STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math

STEM is much more than an acronym for science, technology, engineering, and math. It's about teaching children inquiry-based learning, so they know how to ask the right questions and how to answer them authentically. It's about building upon children's natural curiosity and sense of wonder. It's teaching them to explore alternate thoughts and ideas. It's motivating children to take formulated risks, learn from calculated failures, and integrate acquired knowledge. It's focusing on intellectual based learning instead of academic based learning.

We often focus in on one academic area of STEM when teaching, but science, technology, engineering, and math are meant to come together as a whole to encourage higher-level thinking. By providing hands-on experiences with open-ended materials that incorporate STEM components, children become prepared for the world in which they live. They develop the valuable 21st century skills of communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity by engaging in exploration and learning how things work.

Having the right tools and materials available in the classroom plays an important role in providing high-quality STEM experiences for children. Step into the world of STEM from a child's limitless imaginative perspective and provide them with blocks and building materials, simple machines, magnets, magnifiers, and other tools and materials necessary to support lifelong STEM learning.

Foundations for STEM Learning

Dramatic Play with STEM

Create a space that encourages inquiry-based learning and guides investigation with these foundational STEM tools. Whether you choose to design a STEM center for your classroom or select a few pieces to enhance other areas of your classroom, these materials will lay the groundwork for higher level thinking.

4 years & up. Develop social emotional and STEM skills in a collaborative, play-based environment with the IO Blocks® Center. This all-in-one table brings movement, simple machines and dramatic play to the original IO Blocks® friction-fit, construction toy platform. Combine gears, slides, IO people and standard IO Blocks® pieces to create limitless builds using problem solving, introductory architecture and budding STEM skills. Constructions are stabilized on the raised grid tabletop while the sturdy birch plywood table features handy storage below to hold IO Blocks® and additional parts. Includes: 1 birch plywood play table, 4 storage bins and 458 building pieces. Easy assembly - simply affix the enclosed table legs to the IO Blocks® tabletop. Measures 31"L x 22"W x 23"H.
IO Blocks® Center - 458 Building Pieces - STEM Educational and Learning Toy for Toddlers
Item: 32408
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$479.95
4 years & up. Develop social emotional and STEM skills in a collaborative, play-based environment with the IO Blocks® Center. This all-in-one table brings movement, simple machines and dramatic play to the original IO Blocks® friction-fit, construction toy platform. Combine gears, slides, IO people and standard IO Blocks® pieces to create limitless builds using problem solving, introductory architecture and budding STEM skills. Constructions are stabilized on the raised grid tabletop while the sturdy birch plywood table features handy storage below to hold IO Blocks® and additional parts. Includes: 1 birch plywood play table, 4 storage bins and 458 building pieces. Easy assembly - simply affix the enclosed table legs to the IO Blocks® tabletop. Measures 31"L x 22"W x 23"H.
4 years & up. Build limitless creations with IO Blocks®! Each set is comprised of 12 unique plastic shapes and features 6 colors; red, blue, green, tan, black and white. Curved elements add design options. Blocks connect with a secure, yet easily adjustable friction fit. Choose between 76 piece, 114 piece, 192 piece, and 500 piece sets.
IO Blocks®
Item: 31719P
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$24.95 - $129.95
4 years & up. Build limitless creations with IO Blocks®! Each set is comprised of 12 unique plastic shapes and features 6 colors; red, blue, green, tan, black and white. Curved elements add design options. Blocks connect with a secure, yet easily adjustable friction fit. Choose between 76 piece, 114 piece, 192 piece, and 500 piece sets.
4 years & up. This state-of-the-art interactive STEM table with 2 locking casters offers multiple, hands-on STEM learning experiences. Young learners can engage in a variety of child-guided experimental and investigative activities. The six activity blocks fit perfectly into either of the two recessed areas and give children the opportunity to experiment with magnets, heat, magnification, and more! Plenty of storage to accommodate a variety of supplies and specimens. Bins included! Measures 30"H x 36"L x 30"W. Contents shown are not included.
STEM Exploration Table
Item: 29425
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$649.95
4 years & up. This state-of-the-art interactive STEM table with 2 locking casters offers multiple, hands-on STEM learning experiences. Young learners can engage in a variety of child-guided experimental and investigative activities. The six activity blocks fit perfectly into either of the two recessed areas and give children the opportunity to experiment with magnets, heat, magnification, and more! Plenty of storage to accommodate a variety of supplies and specimens. Bins included! Measures 30"H x 36"L x 30"W. Contents shown are not included.
3 years & up. Children can show off their projects, examine up close and display their exhibits easily with this exploration table. There are four compartment areas with 2 acrylic sliding panels that cover fragile nature collections and two removable mirror reflection boxes that insert into each end of the display areas. Shelf storage is accessible from both sides of the table to allow easy access for additional supplies. 24"H x 47"L x 14"D. Accessories are not included.
Science Exploration Table
Item: 70903
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$369.95
3 years & up. Children can show off their projects, examine up close and display their exhibits easily with this exploration table. There are four compartment areas with 2 acrylic sliding panels that cover fragile nature collections and two removable mirror reflection boxes that insert into each end of the display areas. Shelf storage is accessible from both sides of the table to allow easy access for additional supplies. 24"H x 47"L x 14"D. Accessories are not included.
This set of 12 posters features children engaged in a variety of STEM based activities. The 11" x 17" images are perfect for children to identify with.
STEM Poster Set - Set of 12
Item: 89773
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$18.95
This set of 12 posters features children engaged in a variety of STEM based activities. The 11" x 17" images are perfect for children to identify with.
2 years & up. Bring the feel of the outdoors inside with these vibrant, real-image play mats. The polyester surface is extremely lifelike and is sure to captivate young learners. Each mat measures 59"L x 39 1/2"W.
STEM Play Mat
Item: 32336P
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$81.95
2 years & up. Bring the feel of the outdoors inside with these vibrant, real-image play mats. The polyester surface is extremely lifelike and is sure to captivate young learners. Each mat measures 59"L x 39 1/2"W.
3 years & up. Square, double-sided, puzzle-like base pieces interlock in a variety of ways to create a 2D or 3D base that supports IO Blocks® and gears. Encourages fine motor skills, problem solving, dramatic play and spatial conception. Children can build both horizontally and vertically use the base pieces. Little people with unique accessories and cows add an element of fun and imaginative play. Includes activity cards. 118 pieces.
IO Blocks® Tabletop Interlocking Construction Play Set
Item: 32437
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$79.95
3 years & up. Square, double-sided, puzzle-like base pieces interlock in a variety of ways to create a 2D or 3D base that supports IO Blocks® and gears. Encourages fine motor skills, problem solving, dramatic play and spatial conception. Children can build both horizontally and vertically use the base pieces. Little people with unique accessories and cows add an element of fun and imaginative play. Includes activity cards. 118 pieces.
2 - 12 years. This SnugPlay system is the ideal starter unit to help introduce children to a unique child-powered play event. The Primary system provides a modest number of Snug Play pieces that introduces children to the concept of loose parts play in a compact setting. Number of children: 10 - 20. Average space needed: 12' x 12' area. Weight: 161 lbs.
SnugPlay Primary Kit
Item: PL1095
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$3,847.00
2 - 12 years. This SnugPlay system is the ideal starter unit to help introduce children to a unique child-powered play event. The Primary system provides a modest number of Snug Play pieces that introduces children to the concept of loose parts play in a compact setting. Number of children: 10 - 20. Average space needed: 12' x 12' area. Weight: 161 lbs.

Blocks and Building Materials

STEM concepts using Blocks and Building Materials

Constructing with blocks and other building materials facilitates engineering and technology fundamentals through hands-on trial and error experiences. As children plan, organize, and follow through with their visions, they learn what it takes to bring their ideas to fruition, build upon their experience and knowledge, and create successful structures.

3 years & up. This Foundation Set is designed to exercise early engineering concepts, collaboration, and the study of matter, motion and mathematics. Plastic building and roadway clips stabilize builds, drawbridges and loops to enable taller, sturdier and more mobile tracks and builds. Simplified, wooden cars with soft plastic wheels easily glide across the solid wood tracks while carrying algebraic people designed for mathematical and dramatic play activities. Foundation Set includes Concept Cards for building examples and language associations. Made from beech wood and polypropylene plastic. Requires standard unit blocks for proper building experience and is ideal for one or two builders. 55-piece set. Cars and people not included.
Block Science Foundation Set A - 55 Piece Set
Item: 89786
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$132.95
3 years & up. This Foundation Set is designed to exercise early engineering concepts, collaboration, and the study of matter, motion and mathematics. Plastic building and roadway clips stabilize builds, drawbridges and loops to enable taller, sturdier and more mobile tracks and builds. Simplified, wooden cars with soft plastic wheels easily glide across the solid wood tracks while carrying algebraic people designed for mathematical and dramatic play activities. Foundation Set includes Concept Cards for building examples and language associations. Made from beech wood and polypropylene plastic. Requires standard unit blocks for proper building experience and is ideal for one or two builders. 55-piece set. Cars and people not included.
3 years & up. Block Science, as a pioneering extension of the unit blocks system, adds a rich introduction to physics and essential cognitive development to traditional classroom block play. This Foundation Set is designed to exercise early engineering concepts, collaboration, and the study of matter, motion and mathematics. Plastic building and roadway clips stabilize builds, drawbridges and loops to enable taller, sturdier and more mobile tracks and builds. Simplified, wooden cars with soft plastic wheels easily glide across the solid wood tracks while carrying algebraic people designed for mathematical and dramatic play activities. Foundation Set includes Concept Cards for building examples and language associations. Made from beech wood and polypropylene plastic. Requires standard unit blocks for proper building experience. 92-piece set.
Block Science Foundation Set B - 92 Piece Set
Item: 89788
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$179.95
3 years & up. Block Science, as a pioneering extension of the unit blocks system, adds a rich introduction to physics and essential cognitive development to traditional classroom block play. This Foundation Set is designed to exercise early engineering concepts, collaboration, and the study of matter, motion and mathematics. Plastic building and roadway clips stabilize builds, drawbridges and loops to enable taller, sturdier and more mobile tracks and builds. Simplified, wooden cars with soft plastic wheels easily glide across the solid wood tracks while carrying algebraic people designed for mathematical and dramatic play activities. Foundation Set includes Concept Cards for building examples and language associations. Made from beech wood and polypropylene plastic. Requires standard unit blocks for proper building experience. 92-piece set.
3 years & up. Block Science, as a pioneering extension of the unit blocks system, adds a rich introduction to physics and essential cognitive development to traditional classroom block play. This Foundation Set is designed to exercise early engineering concepts, collaboration, and the study of matter, motion and mathematics. Plastic building and roadway clips stabilize builds, drawbridges and loops to enable taller, sturdier and more mobile tracks and builds. Simplified, wooden cars with soft plastic wheels easily glide across the solid wood tracks while carrying algebraic people designed for mathematical and dramatic play activities. Foundation Set includes Concept Cards for building examples and language associations. Made from beech wood and polypropylene plastic. Requires standard unit blocks for proper building experience and is ideal for two to three groups of builders. 155-piece set.
Block Science Foundation Set C - 155 Piece Set
Item: 89790
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$389.95
3 years & up. Block Science, as a pioneering extension of the unit blocks system, adds a rich introduction to physics and essential cognitive development to traditional classroom block play. This Foundation Set is designed to exercise early engineering concepts, collaboration, and the study of matter, motion and mathematics. Plastic building and roadway clips stabilize builds, drawbridges and loops to enable taller, sturdier and more mobile tracks and builds. Simplified, wooden cars with soft plastic wheels easily glide across the solid wood tracks while carrying algebraic people designed for mathematical and dramatic play activities. Foundation Set includes Concept Cards for building examples and language associations. Made from beech wood and polypropylene plastic. Requires standard unit blocks for proper building experience and is ideal for two to three groups of builders. 155-piece set.
3 years & up. Supplement the mathematical and social emotional activities of Block Science play with Block Science People. The rubberwood people are easily identified with over-molded mathematical symbols on soft plastic grips. Five additional Block Science children and three additional adult figures enhance group learning of key mathematical concepts, literacy and other social skills.
Block Science People - 8 Piece Set
Item: 89797
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$14.95
3 years & up. Supplement the mathematical and social emotional activities of Block Science play with Block Science People. The rubberwood people are easily identified with over-molded mathematical symbols on soft plastic grips. Five additional Block Science children and three additional adult figures enhance group learning of key mathematical concepts, literacy and other social skills.
3 years & up. Aspiring drivers can add more movement to any Block Science Foundation Set with these cars and additional roadway intersection pieces. Over-molded plastic wheels clip onto 2 smooth sanded rubberwood car units with seats for both a driver and passenger. Use the secure hitches to make an extended moveable unit.
Block Science Cars Set
Item: 89798
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$14.95
3 years & up. Aspiring drivers can add more movement to any Block Science Foundation Set with these cars and additional roadway intersection pieces. Over-molded plastic wheels clip onto 2 smooth sanded rubberwood car units with seats for both a driver and passenger. Use the secure hitches to make an extended moveable unit.
3 years & up. This 40 piece set of wooden columns and shapes inspired by Roman, English, Middle-Eastern and Asian architecture will add interest and different architectural elements to block creations. Compatible with unit blocks.
Architectural Unit Blocks
Item: 89405
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$65.95
3 years & up. This 40 piece set of wooden columns and shapes inspired by Roman, English, Middle-Eastern and Asian architecture will add interest and different architectural elements to block creations. Compatible with unit blocks.
Our superior-quality blocks are precision made from hardwood with sanded smooth beveled edges.  A total of 28 shapes are precisely dimensioned so the blocks are easy to stack.  Each set comes with a lifetime guarantee.
Unit Blocks - Basic Classroom Set I (107 pieces, 28 shapes)
Item: 13904
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$299.95
Promo Pricing: $259.95
Our superior-quality blocks are precision made from hardwood with sanded smooth beveled edges. A total of 28 shapes are precisely dimensioned so the blocks are easy to stack. Each set comes with a lifetime guarantee.
Our superior-quality blocks are precision made from the finest hardwoods with sanded smooth beveled edges.A total of 28 shapes are precisely dimensioned in multiples or divisions of a basic 5 1/2"L x 2 3/4"W x 1 3/8"H unit so the blocks are easy to stack. Each set comes with a lifetime guarantee.
Unit Blocks - Basic Classroom Set II (200 pcs., 28 shapes)
Item: 30854
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$515.95
Promo Pricing: $449.95
Our superior-quality blocks are precision made from the finest hardwoods with sanded smooth beveled edges.A total of 28 shapes are precisely dimensioned in multiples or divisions of a basic 5 1/2"L x 2 3/4"W x 1 3/8"H unit so the blocks are easy to stack. Each set comes with a lifetime guarantee.
Our superior-quality blocks are precision made from the finest hardwoods with sanded smooth beveled edges.A total of 28 shapes are precisely dimensioned  so the blocks are easy to stack.  Each set comes with a lifetime guarantee.
Unit Blocks - Basic Classroom Set III (307 pcs., 28 shapes)
Item: 31922
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$815.95
Promo Pricing: $699.95
Our superior-quality blocks are precision made from the finest hardwoods with sanded smooth beveled edges.A total of 28 shapes are precisely dimensioned so the blocks are easy to stack. Each set comes with a lifetime guarantee.
18 months & up. This sensory toy provides multiple STEM-oriented principles in a early learning construction toy system. It features soft, matte textures and magnetic play properties. Also includes jumbo rods with multiple textures and balls that connect the rods together. 30-piece set.
Grippies® - 30 Piece Set
Item: 32196
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$59.95
18 months & up. This sensory toy provides multiple STEM-oriented principles in a early learning construction toy system. It features soft, matte textures and magnetic play properties. Also includes jumbo rods with multiple textures and balls that connect the rods together. 30-piece set.
3 years & up. Watch the chain reaction of events as the dominoes fall down piece by piece! This set can be set up in all sorts of ways. Let kids take control of how to set up the trail! Set is made of wood, metal, water-based paint, TEP and ABS. Includes 100 wooden dominoes. 107 pieces total within the set.
Dynamo Dominoes Construction Set - 107 Pieces
Item: 143588
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$40.95
3 years & up. Watch the chain reaction of events as the dominoes fall down piece by piece! This set can be set up in all sorts of ways. Let kids take control of how to set up the trail! Set is made of wood, metal, water-based paint, TEP and ABS. Includes 100 wooden dominoes. 107 pieces total within the set.
3 years & up. Build up, out, and any direction you can think of with this awesome peg-based building set! Set up your peg base by inserting pegs into the holes of the foam peg board until you have a basic design you like. Stack the pegs on top of each other and use the connectors to build in whatever direction you'd like to go. For a touch of excitement, add different sized wheels throughout and watch them spin and rotate or use the wheels to build vehicles that roll. Engineering has never been more fun! Included: 62 pieces: Pegs, wheels, and connectors, an Activity guide.
Action-Stackers™ Standard Building Set - 62 Pieces
Item: 63632
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$25.95
3 years & up. Build up, out, and any direction you can think of with this awesome peg-based building set! Set up your peg base by inserting pegs into the holes of the foam peg board until you have a basic design you like. Stack the pegs on top of each other and use the connectors to build in whatever direction you'd like to go. For a touch of excitement, add different sized wheels throughout and watch them spin and rotate or use the wheels to build vehicles that roll. Engineering has never been more fun! Included: 62 pieces: Pegs, wheels, and connectors, an Activity guide.
3 years & up. Build up, out, and any direction you can think of with this awesome peg-based building set! Set up your peg base by inserting pegs into the holes of the foam peg board until you have a basic design you like. Stack the pegs on top of each other and use the connectors to build in whatever direction you'd like to go. For a touch of excitement, add different sized wheels throughout and watch them spin and rotate or use the wheels to build vehicles that roll. Engineering has never been more fun! Included: 124 pieces: Pegs, wheels, and connectors, and Activity guide.
Action-Stackers™ Premium Building Set - 124 Pieces
Item: 63631
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$40.95
3 years & up. Build up, out, and any direction you can think of with this awesome peg-based building set! Set up your peg base by inserting pegs into the holes of the foam peg board until you have a basic design you like. Stack the pegs on top of each other and use the connectors to build in whatever direction you'd like to go. For a touch of excitement, add different sized wheels throughout and watch them spin and rotate or use the wheels to build vehicles that roll. Engineering has never been more fun! Included: 124 pieces: Pegs, wheels, and connectors, and Activity guide.
3 years & up. Made from cornstarch, Magic Nuudles are safe and completely biodegradable. Simply dab a Nuudle on a damp sponge or paper towel and it will make its own glue. This set includes forty eight Magic Sticks in assorted colors, 100 assorted 10" Magic Strips, approximately 400 Magic Blocks and twelve compressed sponges.
Magic Nuudles Constuction Set - 548 Pieces
Item: 32322
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$40.95
3 years & up. Made from cornstarch, Magic Nuudles are safe and completely biodegradable. Simply dab a Nuudle on a damp sponge or paper towel and it will make its own glue. This set includes forty eight Magic Sticks in assorted colors, 100 assorted 10" Magic Strips, approximately 400 Magic Blocks and twelve compressed sponges.
3 years & up. Build to new heights with this fantastic collection of realistic pretend bricks, blocks, and rocks! This set of lightweight foam builders stack easily for endless creative building projects. Included: 20-piece Cinder Block Set, 25-piece Rock Wall Builder Set, 25-piece Brick Builder Set, and 25-piece Ice Brick Builder Set.
Brick, Blocks, and Rock Builders
Item: 30298
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$605.95
3 years & up. Build to new heights with this fantastic collection of realistic pretend bricks, blocks, and rocks! This set of lightweight foam builders stack easily for endless creative building projects. Included: 20-piece Cinder Block Set, 25-piece Rock Wall Builder Set, 25-piece Brick Builder Set, and 25-piece Ice Brick Builder Set.
3 years & up.  Build to new heights with this fantastic collection of realistic pretend bricks! This 25-piece set of lightweight foam bricks stack easily for endless creative building projects. The foam construction is water proof, but not UV-resistant; if kept outside for a long time, the colors will fade. Bricks measure 8"L x 3 1/2"W x 2"D.
Foam Brick Builders - Set of 25
Item: 71002
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$159.95
3 years & up. Build to new heights with this fantastic collection of realistic pretend bricks! This 25-piece set of lightweight foam bricks stack easily for endless creative building projects. The foam construction is water proof, but not UV-resistant; if kept outside for a long time, the colors will fade. Bricks measure 8"L x 3 1/2"W x 2"D.
3 years & up. Build to new heights with this fantastic collection of realistic pretend cinder blocks! Whether you are building a skyscraper or designing your new home, the possibilities are endless. This 25-piece set of lightweight foam cinder blocks stack easily for endless creative building projects and harrowing adventures. Perfect size for encouraging gross motor development.The foam construction is water proof, but not UV-resistant; if kept outside for a long time, the colors will fade.  Bricks measure at 8"L x 3 1/2"W x 2"D.
Foam Cinder Block Builders - Set of 20
Item: 71011
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$159.95
3 years & up. Build to new heights with this fantastic collection of realistic pretend cinder blocks! Whether you are building a skyscraper or designing your new home, the possibilities are endless. This 25-piece set of lightweight foam cinder blocks stack easily for endless creative building projects and harrowing adventures. Perfect size for encouraging gross motor development.The foam construction is water proof, but not UV-resistant; if kept outside for a long time, the colors will fade. Bricks measure at 8"L x 3 1/2"W x 2"D.
3 years & up. Build "ice" structures year round with this fantastic collection of realistic pretend ice bricks! This 25-piece set of lightweight, weather-proof foam ice blocks stack easily for endless creative building projects and harrowing adventures. Perfect size for encouraging gross motor development and creativity in little ones. Bricks measure at 8"L x 3 1/2"W x 2"D.
Foam Ice Brick Builders - Set of 25
Item: 71005
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$159.95
3 years & up. Build "ice" structures year round with this fantastic collection of realistic pretend ice bricks! This 25-piece set of lightweight, weather-proof foam ice blocks stack easily for endless creative building projects and harrowing adventures. Perfect size for encouraging gross motor development and creativity in little ones. Bricks measure at 8"L x 3 1/2"W x 2"D.
3 years & up.  Build to new heights with this fantastic collection of realistic pretend rocks! Whether you are building a mountain or designing a fort, the possibilities are endless. This 25-piece set of lightweight foam rocks stack easily for endless creative building projects and harrowing adventures. Perfect size for encouraging gross motor development. The foam construction is water proof, but not UV-resistant; if kept outside for a long time, the colors will fade. Bricks measure at 8"L x 3 1/2"W x 2"D.
Foam Rock Wall Builders - Set of 25
Item: 70914
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$159.95
3 years & up. Build to new heights with this fantastic collection of realistic pretend rocks! Whether you are building a mountain or designing a fort, the possibilities are endless. This 25-piece set of lightweight foam rocks stack easily for endless creative building projects and harrowing adventures. Perfect size for encouraging gross motor development. The foam construction is water proof, but not UV-resistant; if kept outside for a long time, the colors will fade. Bricks measure at 8"L x 3 1/2"W x 2"D.
3 years & up. These translucent, colorful shaped magnetic tiles teach spatial relationships, math, logic, and problem-solving through creative building! The tiles attract on all sides and in all combinations, helping children move from two-dimensional to three-dimensional creations. This unbreakable set contains 50 Small Squares, 4 Large Squares, 15 Isosceles Triangles, 11 Right Triangles and 20 Equilateral Triangles.
Magna-Tiles® 100-Piece Clear Colors Set
Item: 48099
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$129.95
3 years & up. These translucent, colorful shaped magnetic tiles teach spatial relationships, math, logic, and problem-solving through creative building! The tiles attract on all sides and in all combinations, helping children move from two-dimensional to three-dimensional creations. This unbreakable set contains 50 Small Squares, 4 Large Squares, 15 Isosceles Triangles, 11 Right Triangles and 20 Equilateral Triangles.
3 years & up. These magnetic tiles teach spatial relationships, math, logic, and problem-solving through creative building! The tiles attract on all sides and in all combinations, helping children move from two-dimensional to three-dimensional creations. Unbreakable set includes square and triangular tiles in a variety of sizes.
Magna-Tiles® 100-Piece Set
Item: 47927
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$118.95
3 years & up. These magnetic tiles teach spatial relationships, math, logic, and problem-solving through creative building! The tiles attract on all sides and in all combinations, helping children move from two-dimensional to three-dimensional creations. Unbreakable set includes square and triangular tiles in a variety of sizes.
3 years & up. Sturdy, high-quality, translucent interlocking builders are perfect for engineering, architecture, construction, the light table, and fine motor play. Sets universally connects with other interlocking builders for endless creations. Includes a sturdy storage container with locking lid.
Click Builders Classic Prism (1,000 Pieces)
Item: 63675
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$57.95
3 years & up. Sturdy, high-quality, translucent interlocking builders are perfect for engineering, architecture, construction, the light table, and fine motor play. Sets universally connects with other interlocking builders for endless creations. Includes a sturdy storage container with locking lid.
3 years & up. Over 300 pieces contribute to this kit's endless building possibilities. An assortment of activity cards illustrate possible animal and pattern configurations and encourage children to design their own creations. The Build an Animal STEM Kit builds on children's natural curiosity by providing the materials and freedom to explore.  The Animal Building Cards give children a start by building a giraffe, lion, elephant, chicken, frog and bird. Children should then be encouraged to build, create, and invent on their own. Use these and the Number Sense and Pattern Cards at interest areas, in small groups, and for independent learning.
STEM Builder Series Build an Animal
Item: 63197
Temporarily Out of Stock
$46.95
3 years & up. Over 300 pieces contribute to this kit's endless building possibilities. An assortment of activity cards illustrate possible animal and pattern configurations and encourage children to design their own creations. The Build an Animal STEM Kit builds on children's natural curiosity by providing the materials and freedom to explore. The Animal Building Cards give children a start by building a giraffe, lion, elephant, chicken, frog and bird. Children should then be encouraged to build, create, and invent on their own. Use these and the Number Sense and Pattern Cards at interest areas, in small groups, and for independent learning.
3 years & up. This 90-piece set includes a variety of items to create working waterways. Children can experiment with the effects that construction, gravity, and distance have on water pressure and flow as they create endless waterway configurations. Materials are transparent to allow for easy viewing of water flow. The Build a Waterway STEM Kit builds on children's natural curiosity by providing the materials and freedom to explore. The funnels, measuring pitchers, connector tubes, blockers, and water wheel provide endless opportunities for child-guided learning. Children should be encouraged to build, create, and invent on their own. Experimentation and use of the included materials can be encouraged at the water table, in small groups, and for independent learning.
STEM Builder Series Build a Waterway
Item: 63198
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$42.95
3 years & up. This 90-piece set includes a variety of items to create working waterways. Children can experiment with the effects that construction, gravity, and distance have on water pressure and flow as they create endless waterway configurations. Materials are transparent to allow for easy viewing of water flow. The Build a Waterway STEM Kit builds on children's natural curiosity by providing the materials and freedom to explore. The funnels, measuring pitchers, connector tubes, blockers, and water wheel provide endless opportunities for child-guided learning. Children should be encouraged to build, create, and invent on their own. Experimentation and use of the included materials can be encouraged at the water table, in small groups, and for independent learning.
3 - 5 years. STEAM Park builds on every child's natural curiosity and desire to create, explore, and investigate the world of early science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) through creative play. The possibilities are endless, as you work with them to construct a STEAM Park full of dynamic moving rides, fun games, and scenes using the special selection of LEGO® DUPLO® bricks. With every trip to STEAM Park, children grow their understanding of gears, motion, measurement, and solving problems together in a fun and engaging way.
LEGO® DUPLO® Steam Park - 45024
Item: 90424
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$199.95
3 - 5 years. STEAM Park builds on every child's natural curiosity and desire to create, explore, and investigate the world of early science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) through creative play. The possibilities are endless, as you work with them to construct a STEAM Park full of dynamic moving rides, fun games, and scenes using the special selection of LEGO® DUPLO® bricks. With every trip to STEAM Park, children grow their understanding of gears, motion, measurement, and solving problems together in a fun and engaging way.
4 years & up. Take off to an exciting world of play! Children work together to build and create stories about transportation and space travel as they further develop their speaking, listening, and fine motor skills. The bricks and special elements make it easy to construct fun, unique buildings and vehicles. Storage box included. 1,176 pieces.
LEGO® Space and Airport Set (9335)
Item: 89864
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$179.95
4 years & up. Take off to an exciting world of play! Children work together to build and create stories about transportation and space travel as they further develop their speaking, listening, and fine motor skills. The bricks and special elements make it easy to construct fun, unique buildings and vehicles. Storage box included. 1,176 pieces.
3 - 6 years. Transform your children into expert builders! With the Tech Machines set in your classroom, you'll help children develop their fine motor and problem-solving skills while simultaneously unleashing their creativity as they construct classic machines. Storage box included. 95 pieces.
LEGO® DUPLO® Tech Machines (45002)
Item: 89854
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$219.95
3 - 6 years. Transform your children into expert builders! With the Tech Machines set in your classroom, you'll help children develop their fine motor and problem-solving skills while simultaneously unleashing their creativity as they construct classic machines. Storage box included. 95 pieces.
18 months & up. Children love to find out how things work! With the Tubes Experiment Set, they'll develop fine motor and problem-solving skills while discovering creative new ways to construct the tubes. The set also ignites their inner scientist as they investigate, construct, and test important concepts like cause and effect. Storage box included. 147 pieces.
LEGO® DUPLO® Tubes Experiment Set (9076)
Item: 86224
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$139.95
18 months & up. Children love to find out how things work! With the Tubes Experiment Set, they'll develop fine motor and problem-solving skills while discovering creative new ways to construct the tubes. The set also ignites their inner scientist as they investigate, construct, and test important concepts like cause and effect. Storage box included. 147 pieces.
6 months & up. Discover new ways to sort and stack with Stackers N' Nesters! This set features six cubes in different colors, sizes, and textures that are stackable and nestable to stimulate visual and tactile sensory. As children grip and place the nesters, they are developing their hand-eye coordination, gross motor skills, and creative thinking. Pieces measure approximately 2.5" to 4.5". Included: 6 colorful, differently-shaped Stackers N' Nesters made of BPA and phthalate free plastic.
Stackers N' Nesters®
Item: 146108
Temporarily Out of Stock
$29.95
6 months & up. Discover new ways to sort and stack with Stackers N' Nesters! This set features six cubes in different colors, sizes, and textures that are stackable and nestable to stimulate visual and tactile sensory. As children grip and place the nesters, they are developing their hand-eye coordination, gross motor skills, and creative thinking. Pieces measure approximately 2.5" to 4.5". Included: 6 colorful, differently-shaped Stackers N' Nesters made of BPA and phthalate free plastic.
18 months & up. Wave formations and soft-colored liquids bring soothing motion and wonder to the Grippies® magnetic building platform for toddlers. The tactile and sensory building pieces imply fluid figures, dancing and balancing, adding an exciting set of social-emotional possibilities to the STEM-based play. Tactile grips and over-molded plastic make these secure magnetic construction toys soft to touch and easy for little hands to hold. The stimulating blocks and cylinders encourage patterning, balancing, and matching skills with four bright colors and textures.
Grippies® Waves STEM Magnetic Building Set - 20 Pieces
Item: 55616
In Stock
$79.95
18 months & up. Wave formations and soft-colored liquids bring soothing motion and wonder to the Grippies® magnetic building platform for toddlers. The tactile and sensory building pieces imply fluid figures, dancing and balancing, adding an exciting set of social-emotional possibilities to the STEM-based play. Tactile grips and over-molded plastic make these secure magnetic construction toys soft to touch and easy for little hands to hold. The stimulating blocks and cylinders encourage patterning, balancing, and matching skills with four bright colors and textures.
3 years & up. Inspire and be inspired with this set of 144 unique, soft formed loose parts that mimic elements we see in the world around us. The law of gravity will test a child's patience, concentration and problem solving skills while creating imaginative structures. The set includes loose parts that represent water, trees, bricks, wood, steel, stones, a ball and people. The idea guide is full of images that will help spark imaginations and inspire new creations.
Resources: Earth's Elements at Play - 144 Pieces
Item: 91277
In Stock
$54.95
3 years & up. Inspire and be inspired with this set of 144 unique, soft formed loose parts that mimic elements we see in the world around us. The law of gravity will test a child's patience, concentration and problem solving skills while creating imaginative structures. The set includes loose parts that represent water, trees, bricks, wood, steel, stones, a ball and people. The idea guide is full of images that will help spark imaginations and inspire new creations.
18 months & up. Toddlers will create unique building experiences with this fun set of Grippies® Shakers. They can explore sound and movement while watching the sensory beads rattle their way down the magnetic rods through clear plastic windows. By connecting the magnetic rods to each other and combining them with the over-molded metal ball connectors, toddlers can build interesting models. Great for exercising their auditory, fine and gross motor and engineering skills. Compatible with other Grippies® sets.
Grippies® Shakers - 30 Piece Set
Item: 32750
In Stock
$59.95
18 months & up. Toddlers will create unique building experiences with this fun set of Grippies® Shakers. They can explore sound and movement while watching the sensory beads rattle their way down the magnetic rods through clear plastic windows. By connecting the magnetic rods to each other and combining them with the over-molded metal ball connectors, toddlers can build interesting models. Great for exercising their auditory, fine and gross motor and engineering skills. Compatible with other Grippies® sets.
4 years & up. This building set encourages children to think like engineers while using organic, neutral colors and familiar shapes for building. This open-ended magnetic construction toy uses frames with a simple click 'n connect system that allows for endless 3D or 2D models. Features a metal plate built into the packaging to store and organize the set of 74 pieces.
PowerClix® Frames - Natural
Item: 32460
In Stock
$99.95
4 years & up. This building set encourages children to think like engineers while using organic, neutral colors and familiar shapes for building. This open-ended magnetic construction toy uses frames with a simple click 'n connect system that allows for endless 3D or 2D models. Features a metal plate built into the packaging to store and organize the set of 74 pieces.
2 - 5 years. Coding Express is a creative, intuitive and versatile solution that introduces preschoolers to early coding concepts that naturally sparks their curiosity, creativity and desire to explore and learn together. Based on the ever popular train theme, the highly versatile LEGO® DUPLO® solution allows children to make connections and intuitively explore early coding concepts, such as sequencing, looping and conditional coding, while developing problem-solving skills, critical thinking, collaboration, and social and emotional skills.
LEGO® DUPLO® Coding Express (45025)
Item: 92754
In Stock
$209.95
2 - 5 years. Coding Express is a creative, intuitive and versatile solution that introduces preschoolers to early coding concepts that naturally sparks their curiosity, creativity and desire to explore and learn together. Based on the ever popular train theme, the highly versatile LEGO® DUPLO® solution allows children to make connections and intuitively explore early coding concepts, such as sequencing, looping and conditional coding, while developing problem-solving skills, critical thinking, collaboration, and social and emotional skills.
3 years & up. Take a pretend trip to the lumber yard and pick up a variety of foam "wooden" 2 x 3's. Just the right size for that special building project, the 2 x 3's  come in four different sizes: 6" x 6", 6" x 12", 6" x 18", and 6" x 24". Six of each size.
Foam "Wooden" Lumber - 24 Pieces
Item: 32433
In Stock
$129.95
3 years & up. Take a pretend trip to the lumber yard and pick up a variety of foam "wooden" 2 x 3's. Just the right size for that special building project, the 2 x 3's come in four different sizes: 6" x 6", 6" x 12", 6" x 18", and 6" x 24". Six of each size.

Simple Machines

Pre School Engineering concepts using Simple Machines

Simple machines are basic forms of technology that have a variety of real-world applications to make our lives easier. As children experiment with levers, pulleys, screws, wedges, inclined planes, and wheels and axles, they will develop a working knowledge of how concepts, such as incline force, weight, and distribution, effect, efficiency, and capability.

3 years & up. Building upon the multi-faceted early childhood development benefits of unit block play, this sturdy wooden truck is designed to overlay a lesson on how a simple machine works. This large wooden truck has a removable articulating trailer with a large wooden crane for maximum mobility. Children can use the wrecking ball to knock down structures. Use Unit Blocks (sold separately) along with this Block Science Big Truck to teach simple machine and STEM concepts while encouraging construction, deconstruction, teamwork, social interaction and self-expression. Measures 18"H x 5.5"D x 16.75"L.
Block Science Big Wrecking Ball Truck
Item: 89803
In Stock
$89.95
3 years & up. Building upon the multi-faceted early childhood development benefits of unit block play, this sturdy wooden truck is designed to overlay a lesson on how a simple machine works. This large wooden truck has a removable articulating trailer with a large wooden crane for maximum mobility. Children can use the wrecking ball to knock down structures. Use Unit Blocks (sold separately) along with this Block Science Big Truck to teach simple machine and STEM concepts while encouraging construction, deconstruction, teamwork, social interaction and self-expression. Measures 18"H x 5.5"D x 16.75"L.
3 years & up. Building upon the multi-faceted early childhood development benefits of unit block play, this solid beech wood truck is designed to overlay a lesson on how a simple machine works. This large cement truck carries a cement mixer which is connected to the wheels of the truck by five different gears. When the truck is moved, the cement mixer turns, teaching children to recognize and investigate the mechanics of using gears. Use Unit Blocks (sold separately) along with this Block Science Big Truck to teach simple machine and STEM concepts while encouraging construction, deconstruction, teamwork, social interaction and self-expression. Measures 15.25"H x 5.5"D x 9"L.
Block Science Big Cement Truck
Item: 89799
In Stock
$89.95
3 years & up. Building upon the multi-faceted early childhood development benefits of unit block play, this solid beech wood truck is designed to overlay a lesson on how a simple machine works. This large cement truck carries a cement mixer which is connected to the wheels of the truck by five different gears. When the truck is moved, the cement mixer turns, teaching children to recognize and investigate the mechanics of using gears. Use Unit Blocks (sold separately) along with this Block Science Big Truck to teach simple machine and STEM concepts while encouraging construction, deconstruction, teamwork, social interaction and self-expression. Measures 15.25"H x 5.5"D x 9"L.
3 years & up. Building upon the multi-faceted early childhood development benefits of unit block play, this sturdy wooden truck is designed to overlay a new lesson on how a simple machine works. This large wooden tow truck teaches children how to use wheel and axle technology by cranking the handle in the front of the truck bed to watch how the pulley works by raising and lowering cargo. Use Unit Blocks (sold separately) with this Block Science Big Truck to teach simple machine and STEM concepts while encouraging construction, deconstruction, teamwork, social interaction and self-expression. Measures 15.25"H x 5.5"D x 11.25"L.
Block Science Big Tow Truck
Item: 89802
In Stock
$89.95
3 years & up. Building upon the multi-faceted early childhood development benefits of unit block play, this sturdy wooden truck is designed to overlay a new lesson on how a simple machine works. This large wooden tow truck teaches children how to use wheel and axle technology by cranking the handle in the front of the truck bed to watch how the pulley works by raising and lowering cargo. Use Unit Blocks (sold separately) with this Block Science Big Truck to teach simple machine and STEM concepts while encouraging construction, deconstruction, teamwork, social interaction and self-expression. Measures 15.25"H x 5.5"D x 11.25"L.
3 years & up. Building upon the multi-faceted early childhood development benefits of unit block play, this sturdy wooden truck is designed to overlay a lesson on how a simple machine works. This large wooden dump truck uses levers to move the flatbed for loading and unloading. Use Unit Blocks (sold separately) along with this Block Science Big Truck to teach simple machine and STEM concepts while encouraging construction, deconstruction, teamwork, social interaction and self-expression. Measures 14.75"H x 5.5"D x 8.75"L.
Block Science Big Dump Truck
Item: 89801
In Stock
$89.95
3 years & up. Building upon the multi-faceted early childhood development benefits of unit block play, this sturdy wooden truck is designed to overlay a lesson on how a simple machine works. This large wooden dump truck uses levers to move the flatbed for loading and unloading. Use Unit Blocks (sold separately) along with this Block Science Big Truck to teach simple machine and STEM concepts while encouraging construction, deconstruction, teamwork, social interaction and self-expression. Measures 14.75"H x 5.5"D x 8.75"L.
18 months & up. Hands-on fun at any speed! Turn the gears slowly and watch the interlocking gears move to make the caterpillar crawl. Children can rotate, remove, and rearrange the colorful gears. Encourages imaginative play. Helps promote hand/eye coordination, color recognition, and fine motor skills. Measures 2" x 14.5" x 4.5" (assembled). Includes six interchangeable gears on a wooden base.
Rainbow Caterpillar Gear Toy
Item: 145557
In Stock
$10.99
18 months & up. Hands-on fun at any speed! Turn the gears slowly and watch the interlocking gears move to make the caterpillar crawl. Children can rotate, remove, and rearrange the colorful gears. Encourages imaginative play. Helps promote hand/eye coordination, color recognition, and fine motor skills. Measures 2" x 14.5" x 4.5" (assembled). Includes six interchangeable gears on a wooden base.
5 years & up. This set features a brick assortment and eight double-sided, full-color building instructions. The set includes gears, levers, pulleys, and wheels and axles, as well as a plastic punch-out sheet with eyes, sails, scales and wings. Use this set with the accompanying curriculum pack to conduct full lessons, extension activities, and problem-solving tasks. The support materials provided in this curriculum pack include teacher guidance and student worksheets. 102 pieces.
LEGO® DUPLO® Early Simple Machines Set (9656)
Item: 89883
In Stock
$169.95
5 years & up. This set features a brick assortment and eight double-sided, full-color building instructions. The set includes gears, levers, pulleys, and wheels and axles, as well as a plastic punch-out sheet with eyes, sails, scales and wings. Use this set with the accompanying curriculum pack to conduct full lessons, extension activities, and problem-solving tasks. The support materials provided in this curriculum pack include teacher guidance and student worksheets. 102 pieces.
3 years & up. This sturdy wooden incline ramp invites children to explore STEM concepts through prediction and experimentation. The six varying textures give children the opportunity to test the effects of surfacing, weight, and velocity on the potential speed and function of different objects. Ramptastic also introduces simple machines to children and is the perfect addition to the STEM toys in your classroom. Activity cards included. Cars sold separately. Measures 4.5" H x 4.5" W x 12.5" L.
Ramptastic - STEM Ramp for Testing Velocity on Different Surfaces
Item: 63780
In Stock
$52.95
3 years & up. This sturdy wooden incline ramp invites children to explore STEM concepts through prediction and experimentation. The six varying textures give children the opportunity to test the effects of surfacing, weight, and velocity on the potential speed and function of different objects. Ramptastic also introduces simple machines to children and is the perfect addition to the STEM toys in your classroom. Activity cards included. Cars sold separately. Measures 4.5" H x 4.5" W x 12.5" L.
Grades K & up. Keep it simple with real STEM learning! Discover amazing engineering wonders through scientific exploration with colorful, engaging tools and hands-on activities and experiments. Introduce and explore all 6 simple machines as you make amazing discoveries, design solutions for real-world problems, and conduct your own investigations. Comprehensive Activity Guide with reproducible materials is also included. Largest piece (cart) measures 5"L x 3 1/2"W. Includes: Lever Board, Wedge, Pulley with Rope and Hook, Cart with 4 Removable Wheels, Archimedes Screw, 4 Barrel Weights, and 10 Double-Sided Activity Cards to build early engineering and problem solving skills.
Simple Machines STEM Activity Set
Item: 53888
In Stock
$31.95
Grades K & up. Keep it simple with real STEM learning! Discover amazing engineering wonders through scientific exploration with colorful, engaging tools and hands-on activities and experiments. Introduce and explore all 6 simple machines as you make amazing discoveries, design solutions for real-world problems, and conduct your own investigations. Comprehensive Activity Guide with reproducible materials is also included. Largest piece (cart) measures 5"L x 3 1/2"W. Includes: Lever Board, Wedge, Pulley with Rope and Hook, Cart with 4 Removable Wheels, Archimedes Screw, 4 Barrel Weights, and 10 Double-Sided Activity Cards to build early engineering and problem solving skills.
4 - 7 years. What do simple machines help us with? These books are ideal for the woodworking and science areas in your classroom as each book centers around a particular machine - from levers, screws, wedges, and pulleys, to name a few. Set of 6.
Getting to Know Simple Machines Book Set (Set of 6)
Item: 73739
In Stock
$54.95
4 - 7 years. What do simple machines help us with? These books are ideal for the woodworking and science areas in your classroom as each book centers around a particular machine - from levers, screws, wedges, and pulleys, to name a few. Set of 6.
3 - 6 years. Transform your children into expert builders! With the Tech Machines set in your classroom, you'll help children develop their fine motor and problem-solving skills while simultaneously unleashing their creativity as they construct classic machines. Storage box included. 95 pieces.
LEGO® DUPLO® Tech Machines (45002)
Item: 89854
In Stock
$219.95
3 - 6 years. Transform your children into expert builders! With the Tech Machines set in your classroom, you'll help children develop their fine motor and problem-solving skills while simultaneously unleashing their creativity as they construct classic machines. Storage box included. 95 pieces.
Grades 2 & up. Hands-on Investigation Kit supports building a variety of real-world models that demonstrate science and technology concepts. Students will explore through hands-on investigation 1st, 2nd and 3rd Class levers along with fixed, movable and combination pulley systems. Includes building instructions for 8 different models with real-life photo and key facts. Complete set includes K'nex rods and connectors in a sturdy, divided case, teaching resource CD (with teaching notes, building projects and extension activities) and student building guide. 178 pieces. Made in the USA.
K'NEX® Introduction to Simple Machines: Levers and Pulleys
Item: 25250
In Stock
$46.95
Grades 2 & up. Hands-on Investigation Kit supports building a variety of real-world models that demonstrate science and technology concepts. Students will explore through hands-on investigation 1st, 2nd and 3rd Class levers along with fixed, movable and combination pulley systems. Includes building instructions for 8 different models with real-life photo and key facts. Complete set includes K'nex rods and connectors in a sturdy, divided case, teaching resource CD (with teaching notes, building projects and extension activities) and student building guide. 178 pieces. Made in the USA.
Grades 2 & up. Hands-on Investigation Kit supports building a variety of real-world models that demonstrate science and technology concepts. Students will explore through hands-on investigation concepts such as gearing up/down and increasing speed/force as they build crank fans, egg beaters and more. Includes building instructions for 6 different models with real-life photo and key facts. Complete set includes building materials in a sturdy divided case, teaching resource CD (with teaching notes, building projects and extension activities) and student building guide. 198 pieces. Made in the USA.
K'NEX® Introduction to Simple Machines: Gears - 7 Model Builds
Item: 25251
In Stock
$46.95
Grades 2 & up. Hands-on Investigation Kit supports building a variety of real-world models that demonstrate science and technology concepts. Students will explore through hands-on investigation concepts such as gearing up/down and increasing speed/force as they build crank fans, egg beaters and more. Includes building instructions for 6 different models with real-life photo and key facts. Complete set includes building materials in a sturdy divided case, teaching resource CD (with teaching notes, building projects and extension activities) and student building guide. 198 pieces. Made in the USA.
Grades 3 & up. Students build explore and experiment with functioning simple machines that demonstrate essential science and technology concepts. This set includes a teaching resource guide, building materials, and a full-color student guide with real-life photos and key facts. Resource CD includes teaching notes, building instructions, and extension activities. Materials store conveniently in a sturdy, plastic tub with adjustable divider. 221 pieces. Made in the USA.
K'NEX® Introduction to Simple Machines: Wheels and Axles
Item: 25252
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$46.95
Grades 3 & up. Students build explore and experiment with functioning simple machines that demonstrate essential science and technology concepts. This set includes a teaching resource guide, building materials, and a full-color student guide with real-life photos and key facts. Resource CD includes teaching notes, building instructions, and extension activities. Materials store conveniently in a sturdy, plastic tub with adjustable divider. 221 pieces. Made in the USA.

Magnets and Magnifiers

Young child using magnifier to study STEM

Magnets and magnifiers are intriguing and engaging scientific tools that provide children with a compelling view of the world around them. Through open-ended exploration, children can examine details and observe how magnets repel and attract. These basic tools are essential in engaging children's curiosity and supporting extended learning.

3 years & up. Observe on a grand scale with our extra-large magnifiers. Ideal for taking a closer look at plants, animals, rocks, and insects in life science lessons. Built-in stands allow hands free viewing. Plastic lens measures 4 1/2" in diameter and offers 4.5x magnification. Magnifiers measure 8"L. Includes a stand for classroom organization.
Jumbo Magnifiers with Stand
Item: 62630
In Stock
$42.95
3 years & up. Observe on a grand scale with our extra-large magnifiers. Ideal for taking a closer look at plants, animals, rocks, and insects in life science lessons. Built-in stands allow hands free viewing. Plastic lens measures 4 1/2" in diameter and offers 4.5x magnification. Magnifiers measure 8"L. Includes a stand for classroom organization.
2 years & up. These versatile hardwood-framed stacking blocks have six stacking squares and smooth, rounded corners and edges for safety, with inset magnified acrylic windows. The magnification stacking blocks are ideal for exploring natural, tactile, and other detailed materials found inside or in nature. This set also promotes fine motor skills and block play. Encourage children to build their own unique structures. Enhance STEM-based activities with this set, perfect for group or individual play. Use these blocks indoors or outside. Each block has 2x magnification. Stack blocks together to intensify. Largest square measures 7" W x 7" D x 2" H. Includes 6 squares.
Wooden Framed Magnification Stacking Blocks
Item: 63019
In Stock
$39.95
2 years & up. These versatile hardwood-framed stacking blocks have six stacking squares and smooth, rounded corners and edges for safety, with inset magnified acrylic windows. The magnification stacking blocks are ideal for exploring natural, tactile, and other detailed materials found inside or in nature. This set also promotes fine motor skills and block play. Encourage children to build their own unique structures. Enhance STEM-based activities with this set, perfect for group or individual play. Use these blocks indoors or outside. Each block has 2x magnification. Stack blocks together to intensify. Largest square measures 7" W x 7" D x 2" H. Includes 6 squares.
3 years & up. Adorable jars have ladybug wings that open to invite little learners to investigate insects. Wings open to reveal a 3.5x magnifying lens. Screw-on cap and air vents keep specimens secure. 4 1/2"H x 3 1/2" in diameter. Set of 6.
Big View Bug Jars
Item: 51122
In Stock
$37.95
3 years & up. Adorable jars have ladybug wings that open to invite little learners to investigate insects. Wings open to reveal a 3.5x magnifying lens. Screw-on cap and air vents keep specimens secure. 4 1/2"H x 3 1/2" in diameter. Set of 6.
5 - 9 years. Wooden tripod 4x magnifier is 4 1/2 inches in diameter. A fixed lens is mounted in the center of the wooden rim. Measures 7"H x 9" diameter. Minor assembly required.
Tripod Magnifier
Item: 42763
In Stock
$41.95
5 - 9 years. Wooden tripod 4x magnifier is 4 1/2 inches in diameter. A fixed lens is mounted in the center of the wooden rim. Measures 7"H x 9" diameter. Minor assembly required.
Five magnifiers helps children see true scale of objects up close. Magnifications from 2x to 7x - large magnifier measures 6 1/2"Lx 4 1/2" W and 6 1/2"H. This magnifier can be used to help children see and examine more details in bugs, coins, leaves, twigs, rocks, etc. Comes in a storage container.
Deluxe Magnifier Set
Item: 46961
In Stock
$64.95
Five magnifiers helps children see true scale of objects up close. Magnifications from 2x to 7x - large magnifier measures 6 1/2"Lx 4 1/2" W and 6 1/2"H. This magnifier can be used to help children see and examine more details in bugs, coins, leaves, twigs, rocks, etc. Comes in a storage container.
4 years & up. This powerful digital microscope displays the magnified image right onto your computer screen. The impressive 75x/300x magnification unlocks tiny details of our world. The flexible neck stand with suction cup attaches to any smooth surface, or the included base with ease. Resolution is 1600 x 1200 pixels. Compatible with Windows XP SP2 or above, Windows Vista (32 bit or 64 bit), Windows 7 (32 bit or 64 bit), Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. Mac OSX 10.4.9 or later. Does not work with tablets.
eFlex™ Digital Microscope with Flexible Neck
Item: 29639
In Stock
$84.95
4 years & up. This powerful digital microscope displays the magnified image right onto your computer screen. The impressive 75x/300x magnification unlocks tiny details of our world. The flexible neck stand with suction cup attaches to any smooth surface, or the included base with ease. Resolution is 1600 x 1200 pixels. Compatible with Windows XP SP2 or above, Windows Vista (32 bit or 64 bit), Windows 7 (32 bit or 64 bit), Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. Mac OSX 10.4.9 or later. Does not work with tablets.
3 years & up. Take a closer look and explore the world around you with the Kaplan Magnifiers! This set of three magnifiers feature 3x to 5x magnification of objects. Turn on the built-in light to improve visibility. Magnifiers measure 5 3/4", 6", and 6 3/4" long. Each individual magnifier requires 3 AAA batteries (not included).
Kaplan Magnifiers - Set of 3
Item: 71411
In Stock
$22.95
Promo Pricing: $14.95
3 years & up. Take a closer look and explore the world around you with the Kaplan Magnifiers! This set of three magnifiers feature 3x to 5x magnification of objects. Turn on the built-in light to improve visibility. Magnifiers measure 5 3/4", 6", and 6 3/4" long. Each individual magnifier requires 3 AAA batteries (not included).
PreK & up. Everything you need to teach the basics of magnets! Includes 1 super magnet, 20 magnetic marbles, 4 wand magnets, 1 horseshoe magnet, 1 compass magnet, 1 set of floating ring magnets, and 2 plastic cased magnets.
First Experiments Magnetism Set
Item: 91611
In Stock
$104.95
PreK & up. Everything you need to teach the basics of magnets! Includes 1 super magnet, 20 magnetic marbles, 4 wand magnets, 1 horseshoe magnet, 1 compass magnet, 1 set of floating ring magnets, and 2 plastic cased magnets.
PreK & up. A fun way to teach students about the properties of magnets. Large size makes it easy to grasp and use.
Super Horseshoe Magnet
Item: 91610
In Stock
$12.95
PreK & up. A fun way to teach students about the properties of magnets. Large size makes it easy to grasp and use.
4 years & up. They look like ordinary marbles, but they're magnets too! Build pyramids and other fun shapes, play marble games and more. Each marble is 5/8" in diameter. Assorted colors. Set of 20 marble magnets.
Magnetic Marbles - Set of 20
Item: 19658
In Stock
$7.95
4 years & up. They look like ordinary marbles, but they're magnets too! Build pyramids and other fun shapes, play marble games and more. Each marble is 5/8" in diameter. Assorted colors. Set of 20 marble magnets.
3 years & up. Set of 6 strong ceramic magnets with an easy grip plastic handle. How do Magnets Work? Teach young scientists about magetism without a mess. Just waive these wands over different objects to see if they are magnetic. Each magnet can pick up small items such as paperclips and iron shavings. Colors will vary.
Magnetic Wands - Set of 6
Item: 91186
In Stock
$14.95
3 years & up. Set of 6 strong ceramic magnets with an easy grip plastic handle. How do Magnets Work? Teach young scientists about magetism without a mess. Just waive these wands over different objects to see if they are magnetic. Each magnet can pick up small items such as paperclips and iron shavings. Colors will vary.
Grades K & up. Attract early learners to the wonders of magnetism! STEM lessons are irresistible when you add the excitement of fun, colorful tools to scientific exploration. Durable, playful magnets in a variety of shapes engage children as they explore magnetism, polarity, and magnetic attraction & repulsion. Comprehensive Activity Guide with reproducible materials is also included. Largest piece (maze tray) measures 11"L x 8 1/2"H x 1/2"W. Includes: 2 Bar Magnets, 2 Magnetic Bugs, 4 Ring Magnets, Horseshoe Magnet, Magnetic Post, 2 Snap-On Cars,Tray with Maze, String, and 10 Double-Sided Activity Cards.
Magnets STEM Activity Set
Item: 53887
In Stock
$36.95
Grades K & up. Attract early learners to the wonders of magnetism! STEM lessons are irresistible when you add the excitement of fun, colorful tools to scientific exploration. Durable, playful magnets in a variety of shapes engage children as they explore magnetism, polarity, and magnetic attraction & repulsion. Comprehensive Activity Guide with reproducible materials is also included. Largest piece (maze tray) measures 11"L x 8 1/2"H x 1/2"W. Includes: 2 Bar Magnets, 2 Magnetic Bugs, 4 Ring Magnets, Horseshoe Magnet, Magnetic Post, 2 Snap-On Cars,Tray with Maze, String, and 10 Double-Sided Activity Cards.
12 months & up. Little explorers can take a closer at the world with the Easy Hold Magnifier. This magnifier features 3x and 5x magnification via small enlargement lens with an easy to hold hardwood frame designed for little hands. Measures 7.3" x 4.7" (lens 3.1" in diameter).
Toddler Easy Hold Magnifier
Item: 147157
In Stock
$15.95
12 months & up. Little explorers can take a closer at the world with the Easy Hold Magnifier. This magnifier features 3x and 5x magnification via small enlargement lens with an easy to hold hardwood frame designed for little hands. Measures 7.3" x 4.7" (lens 3.1" in diameter).
4 years & up. Introduce children to a real scientific toy that provides visual detail and information about animals, plants, and everyday household items. Fully functioning 5x microscope with two comfortable eyepieces contains 20 slides with 60 photo-quality images, and over 100 facts and questions. Multilingual audio-4 languages included! Requires 3 AAA batteries (sold separately).
GeoSafari® Jr. Talking Microscope
Item: 63770
In Stock
$54.95
4 years & up. Introduce children to a real scientific toy that provides visual detail and information about animals, plants, and everyday household items. Fully functioning 5x microscope with two comfortable eyepieces contains 20 slides with 60 photo-quality images, and over 100 facts and questions. Multilingual audio-4 languages included! Requires 3 AAA batteries (sold separately).
6 years & up. The magnet tube has a cow magnet which slides up and down inside a plastic tube which is filled with iron filings.
Mysterious Magnet Tube
Item: 33073
In Stock
$22.95
6 years & up. The magnet tube has a cow magnet which slides up and down inside a plastic tube which is filled with iron filings.

Coding and Robotics

Young Girl learning STEM via coding

Coding is a fundamental 21st century skill that all children should develop to compete in the future workforce. Learning basic coding techniques shows children how information technology works an dhow to interact with it. Coding also illustrates process and sequencing which enhances critical thinking skills.

4 years & up. Explore the world of robotics, coding, and more with unique robot building blocks. Easily snap Cubelets together to create an endless variety of robot constructions with no messy wires necessary. Each Cubelet contains its own unique software inside that is designed to give it a specific function so how you assemble them matters. If you want to build a robot that exudes a specific behavior you must choose the correct Cubelets to combine. You will learn coding while you build! This set features the new Bluetooth® Hat that allows you to connect your robots to the Cubelets app to add new abilities, control your robot, and more! Included: 1 Battery Cubelet, 1 Brightness Cubelet, 1 Distance Cubelet, 1 Drive Cubelet, 1 Flashlight Cubelet, 1 Bluetooth® Hat, 2 Brick Adapters, Micro-USB Cable, and a Guide.
Cubelets Discovery Set - 6 Piece Set with Bluetooth®
Item: 99340
In Stock
$140.95
4 years & up. Explore the world of robotics, coding, and more with unique robot building blocks. Easily snap Cubelets together to create an endless variety of robot constructions with no messy wires necessary. Each Cubelet contains its own unique software inside that is designed to give it a specific function so how you assemble them matters. If you want to build a robot that exudes a specific behavior you must choose the correct Cubelets to combine. You will learn coding while you build! This set features the new Bluetooth® Hat that allows you to connect your robots to the Cubelets app to add new abilities, control your robot, and more! Included: 1 Battery Cubelet, 1 Brightness Cubelet, 1 Distance Cubelet, 1 Drive Cubelet, 1 Flashlight Cubelet, 1 Bluetooth® Hat, 2 Brick Adapters, Micro-USB Cable, and a Guide.
7 years & up. Meet Artie 3000! The drawing robot that helps kids learn to code. Drag and drop the code and watch Artie draw your designs. Choose from pre-loaded games like Tic-Tac-Toe or test out new codes to design your own game. The possibilities are endless to the masterpieces you can create from letters and numbers, shapes, and unique designs - line by line. Artie 3000 features 360-degree movement and controllable via remote control app from a desktop, laptop, or tablet. Follow Artie's QuickStart guide and the step-by-step instruction cards to easily setup the robot. The robot has a drag and drop coding interface with built-in apps (JavaScript, Python, Snap!, Remote Control). Artie 3000 includes a safe and secure built-in Wi-Fi server that does not require an internet connection. Supports STEM and STEAM-based learning experiences. Requires 4 AA batteries (not included). Included: Artie 3000 Coding Robot and 4 Washable Colored Markers.
Artie 3000 The Coding Robot
Item: 142371
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$82.95
7 years & up. Meet Artie 3000! The drawing robot that helps kids learn to code. Drag and drop the code and watch Artie draw your designs. Choose from pre-loaded games like Tic-Tac-Toe or test out new codes to design your own game. The possibilities are endless to the masterpieces you can create from letters and numbers, shapes, and unique designs - line by line. Artie 3000 features 360-degree movement and controllable via remote control app from a desktop, laptop, or tablet. Follow Artie's QuickStart guide and the step-by-step instruction cards to easily setup the robot. The robot has a drag and drop coding interface with built-in apps (JavaScript, Python, Snap!, Remote Control). Artie 3000 includes a safe and secure built-in Wi-Fi server that does not require an internet connection. Supports STEM and STEAM-based learning experiences. Requires 4 AA batteries (not included). Included: Artie 3000 Coding Robot and 4 Washable Colored Markers.
3 years & up. Use this Bee-Bot® Starter Pack as an exciting way to introduce sequencing to children. This set has a range of materials guaranteed to keep you busy for hours, planning routes and courses and creating your own mat designs. Includes: 1 rechargeable Bee-Bot®, 4 activity mats (Treasure Island mat, 2 transparent grid mats, and Busy Street mat), 49 sequence cards, and a USB cord to reacharge the Bee-Bot® on any computer. One-year warranty.
Bee-Bot® Starter Pack
Item: 62968
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$209.95
3 years & up. Use this Bee-Bot® Starter Pack as an exciting way to introduce sequencing to children. This set has a range of materials guaranteed to keep you busy for hours, planning routes and courses and creating your own mat designs. Includes: 1 rechargeable Bee-Bot®, 4 activity mats (Treasure Island mat, 2 transparent grid mats, and Busy Street mat), 49 sequence cards, and a USB cord to reacharge the Bee-Bot® on any computer. One-year warranty.
3 years & up. The Blue-Bot is a programmable floor robot that is ideal for teaching control, directional language, and programming to children. It has a sturdy, small design with clear and bright buttons and a memory of up to 40 steps. Sounds and flashing eyes confirm your instructions. When Blue-Bot comes across another Blue-Bot or Bee-Bot® it will stop and say hello with a fun little sound. Provides an exciting way to introduce sequencing and can be used for individual or collaborative play. Blue-Bot is also Bluetooth® enabled and connects with tablets, PCs and Macs, allowing the user to take programming to the next level! Download the free IOS/Android app to connect. One year warranty. Rechargeable.
Blue-Bot Programmable Floor Robot with Bluetooth®
Item: 55563
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$119.95
3 years & up. The Blue-Bot is a programmable floor robot that is ideal for teaching control, directional language, and programming to children. It has a sturdy, small design with clear and bright buttons and a memory of up to 40 steps. Sounds and flashing eyes confirm your instructions. When Blue-Bot comes across another Blue-Bot or Bee-Bot® it will stop and say hello with a fun little sound. Provides an exciting way to introduce sequencing and can be used for individual or collaborative play. Blue-Bot is also Bluetooth® enabled and connects with tablets, PCs and Macs, allowing the user to take programming to the next level! Download the free IOS/Android app to connect. One year warranty. Rechargeable.
3 years & up. It's a programming robot in a language you can touch! Cubetto adds another dimension to the STEM toys in your classroom. It features a friendly wooden robot that can be guided around the world with coding blocks and a tangible interface board. Just lay the world map out on the floor, place your robot at a starting point, and program his movements across the map by placing the coding blocks in the correct sequence on the interface board. Requires 6 AA batteries (not included). Communicates through Bluetooth®. Robot, blocks, and board are made from Linden Plywood.
Primo™ Cubetto Children's Programmable Robot 20 Piece Playset
Item: 146084
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$239.95
3 years & up. It's a programming robot in a language you can touch! Cubetto adds another dimension to the STEM toys in your classroom. It features a friendly wooden robot that can be guided around the world with coding blocks and a tangible interface board. Just lay the world map out on the floor, place your robot at a starting point, and program his movements across the map by placing the coding blocks in the correct sequence on the interface board. Requires 6 AA batteries (not included). Communicates through Bluetooth®. Robot, blocks, and board are made from Linden Plywood.
5 years & up. Learn the language of tomorrow with Sphero the playful, programmable robot! The Sphero SPRK+ Robot inspires curiosity, creativity, and inventions through connected play and coding! Learn programming, complete hands-on activities, and share your creations with the community using the Sphero Edu app. Robot and app introduce STEM concepts by combining robotics and coding. Program your bot to navigate a maze, program a painting, mimic the solar system, and more. The possibilities are endless! Features Bluetooth® SMART and strong scratch resistant UV coating. The Sphero Edu app is available for download in the App Store, Google Play. Chrome Store, and Kindle Store. Included: Sphero SPRK+ Robot, Inductive charging base with USB charging cable, Maze tape, 3260 Degree protractor and sticker sheet, and the Quick Start Guide.
Sphero SPRK+ Robot
Item: 146594
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$169.95
5 years & up. Learn the language of tomorrow with Sphero the playful, programmable robot! The Sphero SPRK+ Robot inspires curiosity, creativity, and inventions through connected play and coding! Learn programming, complete hands-on activities, and share your creations with the community using the Sphero Edu app. Robot and app introduce STEM concepts by combining robotics and coding. Program your bot to navigate a maze, program a painting, mimic the solar system, and more. The possibilities are endless! Features Bluetooth® SMART and strong scratch resistant UV coating. The Sphero Edu app is available for download in the App Store, Google Play. Chrome Store, and Kindle Store. Included: Sphero SPRK+ Robot, Inductive charging base with USB charging cable, Maze tape, 3260 Degree protractor and sticker sheet, and the Quick Start Guide.
4 years & up. Join these playful pups in early coding fun! This 15-piece Coding Critters set features interactive pets Ranger and his friend Zip along with a playset including a house, slide, tennis ball launcher, and more. Play fetch, hide and seek, and other fun games with the pet playset or create your own coding stories and challenges. When you are not coding, you can pet, feed, and take care of Ranger just like a real pet in Play Mode. Read along and explore the coding adventures in the full-color storybook filled with multiple coding challenges. Coding Critters are interactive pets that introduce preschoolers to critical thinking, problem solving, and other skills through STEM-based play. Included: Ranger and Zip Coding Critters, Playset with accessories, and a 20-page Storybook. Requires 3 AAA batteries, not included.
Coding Critters - Ranger & Zip
Item: 142446
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$44.95
4 years & up. Join these playful pups in early coding fun! This 15-piece Coding Critters set features interactive pets Ranger and his friend Zip along with a playset including a house, slide, tennis ball launcher, and more. Play fetch, hide and seek, and other fun games with the pet playset or create your own coding stories and challenges. When you are not coding, you can pet, feed, and take care of Ranger just like a real pet in Play Mode. Read along and explore the coding adventures in the full-color storybook filled with multiple coding challenges. Coding Critters are interactive pets that introduce preschoolers to critical thinking, problem solving, and other skills through STEM-based play. Included: Ranger and Zip Coding Critters, Playset with accessories, and a 20-page Storybook. Requires 3 AAA batteries, not included.
4 years & up. Join these playful kittens in early coding fun! This 15-piece Coding Critters set features interactive pets Scamper and Sneaker along with a playset including a house, slide, yarn ball, cat toy, and more. Play fetch, hide and seek, and other fun games with the pet playset or create your own coding stories and challenges. When you are not coding, you can pet, feed, and take care of Scamper just like a real pet in Play Mode. Read along and explore the coding adventures in the full-color storybook filled with multiple coding challenges. Coding Critters are interactive pets that introduce preschoolers to critical thinking, problem solving, and other skills through STEM-based play. Included: Scamper and Sneaker Coding Critters, Playset with accessories, and a 20-page Storybook.
Coding Critters - Scamper & Sneaker
Item: 142447
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$44.95
4 years & up. Join these playful kittens in early coding fun! This 15-piece Coding Critters set features interactive pets Scamper and Sneaker along with a playset including a house, slide, yarn ball, cat toy, and more. Play fetch, hide and seek, and other fun games with the pet playset or create your own coding stories and challenges. When you are not coding, you can pet, feed, and take care of Scamper just like a real pet in Play Mode. Read along and explore the coding adventures in the full-color storybook filled with multiple coding challenges. Coding Critters are interactive pets that introduce preschoolers to critical thinking, problem solving, and other skills through STEM-based play. Included: Scamper and Sneaker Coding Critters, Playset with accessories, and a 20-page Storybook.
4 years & up. Join these playful dinos in early coding fun! This 15-piece Coding Critters set features interactive pets Rumble and Bumble along with a playset including a cave, slide, volcano launcher, and more. Play fetch, hide and seek, and other fun games with the pet playset or create your own coding stories and challenges. When you are not coding, you can pet, feed, and take care of Rumble just like a real pet in Play Mode. Read along and explore the coding adventures in the full-color storybook filled with multiple coding challenges. Coding Critters are interactive pets that introduce preschoolers to critical thinking, problem solving, and other skills through STEM-based play. Included: Rumble and Bumble Coding Critters, Playset with accessories, and a 20-page Storybook. Requires 3 AAA batteries, not included.
Coding Critters - Rumble & Bumble
Item: 142448
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$44.95
4 years & up. Join these playful dinos in early coding fun! This 15-piece Coding Critters set features interactive pets Rumble and Bumble along with a playset including a cave, slide, volcano launcher, and more. Play fetch, hide and seek, and other fun games with the pet playset or create your own coding stories and challenges. When you are not coding, you can pet, feed, and take care of Rumble just like a real pet in Play Mode. Read along and explore the coding adventures in the full-color storybook filled with multiple coding challenges. Coding Critters are interactive pets that introduce preschoolers to critical thinking, problem solving, and other skills through STEM-based play. Included: Rumble and Bumble Coding Critters, Playset with accessories, and a 20-page Storybook. Requires 3 AAA batteries, not included.
8 years & up. Explore alternative energy and discover the future of power! With the ECO Ten Transforming Science Kit, harness the sun or wind to build and operate 10 different working models. Learn about renewable energy by using solar power, wind power or a generator to construct models. No batteries required! Young engineers can engage in the ultimate transforming technology through STEM-based play. Buildable models include a Triceratops, Stegosaurus, Apatosaurus, Helicopter, Space Explorer, Robotic Ride, Space Fan, GoGo Vehicle, Energy Racer, and Wind Powered LED.
ECO Ten Transforming Science Kit
Item: 147568
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$50.95
8 years & up. Explore alternative energy and discover the future of power! With the ECO Ten Transforming Science Kit, harness the sun or wind to build and operate 10 different working models. Learn about renewable energy by using solar power, wind power or a generator to construct models. No batteries required! Young engineers can engage in the ultimate transforming technology through STEM-based play. Buildable models include a Triceratops, Stegosaurus, Apatosaurus, Helicopter, Space Explorer, Robotic Ride, Space Fan, GoGo Vehicle, Energy Racer, and Wind Powered LED.
4 years & up. Ignite your curiosity and explore the world of robotics and coding with unique robot building blocks. Easily snap Cubelets together to create an endless variety of robot constructions with no messy wires necessary. Each Cubelet contains its own unique software inside that is designed to give it a specific function so how you assemble them matters. If you want to build a robot that exudes a specific behavior you must choose the correct Cubelets to combine. You will learn coding while you build! This set features the new Bluetooth® Hat that allows you to connect your robots to the free Cubelets app to add new abilities, control your robot, make your robot communicate, and more! Includes 10 Cubelets, Bluetooth® Hat, Brick adapters for creative brick add-ons and customization, Micro-USB cable, and a Guide. 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
Cubelets Curiosity Set - 10 Piece Set with Bluetooth®
Item: 147562
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$250.95
4 years & up. Ignite your curiosity and explore the world of robotics and coding with unique robot building blocks. Easily snap Cubelets together to create an endless variety of robot constructions with no messy wires necessary. Each Cubelet contains its own unique software inside that is designed to give it a specific function so how you assemble them matters. If you want to build a robot that exudes a specific behavior you must choose the correct Cubelets to combine. You will learn coding while you build! This set features the new Bluetooth® Hat that allows you to connect your robots to the free Cubelets app to add new abilities, control your robot, make your robot communicate, and more! Includes 10 Cubelets, Bluetooth® Hat, Brick adapters for creative brick add-ons and customization, Micro-USB cable, and a Guide. 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
4 years & up. The Cubelets Brilliant Builder Pack provides children an opportunity to explore and experience robotics through STEM-based play. Build your Cubelet robot and pair it with the compatible companion app to use as a remote control or change Cubelets' behaviors with the Personality Swap. Educators can implement this robotics set to teach computational thinking and tactile coding while engaging their students in hands-on STEM learning. This builder pack is designed to support a single student group. Cubelets are packaged in a convenient container for durable storage and transport. Free app is available for iOS, Android, and FireOS devices. Included: 19 SENSE, THINK, and ACT Cubelets, Bluetooth® Hat, Brick Adapters, Micro-USB Charging Cable, and Cubelets Container.
Cubelets Brilliant Builder Pack
Item: 30015
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$519.95
4 years & up. The Cubelets Brilliant Builder Pack provides children an opportunity to explore and experience robotics through STEM-based play. Build your Cubelet robot and pair it with the compatible companion app to use as a remote control or change Cubelets' behaviors with the Personality Swap. Educators can implement this robotics set to teach computational thinking and tactile coding while engaging their students in hands-on STEM learning. This builder pack is designed to support a single student group. Cubelets are packaged in a convenient container for durable storage and transport. Free app is available for iOS, Android, and FireOS devices. Included: 19 SENSE, THINK, and ACT Cubelets, Bluetooth® Hat, Brick Adapters, Micro-USB Charging Cable, and Cubelets Container.
3 years & up. Bee-Bot® is an exciting new robot designed for use by young children. This colorful, easy-to-operate, and friendly little robot is a perfect tool to teach sequencing, estimation, problem solving and just having fun. Tell Bee-Bot® to move forward, back and turn left or right by pressing the arrow keys. Then press GO and send him on his way. Bee-Bot® stops, beeps and blinks after each step so you can follow along as Bee-Bot® executes your program. Bee-Bot® remembers up to 40 commands and encourages increasingly sophisticated plans and programs. Sturdy construction and colorful design entice children to put Bee-Bot® through it's paces. Directional keys are used to enter commands. Bee-Bot® moves in 6" steps and 90 degree turns. Bee-Bot® is powered by a built-in rechargeable battery. A USB charger cable comes with each Bee-Bot®. One-year warranty.
Bee-Bot® Programmable and Rechargeable Robot
Item: 62966
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$80.95
3 years & up. Bee-Bot® is an exciting new robot designed for use by young children. This colorful, easy-to-operate, and friendly little robot is a perfect tool to teach sequencing, estimation, problem solving and just having fun. Tell Bee-Bot® to move forward, back and turn left or right by pressing the arrow keys. Then press GO and send him on his way. Bee-Bot® stops, beeps and blinks after each step so you can follow along as Bee-Bot® executes your program. Bee-Bot® remembers up to 40 commands and encourages increasingly sophisticated plans and programs. Sturdy construction and colorful design entice children to put Bee-Bot® through it's paces. Directional keys are used to enter commands. Bee-Bot® moves in 6" steps and 90 degree turns. Bee-Bot® is powered by a built-in rechargeable battery. A USB charger cable comes with each Bee-Bot®. One-year warranty.
5 years & up. Introduce Coding in an easy, friendly way with Botley® the Coding Robot by Learning Resources. Botley® is one of the only coding robots that grows with your child. From basic navigational functions to advanced features that will get him through obstacle courses, direct him down pathways made from black lines, and allow him to detect objects and interact with them or avoid them -- this little robot does it all. There are even some additional hidden features just waiting to be unlocked! Botley® features advanced obstacle detection, looping commands, and If/Then programming logic. You can program Botley® to take up to 80 steps. Turn on the black-line-following mode and draw a path for Botley® to travel. Teaches STEM skills like the basics of coding through active play. Requires 5 AAA batteries (not included). Included: Botley®, 45 Piece activity set: Remote programmer, Detachable robot arms, and 42 Coding Cards.
Botley™ The Coding Robot - Single
Item: 146683
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$59.95
$47.99
5 years & up. Introduce Coding in an easy, friendly way with Botley® the Coding Robot by Learning Resources. Botley® is one of the only coding robots that grows with your child. From basic navigational functions to advanced features that will get him through obstacle courses, direct him down pathways made from black lines, and allow him to detect objects and interact with them or avoid them -- this little robot does it all. There are even some additional hidden features just waiting to be unlocked! Botley® features advanced obstacle detection, looping commands, and If/Then programming logic. You can program Botley® to take up to 80 steps. Turn on the black-line-following mode and draw a path for Botley® to travel. Teaches STEM skills like the basics of coding through active play. Requires 5 AAA batteries (not included). Included: Botley®, 45 Piece activity set: Remote programmer, Detachable robot arms, and 42 Coding Cards.
3 years & up. Join Ty and Karlie on their robotic adventure to save the candy factory! This Robot Engineer Kit by Thames & Kosmos is an incredibly fun and engaging way to introduce kids to the basics of robotic engineering. As they read the beautifully illustrated storybook and follow Ty and Karlie's robot building journey they will find step-by-step instructions on how to create each robot they make in the story. When Ty and Karlie make a hilarious taffy-pulling robot to help save the factory your child will have all that they need to make one of their own, along with nine other robots that rotate and move. Start laying the groundwork for STEM related skills and comprehension in a hilariously creative way. Pieces made from durable, non-toxic plastics. Size: 14.7" x 6.3" x 9.4"
Kids First Robot Engineer Kit - 53 Pieces
Item: 145669
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$52.95
3 years & up. Join Ty and Karlie on their robotic adventure to save the candy factory! This Robot Engineer Kit by Thames & Kosmos is an incredibly fun and engaging way to introduce kids to the basics of robotic engineering. As they read the beautifully illustrated storybook and follow Ty and Karlie's robot building journey they will find step-by-step instructions on how to create each robot they make in the story. When Ty and Karlie make a hilarious taffy-pulling robot to help save the factory your child will have all that they need to make one of their own, along with nine other robots that rotate and move. Start laying the groundwork for STEM related skills and comprehension in a hilariously creative way. Pieces made from durable, non-toxic plastics. Size: 14.7" x 6.3" x 9.4"
3 years & up. This "waddle" of penguins will delight and inspire children into pre-coding fun! The Pre-coding Penguin Stones promote directional and positional language, matching practice, problem solving, pattern making, logical thinking, and sequencing skills.  These durable stones are specifically designed to embed pre-coding skills through an appealing, tactile resource. Set features four of each directional arrow and two without arrows. The Pre-coding Penguin Activity Cards feature a variety of activities that focus on matching, sequencing, pattern making, and logical thinking. The photographic images provide an appealing and realistic backdrop to the activities. Cards are made from sturdy and washable plastic. Stones measure 2". Cards measure 8" x 11". Included: 18 Penguin Stones & 16 Pre-coding Penguin Activity Cards.
Pre-Coding Penguin Stones & Activity Cards
Item: 147544
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$56.95
3 years & up. This "waddle" of penguins will delight and inspire children into pre-coding fun! The Pre-coding Penguin Stones promote directional and positional language, matching practice, problem solving, pattern making, logical thinking, and sequencing skills. These durable stones are specifically designed to embed pre-coding skills through an appealing, tactile resource. Set features four of each directional arrow and two without arrows. The Pre-coding Penguin Activity Cards feature a variety of activities that focus on matching, sequencing, pattern making, and logical thinking. The photographic images provide an appealing and realistic backdrop to the activities. Cards are made from sturdy and washable plastic. Stones measure 2". Cards measure 8" x 11". Included: 18 Penguin Stones & 16 Pre-coding Penguin Activity Cards.
5 years & up. Introduce and grow early coding skills with Botley® the Coding Robot by Learning Resources. Botley® is one of the only coding robots that grows with your child. From basic navigational functions to advanced features that will get him through obstacle courses, direct him down pathways made from black lines, and allow him to detect objects, this little robot does it all. After mastering the basics, kids can test out their coding skills with the Botley's Action Challenge Accessory Set's chain-reaction challenges. Build and solve puzzles with the set's falling dominos, swinging hammer, rotating gate, and more! Aligned to CSTA & ISTE Technology Standards, Botley® is the first classroom-appropriate early coding robot to be STEM approved by STEM.org. Requires 5 AAA batteries (not included).
Botley® The Coding Robot & Action Challenge Accessory Pack
Item: 142337
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$119.95
$99.99
5 years & up. Introduce and grow early coding skills with Botley® the Coding Robot by Learning Resources. Botley® is one of the only coding robots that grows with your child. From basic navigational functions to advanced features that will get him through obstacle courses, direct him down pathways made from black lines, and allow him to detect objects, this little robot does it all. After mastering the basics, kids can test out their coding skills with the Botley's Action Challenge Accessory Set's chain-reaction challenges. Build and solve puzzles with the set's falling dominos, swinging hammer, rotating gate, and more! Aligned to CSTA & ISTE Technology Standards, Botley® is the first classroom-appropriate early coding robot to be STEM approved by STEM.org. Requires 5 AAA batteries (not included).
2 - 5 years. Coding Express is a creative, intuitive and versatile solution that introduces preschoolers to early coding concepts that naturally sparks their curiosity, creativity and desire to explore and learn together. Based on the ever popular train theme, the highly versatile LEGO® DUPLO® solution allows children to make connections and intuitively explore early coding concepts, such as sequencing, looping and conditional coding, while developing problem-solving skills, critical thinking, collaboration, and social and emotional skills.
LEGO® DUPLO® Coding Express (45025)
Item: 92754
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$209.95
2 - 5 years. Coding Express is a creative, intuitive and versatile solution that introduces preschoolers to early coding concepts that naturally sparks their curiosity, creativity and desire to explore and learn together. Based on the ever popular train theme, the highly versatile LEGO® DUPLO® solution allows children to make connections and intuitively explore early coding concepts, such as sequencing, looping and conditional coding, while developing problem-solving skills, critical thinking, collaboration, and social and emotional skills.
5 years & up. This set introduces children to early coding and programming ideas without electronics by stepping, hopping, and turning. Includes a full-color guide. Mats measure 9 1/2"L x 9 1/2"H.
Let's Go Code Activity Set
Item: 63744
In Stock
$36.95
5 years & up. This set introduces children to early coding and programming ideas without electronics by stepping, hopping, and turning. Includes a full-color guide. Mats measure 9 1/2"L x 9 1/2"H.
5 years & up. The hunt is on! Customize your maze, then program the mouse to find the cheese. The inventive possibilities are endless. It's the perfect introduction to the concepts of coding, early engineering, step programming, and critical thinking. This deluxe science set includes 16 pieces to create a 20" x 20" maze board, 25 wall tiles to create paths that are straightforward, winding, and everything between, and sequence cards to plot your way to the cheese while tracking every step! Mouse measures approximately 4"H x 3W". Additional mouse available separately (item #53885).
Code & Go Robot Mouse STEM Activity Set
Item: 53884
In Stock
$59.99
5 years & up. The hunt is on! Customize your maze, then program the mouse to find the cheese. The inventive possibilities are endless. It's the perfect introduction to the concepts of coding, early engineering, step programming, and critical thinking. This deluxe science set includes 16 pieces to create a 20" x 20" maze board, 25 wall tiles to create paths that are straightforward, winding, and everything between, and sequence cards to plot your way to the cheese while tracking every step! Mouse measures approximately 4"H x 3W". Additional mouse available separately (item #53885).
7 years & up. Let's get rolling! Build your own adorable robotic pet hedgehog to play with and perform amusing tricks. The robot features a built-in sound sensor and programmed to react to different sounds. After building your hedgehog, you can play with it by making different sounds and watch it tumble, roll, spin around, bristle its spines, and scurry around. Instruct your hedgehog to perform different actions with various clapping patterns on command. Learn about the inner mechanical workings that enable the robot's movements such as gears, motors, sound sensors, LEDs, and the other components through STEM-based play. Read the 40-page, full-color manual for step-by-step instructions on assembling the robot along with a fun comic about Nuna the Tumbling Hedgehog. Requires 4 AAA batteries (not included). Included: 172 Building Pieces and an Instruction Manual.
My Robotic Pet - Tumbling Hedgehog
Item: 142432
In Stock
$40.95
7 years & up. Let's get rolling! Build your own adorable robotic pet hedgehog to play with and perform amusing tricks. The robot features a built-in sound sensor and programmed to react to different sounds. After building your hedgehog, you can play with it by making different sounds and watch it tumble, roll, spin around, bristle its spines, and scurry around. Instruct your hedgehog to perform different actions with various clapping patterns on command. Learn about the inner mechanical workings that enable the robot's movements such as gears, motors, sound sensors, LEDs, and the other components through STEM-based play. Read the 40-page, full-color manual for step-by-step instructions on assembling the robot along with a fun comic about Nuna the Tumbling Hedgehog. Requires 4 AAA batteries (not included). Included: 172 Building Pieces and an Instruction Manual.
10 years & up. All you need to create and command your own robot! Get ready to create your own awesome robot with new advanced technology which was previously unreachable. Program robots to walk, talk, think, and whatever you imagine with the easy-to-use EV3 programming. The set includes: over 550 LEGO® Technic™ elements, a programmable brick, 3 interactive servo motors, 3 different sensors, a remote control and all the Lego elements you need for endless building possibilities. 3D instructions are included for the building of all five robot models. Download bonus building instructions developed by real fans and endorsed by LEGO® at LEGO®.com/MINDSTORMS. Ask your parents' or guardians' permission before going online.
LEGO® Mindstorms EV3 - 31313
Item: 141712
In Stock
$349.95
10 years & up. All you need to create and command your own robot! Get ready to create your own awesome robot with new advanced technology which was previously unreachable. Program robots to walk, talk, think, and whatever you imagine with the easy-to-use EV3 programming. The set includes: over 550 LEGO® Technic™ elements, a programmable brick, 3 interactive servo motors, 3 different sensors, a remote control and all the Lego elements you need for endless building possibilities. 3D instructions are included for the building of all five robot models. Download bonus building instructions developed by real fans and endorsed by LEGO® at LEGO®.com/MINDSTORMS. Ask your parents' or guardians' permission before going online.

Measurement and Geometry

Child learning about Archaeology

Learning about shapes, sequencing, and spatial relations develops the groundwork children need to build higher level math skills. In addition to helping children understand the world around them, these foundational skills will also create a strong base for children to acquire knowledge and understand concepts in all areas of STEM.

3 years & up. These exciting Activity Cards are an ideal way to encourage children to match, count, compare, order, and measure the bones they discover in the Dinosaur Bones set (sold separately). The 8" x 11" Activity Cards are made from durable PVC and are great for outdoor use. Bury the 16-piece Dinosaur Bone set in the sand, soil, or water, and they will appeal to children's instincts to explore, investigate, sort, compare, and measure. Buy separately or as a set.
Dinosaur Bones Match & Measuring Cards - Set of 16
Item: 62951
In Stock
$21.95
3 years & up. These exciting Activity Cards are an ideal way to encourage children to match, count, compare, order, and measure the bones they discover in the Dinosaur Bones set (sold separately). The 8" x 11" Activity Cards are made from durable PVC and are great for outdoor use. Bury the 16-piece Dinosaur Bone set in the sand, soil, or water, and they will appeal to children's instincts to explore, investigate, sort, compare, and measure. Buy separately or as a set.
3 years & up. These dinosaur bones are guaranteed to cause a lot of excitement. Durable and weatherproof, you can bury them in the sand, soil or water.  Dinosaurs are a source of fascination for many children.  They will find much to entertain and educate them with our Dinosaur bones. Appeal to children's instincts to explore, investigate, sort, compare and measure. Set includes 16 bones in eight different lengths. Bones vary in length from 2.5" to 8"
Dinosaur Bones Match & Measure Set
Item: 62952
In Stock
$33.95
3 years & up. These dinosaur bones are guaranteed to cause a lot of excitement. Durable and weatherproof, you can bury them in the sand, soil or water. Dinosaurs are a source of fascination for many children. They will find much to entertain and educate them with our Dinosaur bones. Appeal to children's instincts to explore, investigate, sort, compare and measure. Set includes 16 bones in eight different lengths. Bones vary in length from 2.5" to 8"
3 years & up. Dinosaur bones in eight different lengths are durable and weatherproof, so you can bury them in sand, soil, and water. Use with activity cards to encourage children to match, count, compare, order, and measure the bones they discover.
Dinosaur Bones with Match & Measuring Cards Set
Item: 63745
In Stock
$54.95
3 years & up. Dinosaur bones in eight different lengths are durable and weatherproof, so you can bury them in sand, soil, and water. Use with activity cards to encourage children to match, count, compare, order, and measure the bones they discover.
Grades 2 - 8. The Platform Scale is the perfect tool for students to learn how to read a scale. It has an easy-to-read display which shows results in both customary and metric systems with a 5 kg/11 lb. capacity. Students can estimate, measure and calculate weights of liquids and solids, as well as, weigh and compare more than and less than concepts. Scale includes removable pan. Cubes shown are not included.
Platform Scale
Item: 83533
In Stock
$15.95
Grades 2 - 8. The Platform Scale is the perfect tool for students to learn how to read a scale. It has an easy-to-read display which shows results in both customary and metric systems with a 5 kg/11 lb. capacity. Students can estimate, measure and calculate weights of liquids and solids, as well as, weigh and compare more than and less than concepts. Scale includes removable pan. Cubes shown are not included.
This 17-piece Wooden Block Balance set provides a hands-on STEM experience featuring cubes, rectangles and notched squares to creatively stack on the curved balance board. Explore and experiment by arranging the blocks on each side of the board to evenly distribute weight to achieve a balanced result. Children will develop STEM-based skills such as spatial sense, estimation, reasoning, probability, and the concepts of none, more, less, most, smaller, smallest, bigger, biggest. Included: Balance Board, 8 Cube Blocks, 4 Rectangle Blocks, and 4 Notched Square Blocks.
Wooden Block Balance
Item: 63232
In Stock
$29.95
This 17-piece Wooden Block Balance set provides a hands-on STEM experience featuring cubes, rectangles and notched squares to creatively stack on the curved balance board. Explore and experiment by arranging the blocks on each side of the board to evenly distribute weight to achieve a balanced result. Children will develop STEM-based skills such as spatial sense, estimation, reasoning, probability, and the concepts of none, more, less, most, smaller, smallest, bigger, biggest. Included: Balance Board, 8 Cube Blocks, 4 Rectangle Blocks, and 4 Notched Square Blocks.
This deluxe set is the perfect size for any classroom learning measurement equivalents. Made of durable plastic, each piece is clearly marked to provide years of use. Ideal staple item to have available in any science class. Set consists of 17 pieces including liquid measuring cups, spoons, jars and a teachers guide.
Classroom Measurement Kit
Item: 46395
In Stock
$36.95
This deluxe set is the perfect size for any classroom learning measurement equivalents. Made of durable plastic, each piece is clearly marked to provide years of use. Ideal staple item to have available in any science class. Set consists of 17 pieces including liquid measuring cups, spoons, jars and a teachers guide.
12 months & up. With two buckets to fill with colorful blocks, this scale introduces toddlers to weight, gravity, balance, and critical thinking. Each of the six colorful shapes are equal weights. When the weight balances, the eyes open. The eyes close when the scale is off balance. Kids will delight in watching the eyes open and close as they move the shapes in and out of the buckets. For added enjoyment, there is a mirror on the reverse side.
Toddlers My First Scale Balance and Intro to Weights
Item: 32266
In Stock
$33.95
12 months & up. With two buckets to fill with colorful blocks, this scale introduces toddlers to weight, gravity, balance, and critical thinking. Each of the six colorful shapes are equal weights. When the weight balances, the eyes open. The eyes close when the scale is off balance. Kids will delight in watching the eyes open and close as they move the shapes in and out of the buckets. For added enjoyment, there is a mirror on the reverse side.
3 years & up. The Big Tape is just like a carpenter's, except that it is child-friendly. Measure everything in centimeters or inches using this retractable tape measure. Big and chuncky and easy for little hands to use and understand size relationships. Tape measures 36"/ 100 cm long.
The Big Tape
Item: 15834
In Stock
$10.95
3 years & up. The Big Tape is just like a carpenter's, except that it is child-friendly. Measure everything in centimeters or inches using this retractable tape measure. Big and chuncky and easy for little hands to use and understand size relationships. Tape measures 36"/ 100 cm long.
3 years & up. Sturdy, accurate balance features removable, transparent 1/2-liter buckets for comparing liquids or solids. One gram sensitivity.
Primer Balance With Clear Buckets
Item: 47875
In Stock
$21.95
3 years & up. Sturdy, accurate balance features removable, transparent 1/2-liter buckets for comparing liquids or solids. One gram sensitivity.
3 years & up. Teach weight, measurement and grams with this strong, durable, plastic balance! The scale features detachable buckets with sliding compensators for zero adjustments. This scale is sized perfectly for classroom use or at home. Includes five each of 5 gram and 10 gram Hexagram® weights. 24 1/2"L x 8 1/2"W x 14"H.
Pan Balance
Item: 47896
In Stock
$31.95
3 years & up. Teach weight, measurement and grams with this strong, durable, plastic balance! The scale features detachable buckets with sliding compensators for zero adjustments. This scale is sized perfectly for classroom use or at home. Includes five each of 5 gram and 10 gram Hexagram® weights. 24 1/2"L x 8 1/2"W x 14"H.
4 years & up. 2 to 4 players can learn visual estimation, size perception, measuring skills, matching skills and use the custom ruler to find out if their character is the tallest. With 30 different pieces to choose from you can create a different character every time you play.
How Tall Am I? Game
Item: 24029
In Stock
$19.95
4 years & up. 2 to 4 players can learn visual estimation, size perception, measuring skills, matching skills and use the custom ruler to find out if their character is the tallest. With 30 different pieces to choose from you can create a different character every time you play.
18 months & up. Support fine motor skills in children by adding Vehicle Match-Ups to your selection of toddler toys! This set offers 6 vehicles that children can sort, match, and drive around as a hands-on way to introduce and reinforce shapes, colors, and transportation. The vehicles are comprised of two sections that children can connect together. Each of the vehicles has its own shape for self-correction: square, rectangle, star, circle, triangle, and heart. Set includes boat, bus, ambulance, airplane, car, and firetruck. Activity cards are also included.
Toddler Vehicle Match-Ups - Set of 6
Item: 63714
In Stock
$30.95
18 months & up. Support fine motor skills in children by adding Vehicle Match-Ups to your selection of toddler toys! This set offers 6 vehicles that children can sort, match, and drive around as a hands-on way to introduce and reinforce shapes, colors, and transportation. The vehicles are comprised of two sections that children can connect together. Each of the vehicles has its own shape for self-correction: square, rectangle, star, circle, triangle, and heart. Set includes boat, bus, ambulance, airplane, car, and firetruck. Activity cards are also included.
Grades 1 & up. Students can explore shape, size, pattern, volume and measurement with these invaluable hands-on tools. Smooth wooden cones include sphere, cube, cylinders, pyramid, prisms, hemisphere and rectangular solids, ranging in size from 2" to 3".
Wooden Geometric Solids
Item: 11041
In Stock
$18.95
Grades 1 & up. Students can explore shape, size, pattern, volume and measurement with these invaluable hands-on tools. Smooth wooden cones include sphere, cube, cylinders, pyramid, prisms, hemisphere and rectangular solids, ranging in size from 2" to 3".
3 years & up. It's time to shape up with these toss-and-learn bean bags. Each bean bag is a different color and shape - circle, square, triangle, rectangle, oval, pentagon, hexagon, and star - with its name beautifully embroidered. Bean bags are approximately 4" to 5" in size, just perfect for small hands, and come in a handy cloth drawstring bag. Includes a "Tip Sheet" packed with fun activities that make learning shapes an exciting visual and kinesthetic experience.
Shapes Bean Bags
Item: 82776
In Stock
$24.95
3 years & up. It's time to shape up with these toss-and-learn bean bags. Each bean bag is a different color and shape - circle, square, triangle, rectangle, oval, pentagon, hexagon, and star - with its name beautifully embroidered. Bean bags are approximately 4" to 5" in size, just perfect for small hands, and come in a handy cloth drawstring bag. Includes a "Tip Sheet" packed with fun activities that make learning shapes an exciting visual and kinesthetic experience.
12 months & up. Fun exploration through sight, touch, and sound with a new twist on the classic shape sorter. This adorable elephant lets children press on his ears to release the shapes to sort. His tummy spins, and shapes drop out of his trunk to sort again and again. Includes five shapes to stack and sort.
Jumbo Shape Sorter
Item: 31878
In Stock
$21.95
12 months & up. Fun exploration through sight, touch, and sound with a new twist on the classic shape sorter. This adorable elephant lets children press on his ears to release the shapes to sort. His tummy spins, and shapes drop out of his trunk to sort again and again. Includes five shapes to stack and sort.
3 years & up. These stones are designed to offer children the opportunity to extend their understanding of shape through exploratory play and mark making. Children can touch the ridged and smooth surfaces of the shapes leading to richer, sensory learning experiences. This provides many opportunities to develop children's ability to talk about shape and to build a common vocabulary by describing what they see and feel.  Activity guide included. Set of 12 stones.
Sensory Shapes - Set of 12
Item: 31108
In Stock
$31.95
3 years & up. These stones are designed to offer children the opportunity to extend their understanding of shape through exploratory play and mark making. Children can touch the ridged and smooth surfaces of the shapes leading to richer, sensory learning experiences. This provides many opportunities to develop children's ability to talk about shape and to build a common vocabulary by describing what they see and feel. Activity guide included. Set of 12 stones.
6 months & up. These soft and squeezable shapes feature a textured surface to stimulate senses as toddlers grasp the pliable material in their hands. Build, stack, roll, or engage in open-ended play that supports cognitive and fine motor skill development along with shape and color recognition. Shapes include a heart, flower, hexagon, diamond, clover, and star.
Sensory Shapes - Set of 6
Item: 32653
In Stock
$19.95
6 months & up. These soft and squeezable shapes feature a textured surface to stimulate senses as toddlers grasp the pliable material in their hands. Build, stack, roll, or engage in open-ended play that supports cognitive and fine motor skill development along with shape and color recognition. Shapes include a heart, flower, hexagon, diamond, clover, and star.
3 years & up. Bring new life to your child's block set with these unique magnetic construction blocks. The colorful shapes and colors that make up this block set are magnetic, allowing for endless creations of the imagination. Storage of these blocks comes easily with the provided clear plastic jar. Includes 108 pieces in 6 colors: teal, red, yellow, light green, purple, and blue.
Magic Shapes - 108 Pieces
Item: 46260
In Stock
$30.95
3 years & up. Bring new life to your child's block set with these unique magnetic construction blocks. The colorful shapes and colors that make up this block set are magnetic, allowing for endless creations of the imagination. Storage of these blocks comes easily with the provided clear plastic jar. Includes 108 pieces in 6 colors: teal, red, yellow, light green, purple, and blue.
Grades 1 & up. Catch on to geometry! Combine sticks in 3 sizes, along with curves for making circles and cylinders, with two different connectors to build 2-D shapes, and even work to make 3-D shapes. Features soft pieces and simple connectors - perfect for working on 1st grade CCSS concepts. Includes 80 sticks and curves in 3 sizes, 40 connectors, and 15 double-sided activity cards.
Dive into Shapes!™
Item: 52589
In Stock
$29.99
Grades 1 & up. Catch on to geometry! Combine sticks in 3 sizes, along with curves for making circles and cylinders, with two different connectors to build 2-D shapes, and even work to make 3-D shapes. Features soft pieces and simple connectors - perfect for working on 1st grade CCSS concepts. Includes 80 sticks and curves in 3 sizes, 40 connectors, and 15 double-sided activity cards.
18 - 36 months. Made from high quality wood, this walker helps develop balance, strength, and encourages creative play. Includes 29 garden themed wooden blocks for creative construction. Walker size is 16.34" x 11.22" x 16.54".
Baby Block Walker
Item: 67634
In Stock
$80.95
18 - 36 months. Made from high quality wood, this walker helps develop balance, strength, and encourages creative play. Includes 29 garden themed wooden blocks for creative construction. Walker size is 16.34" x 11.22" x 16.54".
3 years & up. These story books make math concepts like shapes, counting, and colors fun when they are blended with rhythm, rhyme, and repetition along with colorful illustrations. A sure way to develop math skills with books that take a creative approach to teaching basic math concepts. Set of 6 paperback books.
Learning About Math Books - Set of 6
Item: 71723
Temporarily Out of Stock
$46.95
3 years & up. These story books make math concepts like shapes, counting, and colors fun when they are blended with rhythm, rhyme, and repetition along with colorful illustrations. A sure way to develop math skills with books that take a creative approach to teaching basic math concepts. Set of 6 paperback books.
3 years & up. Children will be introduced to math concepts such as length, volume, weight, distance, and temperature with the materials and activities in this toolbox. Children will engage in hands-on math activities encouraged by eight interactive cards, road ruler, tape measure, and a set of manipulatives that incorporate all the listed math skills and more.
Measurement School Readiness Math Toolbox
Item: 63191
In Stock
$42.95
3 years & up. Children will be introduced to math concepts such as length, volume, weight, distance, and temperature with the materials and activities in this toolbox. Children will engage in hands-on math activities encouraged by eight interactive cards, road ruler, tape measure, and a set of manipulatives that incorporate all the listed math skills and more.
3 years & up. This Parquetry Block Super Set features thick, wooden geometric blocks in six bright colors to create and match patterns and designs. Practice matching the pattern on the cards or create your own designs. Included: 32 Block Pieces, Work Tray, and 20 Parquetry Pattern Cards.
Parquetry Block Super Set
Item: 13876
In Stock
$29.99
3 years & up. This Parquetry Block Super Set features thick, wooden geometric blocks in six bright colors to create and match patterns and designs. Practice matching the pattern on the cards or create your own designs. Included: 32 Block Pieces, Work Tray, and 20 Parquetry Pattern Cards.

Career Exploration

Children learning about Civil Engineering

Exploring STEM based careers assuming various roles in dramatic play gives children the opportunity to familiarize themselves with personal areas of interest and inspiration. Often, children gravitate toward the sense of wonder and innovation presented in STEM-like activities and interacting with materials will lay the foundation for additional STEM based learning.

3 years & up. This complete archaeologist STEM kit offers over 40 archaeologist materials including tools, artifacts, and uniform, including a safari hat (measures 4.5"H x 10.95"W x 9.90"L). Children can step into the role of scientist when they participate in a small scale dig using the shovel and rake to find items such as bones, plate pieces, and fossils. The grid and grid numbers help children as they chart and record the items into the artifact journal. Continue the journey into STEM discovery with the challenge and literacy cards that offer activities, tips, and ideas to extend the scientific learning across all domains. Learning is further enhanced with two included song downloads and archaeologist book.
When I Grow Up STEM Series Archaeologist
Item: 63177
In Stock
$154.95
3 years & up. This complete archaeologist STEM kit offers over 40 archaeologist materials including tools, artifacts, and uniform, including a safari hat (measures 4.5"H x 10.95"W x 9.90"L). Children can step into the role of scientist when they participate in a small scale dig using the shovel and rake to find items such as bones, plate pieces, and fossils. The grid and grid numbers help children as they chart and record the items into the artifact journal. Continue the journey into STEM discovery with the challenge and literacy cards that offer activities, tips, and ideas to extend the scientific learning across all domains. Learning is further enhanced with two included song downloads and archaeologist book.
3 years & up. Children will learn to observe, study, and protect the environment with the environmental scientist STEM kit.  Multiple hands-on experiments and learning activities are included, along with all the necessary materials. Children will be inspired to test water samples, collect a variety of nature samples, study pollution, and more. A variety of air, water, and land experiences are suggested on the included challenge cards. Additional tips, facts, and interactive topics are suggested on the literacy cards. The learning continues with an environmental scientist book and two song downloads.
When I Grow Up STEM Series Environmental Scientist
Item: 63179
In Stock
$154.95
3 years & up. Children will learn to observe, study, and protect the environment with the environmental scientist STEM kit. Multiple hands-on experiments and learning activities are included, along with all the necessary materials. Children will be inspired to test water samples, collect a variety of nature samples, study pollution, and more. A variety of air, water, and land experiences are suggested on the included challenge cards. Additional tips, facts, and interactive topics are suggested on the literacy cards. The learning continues with an environmental scientist book and two song downloads.
3 years & up. The civil engineer STEM kit offers hands on learning experiences that encourage children to build, analyze, and revise multiple engineering projects and ideas. Bridge and building blueprints as well as fundamental materials are included that will encourage children to evaluate the efficiency of different building materials, create new concepts, and plan effective designs. Additional projects are suggested on the challenge cards as well as extended ideas, tips, and discussion topics on the literacy cards. Additional features are a civil engineer book and two song downloads.
When I Grow Up STEM Series Civil Engineer
Item: 63178
In Stock
$154.95
3 years & up. The civil engineer STEM kit offers hands on learning experiences that encourage children to build, analyze, and revise multiple engineering projects and ideas. Bridge and building blueprints as well as fundamental materials are included that will encourage children to evaluate the efficiency of different building materials, create new concepts, and plan effective designs. Additional projects are suggested on the challenge cards as well as extended ideas, tips, and discussion topics on the literacy cards. Additional features are a civil engineer book and two song downloads.
3 years & up.  Whether it?s in a large jetliner or a small single-engine airplane, imagine all the places you could go with an airplane and pilot's license. Start by looking the part of a pilot with a dress-up set that includes a professional looking pilot's jacket with gold-colored accents and matching pilot's cap. The jacket opens in the front with hook-and-loop closures. Machine wash cold separately, do not tumble dry; do not bleach.
Airline Pilot Costume
Item: 90232
In Stock
$39.95
3 years & up. Whether it?s in a large jetliner or a small single-engine airplane, imagine all the places you could go with an airplane and pilot's license. Start by looking the part of a pilot with a dress-up set that includes a professional looking pilot's jacket with gold-colored accents and matching pilot's cap. The jacket opens in the front with hook-and-loop closures. Machine wash cold separately, do not tumble dry; do not bleach.
3 years & up. Dress up and inspire the new generation of doctors! Start with a crisp white lab coat, along with clip-on ID badge and plush stethoscope, and you have everything you need to jump-start your imagination. The lab coat opens in the front with hook-and-loop closures.  Machine wash cold separately, do not tumble dry; do not bleach.
Doctor Costume
Item: 90229
In Stock
$39.95
3 years & up. Dress up and inspire the new generation of doctors! Start with a crisp white lab coat, along with clip-on ID badge and plush stethoscope, and you have everything you need to jump-start your imagination. The lab coat opens in the front with hook-and-loop closures. Machine wash cold separately, do not tumble dry; do not bleach.
3 years & up. Explore what it is to be a nurse today, starting with your imagination and this nurse dress-up smock. This dress up includes a nurse smock, clip-on ID badge, plush syringe, and blood pressure cuff. The smock opens in the front and has hook-and-loop closures for easy dressing. Machine wash cold separately, do not tumble dry; do not bleach.
Nurse Costume
Item: 90231
In Stock
$39.95
3 years & up. Explore what it is to be a nurse today, starting with your imagination and this nurse dress-up smock. This dress up includes a nurse smock, clip-on ID badge, plush syringe, and blood pressure cuff. The smock opens in the front and has hook-and-loop closures for easy dressing. Machine wash cold separately, do not tumble dry; do not bleach.
3 - 5 years. Imagine what you would fix if you were a mechanic! Mechanics not only fix cars-they fix lawnmowers, big machines, tractor trailers, and anything that has moving parts. Children can start their discovery of this fascinating career by slipping into this realistic looking jumpsuit, complete with hat, wrench, grease stains, and a rag sticking out of the back pocket. Add books, props, and manipulatives around the classroom for children to explore the vital service a mechanic plays in the community. Machine washable.
Mechanic Costume
Item: 90225
In Stock
$39.95
3 - 5 years. Imagine what you would fix if you were a mechanic! Mechanics not only fix cars-they fix lawnmowers, big machines, tractor trailers, and anything that has moving parts. Children can start their discovery of this fascinating career by slipping into this realistic looking jumpsuit, complete with hat, wrench, grease stains, and a rag sticking out of the back pocket. Add books, props, and manipulatives around the classroom for children to explore the vital service a mechanic plays in the community. Machine washable.
3 - 5 years. 3... 2... 1... Blast off! Do you fancy a trip to the Moon, or maybe Mars is your destination? Suit up in an astronaut jumpsuit that is fashioned after official space wear. A front zipper and hook-and-loop closures allow children to practice dressing and undressing, promoting independence. Machine washable.
Astronaut Costume
Item: 90209
In Stock
$39.95
3 - 5 years. 3... 2... 1... Blast off! Do you fancy a trip to the Moon, or maybe Mars is your destination? Suit up in an astronaut jumpsuit that is fashioned after official space wear. A front zipper and hook-and-loop closures allow children to practice dressing and undressing, promoting independence. Machine washable.

Outdoor STEM Adventures

STEM based outdoor play

STEM activities are easily translated into outdoor play. The infusion of nature sets the stage for adventures and experiences that incorporate all five senses. Having tools and materials to support child-guided innovation provides limitless opportunities to explore the natural environment and dive into STEM concepts.

3 years & up. Support outdoor learning with our Outdoor Sand Trays. Each tray comes with a lid. Trays are made from eco-friendly, sustainable eucalyptus wood. Perfect for the outdoor classroom and all outdoor play needs! Each tray measures 4"H x 17 1/3"L x 15"W.
Outdoor Sand Trays - Set of 4
Item: 63765
In Stock
$259.95
3 years & up. Support outdoor learning with our Outdoor Sand Trays. Each tray comes with a lid. Trays are made from eco-friendly, sustainable eucalyptus wood. Perfect for the outdoor classroom and all outdoor play needs! Each tray measures 4"H x 17 1/3"L x 15"W.
3 years & up. Transform outdoor learning by bringing your STEM and math lessons outside. The Outdoor Scale is made from eco-friendly, sustainable eucalyptus wood. Perfect for the outdoor classroom! Scale measures 25 1/2"H x 31 1/2"W x 52"L. Buckets are included.
Outdoor Scale - 25 1/2"H x 31 1/2"W x 52"L
Item: 63766
In Stock
$159.95
3 years & up. Transform outdoor learning by bringing your STEM and math lessons outside. The Outdoor Scale is made from eco-friendly, sustainable eucalyptus wood. Perfect for the outdoor classroom! Scale measures 25 1/2"H x 31 1/2"W x 52"L. Buckets are included.
3 years & up. This set of six sorting boxes have inbuilt handles and consist of two large and four small that all fit neatly into our sorting table (item #32332). Perfect for sensory exploration and taking the classroom outside. Boxes are made from solid eucalyptus. Small boxes measure 7"W x 3 1/4"H x 9 1/2"D and larger boxes measure 9 1/2"W x 3 1/4"H x 14 1/4"D. Contents shown are not included.
Outdoor Sorting Boxes - Set of 6
Item: 32333
In Stock
$159.95
3 years & up. This set of six sorting boxes have inbuilt handles and consist of two large and four small that all fit neatly into our sorting table (item #32332). Perfect for sensory exploration and taking the classroom outside. Boxes are made from solid eucalyptus. Small boxes measure 7"W x 3 1/4"H x 9 1/2"D and larger boxes measure 9 1/2"W x 3 1/4"H x 14 1/4"D. Contents shown are not included.
2 years & up. Invite children into a world of outdoor exploration as they seek out objects of certain colors and textures and complete early childhood sorting activities. The 24 tiles encourage three methods of discovery: by color, by texture, and by the object itself. Children can bring pieces of nature inside to sort or go on a nature hunt to find the natural items that match the words specified on the tiles. Either way, children are sure to enjoy the interactive indoor/outdoor component of this sorting tray. Perfect for the outdoor classroom! Tray measures 20"L x 3"W.
Nature Seek and Sort - Wooden Sorting Tray
Item: 63725
In Stock
$30.95
2 years & up. Invite children into a world of outdoor exploration as they seek out objects of certain colors and textures and complete early childhood sorting activities. The 24 tiles encourage three methods of discovery: by color, by texture, and by the object itself. Children can bring pieces of nature inside to sort or go on a nature hunt to find the natural items that match the words specified on the tiles. Either way, children are sure to enjoy the interactive indoor/outdoor component of this sorting tray. Perfect for the outdoor classroom! Tray measures 20"L x 3"W.
3 years & up. Create an inspiring outdoor living classroom! This beautiful wooden sorting table is perfect for messy play and sensory exploration activities. It will help to create an excellent and inspiring play space--this product will be a great addition to any outdoor environment! Use with #32333 Outdoor Sorting Trays. The sorting table and lid are made from solid eucalyptus. Table measures 47 1/4"W x 23 1/2"H x 15 3/4"D. Sorting trays are sold separately and contents shown are not included.
Outdoor Sorting Table with Lid
Item: 32332
In Stock
$299.95
3 years & up. Create an inspiring outdoor living classroom! This beautiful wooden sorting table is perfect for messy play and sensory exploration activities. It will help to create an excellent and inspiring play space--this product will be a great addition to any outdoor environment! Use with #32333 Outdoor Sorting Trays. The sorting table and lid are made from solid eucalyptus. Table measures 47 1/4"W x 23 1/2"H x 15 3/4"D. Sorting trays are sold separately and contents shown are not included.
3 years & up. An early STEM tool, children will experience cause and effect as they discover how the pump works to draw water up and out the spout. Pump features a cog system that is powered by turning the handle to transport water up a narrow tube and out through the spout. Includes stand, 3 cogs, plastic tubing, outlet pipe, water drive cord, suction feet and plastic cover. Measures 19"L x 12 1/2"W x 30"H.
Giant Water Pump - Hand-Operated Toy for Water Exploration - Promote Curiosity
Item: 55553
In Stock
$219.95
3 years & up. An early STEM tool, children will experience cause and effect as they discover how the pump works to draw water up and out the spout. Pump features a cog system that is powered by turning the handle to transport water up a narrow tube and out through the spout. Includes stand, 3 cogs, plastic tubing, outlet pipe, water drive cord, suction feet and plastic cover. Measures 19"L x 12 1/2"W x 30"H.

Additional STEM Materials

Additional STEM based classroom products

From accessories and supplemental materials to book sets and STEM journals, we have a variety of complementary STEM materials that add value to your classroom learning and lesson.

3 years & up. With hat on head and tools in hand, children can enter the world of paleontology through discovery of ancient fossils and dinosaur skulls. Includes 10 fossils, 11 dinosaur skulls, 2 pith helmets (measuring 4.5"H x 10.95"W x 9.90"L each), 2 brushes, and a bucket with tools. All you need to do is add sand!
Prehistoric Fossil Dig
Item: 30328
In Stock
$48.95
3 years & up. With hat on head and tools in hand, children can enter the world of paleontology through discovery of ancient fossils and dinosaur skulls. Includes 10 fossils, 11 dinosaur skulls, 2 pith helmets (measuring 4.5"H x 10.95"W x 9.90"L each), 2 brushes, and a bucket with tools. All you need to do is add sand!
Grade K. From motion, life cycles, tools, and ocean life, our book set covers early STEM concepts which are perfect for the Kindergarten classroom. Children can understand and learn the information easily as each book features simple text and fun facts. Titles may vary, includes 6 paperback books.
STEM Books for Kindergarten - Set of 6
Item: 74174
In Stock
$49.95
Grade K. From motion, life cycles, tools, and ocean life, our book set covers early STEM concepts which are perfect for the Kindergarten classroom. Children can understand and learn the information easily as each book features simple text and fun facts. Titles may vary, includes 6 paperback books.
Grades 1 - 2. Students explore STEM concepts behind how things work from math, weather, life cycles, and space -- to name a few subjects offered in this book set. Students will think creatively, learn new facts and understand important topic which embrace the standards, benchmarks, and objectives of the class. Includes 6 paperback books.
STEM Books for Grades 1 and 2 - Set of 6
Item: 74532
In Stock
$38.95
Grades 1 - 2. Students explore STEM concepts behind how things work from math, weather, life cycles, and space -- to name a few subjects offered in this book set. Students will think creatively, learn new facts and understand important topic which embrace the standards, benchmarks, and objectives of the class. Includes 6 paperback books.
3 - 6 years. Stimulate children to play and collaborate as they construct various food items and learn to sort, count, match, and pattern. The unique and colorful bricks, as well as menu and recipe cards, inspire language and role play around restaurants, shopping, and people's needs. Children will naturally be practicing basic math as they play with this engaging set. Storage box included. 131 pieces.
LEGO® DUPLO® Cafe Set with Storage (45004)
Item: 89856
In Stock
$119.95
3 - 6 years. Stimulate children to play and collaborate as they construct various food items and learn to sort, count, match, and pattern. The unique and colorful bricks, as well as menu and recipe cards, inspire language and role play around restaurants, shopping, and people's needs. Children will naturally be practicing basic math as they play with this engaging set. Storage box included. 131 pieces.
3 years & up. Explore STEM concepts with this set of colorful, clear photos and facts. This collection of books cover Math, Magnets, Materials and Matter. Children will learn about Math at the Vet with counting and time, Math at the hospital with Measuring, Counting, Shapes and more. They will lear about Magnets, different types of Materials, like plastic and all about Matter, which is all around us. Set of 5 paperback books.
Bringing STEM to Life for Preschoolers- Set of 5
Item: 62977
In Stock
$32.95
3 years & up. Explore STEM concepts with this set of colorful, clear photos and facts. This collection of books cover Math, Magnets, Materials and Matter. Children will learn about Math at the Vet with counting and time, Math at the hospital with Measuring, Counting, Shapes and more. They will lear about Magnets, different types of Materials, like plastic and all about Matter, which is all around us. Set of 5 paperback books.
3 years & up. This 8 page STEM Journal outlines how to utilize the scientific process in an early childhood classroom.  Each of the 8 1/2" x 11" pages provide a space for children to draw pictures along with developmentally appropriate lines to write text as they utilize the scientific method. Perfect addition to any science center! Set of 10 journals.
STEM Journals - Set of 10
Item: 86303
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$21.95
3 years & up. This 8 page STEM Journal outlines how to utilize the scientific process in an early childhood classroom. Each of the 8 1/2" x 11" pages provide a space for children to draw pictures along with developmentally appropriate lines to write text as they utilize the scientific method. Perfect addition to any science center! Set of 10 journals.
This set of 52 interactive STEM ideas will provide caregivers with a year's worth of weekly STEM activities for young children. These simple and straightforward ideas are enjoyable for families and children alike, and they're a great way to promote STEM activities for toddlers. Cards measure 5" x 5" and store in a sturdy plastic container.
52 Interactive STEM Ideas for Infants and Toddlers (5" x 5" Activity Cards)
Item: 63784
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$16.95
This set of 52 interactive STEM ideas will provide caregivers with a year's worth of weekly STEM activities for young children. These simple and straightforward ideas are enjoyable for families and children alike, and they're a great way to promote STEM activities for toddlers. Cards measure 5" x 5" and store in a sturdy plastic container.
This set of 52 cards will provide classrooms with a year's worth of interactive STEM activities for children and their families. These simple and straightforward STEM-themed family engagement ideas are enjoyable for teachers, families, and children alike. Cards measure 5" x 5" and store in a sturdy plastic container.
52 STEM Family Engagement Ideas (5" x 5" Activity Cards)
Item: 63785
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$15.95
This set of 52 cards will provide classrooms with a year's worth of interactive STEM activities for children and their families. These simple and straightforward STEM-themed family engagement ideas are enjoyable for teachers, families, and children alike. Cards measure 5" x 5" and store in a sturdy plastic container.
4 years & up. Many things we use everyday were designed by engineers. These exciting books show ways to explore the connections between engineering, science, math and technology and how their ideas affect us in our day-to-day lives. Set of 4 paperback books.
Learning About Engineers Book Set - Set of 4
Item: 73725
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$32.95
4 years & up. Many things we use everyday were designed by engineers. These exciting books show ways to explore the connections between engineering, science, math and technology and how their ideas affect us in our day-to-day lives. Set of 4 paperback books.
3 years & up. Equip your classroom with all the essentials for science discoveries! This Primary Science Classroom Bundle supports the exploration of a variety of science topics and is specifically designed for little hands. Promote inquiry-based learning as young students hypothesize, investigate, and form conclusions. Includes: Jumbo Test Tubes (set of 6 in a stand), Jumbo Eye Droppers (set of 6 in a stand), Jumbo Magnifiers (set of 6 in a stand), Safety Glasses (set of 6 in a stand), Mighty Magnets (set of 6), Sensory Tubes, Big View Bug Jars (set of 6), and 3 Color Mixing Lenses.
Primary Science Classroom Bundle
Item: 29980
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$219.95
$175.95
3 years & up. Equip your classroom with all the essentials for science discoveries! This Primary Science Classroom Bundle supports the exploration of a variety of science topics and is specifically designed for little hands. Promote inquiry-based learning as young students hypothesize, investigate, and form conclusions. Includes: Jumbo Test Tubes (set of 6 in a stand), Jumbo Eye Droppers (set of 6 in a stand), Jumbo Magnifiers (set of 6 in a stand), Safety Glasses (set of 6 in a stand), Mighty Magnets (set of 6), Sensory Tubes, Big View Bug Jars (set of 6), and 3 Color Mixing Lenses.
3 years & up. A great sensory alternative to sand, oatmeal, or rice! These colorful polypropylene plastic pellets are non-allergenic and incredibly fun to play with. Fill your sand and water tables, sand boxes, and more with the pellets and add water to watch them float. Create crazy art projects without as much mess or fuss as sand! Scoop® not included. Easily sanitize by soaking Kidfetti® in a bleach/water solution and rinse with clear water. Strain Kidfetti® with a sieve to remove excess water and allow drying.
Colorful Kidfetti® - 10 lb Bag
Item: 18148
Temporarily Out of Stock
$53.95
3 years & up. A great sensory alternative to sand, oatmeal, or rice! These colorful polypropylene plastic pellets are non-allergenic and incredibly fun to play with. Fill your sand and water tables, sand boxes, and more with the pellets and add water to watch them float. Create crazy art projects without as much mess or fuss as sand! Scoop® not included. Easily sanitize by soaking Kidfetti® in a bleach/water solution and rinse with clear water. Strain Kidfetti® with a sieve to remove excess water and allow drying.
2 years & up. Create your own sensory tubes with this set of 4 clear tubes with dual openings. Includes 8 solid lids (two red, two blue, two yellow, two orange) and 4 vented lids (red, blue, yellow,orange) to let children explore their sense of smell. Lids easily twist on and off, and hold liquid securely inside. Contents shown are not included.
Science Sensory Tubes (Set of 4)
Item: 30769
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$34.95
2 years & up. Create your own sensory tubes with this set of 4 clear tubes with dual openings. Includes 8 solid lids (two red, two blue, two yellow, two orange) and 4 vented lids (red, blue, yellow,orange) to let children explore their sense of smell. Lids easily twist on and off, and hold liquid securely inside. Contents shown are not included.
3 - 7 years. Get ready for school success with this educational tablet for children featuring reading, math, spelling, science, logic, geography, creativity, and more!! Whether your little scholar is in preschool, kindergarten, or first grade, he or she will love the 150+ preloaded apps, eBooks, songs, and videos. These apps combine progressive challenge with playful creativity using exciting activities, charming animations, and audio praise. Single tablet (Mini). Screen display size: 7".
Little Scholar™ Tablet - Mini (Single)
Item: 28142
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$189.95
3 - 7 years. Get ready for school success with this educational tablet for children featuring reading, math, spelling, science, logic, geography, creativity, and more!! Whether your little scholar is in preschool, kindergarten, or first grade, he or she will love the 150+ preloaded apps, eBooks, songs, and videos. These apps combine progressive challenge with playful creativity using exciting activities, charming animations, and audio praise. Single tablet (Mini). Screen display size: 7".
3 years & up. This Light Cube Accessory Kit is the perfect light table starter kit for younger students! The kit features tons of safe and colorful materials to play with on the Light Cube (sold separately #27915). Count and sort beautiful bead shapes, examine details in x-rays, layer Optical Illusion sheets to discover interesting patterns, drop paint onto the washable surface, and drag paint scrapers on top to make swirls and lines. Includes: 5 clear plastic trays that fit snugly on the Light Cube, Counting and Stringing Rings, 12 Optical Illusion sheets, 2 Paint Pipettes, 2 Sqiggle Pipettes, 8 clear vials, 3 Paint Scrappers, 8 Animal X-Rays, and a teacher guide.
Light Cube Accessory Kit
Item: 27916
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$51.95
3 years & up. This Light Cube Accessory Kit is the perfect light table starter kit for younger students! The kit features tons of safe and colorful materials to play with on the Light Cube (sold separately #27915). Count and sort beautiful bead shapes, examine details in x-rays, layer Optical Illusion sheets to discover interesting patterns, drop paint onto the washable surface, and drag paint scrapers on top to make swirls and lines. Includes: 5 clear plastic trays that fit snugly on the Light Cube, Counting and Stringing Rings, 12 Optical Illusion sheets, 2 Paint Pipettes, 2 Sqiggle Pipettes, 8 clear vials, 3 Paint Scrappers, 8 Animal X-Rays, and a teacher guide.
3 years & up. This rugged light cube is portable, durable, and rechargeable. It even strobes, flashes, and changes color with the touch of a button! The cube is the perfect size for individual and small group play. Young children can stand or kneel at the cube and engage in focused, quiet play. The easy-to-clean surface is ideal for art and exploration activities both indoors and outdoors. Use the cube for examining transparent and opaque objects. Add interest to counting, sorting, sequencing, and building activities. Includes: cube, power source, remote control, and a teacher guide. Measures: 16"H x 16"W x 16"D.
Light Cube
Item: 27915
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$259.95
3 years & up. This rugged light cube is portable, durable, and rechargeable. It even strobes, flashes, and changes color with the touch of a button! The cube is the perfect size for individual and small group play. Young children can stand or kneel at the cube and engage in focused, quiet play. The easy-to-clean surface is ideal for art and exploration activities both indoors and outdoors. Use the cube for examining transparent and opaque objects. Add interest to counting, sorting, sequencing, and building activities. Includes: cube, power source, remote control, and a teacher guide. Measures: 16"H x 16"W x 16"D.
6 years & up. Encourage children to discover color, images, reflections and illusions as they explore on their own or with instructions from the activity guide. This large set includes over 100 vibrant stringing rings, 30 big buttons, 6 optical illusion plates, 24 sheets of frosted glass paper, 24 sheets of stained glass paper, 75 clear brilliant beads, and 6 color vials.
Light Table Discovery Kit
Item: 91250
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$54.95
6 years & up. Encourage children to discover color, images, reflections and illusions as they explore on their own or with instructions from the activity guide. This large set includes over 100 vibrant stringing rings, 30 big buttons, 6 optical illusion plates, 24 sheets of frosted glass paper, 24 sheets of stained glass paper, 75 clear brilliant beads, and 6 color vials.
3 years & up. Explore a whole new range of sensory fun with the Sensory Table! Designed to produce simultaneous tactile, auditory and visual effects, the Sensory Table can be placed on top of the Light Cube (item # 27915 - sold separately) to add visual interest or use on top of other surfaces. Place water, sand or other sensory materials inside the tray. Turn the tray for vibration and watch the materials shake, sift and glide about! The tray is water-safe and easy to clean. Tray comes with rechargeable batteries and an A/C adapter. Includes: 1 sensory tray up to 21.5 x 8" and guide.
Sensory Tray
Item: 63166
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$209.95
3 years & up. Explore a whole new range of sensory fun with the Sensory Table! Designed to produce simultaneous tactile, auditory and visual effects, the Sensory Table can be placed on top of the Light Cube (item # 27915 - sold separately) to add visual interest or use on top of other surfaces. Place water, sand or other sensory materials inside the tray. Turn the tray for vibration and watch the materials shake, sift and glide about! The tray is water-safe and easy to clean. Tray comes with rechargeable batteries and an A/C adapter. Includes: 1 sensory tray up to 21.5 x 8" and guide.
3 years & up. Explore a range of activities and experiences with this exciting Sensory Tray Accessory Kit. These colorful pieces are a great way to promote sensory learning. Use the tray to pour your sensory materials such as sand or goo without a mess left on the table. Encourage children to explore textures, smells, colors, and more using the tools provided. This kit includes 50 Skyscraper Building Cards, 50 Super Topplers, 1 lb (454 g) of colored rice, 4 Junior Goo Spreaders, 10 Squiggle Pipettes, 10 Junior Heart Pipettes, Sand Scraper, and a teacher's guide.
Sensory Tray Accessory Kit
Item: 63599
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$51.95
3 years & up. Explore a range of activities and experiences with this exciting Sensory Tray Accessory Kit. These colorful pieces are a great way to promote sensory learning. Use the tray to pour your sensory materials such as sand or goo without a mess left on the table. Encourage children to explore textures, smells, colors, and more using the tools provided. This kit includes 50 Skyscraper Building Cards, 50 Super Topplers, 1 lb (454 g) of colored rice, 4 Junior Goo Spreaders, 10 Squiggle Pipettes, 10 Junior Heart Pipettes, Sand Scraper, and a teacher's guide.
3 years & up. What can we find today? Collect trinkets, natural materials and sensory objects to place in the beautiful Treasure Blocks. Smooth hardwood frames with inset, transparent acrylic windows have a removable panel to place small objects to observe or display. Ideal for color exploration and light table activities. Holds marbles, beads, twigs, leaves, small toys and more. Two screws on the removable panel keep objects securely in place until ready to be replaced. Set of 8. Largest Block measures 5.5" L x 5.5" W x 2" H.
Clear Treasure Blocks - Set of 8
Item: 91346
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$49.95
3 years & up. What can we find today? Collect trinkets, natural materials and sensory objects to place in the beautiful Treasure Blocks. Smooth hardwood frames with inset, transparent acrylic windows have a removable panel to place small objects to observe or display. Ideal for color exploration and light table activities. Holds marbles, beads, twigs, leaves, small toys and more. Two screws on the removable panel keep objects securely in place until ready to be replaced. Set of 8. Largest Block measures 5.5" L x 5.5" W x 2" H.
3 years & up. What can we find today? Children can collect sensory objects, natural materials and trinkets to place in the beautiful Treasure Blocks. Smooth hardwood frames with inset, colored transparent acrylic windows have a removable panel to place small objects. Ideal for display, observation, color exploration, light table activities and more. Largest Block measures 5.5" L x 5.5" W x 2" H. Set of 8.
Primary Treasure Blocks - Set of 8
Item: 91353
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$49.95
3 years & up. What can we find today? Children can collect sensory objects, natural materials and trinkets to place in the beautiful Treasure Blocks. Smooth hardwood frames with inset, colored transparent acrylic windows have a removable panel to place small objects. Ideal for display, observation, color exploration, light table activities and more. Largest Block measures 5.5" L x 5.5" W x 2" H. Set of 8.
3 years & up. Take a closer look at outdoor elements and inspire curiosity while exploring this Natural Starter Pack! Discover various leaves, pine cones, fibers, acorns, grass, seeds, sticks, lotus, and loofah sponges. This set features 17 different natural elements: Willow Balls, Branch Chips, Oval Branch Offcuts, Circular Branch Offcuts, Rattan Slices, Bark Squares, River Pebbles, Assorted Small Polished Stones, Small Gemstones, Small Seashells, Assorted Pine Cones, Bodhi Leaves, and Colored Seagrass Bundles. Items may vary due to seasons.
Naturals Starter Pack
Item: 63824
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$61.95
3 years & up. Take a closer look at outdoor elements and inspire curiosity while exploring this Natural Starter Pack! Discover various leaves, pine cones, fibers, acorns, grass, seeds, sticks, lotus, and loofah sponges. This set features 17 different natural elements: Willow Balls, Branch Chips, Oval Branch Offcuts, Circular Branch Offcuts, Rattan Slices, Bark Squares, River Pebbles, Assorted Small Polished Stones, Small Gemstones, Small Seashells, Assorted Pine Cones, Bodhi Leaves, and Colored Seagrass Bundles. Items may vary due to seasons.
3 years & up. Take a closer look at natural wood elements and inspire curiosity while exploring this Natural Wood Treasures Pack! Discover various branches, drift wood, rattan, roots, bark, and willows. This set features 13 different natural wood elements: Branch Offcuts - Oval, Mulberry Slices, Small Cuts Tea Plant Branch Cuttings, Azalea Branch Cuttings, Drift Wood, Dark Brown Rattan, Dried Ginger Root, Mulberry Root, Rattan Slices, Bark Squares, Willow Branches, Incense Tree Root, and Twisted Willow. Items may vary due to seasons.
Natural Wood Treasures Pack
Item: 63826
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$74.95
3 years & up. Take a closer look at natural wood elements and inspire curiosity while exploring this Natural Wood Treasures Pack! Discover various branches, drift wood, rattan, roots, bark, and willows. This set features 13 different natural wood elements: Branch Offcuts - Oval, Mulberry Slices, Small Cuts Tea Plant Branch Cuttings, Azalea Branch Cuttings, Drift Wood, Dark Brown Rattan, Dried Ginger Root, Mulberry Root, Rattan Slices, Bark Squares, Willow Branches, Incense Tree Root, and Twisted Willow. Items may vary due to seasons.
Black tray is great for a change of the senses. For use with the Fun2 Play Activity System (item #5587-19 or #55587-23).
Fun2 Play BlackTray
Item: 55582
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$37.95
Black tray is great for a change of the senses. For use with the Fun2 Play Activity System (item #5587-19 or #55587-23).
3 years & up. This set of beautiful organza fabric features an added touch of sparkle in seven different colors of the rainbow to create fascinating visual effects. Use them for dramatic play scenarios, enhance music and movement, or textural and visual simulation. Fabric measures 39.4" x 59.1". Included: 7 Pieces of Organza Fabric in Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, and Violet.
Pretend Play Organza Fabric - 7 Colors
Item: 147154
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$44.95
3 years & up. This set of beautiful organza fabric features an added touch of sparkle in seven different colors of the rainbow to create fascinating visual effects. Use them for dramatic play scenarios, enhance music and movement, or textural and visual simulation. Fabric measures 39.4" x 59.1". Included: 7 Pieces of Organza Fabric in Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, and Violet.
3 years & up. This set of beautiful habutae fabric features a shiny aesthetic in seven different colors of the rainbow to create fascinating visual effects. The lightweight and very smooth habutae fabric comes in red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet. Use them for dramatic play scenarios, enhance music and movement, or textural and visual simulation. Fabric is polyester.
Pretend Play Habutae Fabric - 7 Pieces
Item: 147155
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$49.95
3 years & up. This set of beautiful habutae fabric features a shiny aesthetic in seven different colors of the rainbow to create fascinating visual effects. The lightweight and very smooth habutae fabric comes in red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet. Use them for dramatic play scenarios, enhance music and movement, or textural and visual simulation. Fabric is polyester.
3 years & up. This set of beautiful sequins fabric features a shimmering metallic aesthetic in four different colors to create fascinating visual effects. Use them for dramatic play scenarios, enhance music and movement, or textural and visual simulation. Fabric measures 39.4" x 38.6". Included: 4 Pieces of Sequin Fabric in Gold, Red, Silver, and Black.
Pretend Play Sequin Fabric - 4 Pieces
Item: 147156
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$49.95
3 years & up. This set of beautiful sequins fabric features a shimmering metallic aesthetic in four different colors to create fascinating visual effects. Use them for dramatic play scenarios, enhance music and movement, or textural and visual simulation. Fabric measures 39.4" x 38.6". Included: 4 Pieces of Sequin Fabric in Gold, Red, Silver, and Black.
3 years & up. Introduce early math, science, and literacy concepts, as well as fine motor skills, in a fun and engaging way by utilizing included materials on your light table. Over 200 pieces including transparent numerals, 2 and 3 dimensional shapes, circular dots, and bead-filled shapes - all in a variety of colors!  Three sorting trays and an activity guide are also included.
Light Table Accessory Kit
Item: 63270
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$62.95
3 years & up. Introduce early math, science, and literacy concepts, as well as fine motor skills, in a fun and engaging way by utilizing included materials on your light table. Over 200 pieces including transparent numerals, 2 and 3 dimensional shapes, circular dots, and bead-filled shapes - all in a variety of colors! Three sorting trays and an activity guide are also included.
3 years & up. Light up creativity and exploration with this Color Changing Light Panel! These light panels give children the opportunity to explore the effects of color mixing, opacity, and transparency. Children can observe natural and man-made objects in an interesting and different way. The light panels are powered by a low voltage mains power supply using the latest LED strips and diffusers to evenly illuminate the panels. Light panels can change between 20 different colors using an infrared remote control that can be set for individual color or slowly rotate colors through a sequence via "smooth, fade, flash, or strobe" settings. Size: 23.15 x 16.14 inches.
Color Changing Light Panel
Item: 147146
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$384.95
3 years & up. Light up creativity and exploration with this Color Changing Light Panel! These light panels give children the opportunity to explore the effects of color mixing, opacity, and transparency. Children can observe natural and man-made objects in an interesting and different way. The light panels are powered by a low voltage mains power supply using the latest LED strips and diffusers to evenly illuminate the panels. Light panels can change between 20 different colors using an infrared remote control that can be set for individual color or slowly rotate colors through a sequence via "smooth, fade, flash, or strobe" settings. Size: 23.15 x 16.14 inches.

Resource Books

STEM Resource Books

Resource books provide access to ideas, activities, projects, and adventures for educators to incorporate into the classroom. Building the foundation for inquiry-based play and investigative learning is a breeze when valuable, research based resources are available to complement and support your own plans and ideas.

Most early childhood teachers are using learning centers in the classroom, but do not approach them in ways that fully support a variety of learning opportunities. This book approaches learning centers through the STEM lens, and shares how themes can be integrated into centers to promote creativity and higher-level thinking. "STEM Play" provides varied activities for the most common centers: art, blocks, dramatic play, literacy, math, science, music and movement. Full of beautiful, full-color photos that show the activities in real early childhood classrooms, teachers can easily use the book's ideas immediately in their curriculum. Also includes a "How To" section for teachers who wish to expand on the STEM focus and use themed activities in their learning centers. Paperback. 174 pages.
STEM Play: Integrating Inquiry into Learning Centers - Paperback
Item: 81378
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$24.95
Most early childhood teachers are using learning centers in the classroom, but do not approach them in ways that fully support a variety of learning opportunities. This book approaches learning centers through the STEM lens, and shares how themes can be integrated into centers to promote creativity and higher-level thinking. "STEM Play" provides varied activities for the most common centers: art, blocks, dramatic play, literacy, math, science, music and movement. Full of beautiful, full-color photos that show the activities in real early childhood classrooms, teachers can easily use the book's ideas immediately in their curriculum. Also includes a "How To" section for teachers who wish to expand on the STEM focus and use themed activities in their learning centers. Paperback. 174 pages.
Loose parts are natural or synthetic found, bought, or upcycled materials--acorns, hardware, stones, aluminum foil, fabric scraps, for example--that children can move, manipulate, control, and change within their play. Loose parts are alluring and beautiful. They capture children's curiosity, give free reign to their imagination, and encourage creativity. With more than 550 color photographs of many kinds of loose parts in real early childhood settings, classroom stories, and a dynamic overview, this book provides inspiration and information about the ways loose parts support open-ended learning, enhance play, and empower children. With loose parts, the possibilities are endless. Age focus: 0 - 6 years. Paperback. 232 pages.
Loose Parts: Inspiring Play in Young Children - Paperback
Item: 72295
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$32.95
Loose parts are natural or synthetic found, bought, or upcycled materials--acorns, hardware, stones, aluminum foil, fabric scraps, for example--that children can move, manipulate, control, and change within their play. Loose parts are alluring and beautiful. They capture children's curiosity, give free reign to their imagination, and encourage creativity. With more than 550 color photographs of many kinds of loose parts in real early childhood settings, classroom stories, and a dynamic overview, this book provides inspiration and information about the ways loose parts support open-ended learning, enhance play, and empower children. With loose parts, the possibilities are endless. Age focus: 0 - 6 years. Paperback. 232 pages.
This follow-up to the wildly popular "Loose Parts: Inspiring Play in Young Children" brings the fun of found objects to infants and toddlers. A variety of new and innovative loose parts ideas are paired with beautiful photography to inspire safe loose parts play in your infant toddler environment. Learn about the safety considerations of each age group and how to appropriately select materials for your children. Captivating classroom stories and proven science, provide the context for how this style of play supports children's development and learning. Because the possibilities are endless, each child can use the materials appropriate for their developmental level and safely explore their world. Age focus: 0 - 3. Paperback. 272 pages.
Loose Parts 2: Inspiring Play with Infants and Toddlers - Paperback
Item: 85541
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$32.95
This follow-up to the wildly popular "Loose Parts: Inspiring Play in Young Children" brings the fun of found objects to infants and toddlers. A variety of new and innovative loose parts ideas are paired with beautiful photography to inspire safe loose parts play in your infant toddler environment. Learn about the safety considerations of each age group and how to appropriately select materials for your children. Captivating classroom stories and proven science, provide the context for how this style of play supports children's development and learning. Because the possibilities are endless, each child can use the materials appropriate for their developmental level and safely explore their world. Age focus: 0 - 3. Paperback. 272 pages.
Help young children develop problem-solving skills, and you'll boost their kindergarten readiness and set them up for long-term success in STEM subjects. You will discover how to support the problem-solving skills of all young children by teaching them basic practices of engineering and five types of critical thinking skills (Curiosity, Persistence, Flexibility, Reflection, and Collaboration). Using a clear instructional framework and fun activities tailored for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers, you will help children birth to 5 years explore big ideas and develop new ways of thinking through engaging and challenging learning experiences. A must for teachers in inclusive early education classrooms, this comprehensive guide is your key to teaching the 21st-century skills children need for STEM learning and school success. Paperback. 216 pages.
Engaging Young Engineers - Paperback
Item: 63408
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$36.95
$29.95
Help young children develop problem-solving skills, and you'll boost their kindergarten readiness and set them up for long-term success in STEM subjects. You will discover how to support the problem-solving skills of all young children by teaching them basic practices of engineering and five types of critical thinking skills (Curiosity, Persistence, Flexibility, Reflection, and Collaboration). Using a clear instructional framework and fun activities tailored for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers, you will help children birth to 5 years explore big ideas and develop new ways of thinking through engaging and challenging learning experiences. A must for teachers in inclusive early education classrooms, this comprehensive guide is your key to teaching the 21st-century skills children need for STEM learning and school success. Paperback. 216 pages.
The foundation for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education begins in the early years. Teaching STEM in Preschool and Kindergarten provides more than 90 activities and learning center ideas that seamlessly integrate STEM throughout your early childhood classroom. These hands-on STEM experiences enhance cooking, art, music activities, block play and sensory table exploration, and outdoor time. Information on assessments and early learning standards is also provided. Paperback. 320 pages.
Teaching STEM in the Early Years
Item: 29046
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$39.95
The foundation for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education begins in the early years. Teaching STEM in Preschool and Kindergarten provides more than 90 activities and learning center ideas that seamlessly integrate STEM throughout your early childhood classroom. These hands-on STEM experiences enhance cooking, art, music activities, block play and sensory table exploration, and outdoor time. Information on assessments and early learning standards is also provided. Paperback. 320 pages.
Math crops up in everyday activities in so many ways. You can help preschoolers see math in the petals of a flower, the shape of a window, the bounce of a ball, the growth of a plant, and the repetition of a song. Instead of teaching math to preschoolers, you can be their guide as they experiment, think about problems, try solutions, gain understanding, and discuss their findings. With your guidance, preschoolers can figure out how the world of mathematics works and how math works in their world. Paperback. 104 pages.
Creative Investigations in Early Math - Paperback
Item: 88401
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$16.95
Math crops up in everyday activities in so many ways. You can help preschoolers see math in the petals of a flower, the shape of a window, the bounce of a ball, the growth of a plant, and the repetition of a song. Instead of teaching math to preschoolers, you can be their guide as they experiment, think about problems, try solutions, gain understanding, and discuss their findings. With your guidance, preschoolers can figure out how the world of mathematics works and how math works in their world. Paperback. 104 pages.
Play is learning! But play in the early years is endangered by the emphasis on push-down academics, mounting parental expectations, and pressures on early childhood teachers to prepare young children for the rigors of kindergarten and beyond. With all of that, gains made by play experiences, including readiness skills and social-emotional development, have fallen away. Young children learn best through play. This book helps educators understand the different types of play and the rich opportunities offered through carefully planned time and environments designed for valuable pre-K play experiences. Paperback. 184 pages.
Planning for Play - Paperback
Item: 89711
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$14.95
Play is learning! But play in the early years is endangered by the emphasis on push-down academics, mounting parental expectations, and pressures on early childhood teachers to prepare young children for the rigors of kindergarten and beyond. With all of that, gains made by play experiences, including readiness skills and social-emotional development, have fallen away. Young children learn best through play. This book helps educators understand the different types of play and the rich opportunities offered through carefully planned time and environments designed for valuable pre-K play experiences. Paperback. 184 pages.
When teachers implement the project approach to learning, young children can follow their own real-world interests to gain deeper understanding. Children wonder about a topic, formulate their questions, and then figure out the answers for themselves in their own way. The project approach helps children dig deeply into intellectual and social experiences that can help them see meaningful benefits of the skills they are acquiring. "Picturing the Project Approach" will lead teachers every step of the way toward incorporating this teaching method in any toddler, preschool or elementary classroom. Paperback. 120 pages.
Picturing the Project Approach
Item: 89710
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$29.95
When teachers implement the project approach to learning, young children can follow their own real-world interests to gain deeper understanding. Children wonder about a topic, formulate their questions, and then figure out the answers for themselves in their own way. The project approach helps children dig deeply into intellectual and social experiences that can help them see meaningful benefits of the skills they are acquiring. "Picturing the Project Approach" will lead teachers every step of the way toward incorporating this teaching method in any toddler, preschool or elementary classroom. Paperback. 120 pages.
Parents are eager to help their children learn, but teaching young children complicated scientific and mathematical concepts can be intimidating. Simple STEAM helps parents realize they don't need to be engineers or scientists to support STEAM learning. Help children explore STEAM concepts with fun and engaging activities. Discover STEAM learning opportunities in everyday activities and experiences. Prepare children for kindergarten and build crucial 21st century learning skills, including collaboration, communication, creativity and problem solving, curiosity, and critical thinking. 152 pages.
Simple STEAM: 50+ Science Technology Engineering Art Math Activities
Item: 90588
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Parents are eager to help their children learn, but teaching young children complicated scientific and mathematical concepts can be intimidating. Simple STEAM helps parents realize they don't need to be engineers or scientists to support STEAM learning. Help children explore STEAM concepts with fun and engaging activities. Discover STEAM learning opportunities in everyday activities and experiences. Prepare children for kindergarten and build crucial 21st century learning skills, including collaboration, communication, creativity and problem solving, curiosity, and critical thinking. 152 pages.
Most preschool teachers have musical instruments in their classrooms, but may not realize they can use them for science explorations. In this book, discover 100 activities that let children ages 3-6 explore the science of music and sound using materials easy to find for a preschool classroom. Children will use their bodies to create sounds, explore the relationship between size and pitch, investigate how tempo affects the way we listen to sounds, create musical instruments, and much more. From the drops of rainwater to the tinkling of wind chimes, the science of sound is all around. You will indulge young children's curiosity and engage them in scientific inquiry as they explore, listen, observe, experiment, think, and discuss different kinds of sounds and the tools for making them. Paperback. 200 pages.
Exploring the Science of Sounds - Paperback
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Most preschool teachers have musical instruments in their classrooms, but may not realize they can use them for science explorations. In this book, discover 100 activities that let children ages 3-6 explore the science of music and sound using materials easy to find for a preschool classroom. Children will use their bodies to create sounds, explore the relationship between size and pitch, investigate how tempo affects the way we listen to sounds, create musical instruments, and much more. From the drops of rainwater to the tinkling of wind chimes, the science of sound is all around. You will indulge young children's curiosity and engage them in scientific inquiry as they explore, listen, observe, experiment, think, and discuss different kinds of sounds and the tools for making them. Paperback. 200 pages.
While most activity books encourage indoor explorations, countless adventures and learning opportunities await outside! Going for a walk or exploring the local community can bring about much more than just exercise. Little Walks, Big Adventures helps you teach your toddler about his/her surroundings through fun and adventurous local explorations, outdoor games and activities that promote and enhance learning. Parents and caregivers will help their toddlers enhance their vocabulary, language skills, cognitive skills, motor skills, and more! 160 pages.
Little Walks, Big Adventures: 50+ Ideas for Exploring with Toddlers
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While most activity books encourage indoor explorations, countless adventures and learning opportunities await outside! Going for a walk or exploring the local community can bring about much more than just exercise. Little Walks, Big Adventures helps you teach your toddler about his/her surroundings through fun and adventurous local explorations, outdoor games and activities that promote and enhance learning. Parents and caregivers will help their toddlers enhance their vocabulary, language skills, cognitive skills, motor skills, and more! 160 pages.
Early childhood teachers continue to seek activities that promote STEM-based learning. But most STEM books focus on science and math, excluding technology and engineering. Creative Investigations in Early Engineering & Technology helps teachers create a more well-rounded STEM learning program. Encourage children to think, make, tinker and innovate. Introduce engineering skills such as coding in a developmentally appropriate way. Leverage children's use of digital technologies to help them learn new skills. Promote active engagement and participation in classroom learning. Paperback. 112 pages.
Creative Investigations in Early Engineering & Technology - Paperback
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Early childhood teachers continue to seek activities that promote STEM-based learning. But most STEM books focus on science and math, excluding technology and engineering. Creative Investigations in Early Engineering & Technology helps teachers create a more well-rounded STEM learning program. Encourage children to think, make, tinker and innovate. Introduce engineering skills such as coding in a developmentally appropriate way. Leverage children's use of digital technologies to help them learn new skills. Promote active engagement and participation in classroom learning. Paperback. 112 pages.
Offering inspiration and guidance on creating culturally sensitive and culturally sustainable early childhood environments. With the help of over 400 full-color photos this book guides readers to use their environment to promote a sense of wonder, curiosity, and joy, and allow children to explore their identity. This book analyzes environment design through six key terms:  aesthetic--the nature of art and beauty; authenticity--avoiding stereotypical and biased assumptions; equity-achieving equal outcomes by the individualizing support for each child; dynamic--always changing and supporting children's critical thinking; praxis--actioned informed by theory; and critical reflection--the on-going process of consideration, analysis and informed decision-making applied to daily work. Age focus: 0 - 8 years. Paperback. 280 pages.
Loose Parts 3: Inspiring Culturally Sustainable Environments - Paperback
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Offering inspiration and guidance on creating culturally sensitive and culturally sustainable early childhood environments. With the help of over 400 full-color photos this book guides readers to use their environment to promote a sense of wonder, curiosity, and joy, and allow children to explore their identity. This book analyzes environment design through six key terms: aesthetic--the nature of art and beauty; authenticity--avoiding stereotypical and biased assumptions; equity-achieving equal outcomes by the individualizing support for each child; dynamic--always changing and supporting children's critical thinking; praxis--actioned informed by theory; and critical reflection--the on-going process of consideration, analysis and informed decision-making applied to daily work. Age focus: 0 - 8 years. Paperback. 280 pages.
Young children are born scientists with an innate desire to analyze and investigate the world around them. Creative Investigations in Early Science helps educators expand and encourage young learners' inquisitive nature as they explore the physical, life, and earth sciences. Paperback. 100 pages.
Creative Investigations in Early Science - Paperback
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Young children are born scientists with an innate desire to analyze and investigate the world around them. Creative Investigations in Early Science helps educators expand and encourage young learners' inquisitive nature as they explore the physical, life, and earth sciences. Paperback. 100 pages.
While the visual and performing arts are powerful curricular companions to early STEM experiences, educators may not have the tools and resources to introduce art beyond painting and drawing. Creative Investigations in Early Art provides them with an inquisitive, explorative approach to boost young learners? creativity and critical-thinking, communication, and problem-solving skills through artistic expression. Paperback. 112 pages.
Creative Investigations in Early Art - Paperback
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While the visual and performing arts are powerful curricular companions to early STEM experiences, educators may not have the tools and resources to introduce art beyond painting and drawing. Creative Investigations in Early Art provides them with an inquisitive, explorative approach to boost young learners? creativity and critical-thinking, communication, and problem-solving skills through artistic expression. Paperback. 112 pages.
For the littlest learners, everything is an activity--feeling a rock, trying to lick a bubble, smelling a flower, or poking sand. In this book, teachers and caregivers of infants and toddlers will learn how these simple explorations support cognitive and vocabulary development. The book explains heuristic learning--discovery by trial and error--and how to encourage this type of learning to boost development. Through his explorations, the child is answering some fundamental questions: What is this and what can I do with it? Later, he will add to his knowledge: What else can this do and what can this become? This is cognitive development in action! Age focus: 0-3. Paperback. 80 pages.
Treasure Basket Explorations: Heuristic Learning for Infants and Toddlers - Paperback
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For the littlest learners, everything is an activity--feeling a rock, trying to lick a bubble, smelling a flower, or poking sand. In this book, teachers and caregivers of infants and toddlers will learn how these simple explorations support cognitive and vocabulary development. The book explains heuristic learning--discovery by trial and error--and how to encourage this type of learning to boost development. Through his explorations, the child is answering some fundamental questions: What is this and what can I do with it? Later, he will add to his knowledge: What else can this do and what can this become? This is cognitive development in action! Age focus: 0-3. Paperback. 80 pages.