Saturday, August 24, 2013

Educational Insights: The Sea Squad Puppets on a Stick Review

We continue to get closer to my 4 Year Blogiversary Celebration. This is the second review of these cute preschool toys from Educational Insights that are to be featured in the Blogiversary Giveaway that is scheduled to start this coming Monday.
Have I mentioned how much I love Educational Insights' products? They have such a wide variety of games, toys and learning products. You can find items for several different subjects including: Early Childhood, Math, Language, Spanish, Science and Social Studies. We have enjoyed several of their games, with the newest being Raccoon Rumpus which is great for reinforcing colors. With all their activities we have in our home, I never really looked into Educational Insights Role Playing Activities. When I was offered the chance to try out their new Sea Squad Puppets on a Stick I was a little hesitant at first. I am so glad we have these though, the children play with them all the time.

Let me introduce you to Chomper, Bob, Dipper and Flipper:

These googly-eyed puppets are made of plastic and are quite durable. They have mouths that open and close using 1 of 2 methods.  The child could hold the puppet in one hand and pull the knob on the bottom down with the other hand, or they can hold it in one hand and move the little lever up and down with their thumb. Amelia has stated she prefers the two handed method because she can't open the mouth all the way using one hand. However, Tabitha is a little older and can easily use the lever to make the puppets talk. The added benefit to the one handed method is that Tabitha can use 2 puppets at once.





The children love to carry the puppets around and have them talk to each other, even Harold enjoys carrying them around. But there favorite thing to do is put on puppet shows. We have discovered that the play pen makes a great puppet stage, especially when we use the blue blanket which looks like waves. Perfect for under the sea puppet shows. 

I was going to share a video of the children's puppet show, but it turns out our living room is too dark. However, here is a video from Education Insights featuring The Sea Squad!

The children love using their imaginations, so these puppets are just wonderful for them.  There are times I have to tell them what they are saying is not appropriate if they are being mean, helping them to work on communication skills and manners. I would highly recommend them if your children love pretend play. 

The Sea Squad  can be purchased from Educational Insights for $39.99. You can also purchase it at Amazon.

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Don't forget to stop back next week to enter the giveaway for your chance to win The Sea Squad!!

Disclosure: I received The Sea Squad from Educational Insights in exchange for my honest review. I received no further compensation. This did not in any way influence my review. I only recommend products I use personally and feel will be a good products for my readers.


  1. Oh I'm glad you put pictures of your kids using them, they are a lot bigger than I thought they would be. I was picturing like pencil sized puppets!

  2. These are really cute. I love toys that kids have to use their imagination to use. Thanks for your review.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  3. Thank you for this review. Like you, I have been hesitant about these. They seemed too simple to have any "real" educational value. I have changed my mind. These would be amazing to help develop my daughter's imagination.

  4. Oh my gosh, those are beyond adorable! What fun!

  5. We like puppets, but having only boys I fear this type of puppet may too easily become swords...

  6. Puppets are great! Awesome way to work on imagination!

  7. My kids love sea animals, they would have alot of fun with this. They have alot of small animals they like to play and pretend with

  8. Interesting batch of Puppets you have there. Dunno if my kids would be too interested in them however

  9. I love puppets. This would be a great item to have for our sea animals unit.

  10. So awesome! I love your creativity with the pack n play and blanket as their theater! Looks like fun at your house, whens the next party!? haha.

  11. Those really look like fun. My 3 year old would love these


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