Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Educational Insights Toys For Spring!

**Complimentary products received in exchange for our honest review.  All opinions are ours and ours alone**

One of our favorite websites for fun educational toys that provide lots of room for scientific exploration and creativity is Educational Insights.  Take a look at some of our top picks for Spring learning:

Spring means more outside time and outside time means plenty of room for exploration and getting dirty!  Nancy B's Science Club and GeoSafari offer up some great toys to add  little science to everyday fun.  

Educational Insights Nancy B's Science Club Mighty Microbes Lab and Germ Journal
Discover the science behind the "five-second rule" as you grow and observe various microbes!
Includes 4 Petri dishes, 250mL standing round-bottomed flask with volume markings, and stopper with hole to fit on top of flask.  Also includes bacteria spreader, colony counter grid, 8x magnification loupe, tweezers, funnel, pipette, gloves, and nutrient agar packet and recipe and a 22-page activity journal packed with experiments, fun facts, creative writing prompts, and more!

Educational Insights Nancy B's Science Club Way To Grow Hydroponics Kit and Gardening Diary
Observe, measure, cultivate, and stimulate an interest in biology and botany!  Includes 2 seed baskets, 2 flasks with thermometers, and 2 trellises with rulers and a 22-page activity journal packed with experiments, fun facts, creative writing prompts, and more!  Gardening Diary includes hydroponics experiments and history, including information about the Aztecs' amazing floating gardens!

Both of these awesome kits support hands-on STEM learning in the comfort of your own home and yard.

The GeoSafari line has cool tools for adventure-lovers:

Educational Insights Geosafari Wearable Adventure Tools: Wrist Band Science Kit
Outdoor exploration promotes discovery and encourages a lifelong love of science.  This multi-tool has a wrist band with 6 cool science tools-a hinged dome with air holes, rotating bezel with analog counter, LED light, 3x magnifier, compass, and ruler.  It requires one CR1220 battery (included)

Educational Insights Geosafari Wearable Adventure Tools: Glasses Science Kit
These stylish and comfortable glasses have removable tweezers, collection vial, whistle, 6x magnifying lens, and red and green color filters.  The glasses feature amber lenses for improved visibility.

Both of these fun gadgets also promote STEM learning!

If you are looking for a fun, interactive platform that you can tailor to your kiddo's educational needs, check out Hot Dots:

Educational Insights Hot Dots Make Your Own Kit
Bring learning to life! Create your own interactive materials for use with the Hot Dots Talking Pen.
Create customized, interactive learning materials for completely personalized, self-paced learning!
Set includes 150 Hot Dots (correct answers) and 300 Cold Dots (incorrect answers).
Includes activity guide with suggestions for making games, quizzes, flashcards, and more!

Educational Insights Hot Dots Pen
The interactive Talking Hot Dots Pen brings Hot Dots card sets and storybooks to life with lights, sounds, and kid-friendly phrases!
Simply review the question or activity, then press the pen to the dot next to the correct answer for an immediate audio-visual response.
Correct responses receive cool, kid-friendly phrases; incorrect responses receive gentle redirection. Works with any Hot Dots or Hot Dots Jr. set!
Perfect for independent study and learning; enables students to work at their own pace.
Requires 2 AAA batteries (not included). 

These are so much fun!  The kiddos love the positive reinforcement they get when the choose the correct answer and I love the flexibility of designing cards with questions to fit both of their grade levels.

It's time to get kids excited about learning this Spring and Educational Insights has tons of great products to help do just that!

Disclosure: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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