A bright, colorful and whimsical memory game with pieces constructed of sustainable wood. Players’ baby frogs take turns hopping around the pond on lily pads by identifying and remembering the removable adult froggy eyes that are blank underneath. If the eye that is turned over has a baby frog on it, the player is then “frozen” in place on his / her lily pad until the next round of play. The game lends itself to a variety of modifications for all levels of play.
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The Weplay Squeezer is a set of three hand-squeezable silicon rings that develop tactile awareness and provide tactile input and stimulation. Each 2.5” ring is a different bright color with differing levels of resistance to progressively improve grip strength. Additionally, the rings have small, low-profile, soft, rounded nubs on them to provide additional sensory input and improve circulation.
“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.
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.
In the age of toys with many pieces, Toy Tamer Bags are the self-proclaimed cure for the black holes of toy boxes. Whether for at home storage or for taking toys on the go, the Toy Tamer Bag is designed to keep toys organized and easy to find. The bag boasts features such as transparent sides, I.D. holder, collapsible design, and handles for carrying or hanging. The zippered bag is designed to be easy to clean and as friendly to kids as it is to adults. The bags come in 3 sizes and 4 colors.
Miniland Educational’s Emotiblocks are colorful blocks that assemble into different characters that can represent 6 different emotions. With the different hair, face, and body pieces that come together to form the complete figure, there are over 100 different character combinations that can be made. Emotiblocks come with a guide as well as activity cards to prompt playtime when needed.
Relish the Moment is a game full of games. Inside the relish bottle includes a deck of cards with pass cards, action cards, and question cards. The point of this group card game is to be the one with the most pass cards by the time the deck runs out. Win an action card game and receive a pass card. The action cards include 13 common childhood games that will get kids interacting with one another such as 20 questions and a rhyming challenge.
The Multiples are a series of dishes that promote numeracy—the ability to understand and work with numbers—through exposure and social learning. Each plate, bowl or cup includes a selection from a diverse cast of animal characters as well as number sets. The sets are separated into three levels: early years, middle years and later years. This tiered system allows children to be exposed to new sets of numbers as they advance with age and progress their skills. When combined, all of the pieces cover multiplication tables from 1 to 12.
Memory Cab is a customizable, interactive flashcard application available for mobile devices. Providing an interactive way to learn, Memory Cab allows users of all ages to study flashcards with a matching game followed by a review with either a spelling or multiple choice test. While Memory Cab comes with 7 preset flashcard sets, by simply taking a photo with the IPad or IPhone’s camera, naming the item, and uploading it to the app, you can have a new custom set in no time.