Social/Emotional

Social and emotional development relates to a child’s ability to understand feelings and emotions of oneself and others. Social and emotional skills not only include the child’s experience, expression, and management of emotions and feelings (intrapersonal) but the ability to establish positive and rewarding relationships with others (interpersonal).

Wee WEDGITS

Wee WEDGITS

Wee Wedgits is a five-piece stacking toy. The pieces are solid colors and made out of a soft, lightweight poly-vinyl. Three of the pieces have an opening in the center making it easier for a child to grasp. 

 

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).

Glide Bikes

Glide Bikes

The Glide Bike is a two-wheeled bicycle without pedals.  Children propel forward using their feet to push off the ground and coast, gaining practice in balance and coordination needed to ride a traditional two-wheeled bicycle.  The frame is lightweight metal alloy, has a low center of gravity and optional feet rests.  It has BMX-style handlebars for ergonomic seating position.  The handlebars and seat are adjustable.  It has one hand brake.  The tires are foam and do not require pumping and therefore are never at risk for flats.

Magic Moves

Magic Moves

The Magic Moves wand provides 90 fun commands, 26 musical tunes and incorporates light shows that flash to the beat of the music. The Magic Moves wand also surprises you with actions like, “Freeze,” “March,” and “Let’s Dance” in between actions. Fundamental learning is provided through auditory, visual and kinesthetic stimulation during play. Includes 3 AAA batteries.

 

My Friendship Bracelet Maker

My Friendship Bracelet Maker

Create friendship bracelets with ease using this plastic bracelet holder. A butterfly clip holds the threads in place while individual slots keep them separate and ready for knotting. Drawer under the Bracelet Maker stores all thread supplies. Includes 56 pre-cut threads.

Buddy Bike

The Buddy Bike is a unique tandem bicycle where the child sits in front of the adult.  The child’s seat is lower so the adult can easily see over his head.  The pedals are synced and both riders have brakes.  The Buddy Bike has a shorter wheelbase than traditional tandem bikes: 57.125” Buddy Bike Family, 58.125” for Buddy Bike Sport – whereas traditional tandems are 69.7”-72.2”.  Combined weight limit 380lbs.

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!

Parum Pum Pum

Parum Pum Pum

Child’s set of eight instruments with a whimsical insect theme that all store in the drum. Phthalate-free, 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. 

 

American Girl Specialty Accessories: Allergy-Free Lunch

American Girl Specialty Accessories: Allergy-Free Lunch

The Allergy-Free Lunch includes a container of vegetables, two sandwich skewers, and a berry smoothie. Also included in the lunch sack is an EpiPen and a bracelet with food allergy stickers to decorate the bracelet according the child’s allergies.

Note: All American Girl accessories were evaluated together--Hearing Aid, Service Dog, Allergy-Free Lunch. 

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