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Induction Certificate Number:   74020130727-588
Induction Date:   July 27, 2013
Certificate License Status:   Active
Product:   Constructive Eating Garden Fairy Combo
MSRP:   $14.95 / $17.49 USD
Company URL:  http://www.constructiveeating.com
Rating: 

Constructive Eating Garden Fairy Combo

by:  Rev. James G.W. Fisher - Editor / Product Evaluation Expert
     
Evaluation Report Summary (ERS) Date:  07/27/2013

The Constructive Eating Garden Fairy Combo is starting off with being quite unique and Made in the USA. It has patented features that work with special utensils, ( which are also available separate ) to make eating fun and easier for children.

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Product Type Release Year Primary Usage Target Age / Max. Weight Target Gender
Creative Play Products 2011 Consumer/Education 2 Years + Female/Male


Evaluation Report Summary (ERS) - Index



Evaluation Report Summary (ERS)
Category Rating Scores

Category rating scores are based on scale from 1 to 5. Rating score must be 3 or higher to pass in each evaluation category.


Durability Functionality / Purpose FunFactor™ Marketability Skill Development Visual Appeal
5 5 5 5 5 4.5

Final product / service rating is averaged from the sum total of ALL applicable evaluation category scores. Only scores of "3" or higher are published.

There are a total of 357 evaluation categories which are used in our evaluation process.
(NOTE: Not all categories are applicable to any one product or online service.)

Only 6 of the evaluation category rating scores for this New Inductee's evaluation are featured for public view.



Critical Evaluation Information

These icons represent important attributes with which this product / service is associated, contributes to, or encourages development of. Select any of the unique icons below to learn more about the specific attribute it represents.
                        





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CE MarkedUL ApprovedJPMA Certified
(Not Applicable)
ASTM Complianteco-Friendlyeco-Conscious



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Independent Lab Tested  Independent Lab Name 


  TÜV Rheinland
LeadSafe™ - Surface Coatings/PaintLeadSafe™ - Content / SubstratesPhthalatesSafe
  
BPASafeSoluble Heavy MetalsMechanical/Physical
(Not Applicable)(Not Applicable)
Flammability - Solids/TextilesLabeling of Hazardous Art MaterialsiWatchDog™ Approved
(Complies with ICCS™ Certification Standards)
(Not Applicable)(Not Applicable)



UPC Code / ISBN#Manufacturer SKUAge Grading
736211123763 / 736211122063 62000 / 82000Not Applicable



Manufactured InSafety Hazard/Warnings
U.S.A.

 


About Our New Inductee
A quick yet informative glance at what this New Inductee is all about.

What's Constructive Eating, Inc., the creators of the Constructive Eating Plate, is back again with yet another innovative creation; this time to tickle the fancy of little girls with the Constructive Eating Garden Fairy Combo. While their first product, the Constructive Eating Plate, was and is such an incredible hit with buyers and kids alike, it was designed with a theme more for boys.

The folks at Constructive Eating have recognized that when it comes to kids in today's society, eating is "not" a fun experience. For them it is just a regular part of life that is not always a pleasant one. The founders of Constructive Eating, Inc. have taken this fact into consideration and created solutions to to make eating fun for boys and girls alike.

An image of the Constructive Eating Garden Fairy Plate

"The creative theme with this eating combo is so great. The fairy idea is so perfect for little girls and was so well received in our testing group. One of the girls said she ate all her food for once because it had "Fairy Magic'."


* A quote from a teacher at one of the public schools where were able to have hands-on evaluation student testing groups.
"A child's imagination can run wild with the Constructive Eating Garden Fairy Combo. They will giggle with delight as their Constructive Eating Plate full of food suddenly transforms into a Fairy Tale land where they can use the pusher, fork, and spoon to tend to their Fairy Land garden or whatever other creative vision they create."

Each of the utensils are shaped as garden tools, fancifully decorated with one of three fairy friends and entwined with English Ivy, pumpkin plant leaves or butterfly bush blooms. The Easy Grip handles highlight the unique wing design of the Fairies Allo, Charlie and Willow. You can rest assured that the Garden Fairy utensils and plate are sure to put a smile on any girls face and bring her creativity to bloom.
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Additional Details and Perspectives
More than just a cursory glance with aspects of relative importance.

Not only does the Constructive Eating Plate provide a plateful of fun, it also solves one of the most dreaded situations confronted by kids when they are eating their meals: it prevents foods from touching each other! No more meltdowns because the creamed corn is touching the chicken fingers. I am sure that some of us are still searching for a good self-help book to get over that particular childhood trauma.

What you have here is a magical product that triggers the creative imagination of a child to envision their wildest fantasies. The body's response to the use of creative imagination carries over to a countless number of other developmental skills. In a sense you could say that it begins a chain reaction, the completion of each response of the brain and body becoming the catalyst to trigger yet another.


Constructive Eating Garden Fairy Utensils  
"My daughters were overjoyed with the cute fairy characters on the eating utensils. Best thing ever seen! Instead of their usual rush in and back to their cell phones, they ate their dinner and talked with each other about the fairies and the gardens they were tending on the plates."

* A quote from one of the mom's participating in our real-life home environment evaluation testing.


Whether you are looking at the Constructive Eating Garden Fairy Combo or the Constructive Eating Plate, the same facts apply. Although kids may have a desire to get creative and somehow make their eating fun, there is generally a need for a proper catalyst to trigger the desire of a child to put their minds to task. A trigger is needed to initiate their creative skills rather than thinking of their discomfort. This is where the Constructive Eating Garden Fairy Combo really comes into play so well.

The Constructive Eating Garden Fairy Combo is a combination of tools that serve as that trigger that encourages kids to eat without regret while having loads of creative fun simultaneously. Kids can begin creating an abundance of smiles with nothing more than their meal, utensils, and....creative imagination imagination skills. 

Slots for a fork/rake to fit, a scoop for a shovel/spoon to fit, and a ramp to push the last bit of food up into the spoon; these are all unique patented features of the Constructive Eating Garden Fairy Combo to stir a child's imagination while eating.

Kids discover an entirely new realm of experience in eating and have fun in doing what in the past they may have seen as boring and redundant activity. At the same time, the Constructive Eating Garden Fairy Combo is making headway in the background, providing a substantial contribution to a stronger development of creative expression, fine motor, sensory, social and cognitive skills.

All of the materials used to make the Constructive Eating products are approved by the FDA. No paints or other toxic materials are used. They are PVCSafe™, PhthalatesSafe™ and BPASafe™.
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Independent Evaluator Reports Icon Independent Evaluator Reports
Extensive independent study and analysis by credentialed scholars.
The information to follow is comprised of excerpts from inclusive detailed Evaluator Reports pertaining to this New Inductee. These reports have been prepared by top credentialed scholars from their own extensive independent study and analysis.
* These excerpts have been posted verbatim, paraphrased, or a combination of both, in order to encapsulate the primary details conveyed in each of the evaluation reports in a brief summary form.

Pediatrician, MD., Pediatric Nutrition Specialist, R.D.
Certified Specialist in Pediatric Nutrition

"Whether it be breakfast, lunch, supper, or dinner a child eating well is but one of many important things that parents must strive to make it an enjoyable time of interaction with their children. The Constructive Eating Garden Fairy Combo is what I as a mother myself is next best thing to your children having their own personal waiter.

My rationale for stating this is simple. The Constructive Eating Garden Fairy Combo presents a medium which children, (more-so girls), are immediately taking notice of with the purple plates and the fairy characters. Although the combo set is designed with a theme which is intended to be somewhat neutral, it is the nature of a girl to interpret it as one test study participant described it, "...more special for girls."

"It may not seem like it at first, but children grow up and are out of the house in such a short time in our lives. When its time to eat, everyone is together with an opportunity to share with each other and create a closer relationship as a family. Much as a personal waiter, the Constructive Eating Garden Fairy Combo with its unique and personalized design creates a sense of feeling important or having greater value in regard to self-esteem; having something that is different or seen as better than what others may have."

A quote from an evaluation of the companion product to the Constructive Eating Garden Fairy Combo, the "Constructive Eating Plate" shares the message to parents that embodies what I would like to say;

'Many parents fail to realize that the time they share with their child or children while eating is very important. It is a time which enables parents to interact with their children and in doing so help in the development of their psycho-social development which is so vital for communication'


Doctor of Advanced Behavioral Study, Ph.D. M.S., E.D.
Professor of Developmental / Behavioral Studies & Research

"The utensils with the fairies and other decor were created so wonderfully. Each of the utensils have what appears to be the impression of a plant base with green leaves and a fairy extruding from the utensil. Each fairy and the leaves on the utensils are unique from the rest. This provides a significant tactile touch stimulation that encourages further fine motor skill development."

"Combined with the plate, the combination of objects brings a child's focus of action into a more structured purpose. The utensils and plate introduce a new eating experience that not only improves their being fed properly, but gaining an enhancement of family interaction and creative skill development."


"As part of our medical group studies, we introduced the Constructive Eating Garden Fairy Combo to two different groups of children. Group 'A' consisted of 3 children, (1 boy, two girls), ages 4-6 years old. Group 'B' consisted of three Autistic children, (1 boy, two girls), ages 4-7 years old. The children in each group were given one plate and one set of the utensils from the Constructive Eating Garden Fairy Combo, with their lunch on the plate."

"We found it of strong interest to see that both groups exhibited similar behavioral patterns with their plate, utensils, and food during the study, yet the Autistic children demonstrated a much stronger application of creative skills with their food using the utensils to carefully manipulate the food to specific ends until the food was eaten."

"Both groups of the children demonstrated what seemed to be a fascination of the shapes on the utensils, carefully running their fingers over each area repeatedly. This validated our assumption of strong contribution to fine motor skills and tactile-sensory development. Altogether the Constructive Eating Garden Fairy Combo is quite different and has a strong contribution to a child's early years experience."


* PLEASE NOTE: At the request of our independent evaluators their names are not disclosed to protect their personal and professional privacy. Their labors are provided at no charge to assist us in providing a well-balanced and accurate evaluation report summary, (ERS). All opinions and or statements from the independent evaluator(s) featured here do not represent the opinion of The Toy Man® Product Guide, any member or division of Epiphany Communications and the International Parenting Institute.



Consumer Hands-on Evaluation
Details about the experience at our consumer hands-on evaluation event.

For the Constructive Eating Garden Fairy Combo we had a most unusual time of wonder as we watched the consumers picking up the plates and utensils of the three sets we had available for our event. We all lost count how many time we heard the comment, "Oh, how CUTE!" pertaining to the fairies and decorations on the utensils. That's not even counting the incredible level of response with the plate! The Constructive Eating Garden Fairy Combo won the favor of the consumers on its own merits without a doubt.

It was amazing how so many of the consumers participating in our event ranging from preschool to adult; each had their own unique perspective on the Constructive Eating Garden Fairy Combo. For some it was the utensils, for others it was the plate, but the majority was about the combo itself and how the utensils fit so perfectly into the corresponding areas on the plate.
Image of product.
"Made in the USA and no toxic materials used is plenty enough but this would be such a perfect and safe addition to our preschool. I can't wait to tell our Director about this wonderful product!"

* A quote from a mom and Pre-school teacher at the consumer hands-on evaluation event we held in Brentwood, CA


We were so blessed to see so many smiles from all of our participants in the consumer hands-on evaluation. None of us ever imagined the Constructive Eating Garden Fairy Combo could garner such a great level of attention in comparison to some other innovative new products we had on the tables.

According to the feedback forms from many of the consumers, the see-through packaging for the Constructive Eating Garden Fairy Combo was one of the very best features. At a retail store a consumer can easily see the products clearly which encourages a prompt response for purchase.

The Constructive Eating Garden Fairy Combo easily passed this segment of our evaluation process without the slightest hindrance, maintaining a substantial vote of approval by the consumers.
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Evaluation Category Rating Scores and Summary
A sampling of the evaluation category rating scores from the product review itself.
There are a total of 357 evaluation categories in our entire evaluation process.
(Not all categories apply to any one product or service under evaluation.)


DURABILITY: Rating Level - [5] an image of 5 gold  stars

DURABILITY was never in question in the evaluation of the Constructive Eating Garden Fairy Combo. The product is designed with a very solid non-toxic plastic compound that can withstand the rigors of a child's activities.

As always with products of this class, the Constructive Eating Garden Fairy Combo was put through an excessive amount of wear and tear in our evaluation process. This was accomplished through our spontaneous consumer hands-on evaluation and multiple real life "test families" active use and extensive mechanically induced pressure from flexing and twisting with no sign loss of integrity.

After reviewing all feedback forms, video tapes, staff notations and category rating sheets, it was clear to see that the Constructive Eating Garden Fairy Combo was designed well beyond our expectations and achieved a perfect score of [5] stars for DURABILITY






FUNCTIONALITY / PURPOSE: Rating Level - [5] an image of 5 gold  stars

The Constructive Eating Garden Fairy Combo soared like an eagle in this category for FUNCTIONALITY / PURPOSE. In all three commercial childcare facilities in which the Constructive Eating Garden Fairy Combo was studied and evaluated, the facility directors had nothing but the very best of compliments in their written and verbal feedback. The same results occurred in our consumer hands-on evaluation events as well.

After reviewing all feedback forms, video tapes, staff notations and category rating sheets, it was clear to see that Constructive Eating Garden Fairy Combo proved that it had earned a perfect score of [5] stars for FUNCTIONALITY / PURPOSE.





FUNFACTOR™: Rating Level - [5] an image of 5 gold  stars

FUNFACTOR™ is a term created and used by our publication to identify if a product contributes to the creation of smiles and laughter from use of it. The Constructive Eating Garden Fairy Combo was determined to be quite effective in adding to the experience with children so that the end result is plenty of smiles and jovial spirit with children in the home, with all the day care centers, including the Autistic children.

It was especially interesting how the girls and Moms at the consumer hands-on evaluation event at the public mall seemed to have a literally endless source of giggles and laughter during their pretend Play and actual eating with the Constructive Eating Garden Fairy Combo.

After reviewing all feedback forms, video tapes, staff notations and category rating sheets, it was clear to see that Constructive Eating Garden Fairy Combo achieved a perfect score of [5] stars for funFACTOR™.






MARKETABILITY: Rating Level - [5] an image of 5 gold  stars

When it comes to MARKETABILITY, the Constructive Eating Garden Fairy Combo had no challenge in racing to the top in this evaluation category. There were so many evaluation categories in which the Constructive Eating Garden Fairy Combo scored a perfect score!

Combining all of the evaluation category scores together it was a literal landslide of affirmation of the probable return on investment for both the retailer and consumer alike. A well designed and visually appealing product that has a substantial impact on a child's betterment, while remaining functional across a wide spectrum of ages.

After reviewing all feedback forms, video tapes, staff notations and category rating sheets, Constructive Eating Garden Fairy Combo managed to work its way to a perfect score of [5] stars for MARKETABILITY.






SKILL IMPROVEMENT: Rating Level - [5] an image of 5 gold  stars

SKILL IMPROVEMENT. is yet another one of the many evaluation categories in which the Constructive Eating Garden Fairy Combo made it so simple to complete our evaluation.

Skill development is one of the most important evaluation categories we consider in the evaluation of a product. SKILL IMPROVEMENT is the final result from which we measure the benefit of a product in regard to its contribution/influence to skill development. The Constructive Eating Garden Fairy Combo has a substantial number of various differences in shape depth, and color contrasts which influence just sensory development alone. The Constructive Eating Garden Fairy Combo goes even further by providing the medium for a child to exercise the use of their creative thinking and motor skills.

After reviewing all feedback forms, video tapes, staff notations and category rating sheets, it was clear to see that the Constructive Eating Garden Fairy Combo provides a substantial contribution to a stronger development of creative expression, fine motor, sensory, social & cognitive skills and so much more. The Constructive Eating Garden Fairy Combo set the bar for products of similar class to meet or beat with a perfect score of [5] stars for SKILL IMPROVEMENT






VISUAL APPEAL: Rating Level - [4.5] an image of 4.5 gold  stars

In this category for VISUAL APPEAL, the Constructive Eating Garden Fairy Combo was more challenging to establish an accurate and unquestionable scoring. There was no question about it that at our in-house and consumer hands-on evaluation events, the Constructive Eating Garden Fairy Combo Constructive the women and girls loved the color scheme and were quite enthralled by the Eating Garden Fairy Combo.

One of the biggest pluses for the Eating Garden Fairy Combo in regard to VISUAL APPEAL was the transparent packaging. That gives also gives it a major plus for impulse buyers especially. The color, design, and uniqueness give the Constructive Eating Garden Fairy Combo Constructive a valuable plus, yet it is not enough to evoke an immediate WOW! out of a buyer. It's like an incredible sales pitch without the same quality of a close; just a hint from perfect.

After reviewing all feedback forms, video tapes, staff notations and category rating sheets, it was determined that the Eating Garden Fairy Combo with an almost perfect score of [4.5] stars for VISUAL APPEAL.

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EVALUATION RESULTS - From evaluation for induction into "The Toy Man® News & Reviews"
       
    Overall Rating:   5
     
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    Award of Excellence:  
     
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