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Travel cross-country through this beautiful, giant, 2' x 3' puzzle of the United States. Children can explore America’s states, capitals, landmarks, animals and more with hands-on play as they connect the pieces of this colorful, illustrated map. Kids will love playing with these extra-soft foam cutouts, even if they are educational. It includes 54 interlocking, water-resistant and easy-to-clean puzzle pieces.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 11645 (added 2/26/2007)
Mr. Scrambles is the talking, singing egg that will have kids cracking up. Mr. Scrambles leads kids in seven egg-citing activities — energetic eggs-ercise games, a hilarious hide-and-seek egg hunt, and spirited sing-alongs featuring familiar favorites like the Alphabet Song and even a cool rap! While playing with Mr. Scramble, kids stay active, develop important gross motor skills, and learn to follow directions. The game requires 3 AA batteries (not included).
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 11501 (added 2/19/2007)
This keep-your-cool countdown category game begins when players press “go.” They receive challenges such as “Name an animal that starts with M” or “a flower that starts with R.” If players are not sure of an answer, they can press the button to change the category or the letter, and players can challenge each other’s answers. If a player doesn’t answer before the time is up, he is frozen out. The last player left, wins. The game features auto and manual modes plus 170+ think-quick categories. It requires 3 AA batteries (not included).
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 11500 (added 2/19/2007)
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This game uses fiction to develop reading comprehension skills, literal recall and literary analysis. Players read the same chapter or short story, and then travel through regions that represent different genres and feature familiar characters. The objective is to reach THE END by answering questions and judging players’ answers with facts from the story. Players on “action spaces” may act, make up rap song or more. “This is a great way for parents to get reluctant readers interested in reading stories. It is easy for even the beginning reader to play, yet can move up in difficulty as the stories become more complex,” Kati Elliot of KEH Communications told TDmonthly. Launch date: July 2006.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 11474 (added 2/19/2007)
Children can get an up-close view of 12 animals and eight space-age phenomena as they hear cool facts or take a fun quiz. The detachable telescope features 3x magnification, automatic shut-off, and two game modes: Facts and Quizspeak. It is designed to develop listening comprehension skills and teach children important scientific concepts. “Children are learning about planets and animals with incredibly beautiful pictures….They can learn interesting facts, then take off the optical piece and use it as a real telescope," Kati Elliott of KEH Communications told TDmonthly.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 10549 (added 12/7/2006)
This kit explores key concepts behind optical illusions and special effects as kids complete the 30 engaging experiments inside. Each experiment is fully illustrated in a step-by-step format, and then the science behind the effect is explained in kid-friendly language. The kit includes all components necessary, except for a few household items.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 8748 (added 7/26/2006)
This little microwave has tasty features, such as six timed food settings with pictures (popcorn, pizza and hot chocolate). The turntable actually rotates the food. The clear door lets kids see what’s “cooking” inside, said Pat Sarka, vice president of creative development at Educational Insights.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 7983 (added 5/24/2006)
We Sign is the interactive program that helps hearing children of all ages develop their memory skills as they hear, see, say and do the sign-and-sing songs in this award-winning series of ASL (American Sign Language) DVDs and videos. Playful signing and singing activities also enhance hand-eye coordination, creativity, language development, interpersonal relationships, self-confidence and self-esteem as children accomplish new skills. Each beautifully produced video showcases real children signing and singing their way to learning success. All DVD titles feature English and Spanish language tracks, closed captioning and subtitles.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 7960 (added 5/23/2006)
Math Whiz plays like a video game and teaches like electronic flash cards. The portable, handheld unit quizzes kids on addition, subtraction, division and multiplication and works as a full-function calculator with the switch of a button. It includes lights and sounds for instant feedback, comes with eight skill levels and requires two AAA batteries (not included). Colors may vary.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 7672 (added 4/21/2006)
With this line of building toys young architects can experience the excitement and pride of building their own ready-to-display stone replicas of world-famous architectural masterpieces. The kit comes with mortar, a mini wheelbarrow, a trowel, an L-shaped ruler and an 8-page instruction guide. The mortar dissolves in water, making it possible to build the structure again and again.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 7580 (added 4/14/2006)
Amateur architects can build this replica of the White House with this kit that includes bricks, mortar, a mini wheelbarrow, a trowel, an L-shaped ruler and an instruction book. The mortar dissolves in water, making it possible to build the structure again and again. “Wooden building sets like Brick and Mortar are good,” Dean Nelson, owner of Wizard Kids Toys in Toledo, Ohio, told TDmonthly in spring 2007.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 7579 (added 4/14/2006)
Amateur architects can construct a replica of this New York City landmark. This kit includes bricks, mortar, a mini wheelbarrow, a trowel, an L-shaped ruler and an instruction book. The mortar dissolves in water, making it possible to build the structure again and again.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 7578 (added 4/14/2006)
This kit includes dormant sea-monkey eggs that can be grown in a tank that includes a glow-in-the-dark sunken galleon for sea monkeys to swim around (they are attracted to light). This new hybrid of sea monkey changes colors from yellow to orange to red. The kit includes water purifier, food, illustrated handbook and more.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 7556 (added 4/12/2006)
The next in the series of the international best-seller Blokus. Designed for two to four players, it was launched in 2006. THIS PRODUCT IS NO LONGER DISTRIBUTED BY EDUCATIONAL INSIGHTS. 12/4/08.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 7199 (added 3/10/2006)
This transparent window on the plant world allows botanists of all ages to watch seeds sprout and grow into plants — right before their eyes. The large, transparent Sprout & Grow Window stands upright on a tabletop or windowsill. Special potting soil nurtures seeds for optimum growth. It comes with packets of bean and pea seeds, and a step-by-step guide with instructions, suggested activities and journal pages to fill in, following the process from seed planting to full-grown plants.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 6717 (added 1/25/2006)
PlayFoam provides hours of creative fun with its lightweight, colorful foam-sculpting material that won't crumble, stick to skin or surfaces or dry out. According to an Educational Insights press release, PlayFoam was being “pre-ordered by the hundreds” at Toy Fair 2006.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 5962 (added 12/14/2005)
Sea-Monkeys go to Mars! Sea-Monkeys have already traveled on several NASA missions and now these rugged space pioneers are ready to explore the Red Planet! This Sea-Monkey habitat features mysterious craters, towering arches and dormant volcanoes making this detailed landscape a fascinating Sea-Monkey playground! A crystal-clear magnifying lid allows a better view of this alien world. And, of course, water conditioner, food, and... Sea-Monkeys!
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 5443 (added 11/9/2005)
This single-player puzzler challenges the "sailor" to line up his color-coded crewmen in concordance with the card he was dealt at the beginning of the game. The game comes with 22 boats of various lengths, as well as 80 crew pieces (20 each of red, blue, yellow, and green) and a race course. Regatta also has over 50 starting cards, with each one presenting a new puzzle to be solved.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 4625 (added 9/16/2005)
SoftWalls are inflatable panels with Velcro-lined edges that allow the user to connect the pieces and build a variety of playful structures. The panels come in different colors and sizes, and are made of durable nylon. Pieces can be inflated manually, or with a separate electric pump. Sure beats the old sofa cushion fort!
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 4602 (added 9/14/2005)
Like the beach? Like Sea Monkeys? This has both. First, thereīs a small beach-scape monkey-arium that has a plastic beach scene complete with hoops and beach towels and surfīs up for the Sea Monkeys to swim in. It comes with water conditioner, Sea Monkey instant eggs and a packet of food. It has a small spoon for stirring and measuring the food. It has instructions. Follow the instructions, and it has ... drum roll please: Sea Monkeys!
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 4546 (added 9/12/2005)
This beautiful set contains all wooden pieces stained to match those of the original Lincoln Logs. Its red chimneys and green slats rekindle memories of classic Lincoln Logs building fun. The keepsake wooden storage case is individually numbered for true collector quality.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 4390 (added 8/31/2005)
Kids who are trying to cut down on pretend coffee can give this little teapot a try. The bright yellow plastic pot ?boils? and ?pours? with realistic sound effects and lights. An easy-grip handle is sized just right for small hands. The pot holds real liquids. A weighted base prevents spills. It requires 3AA batteries that arenīt included.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 4333 (added 8/26/2005)
Kids can use this either as a stand mixer or a portable hand mixer. Realistic sound effects and light make it seem more like Momīs and Dadīs. Kids can set it to two speeds: either auto or pusle. It also comes with two different types of beaters, plus a clear plastic mixing bowl. Itīs safe for even the littlest fingers. It requires 2AA batteries that are not included.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 4332 (added 8/26/2005)
Kids can start their days out right with a nice cup of fake joe, using this bright yellow coffee maker. They can fill the potīs reservoir with clear or colored water and press the brew button to hear the sound of ?coffee? perking. If they press another button, the water is dispensed into the coffee pot, accompanied by ?dripping? sound effects. The pot requires 3AA batteries that are not included.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 4331 (added 8/26/2005)
Kids can whip up their own fake smoothies in this child-sized pretend blender. It has two settings, a clear measuring cut that holds real liquids, and a sturdy weighted base. A "pulse" button adds extra authenticity. The base is bright yellow, the dial is red, and the base is blue. It needs 3AA batteries, which are not included.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 4330 (added 8/26/2005)
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