Wayne, PA (PRWEB) March 16, 2007
What started out as a specialty toy for good old fashioned play, is also being used at camps to help campers learn communication, teamwork and problem solving skills, all while playing and having fun through specially designed activities and imaginative adventures.
The activities were designed to include the use of Toobeez, the ultimate giant construction building system comprised of interlocking tubes and spheres. The tubes can be linked together to create anything imaginable, from a simple cube to a complex structure like an airplane. Some have compared Toobeez to giant Tinker Toys.
"When I was a teacher, I noticed that most kids were deficient in team and leadership skills, said Tom Heck, founder of Teach Me Teamwork and author of Teambuilding Activity Workbook for Toobeez International. "I've been incorporating Toobeez into my trainings since 2004 and I am hooked."
The open ended nature of Toobeez is why it's so much more than just a fun toy. According to John Hamilton, Camp Market Director for Toobeez, "Toobeez is an innovative product in which activities can be adapted to fit a variety of a camp's needs. Our activities focus on building leadership but they can be used for recreation too. In one configuration, Toobeez can be a soccer goal. The pieces can then be reconfigured into an adjustable football goalpost or a backdrop for baseball or an obstacle course. Counselors can also appreciate their functionality as they can be used to make shelves, cubbies, and shelters for outdoor use. Toobeez are also used for team building exercises and ice breakers, then as sets and props for entertainment. This is a revolutionary system that becomes whatever you need it to be, all it takes is imagination and creativity."
Toobeez International is offering a 45 day risk-free evaluation.
Toobeez is the signature product of Connectable Color Tubes (CCT), LLC, a Pennsylvania-based, privately held Limited Liability Corporation founded in 2001 by Joseph A. Donahue. Toobeez is a patented, giant construction building system currently used by corporate trainers in teambuilding programs, educators and healthcare professionals. It was invented as a specialty toy but has become a valuable tool for so many other markets including education, corporate training and team building and youth groups. Toobeez has been awarded the prestigious Teacher's Choice Award from Learning Magazine and Creative Child Magazine's Preferred Choice Award. Toobeez International is offering a 45 day risk-free evaluation for camps. For more information, please call John Hamilton at 610.902.0904 or 877.TOOBEEZ or visit http://www.toobeez.com.
About the author
Tom Heck is the founder of TeachMeTeamwork.com, a virtual training website that provides dynamic resources that to help people learn how to be highly effective teachers of team skills. Resources include multi-media CDs, workshops delivered live via interactive TeleForums, coaching for individuals and teams on the fast track and on-site training for intact teams ready to accelerate their learning curve.