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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Educational Insights review and Giveaway ends june 17

There is so many toys on the market these days to me just fill up toy boxes and barely ever get played with or are to me useless toys. That's why I try to buy less of those kinds of toys and more educational learning experiences type toys. I think for me its knowing your kids are playing having fun while learning and whats better than that?  Educational Insights has the best toys and activities and games that are all educational. I was excited when they asked me to be part of their mommy blogger program to test out some of their featured products and share my opinions. So here it goes! 
 GeoSafari Talking Electron Microscope

View more than 180 amazing, up-close images with the Talking Electron Microscope! Zoom in and out and hear 5 fun facts about each image in Learning Mode – then switch to Quiz Mode and test your knowledge! Images include the human body, viruses and bacteria, plants, animals, and other “stuff”.
Grades 3+/Ages 8+
My opinion:
I love Microscopes! I remember in 5th and 6th grade asking my mom for one for my birthday and Christmas and when I finally got one I was in love. Maybe that where my love for science started from. So This was one of my favorite things to share with my kids. I mean this one is alot nicer than the little one I has growing up. I really love that it has so many images to view and I love that it talks to you explaining what everything is and about it. I also love the option to put it on Quiz mode and be quizzed after learning about the images. I also love that there is alot of different types of images from anatomy like humans cells and then off to Bacterias and molds to plants. This kept me and my kids busy for days. None of us could get enough of it. This is a definite must have toys for kids!
No more wild guesses! The Estimation Station is the perfect way to teach your students to make logical mathematical estimates. Simple send this jar home with a student to be filled and counted. Then fill the included proportional scoop and share that number with your class. Students use that information to formulate educated estimations about the number of pieces in the jar. Clearer and easier than homemade jars with hard-to-view contents.
 Grades K+/Ages 5+
My Opinion:
This one was definitely a interesting way to figure out the whole game how many in the jar game. The whole idea of it was you fill the bubble gum machine  up with a item like gumballs or jelly beans make sure you count them to know how many then give your kids the scooper which is about 1/2 the size of the machine and fill the scooper up  and let them know how many are in the scooper and then with that amount they can logically guess how many  are approximately in the machine. Wow this was definitely fun to experiment with. We did jelly beans , black beans, marshmallows, cheerios and more. We had alot of fun guessing and seeing who would come the closest. This was a fun way to use math to figure out a fun game. I also loved that it came with about a weeks worth of activities to do with the estimating machines. Awesome toy!
This adorable teacher-invented game gets young children measuring with a ruler! Kids select their playing piece, draw a car, measure the lines indicated on the card, and move forward that number of squares. The first player to reach the end wins! Leveled cards work with grades K, 1, and 2.
Grades K-2/Ages 5-7
My opinion:
We love board games and my kindergartner and my 3rd grader are both learning rulers and measurements so this was a perfect game for them. This game was great because not only were they playing a fun board game as a family but the kids were learning measurements, reading a ruler and math like adding and subtraction and multiplication. You all start at the start spot then pick a card that say go ahead H or go Back A+B then you had to take the ruler and measure the lines that were marked by those letters to find out how many inches or spaces you get to move. We played this over and over for hours and have played it many times since. This is a very fun learning game!
Students, start your engines! Draw a card and see if you can answer one of 100 fun grammar, punctuation, and capitalization questions. Answer correctly, roll the die, and move your piece forward. Be the first to round the finish line and you win!
Grades 2+/Ages 7+
My Opinion:
Another board game yay! This was a great game for all my kids even the older ones. This is a game based on Grammar like punctuations, capitalization, parts of speech and usage. It is based on a racetrack like nascar races. You have to race around the track and get to the finish line first to win. You pick a card answer question and then roll the dice to see how far you get to move. This was fun because the questions weren't really hard but were like questions I seen on tests in school like which sentence show correct capitization? The part I like was it didn't just say the answer it also explain why it was the right answer so the kids were able to see why it was right and the other weren't. That was very important and helped them learn alot better. I have notice after 2 weeks of playing this my two oldest when they wrote their end of the year reports for their class their grammar errors were alot less and they noticed the errors alot faster now as well. That is awesome!

Overall we loved all these awesome products! They taught my kids how to have fun with learning and that learning doesn't have to be boring. We will use all these alot over the summer to keep their brains working hard even when school is out! I cant wait to get more stuff from Educational Insights. They have so much to chose from. I mean honestly I could buy new stuff their daily. I am definitely gonna be buying more for holidays, birthdays and gifts and for summer break to keep my kids entertained. So head over and check them out!

We are giving away all 4 of these awesome toys! There will be 4 winners randomly chosen to win one of these items So one will win the Microscope , one will win the estimating machine, one will win the Inching along game and one will win the Grammar 500 game. Yay!

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I really don't have a favorite EI toy because I love all of them!

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Mrs. Brown said...

With so many choices, I think the estimation station looks neat!

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