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- See & Spell Learning Toy
Home / Shop See & Spell Learning Toy Ages: 4 and up Complete a puzzle to spell a word! This is a great hands-on way to learn to spell. This educational wooden puzzle set helps children gain familiarity with the letters of the alphabet and their sounds as kids develop a sight-reading vocabulary. The set includes 8 double-sided wooden puzzles. $27.99 Buy Now on Melissa & Doug CuriosityInspired may earn a commission on this purchase Promotions Take advantage of these promotions when you click the "Buy Now" button above. I'm a paragraph. Click here to add your own text and edit me. It's easy. I'm a paragraph. Click here to add your own text and edit me. It's easy. I'm a paragraph. Click here to add your own text and edit me. It's easy. I'm a paragraph. Click here to add your own text and edit me. It's easy. Why we LOVE this product! Description SKU: 2940 The Melissa & Doug See & Spell wooden puzzle promotes early reading and writing skills with hands-on fun! Make learning to read and write tangible and tactile, not abstract. Puzzle-playing preschoolers marvel in using puzzle-solving skills to spell words. "Feel" the alphabet, "see" the alphabet, associate the alphabet with objects! It's a great confidence-building, educational resource for pre-readers! Puzzle picture and letter manipulatives assist children in pre-reading concepts, phonics, and literacy development. Using 16 puzzle pictures and more than 50 vibrant letters, kids make huge gains in confidence and master new academic skills! Boosting fine motor skills plus an endless list of reading and writing skills, the See and Spell Learning Toy is the perfect tool for pre-reading excitement. Pick a puzzle panel - Bus, bird, frog, tree, pig, dog, duck, sun, and more - Then, find the correct wooden letters to fit into the slots and spell the words. It's so easy yet so enlightening! Skills: Learning the alphabet Letter recognition Recognizing letter sounds Associating letters with words & objects Matching words to pictures Visual reinforcement of words Spelling 3 & 4 letter words Cracking the code of the skills needed to learn to read Exploring sounds of advanced vowel combinations Spelling other words they know without the aid of puzzle boards Composing short sentences Boost fine motor skills Details: A Pre-Reading, First Literacy Toy Manipulative puzzle pieces ideal for first learning experiences Hands-on exploration & Montessori-like approach to early learning Essential letter recognition, phonics, beginning reading through play Improves fine motor skills Builds confidence; Entertaining for self play No-fail, puzzle format appeals to young children Letters are painted on top side only to aid children in orienting letters Unique in feature of more commonly used lowercase letters Make 16 playful pictures; Pictures are colorful & realistic Includes 8 two-sided wooden play boards, over 50 vibrant letters High quality wooden learning toy Dimensions: 14.375 x 10 x 2 inches Storage Box Ages 4+ Learn more! About Melissa & Doug Bestsellers Fine Motor Skills Language Arts Memory Builder Related Products
- Costway Inflatable Bounce House Kid Water Splash Pool Slide Jumping Castle w/740W Blower
Home / Category Name Costway Inflatable Bounce House Kid Water Splash Pool Slide Jumping Castle w/740W Blower Ages: Buy Now CuriosityInspired may earn a commission on this purchase Promotions Take advantage of these promotions when you click the "Buy Now" button above. I'm a paragraph. Click here to add your own text and edit me. It's easy. I'm a paragraph. Click here to add your own text and edit me. It's easy. I'm a paragraph. Click here to add your own text and edit me. It's easy. I'm a paragraph. Click here to add your own text and edit me. It's easy. Why we LOVE this product! Description SKU: 14368919 This inflatable bounce slide house is dedicated to bringing fun and happiness to children in a safe environment. It has lots of fun for children and much helpful to children's growth and health. Enjoying with water pool and water cannon, it provides with ample playing space and interesting water game for your kids in hot summer days. What's more, climbing wall and curved water slide are made of high quality Oxford that provides safe and versatile game when your kids slide and climb. Learn more! About Oriental Trading Choice Related Products
- Soft Plush Weighted Blanket
Home / Shop Soft Plush Weighted Blanket Ages: minimum weight recommended +40lbs Oh-so-soft and lightly weighted to provide calming proprioceptive input, this cozy plush blanket helps soothe kids to relax or sleep. For a calm-down break during the day, drape around your child’s body. Fold up the blanket to use as a lap pad during school work or at the table. $111.99 Buy Now on Fun & Function CuriosityInspired may earn a commission on this purchase Promotions Take advantage of these promotions when you click the "Buy Now" button above. I'm a paragraph. Click here to add your own text and edit me. It's easy. I'm a paragraph. Click here to add your own text and edit me. It's easy. I'm a paragraph. Click here to add your own text and edit me. It's easy. I'm a paragraph. Click here to add your own text and edit me. It's easy. Why we LOVE this product! Description SKU: 1198992289 Weighted blankets are not just for adults, they can be a great tool for kids that need help getting a better night's sleep. They can be a helpful aid for children with anxiety, ADHD or other sensory processing disorders. Provides soothing tactile input and grounding weight Supports kids with autism, ADHD and sensory integration disorder Made by Fun and Function Helps With Mood & Attention Sensory Over Responding Sensory Seeking Details For children weighing 40+ lbs. 38”L x 30”W Weighs 3 lbs. 100% polyester. Weights are polypropylene pellets in 80% polyester 20% cotton lining Machine wash cold. Air dry. Color: Light Blue Learn more! Video Soft Plush Weighted Blanket About Fun & Function Mindfulness Sensory Related Products
- Experience the Joy of Springfree Trampolines and Bounce with Peace of Mind!
Jumping on a trampoline is one of the most enjoyable outdoor activities for children. Not only is it a fun way to spend time outside, but it also has numerous benefits for physical and mental health. However, not all trampolines are created equal. Springfree Trampolines, in particular, offer many unique benefits that make them an excellent choice for children and their families. One of the biggest benefits of Springfree trampolines is safety. Unlike traditional trampolines, which have springs that can cause serious injuries, Springfree trampolines use flexible composite rods instead. These rods are located beneath the jumping surface and are completely out of reach of children. Additionally, Springfree trampolines have soft-edge mats that absorb shock and prevent injury. With safety features like these, parents can feel at ease knowing that their children are jumping on a trampoline that prioritizes their safety. Another benefit of Springfree trampolines is their durability. Springfree trampolines are made with high-quality materials that are built to last. They are designed to withstand harsh weather conditions and heavy use, so families can enjoy their trampoline for years to come. In fact, Springfree trampolines come with a 10-year warranty, so parents can have peace of mind knowing that their investment is protected. Jumping on a trampoline offers a multitude of physical and mental health benefits. It's a low-impact exercise that can improve cardiovascular health, strengthen muscles, and enhance coordination and balance. It can also increase bone density, which is crucial to prevent osteoporosis later in life. Moreover, jumping on a trampoline is a fun way to burn calories and improve overall fitness. Apart from physical benefits, bouncing on a trampoline is excellent for mental health. It's a great stress-reliever that boosts mood and reduces anxiety. The rhythmic bouncing motion of jumping on a trampoline has a calming effect on the body, which can improve overall well-being. Additionally, it can enhance creativity and imaginative skills, as children can find new and exciting ways to bounce and play. However, not all trampolines are safe or durable enough to provide these benefits. That's why Springfree trampolines are an excellent choice for families. They prioritize safety and durability, ensuring that children can enjoy all the benefits of jumping on a trampoline without risking injury. Moreover, Springfree trampolines come in various sizes and shapes, making it easy for families to find the perfect trampoline for their backyard. So if you want to give your family a fun and healthy way to play outside, definitely check out Springfree trampolines. With their focus on safety and durability, Springfree trampolines provide parents with peace of mind and children with a fun and exciting way to stay active and healthy. Your family will thank you for it! We may earn a small commission when you make a purchase through the links in this post.
- Top Toys and Free Activities to Introduce Architecture Concepts to Kids
Architecture is an art form that can help children understand the world around them. It is more than just buildings and structures, it is a multifaceted discipline that encompasses a wide range of fields, including engineering, art, mathematics, and history. As children are curious and love to explore, introducing architecture to them can be a fascinating experience. Take a look at our favorite educational products for hands-on learning that build skills to promote learning foundational architecture concepts: We may earn a small commission when you make a purchase through the links in this post. Develops Spatial Awareness Spatial awareness is the ability to understand and perceive the relationship between objects and the space around them. Introducing children to architecture concepts can help them develop spatial awareness skills. Kids learn how to use proportions and scale to create models of buildings and structures, which helps them understand the spatial relationship between objects. Additionally, students can also learn about the importance of functionality and how it affects the design of a building or structure. Build It Blueprint Puzzles Ages: 3+ Price: $14.95 Arckit GO Colours Set Ages: 8+ Price: $59.97 Arckit Model Kits Ages: 5+ through 10+ Price: starting at $83.95 Enhances Creativity and Imagination Architecture is a blend of art, science and math and it requires students to think creatively and use their imagination to come up with unique designs. Through architecture concepts, students are exposed to different shapes, patterns, colors, and textures that they can incorporate into their designs. These products provide an opportunity for kids to combine engineering skills with artistic abilities. Starting at age 3, kids can use DoodleTiles to bring their vision to life by building a house and drawing in the details that make it a unique creation. These skill building kits meet your child at their level and introduce ideas to help them grow. By encouraging students to think outside the box, they can develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills that can be used in other areas of their lives. Crayola Doodle Tiles Magna-Tiles Structures Ages: 3+ Price: $29.95 Architecture for Kids: Skill-Building Activities for Future Architects Ages: 8+ Price: $15.99 Architect's Drawing Kit Ages: 9+ Price: $34.95 3-D Home Kit Ages: 9+ Price: $34.95 Archidoodle: The Architect's Activity Book Ages: 14+ Price: $22.99 Encourages Collaboration and Communication Architecture is a collaborative process that involves architects, engineers, artists, designers and construction workers. Introducing children to architecture concepts can encourage collaboration and communication skills. For example, starting at age 3 kids can use Magna-Tiles to work together in groups to build the most amazing structures. While working together, they can practice communicating their ideas and thoughts to their peers. Through this type of collaboration, students can learn how to work as a team and respect each other's ideas and opinions. Magna-Tiles® Metropolis with FREE Storage Bin Ages: 3+ Price: $129.95 The Freckled Frog Little Happy Architect Ages: 2+ Price: $51.99 The Freckled Frog Create N' Play My Village Ages: 2+ Price: $40.99 Playlearn 800 Piece Building Toy Straws and Construction with 16 Wheels Ages: 3+ Price: $42.00 Instills a Sense of History and Culture By introducing children to architecture concepts, kids can learn about geography and the history and culture of various regions and countries around the world. Through these books, kids will discover the cultural influences that shaped the architectural styles and the environmental factors that influenced the design of buildings and structures in different regions. The 7 Wonders board game is a great way to get the whole family involved and learning. If your kids are fascinated by famous buildings or landmarks, challenge then to create a model using LEGO® structures from all around the world from New York City to London, Paris, Tokyo, Singapore and more. Little Genius Architecture by Joe Rhatigan, Jomike Tejido (Illustrator) Ages: 3+ Price: $8.99 The Illustrated Atlas of Architecture and Marvelous Monuments by Alexandre Verhille (Illustrator), Sarah Tavernier (Illustrator) Ages: 8+ Price: $14.95 7 Wonders Architects Board Game Ages: 8+ Price: $49.99 Lego Architecture Ages: 12+ through 18+ Price: starting at $39.99 Provides Real-world Application of STEM Concepts Architecture is a combination of art and science, and it involves many STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) concepts. Introducing architecture concepts to kids can provide a real-world application of STEM concepts. Students can learn about physics, geometry, and mathematics, and how they are used in the design of buildings and structures. Additionally, students can also learn about the importance of sustainability and how it affects the design and construction of buildings and structures. Awesome Architecture Activities for Kids: 25 Exciting STEAM Projects to Design and Build by Andrea Mulder-Slater, Geoff Slater, Jantje Blokhuis-Mulder Ages: 5+ Price: $14.99 Construct It! Architecture You Can Build, Break, and Build Again by Christa Schneider Ages: 8+ Price: $21.49 Free Printable Architecture Activities Paper City: Architecture: https://madebyjoel.com/paper-city Design and Build a City: https://www.education.com/activity/article/design-and-build-a-city/ The Three Little Pigs: An Architectural Tale: https://littlebinsforlittlehands.com/architectural-stem-project-kids/ SketchUp Free: https://www.sketchup.com/plans-and-pricing/sketchup-free Tinkercad Free Lesson Plans: https://www.tinkercad.com/lessonplans?subjects=3
- 10 Boredom Busters for Kids on a Road Trip and they're all screen-free!
These are our top picks to keep the kids happy on your next road trip, and even better, all of them are screen-free. For an extra special touch, gift wrap the toys individually before your trip and pass them out at different points during the vacation. We may earn a small commission when you make a purchase through the links in this post. 1) Melissa and Doug USA License Plate Game Road trip! Melissa and Doug have some of my favorite on-the-go car activities for kids, and this particular one is my favorite. What I love about this game is that it gets kids looking out of the window. Flip the wooden blocks when you spot each state's license plate on the cars around you. State capitals are also included on the blocks, so kids will learn without even realizing it. Each block has a blue or red side, so two teams can play together. Play to see who can find the most states or who sees a license plate that has traveled the furthest from their home. 2) Melissa and Doug Water Wow Bundle Water Wow books make an ideal travel activity, fill the included chunky brush pens with water and let the fun begin. This bundle of six no-mess coloring and activity books from Melissa and Doug are perfect for young kids that like to paint. Young children will be amazed as they brush the specially coated, sturdy pages with the water pens to reveal the hidden pictures and colors. Then, as the pages dry, the images disappear to be "painted" on again. 3) Melissa and Doug wipe-clean activity book bundle For ages 6 and up, try this bundle of three wipe-clean activity books. Each book contains a variety of word, number, and picture games for one or two people to play together. Also included are two dry erase markers that conveniently store inside the front cover, making the books perfect for fun on the go. The pages wipe clean so that the games can be played again. 4) Melissa and Doug Secret Decoder Bundle Great for ages 7 and up, Kids become a super sleuth with this book set containing over 50 puzzles and challenges to keep the kids busy. They will be cracking coded messages, completing puzzles, and solving dozens of mini-mysteries. 5) Crayola Color Wonder Kit The Crayola Color Wonder Sets are perfect for mess-free travel. This particular set comes with 25 Color Wonder markers, 4 color-in sticker sheets, and 24 poster size coloring pages. The markers only show color on the special color wonder paper, so you won't find the car or kids covered in a rainbow of shades. What I love most about this set is that the markers come in a sturdy portable storage case. Choose from lots of different themed sets on Crayola's website. 6) Kid Made Modern On-The-Go Craft Kits On-The-Go craft kits from Kid Made Modern are perfect for travel. They include everything your kid will need to complete a series of craft activities. Kid Made Modern has several themed kits to choose from, from a friendship bracelet-making kit to a monster crafting kit. This four kit bundle includes designing a matching game kit, a fashion doll kit, a coloring kit, and a drawing kit. 7) Kid Made Modern Vacation Journal Kit Kid Made Modern also has this awesome Vacation Journal Kit so kids can record what they did on their vacation. The kit comes with markers, a guided journal book, and a storage bag to keep all the pieces together, plus any souvenirs they collect along the way. 8) Clixo Rainbow Pack These flexible magnetic building block pieces are perfect for taking with you when you travel. Made from durable synthetic paper with embedded magnets, Clixo enables endless 2D and 3D creations to be built. All of the pieces store neatly inside the compact box for portability. 9) Usborne Wipe Clean On the Go Puzzles This book from Usborne has durable wipe-clean pages filled with fun mazes, matching games, and shape tracing so kids can practice their early learning skills while also having fun. Because the pages can be wiped clean, the puzzles can be enjoyed over and over again and make it an ideal companion for vacations. 10) National Geographic Kids US Road Trip Atlas Heading on a road trip? Then take this Road Trip Atlas from National Geographic Kids along with you so kids can follow along with you on your journey. The pages are filled with fun facts, easy-to-read maps, games, activities, and bright, colorful pictures for every US State. Check out our travel games shop page for even more ideas of travel-friendly toys to take with you on your next trip.