WELCOME to ECHO Communications

 

Marta Gore and Laura Stephens began ECHO (Early Childhood Hands On) Communications in 1998 with the writing of "Bugs, Bunnies, and Bats," a user friendly, hands on, step-by-step activities and resource book for parents/grandparents and early childhood professionals.

The book starts with the reading of a good children's book and proceeds to themed games and activities that promote important preschool skills. As parent educators and early childhood consultants, Marta and Laura knew that children learn best and develop to their full potential when engaged in "hands on" activities. 

Their next books, "Dogs, Frogs, and Hedgehogs" and "Mice, Moose, and Seuss," offered 44 additional activity plans, games, and recipes.  Their new book, "How Now Polka Dot Cow," is currently "under construction."   

To support the active play and learning promoted in their books, ECHO soon began offering sensory products and fun resources for classroom and home.  The products on this website--our activity and resource books, CDs, playdough tools, sensory/stress balls, manipulatives, and much more--encourage "hands on/minds on" learning for the child in all of us.

 

 

     
    Activities and Resource Book Activity and Resource Book ("Dogs, Frogs, and Hedgehogs") Activity and Resource Book ("Mice, Moose, and Seuss")
    Activity and Resource Book ("Bugs, Bunnies, and Bats")Activity and Resource Book ("Dogs, Frogs, and Hedgehogs")Activity and Resource Book ("Mice, Moose, and Seuss")

    $20.00

    $20.00

    $20.00

     
    Activity and Resource Books (Set of 3) Atom Ball Atomic Stress Ball
    Activity and Resource Books (Set of 3)Atom BallAtomic Stress Ball

    $50.00

    $3.00

    $4.00

     
    Brain Noodle Bubble Ball Bug Catcher
    Brain NoodleBubble BallBug Catcher

    $2.00

    $7.00

    $3.00

     
    Bumpy Ball CD/Learning Station ("Brain Boogie Boosters") CD/Learning Station ("Literacy in Motion")
    Bumpy BallCD/Learning Station ("Brain Boogie Boosters")CD/Learning Station ("Literacy in Motion")

    $7.00

    $15.00

    $15.00

     
    CD/Learning Station ("Loop De Loo") CD/Learning Station ("Tony Chestnut") Crater Ball
    CD/Learning Station ("Loop De Loo")CD/Learning Station ("Tony Chestnut")Crater Ball

    $15.00

    $15.00

    $7.00

     
    Critter Puff (Set of 4) Cyclops Sam Sensory Ball Dice (Bouncing); Set of 2
    Critter Puff (Set of 4)Cyclops Sam Sensory BallDice (Bouncing); Set of 2

    $10.00

    $3.00

    $2.00

     
    Dice (Foam); Set of 2 Digit Fidgit (Set of 2) Dry Erase Board  with 2 Markers/Erasers
    Dice (Foam); Set of 2Digit Fidgit (Set of 2)Dry Erase Board with 2 Markers/Erasers

    $2.00

    $2.00

    $3.00

     
    Flashing Neutron Ball Ginormous Grow Frog Golf Ball
    Flashing Neutron BallGinormous Grow FrogGolf Ball

    $4.00

    $3.00

    $7.00

     
    Gotcha Net Insect Clicker (Set of 6) Magnetic Wand
    Gotcha NetInsect Clicker (Set of 6)Magnetic Wand

    $3.00

    $3.00

    $4.00

     
    Magnets and More Magnifier Magnifying Cup
    Magnets and MoreMagnifierMagnifying Cup

    $4.00

    $4.00

    $4.00

     
    Mini Porcupine Balls (Set of 12) Moody Face Naval Mine Ball
    Mini Porcupine Balls (Set of 12)Moody FaceNaval Mine Ball

    $3.00

    $3.00

    $7.00

     
    Nubby Stretch and Bounce Ball (Small) Phonemic Awareness Phone Plastic Test Tube
    Nubby Stretch and Bounce Ball (Small)Phonemic Awareness PhonePlastic Test Tube

    $3.00

    $4.00

    $2.50

     
    Plastic Test Tube Holder Playdough Cutter Playdough Press
    Plastic Test Tube HolderPlaydough CutterPlaydough Press

    $2.00

    $2.50

    $5.00

     
    Playdough Roller Playdough Rolling Pin Playdough Scissors (Set of 3)
    Playdough RollerPlaydough Rolling PinPlaydough Scissors (Set of 3)

    $3.00

    $3.00

    $9.00

     
    Playdough Spatulas (Set of 2) Porcupine Ball Science Exploration Set
    Playdough Spatulas (Set of 2)Porcupine BallScience Exploration Set

    $2.00

    $3.00

    $25.00

     
    Spiral Gravity Tube Spiral Wand (Large) Spiral Wand (Small)
    Spiral Gravity TubeSpiral Wand (Large)Spiral Wand (Small)

    $3.00

    $5.00

    $3.00

     
    Sports Stress Ball (Football) Torpedo Ball Tweezers (Easy Grip)
    Sports Stress Ball (Football)Torpedo Ball Tweezers (Easy Grip)

    $2.00

    $7.00

    $3.00

     
    Tweezers (Gator Grabbers) Tweezers (Set of 2) Wiggly Giggler
    Tweezers (Gator Grabbers)Tweezers (Set of 2)Wiggly Giggler

    $2.50

    $2.00

    $4.00