Creative Toys: Tegu – Approved by Mums

One of the oldest and most reliable toys that children have played with for centuries is the simple wooden block. It’s versatile, safe and most of all fun. While standard wooden blocks are still fun, there have been major innovations and advancements in technology to bring us to where we are now. The Tegu blocksContinue reading “Creative Toys: Tegu – Approved by Mums”

Perfect Last-Minute Gift Ideas for Christmas!

Do you remember Magformers – creative fun for STEAM education? If you’re stuck for a last minute Christmas gift idea, check this out… Introduce your little engineer into the world of robots with the Magformers Walking Robot kit! This robot kit comes with a guide book that has directions to create eight different robot designs. OrContinue reading “Perfect Last-Minute Gift Ideas for Christmas!”

Educational Puzzles Extend the Benefits of Jigsaws

We know that jigsaw puzzles offer numerous benefits to children. Jigsaws are great for developing: Hand-Eye Coordination – Kids have to use their coordination in order to get the pieces to fit together. Language Skills – By working with others, kids discuss shapes and ask for certain pieces. Fine Motor Development – Maneuvering puzzle pieces around can really buildContinue reading “Educational Puzzles Extend the Benefits of Jigsaws”

JR Scientist: The Tumbling Robot

The Tumbling Robot from JR Scientist is an oldie but a goodie – DH has fond memories of it from way back when he was a kid so we decided it would be a cool project for G1 to work on (thanks to HappiKiddo for the JR Scientist Tumbling Robot kit!). About JR. Scientist Tumbling RobotContinue reading “JR Scientist: The Tumbling Robot”

Educational Gifts for Your Holiday Shopping List

I know it seems a little early to be planning your holiday shopping but these days, the early bird really does catch the worm. If you plan early, you can get something really meaningful, and you can also save more since you have time to look out for the really special deals. Magformers Challenger Set – WithContinue reading “Educational Gifts for Your Holiday Shopping List”

Magformers – for Fun, for Creativity, for STEAM Education

It’s a bird! It’s a submarine! No, it’s Magformers!!! This super cool toy promotes fun learning by using geometric shapes to form countless, colorful structures. Kids ages 6 and up can combine triangles, squares, hexagons and pentagons by their magnetic sides to build flowers, stars, cars, spheres, and more! Magformers are not only fun, theyContinue reading “Magformers – for Fun, for Creativity, for STEAM Education”

Bringing Back Creative Play with Tegu Blocks

If you have nothing else, at least be creative. – How do you nurture creativity in children Why should we nurture creativity in children? Creativity increases their chances for success. Creativity helps them stand out from the crowd. Creativity opens doors for opportunity. Creativity can compensate of having a low IQ but having a high IQ does not compensate forContinue reading “Bringing Back Creative Play with Tegu Blocks”

Nikitin Material Brain Games and Puzzles from Lern Spiel Verlag

We are always on the lookout for brain games, toys and puzzles. We really like this one that was shared with us recently – Nikitin Material range from Lern Spiel Verlag… Recommended for children from 4 years and up, Nikitin Material Development Kits help promote: mental develop perception concentration logical thinking lateral thinking numerical reasoningContinue reading “Nikitin Material Brain Games and Puzzles from Lern Spiel Verlag”

Science Fun for the Holidays with Elenco Electronics Kits

The Summer holidays are just around the corner and if you’re looking for fun, educational ways to keep the children busy, look no further… Snap Circuits SC-300 Electronics Discovery Kit Elenco Snap Circuits has won the following awards:  The National Parenting Center-Seal of Approval Dr. Toy 100 Best Children’s Products Dr Toy Best Educational ProductsContinue reading “Science Fun for the Holidays with Elenco Electronics Kits”

10 Cool Thinking Games and Brain Toys

When it comes to toys, I confess that I like the ones that offer the most mileage. I like them to be appealing to look at, nice to play with, and educational. The toy design should also offer children room to grow alongside the toy so that they can be played with for years toContinue reading “10 Cool Thinking Games and Brain Toys”

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