Don’t let the cookies crumble! Cookie Festival is a construction game all about balance. Kids can balance the four different colored cookiemen in red, white, yellow and green on top of the rocking Banana Base for a game of stacking. The cookiemen have arms and legs that fit together like a 3D puzzle, providing a variety of stacking options with or without the Banana Base to inspire creativity. The included user guide provides play suggestions as well as additional information about the product related to child development.
Posted on January 27, 2016
Old Man Winter is here! It is hard to steer clear from the cold, hard fact that for some children, winter means wishing the snow would go far, far away, and for others it means withing there was more snow for play! Our top 10 Polar Puzzles list includes some great puzzles as well as puzzling toys to keep kids' brains working during the cold months of the year.
Sensory Shapes Ball is made of durable foam with 6 two-sided puzzle-like inserts. These pieces fit flat into the ball creating a smooth, round surface. Each insert contains different numbers, letters, and textured designs for kids to explore. Grooves cover the surface of the ball creating a variety of areas for hands to grasp as kids play.
A matching game that pairs together fun and education! Miniland Educational has developed a new “Learning Values” edition to the Pair Game. With 12 different activity cards that range from “friends of the world” to “traffic safety,” it is a new game each time kids play. Pair Game: Learning Values goes beyond a simple memory and matching game, introducing kids to a variety of social and emotional concepts such as race, anatomy and good behavior.
The B. Whacky Ball Activity Center contains a maze, four balls and a hammer that squeaks. The activity center provides opportunities to strengthen motor and learning skills. Children’s auditory and visual senses are stimulated when playing with this toy. The activity center can be used independently or in cooperation with others. To expand play, the balls and hammer can be used separately in other play activities. BPA-free and lead-free.
This is a non-interlocking puzzle set that requires picture matching. Match the pictures on the edges of nine squares to complete the puzzle. Puzzles are available in various subject categories, and stores easily in its zip lock pouch. The designs assessed were: Serengeti, North American Birds, Butterflies, Vintage Airplanes, and Frogs.
uKloo Early Reader Treasure Hunt Game takes kids on a reading adventure! Game play is similar to a scavenger hunt and turns the house into a game board. Cards are hidden around the house enticing kids to read the first clue card, find the next clue and locate the surprise at the end. When kids get stuck on a word, the Picture Helper poster provides assistance to sound out the word using a visual cue. This game is beneficial for a wide age range and helps kids build confidence and independence as they learn to read.
This game includes 144 letter tiles of the same size and shape. Players each receive the same number of letter tiles and must create their own crossword using all of their tiles and the tiles in the “bunch” before the other players. Players will shout “peel” and “dump” when they are out of tiles or need a swap. This game promotes word recognition and pre-literacy skills while inspiring laughter and socialization.
Color Clash is a game of matching colored tiles, but it is not so simple…each of the 36 Color Clash tiles has 3 attributes: a picture of a differently colored chameleon, a word that refers to a specific color, and a color that the word is written in. This is a game of visual perception and speed that challenges your mind to recognize the color a word is written in when it spells another color, also known as the “Stroop Effect.” Color Clash includes 8 variations of game play in the instruction booklet for a plethora of play value.