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Bright and Beyond Activity Cards

Bright and Beyond Activity Cards

Bright and Beyond Activity Card set promotes cognitive skills, motor skills, language skills, self-esteem and sensory awareness using simple, everyday items found in the home. The cards are sturdy and laminated and include helpful illustrations and simple instructions for the activity. Activities promote learning while providing fun, interactive experiences for children and caregivers. Each set has 52 activity cards and is sold separately.  Safety issues are noted when appropriate.

Big Waffle Blocks

Big Waffle® Blocks

Large plastic blocks that connect securely to each other to build large structures for indoors and outdoors. 

Laser Pegs

Laser Pegs® with 3D Light Board

Laser Pegs with 3D Light Board is a large light-up construction kit. Each piece is made of clear ABS plastic that snap together securely. Within each set, there are approximately 35 pieces that have small resistors and LED lights. When connected to the base and subsequent pieces, they light up. The kit includes instructions for many structures or can be used for open-ended building. The building base doubles as a storage unit. 3D Light Board requires three AA batteries, sold separately.

Smithsonian Kids Interactive Animal Cubes

Smithsonian Kids Interactive Animal Cubes

The Interactive Animal Cubes include five cubes with real life photos from the Smithsonian. Each cube is a different category related to farm animals, sea animals, pets, wild animals and insects in bright colors of orange, red, blue, yellow and green. Children have the opportunity to learn about 30 different animals and hear their sounds. The Interactive Animal Cubes can be switched from exploratory play to game mode which will “quiz” the child on the different cubes animals and sounds. 

Rainbow Magic

Rainbow Math 1, 2 & 3

Rainbow Math is a system of educational games that includes many variations of game play allowing kids of all abilities and math levels to play together. Kids have the opportunity to learn new concepts while mastering old concepts. Rainbow Math is a formula for learning that is fun—the games promote math concepts and skills, problem solving and critical thinking while delivering social interaction. System supports Common Core learning. Note: Rainbow Math games 1-3 were evaluated in this AblePlay report-- Fantabulous Forest (1), Broken Treasure (2) and Pirate Adventure (3).

Tieramid Circle Set

Tieramid CircleSet

This brightly colored 22 piece wooden block set consists of six stackable disks. Each of the disks is made up of various curved shapes. Included with the blocks are a set of 48 picture cards which depict diagrams of different objects that can be constructed with the blocks, thus extending traditional block play. These picture cards are coded in order to delineate differing levels of play and difficulty. Every picture card is multilingual, having the title of each picture card appear in English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish translations. 

 

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!

Critter Clinic

Critter Clinic

This child-sized veterinarian’s kit encourages active exploration.  Individual, key-operated compartments encourage finger dexterity, spatial orientation and directionality as children use problem-solving skills to manipulate the various pieces of child-friendly medical equipment and brightly colored stuffed animal “patients.”  Play can be extended into imaginative role-playing as children engage in solitary or group activities as animal doctors. BPA-free and lead-free.

Pop Arty

Pop Arty

This 500 piece creative play set contains a large variety of snap-together beads in different colors, shapes, sizes, and textures to make bracelets, necklaces, rings, and more.  Includes six bracelet and twelve ring forms and all store in an easy-to-carry container. Phthalate-free, BPA-free and lead-free. 

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