EARLY SCHOOL: 5 - 8 YEARS

July 17, 2020

(eeBoo $21.99)

Players move their koala playing pieces from branch to branch after they draw a card that tell them what color, number, or shape they should land on. But watch out!  If a koala lands where your koala is resting, you’re going to have to bounce off and give...

July 17, 2020

(eeBoo)

If you’re eager to build climate awareness early on —you’ll like the handsome 500-piece round puzzle, Climate March ($21.99) or 100-piece puzzle($16.99), Climate Action, illustrated with multicultural men, women, and children holding up signs reminding us to cha...

July 17, 2020

(Word Witt $26.95)

We really enjoyed this innovative word play game with or without the timer. It’s not Boggle and it’s not Scrabble...it is its own fresh new format. Word WItt is easy to learn and challenging good fun. One player tosses the three vowel cubes and then t...

July 17, 2020

(Creativity for Kids $13.99)

Do this fun craft kit outside, while the weather is good. Pouring paint is a novel way to decorate the 10 natural river rocks that come clean and ready. Use a little of two or more of the 4 bottles of paint to create a marble like finish.  O...

July 16, 2020

(Mindware $25.95)

A fun activity that two budding paleontologists can do together. They can paint the four stone figurines: a dinosaur, volcano, mountainside cave, and a rutted pathway. Next, they’ll need you to bake their creations to make them weather-proof. Then they...

July 16, 2020

(Mindware $29.95)

Dig in to uncover a dozen different and genuine gemstones in this giant piece of geode. Kids will find gems such as jasper, amethyst, and tiger's eye. They can learn to identify their gems using the gem identification poster that includes scientific, h...

July 1, 2020

Preschoolers begin by counting by rote, usually without any real understanding of the meaning of the words they chant. Putting out napkins on the table for each person, counting how many cookies are needed for each teddy bear at the tea party, counting the steps as you...

June 29, 2020

(eeBoo $16.99)

Young dog-lovers are going to love this 100-piece puzzle. They can hunt and count how many dogs romping in the park...but first they will need to use their problem problem skills to put the puzzle together. Sticking to a project , dealing with minor frust...

June 29, 2020

(Mindware $25.95)

We don't often do slime toys, but this is no ordinary silly slime mess. Yes, the pre-measured packets spill into a container and produce slime. But the fun  and learning just begin here. There are clear instructions for ten different experiments that l...

June 29, 2020

(Brio $39.99)

Our five-year old tester did a lot of FaceTime calls to show off the talking Robot he and his dad built. This wasn't his first Brio Builder kit—but it is his favorite. He already knew how to use the tools to assemble this classic wooden building set, but t...

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