Sunday, November 3, 2013

Learning Resources Review and Jumbo Eyedropper Giveaway!


Eyedroppers are the perfect tool to add interest to a variety of activities while increasing a child's fine motor skills.  Using them requires you isolate the fingers used for writing, so I was super excited when I received  Primary Science Jumbo Eyedroppers by Learning Resources.  My first thoughts were bring on the science and bring on the fun!  These perfectly sized eyedroppers are a great addition to a science center or sensory table. Children can have fun experimenting with cause and effect while building fine motor skills.  Thanks Learning Resources.

As you all know LearningResources® is a leading manufacturer of innovative, hands-on educational products trusted by teachers and parents and loved by children. The Company has over 1000 high-quality products.  They offer educational toys, classroom materials, educational games, learning toys, development toys, and much more. 

Learning Resources never disappoints.  We absolutely love the Jumbo eyedroppers.  They are so much fun and there are so many things that you can do with them.  They are super durable and definitely made to last.  I love that this set comes with 6 droppers and 1 stand.  Here are some experiments that we did using the eyedroppers:

Experiment One
First, we set up a little laboratory with food coloring and water and had some fun in the name of science.  Since M already knows her colors, I used this time to teach her about primary and secondary colors.  Unfortunately, I only had red and blue so we were limited to only making purple, but a simple trip to the store for some more food coloring and we have another science experiment. 


Experiment Two
Next, We played with ice, food coloring, and salt.  I know what you are thinking…huh?  Well this is what we did:

We lined a cookie rack with some ice from the freezer and set it on top of a large baking dish.  I then gave M a small bowl of kosher salt, some dishes of water, food coloring, and her Learning Resources Jumbo eyedroppers.

Next, I let her put a few drops of the food coloring into the water dishes, then I let her sprinkle the salt onto the ice.  Then we used the eyedroppers to drop the water over the ice.  Since salt changes the melting point of the ice, it melted pretty quickly. The colored water will run over the melting ice, creating some really neat patterns.

Experiment Three
Finally we tested the effect of vinegar and baking soda!  This was M’s favorite. We covered a cookie sheet with some baking soda and used the droppers to drop vinegar!  We loved listening to the baking soda fizz and loved watching it rise.  We even tried adding some color to the vinegar.  Keeping everything contained on a cookie sheet makes for easy clean up.  
Learning Resources offers so much more than just play food.  They have games, puzzles, and electronic toys.  As homeschooler, I was happy to find that Learning Resources has a Resource Center and articles for learning at home.  I also discovered that they offer a full line of products made especially for children with special needs.  
 

Learning Resources website is fast and responsive.  While browsing you can search by age, category, subject, brand or sale items, making it super easy to find just what you are looking for quickly.  
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Our totally awesome sponsors over at Learning Resources have generously offered to giveaway a New Sprouts Deluxe Market Set to one lucky Party of Three reader.   
Simply enter using the Giveaway Tools entry form below.  Good luck. 

NOTE: If you have won a Learning Resources giveaway on any BLOG during the past 6 months, you are ineligible to win this giveaway! Once 6 months have passed, you can enter again
 
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Disclaimer: I was not compensated for this post.  I was given the above mentioned product for review.  All opinions are 100% my own and may differ from yours. 

51 comments:

  1. I would love the "Jumbo Farm Animals" for the nursery I work at!!

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  2. Does everything count? LOL Actually, my son would love the Froggy Feeding Fun™ game!

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  3. Santa is already bringing the Super Sorter Pie! Can't wait to try it! We LOVE Learning Resources. The eyedroppers look like so much fun, too!

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  4. As a science teacher and scientist I love this! The Primary Science Jumbo Eyedroppersor the mental box would be great

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  5. That posted under none, but I meant to say it was posted by "Gab". Sorry!

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  6. I love th e gears so many fun things you can do with ehm

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  7. I like the Gears! Gears! Gears!® Old McGear's Farm Rosanne rosans4@comcast.net

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  8. Gears! Gears! Gears!® Lights & Action Building Set

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  9. Gears! Gears! Gears!® Lights & Action Building Set is my favorite

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  10. My daughter would love to play with Gears Gears Gears

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  11. my son would love the gears sets!

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  12. Hide-n-Go Moo looks like it would be fun with the barn and farm animals for my grandson who's 18 months.
    http://www.learningresources.com/product/hide-n-go+moo--8482-.do?sortby=awards&page=2&

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  13. I'd love the Twist Flexible Digital Microscope for my daughter:)

    jmatek AT wi DOT rr DOT com

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  14. Pretend & Play® School Set with U.S. Map
    Let's get ready for school!

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  15. I really like the Minute Math Electronic Flash Card for my older DD.

    amanda.townsend2 at gmail dot com

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  16. I like the GEARS GEARS GEARS SUPER SET for grandson

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  17. I absolutely love the Primary Science Lab Set. Learning Resource's website is amazing with all these great educational toys it was hard to pick just one. The science kit would be perfect for fun at-home science experiments.

    thedishonparenting@gmail.com

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  18. I also entered Allergy Buyers Club's Ergorapido by Electrolux Review & Giveaway!

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  19. My daughter would like Riddle Moo This!

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  20. the money jar is something we can useas a family

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  21. My son would love the Mgears Rover!

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  22. We would always like Simply Skeletons™, Classroom Café, and New Sprouts® Cure it! My very own doctor set. I could not choose just one.

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  23. Summer Peaks of Otter Ceramic Pottery

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  24. I would like the Mgears Krunch or the Pretend & Play® Gym Bag also the backyard bugs looks fun for my boys

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  25. Entered the Electrolux giveaway

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  26. We would like to try the Gears! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  27. I would like the Pretend & Play® Explorer Set

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  28. I would love the "Jumbo Farm Animals"

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  29. Cindy B (on gt/rc/fb) I would love to try their cash register... my son has specifically requested it for Christmas.

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  30. I would love to win this for my daughter. She homeschools my granddaughter and this would be a wonderful thing for Science

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  31. Number Fun Farm Electronic Talking Play Mat looks like something both of my kids would enjoy.

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  32. I think the boy I have in mind for this would be kept busy for a while... the Design and Drill set!

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  33. The super sorter pie has been on my wishlist forever!

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  34. Definitely the Gears, Gears, Gears spin and glow motorized set...how cool!

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  35. I would love the play money to teach my kids how to use money! :)

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  36. I would like to try their Crocodile Hop Floor Game. My son and daughter would love it!
    Laurie Emerson
    lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

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  37. I also like the Gears! Gears! Gears!® Motorized On the Move Building Set

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  38. I like the Gears, Gears, Gears Super Set.

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  39. I like the Super Sorter Pie
    hrddiana556@gmail.com

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  40. I'd also like the Minute Math Electronic Flash Card.

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  41. I'd love to try the Sprouts® Bake it!

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  42. I would love to try the USA Foam Map Puzzle.

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