Toys in Motion: Educational Toys
Learning isn´t just about ABCs anymore. Babies can learn to sing, kids can learn new words, and Mr. TOYDIRECTORY learns all about the newest educational toys. Watch and learn!
Roll ‘n Add is a fun two-in-one way to introduce addition to younger children. “Plus” is designed for children starting to learn addition. “Double” is an advanced addition game that uses beginning multiplication strategies. Both games are played with unique 10-sided dice to enable players to add or double numbers up to 20.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 7570 (added 4/14/2006)
Now little ones can go shopping with Storefront Bingo. Children select a store to own and compete to be the first one to fill up the store window. It comes with 6 laminated cards featuring different store windows. A sturdy drawstring cotton bag holds 36 playing pieces to match. THIS PRODUCT HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED (4.27.10).
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 3357 (added 4/14/2005)
Celebrate Mother Nature with Ki, a new environmental awareness toy by Aware Toys, Inc. Meaning “Earth Spirit” in Taino, a Native American language, Ki is a huggable soft polyester doll composed of six separate body parts. Earth is his body, two trees make up his legs, delightful dolphins are his arms, and the sun represents his smiling head. Play with the body parts separately or connect them using the Velcro tabs. Ki was specifically designed to be non-racial and non-violent. “In focus groups and with families who have purchased Ki, we’ve seen that kids truly love playing with Ki,” said Cindy Click, inventor of Ki. For children 6 months to 6 years old. $25.99.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 671 (added 12/1/2004)
This is a cool and fun way to teach kids to do their chores. The colorful Chore Board with pegs, bright colored chore cards and reward tokens, are completely visible in a blister package. Easily displayed, the package has a convenient easel back so it will stand on a shelf or hang on a pegboard. The quality is sturdy and attractive with strong color graphics to attract the consumer. Even in the prototype phase, this product attracted unprecedented interest from retailers and cataloguers, and promises to be a best seller very quickly. It’s fun for the whole family and kids earn rewards in a new entertaining form.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 6080 (added 12/20/2005)
Farmyard Tales Pairs is a game for two or more players. There are 52 cards (26 matching pairs) and the object of the game is to end up with the most pairs. Kids just shuffle the cards, spread them all out face down and take turns turning them over. If the cards match, the player keeps them and has another turn. If they don't match, the player must turn the cards face down again. The winner is the person with the most pairs.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 5768 (added 12/5/2005)
This collector´s item is from the North American Wildlife Series. These highly detailed figurines are made from non-phthalate polyvinyl and are included with educational hang tags in five different languages. Dimensions: 3.5"L x 3"H.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 5271 (added 11/1/2005)
This 3-step learning system includes colorful flash cards, a puzzle, and a storybook featuring friendly animals to help a child become familiar with letters through several distinct learning styles. The alphabet puzzle cards feature every letter of the alphabet and interlock to form a 5-foot panoramic puzzle. There is a 16-page, full-color storybook and information parent´s guide included.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 5098 (added 10/19/2005)
New for 2005, this realistically detailed mama alligator comes with three baby gators hanging onto her back. A full foot long, this 11.5" L x 4.5" H alligator is hand-painted and even floats. A 5-language educational hang tag is included with the replica.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 5059 (added 10/17/2005)
Specialty: Yes (as of 2015)Launch Date: September 2006Gender: Boys And Girls
Now baby can learn by threes: Every kit includes a book, DVD and flashcards on a single topic. Launch date: Fall 2006.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 7663 (added 4/21/2006)
These cards can serve as a useful learning tool for young children, helping them to understand basic colors, shapes and patterns through recognition and comprehension.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 4573 (added 9/13/2005)
"If you had $100 to give away who would you give it to and why?" "What is your favorite family activity?" "What are you most proud of?" Seattle-based Moonjar brings the fun of conversation back to game play. In Conversations to Go, players pick a fortune cookie-like game piece out of the box and begin the conversation. Money and Travel themed versions are also available.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 4512 (added 9/9/2005)
This interactive plush puppet is also the host of the “Baby da Vinci From Head to Toe” video. Press his left foot and he sings the classic "Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes." Press his right foot and he'll recite the names of familiar body parts. Parents can encourage babies to sing along by making the puppet´s mouth open and close, thereby controlling the speed of his singing. This toy won a Toy Tips “Tested and Trusted” Mark in 2005.
— “Puppets that sing and talk when you move their mouths are selling loudly,” said Kevin Pohle, Head Wizard and Owner of The Wizard’s Chest in Denver.
— A mom from Western North Carolina was captivated by her daughter’s reaction: “We got this little guy on Saturday and so far he hasn't left her side yet! She loves him so much that she will not let me go for anything or any reason. I have sung her ‘Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes’ since she was just a couple of days old.”
— This toy won a Toy Tips “Tested and Trusted” Mark in 2005.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 4432 (added 9/1/2005)
This large yellow plastic clock features three completely synchronized dials that can be moved clockwise and counterclockwise (forwards and backwards in time). The large display features hour and minute hands with easy-to-read numerals and minutes noted in five-minute intervals. There are two small dials that are synchronized to the large face to display the elapsed and beginning and/or ending time. It measures 15" high with a clock face 13" in diameter.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 4414 (added 9/1/2005)
To children between the ages of 3 and 6, monsters can be real. This book and monster trap set shows kids how to catch their very own monsters. Included in the monster trap (a gold box), are monster stickers, a gold wand, a magic potion bottle and a magic dust satchel all used to convince children that they, with the help of their parents, have caught the monsters hiding under their beds. The trap has received the following awards: The Dr. Toy Award, the iParenting Media Award and the Creative Child Magazine Toy of the Year award.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 4215 (added 8/19/2005)
"Toads of Fun" is a game to help children develop cognitive skills and learn more about colors and numbers. Players move their toads around the lily pond catching flies based on matching a color and number on the spinner to the same color and number on the lily pads. This game also develops manipulative skills as the players spin the spinner and move the game pieces. Memory skills are used as rules of the game are applied to situations that come up. Analytical thinking skills are used when players control the bumblebee and consider different places to put the bee and what consequence each choice might have. Instructions are provided in English and Spanish. "Toads of Fun has a wide age appeal,” Theodore Fiala of Dad’s INK told TDmonthly
. "There's nothing I enjoy more than playing the game with a family and seeing that it holds everyone's interest." Watch Games Expo Video
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 4149 (added 8/12/2005)
Mix ‘n match 15 brightly colored chunky wooden pieces to make animals or invent your own wacky creatures! Strong built-in magnets are easy to connect and stay securely in place. Great for building fine motor skills and eye/hand coordination. Set of 5 animals. Non-toxic paint.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 4133 (added 8/10/2005)
Little tykes don’t have to wait to speak before they can start “writing” stories of their own using this novel toy that reads back to the child the words that he’s chosen. This interactive storybook consists of twelve rolls that present 4 story options each. A button on the side of each row of three will read the selections when pressed. As kids grow older and learn to read, they can choose how their story develops. Little ones can also pick the characters and activities simply by looking at the pictures on each story option. The stories are supported by music, voices, sound and more. Baby can create hundreds of stories for hours of amusement.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 6652 (added 1/20/2006)
This educational game provides players with practice in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of positive and negative whole numbers necessary for success in higher-level mathematics concepts, especially Algebra. The game can be played at three levels of difficulty. The game includes a 17-1/2" (44.5cm) game board, playing cards at three levels of play, dice, pawns and a guide with cross curricular activities for science and social studies in relation to the importance of coral reefs to ecology around the world. It can be played by 2 to 4 players.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 6546 (added 1/11/2006)
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ToyDirectory Product ID#: 7654 (added 4/21/2006)
Groovy Tubes offer more than just a book-they allow children to learn on many levels through reading and playing. An educational book, with fascinating facts, zany illustrations, and photographs or realistic art, provides the base of this three-tiered package. Activities at the back of the book and a game board folded into the box with fact-filled quiz cards will provide hours of fun. The play creatures in the spine tube extend the learning in a tactile way, as all components work together to familiarize children with the subject matter.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 7620 (added 4/20/2006)
"Get Ready for Kindergarten!" provides useful information, advice and hands-on tools that children and parents need for a confident and successful first year. It includes reusable games, activity books, hands-on learning pieces and a comprehensive 96-page parent guide. READ MOM REVIEW
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 4972 (added 10/10/2005)
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