A few months back I wrote about Bright Eyed Baby, one of my favorite small shop discoveries since starting this blog. This shop creates adorable state inspired flash cards that teach children the unique vocabulary and characteristics associated with each state. With the help of a successful Kickstarter Campaign, Bright Eyed Baby initially released three sets – California, Colorado, & Washington. Of course their first three sets were so well-loved that they’re frequently asked when the next group of states will be released. Well I’m happy to tell you guys that Bright Eyed Baby is finally back on Kickstarter with three new states (Texas, New York, and Florida) and a super fun 50-card USA Series too!
For those that are new to Bright Eyed Baby, here’s their story. Bright Eyed Baby was founded by California mama Ashley Rhorer after taking a trip with her son to her home state of Colorado. Ashley had a difficult time finding a souvenir for him that was unique and educational, something that would teach him everything she loved about her home state – the landmarks, the hobbies, and the culture. After that trip, Ashley had the idea to create flash cards to teach him all the reasons she loved Colorado and Bright Eyed Baby was born.
Ashley works with illustrator Vaclav Bicha to create the bright, simple illustrations that are printed onto chunky flash cards. Each state set includes 30 cards and the USA set has 50 cards (one for each state, of course!) that are durable enough to withstand busy toddlers & kids. They come packaged in a sturdy box perfect for storage and gift giving and are very reasonably priced for the high-quality product they are.
I can’t tell you how much we have loved our Washington State flash cards! Mae goes back to them over and over again, and I love how proud she is to be able to correctly identify all the illustrations. They’re also one of favorite items to take with us when we’ll be out for the day, as they’re the perfect entertainment for the car or in restaurants. I can’t wait to get my hands on the new USA Series!
Now through Friday (better be quick!), you can pre-order one of the new Texas, Florida, New York, or USA Series sets through the Bright Eyed Baby Kickstarter Campaign. Beyond helping Bright Eyed Baby reach their funding goal to be able to manufacture the newly released sets, you’ll also be getting a deal – hooray! All four sets are priced at just $16 (no shipping, no taxes) for the Kickstarter Campaign and they’re even cheaper if you pre-order more than one set (as low as $13 each). Each set is estimated to ship in October, in time for the holiday season.
If you’d like to order a Colorado, Washington, and California set, they are already in production and can be purchased for $18 directly through the Bright Eyed Baby website.