Finding a toy that is fun and educational is like hitting the parenting jackpot! This is exactly how I feel about finding Educational Insights and their several lines of toys. Each line features toys that help a child develop and grow while in a playful and fun manner. These sorts of toys can also help your child develop critical thinking skills from a young age. You can read about that here:

I was able to play with 3 different products from Educational Insights. My kids LOVE these toys and have now become front runners in our daily play. If you are looking to spice up your toys, looking to teach your children about letters, words, numbers or science in a fun and creative way then do yourself a favor and check out Education Insights website today.

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Playfoam Shape & Learn Alphabet Set

Kids love to play with textiles like PlayDoh and clay, but they are hard to manipulate and work for some children with less developed fine motor skills and hand muscles. With Educational Insights Playfoam this is no longer an issue. Their foam is fun and easy to use. It sticks to each other but never your hands or other things like clothing or your table. It consists of tiny little foam cylinders, similar to a bead shape. The Shape & Learn set comes with 9 different colors for your child to play with. I choose to move mine into resealable bags after being opened, but you don’t have to do this as they don’t dry out!

The Alphabet set comes with all 26 letters of the alphabet to work the foam into the correct shape. Each letter shows with arrows the direction which you would go in to draw the letter on paper. This way when a child is ready to pick up a crayon or pen they can remember what direction it is they are to move their writing utensil.

I like to take the letters and form 3 letter words out so my 4 year old can see short words spelled out. Some words I have set in front of her include: pig, dog, cat. The Playfoam Alphabet Set fun for children to play with as a toy and as a learning tool. If your child loves to play with shaping clay’s or dough’s then I would highly recommend this Playfoam set.

GeoSafari Jr. My First Microscope

Children are fascinated by the world around them. By exploring what is interesting to them you can help nurture and encourage them to feel confident that learning is exciting and fun. For instance, if your kid loves watching movies like Star Wars or something similar, you could try getting them Minifigures of their favorite movie character. My kids love taking a closer look at things and now with the GeoSafari Jr My First Microscope by Educational Insights they can take an even closer look than they ever could before. This microscope if fully functional, it works just as a real science tool should. The two large eye-pieces for you to look through, a child sized large knob to turn to gain focus and an LED light to brighten the environment you are exploring. You are able to view items up to 8x its original size.

My children love to find small things that they desire to take a closer look at. The pictures here show my kids looking at the tiny pieces that go in the game Operation! They wanted to see the tiny pieces in a closer and they were thrilled at what they saw. Knowing that this toy works like a real grown up microscope, and they they could use it like a grown up would made them feel so confident. My husband went to college for biology and is an expert at using the most amazing and high tech microscopes the world has to offer. We love helping our children fall in love with science. By learning about all of God’s creations they can fall in love with the world around them over and over again.

Design & Drill Robot

My son loves to take toys apart and then attempt to recreate it and put it together again. This is a natural form of play for him, I call it my future engineer in the making when he does this type of play. He also thinks robots are amazing! Most little kids think robots are fun and interesting, especially after they watch programs all day about robots! Robotech seems to be a popular program amongst children, even though it was originally released many years ago. Of course, once they start watching Robotech, they have to know more about the Robotech Wars. Apparently, Canada was important in the first Robotech War, or so I’ve learnt from reading an online article. Robots are harmless though, that’s why so many children are amazed by them. Anything with robots in, the kids are interested. They walk and talk like a person but are in no way a person at the same time. When I saw this toy I knew my son would flip out! Being only 3, he is still working on developing his fine motor skills. My 4-year-old daughter is able to use the screwdriver with ease, but he is still working on his hand muscles. I love that this robot can by played with by using not only the perfect toddler-sized screwdriver but also by hand. My son loves to try to use the screwdriver, but when he gets frustrated by his lack of ability, he can drop it and turn the screw or bolt by hand.

The Educational Insights Design & Drill Robot is perfect for introducing STEM learning through basic engineering and construction play. My son is working on his hand-eye coordination with his new robot as well as his matching skills. The screws can color coordinate with the robot’s body parts. It comes with stickers you can use to customize your robot and make it your own.

30 Comments on Educational Insights Toys

  1. I love the microscope for my kids to explore and learn at the same time.

  2. I love toys that are both educational & fun. These EI toys fit the bill. One of the best toys I ever got as a child was a chemistry set I wanted for Christmas in about the 4th grade. It was great fun. I had to go add a bunch to a wish list for when my grandson is older!

  3. My grandkids love toy like the above pics! My one grandson has a telescope that he got from a Jake and the Neverland Pirates kit and another one has binoculars. Talk about having fun playing with them is an understatement! I like it when they are inquisitive and adventurous! Creative imaginative minds want to know! Great toy and hours of fun!

  4. My nieces would have lots of fun while learning with these toys. I love toys that have educational value.

  5. I don’t generally like “learning” toys as interest is quickly lost as you can only do the same thing over and over but these look great.

  6. A lot of these toys remind me of Montisorri style learning, which is cool, that kids can learn through play

  7. love these toys especially the telescope and especially the shape and learn would love to get my son that

  8. Oh my nephews would LOVE My First Microscope! Thanks for sharing! Now I know what to get for their birthdays!!

  9. Such wonderful toys. I can see my granddaughter absolutely loving the microscope because she loves to explore nature and this would make it even more fascinating.

  10. tha tmicroscope is impressive… tough and educational, fgreat for kids

  11. These all look great but I think my kids would especially enjoy the PlayFoam!

  12. Educational Insights has been my go-to place for toys that the kids not only love to play with, but provide learning while they are playing. I love the idea of using the playform to learn their letters, and really like that it’s all in one box so it makes it so much easier for adults.

  13. That robot has caught my eye! I think I’d even enjoy playing with that!

  14. Toys nowadays have come a long way from winding them up! I mean they do a lot! They can have a conversation with you. Walk, roller skate, sing, drink a bottle,
    poop on a diaper, robots firing lasers, etc.
    Really a lot of toys are educational now. I stock up on batteries. Because they all seem to need them now.
    I noticed these toys seem to be durable & can be passed on from child to child. I like getting my money’s worth!

  15. The Playfoam letters look like a fun way to learn. My 5-year-old son is obsessed with letters so he would love it.

  16. I would love to have the microscope for my daughter. What a great way to jump start an interest in science.

  17. So many wonderful learning toys on their site. The kids can spend hours using them and bring out their imaginations. My children love them.

  18. I love these learning toys. They are so much fun for the kids to play with that they don’t realize that they are learning.

  19. These toys look so fun and educational. I would love to play with them with my grand kids.

  20. I LOVE their toys!! I love that they are durable and educational but so super fun!! <3 Everything a growing mind needs!!

  21. I started buying their products when my Granddaughter was born. We have been so satisfied and not that my Grandson has gotten older, I will be buying more. They really put a lot of thought in the products they carry and the kids learn so much from their experience with the toy

  22. I like that these toys a fun yet education. I especially like the Playfoam way of teaching letters and the Microscope made out of hard plastic so it last longer with little hands.

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