eeBoo Play With Your Food ABC Board Book

(eeBoo $7.99) What more delicious way to introduce the alphabet than Saxton Freymann’s witty ABC book? Using fruits and veggies, the award-winning artist enhances each with features that transforms them into characters that look like animals. Talk about the food, the animal, what the animal is doing, and, oh yes, the beginning letter and sound tof each. There is so much to talk about and enjoy. The sturdy board pages will also survive solo time by little readers. Be sure to see the reviews of Love and Friendship, Counting, Color, and Opposites concept books by the same artist. Ages: Toddlers, Preschoolers Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal Award 2019

eeBoo Love and Friendship Board Book

(eeBoo $5.99) Welcome back! We're so happy to see these delicious award-winning food characters back for a new generation of boys and girls! This is one of five boards books done with good humor and style by Saxton Freymann. Each clever on the pages of Love and Friendship show great affection for each other. Talk about the fruits and veggies the artist has used, but most of all talk about the emotions expressed on each charming spread! Others in the series introduce basic concepts. Bring home Opposites or work on beginning concepts with Counting ( we love those cauliflower Sheep) and you have to smile at each of the animal characters Freymann creates for Colors---a yellow pig, a blue bird, a

eeBoo Animal Parade Head to Toe Dominoes

(eeBoo $13.99) What fun! Finding the matching halves of a brown bear, red fox, spotted giraffe, even a slithering snake and more. Picture dominoes that build on the visual task of putting part/whole pieces together. It’s a game that fosters all kinds of skills, such as turn taking, problem solving, and combining front and back or top and bottom. Lots of knowing and naming here, too, for building vocabulary. Colorful images by illustrator, Monika Forsberg. 28 Dominoes that preschoolers can put together solo or enjoy one on one in game play with a parent or older sib. Carry them along for travel time fun, too. 3 & up. Ages: Preschoolers Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal Award 2019

Make It Real Knitting Beanie Bun Kit

(Make It Real @22.99) We used to make long long ropes of knitted yarn with a spool that fit in your hand. This works the same way only it's so much better! It's a hoop size round loom and comes with good thick yarn and crochet hook, that allows crafty kids to create a wearable hat and fingerless gloves. It takes time, patience, and memory, but once they get the way it works, it's a very satisfying craft activity with wearable end products. Projects that take more than a few minutes to create help kids learn about the rewards of staying with a task. Our tester made a hat with a pompom instead of a pony-tail Beanie, since she has short hair. Develops fine motor skills, visual perception, foll

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