I am so grateful to have partnered with Eeboo again for the Earth Day Giveaway. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, I just can’t get enough of their educational games! I’ve always felt that there was a special quality to Eeboo’s materials, with illustrations that are just outside of the box, a focus that’s slightly offbeat, and quality that will endure, Eeboo has always caught my eye as an educator. Now that I’m a mother, I’m thankful for games and toys like Eeboo’s that will encourage an appreciation of that which is unique and different within my daughter.
Firstly, the puzzle itself is gorgeous. Eeboo never fails to disappoint when it comes to the quality of their illustrations — Melissa Sweet illustrated both the puzzle and the bingo game, and she is a true artist.
The artwork features creatures of all kinds (botanical, animal), as well as non-living things and phenomenon such as fossils, minerals, the weather & astronomy drawn in vibrant, beautiful colors that really come alive. when the puzzle is put together.
A poster is included in the box, which has a full picture of the puzzle, as well as facts about each illustration. Though the facts are quite advanced, it makes it such that this puzzle is definitely a set that can really grow with your child.
The 100-piece puzzle is a bit advanced for our toddler (2.5 years old) but it’s a fun activity for us to do together, and she absolutely has an appreciation for many of the creatures she meets while putting it together (the koala and polar bear are current favorites).
The What Do You Know Bingo is also illustrated by Melissa Sweet and utilizes a lot of the same creatures. They make a beautiful pair. One thing that I love about Eeboo’s bingo games, is that each card is themed, which makes it very easy to not only work within a topic (i.e. flowers & bugs, fossils & minerals) which makes teaching vocabulary to children thematic and systematic, and also allows the game to be modified for young children. For Violet, we love to play a matching game (as we did with Eeboo’s Spanish Bingo), as we haven’t really tackled the idea of “bingo” yet. We gather up all of the pieces specific to a single board, drop them in the included sack, and choose a piece and find the matching spot on the board. It’s really a fun way to explore Earth Science topics with young children, and learn new vocabulary as we go.
The back side of each bingo piece has a fact about the item on the front, again, making it a game that children can continue to explore in different ways as they grow.
Both of these products from Eeboo are a fantastic way to introduce your young child to natural wonders, and help to foster curiosity, compassion, and action around the earth and its creatures.
If you’d like your very own puzzle & bingo game, enter the giveaway here.
*I was provided with a copy of What Do You Know Bingo and the Natural Science 100 Piece Puzzle in exchange for a review. All opinions in this post are my own.*
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