As a blogger, I’m excited to be a part of a new program from Educational Insights called EI Insider. What this means is that I’ll be receiving items from the company on a regular basis that I can review and give away to my most loyal readers! In my first EI Insider review package, I received a toy for each of my daughters. In the past, I have reviewed numerous toys from the company, which continually impresses me with items that have both educational value and entertainment value for kids. The new items we received offered a lot of fun as well as bonding opportunities.
Educational Insights Toys Review
One of the items I received was the Hot Dots Tots My World set. Earlier this year, I tried out several Hot Dots sets, including a Kindergarten Reading set and a Kindergarten Math set. When it was Christmas shopping season, I bought a set of Hot Dots Reading flashcard for my two-year-old younger daughter. Although my daughter was intrigued by the talking dog, the reading material was too advanced for her.
What I liked about the Hot Dots Tots set was that it had material, which was more appropriate for my toddler. The set came came with two board books and a dog pen. Because the board books were very sturdy, my daughter couldn’t easily damage them. As a certified teacher, I could also tell that the content was age appropriate. Instead of focusing on phonics and other reading skills, the product helped with color recognition and basic vocabulary.
Another item I received was the Design & Drill Flower Power Studio. Last year, I tried the Design & Drill Socket To Me product, which my kids still love today. With the new product, the drill was quite the upgrade. Because the drill was motorized, both of my daughters got quite a kick out of playing with it. Even though the item was aimed to meet the developmental needs of my five-year-old daughter, my toddler was also eager to jump in and pick up the drill. To appease both children, I had my younger daughter use the wrench from the Socket To Me set and I gave the electronic drill to my older daughter. Both girls played happily and stayed very entertained all morning as they enjoyed their time together.
Creating designs and pictures with the flower was one of the best features it had. The Socket to Me set was more of an introduction to how to get the screws in and out of a toy. With the Flower Power Studio set, my kids could make smiley faces and design patterns. I liked that the toy taught artistic skills and helped improve fine motor skills. Playing with the toy also provided a great opportunity for me to play with my kids.
Enter to win both items! One lucky winner will receive the Design & Drill Flower Power Studio (ARV $33) and the Hot Dots Tots My World set (ARV $25). The prize package has an approximate retail value of $58!
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I received a free item, but it in no way influenced my opinion.