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I have a boy who loves to learn. He is really into math and science, and naturally loves to build and explore. He's all boy- he loves making messes, digging in the dirt, things that go fast, and loves to explore space. I am so proud of his thirst for knowledge, He loves to know how things work, so he enjoys taking things apart, just like his dad. Since B is so into learning, I love to encourage him to learn through play, and love to gift toys for special occasions and holiday that will encourage his yearning for learning!
Educational Insights has fabulous educational toys and games for children of various ages. They have a fantastic selection of holiday gifts for under $25.00, and we were lucky enough to get to preview a couple of awesome toys for kids around B's age.
We're play enthusiasts. We aim to create experiences filled with sheer joy and uncontrollable laughter. We are champions of curiosity and those "eureka" moments of discovery. In addition to inspiring creativity, imagination, good sportsmanship, and out-of-the-box learning, our inventive line of kid-powered toys and engaging games are packed full of fun, designed to delight, and are certain to satisfy kids' natural curiosity.
We received the Design & Drill Race Car from Educational Insights- a really fun toy for ages 3+.
The Design and Drill toy collection from Educational Insights is so much fun!
B couldn't wait to get his hands on the race car, and start building it!
B loves to build and put things together, so this toy was a great choice for him. He's six years old, and although this toy is geared toward ages 3+, he still found it fun to work on. He loves race cars, and love to put things together, so this gave him something to look forward to doing.
The box was so colorful, and was filled with the race car shell, the battery operated drill toy, and all of the parts needed to build the car.
More car parts, and fun stickers to decorate the car with!
The race car came with all of the parts needed, and they were large and easy to grasp. The toy also came with a toy drill, which really works and can be used to put the pieces on the car. The drill toy does require batteries, which are not included. Instructions for building the car are included, as well.
I had my hands full with Baby S when we were trying to put the car together, and to my surprise, B put the entire race car together without any help. He was so proud of himself. The finished race car is really cool, and it does zip around very quickly. B loves that he can build the car, play with it, and then take it apart, just so he can put it back together again! It's really cool. I can tell that he's going to enjoy playing with this car for a while.
Features of the Design & Drill Race Car
The Big Idea
Kids can zoom into build ‘n’ play fun with Design & Drill® Power Play Vehicles™! Your junior pit crew can build their vehicle by snapping the pieces together. Then, they can use the motorized mini-drill to add the bolts. Finally, it’s time to add artistic flair and customize their creation with colorful stickers, and zoom into creative STEM play! Once their racer is ready to hit the road, they can use kid-power to send their car speeding!
Perfect for STEM learning
Explores patterning, matching, and counting
Builds construction and fine motor skills
Encourages creativity and imagination while building confidence
Cut to the Chase
Build your own race car, complete with moving pieces, using 7 snap-on parts
15 Clear bolts
Motorized, kid-friendly mini-drill with socket bit
Colorful & decorative stickers
Multilingual instructional guide
Drill requires 3 AAA batteries (not included)
Another cool toy we received- GeoSafari My First Telescope!
B has been wanting a telescope, but truth be told- they're really not cheap. B isn't super gentle with his toys, so I wouldn't have wanted to spend a ton of money on a really nice telescope that might just wind up broken. Educational Insights has the GeoSafari My First Telescope, which is perfect for little kids who are interested in space. The telescope is a real working telescope, but it's better suited for kids ages 4-6.
My First Telescope is a kid friendly, colorful telescope that comes with everything they need to explore space!
This telescope is just the right size for JK and K students or preschoolers who want to explore space. B loves astronauts, and now he can feel like one with his very own telescope. The telescope comes in pieces, but is very easy to put together. It's lightweight, so B can easily move it from place to place, pick it up and put it on a table, etc. It's just the right height for him, too!
Here's the scope with lens- perfect for cute little faces to look up into the sky!
It's easy to put the telescope together- it's just two pieces, and a knob!
I really love the telescope, and B does, too! He loves that it gets dark outside early enough for him to use his telescope before bedtime. We loved using the telescope to look at up the Supermoon we experienced a couple of weeks ago- it was truly amazing! The best place to use the telescope is at B's Grammy and Poppa's house. They live out in the country, and have the most amazing view of the unobstructed night sky. B can't wait until his next sleepover over there so he can take the telescope outside and use it to see the stars!
Features of the GeoSafari My First Telescope
The Big Idea
Discover amazing, up-close lunar exploration with GeoSafari® Jr. My First Telescope! Little ones can explore the moon with this focus-free telescope, built specifically for little hands and growing minds. Perfect for STEM learning. The 10x magnification provides fantastic views of the moon, while keeping the field of vision wide, which is essential for young children’s understanding of magnified views.
Ideal tool for preschoolers interested in space and the moon
Encourages exploration and discovery
Provides hands-on experience with a scientific tool
Introduces the wonders of space
Perfect for STEM learning
Cut to the Chase
Focus-free, easy-setup telescope designed specifically for young scientists
10x Magnification with wide field of vision, built-in diagonal mirror, and lens cap
Two large eyepieces with comfy goggle and nose cut-out guide for perfect eye placement
Adjustable tripod for tabletop viewing (collapsible for easy storage)
Multilingual instructional guide showcasing the phases of the moon
These two hot holiday picks will wow your kids. They may not be what you see being featured in the holiday catalogs, but think outside of the box, and give your kids the gift of educational toys that will grow with them, and that they will learn from!
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Special thanks to Educational Insights for allowing me to share about their wonderful educational toys this holiday season. Look for these featured toys in our 2016 Holiday Gift Guide!