Educational Resources

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Learning Toys


Pots, Pans, and Nesting Plastic Containers
Add a large wooden spoon for banging, and kids learn about size, shape, nesting, cause/effect. Ear plugs for adults are a welcome accessory.

Peg Puzzles
Alphabet, numbers, animals, and transportation peg puzzles. Easy for very young hands to hold and place. Fun way to introduce youngsters to learning.

Soft Books
Tough plastic or cloth pages teach babies and toddlerse that books and stories are colorful, fun things to enjoy with parents and by themselves.

Classic Wood Building Blocks
Nothing teaches young children about 3-D better than a set of traditional set of building blocks! A must-have for young children. Small, colored blocks,

Large Colored Blocks
Very young children don't yet have the fine motor control to handle a smaller set of blocks; these large colored blocks do the trick nicely.

Alphabet Blocks
Another must-have learning toy. These alphabet blocks teach upper and lower case letter, numerals, and much more. And who doesn't love a good
wagon toy?

Sorting Cube and Sorting Board
Classic way for youngsters to learn about size, shape, color, correspondence. Can you name the polygons and other shapes? Which fit where?

100 Wooden Magnetic Letters
Finger-tracing, naming, recognizing, and sounding-out letter models is a great pre-reading activity

Tinker Toys
For generations, Tinker Toys have endowed younsters with a visceral sense of 3-D design and contruction through play.

I Spy
The "I Spy" series of picture books teaches young children patience, persistence, and mindful observation in a light and entertaining way.

Where’s Waldo?
The "Where's Waldo" series picks up where "I Spy" leaves off. Challenging for children and adults alike!

Matching Game
48 card "Life on Earth" memory challenge sharpens recognition and focus, inspires conversation. A classic learning game.

Jumbo Lacing Beads
Lacing builds fine motor skills in young children. Beads, buttons can be used to learn colors, shapes, sorting. More jumbo beads
here. Shapes here, buttons here.

Toddlers develop a sense of delight and accomplishment by completing (with help, at first) simple puzzles that reveal beautiful pictures. Cool 3D puzzle tower

Wiggling Worm
A classic learning toy for infants that promotes creativity and exploration, cause and effect ... and it's just fun.

Shape Sorting Clock
Reinforce counting, numerals, shapes, colors, multiples of five, analog time keeping, more.

Lego Chain Reactions
Lego meets Rube Goldberg and fun meets gravitational physics in this one-of-a-kind Lego set for curious kids.

Rubik's Solids Set
Easy, medium, and hard Rubik's Solids. 2x2x2 and 3x3x3 cubes plus 5x5x5 pyramid takes puzzle solvers from the rudimentary to the sublimely complex.

Mega Blocks
Light weight plastic nesting blocks, safe for toddler. Think huge Legos crossed with classic wooden building blocks.

Sorting and Matching Box
Classic toy for young toddlers promotes fine motor development while teaching shapes, colors, matching, puzzle solving.

Future engineers create early prototypes with K'nex. Takes Tinker Toys to the next level ... and the next, and the next. Early version for pre-schoolers

WITKA Magnetic
Geometry is never more interesting than when learned through 3D play at an early age. Kids gain valuable 3D sense while learning magnetism, form, design.

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