Even little kids can learn basic money skills with the Moonjar Moneybox! Moonjar moneyboxes are divided into three separate compartments: Spend, Save, and Share. This division is a great way to teach children about the benefits of saving money for a special purpose versus spending it immediately. It also provides an easy way to make charitable giving a part of your child's life. For another divided piggy bank, check out the Smart Piggy Trio Bank for ages 4 and up, which includes three separate ledgers for tracking funds.
For a book lover, is there any greater pleasure than a pristine library? But if your friends use your bookshelves as a lending library, you'll want to be able to keep track of your treasures! With this kit, you can use old-fashioned library circulation techniques -- including date-stamped checkout cards -- to keep track of the books that you let out of your sight. Everything comes in a beautiful keepsake box that's perfect for a bibliophile.
Prime Climb is a beautiful, colorful, mathematical board game for 2 to 4 players! Roll the dice and add, subtract, multiply and divide your way to the center of the board, picking up Prime cards and bumping your opponents back to start as you go. The first person to get both pawns to space 101 wins! This brilliantly designed game is the perfect way to help solidify math concepts while making learning fun for kids and adults alike.
Explore the world with this world map floor puzzle from Petit Collage that offers plenty of things to spot when it's done! This 24-piece puzzle is made from recycled cardboard dyed with vegetable inks, and the pieces are sturdy and chunky enough to make it easy for preschoolers to put together. When they're done, they can spot world animals, continents, oceans, and more. The whole thing comes packed in a handy box with a cotton rope handle. For an alternate option focused on US geography, check out Petit Collage's USA Floor Puzzle.
This matching game from eeBoo is a wonderful way to develop an appreciation of diversity around the world while enhancing memory skills. The smiling faces of 24 children from countries all over the world are fun -- and sometimes challenging -- to match in this memory game. The back cover shows each child and identifies their home country, to inspire kids to learn more about the varied cultures and nations of our planet.
Imagine your child's face when she or he sees their own story and drawings made into a full-color, professionally typeset, 7 x 9 hardbound book! Your child writes and illustrates their story using the materials supplied in the kit, which are then mailed in (in the pre-paid envelope provided) for publication. You'll soon receive a beautiful hardcover book, complete with an about the author page for your proud storyteller! (Please note: completed books can only ship within the US.)
Kids can create their own fairy tales with eeBoo's Tell Me a Story - Fairy Tale Mix-up Cards! A mixture of delightful fairy tale characters, locations and objects, it can be easily organized and reorganized to form a variety of stories. With colorful stickers and beautiful images, this set of 36 sturdy, laminated story cards encourages imagination. And if fairy tales aren't her thing, check out the rest of the Tell Me A Story series.
Explore the globe — in puzzle form — with this 3D globe puzzle from Ravensburger. This beautifully detailed puzzle is made of curved, sturdy plastic pieces that fit together snugly to form a perfectly smooth surface, no glue required! 540 puzzle pieces snap together to create an 8.7" diameter globe, and the set includes a plastic display stand, metal display stand, reference map, and instructions.
There's so much to learn with this piggy bank from Fisher Price! 10 colorful coins can be dropped in the slot, building counting and color recognition skills, while sing-along songs and sound effects teach concepts like large and small, animal names, and more. All kids love put-and-take play, so it's a natural for creating an entertaining learning toy!
Combine physical play with coding thanks to the Osmo coding kit! Osmo takes gaming beyond the screen: the Osmo base allows your tablet to stand and scan the area in front of it, allowing kids (and adults!) to use physical objects to interact with what they see on the screen. The Genius kit includes games and tile sets that encourage creative thinking in math, wordplay, art, and problem solving. It's truly the best of both worlds.
Have some colorful counting fun with this caterpillar from Melissa and Doug! This cheerful character encourages number and color recognition as kids put the caterpillar together in number order. Then, as they get more confident, kids can also experiment with simple math -- and, of course, let their imagination soar as they incorporate the caterpillar into their pretend play games. This simple toy is sure to become a favorite.
The creators of Prime Climb turn their expertise in teaching math to younger learners with Tiny Polka Dot! This box from Math for Love contains components for sixteen different games. They're all easy to learn and playful, but as kids grow, the level of complexity does, too. Kids will start with simple number recognition and counting and move their way up to arithmetic and logic skills. It's a little box with lots of math love inside!
Get ready to rock and learn with this musical octopus from Fisher Price! The Rocktopus comes with 15 different musical instruments that kids can add or remove, changing the sound quality until it's just right for their creation. Kids can experiment with patterning in the Math play mode, play a musical game in Game mode, or compose their own masterpiece in Music mode. Then, download the free Rocktopus app so your little maestro can create their own music video!
Meet interactive learning buddies Rockit and Glow from Fisher-Price! This adorable duo interacts with each other and your little one. You can play with the ABC toggle switch, the 1-2-3 bat-at roller, and the side-the-shapes door for learning fun, or dance and groove to enjoy moving to music. Rockit can even record what you say and repeat it back with three silly voices! Smart stages technology allows you to change the learning content changes as your little one grows.
Kids can learn real cooking skills with this 17-piece set from Curious Chef! These are real kitchen tools, scaled for little hands, so kids can actually cook and bake with them. The set includes measuring spoons, measuring cups, mixing bowls, a mixing spoon, and even her own timer. Parents will love that they're all dishwasher safe for easy cleanup after the cooking is done.
Who doesn't love pop-up books? The newest edition to the Create Your Own Books series from Faber and Castell includes two high-quality hardcover pop-up books, stickers, eight markers and pop-up designs. Just add drawings, photographs and your own imagination! Illustrated instructions include story starter ideas and step-by-step pop-up ideas to spark your little author's creativity.
Encourage kids to be smart with money with the help of this divided piggy bank! The three compartments of this bank encourage kids to split their money between spending, saving, and sharing, and three separate ledgers help them keep tracks as their funds grow. The set also includes a kid's guide to good money management.
Discover the perfect recipe for number learning fun with this play oven from LeapFrog! Little ones can move the number slider to learn about time and temperature, cut food into 2, 3 or 4 equal pieces to build math skills, and press the chef's hat to count and sing along to lively songs. Plus, 16 fun ingredients provide plenty of pretend-play fun for would-be bakers. Learning can be delicious!
Zingo is a fast-paced game for beginning readers! Slide the Zinger machine forward to reveal two letters, and snag the one that will complete a word on your card. With six double-sided Zingo cards of three-letter words to complete, up to 6 players can join in. It's a great way to teach spelling, word recognition, and vocabulary.
Put an eco-friendly spin on the classic shape sorter toy with this version from Green Toys! The eight colorful and lightweight shapes are easy to handle, with no rough or sharp edges, and the box has a unique design that allows it to be used closed or opened flat on the floor. Parents will love that it's made of 100% post-consumer recycled plastic — and it's even dishwasher-safe for easy cleanup.
This cash register playset from Learning Resources adds some real math fun to pretend play -- the cash register is a working calculator! Total up amounts with the solar-powered calculator, then take bills and make change with the included play bills and coins. And for the modern shop, there's even a pretend credit card!
Inchimals is a set of 12 beautifully crafted, thoughtfully designed wooden blocks which measure from 1" in height (the tiny ladybug) to the 12 " tall towering giraffe. Children learn math and have fun at the same time by combining the Inchimal blocks with the 100 write-on and wipe-off math puzzles. Kids explore counting, number value and recognition, scale, fine motor skills, language, and imagination.
This fruity pie teaches early number skills and attributes (colors and fruit shapes). Place the sorting cards into the bottom of the pan to provide visual cues that support student success. The top crust becomes a bowl to conveniently hold counters, and jumbo tweezers reinforce fine motor skills. 7 fruits in 5 different colors mean kids can build something delicious, all while learning great skills!
Every household needs a globe, especially one as detailed and versatile as this light-up globe from HearthSong. With a little extra light, every feature is easy to see, including national boundaries and the geographical features that are carved in relief, depicting mountain ranges, rivers, and even undersea geography. Use it as a teaching tool, for decor, and even as a nightlight for the whole family.
Foster an early love of literacy with this electronic book featuring LeapFrog's Learning Friends! Join Turtle, Tiger and Monkey as they explore new vocabulary. Kids can explore touch each picture to hear the animals say toddler-appropriate words, or to trigger exciting facts and sound effects. A language switch on the side allows you to change the toy from English to Spanish with a simple adjustment. With silly sounds, two learning songs, and more, this book will keep them engaged and learning for hours!
Rory's Story Cubes are a pocket-sized creative story generator that are fun for all ages — and now, you can get the full set of story cubes in one bundle, allowing you to prompt endless tales of adventure, daring, mystery, and more. This bundle includes four sets of cubes — Original, Actions, Voyages, and Fantasia, plus three mini sets of MIX Story Cubes (Clues, Enchanted, and Prehistoria), allowing you to create literally millions of stories — imagined by you!
Learning the alphabet has never been so beautiful! BeginAgain's butterfly alphabet puzzle has 26 pieces, each with an uppercase letter on one side and a lowercase letter on the other. Kids will enjoy the bright colors and unique shapes of these pieces. And the most beautiful part of BeginAgain toys is their environmentally-conscious construction: all of their toys are made from plantation-grown rubberwood and finished with non-toxic dyes.
Learn animals and the alphabet in this beautiful rubberwood puzzle! Each unique animal interlocks with the ones before and after it to teach the sequence of letters. The pieces feature upper case letters on one side and lower case on the other, so kids can practice both. Parents will love the sustainable materials and non-toxic finishes, while kids will love the bright, inspiring animal pieces.
From GeoToys, a leading manufacturer of games and puzzles that make geography fun, comes this set of six GeoPuzzles! In GeoPuzzles, the pieces are cut along national boundaries, instead of using an interlocking cut, encouraging kids to learn the names and placements of countries from around the world. This box set includes GeoPuzzles for the World, USA and Canada, Europe, Latin America, Asia, and Africa. You can also get the World GeoPuzzle separately.
Give the abacus a new twist with this alphabet version from Hape! The wooden pieces feature letters and numerals on one side, and words on the other. All of the pieces feature bright, colorful images to make them appealing to explore. Plus, parents will love that it's made from FSC certified maple, rubberwood, and Baltic birch and finished with child-safe inks and paints.
Little fans of Eric Carle will love playing with these stacking and nesting paperboard blocks that feature artwork from all their favorite books! Each block has a unique character, number, color, letter, and shape, and since they're open at the bottom kids can either stack them into a tower or nest them inside one another -- which also makes storing them a breeze.
Kids can have jumbo-sized active learning fun with this mat from LeapFrog! As kid jump on the mat in Explore mode, they'll discover numbers, animals and instrument names; switch to Music mode and each step brings an instrument to life. Finally, Game mode challenges kids to fly, waddle, and more to reach specific numbers. This 4-foot long mat is perfect for combining active play with learning time for busy toddlers and preschoolers!
Match US states to Scramble cards in this fast-paced game of observation and quick reflexes! You can match states by color, ABC order, capitals, nicknames, and more. You can also "Go the Distance" by finding a state's closest neighbor. It's a great way to incorporate a little geography into gaming fun!
Learn more about words with this friendly sea turtle from Fisher Price! When you push the picture buttons on the turtle's back, the turtle speaks and spells the words, while the LED screen displays them, reinforcing the connection between the sight and sound of the letters. Three different play modes focus on letters and words, rhyming, and games.
Teach color recognition and sorting skills with these bright bushels of produce from Learning Resources! Five baskets allow kids to sort the fruits and vegetables by color: red, orange, yellow, green, and purple. Twenty-five high-quality and realistic plastic food pieces provide plenty of sorting fun -- and lots of opportunity for pretend play.
This alphabet-themed version of the game Sequence is a great way to help kids build letter recognition skills. Players identify the letter on their card and match it to an image on the board that starts with that letter's sound. Succeed and put a chip on the board -- but choose carefully! Your ultimate goal is to get a sequence of five cards in a row, so you'll have to be strategic to win.
These embossed alphabet blocks from Uncle Goose will look familiar -- they're patterned after wood blocks from the beginning of the 20th century! 28 blocks in this set feature beautifully crafted and painted letters, animal pictures, numbers and math symbols, for a total of four complete alphabets and lots of additional play options. These Michigan-made blocks are painted using non-toxic, vividly colored inks for the perfect finishing touch.
This colorful snail helps kids learn numbers from 1 to 10! BeginAgain's bright and cheerful puzzle pieces also feature Roman numerals on the reverse side. As kids put the pieces together, they'll learn number recognition and build motor skills -- but all they'll know is that they're having fun. Meanwhile, parents will love that BeginAgain's toys are made from plantation-grown rubberwood and finished with environmentally friendly, non-toxic dyes.
Grab your walking stick, lace up your hiking boots, and prepare to explore the nation's natural wonders with this board game from Underdog Games! As 2 to 5 players race across the country, they collect trail stones and compete to claim Park Cards, each of which includes an interesting fact and a gorgeous photo of the park. Each game begins with a unique setup, ensuring endless replayability. By the time you've played it a few times, you'll be itching to get out there and explore the real thing!
What should you do before entering a home in Mali: a) whistle, b) knock on the door or c) clap your hands? You'll answer questions like this as you travel the continents, collecting passports as you go. Entertaining questions about people, places, food and drink, gestures, customs and traditions make this a whole new way to take a globe-trotting adventure.
Get stamping with this beautiful alphabet stamp set from Melissa and Doug! 56 block stamps contain the upper and lower case letters, as well as punctuation marks. The 1/2" tall letters are perfect for projects and crafts, and still easy for small hands to use. A four-color stamp set with washable ink is also included.
This pretend play tablet from VTech includes tons of learning fun! Join Cody the Smart Cub and learn letters, counting, matching, music, and more! Eight activities have progressive learning levels so this toy grows with your child. Parents will enjoy features like the volume control option and battery-saving automatic shutoff, while kids will love the color changing screen and piano keyboard.
Learn the location of each of the states with this magnetic puzzle from Learning Resources! 44 pieces depict all of the US states and feature artwork depicting landmarks, animals, plants, and more. See if you can put them together in the right places! An outline helps young geographers figure out where different pieces belong. This puzzle will bring a little geography to your fridge or magnet board.
Learn counting skills and have pretend play fun with LeapFrog's cash register which talks, sings, and counts! Set up your store with the eight pretend food items, each of which corresponds to a button on the screen that tells you the name and color of the food. Pressing the number buttons let you hear the numbers 1 to 10 and then starts a counting song. With plenty of clever and funny sounds and phrases, this will keep little hands busy and learning!
Learn about shape recognition and telling time all in one with this colorful, fun clock from Melissa and Doug! Put the number shapes into the correct slots, then move the clock's hour and minute hands and challenge yourself to identify the correct time. With more complex shapes like octagons and trapezoids, lining up the numbers gets more complicated, sneakily reinforcing number recognition as well.
Who's up for cupcakes? With this 16-piece set from Curious Chef, kids can imagine themselves decorating at a bakery -- or bake for real, since these are also suitable as real kitchen tools! In addition to the tools necessary to bake and decorate cupcakes, the set also includes a sticker sheet and shopping menu. Plus, budding chefs will love the easy clean-up -- it's all dishwasher safe.
What's the capital of Alaska? How about the state bird of Maine? Learning about the United States is interactive and fun with this fold-out coloring map. This kit features state facts, brainteasers and picture hunt that help kids develop a deeper understanding of the states within our nation. Includes a 40" x 28" fold-out U.S. map, activity booklet and 12 markers.
Learn more about American Sign Language with these high quality alphabet blocks from Uncle Goose, which feature both the letter and the ASL hand sign on each block. Kids will love the vibrant colors on the blocks, and kids who are hard of hearing or deaf will appreciate having their language included on the blocks as well. These blocks are made in the USA from sustainable basswood.
This full-featured tablet is perfectly tailored for kids! The Fire HD comes with 32 GB of internal storage and a battery that provides a 10-hour charge life. A 2-year worry-free guarantee ensures you're covered for accidental damage. Plus you get a one-year membership to the FreeTime Unlimited subscription service, with over 15,000 books, movies, TV shows, educational apps, and games for kids aged 3 to 12.
Help kids keep track of their responsibilities -- and understand the connection between their chores and rewards -- with this magnetic chart from Melissa and Doug! This chart includes options for regular chores like cleaning rooms, washing dishes, and doing homework, as well as important habits like saying please and thank you and apologizing when you make a mistake. This kit includes a magnetic board and a dry-erase board, plus 90 magnets showing tasks and rewards.
Nothing compares to that "a-ha!" moment! With this set of brainteasers from ThinkFun, you can set up 8 challenging brainteaser centers that will get kids thinking. Each brainteaser includes an Object card to let kids know the goal, and three graduated Hint cards they can use if they get stuck. As kids work their way through the challenges, they'll build logic, spatial, and problem-solving skills! This set is perfect for both home and classroom.