Early math concepts are much easier to comprehend with this hands-on set of 36 colorful, textured bugs. Watch the light bulb click on as children employ the buggy manipulatives to complete the 23 progressively challenging activities on double-sided cards. Learn in 3D: sorting, categorization, matching, sequencing, patterning, addition/subtraction, and more.
Melissa & Doug Magnetic Pattern Block Kit
Designed for hours of play and ideal for travel, this wooden magnetic board includes 120 colorful geometric magnets and six double-sided cards. Younger children will enjoy using the shapes to replicate the 12 geometric pictures included on the cards, while older children will most likely create their own mosaic patterns and pictures directly on the magnetic board. This set comes packaged in a convenient, snap-top acrylic carry case with sturdy handles and is ready to go wherever the children go
Fiskars Pre-School Training Scissors
Fiskars Preschool Training Scissors feature a special training lever that opens the blades after each cut, helping children learn how to cut more easily. When the child has mastered opening and closing the scissors, the training lever can be flipped up for traditional cutting action so they feel like a “big kid.” Fiskars preschool scissors include blunt blades that cut only paper, plus blunt tips for added safety. Large handle loops provide a comfortable grip, even when children put all four fingers into the loop. For children three and up, Preschool Training Scissors are the perfect way to start learning how to cut.
LeapFrog: Talking Words Factory
Have fun learning word building, rhyming, vocabulary and more! LeapFrog characters spring to life in this engaging and educational DVD. Leap, Lily and Tad journey into the Word Factory, where the Word Whammer, Sticky-Ick-O-Rama, and more amazing machines take letters and make them into words! Humorous songs and an out-of-control word machine add to the fun.
My Fantastic Field Trip To the Planets
Traveling inside his toy rocket, Jake's mission depends on the help of eight friendly planets and their pal Pluto, who magically talk and sing. Will Jake make it through the gigantic asteroid belt? Can he get back home before his mother discovers that he is gone? Songs combine fun lyrics about the planets with memorable melodies for one big whopping, planet-hopping experience that's out of this world!
The Safe Side - Stranger Safety: Hot Tips To Keep Cool Kids Safe With People They Don't Know And Kinda Know
Kid safety is an important, yet often difficult topic of discussion between parents and children. The Safe Side's "Safe Side Super-Chick" is a decidedly zany host who successfully combines slapstick humor with serious, practical safety tips for kids. "Safe Side Super-Chick" breaks the population down into three quickly discernable categories: "Safe Side Adults" that kids know well and can always trust to keep them safe, "Don't Knows" like the mail carrier or the lady at the park and "Sorta Knows" like a coach or a schoolmate's parent. As "Safe Side Super-Chick" interacts with "Don't Knows" and "Sorta Knows", she offers seven specific safety tips to keep kids safe and, with the help of real kids, details simple, concrete actions and phrases that empower kids in a variety of potentially dangerous situations. Best of all, the presentation is never scary, but always extremely funny--that means that kids ages 2 to 10 will actually enjoy learning about safety. Kudos to Julie Clark (creator of Baby Einstein) and John Walsh (host of America's Most Wanted) for creating a safety video that's highly entertaining, informative, and practical. --Tami Horiuchi
The Letter Factory DVD
Have Fun learning about letters and their sounds! LeapFrog characters spring to life in this engaging and educational DVD. Popular LeapFrog characters, Leap, Lily and Tad go on a wild adventure to the Letter Factory. Led by wacky Professor Quigley, Tad joins Js jumping on trampolines and Ks practicing karate kicks as new letters learn their sounds. Fun songs will have kids singing letter sounds in no time.