Thursday, August 30, 2012

Educational Insights :: Teachable Touchables Review & Giveaway {Ends 9/9} US/CAN


 

I'm always on the look out for educational companies that can challenge Buddy but also help him learn new skills and concepts in a fun way. I'm excited to introduce you to Educational Insights, a manufacturer of educational products for classrooms and parents. Founded in 1962, Educational Insights offers kids unique, relevant, and engaging toys, games, and educational products that will inspire and motivate your children. Developed by educators and parents, their products are well-suited to your child's needs and appropriate for their age. 

I'm thrilled to now be partnering with Educational Insights on reviews of their educational products. If you read my blog at all then you know I enjoy making learning as fun as possible. Thankfully I have a preschooler that LOVES to learn and he thinks everything education-related is already fun. I'm trying to keep it that way by continuing to provide fun ways for him to learn. Educational Insights understands that learning needs to be fun to keep your kids engaged and excited to learn as evidenced through my first review of one of their products.

For my first ever review from Educational Insights I chose to review the Teachable Touchables. These texture squares are an awesome way for kids age 3-5 to develop a more descriptive vocabulary, communication and matching skills, and tactile awareness through this fun product of sensory exploration. I haven't spent much time with Buddy on the sense of touch so I knew I had to check these out and incorporate Teachable Touchables into our casual learning style. I also figured this would be a fun, relatively mess-free way to explore the sense of touch without having to create a Montessori style sensory bin (which I've done before and boy was it messy!).

Inside the included yellow drawstring bag are 10 pairs of 3" texture squares. Everything from fluffy and furry to scratchy and bumpy. The activity guide includes a bunch of different hands-on activities ideas using Teachable Touchables, and even more variations depending on your child and skill level. One of the games called "Feel and Find" sounded like the perfect way to test out Teachable Touchables. One texture square of each pair goes in the bag, and the rest are out in a pile. Your child chooses one, feels it, closes their eyes and tries to retrieve the matching square from the bag without looking. Buddy really enjoys matching games like Memory, so I knew he would understand what I was asking him to do. He picked up the concept right away!


A photo is worth a thousand words. Think he enjoyed this much? There's something about playing a game that requires a toddler to close their eyes that gets everyone into a laughing fit of fun!

I really, really like Teachable Touchables. They are teaching Buddy various textures and how to describe them using new words. It's an area I've yet to get to, and these are an awesome tool to help me. Now that we've played several games with Teachable Touchables and have sat down to talk about textures, Buddy now tells ME what the textures are when we play. He loves them because they're fun and I love them because he's having fun AND learning too! Absolutely mom approved!

Price: Teachable Touchables - $24.99
 
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Disclosure: I received the above mentioned product(s) to facilitate this review for free. No other compensation was received. This is my completely honest opinion above and may be different from yours. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.

23 comments:

aperry said...

I'd love to get my son the GeoSafari® Vega 360 Telescope

Kelley Johnsen said...

I like the Anatomy Set. My son would love to be working on that!

Janet W. said...

I would love to get the Phonics Bean Bags.

Lori Thomas said...

I`d love the GeoSafari® Omega Refractor Telescope

debijackson said...

no where to go strategy game or the shape beanbags debbie jackson,
djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

Tosia Drew said...

I think the Playfoam® Combo 20-Pack would be fun

Sara Pearsall said...

I am already starting a collection of toys for our daughter to last the next few years. I want to get her a really sturdy and colorful set of dishes. The Classroom Café Dining Play Set fits my needs very well! I love the amount of pieces you get as well as the colors! Does it get any better than 100% recycled toys?!?!

Felicia R said...

I really like the Pipsqueak Squeezers™ (set of 4)
Sort it out!

Leanne said...

I'd love to get the Foam Magnetic Fraction Strips.

Kimberly said...

Hot Dots
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Ruby said...

My daughter would love Pots 'n Pans kitchen set

Jennifer Barata Allen said...

I'd love to get the Bean Bag Toss.

jmbarata21@hotmail.com

Carrie Phelps said...

My grandsons would love the Wireless Eggspert® 2.4gHz.

jennifer said...

i love the sprout and grow greenhouse wonder! i think my son would get a kick out of it!

Nina H said...

I like goofball rally too!
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Nina H said...

I like goofball rally too!
hungrymonkey09 at gmail dot com

oddduck said...

I like the vocab puzzles

Alyshia said...

I like Ez as abc game set!

Kathy Davis said...

I would love to have the PlayBrix Cardboard Building Bricks, Set of 54 Assorted for my granddaughter. my own kids had these when they were little. They spent many hours building with them.
Kathy Davis
kdavis1@centurytel.net

Amanda said...

I'd love to get dd the GeoSafari® Jr. Talking Microscope.
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Nikki said...

I'd love the Classroom Café Dining Play Set for my daughter :)

Raising My Padawans said...

I like the GeoSafari Ant Zone.
-Heather S

Kristen said...

The Design & Drill power tool workshop.

Kristen Bobbitt