EDMarket provided my travel expenses so that I could attend the EDExpo 2015 event. All opinions are my own.
Last week I flew to Atlanta, GA to attend the EDExpo 2015, where the latest educational resources, materials, toys, and ideas are shared. A group of educational bloggers were invited as guests to check out some of these amazing educational resources. Not only were we invited, but we were also asked to vote for our top 10 favorites.
I have to say that I think that bringing school and homeschooling educators who are bloggers to the EdExpo 2015 this year was a brilliant idea. Who better o judge what our students need in the classroom or our children at home than the people who educate them on a daily basis. As a former teacher and now homeschooling mom, I was excited to see what new resources, games, and ideas I got to see.
Here are the Top Ten Featured Products at EDExpo 2015 Picked by Educators:
#1 Touchtronics Numbers & Letters by Junior Learning: Teaching letter recognition, phonemic awareness and word building while using technology. Our kids now a days love playing on tablets and Junior Learning does exactly that. Check out their video on the website.
#2 The Reading Game by the Reading Game: It’s a learn to read series helping children learn to read by adding a few sight words at a time along with a story. Once those words are mastered another set of words are added and added into the stories. By the end the child would have mastered over 180 words.
#3 Say It! by Felix Ltd.: A card game that allows children to create fun and creative sentences while using the words on the cards. Each child takes turns adding to the sentences.
#4 Fidgets by Endless Possibilities: I personally got the chance to speak with the creator of Fidgets and hear the story on how her children created them. Fidgets can help with generalized aniety disorder, ADD, ADHD, obsessive-compulsive disorder, dementia, and Autism. They are also great as a stress reducer.
#4 Class Set by Goldieblox: Goldieblox was created with young girls in mind to get them building. Coming soon!
#5 The F.U.N. Empty Number Line System by Learning Advantage: It represents the number system while, at the same time, is a manipulative where numbers can be moved, matched and plotted, up and down the entire number line.
#6 Math Bands by Learn in Style: Math Bands for Multiplication are a fun, easy way to practice multiplication facts.
#7 Busy Fingers by Fiddle Focus: Utilizes a variety of fabrics that provide sensory stimulation for children.
#8 Pencil Grips by The Pencil Grip: The Pencil Grip increases comfort, teaches proper hand positioning, and improves control.
#9 Circuit Sticker Books by Chibitronics: Materials and techniques for blending electronics with traditional arts and crafts media to create personally meaningful technology and new media for self-expression. Check out their website for some great videos!
#10 Kapla Blocks by KAPLA Tom’s Toys: Allows children to learn logical thinking, stimulates creativity, concentration, perseverance and patience, cognitive development, and teamwork.
#10 Cool Circuits by ScienceWiz: Emphasizes spatial reasoning and abstract thinking.
There you have it! Our Top 10 Educational Toys and Products for 2015!
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From the list above, which one do you think you would love to have in your home or classroom?