Friday, August 26, 2011

Educational Insights Review and Giveaway $100+ARV...

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About Educational Insights:

"Educational Insights is a leading manufacturer of learning toys and innovative, hands-on educational materials for classrooms worldwide. For nearly 50 years, Educational Insights has been a trusted source for teachers and parents for quality, award-winning educational products in math, science, social studies, language, language arts, reading, early childhood, Spanish, ELL, ESL teaching and classroom management."

Educational Insights has offered up a great prize package for August including one of each of the following items:

Math Slam™

Ages 6-11
"Read the question, scan the possible answers, and slam the one that’s correct! Better move quickly, though, each game of 10 questions is timed— the faster you get through the questions, the better your score! Incorrect responses are recycled until they are correctly answered. Three levels, flashing lights, and fun sound effects keep players interested."


Hot Dots® Academic Vocabulary Card Sets Grades 1-3
"Academic vocabulary development and familiarity with multiple-choice format is crucial for successful standardized test-taking. Hot Dots® Academic Vocabulary Card Sets makes it fun to build academic vocabulary! Each set of 50 double-sided cards reinforces 400 important academic vocabulary words from science, math, social studies, and language arts using the interactive Hot Dots Pen (sold separately). Perfect for learning centers or anywhere in the classroom, this self-checking system enables students to work independently with instant reinforcement."
MicroPro 48-piece Microscope Set

"MicroPro 48-piece Microscope Set 50x, 100x, 150x, 300x, and 600x magnifications With the GeoSafari MicroPro, young scientists can investigate everything from cells to crystals! Perfect for individual or classroom use, the glass eyepieces and power settingfrom 50x to 600x provide users with superior precision viewing. The built-in light and rack and pinion focusing help deliver bright, clear images. The 48-piece kit has professionally prepared slides and everything users need to make their own specimen slides. Not a toy, but a scientific instrument, the GeoVision MicroPro includes high-quality components and features that make it appropriate for science learning at any age."
GeoSafari® Dino Digs Velociraptors

"Offers a big dino-digging challenge on a small scale.
Ages 7-12
Paleontology set provides a realistic archaeological challenge on a student-size scale.
Invites students to excavate and assemble 2 complete velociraptor skeletons from “fossilized” rock like real archaeologists
Provides the perfect hands-on activity for dinosaur units
Includes excavation tool, dust brush, wax adhesive and 32-page Activity Guide with complete instructions and velociraptor facts
Grades 2+"

What we thought:  Another great group of goodies from Educational Insights this time around.  Math Slam has really helped 5 year old A practice her math skills...this should be super helpful since she just started school:)  The Hot Dots cards are a lot of fun and even though they are recommended for grades 1-3, A has been able to answer many of them already.  These cards are great for vocabulary practice and span several subjects...definitely a well-rounded card game. The Hot Dots pen is a lot of fun to use and provides the positive reinforcement that keeps A wanting to answer more questions:)  The MicroPro 48 piece is a very extensive microscope kit that is perfect for older scientists, I'd say 5 years and up.  As long as your kiddos know how to be gentle with the microscope, they will love this.  The pre-made slides were super interesting for A and the materials to make our own slides were awesome as well.  This is a great kit for budding scientists.  The favorite product this round was the Dino Dig Kit.  This provided hours of fun for our whole family.  From excavating the bones to building the models, this project was crazy fun and interesting!  This was by far one of the funnest family science projects we have done and we really recommend it for your family if you have young (or old:) dino lovers!  Once again, the Educational Insights products we reviewed get an A+!!

Buy It: Find these awesome learning games and supplies at Educational InsightsThey are currently running the California Dreamin sweepstakes on Facebook which will be ending August 31st.  They are offering 2 free tickets to sunny Southern California for a 3 day 2 night stay to view a live taping of the Jeopardy Show! Get your entries in!

Win It: Educational Insights has generously offered one ABCD Diaries reader a prize package including one of each of the 4 items we reviewed! To enter, follow our blog via GFC and "Like" Educational Insights on Facebook.
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Giveaway ends Friday, September 9, 2011 at 11:59cst. Winner will be chosen via random.org and emailed. They will have 48 hours to reply. Open to US 18+

Disclosure: ABCD Diaries was given these games for review purposes only. We were in no other way compensated. The opinions expressed in this post are ours and ours alone.

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