-Bot
4. $108,500: Unlocks Circ-Bot
Hands-on play with our Shape-Bots encourages a deeper understanding of how shapes combine to form the world around us - freeing their young minds to imagine, explore and create adventures of their making in relating each shapes’ specific properties to their ideas.
(If we meet our funding goal, we will open up stretch goals that will include these guys 1 by 1.)
Hours of wholesome and educational entertainment that helps develop vital STEM objectives are part of the play pattern!
We are so very grateful and thankful to have had so much support and help! The positive feedback has helped us to plug along through various obstacles and not give up! Big thanks to Baumgart Creative Media for the great job on the video and various photos they took! As well the ingenuity, creativity, and endless laughter during crunch time on and off the set!!
Risks and challenges
We have functional samples that work and are ready for manufacturing. I've already received a few samples of the hardcover book. I have felt the quality and know it’s good. The guess work on what I can expect to receive in production is minimal due to this. Production and shipping delays are always possible, but reaching our $60,500 funding goal is really the only foreseeable challenge we currently face. I've had over 16 years overall experience in the toy industry, including direct dealings with toy factories, so I've met and overcome challenges before, proving successful in bringing the design off the computer to the shelf.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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