I want to share another awesome product with you guys from my favorite website to visit when purchasing educational toys and games – Educational Insights. If you haven’t heard of Educational Insights before they are based in Southern California and are the manufacturer of playful products with serious educational value, including subject-specific classroom products, teacher resources, educational toys, and games. Their products are designed by seasoned educators and parents who know that, first and foremost, learning must be fun.
Dilly loves anything to do with letters. She points them out in the grocery store, on the computer, on signs while I am driving, everywhere! I have slowly been introducing her to the sounds letters make and so I was excited for her to receive the Phonics Bean Bags set from Educational Insights to try out. (We also have the numbers set and textures set, so they are all mixed together in the picture below).
The Phonics Bean Bag Set includes 26 bean bags that each have an embroidered picture that represent a letter sound. The pictures are very vibrant and easy to recognize. Dilly is familiar with almost all of the pictures which makes associating the letter with it’s sound much easier. The only picture that I would suggest changing for Dilly is the rabbit because she always thinks it is a bunny, perhaps a rainbow instead?
The vowel bean bags have pictures on both sides to represent long and short vowel sounds. As well as the C and G to represent soft and hard sounds. I think it would be a great idea to buy these as a set with the letter bean bags because you could have your little one match the picture with the letter.
Sugar also enjoys playing with the Phonics Bean Bags but she mostly likes throwing them or chewing on them, hehe. She really enjoys the Teachable Textures set though. It comes with 20 pillows and patches – 10 matching sets. This set helps children ages 3 to 5 build tactile discrimination skills and related vocabulary as they interact with the different textures. I notice she prefers the silky pillows the best.
I really like these sets for both girls. There are no small parts so I don’t have to worry about Sugar trying to eat something she shouldn’t and Dilly loves finding the pictures and matching the textures. Definitely a win-win situation in the Harper Household! And mama likes that both sets with a convenient storage bag to keep them in when play time is finished.
Interested in purchasing a set for your little one? Head on over to the Educational Insights website where you can purchase the Teachable Textures set for $24.99 or the Phonics Bean Bag set for $49.99. Or you could win BOTH sets here – just enter below using the Rafflecopter giveaway form.