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MSRP: $15.95Age Range: 2 and upLaunch Date: February 2007Gender: Boys And Girls
Treat-themed activities offer a delectable introduction to colors, shapes and matching. Launch date: February 2007.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 10884 (added 1/4/2007)
MSRP: $26.95Age Range: 2 to 4SKU or Item #: LER 0693Gender: Boys And Girls
Kids can take imaginative play all the way to the jungle with this set of five popular animals – lion, tiger, gorilla, elephant and giraffe. All animals feature detailed painting and are dishwasher safe. They are made of durable, non-toxic plastic.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 10497 (added 12/7/2006)
MSRP: $54.95Age Range: 5 to 8SKU or Item #: LER 9205Launch Date: January 2006Gender: Boys And Girls
Children can create Illuma-Bot any way they want. This 105-piece set includes unique pieces for innovative building, including a remote-controlled infrared motor with a 25-foot range, a chrome robot head with flashing lights, dome lights, detachable claws, a large light gear and more. Color-coded instructions for building four motorized models are included, or children can design their own creatures. The set is compatible with any authentic Gears! Gears! Gears! building set. It was named one of the Top 100 Best Children’s Products of 2006 by Dr. Toy. Launch date: January 2006.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 9810 (added 10/26/2006)
This two-time award-winning set is great for developing fine motor skills and shape recognition. The six colorful two-part cupcakes pull apart to reveal a hidden shape that fits tightly into the matching pan. Shapes include square, triangle, clover, half-moon and circle. Cupcakes measure 2.5" by 2.25".
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 7993 (added 5/24/2006)
Kids can serve up good health with these fun, nutritious snacks. This set of 18 plastic foods encourages children to make healthy food choices and includes fruits and vegetables, milk, cheese, yogurt, pretzels and crackers all packaged in a vinyl lunch sack. The set is also great for teaching everyday vocabulary to English language learners. The milk carton measures 2.75” x 3.25”. The foods are made of durable, non-toxic plastic.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 7992 (added 5/24/2006)
Everything your students need for a pretend day at the office is tucked into this official-looking briefcase. The realistic-looking 74-piece set includes a planner, pretend stapler, cell phone with sound, ID badge and many other office essentials — even a write-and-wipe paycheck and refillable crayon “pen”! The briefcase measures 11” by 9 1/4” by 3 3/4" and is made of top-quality nylon for durability. The cell phone requires two AA batteries that are not included.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 7862 (added 5/12/2006)
Kids enjoy playing school and this pop-up classroom set will give them hours of fun. It includes everything needed for the ultimate pretend classroom: gradebooks, stickers, hall passes, clock, bell, dry erase board, handpointer, crayons, double-sided calendar, double-sided map and much more. Items come in a convenient tri-fold board for easy set up and storage.
— The product “is an example of an open-ended toy that enables kids to use their imaginations. They can make their play whatever they want it to be….Some parents and caregivers use the Pretend & Play School Set to prepare their preschoolers for school,” Kim McLynn of Learning Resources told TDmonthly.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 7861 (added 5/12/2006)
Talk about a convenience store — this shop is open and ready for business at a moment’s notice! It comes with more than 104 pieces including snacks, play money, a write-and-wipe board for daily specials and many more shop items, all in a sturdy, tri-fold carrying board. All components store in vinyl pockets when not in use. The board measures 16” by 38” when open, and folds to a convenient 16” by 13” by 3” with a strap for fastening.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 7860 (added 5/12/2006)
This 10-time award winner sets imaginations in motion with wacky gears that whirl and twirl. The 82-piece set includes springs, spirals and propeller, plus small, medium and large gears and bases. The set can be used alone or combined with other sets. Included are: 4 peg adapters, 11 small gears, 5 medium gears, 4 large gears, 7 small bases, 4 medium bases, 3 large bases, 6 six-way axles, 8 pillar connectors, 9 large pillars, 12 small pillars, 1 crown gear, 2 T-connectors, 2 angle connectors, 2 spring connectors, 1 propeller and 1 crank.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 5674 (added 11/22/2005)
This comprehensive, controlled vocabulary Reading Rods kit includes everything you need to introduce phonics skills and beginning reading to English Language Learners. All lessons are built around 48 carefully sequenced songs or chants featured in the Big Book so students will be immediately engaged and learning critical speaking and language skills from day one. Reading Rods, blackline masters and activity cards reinforce learning, and the audio CD provides aural exposure to phonics sounds and words. Kit is perfect for Title III of No Child Left Behind.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 5335 (added 11/3/2005)
This kit comes with enough tools for a child to start his or her own medical practice. With 19 pieces, kids can entertain themselves with the stethoscope, pager, thermometer or forceps for hours while they nurse their teddy bears back to health. Instruments come in a sturdy carrying case.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 4689 (added 9/19/2005)
The multi-button, electronic cash register features a functional coin reader that correctly identifies real and included plastic play coins and a checkout scanner equipped with sound. The game will teach kids coin identification, addition, subtraction and place-value.
— Peg Scholtes, owner of Capitol Kids in Madison, Wis., said this product sells consistently well in her store.
— “I would have sold more of [them] had I not run out, but I thought I had ordered [more] and forgot,” Co-owner Mary Sisson of Kazoodles in Vancouver, Wash., told TDmonthly in early 2008.
— This is a best-seller on imaginetoys.com.
— Two of 43 retailers named a product by Learning Resources, including this cash register, when discussing best-selling playsets in April 2010.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 4384 (added 8/31/2005)
With this colorful, programmable telephone, children can learn how to call home, 911 Emergency Service, and other important telephone numbers. Parents can program in any number and record a message that kids hear when they dial that number.
— Manager Jessica Thompson, at the Baton Rouge location of Learning Express, said, “usually people buying for 3 to 4 year olds come in looking for it. The 4, 5, and 6 year olds play with it when it’s on display.”
— This is a hit at Capitol Kids in Madison, Wis., according to owner Peg Scholtes, who said, “It sells continuously. Usually I don’t like talking toys, but these I like.”
— This item is also a good seller at Doodlehopper 4 Kids in Springfield, Va., said manager Gwen Bowden.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 4381 (added 8/31/2005)
Using over 100 trivia questions relating to different geographical regions across the continental United States, this unique board game builds reading comprehension skills while educating kids about U.S. history and culture. The board game depicts a map of the United States with six differently colored regions that players move across using different colored plastic cars. Each of two to four players compete to answer reading comprehension questions, gaining game pieces shaped either like a mug, pennant, T-shirt, cap, or bumper sticker. The player that wins four game pieces and manages to make it back to his or her home region first, wins. It received a Parents’ Choice Award.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 4238 (added 8/22/2005)
These plastic, 1″ bears are suitable for counting and beginning math games. They come in sets of 100 and 300 and are different colors of the rainbow.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 4104 (added 8/4/2005)
In this math game, children roll die and move their dinosaur species game piece the appropriate numeric place (ones, tens, hundreds, thousands). Intended for various levels of play, the game comes with math problem solving cards.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 4100 (added 8/4/2005)
For children learning fractions, this game is a fun and easy game. Players make a standard bingo card and identify various fractions. Two levels of game play are available.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 4099 (added 8/4/2005)
This three-in-one set features cubes that snap together for solving math problems. It also includes a dry erase board so kids can write down the problems. Skills practiced include addition, subtraction, counting, sorting and grouping.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 4098 (added 8/4/2005)
MSRP: $39.95Age Range: 4 and up
This bug stepped out on the toy market this year and currently is in the top
10 best sellers for Learning Resources. Measuring 60" by 32", the colorful floor mat is made to be jumped on. The music gets the kids moving and, before they know it, they´re learning. And that makes parents happy.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 3922 (added 7/11/2005)
Kids develop creativity and imagination by building glowing creatures. This 130-piece motorized building set includes colorful gears, springs, chomping teeth, flashing lights, whiskers and glow-in-the-dark eyeballs for endless creative combinations. It includes instructions to build four creatures.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 3896 (added 6/30/2005)
MSRP: $34.95Age Range: 4 to 7
Kids can make monkeys fly through trees with 136 colorful plastic pieces. Included are gears, cranks, connectors and baseplates.
— Little kids love this gear toy, which is made just for them, says Tara Trew, sales associate at Growing Tree Toys & Books in State College, Penn.
— The kit comes with instructions for building a “gears jungle,” or kids can improvise and build their own.
— Movin’ Monkeys is the first Gears! set for small children.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 3795 (added 6/15/2005)
MSRP: $17.99Age Range: 6 to 12
This game uses pizza slices to teach fractions, and has seven games in one. An added feature is double-sided spinners to accommodate different levels of learning.
- This game was a best seller in its category on KBtoys.com in May 2005.
- This popular game was out of stock at EducationalLearningGames.com in May 2005.
- Pizza Fun was a 2003 Honors Award winner from the National Parenting Publications Awards for Children’s Resources (NAPPA).
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 3609 (added 5/19/2005)
This requires imagination to put together a gear-filled car that actually runs.-- It fosters creativity with the use of construction and actually runs after the kids build it.
-- It is approved by the Parents Choice Foundation.
-- It was nominated for Best Educational Toy of the Year 2005 by the Toy Industry Association.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 2814 (added 2/10/2005)
The Pretend & Play® Calculator Cash Register is a fun-filled way to teach children how to handle money! Introduce children to this real-world skill with a jumbo-sized cash register that has a cash drawer big enough to hold the life-sized money that comes with it. The total is actually displayed as children ring up “purchases” on the oversized buttons of the solar-powered calculator with either cash or a pretend Citibank credit card. (10 ½” x 9 ½” x 5 ¾; grades K and up; $29.95)
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 1846 (added 12/10/2004)
Step right up and try your hand at this! Light ´N´ Strike Math by Learning Resources® is a fun arcade-style electronic math game, with three levels of difficulty. Fast-paced games keep kids engaged while reinforcing basic math skills. Kids choose their level of difficulty, read the math equation, then “strike it” to answer when the numbers flash and beep.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 1736 (added 12/9/2004)