“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.
Poi is an ancient art of swinging tethered objects in geometric patterns, and Spin-ballS brings this ancient art into the home with a safe and modern twist for kids of all ages. Instead of weights or objects on fire, this poi kit has LED lights contained within soft balls at the end of adjustable strings. Poi literally means, “ball on a string”. Spin-ballS provide children with a fun art form mixed with an exercise to express oneself, get a work out and entertain others with the beautifully colorful patterns possible.
The Ready Set Go Superhero Play Therapy Bears are plush friends who help children overcome feelings and emotions. Bright in color and soft to the touch, each bear is complete with clothing and accessories to enhance the learning experience. The bears use the “Ready Set Go” system, which represents the following: get ready to overcome your fears, set your goals high, and go out there and be the best you can be. The bears come in two models: Brian and Brianna, as well as superhero versions of the bears.
Calming Clipper Haircutting Kit for Sensory Sensitivity can be a solution for kids who struggle with the sensory stimulation of getting a haircut. The 10 piece kit includes the patented and easy to grip scissors, 7 different comb attachments for different lengths, a comb organizer, and a barber cape to keep the hair off of the child. The Calming Clipper comes in right-handed and left-handed models. To best cut hair, the Calming Clipper has an upper blade to cut, with the lower blade serrated to grip the hair.
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.
uKloo Riddle Edition Treasure Hunt Game takes kids on a reading adventure by solving riddles! Game play is similar to a scavenger hunt and turns the house into a game board. Cards are hidden enticing kids to read the first clue card, solve the riddle and locate the surprise at the end. When kids get stuck on a riddle, the hints provide assistance to solve. If the clue is not enough, the secret answers booklet provides the solution through mirror reflection. This game is beneficial for a wide age range and helps kids build confidence and independence as they learn to read.
This is a non-interlocking puzzle set that requires picture matching. Match the pictures on the edges of nine squares to complete the puzzle. Puzzles are available in various subject categories, and stores easily in its zip lock pouch. The designs assessed were: Serengeti, North American Birds, Butterflies, Vintage Airplanes, and Frogs.