Tuesday, November 26, 2013

We need your votes!

Educational Insights has two toys in the running for The Toy Industry Association’s Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards (the Toy Industry’s “Oscars”) and we need your votes!  Pick your favorite in the Preschool category by following this link: http://bit.ly/1bQ32cQ

Dino Construction Company                           --  OR  --             Shelby's Snack Shack

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Dino Construction Company is on Amazon's Top 100 Toy Vehicles List!

Educational Insights has been getting some great kudos for their Dino Construction Company. In fact, T-Rex currently ranks in Amazon’s Top 100 Toy Vehicles, showing up as #59 amongst some tough competition in this category. We're very proud of our kid-powered, creative play toy!   Check out the video below to see the Dino Construction Company in action.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Earnest - Our Spirit of Innovation Award

Every month, our employees have the opportunity to nominate a team mate for a special award that recognizes out-of-the-box thinking and the courage to champion new ideas. We call this honor the Earnest Award, which is recognized by the very distinguished monkey you see below. Award winners keep Earnest with them for the full month, and as you can see, Earnest has a blast! Between helping to shape new ideas (like helping to solder new laboratory equipment), testing products (like the Nancy B Binoculars), and making sure products are carefully packaged, Earnest keeps us focused on what's new and next!

Friday, November 15, 2013

ETA hand2mind takes to the road

We love trade shows and the chance to share our innovative products with educators across the country. Here are a few pictures from recent events. By the way, Ron our adventuresome STEM-in-Action armadillo is featured in every picture - see if you can spot him!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Holiday Toy Sale!

If you're looking for great toys for the holidays, Learning Resources & Educational Insights has a fantastic sale coming up November 14-16 - we'd love to see you there!
(9am-4pm - 375 N. Fairway Drive, Vernon Hills, IL 60061)


Monday, November 4, 2013

Puppets on a Stick from Educational Insights

For those of you who are fans of Educational Insights and The Walking Dead, here's some fun news for sure!  We were thrilled when AMC's hit show approached us with the request to add our fun puppets to a central scene in the show for the kick-off of Season 4.  It seems the puppets are quite a favorite of the crew!  In the scene below when Glenn (played by Steven Yeun) is walking through a store, our puppets are featured on the shelves behind.  Puppets on a Stick are fun for everyone!


Friday, November 1, 2013

Halloween Fun

Members of our team had a great time at our Halloween & Fun Run event.  Even though the rain prevented many from walking/running outside, we enjoyed games and activities in our gym!
A few members of the marketing team at Learning Resources

Our Facilities Manager enjoyed having a team member dress as him!

The customer service team at ETA hand2mind... Gru & his Minons.
Getting ready to enjoy taffy apples with the gang.