Monday, October 3, 2011

Educational Insights Phonics Bean Bags and Number Bean Bags Review and Giveaway!

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Educational Insights has done it again.  Another product that I love.  I will cover the Number Bean Bags first.  This set includes 20 Bean Bags numbered 1-20.  Not only are the numbers on the bean bag, but the numbers are spelled out on the back.  The odd numbers are red and the even numbers are blue.  What a great way for beginners to learn their numbers.  You can do all sorts of games to help your child learn their numbers.

Nice storage bag!
1.Lay out some of the numbers in order, but with some numbers missing.  Allow your child to fill in the blanks with the extra bean bags.

Odds are red,evens are blue.
2.Toss and Say-Have the children divide into 2 groups and toss the bean bags back and forth, calling out the numbers as they catch the bags.



3. Now this one will take a little effort, but is a great idea.  Use a large piece of cardboard or perhaps a tablecloth or shower curtain.  Use a marker to divide this into 20 separate spaces, like a giant checkerbard almost.  Then using stickers, or pictures, place them in each square with 1-20 items in each square.  Then have the child toss the bean bags in the appropriate square.  The one that has the matching number of objects in it.

Here is the only thing that is missing from the Bean Bags and that would be an addition and subtraction sign.  I am sure you can work around this though. Have them practice addition and subtraction problems with the bean bags.  There are some other game suggestions in the instruction book.

The Phonics Bean Bags are yellow with pictures on them for each sound of the alphabet.  There are 6 double sided bean bags that teach two different sounds the letter can make.  Like a hard G and a soft G.  Make sure you know what each picture is, and then start teaching your child.  Like I have to admit, I thought the ape was a gorilla until I saw that the picture on the back was an apple.  Some activities for the Phonics Bean Bags include:
Nice storage bag!

1. Toss and Say.  Have the child say the name of the picture as they catch the Bean Bags.  For the further advanced have them also say what letter the word starts with.
Colorful pictures!
Cute!

2. Place all the Bean Bags in a container and allow your child to pull one out, identify the picture and then pantomime an action associated with the picture.
Ice Cream

Igloo
Once again there are several other activities in the instruction flyer.

These games are just an example of the type of product put out by Educational Insights.  I am impressed by the quality that goes into their products.  I highly recommend them to teachers and especially homeschoolers.  Keep an eye out for more Education Insight review/giveaways coming up!  Be sure to like them on Facebook to keep up with everything going on.

One neighbor will win their choice of Number Bean Bags or the Phonics Bean Bags.  Giveaway will end 10/17.


61 comments:

Darlene said...

Hi, I would like to see reviewed
Eggspert, it looks like a fun family game

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DEBIJOT said...

I would like Math Slam

Janet W. said...

I would love for you to review the Phonics Firefly!
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gerri_bolen[at]msn[dot]com said...

I would like to see math slam reviewed I think it looks like a great game for my kids to help them learn

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katychick said...

bank amerikid atm- so cute
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Sweet Panda said...

I would like to see the Bank AmeriKid ATM™ reviewed.

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Bee W Bedard said...

I would like you to review the FingerTale Puppets Three Little Pigs

karenmed409 said...

I also like the Presto Change-O Game
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Colleen M said...

I would like to see you review their VersaPegs product.

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phoinexpeace@gmail.com said...

I'd like to see the Geosafari® Sonic Sleuth reviewed. [=

Anonymous said...

I would like to see their MathShark reviewed
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Steph said...

I would like to see you review the Name That State game.

slb3334 said...

estimation station.

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Kimberly said...

I would like to see Geo Safari Motorized Solar System
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debijackson said...

mathslam or the geosafari talking microscope

vmkids said...

I would like to see the Phonics firefly reviewed
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coliebear said...

I would like to see the Space Faces game reviewed.
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Anonymous said...

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I LIKE THE MathShark

Brooke R. said...

The GeoSafari Ant Zone
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degood said...

I would like to see the geosafari ant zone reviewed.

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crystletellerday said...

name that state game crystletellerday@yahoo.com

Kimberly said...

I like the PlayBrix™ Cardboard Building Bricks reviewed. They look like fun!
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bored2quickly said...

I follow your blog on GFC, subscribe to your email and like you on Facebook! I would absolutely love to win this for my kids! I also like math slam for them! Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
Renee Walters
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Donald said...

(http://www.educationalinsights.com/product/parents/category/early+skill+development/imaginative+-+role+play/classroom+caf-+dining+play+set.do?sortby=&) love to get this for my niece! :)
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Renee B. said...

What a fun and educational game. Thanks for having a great giveaway.
phonics firefly looks interesting too.
Renee Bruno

Anonymous said...

I would love to win this for the school I work at

Robyn said...

I would like to see you review the finger puppets (Little Red Riding Hood or 3 Little Pigs)

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Caryn said...

I would like you to review Bank AmeriKid ATM

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debijackson said...

geosafari ant zone looks cool...review it please

daniel healey said...

I would like the math slam reviewed

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Jeannine said...

I would like to see the Microscope reviewed.

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amy16323 said...

presto change o game
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Barginmom said...

Rocks, Minerals & Fossils is a topic that would be a interesting review to read about.

mommy2one126 said...

Would like to see the talking microscope reviewed

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mail4rosey said...

I think the Design and Drill toy would be great for review.

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Ericka said...

I would love to see the Bank AmeriKid ATM reviewed. I think it would be great for the kids to understand the value of money
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Anonymous said...

I like these. This would be fun for the kids in my classroom. :)

Anonymous said...

MY comment is above. The children would really enjoy an activty such as this because it is different then the typical worksheet.

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Anonymous said...

I would also like to see the Bank AmeriKid ATM reviewed. We bought a similar one for our son 2 years ago, looking to see if any of the features are different.
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atydec said...

I would like to learn more about the Hot Dots® Jr. Getting Ready for School Set.
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pauline15 said...

My kids have been taking a Dave Ramsey financial freedom course with me and they have really been getting into it. The Bank AmeriKid ATM would be a really nice addition to learning how to manage money!
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Anonymous said...

I would like to see a review for the Design & Drill® Activity Center. I am considering buying this for my home bound autistic student. These bean bags would be awesome for him. Thanks.

kdavis1@centurytel.net

Anonymous said...

I like Educational Insights on Facebook.

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Anonymous said...

I would like to see Math Slam.
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Anonymous said...

I WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE VersaPegs™ REVIEWED
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KD { Mom of 3 Dolls } said...

I'd like to see you review the USA Foam Map Puzzle.

Jaime Gard said...

I would love to see a review (and giveaway! :-) of the Phonics Firefly, but pretty much ANY Educational Insights product rocks!

Anonymous said...

I love the play money sets they have.

Desiree Dunbar
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Randominities said...

I like the Word Show Vocabulary game! I think learning words/vocabulary will get you far in life. :)

Mitchell C said...

Would like to see the Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel Game reviewed! It looks super fun!

cathic said...

I would love to see the alphabet glove reviewed

SantaFe said...

I would love to see the Talking Hot Dots® Pen reviewed as these would be great for centers.

Diana Castro said...

I would like Math Slam

susansmoaks said...

i would love to see the talking microscope reviewed
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Jennifer said...

I'd like to see a review of KaBAM!

tracy gnann said...

I would like to see the smart talk reviewed.

lisa_s said...

I would like you to review the Sneaky Snacky Squirrel Game.

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Jodi Kershuk said...

Now you see it, now you don't composter
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dvice12 said...

I'd like to see the Laundry Jumble™ Game reviewed

bargainsmarts said...

The Storyteller Glove!

Justin said...

I would like to see a review on the phonics pad or phonics lab

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