Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Educational Insights My First Microscope and the riddle show

Do you have a child that loves telling jokes or riddles? Educational Insights has the best toy for that. did that sound a little infomercialish? Didn’t really mean to, but anyway, if they do then The Riddle Show from Educational Insights is perfect for them.

I’m sure you are wondering what exactly The Riddle Show is. It is not an actually show, however when playing with it, your child can make their own show.

Yes, I will be the first to admit that I am a child of the internet, and i love electronics, but there are time when you just don’t need them (gasp, did I just type that?). I absolutely love how interactive this microphone is. You and your kids can get hours of entertainment out of this toy.

Batteries come in it already, so you are already set there. all you have to do is take it out of the packaging and start playing. With over 145 jokes and riddles, here will probably be a few that you have heard, and there are a few corny ones (they are for kids, of course they are corny), but overall they are cute and fun.

Shh… They’re Learning!
  • Increases listening comprehension skills
  • Enhances critical thinking skills
  • Builds vocabulary
  • Increases self-confidence and self-esteem

This is more for children that are 6 and over, but some kids a little younger i’m sure can have lots of fun with it as well. The selling point is $21.99, so perfect range for a Christmas or birthday present. I would order one or 2 today, and just in time for the holidays.

My First Microscope

I remember being a kid and going “hunting” for worms and snakes and being really interested in science. As I got older, that all went away as I got more into music and well makeup. I kind of wish I would have done more and continued a like for science as I got older. So when Education Insights offered the My First Microscope to me, I said yes. I figured my daughter could play with it and learn a little something.

I’m going to say right away that Fallon is only 2, and this is for ages 3 and up. So, I do have to watch and help her since there are some small parts.

Fallon seemed to love this microscope right away and kept saying “look, look” and wanted me to look. I couldn’t pry her away from this thing if I wanted to. It’s pretty neat. I love the fact that it really encourages imagination and learning without the need of my iphone, tablet or laptop. We get so used to teaching our kids on electronics that we forget about the basics.

Shh… They’re Learning
  • Encourages scientific exploration
  • Rewards curiosity
  • Introduces kids to a key scientific tool

Cut to the Chase
  • A microscope designed with preschoolers in mind
  • View anything at up to 8x magnification
  • Part of the award-winning line of science toys

The price of this toy is only $21.99, which to me is a great price point. Educational Insights provides a toy that isn’t just for a boy, but for both genders. I bet your kids, grandkids, niece, nephew etc would love to get this. It only takes a few seconds to set up so they can start learning right away.

Please note that this needs 3 AAA batteries and does not come with them. I have learned over the years that I should take toys out of the box, put batteries in and make sure each toy is ready to use before wrapping it. It saves tons of time and impatient children. At least that is the case for me and my kids (surely we can’t be alone lol).

Educational Insights is giving one lucky winner both the microscope and the riddle show. Please use the Giveaway Tools below for your chance to win.

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  1. Thanks for the Terrific Review on the Educational Insights The Riddle Show! This is a really neat product! I really love it! My kids would love it too! They always act like they have a microphone and crack jokes, talk, sing, etc.! This would most likely be perfect for them for Christmas! Thanks so much for the information and review! I really appreciate it! Thanks again, Michele :)

  2. My oldest daughter, who is going to be 5 in January, is so curious about all the things around her and she absolutely LOVES nature! The My First Microscope toy would be awesome for her to explore all the little things she finds outside from rocks to leaves to bugs. Love educational toys for the kids!

  3. I love the My First Microscope for my son, because he loves to investigate new things. I'd like to give him an up-close view of lots of new objects with this toy.

  4. These look awesome. I love a toy that is also a tool for education.

  5. I like that the Riddle Show has over 145 jokes and riddles.

  6. The Riddle Show would be a huge hit in our house. I like that it helps build self-confidence and self-esteem.

  7. I would like the first microscope- such a cool thing for kids to use! checking out bugs and stuff would be great

  8. I like the microscope because I can imagine how fascinated by daughter would be looking at everything under it. I can see her now going around the house looking for things to magnify.

  9. I love the microscope. My granddaughter would love it. It is educational and would encourage her to study science in a fun way.

  10. I like that it's a real working microscope with 8x magnification.

  11. The microscope is a wonderful gift idea that my son would love! It looks durable enough to withstand curious kids

  12. I am always looking for fun ways to teach my son science, so the microscope would be perfect!

  13. I like that the microphone comes loaded 145 jokes and riddles.
    Thanks for the chance.

  14. Love My First Microscope - the perfect thing for my nephew, who is fascinated with everything outdoors!

  15. I love the My First Microscope. My grandson has been wanting one.

  16. I love that The Riddle Show has over 145 jokes and riddles. My oldest son would have a blast sharing the jokes.

  17. I really like the My First Microscope because it is perfect for encouraging preschoolers to get interested in science.

  18. I like that it's a real working microscope with 8x magnification

  19. I love the Riddle show. It looks fun and something that you could have a lot of fun with. I also love the microscope which can for sure give your child a jump on science and microbiology etc. They are both stimulating toys which would be wonderful for any child. Rita Spratlen

  20. My favorite thing about the microscope is that it gives a child a glimpse into the way things are made that we wouldn't normally see just by looking directly at them.

  21. I like the Microscope and my boy would love it. He is forever having me come look at some bug or something outside. I like that it's A microscope designed with preschoolers in mind
    and that you can View anything at up to 8x magnification


  22. I like the Microscope because it is also a tool for education

  23. I love that the microphone has recorded jokes!

  24. I like the microscope it's the first one I've seen that is designed for younger chikdren

  25. My sis in law is a teacher, the microscope would be perfect for my niece

  26. I love the microscope! It would be the perfect gift for my niece! Her mom is a microbiologist, and would be a great way to be like mommy and learn about the world around her!