Early Literacy

uKloo Early Reader Treasure Hunt Game

uKloo Early Reader Treasure Hunt Game

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.

The Two Tuba Switch

The Two Tuba Switch

“Two Tuba Switch” is a book and corresponding toys dedicated to the story of a boy who switches into objects due to his extreme shyness. When the main character turns into a tuba he must overcome his shyness when he is accidentally taken to an unfamiliar home. The toys match the book so that a child can act out the story as it was told or create his own story line. 

 

Traditional Piano

Schoenhut Traditional Spinet Toy Piano

The Schoenhut Traditional Spinet Toy Piano was the first toy piano to be played at Carnegie Hall! With straight legs to show off a classic look, this 25-key spinet is definitive in style and durable for little musicians and professional pianists. Unique chime-like tones are created by small hammers striking metal rods, producing a charming sound that will have little pianists mesmerized. The width of the keys promotes proper finger placement in the youngest of pianists, enabling an easy transition to a larger piano.

BANANAGRAMS

Bananagrams

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. 

PAIRSinPEARS

PAIRSinPEARS

PAIRSinPEARS is a game that can grow with the entire family! It consists of 8 educational and fun activities for pre-readers to beginning readers and 2 games that include many levels of play. Each set of PAIRSinPEARS includes 4 full alphabet tile sets in with letters in black, polka dot, stripes and outline, which add texture and fun to play. PAIRSinPEARS incorporates learning into a fun game all zipped up in one pear-shaped bag!

JUMBO Bananagrams

JUMBO Bananagrams

The bigger Bananagrams game! JUMBO Bananagrams are made of durable, water resistant rubber tiles that are wipeable and perfect for indoor or outdoor use. The game includes 144 game tiles with various quantities of each letter of the alphabet to create individual crosswords. Players can spread out their “bunch” of tiles on the floor, table or even on the grass to “split”, “peel”, or “dump” tiles to create connecting words in the hilarious game of JUMBO Bananagrams! 

Zany Zoo

Zany Zoo

One-piece, large, wooden cube has activities on each side and bead mazes on the top to keep children’s hands and minds busy developing many useful skills such as fine motor, problem solving and eye-hand coordination. Zany Zoo features wooden spinning blocks, animal disks that slide down zigzag tracks, peek-a-boo doors, bead maze and animals that move along winding paths. BPA-free and lead-free.

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Scramble Squares Frogs

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. 

 

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