TDmonthly's ToyFair 2006 Preview--Educational Product Category
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USA PUZZLE CUBES
by SMART PLAY LLC
A six-sided block puzzle that encourages kids to re-create familiar animals, landmarks and map of USA. Turn the blocks to make 6 different puzzles...mix and match for more creative fun. Great educational toy that challenges the cognitive skills in assembling the matching blocks. Large 2” Blocks are easy to hold and play with. Includes a slide-out tray and mini images of completed puzzles. Launch date: February 2013. 1/8/2013 (Price: $11.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Smart Play Pad
by SMART PLAY LLC
Make early learning fun & exciting with the brand new electronic portable Smart play Pad. Little ones will love the cool looking tablet that’s easy to use and can play anywhere. More than 30 touch sensor keys teach language and pronunciation skills to help prepare your child for kindergarten. Four game modes are full of fun ways to discover letters, phonics, numbers, music and more. Bonus - Bilingual feature helps kids learn the alphabet and numbers in English and Spanish. Requires 3 AAA batteries (included). Launch date: February 2013. 1/8/2013 (Price: $24.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Space Chips Glom Dron Builder's Pack
by MONKEY BUSINESS SPORTS
Buckminster Fuller was an engineer, systems theorist, author, designer, inventor, futurist and second president of Mensa International, the high IQ society. He is best known for his many architectural designs, the best known of which is the geodesic dome, or "Bucky Ball"-Yeah, yeah, yeah, we know that talking about systems theorists is pretty boring, but without Mr. Fuller we wouldn't have the Space Chips Glom Dron set, so it all kind of evens out, don't you think? The Glom Dron is a set of 540 pentagon chips that can be used to build a Bucky Ball. 1/8/2013 (Price: $99.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Extreme Secret Formula Lab
by SMARTLAB TOYS
Kids try their hand at mad science using a beaker, funnel, mix-and-measure scoop, squishy-lidded bubble test tubes, and an abundance of glow-in-the-dark powder to concoct 20 experiments that glow, ooze, and stink up the kitchen. From glow-in-the-dark alien blood to scratch-and-sniff stickers, young scientists will never have so much fun with custom-designed tools and commonly found household ingredients. 1/8/2013 (Price: $19.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Smarty Pants - 3rd Grade Card Set
by MELISSA & DOUG
Smarty Pants Third Grade cards let kids test their smarts and load up on new facts and funny trivia. Designed for independent use (so a child can play alone or with a parent or friend), the cards are colorful, creative and packed with illustrated activities, including trivia quizzes, problem-solving puzzles, rebus puzzles, fun facts, creative story-building games and much more. Each educational card set is thoughtfully developed to suit the learning style and curriculum standards of each age range...then spiced up with fresh, lively design and an infusion of humor (including a whimsical pants-shaped case!) to keep kids giggling, engaged and excited about learning. 1/4/2013 (Price: $12.99)
Globe 4 Kids 10"
by REPLOGLE GLOBES
The Globe 4 Kids Globe by Replogle is a 10-inch Illustrated, illuminated globe that is perfect for kids of all ages. With its vividly displayed political diagrams and relief map it is an excellent tool to help teach children about various regions and their significance in the world. It also features pictures of a mixture of animals, landmarks, and even people to help teach where some historical figures are from. 1/4/2013 (Price: $74.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
El Burro Sonriente (Spanish Edition)
Un pequeño burro se presenta en la casa de un nino y se convierte en un valioso miembro de la familia. El día que desaparece, nunca esperan volver a verlo hasta que aparece una noche oscura y temerosa. 12/18/2012 (Price: $9.95) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
The Smiling Burro
A tiny burro shows up at a little boy’s house and becomes a valued member of the family. One morning, he disappears and the family never expects to see him again. The story ends with a ghost encounter. 12/18/2012 (Price: $9.95) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Bearly Learning About Water
Two bear cubs learn to hunt for food on their own. Sister loves fish but brother gives her a hard time because he hates water. Will he finally get over his fear of water? 12/18/2012 (Price: $9.95) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Mathological Liar Games
Students will love becoming math detectives. Players earn points for solving math mysteries in this entertaining and educational game. In each round, players read about a crime committed and each player receives a suspect’s alibi. Players must determine whether the math in their suspect’s alibi is correct or not. If the math is correct, the suspect is innocent; if the math is incorrect, the suspect is guilty of the crime. Each game requires players to use multiple grade-level math skills. Includes 40 math mysteries. The game can be played with 2-4 players and includes ideas for turning the game into a quick-and-easy math center. Set contains 200 cards and directions. Available in grades 2-6. Awards:
2012 Dr.Toy Best 20 for $20 12/14/2012 (Price: $11.99)
by PATCH PRODUCTS INC.
This 9.5" durable play tablet features 20 colorful light-up images and 40 fun sounds and phrases that activate when children press the arrow buttons. Children will have their very own learning pad to play with, and they’ll have fun pretending to be like mommy and daddy with their tablets. Pushing each button will activate two different sounds, including phrases and sound effects. For instance, they might reveal the sound of a choo-choo train or hear the phrase, "Balls are round!" For ages 12 months and up. 12/13/2012
Co-opoly: The Game of Cooperatives
by THE TOOLBOX FOR EDUCATION AND SOCIAL ACTION
In Co-opoly: The Game of Cooperatives, players collaborate to found and run a democratic business. In order to survive as individuals and to strive for the success of their co-op, players make tough choices regarding big and small challenges while putting their teamwork abilities to the test. This is an exciting game of skill and solidarity, where everyone wins – or everybody loses. By playing Co-opoly, players discover the unique benefits, challenges, and operations of the cooperative world – as well as the skills needed to participate in a co-op. 12/10/2012 (Price: $40.00) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Pop Top Rockets
by BE AMAZING!
Just add water, snap the lid shut and stand back. The bubbling action of the chemical reaction builds up pressure inside the can until the top POPS and flied through the air. Kids can mix up their own top-popping fuel mixture and put the Snap Cans to the distance test. Attach the foam rocket to the Snap Can and shoot the rocket high into the air. 12/5/2012 (Price: $24.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
by BE AMAZING!
This kit uses a variety of visual and tactile experiments that introduce kids to the world of plant science. Each experiment is designed to teach kids a different principle about plants, including seed purpose and description, capillary action, water cycle, DNA, sprouting, horticulture, plant biology and natural product science. An exciting range of experiment types are used to represent or explain plant biology or to use plants in the experiment. 12/5/2012 (Price: $23.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Usborne Wipe Clean Activity Books
by USBORNE PUBLISHING
These reusable books introduce the alphabet, letters and first writing skills. Wipe-clean pages and pen offer lots of opportunities for practice.
— In a Winter 2012 survey, Teresa Derry, owner of Annie's Toy Chest
in Cocoa, Fla., told TDmonthly
that they sell 20 of this item each month.
— Mike Snyder, owner and manager of Cville's Hobbies, Games and Toys
in Charlottesville, Va., told TDmonthly
in a December 2013 survey that this is one of their best-selling books.
— Teresa Derry, owner of Annie's Toy Chest
in Cocoa, Fla., told TDmonthly
in a November 2014 survey that Usborne books are a year-round best-seller in the educational category. 12/4/2012 (Price: $7.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
The Masters Kit
by HANZ TOYS
This kit provides hours of fun creating amazing innovations ranging from the ridiculous to the very practical. This system is designed to teach the power of interactive innovation, creative problem solving and social innovation. Compete online with other kids or post your idea and have it rated by the Hänz innovation community. This is a very fun construction set that is simply addictive. Made in the USA with fair trade and the environment in mind. 12/3/2012 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
The Genius Kit
by HANZ TOYS
This smaller kit is an affordable way to get started with Hänz construction sets. You can create gravity race cars, interesting structures and even practical items such as smart phone holders and picture frames. This kit can create dozen of unique innovative structures and provides hours of fun and learning. Made in the USA with fair trade and the environment in mind. 12/3/2012 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
LeapFrog Touch Magic Counting Train
Little touches. Big learning. All aboard for nonstop number fun and early vocabulary with farm friends. Touch numbers 1-20 to hear their names and count along. Fun games reinforce the learning. Sing along to fun songs and build your own version of "Old MacDonald" with 10 friendly farm characters. Explore 20 vocabulary words for food and animals and get practice associating a set of objects with a number. Parents can connect to the online LeapFrog Learning Path for customized learning insights and ideas to expand the learning. 11/29/2012 (Price: $21.99)
by AZ BOOKS LLC
These encyclopedias are designed to stir kids' imaginations and drive their desire to explore new things. Each book presents fascinating facts, bright, colorful pictures, and a special feature: pages contain well-hidden flaps that contain even more information underneath them. Look closely to find them. Eye-catching illustrations broaden horizons. Action-oriented hidden flaps encourage kids to learn more. 11/21/2012 (Price: $13.95) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Colors & Shapes
by AZ BOOKS LLC
This series helps children learn to think logically, count, and distinguish among different shapes, colors, fruits, and vegetables by flipping through the cards and matching pairs. Kids will be easily entertained playing this colorful matching game. 11/21/2012 (Price: $4.95) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Cleopatra Queen of Egypt
by CANDLEWICK PRESS
The story of Cleopatra’s life has captured the imagination of countless writers and artists for centuries. As one of history’s most enduring figures, much lore has obscured the real woman behind the myth. Was she a beautiful and heartless schemer who stopped at nothing to get what she wanted? Or was Cleopatra a tragic victim of her own heart? This next volume in the acclaimed Notebook series offers a fascinating look into the world of one of Egypt’s most notorious leaders. Featuring a fictional journal that invites us into Cleopatra’s inner world, this is an exquisite guide bursting with gorgeous illustrations and packed with fun interactive extras such as flaps featuring historical facts and pop culture references.This is a riveting volume rife with battles, passion, and even murderous intrigue — an exclusive look into the legendary queen’s dramatic life. Launch date: October 2012.Awards: 2013 TDmonthly Seal of Approval
11/20/2012 (Price: $19.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Marie's Words Vocabulary Flash Cards
by MARIE'S WORDS INC.
Marie's Words is a work of 550 original, full-color, hand-drawn vocabulary flash cards. It allows kids to learn word definitions in a visual and meaningful way. The illustrations are unique, and many use historical, geographical, scientific, cultural and generational references as a mnemonic tool for easy learning. Marie's Words harnesses the "Power of Pictures." 11/19/2012 (Price: $29.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Flip2BFit - Fitness Board Game
Flip2BFit is the first and only fitness board game in the market today! Flip2BFit helps to fight childhood obesity and encourage a healthy lifestyle through an interactive board game – no gym or video game needed! Kids learn about nutrition, develop self-esteem, confidence and leadership skills by performing the activities in the game. The object of Flip2BFit is to travel through the park to meet “Springer” the dinosaur at the playground. To do this, each player is required to perform a yoga pose, stretch, cardio move or strength training exercise. Learning is achieved through the discovery of movement.Awards:
2012 PTPA - Parent Tested Parent Approved; 2012 Kidlution - Solutions for Kids 11/16/2012 (Price: $34.95) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Plush Number Characters
Team Ten, the colorful and friendly plush number characters 0-9, encourage children to think of numbers as something fun and relevant. Each 10" number has a unique personality with a whimsical human face. Children form a bond with the numbers while storytelling, increasing mathematical language concepts and number recognition. Children love hugging their number friends and telling stories about how they find the numbers in everyday life! Great for birthdays and anniversaries, too. Launch date: November 2012. Awards:
2012 Creative Child Magazine Top Toy of the Year 11/16/2012 (Price: $15.95) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Sukugo Color + Number Sudoku Game Set
by SUKUGO LLC
The Sukugo game set is for social Sudoku game. Designed with balance in mind, our innovative approach to Sudoku equally engages both halves of the brain - the left side works on numerical challenges and reasoning while the right side focuses on color patterns and creativity. Although the large game board and colorful numbered pieces are designed to be enjoyed collaboratively with a partner, it’s just as fun to play individually. Launch date: October 2012. 11/16/2012 (Price: $24.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
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