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.
“Maya Makes a Friend” is an illustrated book where a young girl has an afternoon at the park learning lessons of friendship, inclusion, and accepting others who are different than herself. This book teaches kids of all abilities about others and provides a platform for conversation with caregivers about being kind and respectful to everyone. “Maya Makes a Friend” stems from a collection of books that written specifically about disabilities that can be personalized for each individual.
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.
“Two Tuba Switch” is a book and corresponding toys dedicated to the story of a boy who switches into objects due to his extreme shyness. When the main character turns into a tuba he must overcome his shyness when he is accidentally taken to an unfamiliar home. The toys match the book so that a child can act out the story as it was told or create his own story line.
Sport Stacking with Speed Stacks(R)! Using 12 sturdy plastic cups (called Speed Stacks) up stack and down stack in predetermined sequences as fast as you can. StackMat(R) competition timer, instructional DVD and sport carrying bag for the cups are all included in this package. Play independently, on a team, or challenge a peer. Speed Stacks, Inc. has a website designated just for educators/therapists/professionals.
Kimochis characters and feelings pillows provide a fun way to help kids express their feelings and promote the development of positive social skills. Kimochi means “feeling” in Japanese. Each Kimochis character box sets include a 13 inch character, 3 feelings pillows, and a Feel Guide. There are 5 characters to choose from including Huggtopus©, Lovey Dove©, Cat, Cloud© and Bug.
My Friend Huggles dolls are life size and full of pretend play fun! There are 5 different dolls to choose from in the original collection each including their own characteristics and style. “Life Virtues” are inherent within each doll to teach kids about being generous, grateful, fair, kind, and cheerful. My Friend Huggles dolls foster imagination and creative play to not only help children recognize their own attributes and feelings (self-awareness), but begin to acknowledge those of others around them (social awareness). My Friend Huggles are great for hugs too!