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Educational Insights provides Theresa’s Reviews with toys every couple of months as part of the EI Insider program. Having used the company’s toys for almost two years, I have been pleased. The company has a creative approach to making toys with educational value. With innovative concepts, the company creates toys that motivate kids to learn. As a certified K-6 teacher, I look for engagement in kids when they learn. Check out my review of each toy, and enter a giveaway. One lucky winner will receive all the toys.

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My daughters most enjoyed playing with the Design & Drill Dazzling Creations Studio. In the past, the Design & Drill toys have been successful in my home. The first product we tried, the Socket to Me set, was more uni-sex with blue and green coloring. We also tried the Flower Power Studio set that had a flower case to hold the screws. Now, with the Dazzling Creations Studio, my daughters adore how pretty the product is. Both of my daughters enjoy playing dress up with princess clothes, and they are infatuated with unicorns. The design was very appealing.

One of the items I received was Frankie’s Food Truck Fiasco game. Children who eat at food trucks can appreciate the scenario. Frankie the cat needs help serving his customers, and he faces a couple problems, such as slipping on bananas and flies landing on the food. To play, you spin the spinner. If you land on a shape, you find the food that matches the shape. I liked that the game reinforced spatial reasoning as well as rote memory of shapes. My kids enjoyed playing the game to help Frankie.

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Another item was the Hot Dots Jr. Magical Talking Wand. We already own a lot of Hot Dots products. Having another wand came in handy. Usually, my girls share the talking dog wands that they own. With the princess wand, learning was even more fun. Most often, we practice with the Kindergarten reading books. The letter recognition questions are good for my younger daughter, while the phonemic awareness questions are good for the older daughter. We also own the Kindergarten math books, which I like, because kids get repeated practice without wasting worksheet paper. When the wand presses an answer, it produces sound and noise to indicate whether the answer is correct. The sound effects and visuals are appealing to kids.

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To try out another Hot Dots item, we received the Hot Dots Tots Animals Interactive board book set. One thing I’ve noticed with Hot Dots books is that the items require parents to actively participate. Kids can’t entertain and teach themselves with the books if they can’t read yet. Having parents participating in the learning process is a positive thing. Prompting kids with the questions and allowing them to determine the answer lets them become more responsible for their learning.

The animals board book set was very age appropriate for my toddler. She enjoyed the two books, and she had a lot of fun using the musical teaching bear wand. Similar to the princess wand, the musical teaching bear wand using sound effects and visuals to indicate right and wrong answers. She has had trouble holding the other wands, but with the bear wand, she can get a better grip. When I asked the interactive questions, she was eager to discover the right answer.

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To help engage my children in learning science, I received the GeoSafari Jr. Jungle Crew Lab Set. In the past, I’ve had great experiences with science toys from GeoSafari. Exposing my kids to science at a young age matters to me. I’d like my daughters to grow up with the confidence that they can succeed in any field that interests them. The test tubes have lids the shape of lions. On the flask, there was a rhino head. Other items were an elephant funnel, hippo tongs, a monkey eye dropper, and 10 activity cards. Using the set, my kids were inspired to make believe they were creating magical potions and coming up with the cure for the hiccups.

Educational Insights toys have held up incredibly well. With the company offering me many review opportunities in the past couple years, we’ve been very fortunate to fill our home with the toys. Using the toys, my kids get an educational experience that I appreciate. Every time the toys arrive, my children exclaim that the new toys are better than any other toy they own. Another great thing about trying out the toys is that I get to offer one lucky reader a bundle of all of the toys, worth over $100. Start the school year off right by adding these neat, educational toys to your home.

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Giveaway

Enter to win the entire bundle of Educational Insights items! One lucky winner will receive:

  • The Design & Drill Dazzling Creations Studio (ARV $$21.99)
  • Frankie’s Food Truck Fiasco Game (ARV $21.99)
  • Hot Dots Jr. Magical Talking Wand (ARV $12.99)
  • GeoSafari Jr. Jungle Crew Lab Set (ARV $29.99)
  • Hot Dots Tots Animals Interactive Board Book Set ($24.99)

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Theresa has been writing since 2010 in magazines and online. Her lifestyle and parenting expertise has been featured in publications, including ShopSmart and Scholastic. She earned an M.Ed in Elementary Education from Vanderbilt as well as a BA in History from Flagler College, and she is a certified teacher.

68 Responses

  1. Kimmy Ripley

    The Design & Drill Dazzling Creations Studio
    My daughter loves to create! She’s a little artist!

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  2. Nicole Lancaster

    I want the Hot Dots Tots Animals Interactive Board Book Set the most because my daughter is just learning to read. I think she would enjoy reading more because Hot Dots makes in fun and interactive.

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  3. Nicole Lancaster

    I followed your Twitter account and Educational Insights Twitter account also-@tucsongirl80

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  4. Cynthia C

    I would like to have theFrankie’s Food Truck Fiasco Game™ because I know my great-niece would have lots of fun playing it.

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  5. Debbi Wellenstein

    I think I will like the Hot Dots Tots Animals Interactive Board Book Set-I think my little grandchildren will like this the most.

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  6. Richard Hicks

    I like the Hot Dots Tots Animals Interactive board book because it educational and fun at same time

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  7. Carolsye

    The GeoSafari® Jr. Jungle Crew Lab Set™ is of the most interest because my son is very much into math and science and this would be interesting for him!

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  8. kwai yip

    The GeoSafari Jr. Jungle Crew Lab Set, which I think my kids would have most fun mixing different liquids and making up concoctions!

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  9. Anna Pry

    following on twitter, my daughter would like to win the food truck game, she doesn’t own very many games

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  10. Jessica

    I would like the Design & Drill Dazzling Creations Studio because it looks like something my daughter would really enjoy.

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  11. Kimberly

    I think my toddler would most like the Jungle Crew Lab Set. It would help her build her fine motor skills and we could use it with many different activities.

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  12. Brittney House

    My niece would love the food truck game. She loves cooking and making food so it sounds like it would be fun.

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  13. Emily Smith

    The Design & Drill Dazzling Creations Studio looks awesome! I know my nieces would LOVE to play with it!

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  14. JenniferAnne

    My son would like the GeoSafari Jr. Jungle Crew Lab Set because he is into zoos and animals — this would be so much fun for him.

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  15. Emily Smith

    My youngest would love the GeoSafari Jr. Jungle Crew Lab Set. He loves science!

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  16. Anna Pry

    the design and drill studio would be a fun toy my toddlers could play with together

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  17. Anna Pry

    i think my girls would have fun with the hot dots magical wand, they’d probably use it when they pretend to play fairies

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  18. Katherine

    This would be great to do with my nephew GeoSafari Jr. Jungle Crew Lab Set

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  19. Theresa Pettit

    I would like Frankie’s Food Truck Fiasco Game™ because all kids love games.

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  20. Katherine

    GeoSafari Jr. Jungle Crew Lab Set would be fun to do with nieces andnephews

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  21. Katherine

    They all would be great but we would play with this GeoSafari Jr. Jungle Crew Lab Set first

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  22. Melanie G.

    Hot Dot Tots for sure…my friends daughter is just learning reading skills and they would help immensely! She’d love it.

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  23. Hesper Fry

    I think my daughter would really like the Hot Dots Jr. Magical Talking Wand.

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  24. joni

    I like the GeoSafari Jr. Jungle Crew Lab Set because it is fun inventing and exploring.

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  25. Katherine

    Hot Dots Tots Animals Interactive Board Book Set this would be fun to play with also

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  26. Richard Hicks

    I think the GeoSafari Jr. Jungle Crew Lab Set would be a hit with the kids. Because they love exploring outside

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  27. Kate Newton

    I think my kids would be super stoked on the Hot Dots, but I think all the toys are awesome. Anytime I bring in new toys, the kids are super excited! Love that these are educational. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  28. Joann F

    I would love the GeoSafari Jr. Jungle Crew Lab Set because I KNOW my grandson would love it!

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  29. Karen Matlock

    I think the lab kit looks really cool. My grandsons would love it 🙂

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  30. tina reynolds

    I think my kids would have a blast with all but especially the GeoSafari Jr. Jungle Crew Lab Set because the can be super creative and play imagination which they love to do

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  31. Laurie Emerson

    I like the GeoSafari Jr. Jungle Crew Lab Set. It is never too early to introduce your child to the fun world of Science and I know both of my children would really enjoy it.

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  32. Sand

    Frankie’s Food Truck Fiasco game looks like a lot of fun. It seems helpful to test memory.

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