“Educational Insights is a leading manufacturer of learning toys and innovative, hands-on educational materials for classrooms worldwide. For nearly 50 years, Educational Insights has been a trusted source for teachers and parents for quality, award-winning educational products in math, science, social studies, language, language arts, reading, early childhood, Spanish, ELL, ESL teaching and classroom management.”
Educational Insights “products invite children to explore fine motor skills, social skills, creativity, theme-based learning, imaginative play, time telling, money math and measurement. Product brands include Hots Dots, PlayFoam, GeoSafari, ReMARKable, Classroom Jeopardy, Teaching Tiles and Smart Talk.”
“Product types include games, puzzles, card games, board games, wooden puzzles, classroom kits, electronics, reading manipulatives, math manipulatives, pocket charts, activity books, activity kits, science kits, teacher resources and classroom organization tools.”
I have a number of Educational Insights products that I will be writing reviews on. Today, I am going to tell you about Playfoam. Not only am I going to tell you about Playfoam, but I am going to tell you how you can WIN an 8 pack of Playfoam.
As per Educational Insights, Playfoams features are as follows:
*Completely mess free — guaranteed!
*Reusable — never dries out
*Totally portable no-stick formula for creativity on the go
*First creative experience for young kids
*Total tactile satisfaction!
I can personally tell you that I Love Playfoam. It is reusable, totally portable, it does not dry out and does not stick to carpets, furniture, clothes or car seats from our testing.
As far as it being mess free….it certainly does not crumble. There was one review on the Educational Insights website stating that it crumbled and fell apart. I am sorry but that does not happen with the Playfoam we have at all. It sticks together very well. Four of the colors have little sparkles in the Playfoam and those got on my little one’s play table, but they wiped up very quickly, easily and with no effort. So to me, it certainly is mess free as far as squishy, squashy shaping fun goes.
My two daughters age 4 and 9 love Playfoam. They love the texture and the ability to create and mold things over and over again. I love that if we forget to put it away, that the next morning it is not dried out. You can leave it out and it still sticks to itself and is reusable. I really love this feature.
What I find absolutely amazing about Playfoam is that my daughters can drop it on the floor and I have looked and looked, but I do not see any dirt or dog/cat hair from our pets sticking to it at all. I really do not understand how this works, but I really love it.
Since we’ve had Playfoam, our children have not stopped molding things from making birthday cakes, volcanoes, pizzas and characters. When they are done they roll it into a large ball and leave it for the next time they want to mold and play. They have used the Playfoam daily since we got it.
Playfoam comes in 8 wonderful colors:
Oh Yeah Orange
Pat It Down Purple
Sparkle Twinkie Pinkie
Sparkle Ya Ya Yellow
Sparkle Glitzy Green
Sparkle Ooh La La Orange
Courtesy of Educational Insights, we are giving away an 8 pack of Playfoam. Contest is open to residents of Canada & the USA who have a mailing address in either Canada or the USA. You must be over the age of 18 to enter so if you are under 18 and reading this, a Big Hello to you, but please go ask your parent or guardian to enter for you.
Contest closes on September 10th, 2011 at 8:00 pm Pacific Time.
Here is how to Enter:
1. Go take a look at the Educational Insights Website and then come back here and leave a comment on this contest post about another one of their Educational Items that you would like me to review and run a giveaway on. You can only do this once for one entry.
2. Like Educational Insights on Facebook. Then come back and leave a separate comment letting me know that you have done this.
3. Like MomMomOnTheGo on Facebook. Then come back and leave a separate comment letting me know that you have done this.
4. Share this Contest on Facebook and/or Twitter. You can share the contest as much as you wish, but you can only leave one separate daily comment stating that you have shared the contest.
The winner will be randomly drawn by “And The Winner Is” at the close of the contest and notified by email. The winner will will have 24 hours from the sent time on the winning email to provide their name and mailing address in order to claim the prize. If I do not receive the response within the 24 hour period that person will be disqualified and a new winner will be drawn. So please, add my email address to your safe senders list so that if you are the winner, my email does not go to your junk folder.
The prize is for the 8 pack of Playfoam. There is not an option to exchange it for another item, cash or credit. Please only enter if you wish to have a chance at winning the 8 pack of Playfoam.
Good Luck to everyone.