IKOS is a three-dimensional puzzle unlike many others. Fully assembled, the IKOS pieces come together to form a sphere, but that is just the start of its endless number of creations. The puzzle allows children to employ their creativity to make new and unique creations with the three-dimensional puzzle pieces without explicit instructions. The pieces are paintable and interchangeable for many adaptations through play for people of all ages and abilities.
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).
Whether for sitting, standing, or any position in between, Weplay’s Whally Board is an ergonomically designed balance board. The board’s appearance was inspired by a fish, and has bubbles and waves to continue the aquatic theme of the shape. The hard plastic is textured, which allows children to find grip on the board for sitting and standing.
The Motor Skill Universal Set is a collection of toys as tools that are designed to target fine and gross motor skills during playtime activities. The blocks, rods, hoops, bean bags and other pieces are ideal for active play. While it comes with an activity guide full of suggested activities, with a nearly endless number of possible combinations, Weplay’s Motor Skill Universal Set can be used for any number of activities.
This customizable and interactive toy puts a new spin on a classic game of ring toss. Twiggle Toss includes a rocking base, Y-shaped twig, rings and bean bags which allows children to customize game for many levels of play. As a tossing game—choosing either the rings or bean bags—Twiggle Toss is designed to target visual perception and hand-eye coordination.
Made of sturdy plastic and rubber, Honey Hills are a set of interlocking steppers with a concave and convex surface on each piece. The shape and design make them ideal to be stacked and pathed for kids to walk on during playtime. With accompanying tactile bags that can be filled with stimulating items like sand, rice or beans, Honey Hills is a tool to target the senses as well as physical skills.
A matching game that pairs together fun and education! Miniland Educational has developed a new “Learning Values” edition to the Pair Game. With 12 different activity cards that range from “friends of the world” to “traffic safety,” it is a new game each time kids play. Pair Game: Learning Values goes beyond a simple memory and matching game, introducing kids to a variety of social and emotional concepts such as race, anatomy and good behavior.
A new spin on the traditional “piggy” bank splits the Money Savvy Generation banks into four different sections: save, spend, donate and invest. The banks allow kids to begin their personal finance education at a young age by learning the different and important roles of money. Each bank comes with a guide for expanded financial education.
The Sip & Spin straw cup has a colorful wheel in a variety of themes that spins as liquid flows through the straw. The Sip & Spin is a cup made for children that makes hydration fun and easy. The cup features a no valve design (recommended by the American Dental Association) to help kids transition from bottles to adult cups by reinforcing sipping versus sucking. Clean up is as easy as running the dishwasher!
Phlat Ball® V3 is a combination ball and disc for double the fun! When the Phlat Ball® V3 is pressed flat it sticks together like a disc. Phlat Ball transforms from a flying disc to a ball when thrown. When will it pop? No one knows! The Phlat Ball® V3 disc-to-ball reaction is a surprise because of its variable time-delay feature.
This durable ball’s rubber outer web provides kids with an easy-to-grasp surface along with high-bounce performance for tons of fun. The E-Z Grip Ball limits frustrations when playing catch with friends as it is lightweight and can be grasped easily. The ball is tough and waterproof for active play and bounce on any surface, including grass, sand and water!