PlanToys has created a unique and space themed puzzle with their Stacking Rocket. In order to get the rocket ready for liftoff, children must build up the rocket using the large and colorful outer pieces as well as the small uncolored inner pieces—which are deisgned as different geometric shapes. Only with the inner and outer pieces properly arranged will the rocket be stable enough to place the astronaut and nose cone on for space travel. The puzzle is composed of 9 pieces total, and the toy is a certified sustainable wooden toy, using organic color and non-formaldehyde glue.
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).
“A Different Little Doggy” is an illustrated children’s book all about a dog who is a little different from the rest. The storybook focuses on Taz, a dog who turns his differences into his strengths. Page by illustrated page, Taz informs the reader about everything that makes him unique, and how they are all positives that he would not change one bit. The story is written by Heather Whittaker and illustrated by Scott Alberts. In addition to the illustrated story, there is a separate classroom curriculum available with 10 activities for further exploration of the topic.
This social card game for 2-6 people will have kids making faces until all the cards are gone. Children arrange themselves in a circle and have to collect as many sets of three matching cards as possible, but it is how they get the cards that makes this such an engaging card game. There are 11 sets of three matching cards, and depicted on the different sets are a variety of facial expressions. In order to get a needed card from another player, children have to act out the card they need by mimicking the facial expression depicted on the card.
The Ready Set Go Superhero Play Therapy Bears are plush friends who help children overcome feelings and emotions. Bright in color and soft to the touch, each bear is complete with clothing and accessories to enhance the learning experience. The bears use the “Ready Set Go” system, which represents the following: get ready to overcome your fears, set your goals high, and go out there and be the best you can be. The bears come in two models: Brian and Brianna, as well as superhero versions of the bears.
Calming Clipper Haircutting Kit for Sensory Sensitivity can be a solution for kids who struggle with the sensory stimulation of getting a haircut. The 10 piece kit includes the patented and easy to grip scissors, 7 different comb attachments for different lengths, a comb organizer, and a barber cape to keep the hair off of the child. The Calming Clipper comes in right-handed and left-handed models. To best cut hair, the Calming Clipper has an upper blade to cut, with the lower blade serrated to grip the hair.
Soapets are a bath time companion for kids! This collection of plush animals can get wet time and time again, and are made to hold kids’ soap, making bath time more of a play time. Each Soapet comes equipped to be used with bar soap and liquid soap, depending on preference. To use the bar soap, simply place it in the Soapet’s pouch, and for liquid soap, simply pour it onto the included Soapet sponge. Soapets come in 7 friendly and colorful options, ranging from Fefe the Dragon to Dyno the Dinosaur.
This set of blocks is themed with circus animals and full of balancing and building potential. The Jumbo Circus set comes with 4 balancing planks along with 4 large, 8 medium and 16 small elephant blocks. The blocks can be stacked, rolled, connected, and rocked for endless creativity and construction opportunities. The elephant blocks come in 4 vibrant colors and have illustrations and textures on them for visual and tactile appeal. Each kit comes with an activity guide for extended play ideas.
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.
The three set pairs of Stepping Stones mimic walking on stilts and encourage children to practice their gross motor skills. The plastic stones are flat on one side and rounded on the other with anti-slip pads and rope to grasp hold of to provide children with two challenge levels. Beginners can use the flat side for more stability when learning how to “stilt walk” and the rounded side can be used to challenge kids that have mastered the stilt walking with the Stepping Stones as the surface rocks below their feet.
Twonsters are plush characters in the shape of friendly monsters that share different emotions. Each character is equipped with two individual emotions for children to express as they switch between the interchangeable faces that are sewed onto the Twonster. Each Twonster is made from soft, pillowlike material that makes them ideal for cuddling. There are 9 different Twonsters in two different sizes for kids and caregivers to choose from, each with its own colorful appearance and personality.