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Induction Certificate Number:   74020100510-418
Induction Date:   May 10, 2010
Certificate License Status:   Active
Product:   Constructive Eating - Set of Three Eating Utensils
MSRP:   $17.49 USD
Company URL:  http://www.constructiveeating.com
Rating: 

Constructive Eating - Set of Three Eating Utensils

by:  Rev. James G.W. Fisher - Product & Service Evaluation Specialist / Editor
     
Evaluation Report Summary (ERS) Date:  05/10/2010

Constructive Eating's bulldozer pusher, fork lift fork, and front loader spoon are designed with function and play value in mind. Textured, easy grip handles and detailing allow little hands to hold on tight. Even the youngest child will animate these construction machines with their true to life color, scale and shaping.




Product Type Release Year Primary Usage Target Age / Max. Weight Target Gender
Feeding Sets 2007 Consumer/Education Female/Male


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 4 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.
                        





image of factory with ecological leaves symbol. Trade Industry Sales Types

Wholesale Retail Reseller Online 

 



Safety Guidelines Symbol ImageSafety / Quality Classifications
 
CE MarkedUL ApprovedJPMA Certified
(Not Applicable)(Not Applicable)
ASTM Complianteco-Friendlyeco-Conscious



CPSIATÜVEU
Independent Lab Tested  Independent Lab Name 

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



UPC Code / ISBN#Manufacturer SKUAge Grading
689076161473 81000Not Applicable



Manufactured InSafety Hazard/Warnings
U.S.A.

 

A Child's Dinner Plate Becomes A Construction Site

A bulldozer pusher, a fork lift fork, and a front loader spoon..What could these things be and what functionality could these things possibly provide? The answer to that question is quite simple. They are utensils for kids for eating and Play which are designed with function and Play value in mind.  Each of the utensils have textured, easy grip handles and detailing which enables little hands to hold on tight.

An image of the Constructive Eating Plate Utensils with fade effect

One look at these three eating utensils with a Construction based theme and Even the youngest child will animate these construction machines with their true to life color, scale and shaping. This serves to enhance their critical skill development in a significant manner and tends to encourage exercise of their creative imagination skills.

One of the best features to consider is how they can be so useful when going out to eat. Don't hesitate to use them for every meal; they are all rugged, light weight, and dishwasher safe.  The three utensils tend to allow you to extend your time to relax and enjoy an enjoyable eating experience. They can also be used as a medium to satisfy the active little minds of a child while you are driving to or from various destinations through creative pretend-Play.

A key point which has been found consistent with kids and eating is that whatever the food may be on their plate, many kids will have a tendency to put their creative skills to work and create something with the food. Whether it be a creative new sculpture from their mashed potatoes or word puzzles from alphabet cereal, kids will do their best to make the toil of eating more enjoyable. Kids can now take advantage of adopting use of these 3 eating utensils to make the experience even more fun.




The Constructive Eating Plate - A Magical Product

The Constructive Eating - Set of Three Eating Utensils are the perfect product which alone or with the Constructive Eating - Plate, (an optional designed to work in tandem with the utensils), triggers the creative imagination of a child to envision a pretend-Play environment. In this case, the utensils influence the fantasy to be about a construction site...on their plate of food.  The body's response to the use of creative imagination with the three utensils 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.

The Transformation Of Food For Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner

An image of the Constructive Eating Plate Utensils - Fork
  The Constructive Eating - Set of Three Eating Utensils, are the construction equipment in a child's mind which can transform the food on their plate into an imaginary construction site, or whatever their creative little minds may fathom to create in pretend-Play...while eating.

Kids can now put their creative skills into action, shooting for the most laughs from their artful creation they create with food with the use of the Constructive Eating - Set of Three Eating Utensils.

The Constructive Eating - Set of Three Eating Utensils is so much more than just a unique new product for kids which will have a short lived measure of popularity. It is in fact quite to the contrary. With these eating utensils, food, and maybe even the Constructive Eating Plate, the eating experience for kids and other family members becomes more than just another meal. Kids can begin creating an abundance of smiles from other family members and friends with nothing more than their meal, utensils, and imagination skills.

An image of the Constructive Eating Plate Utensils with fade effect

With or without the optional "Construction Equipment Eating Utensils", 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 Plate is making headway in the background, providing a substantial contribution to a stronger development of creative expression, fine motor, sensory, social and cognitive skills.

* With the "Construction Equipment Eating Utensils" the levels of skill development is increased significantly.





Consumer Hands-On Evaluation With A Twist

Nothing is more powerful than hands-on experience by a consumer with a product when it is under evaluation. Based upon that fact we put a number of products we currently are slated to evaluate at the mercy of consumers in a hands-on evaluation where anything goes. Shall we see how the "Constructive Eating - Set of Three Eating Utensils" was seen with consumers?

The Constructive Eating - Set of Three Eating Utensils created a level of response we never would have expected for those participating in our spontaneous hands-on product evaluation at a public mall in California. (Due to all of the food that was given out by one of the restaurants there, we have been asked not to disclose the name of the mall or specific location.)

An image of the Constructive Eating - Set of Three Eating Utensils with full lot of food

The Constructive Eating - Set of Three Eating Utensils put an entirely new spin on our spontaneous hands-on evaluation. Never did we imagine actually having actual food for the participants to use in their evaluation.

Special thanks are in order to the Panda Express restaurant for providing the meals for all of our participants.

Considering the fact of the Constructive Eating - Set of Three Eating Utensils being designed to have its full value recognized with real food, that posed a problem with our trying to do an evaluation without issues of liability, etc. That problem was quickly resolved by the owner of the Panda Express in the mall. It turns out his wife and kids were participants in our evaluation so he donated meals for all of the participants as his way of saying thanks for their supporting our own efforts.

We soon discovered that there was momentum of excitement rapidly developing within the group of participants as with each group of two participants evaluating the Constructive Eating - Set of Three Eating Utensils, everyone was busy with sharing their comments about the Constructive Eating - Set of Three Eating Utensils, many of them even disregarding the rest of the products we had available for evaluation!

In the final evaluation sheets filled out by the parents, there was not a single negative comment from any of the parents...nothing but the very best of compliments and mention of how they felt the Constructive Eating - Set of Three Eating Utensils was such a great item to have there. No question about it, the Constructive Eating Plate was a hit with all participants and even those who were outside of our area watching. The Constructive Eating - Set of Three Eating Utensils passed this segment of our evaluation with flying colors!


A Sampling Of Some Of The Category Ratings


A small sampling of the individual category titles & rating scores from the complete product review itself for this product are featured here. The categories which have been selected to be featured in this product evaluation summary for public view, specify some of the primary points of how and why that specific rating score was reached.

  • If a product is inducted, a product evaluation summary of the complete review is published for public view.
  • When a score has been assigned to a category rating, it has been through a thorough validation process to ensure accuracy and no inflection of bias.
  • If a product scores an overall category evaluation rating average of [2] Stars or lower from the complete review results, it fails the evaluation and is not inducted.
  • Information for products which do not pass our evaluation is confidential and is shared only with the company submitting the product.



The Featured Category Ratings for this Product Evaluation Summary are listed below.


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

The Constructive Eating - Set of Three Eating Utensils were quite simple to evaluate for DURABILITY considering they are designed with a very solid non-toxic plastic compound. The Constructive Eating - Set of Three Eating Utensils were put through an excessive amount of wear and tear via multiple in-house tests we perform, after they were already used in our spontaneous consumer hands-on evaluation. The Constructive Eating - Set of Three Eating Utensils were also used in two well established commercial childcare facilities.

Just as with their optional companion Constructive Eating Plate, we found it quite interesting how the utensils can be pushed to the limits with extensive mechanically induced pressure from flexing and twisting without any sign of loss of integrity. In the final analysis in our evaluation of the Constructive Eating - Set of Three Eating Utensils in this category for DURABILITY, it closes the doors on this evaluation category with a perfect score of [5] Five Stars.


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

The Constructive Eating - Set of Three Eating Utensils made this area of category evaluation very simple for us all. It was beyond simple.  In both of the well established commercial childcare facilities in which the Constructive Eating - Set of Three Eating Utensils were introduced for use in an actual real-life application, the facility directors and doctors were all of like mind.

The Constructive Eating - Set of Three Eating Utensils performed exactly as expected if not better in reference to functionality and purpose. Even in our in-house testing, the Constructive Eating - Set of Three Eating Utensils till made their way to our final evaluation phase and passed.  The children were given an option of using standard flatware, or the Constructive Eating - Set of Three Eating Utensils.  Every day, the kids wanted to use the Constructive Eating - Set of Three Eating Utensils. One child even pushed the flatware off the table.

In the final analysis in our evaluation of the Constructive Eating - Set of Three Eating Utensils in this category for FUNCTIONALITY & PURPOSE, they scored quite well in all areas. The Constructive Eating - Set of Three Eating Utensils come through in this category with a perfect score of [5] Five Stars.


FUNFACTOR™: Rating Level - [4] an image of 4 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 - Set of Three Eating Utensils were 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 day care centers, and with children in SN assistance.

There were a number of compliments shared by everyone at the day care centers as well as many if not all of the parents whose kids were able to experience eating with the Constructive Eating - Set of Three Eating Utensils at the public Mall. Many of the mothers shared how their toddlers were so fascinated with unique design of the utensils. They found it so amusing to see one of the infants literally cackling as her big brother was eating with the utensils, mimicking sounds of the real equipment.

When we looked over our videos and read the consumer hands-on evaluation sheets, we identified how the children all enjoyed the Constructive Eating - Set of Three Eating Utensils, yet there wasn't enough evidence of their having fun to pull the Constructive Eating - Set of Three Eating Utensils to a perfect score.  The Constructive Eating - Set of Three Eating Utensils completed the evaluation in this category for FUNFACTOR™ falling short of a perfect score of [5] Stars by a single digit.



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

Marketability of a product is a vital part of the equation in the many categories in which a product must pass. The Constructive Eating Plate demonstrates durability well beyond expected, functionality, extensive contribution to skill improvement, and quality. One of the primary keystones which adds great value for marketability to the Constructive Eating - Set of Three Eating Utensils that they contribute so substantially to skill development.

The Constructive Eating - Set of Three Eating Utensils are easily cleanable and convenient for mothers to simply drop them in their purse without them taking much room at all.  This adds dramatically to the potential marketability from the "pitch" side of things.

The Constructive Eating - Set of Three Eating Utensils come in with a perfect score of [5] Four Stars in this category for MARKETABILITY.


SKILL IMPROVEMENT: Rating Level - [4] an image of 4 gold  stars

The Constructive Eating Plate made it easy for us to determine its standing in reference to skill improvement. The Constructive Eating Plate has a number of various differences in shape which for sensory development alone is outstanding. The Constructive Eating Utensils in actual use provide the medium for a child to exercise their creative thinking and motor skills. Determining accurate scoring in this segment of our evaluation was a bit challenging yet we still managed to come to a final conclusion.

The Constructive Eating - Set of Three Eating Utensils provide a substantial contribution to a stronger development of creative expression, fine motor, sensory, social and cognitive skills, yet after reviewing our videos and all other content at our disposal, the Constructive Eating - Set of Three Eating Utensils fell short of a perfect score by a single digit with a score of [4] Stars in this category for SKILL DEVELOPMENT.


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

The Constructive Eating - Set of Three Eating Utensils were very easy to evaluate in this category for VISUAL APPEAL. After working with numerous adults and kids, we finally completed our evaluation and scoring. The color scheme is bright yet nothing to go WOW! over yet the Constructive Eating - Set of Three Eating Utensils were something the kids were totally entranced by.

With kids, they liked the color of the Constructive Eating - Set of Three Eating Utensils and never seemed to have enough time to use them or play with them. With the adults, the majority rated the visual appeal as great with the intricate details of each utensil drawing their attention to continue to look at them. 

After carefully reviewing all pertinent evaluation data for the Constructive Eating - Set of Three Eating Utensils in this evaluation category, a determination was reached that the Constructive Eating - Set of Three Eating Utensils passed this category with a perfect score of with [5] Stars in this category for VISUAL APPEAL.






EVALUATION RESULTS - From evaluation for induction into "The Toy Man® News & Reviews"
 
       
    Overall Rating:   5
     
    Seal of Approval:  
     
    Recommends Award:  
       
       
    eco-Recognition™ Seal:  
     
    Award of Excellence:  
     
    eChoice™ Award:  
       


The products and online services which become recipients of "The Toy Man® Award of Excellence" achieved an evaluation category rating average of [5] Stars, the highest level of rating available on a 1-5 scale evaluation model.

The "Evaluation Category Rating Average, ECRA," is based upon the overall average from all applicable evaluation categories, not just the 6 evaluation categories featured in this evaluation report summary."

* There are a total of 357 evaluation categories with a minimum of 231 being applicable to any one product or online service.


The Toy Man® eChoice™ Award, by Rev. James
G.W. Fisher, (Chief editor and Product Evaluation Specialist of The Toy Man® Product Guide), and staff.  
These products have demonstrated that they possess the potential as well as high probability to be top sellers.
The Toy Man® An image of the editorsChoice logoAward serves as an emblem of recognition for products & online services that contribute substantially to positive skill growth and/or productivity.

This distinguished award is exclusive as well as unique, with the editor's signature which represents a product being selected as an An image of the editorsChoice logo.

PLEASE NOTE: The eChoice™ Award images which were used from 1971-1984, 1984-2007, 2007-April 2010 have been retired. Although the former versions of the eChoice™ Award have been retired, they still remain valid.









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