Educational Insights Toy Review
Combine the joy of learning with these incredible toys from Educational Insights.
Picking out the right toys for our kids can be challenging with all of the options that are on the market. Educational Insights offers a line of toys that inspire kids to learn, discover, and play. This is a Powered by Mom Holiday Gift Guide Top Pick.
Read on to find out how team member Amanda and her son liked Educational Insights toys.
My son and I had the opportunity to review three toys from Educational Insights. First up, is the GeoSafari® Jr. My First Telescope.
GeoSafari® Jr. My First Telescope
Kids can get a closer look at the moon with the GeoSafari® Jr. My First Telescope. It comes with a tripod that is simple to use and folds up for easy storage. The telescope is focus free, which means kids don’t have to hassle with adjusting a knob to see the moon in all it’s beauty. There is a 10x magnification, which really brings the moon into focus. The eyepiece resembles binoculars which makes it really easy for kids to use.
My Thoughts about the GeoSafari® Jr. My First Telescope
This is perfect for kids who have shown a curiosity in the moon. All of my boys have always been amazed by the moon, so this toy was perfect for my youngest. Thanks to a show we watch, they all refer to the moon as Luna. There is a card that is included with the telescope that shows the different phases of the moon. The eyepiece is really nice because my son doesn’t struggle with keeping one eye closed and only viewing it out of one open eye. It has really helped him get a clear and up close look at the moon. Although the age group suggested for this telescope is 4-6, my 9 year old also showed an interest in the telescope.
Design & Drill® Power Play Vehicles™ Race Car
With this incredible toy from Educational Insights, kids can build their very own race car. The Design & Drill® Power Play Vehicles™ Race Car comes with everything you need (besides the batteries). Included are several snap on pieces, a battery powered drill (safe for kids to use), bolts and stickers. There are easy to follow directions to build the car. The kids power drill works but doesn’t pose any danger to young kids. I love this feature because my kids always want to use daddy’s tools. This way, kids can use a tool that functions just like the real thing.
My Thoughts about the Design & Drill® Power Play Vehicles™ Race Car
I love the Design & Drill® Power Play Vehicles™ Race Car and so does my son. He uses the drill to secure the bolts, and then takes them off again. He had a blast placing the stickers all around the race car. This is great to have around because now he takes interest in safe “tools” instead of going after his dad’s sharp tool set.
Sophie’s Seashell Scramble™ Game
Sophie’s Seashell Scramble is a matching game. The bottom of the box is used as the board. It has an adorable picture of an ocean with a variety of sea creatures including an octopus, sea otter’s, fish, and seashells. There are a variety of seashells that match the pictures on the board. You place those seashells throughout the board to set up the game. Spin the spinner and use sophie to grab a matching seashell and place it on your card. The first one to fill up their card with matching seashells wins!
My Thoughts about the Sophie’s Seashell Scramble™ Game
This game reminds me of a matching game with a bingo twist. My little boy (almost 4) loves it too. It has helped him learn how to play a game by taking turns and following rules. He is also learning that you can’t win every game, but its still fun in the end. His brothers have also joined in and played Sophie’s Seashell Scramble.
Overall, Educational Insights offers a variety of games and toys that encourage learning, fun, and exploration. Our family has enjoyed having these toys on hand to help our boys learn in an interesting, educational, and enjoyable way.
To find out more about Educational Insights, visit their website HERE.