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Educational Insights: Design and Drill Review and Giveaway

Sunday, June 15th, 2014

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Educational Insights makes some fantastic toys. One of our new favorites is the Design & Drill Socket to Me Game. My kids were all drawn to this game. We do like to build and do wood working. So this toy was right up our alley. What I really liked about this game is that all three kids were interested and played with it at the same time. Liam was able to play with this toy just like his older brother and sister. This game definitely works your childs fine motor skills. But it also helps them use there language skills. We talked about the different colors we counted the bolts. We worked on taking turns using the socket to completely tighten the bolts. Afterwards they used their imagination to create pretend play scenarios for their creations. This is a great classroom toy to. There are plenty of bolts and four different projects to work on. The only issue would be there is only one socket wrench if you are using it for small group play. But like we did at home you can use that as a great opportunity to work on sharing and taking turns.
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Kids can spend a rainy summer day designing a boat, robot, rocket or something from their imagination! Once the sun is out, they can take their creation out to play! Design & Drill® Socket to Me is for ages 4 and up.
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Shh… They’re Learning
Develops fine motor skills
Encourages creativity

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Cut to the Chase
Kids use a working socket wrench to attach colorful bolts
4 Hands-on construction projects included
Completed projects are perfect for pretend-play
No batteries required!
Part of the award-winning Design & Drill line of toys

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It was fantastic to see all my kids playing with the same toy!
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Holiday Gift Guide: Learning Resources MeCorder™, Mini Video Recorder- Giveaway

Saturday, December 1st, 2012


Kaia loves to record herself. I have yet to meet a preschooler who is not all about recording themselves! The MeCorder makes it easy for her to record herself. She can easily record and playback her hilarious antics, lovely songs, and quirky personality. Plus I don’t have to worry about her breaking this recorder it is very sturdy. She loves the MeCorder because she can see herself as she records. Plus if you want to give your kiddo a reassuring message to take wit them on these easy to store recorder go for it! Mom and Dad can record reassuring messages that the child can play back, for instance on a school bus. The MeCorder can easily fit in your pocket, backpack etc. The MeCorder is also great for sending messages and progress back and forth between parents and teachers. There are so many uses for this great little recorder but Kaia and Mikey’s favorite is of course recording themselves. I don’t blame them they are beautiful I love seeing their recordings too!

Compact video recorder that’s simple enough for the whole family to use

Capture fun messages, creative performances, storytelling and more

Upload, share and charge via USB

Features 30-second recording, playback, LCD screen, mic and magnetic back

Measures 2.25″ x 2.25″

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Holiday Gift Guide: Learning Resources Farmer’s Market Color Sorting Set- Giveaway

Friday, November 30th, 2012

We go to the Farmer’s Market every Friday. It is actually one of our favorite things to do. The kids get to run around before Kaia goes to school. They get to try new fruits and veggies and they always get a treat (usually a honey stick or yummy piece of fruit). Well one of my favorite companies has brought the Farmer’s Market to my living room. Indeed my kiddos get to reenact one of our favorite “errands”. The Farmer’s Market Color Sorting Game may be one of my favorite educational games. It is just way to cute and it applies to so many learning activities. While of course there is the obvious color sorting there is also sorting by fruit vs vegetable. You can use them for pattern games, math games, and of course just talking about the different kinds of fruits and vegetables their names and more which can also lead into spelling and writing. And just playing with them for Imaginary play purposes is always nice. This set is beautiful, fun, educational, and just plain awesome!

Sort and sell bushels of realistic produce! Perfect for dramatic play and nutrition lessons too

Includes Activity Guide, 25 foods and stickers for labeling 5 baskets (red, yellow, orange, green and purple)

Baskets measure 4″H x 5.5″ in diameter

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Holiday Gift Guide: Lalaloopsy Harmony B Sharp- Reivew and Giveaway

Friday, November 23rd, 2012



Do you know a Lalaloopsy fan? I have a big fan of these adorable dolls in my house. Kaia just can’t get enough of these adorable dolls. to The new Harmony B Sharp doll is fantastic. Kaia has so much fun with her and for good reason not only is she interactive. She has interchangeable hairstyles and she sings songs and dances. Kaia’s favorite things all rolled into one super cute doll! Kaia loves Harmony’s sparkly blue and pink dress, cute molded socks and shoes, and pink molded hair. The adorable rattling pet cat helps kids keep the beat while Harmony entertains. Kaia shakes that Kitty like a maraca! The Interchangeable Hair Pieces Trigger Different Songs which is just fantastic best of all you can keep the hair pieces organized and in one place with the included plastic pouch. I am so glad they had the forethought to include the pouch no more lost pieces for us! Now if all that wasn’t enough to get a Lalaloopsy fan or really any kiddo excited there is more! Harmony dances when attached to the stand on the dance stage. She moves her legs and arms and twists at the waist. Her hair pieces also whirl and twirl. This doll is really fantastic!

About Harmony B Sharp
Harmony B Sharp features an adorable round face, button eyes, and a big personality. Created from the cloth of a singer’s dress, she loves to be in the spotlight. Like all Lalaloopsy dolls, she was once a rag doll who came to life just as her last stitches were sewn.
An aspiring singer, Harmony dresses the part with her sparkly blue and pink dress, cute molded socks and shoes, and pink molded hair. She comes with a rattling pet cat to help kids keep the beat while Harmony entertains.
Interchangeable Hair Pieces Trigger Different Songs
Press the button in the center of Harmony’s chest and she’ll interact with you. She has six ponytail hair pieces: two silly hair pieces with pink bows, a yellow stars hair piece, a green bow hair piece, a top hat hair piece, and a red bow hair piece. Keep the hair pieces organized and in one place with the included plastic pouch.
Each hairstyle triggers a different song when plugged into the hair-piece slot on the right side of Harmony’s head. Family members who are sensitive to sounds should know that the Harmony B Sharp doll does not include a volume button. However, she has an on/off switch and her songs and interactions are short.
Included Stage Allows Harmony to Dance and Move
Harmony dances when attached to the stand on the dance stage. When attached and while singing, she moves her legs and arms and twists at the waist. Her hair pieces also whirl and twirl. If unattached, Harmony will continue to talk and sing but without movement.
Interact with Harmony
Harmony interacts with you in several ways. You can help her get ready to perform by choosing a hair piece for her to wear. Or Harmony will prompt you to insert a specific hair piece for her. Occasionally, she will ask you to dance. To save battery power, Harmony will go into sleep mode if she isn’t played with for a period of time.
What’s in the Box
Lalaloopsy Harmony B Sharp Doll with outfit and shoes, pet cat, stage, six hair pieces, and one clear plastic purse.



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Holiday Gift Guide: Bratz Boutique Doll Review and Giveaway

Wednesday, November 21st, 2012



The Bratz Boutique Dolls come with packaging that transforms into a boutique shop. The store includes a pricing gun, and screen on a table, which has two buttons that make sounds for the pricing gun and cash register. The set also come with a mannequin, a shirt (with tiny price tag attached) and necklace, two sets of earrings, boots, purse, brush, gift bag with tissue paper, and a gift box. All this makes for a play set that will delight any shopaholic girly girl. Kaia was beyond thrilled to receive this set. She has fun having her Bratz Boutique doll sell cute outfits to all of her other dolls. She is excited to make more outfits to sell. This is definitely a favorite set. I think its great that the box doesn’t just get thrown away it becomes part of the playing fun.

Product Features

Includes 2-in-1 mannequin and doll stand
Check out counter includes cash register with working, beeping scanner
Includes additional outfit, 1 extra pair of shoes or boots, sunglasses, shopping bag, shoe box, purse, 2 pairs of earrings, bracelet and brush.
Packaging transforms into boutique playset environment


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