Georgette Yakman, Founder of STEAM.edu

STEAM logo

STEAM Education’s goal is to bring FUNctional Literacy to all!

STEAM provides an avenue for formally teaching the inter-relationships of how subjects relate in real-life. STEAM-style education can be enjoyably and meaningfully delivered in more engaging and deeply embedding ways within the already well-established realm of education.

 

“I can see numerous applications for the Bluebee Pals line, from offering comforting reading companions to providing students with easy to use technology that encourages creative play and interest in advanced megatronics at the same time.”

– Georgette Yakman, Founder of STEAM.edu

STEAM logo

STEAM Education’s goal is to bring FUNctional Literacy to all!

STEAM provides an avenue for formally teaching the inter-relationships of how subjects relate in real-life. STEAM-style education can be enjoyably and meaningfully delivered in more engaging and deeply embedding ways within the already well-established realm of education.

 

“I can see numerous applications for the Bluebee Pals line, from offering comforting reading companions to providing students with easy to use technology that encourages creative play and interest in advanced megatronics at the same time.”

– Georgette Yakman, Founder of STEAM.edu


 

STEAM is a way to teach how all things relate to each other, in school and in life. It’s more fun than traditional learning styles and makes more sense to all types of learners because it is based on the natural ways that people learn and are interested in things.

STEAM is a way to teach how all things relate to each other, in school and in life. It’s more fun than traditional learning styles and makes more sense to all types of learners because it is based on the natural ways that people learn and are interested in things.

App Compatibilities

A NEW Interactive Educational Learning Tool Companion


Bluebee Pals App recommendations

Developmental Stages & Apps with Bluebee Pals

by Jo Booth (Teachers with Apps)

Apps for Bluebee Pals Ages 1-2

Children at this age are just beginning to discover the world around them. 1-2 year olds learn by observation and imitation.  They respond well to social praise and attention. Using the Bluebee Pals is more about the interactions between you and your child playing with the Bluebee together, than the actual app itself. Selecting apps can be tricky. Staying with developmental expectations as well as interest areas of the child is essential. Some girls or boys may desire playing with math or alphabet themes and others may not. Follow your child’s lead, but also try to expand their repertoire a bit by gently introducing a new theme. The attention span of a 2 year old is approximately 2-4 minutes, so you do not want anything with long narratives. It is more important that the focus be on social interaction, chances to build vocabulary, and learn sequences to daily routines rather than academic progress. In fact, many children at this age delight in sticking their fingers in the Bluebee’s mouth and feeling him/or her speak. Mouths are an important source of information. Children recognize this and wish to explore it. In addition, kids need that grounding of daily routines to feel safe and secure. 

Apps for Bluebee Pals Ages 3-5

3-4 year olds have an increased attention span of 3-12 minutes, and an insatiable thirst for learning. They sometimes confuse fantasy with reality in their world where ANYTHING is possible, and that is what makes Bluebee such a trusted pal. Because of their increased vocabulary, they can understand and retain more complex material, and story narratives can be longer. They will still need an adult initially to learn the sequences of an app, but more importantly need that adult to acknowledge and share their accomplishments throughout play. This may also be a time to start introducing a stylus for creative play to not only introduce tool use, but to help develop eye hand coordination and the muscles of the hand. Starting with drag/swipe items, following pathways, tracing shapes, etc. helps them identify a target and manipulate it into something tremendous! Song and Movement apps or Music Playlists are especially valuable and fun – where kids must wait and listen to follow directions. Continue to allow your child to take the lead, and you will teach them to be a life long learner!

Apps for Bluebee Pals Ages 5-7

Using Bluebee Pals with 5-6 year olds is a joy. Kids of this age are beginning to understand how things work, and may need a time out from their busy schedules. Bluebee can be that trusted friend, who is there without judgment, to read a story and provide cuddles to just chill out for a bit. Simple games, stories, and apps that help them think creatively will prepare them well for school. Using apps that are a little more challenging of their emerging fine motor and language skills, and that display family and school routines are a great way to enhance academic progress. In addition, apps that have a narrative for building fine motor skills and using a stylus can be refined to begin writing their name or sight words more precisely. Having your child record themselves reading a story and playing it back through Bluebee will be absolutely thrilling for Grandma and Grandpop as well as younger siblings.

   For a complete list of all our suggested apps, please visit bluebeepals.com/#apps

Developmental Stages & Apps with Bluebee Pals by Jo Booth (Teachers with Apps)

Apps for Bluebee Pals Ages 1-2

Children at this age are just beginning to discover the world around them. 1-2 year olds learn by observation and imitation.  They respond well to social praise and attention. Using the Bluebee Pals is more about the interactions between you and your child playing with the Bluebee together, than the actual app itself. Selecting apps can be tricky. Staying with developmental expectations as well as interest areas of the child is essential. Some girls or boys may desire playing with math or alphabet themes and others may not. Follow your child’s lead, but also try to expand their repertoire a bit by gently introducing a new theme. The attention span of a 2 year old is approximately 2-4 minutes, so you do not want anything with long narratives. It is more important that the focus be on social interaction, chances to build vocabulary, and learn sequences to daily routines rather than academic progress. In fact, many children at this age delight in sticking their fingers in the Bluebee’s mouth and feeling him/or her speak. Mouths are an important source of information. Children recognize this and wish to explore it. In addition, kids need that grounding of daily routines to feel safe and secure. 

Apps for Bluebee Pals Ages 3-5

3-4 year olds have an increased attention span of 3-12 minutes, and an insatiable thirst for learning. They sometimes confuse fantasy with reality in their world where ANYTHING is possible, and that is what makes Bluebee such a trusted pal. Because of their increased vocabulary, they can understand and retain more complex material, and story narratives can be longer. They will still need an adult initially to learn the sequences of an app, but more importantly need that adult to acknowledge and share their accomplishments throughout play. This may also be a time to start introducing a stylus for creative play to not only introduce tool use, but to help develop eye hand coordination and the muscles of the hand. Starting with drag/swipe items, following pathways, tracing shapes, etc. helps them identify a target and manipulate it into something tremendous! Song and Movement apps or Music Playlists are especially valuable and fun – where kids must wait and listen to follow directions. Continue to allow your child to take the lead, and you will teach them to be a life long learner!

Apps for Bluebee Pals Ages 5-7

Using Bluebee Pals with 5-6 year olds is a joy. Kids of this age are beginning to understand how things work, and may need a time out from their busy schedules. Bluebee can be that trusted friend, who is there without judgment, to read a story and provide cuddles to just chill out for a bit. Simple games, stories, and apps that help them think creatively will prepare them well for school. Using apps that are a little more challenging of their emerging fine motor and language skills, and that display family and school routines are a great way to enhance academic progress. In addition, apps that have a narrative for building fine motor skills and using a stylus can be refined to begin writing their name or sight words more precisely. Having your child record themselves reading a story and playing it back through Bluebee will be absolutely thrilling for Grandma and Grandpop as well as younger siblings.

   For a complete list of all our suggested apps, please visit bluebeepals.com/#apps


Testimonials

Parents & Professionals

“I wanted to let you know that on Friday, my daughter, Emily was home sick so I brought her the Bluebee Bear.  She LOVED it!  She was so thrilled when she was able to connect him to Amadeus (her current favorite movie) and even started to dance with him. You should know that she was so thrilled when we connected him to her touchchat app and I plan to show her ABA therapist! Finally, you should know that Emily never really connected with dolls or stuffed animals, and has been sleeping with him every night. “

 

– Kathryn Lavin, MSW | Executive Director
National AblePlay and Lekotek Center

“The addition to the Bluebee Pal Teddy Bear into our home has been a very exciting and creative learning experience for both my children; ages 3 and 6. Being able to incorporate their favorite stories and songs with the interaction of the Bluebee Pal has not only captured their attention, but has enhanced their individual learning experiences.”

– Danielle, Parent

“My 3 year old daughter loves it, she will play with the Lions tail and sing along to lullabies. She also likes when I am able to call her through it, and when it reads her stories. She loves to hold on to it when she goes to sleep. As nice as the Blubees are; I wish it had a longer battery life. All in all a good product

Sheikh Moonis, Parent

“It is a great toy and educational tool. My son is in love with the lion. He will sleep only if the lion tells him a story. Love it!”

– Dave, Parent

“The Bluebee was a huge hit, in a room full of 2 and 3 year olds! They were completely engaged while the lion was telling a story, and didn’t want him to stop! Adorable.”

– Jennifer B., Parent/Early Intervention Recruiter

“Bluebee Pals are great! My seven year old loves to have a bedtime story read to him every night by his lion. It is easy to setup and they are many apps that can work with it. The speaker sound is great and clear. This is easily a five star product.”

– Mark, Parent

“The Bluebee Pal is not only able to captivate my 3-year old, but has allowed for a very engaging and exciting learning experience. He really enjoys stories being read, as well as dancing to his favorite music with his bear. A product that I will definitely be recommending to other moms of preschool age children.”

– Jaime, Parent

“My daughter absolutely loves when we she is able to hear my voice through her Bluebee Pal. She takes her Sheep to bed with her every single night, and has been able to put herself to sleep knowing that she is able to hear my voice or her favorite lullaby if needed.”

– Jessica, Parent

“My 10 year-old daughter loves using her reading apps on her Lion Bluebee Pal. She also loves listening to music and using her Bluebee as a speaker. She really enjoys calling her friends as well, especially since she can talk to them directly through her Bluebee Pal.”

– Luisa, Parent

“I love the Bear Bluebee for my girls. My 4-year old uses it for reading her a stories and my 7 year old enjoys using it to listen to her music.  Thanks for creating such a great toy that can be used for all age levels.”

– Amy, Parent

“My students love when we incorporate the Bluebee Pal into our daily story time. They get extremely excited and are more attentive as a result. I am happy to have a product that engages my students and allows them to have fun while learning!”

– Janice, Kindergarten Teacher

Testimonials

Parents & Professionals

“I wanted to let you know that on Friday, my daughter, Emily was home sick so I brought her the Bluebee Bear.  She LOVED it!  She was so thrilled when she was able to connect him to Amadeus (her current favorite movie) and even started to dance with him. You should know that she was so thrilled when we connected him to her touchchat app and I plan to show her ABA therapist! Finally, you should know that Emily never really connected with dolls or stuffed animals, and has been sleeping with him every night. “

 

– Kathryn Lavin, MSW | Executive Director
National AblePlay and Lekotek Center

“The Bluebee pals are great and the kids were excited to use them!. We used them to use Thor which is a Reading Decoding App that I work with.  The kids have set them up with Youtube Kids and find Story Book Videos. We have also used them to call and talk (from the other room) but we made them talk like they were the character. “

– Meghann Skipper

“My child just started Kindergarten and she’s loving her Bluebee Pal! We use our Bluebee pal to learn ABC’s and counting, since this buddy is compatible with so many learning apps she can learn many different subjects and change how she learns, by listening and following her Bluebee Pal. The fact that the mouth moves and it is animated, increases her attention span and her willingness to sit and learn. She also loves to listen to her Bluebee Pal sing and she often sings along. “

– Kristina Hall, Parent

“The addition to the Bluebee Pal Teddy Bear into our home has been a very exciting and creative learning experience for both my children; ages 3 and 6. Being able to incorporate their favorite stories and songs with the interaction of the Bluebee Pal has not only captured their attention, but has enhanced their individual learning experiences.”

– Danielle, Parent

“My 3 year old daughter loves it, she will play with the Lions tail and sing along to lullabies. She also likes when I am able to call her through it, and when it reads her stories. She loves to hold on to it when she goes to sleep. As nice as the Blubees are; I wish it had a longer battery life. All in all a good product

Sheikh Moonis, Parent

“It is a great toy and educational tool. My son is in love with the lion. He will sleep only if the lion tells him a story. Love it!”

– Dave, Parent

“The Bluebee was a huge hit, in a room full of 2 and 3 year olds! They were completely engaged while the lion was telling a story, and didn’t want him to stop! Adorable.”

– Jennifer B., Parent/Early Intervention Recruiter

“Bluebee Pals are great! My seven year old loves to have a bedtime story read to him every night by his lion. It is easy to setup and they are many apps that can work with it. The speaker sound is great and clear. This is easily a five star product.”

– Mark, Parent

“The Bluebee Pal is not only able to captivate my 3-year old, but has allowed for a very engaging and exciting learning experience. He really enjoys stories being read, as well as dancing to his favorite music with his bear. A product that I will definitely be recommending to other moms of preschool age children.”

– Jaime, Parent

“My daughter absolutely loves when we she is able to hear my voice through her Bluebee Pal. She takes her Sheep to bed with her every single night, and has been able to put herself to sleep knowing that she is able to hear my voice or her favorite lullaby if needed.”

– Jessica, Parent

“My 10 year-old daughter loves using her reading apps on her Lion Bluebee Pal. She also loves listening to music and using her Bluebee as a speaker. She really enjoys calling her friends as well, especially since she can talk to them directly through her Bluebee Pal.”

– Luisa, Parent

“I love the Bear Bluebee for my girls. My 4-year old uses it for reading her a stories and my 7 year old enjoys using it to listen to her music.  Thanks for creating such a great toy that can be used for all age levels.”

– Amy, Parent

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