Win an Exclusive Copy of Shelby’s Snack Shack!

The holiday season is in full swing and to commemorate this special time, we’re giving Facebook fans an exclusive opportunity to win a copy of our newest product, Shelby’s Snack Shack™ Game– the sister game to our best selling Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel™ Game. Shelby’s Snack Shack™ Game is a number and counting bone-anza! It’s the perfect game for preschoolers and pug lovers everywhere, ages 4 and up.

To enter the contest, simply:

1. Click on this link: : Team Shelby!

2. “Like” Shelby’s page (the actual pug this game is modeled after!)

3. Share the contest post with family and friends to be eligible to win!

And that’s it! Shelby’s Snack Shack™ isn’t available to the public until January 2013, so hurry on and enter to claim this very special prize! Contest ends Friday, December 7th, 2012 at MIDNIGHT PST! Good Luck!

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Working Fine Motor Skills

Earlier we discussed gross motor skills, so it’s only fair that we talk about fine motor skills. So what are they? Fine motor skills refer to the small movements of the hands, wrists, fingers, feet, toes, lips, and tongue.

During infancy, fine motor movements remain unconscious reflex actions. Baby’s grips are clumsy and everything they touch usually ends up in their mouths. It isn’t until they reach about 12 months that they begin to master the pincer grip, an important fine motor skill that develops the ability to hold objects between the thumb and index finger.

Fine motor skills are largely developed during toddlerhood and preschool. Toddlers begin to develop the abilities to twist dials, pull strings, turn pages, use crayons, and much more. By the time they reach preschool, they are challenged with more delicate tasks like tying shoelaces.

Unlike gross motor skills, which call for boundless energy, fine motor skills require patience, which is in shorter supply.  It’s crucial that you encourage the development of fine motor skills in your child’s life. Weakness in fine motor skills can affect their ability to eat, write legibly, turn pages in a book, or even dress and groom themselves.

Educational Insights has a few early skill development toys and games specifically designed to strengthen these crucial skills. The Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel Game!™  is one in particular that helps children develop fine motor skills while learning to match colors and count. (Pictured above)

There are many ways to have fun with fine motor skills; it all just depends on how you and your child use your noggin!

 

August 29th, 2012 Deal of the Day: Mr. Scrambles

It’s Wednesday August 29th, 2012 and you’ve seen this Deal of the Day once before, but we’re happy to announce that it’s back once more! Today our Deal is on Mr. Scrambles! The Eggcitable, lovable jokester that combines laughter and learning in seven classic interactive games such as “Mr. Scrambles Says”, “Don’t Drop Mr. Scrambles”, “Hide and Seek” and much more! Mr. Scrambles keeps your children moving as they practice cooperation, gross motor skills and following directions. He can lead timed activities and songs for just one player or a whole group! Great for kids ages 3+, Mr. Scrambles comes with a giant spoon and egg cup.

Mr. Scrambles usually retails for $34.99, but for today only until midnight (PST), you can get your very own Mr. Scrambles for just $9.99 with Free Shipping! What a deal!

You can get him at: http://www.educationalinsights.com/product/mr.+scrambles.do?from=Search# and don’t forget to add EIFREE at checkout!