Headquartered in Asheville, North Carolina, PB&J innovations is an Early Childhood Development Company dedicated to developing innovative, interactive educational themed products for parents and their babies. Feeding Baby’s Love For Learning is the guiding philosophy that’s built into the design of all our BabySmart Utensils.
Early childhood is a time of critical change and development where children attain the physical and mental skills they will use for the rest of their lives. The first three years of life are a period of dynamic brain development in which young children acquire the ability to think, speak, learn, and reason….. it’s called the sensorimotor phase of your baby’s life. Simple items that we take for granted become a world of wonder for your curious baby. This stage is characterized by learning through sensation, sounds and movement. That’s the period we have specifically focused our BabySmart™ Utensils to help you educate your baby. In fact, The Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University compares brain development during the first years to the architecture of a house. Our goal, with every BabySmart™ Utensil is to stimulate the senses and hlep build a solid foundation of educational success for your child during this early development period.
BabySmart™ Utensils are designed with these guiding development principles in mind:
- Age appropriate stimulation is especially important to your baby’s development during the first year because this is the time when your baby’s brain is growing the fastest it ever will.
- With very young children, repetition is the way they learn best. Hearing something over and over (“The Cat says Meow, The Cat says Meow!”) helps your child learn to remember information, sounds and words over periods of time.
- Parents play a key role in feeding your baby’s love for learning by providing activities through play that stimulate his or her sense of sight, sound, touch, taste, and smell.
My Talking Spoon was developed by the company founder, Curtis Canty. A loving grandfather, his inspiration for product creation came from realizing the fantastic rate at which his young grandchildren were learning and developing.
What especially was inspiring to him was how naturally babies were able to embrace technology, and how they intuitively understood that by squeezing and pushing buttons, they could produce instant responses through their developing motor skills.
PB&J Innovations is named after Curtis’ grandchildren, Penelope, Bryson and Joshua, who inspired the creation of My Talking Spoon™. "Since that time, a fourth grandchild, Carrington has joined the family. In her honor, the first generation of Baby Smart products is known as the “Carrington” line.”
Pictured from left to right: Carrington, Penelope, Bryson, Curtis, & Joshua (sitting up high!)
My Talking Spoon™ is the first of many PB&J interactive products utilizing sounds, colors, words and tactile responses to further develop the cognitive and motor skills of infants to preschoolers. We believe the utmost in child safety and product integrity and that’s why we make our products in the U.S.A under ISO 9001 standards from medical grade plastics.