EARLY SCHOOL: 5 - 8 YEARS

April 8, 2020

By now, the novelty of no school is getting old and separation from schoolmates and busy routines is becoming more challenging every day. Finding meaningful off-screen entertainment is more important than ever. For school aged kids, crafts can be both entertaining, eng...

April 8, 2020

(Creativity for Kids $14.99)

We like the safety of a plastic mason-style jar for creating a Grow 'N Glow terrarium that comes with a decorative lid, potting mix, organic chia and wheat grass seeds, small garden figurines, small river stones, a plant mister, and transluc...

April 7, 2020

(Mindware $39.95 )

Newest of the Playful Chef line, this is a cake decorating kit that really works! Face it, what kids often like best is icing on the cake and this kit gives them the tools to make their own fancy toppings. The kit includes: 2 springform pans, 2 reusab...

April 7, 2020

(Mindware $25.95)

Kids with a fascination for space will have fun digging into the 12 asteroids, each of which holds a space object—Alien, UFO, Astronauts, Rocket, and others. It’s like a box of Cracker Jacks with a surprise inside. This kit can be doled out on rainy da...

April 7, 2020

(Mindware $19.95)

Put four or more of the 50 Garden tokens into the giant spy glass. Players try to memorize the items. Now, the leader turns the spy glass over and removes one item. Who can name the missing item? This is a memory game that kids are often better at than...

April 3, 2020

(Mindware $20.95)

Kid can excavate seven prehistoric beasts from T-Rex to Brachiosaurus. Unlike most toys like this that produce lots of dust and chips of plaster like material, Mindware's Dig it Up! kits are designed to be soaked before kids begin using the chisels pac...

April 2, 2020

(Mindware $15.95)

Dino lovers will like saving their allowance (do kids still get an allowance?) in this dinosaur bank. It comes out of the box in white porcelain, ready for young artists to create their own dream dino. The kit comes with 12 paints, a brush and a guide...

March 30, 2020

(Peaceable Kingdom $13.95)

DA giant 44 piece floor puzzle with a colorful unicorn shape that will be 2' X 3' when it's put together. The pieces have a shimmery foil finish and sone of the pieces are die cut in familiar shapes such as a star and butterfly. Comes in a stu...

March 30, 2020

(Peaceable Kingdom $13.95)

Hablas Espanol? If your child is learning Spanish, here's fun way to build vocabulary. It's a pictorial Bingo game with pictures, words, and a pronunciation guide. There are six double sided playing boards and plenty of markers to cover the im...

March 30, 2020

(eeboo $11.99)

Early school age kids can explore the Ocean's Treasures  with this colorful 64-piece puzzle illustrated by Monika Forsberg. Try this as a cooperative task and talk about the fish as you give  beginners strategies for putting the outside edges together fir...

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