Turn Off the T.V. and The Video Games...A New Educational Product Promotes Human Interaction While Helping People To "Connect" With One Another

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Imagine challenging the in-laws to building a unique structure on Thanksgiving Day, instead of the traditional backyard football game. Not tough enough for you? Try building it with your eyes closed, or how about using only your left hands? Working in a cooperative manner like this is called team buildingÂ?with Toobeez.

Turn off the TV and the computer games, there’s a new educational product that’s helping families, friends, and peers to interact with one another.

Imagine challenging the in-laws to building a unique structure on Thanksgiving Day, instead of the traditional backyard football game. Not tough enough for you? Try building it with your eyes closed, or how about using only your left hands? Working in a cooperative manner like this is called team building...with Toobeez.    

Toobeez is The Ultimate Giant Construction Building System, officially introduced to America last fall. Toobeez is the flagship product of Connectable Color Tubes, LLC, a privately held company based in Pennsylvania.

What are Toobeez? Toobeez are a “life size” construction system that features colorful tubes and spheres that lock together at many different angles. The tube sizes range from 11 inches to nearly 3 feet and are one and a half inches in diameter, making them easy for children and adults to handle.

According to Joseph A. Donahue, founder of the company and the developer of Toobeez, “Our product has captured the attention of many parents, schools, daycare centers, children’s museums, team building companies, corporate trainers, and health professionals across America.” The target audience for this new and innovative product is from 4 to 104 years of age.

Toobeez helps to promote human interaction, and gives you the freedom to create almost whatever you can imagine. You can build many different types of structures, such as forts, castles, playhouses, mazes, obstacle courses, dollhouses, puppet theatres, soccer goals, airplanes, spaceships, or animals. The possibilities are really almost endless.

As an educational tool, the four key areas of child development Toobeez can help address are physical development, cognitive development, social / emotional development, and language development.

“We are proud to announce the availability of our newest joint venture product, The Official Toobeez Team Building Games Activity Guide”, said Donahue. Available on a CD, it features 25 different interactive exercise’ that can be lead by a parent, teacher, or trainer. PC or Mac compatible, it also contains video of the many different activities, color photos, interviews, and notes to help lead a group. If printed, it contains over 140 pages combined. This product was developed in a partnership with Tom Heck, an internationally renowned trainer of team building games based in Asheville, NC.

The mission of Heck’s company, Life Coach, Inc. is to help people connect through thoughtful, engaging and fun team building activities. Heck currently trains several thousand people located in 64 countries how to lead activities that promote team and leadership development and he says Toobeez is one of his favorite team building props for the following reasons:

1. It’s multi-use – allowing you to lead multiple games. This is the number one factor Heck looks for in a team building game product.

2. It’s easy to travel with and store – Toobeez comes with a large storage bag.

3. It’s durable – When you work with as many groups as Heck does, durability and quality count.

4. Newness Factor – Heck frequently leads “train the trainer” workshops and everyone loves the newest products.

5. Most Importantly – It’s an interactive product. It’s perfect for people of all ages, indoors, outdoors, or in a corporate meeting room" said Heck.

“When combined, a set a Toobeez and the interactive CD, you get our Interactive Family Edition” said Donahue. More information is available by visiting the companies website or by calling the company direct.

About Toobeez and Connectable Color Tubes, LLC

Toobeez has won a Fall 2004 Creative Child Magazine Preferred Product Award. Toobeez are available in over 130 specialty toy and educational stores across America, as well as numerous educational catalogs and websites. Toobeez is the flagship product of Connectable Color Tubes (CCT), a privately held company based in Wayne, Pennsylvania. Founded in 2001 by Joseph A. Donahue, CCT specializes in the development of large construction toy lines and accessories. For more information about this patented product, visit the web site at http://www.toobeez.com CCT is a member of the Better Business Bureau and the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association.

Contact:

Joseph Donahue

1204 Thomas Road

Wayne, PA 19087

610-975-0102

509-756-9814 (fax)

About Tom Heck and Life Coach, Inc.

Tom Heck is a passionate teacher of team building games for the purpose of transforming individuals, organizations and communities. Through his website http://www.teachmeteamwork.com and live seminars he teaches educators of all types how to lead team building games to build teams, develop leaders and enhance connection. More than 8,000 people in 65 countries read Tom’s team building games e-newsletter. He is the inventor of 17 team building games and the author of several multimedia training CDs all of which are sold worldwide.

Contact:

Tom Heck

PO Box 1831

Asheville, NC 28802

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