Social/Emotional

Social and emotional development relates to a child’s ability to understand feelings and emotions of oneself and others. Social and emotional skills not only include the child’s experience, expression, and management of emotions and feelings (intrapersonal) but the ability to establish positive and rewarding relationships with others (interpersonal).

Fisher Price Laugh & Learn

Laugh & Learn® Smart Stages™ Puppy

This plush puppy uses Smart Stages™ technology to grow with your child.  Smart Stages™ technology gives the puppy three different stages, “explore,” “encourage” and “pretend,” each one growing upon the last to advance with the child as they progress through milestones. The puppy accomplishes this through interactive elements on his ears, paws and belly so children can use the different sensors to explore various outcomes and interactions. 

Enabling Devices

Sensational Textured Activity Center

With six different activation plates to explore, the Sensational Textured Activity Center is a hub of sensory stimulation. Each activation plate has a different effect that delights visual, auditory and tactile senses. Adjustable features make this toy customizable depending on the individual needs of the child.

Hedstrom

Sensory Shapes Ball

Sensory Shapes Ball is made of durable foam with 6 two-sided puzzle-like inserts. These pieces fit flat into the ball creating a smooth, round surface. Each insert contains different numbers, letters, and textured designs for kids to explore. Grooves cover the surface of the ball creating a variety of areas for hands to grasp as kids play. 

Hedstrom

Sensory Twistz

Sensory Twistz include twenty connected balls that come together as a circle or pop apart as different strands for kids to manipulate and create. The connected foam balls come in bright colors and patterns but have a smooth uniform texture for visual and tactile sensory appeal. Fine motor skills will be honed as kids interact with the beadlike band during play. 

Up on Top

Up on Top

Weplay Up On Top encourages balance and promotes body awareness as kids stabilize the malleable pieces on top of their heads. There are a total of 3 pieces featuring different facial expressions in blue, green and orange. Kids can practice balancing one piece and add on more pieces as they advance their gross motor skills. 

Empathy Box

Happy Heart Kid Activity Kits

Each of the Happy Heart Kid Activity Kits focus on a different social/emotional skill—empathy, generosity, grit and manners. The kits are packed full of activities, games and arts and crafts to help kids develop skills to explore and understand their character and the character of others. 

Budding Reader

Budding Reader eBooks

The Budding Reader eBook series allows children to practice and enhance literacy skills by scaffolding learning. Each book set – one for each short vowel sound - begins with a wordless book and then gradually adds new vocabulary. By retelling the same story and repeating vocabulary, Budding Reader eBooks build confidence and prevent children from being overloaded by a slew of unfamiliar vocabulary words.

Forbrain

Forbrain

Fitting on the head like headphones, the Forbrain Headset is an auditory feedback device to improve auditory and sensory processing. While this auditory feedback occurs naturally, Forbrain expedites the process with greater clarity. After it filters out the outside noise, the key to this headset is bone conduction technology, which delivers the sound vibrations of your own voice directly to your nervous system and brain, bypassing the ears for more immediate auditory feedback.

Blue Orange Games

Color Clash

Color Clash is a game of matching colored tiles, but it is not so simple…each of the 36 Color Clash tiles has 3 attributes: a picture of a differently colored chameleon, a word that refers to a specific color, and a color that the word is written in. This is a game of visual perception and speed that challenges your mind to recognize the color a word is written in when it spells another color, also known as the “Stroop Effect.” Color Clash includes 8 variations of game play in the instruction booklet for a plethora of play value. 

Blue Orange Games

Crab Stack

Crab Stack is a game of strategy and problem solving to keep crabs crawling across the game board. Players will have to pin down other crabs and use the Wave Rule as they maneuver around the board in order to be the last crab crawling! Players must focus and attend to every move because as the game progresses, there are less and less options to move crabs across the board. “Crawl smart or get swept away!”

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