With the holidays just around the corner, kids are building wish lists (or like mine, have been building them since last Christmas). As the kids get older the wish lists get more complicated and steeped in technology. But when they are little, they just want something fun and stimulating to play with. Sometimes this can be the actual toy, or just the box. 😀
We loved educational toys when our kids were little and we still do! Just last month, my middle one who wants to be an archaeologist one day begged me for the Smithsonian science kit from Costco. I caved and got it. (See what I did there?) When they are little though everything has the potential to be a learning toy and our friends at Educational Insights have some fantastic toys this holiday season.
From their website:
Educational toys fueled by kid-powered play! We’re play enthusiasts. We aim to create experiences filled with sheer joy and uncontrollable laughter. We are champions of curiosity and those “eureka” moments of discovery. In addition to inspiring creativity, imagination, good sportsmanship, and out-of-the-box learning, our inventive line of kid-powered toys and engaging games are packed full of fun, designed to delight, and are certain to satisfy kids’ natural curiosity.
Prance into imaginative play with Dazzle, Twinkle, and Shine: our enchanting new herd of playful unicorn puppets! Style their flowing, multicolored manes into twists and braids, customize them with sparkly stickers, then play! Perfect for fantastical puppet shows and pretend-play fun.
- Encourages self-expression
- Inspires dramatic and creative play
- Develops communication skills
Roar into scientific exploration with this sturdy, 6-piece, animal-themed science set. Fun animal-shaped scientific tools introduce preschoolers to the wild side of science, and 10 hands-on activity cards offer fun, simple ‘experiment’ ideas using ingredients found in your kitchen or backyard!
- Perfect for STEM learning
- Introduces key scientific principles and processes
- Supports early math skills and understanding of measurement
- Activities provide hands-on experience with physical science, the senses, and more
Join our color groovin’ jam session! Mini maestros touch a color to hear its musical note, touch multiple colors to compose their own masterpieces or sing along to nine jammin’ color songs! Different musical styles – from rock and Latin to jazz and country – keep kids engaged and learning. So play the blues, riff some reds, and shred those yellows! Features two modes of play and a 16-page musical activity book.
RainbowJam™ works with color objects in the real world, too! Just switch it to Song Mode, touch an object around you, and you’ll get a melodic surprise!
- Reinforces color learning
- Offers opportunity for music creation and real-world musical play
- Enhances listening skills
- Perfect for little music lovers
Brilliance blossoms with this cute and colorful design studio! Girls love the action and sound of the kid-friendly power drill as they arrange and drill the designer plates and bolts into gorgeous, garden-worthy patterns and designs. When it’s time to pack up the fun, everything fits neatly into the fold-up board for no-mess creativity – and learning – on the go!
- Perfect for STEM learning
- Grows kids’ hand-eye coordination, patterning, and problem-solving skills
- Encourages creativity and imagination, while building confidence
- A treat for little plant and flower admirers
The best part about Educational Insights are yes! the fabulous toys for young, curious minds but also their Playful Promise Guarantee. Click the image below for more information.
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