Discovery Kids Talking USA Puzzle Helps Learn States Names

by - 12/18/2014 03:21:00 PM

I'm a big fan of toys that have an educational tie in. Now that my son has started first grade, I'm especially leaning more towards toys that teach as well as entertain. One brand that does this mix of teaching and entertaining well is Discovery Kids. They have tons of toys and products that kids can learn from while enjoying playtime.

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Note: I received product sample for review purpose. Any personal views expressed are always 100% my own. 

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We recently received for review the Discovery Kids Talking USA Puzzle (Ages 4+ SRP $29.99) and was SO please with it.

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The talking puzzle helped my son learn so many things about the 50 United States. It even came with a USA Fun Fact Map.

One way to "play" with the puzzle is by pressing on the state. Then the puzzle told you the name of the state, the capital and a fun fact. The combination of audio and visual is a great way for my son to learn AND remember each of the states.

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My son could also "play" with the puzzles state pieces individuals as a matching game. Each piece was removable. If he wasn't done "playing" he could put the puzzle pieces in the slide out side drawer for next time. Easy clean up. LOVE IT!

If you like the Talking USA Puzzle we reviewed, then you'll be interested in these other Discovery Kids toys and products.

DISCOVERY KIDS Interchangeable Kinetic Space Lab (SRP $19.99)

With interchangeable pieces that add up to endless arrangements, this activity toy keeps children’s hands engaged as their imaginations explore the solar system. Mount planets, space shuttles, and black holes on the night sky board then connect them with a variety of tracks and let a game ball loose to navigate the route created. When the ball reaches the bottom, it lands on the launch button, sending a space rocket careening toward the heavens or the bedroom ceiling, whichever is closer. Ages 8+

DISCOVERY KIDS Wall & Ceiling Art Projector (SRP $9.99)

Project marker drawings on walls and ceilings up to twenty times original their size! Draw, trace, play games, create giant illuminated signs and more. A built in caddy keeps colored markers neat and organized. Ages 6+

DISCOVERY KIDS Power Tool 40 Piece Set (SRP $25)

This forty piece set of life-like tools includes all a child needs for interactive building fun. The power drill is battery operated to seem just like Dad’s. Ages 3+ .

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  1. Love this! Geography is a weak area for me; this would be a fun way to learn.

  2. These are all amazing toys! I wish I would have known about these earlier this month when I was still shopping! I'll have to look for these for birthdays too.

  3. The Wall & Ceiling Art Projector is such a cute idea. And so reasonably priced. I know someone who will appreciate this toy.

  4. That map is interesting,. Sounds like a fun way to learn.

  5. This would be a great resource in our homeschool for my younger ones. Looks like fun!

  6. these would be wonderful gifts for my nieces and nephews. Will go check them out.

  7. Discovery Kids has such great toys! Teaches kids STEM in a fun and interactive way.

  8. Cool toys! I really like the map, and I love that these are educational! Thanks for sharing!

  9. These are my favorite kinds of toys. They're fun but educational too.

  10. I remember learning the states and capitals through a puzzle and so did my kids. I really like this one!

  11. What great & educational toys! Do they have a world version of the talking puzzle? I'd love that for my nieces.

  12. That would be perfect for my 2nd grader. They are learning about the states and capitols right now in school.

  13. I really like the map - I think it so important for kids to know the United States. I am amazed at how many do not know their states and where they are.

  14. I love all of these toy ideas! My son would especially enjoy them.

  15. I'm into educational toys too. These all look fun and a great way to get younger kids interested in various projects.

  16. I love finding educational toys for my kids. Makes me happy to see them learning and playing!

  17. Educational toys are great. My son loves them!