Block play offers a rich opportunity for early math and science learning and the development of social, emotional, language, motor and cognitive skills. Kaplan offers a variety of unit blocks, hollow blocks, foam blocks, and cardboard blocks.
3 years & up. The Colorful Wooden Rainbow Arches and Tunnels set is a vibrant addition to traditional block play. With 10 painted arches and 2 natural tunnels, children will love creating independent structures with these tunnels and arches, or incorporating them into their other blocks for endless building possibilities. Featuring rounded edges and smooth surfaces with a matte finish, these arches and tunnels are the perfect tool for enhancing early engineering skills and introducing concepts… More »
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 5.5" L x 2.75" W x 1.37" H unit so the blocks are easy to stack.
2 years & up. A versatile and fun set for building whatever a child can imagine! Use the flex connectors as hinges to further the design possibilities and bring your imagination creations to life. Set includes 76 durable plastic pieces: 18 beams, 18 large connectors, 24 small connectors, and 16 flexi connectors. Suitable for indoor and outdoor use.
3 years & up. Building upon the multi-faceted early childhood development benefits of unit block play, these sturdy wooden trucks are designed to overlay a new lesson on how a simple machine works. Teaches children to investigate the mechanics of gears, levers, wheel and axle technology, and pendulums. Use Unit Blocks (sold separately) with these Block Science Big Trucks to teach simple machine and STEM concepts while encouraging construction, deconstruction, teamwork, social interaction and self-expression.
6 months & up. Introduce shapes to infants and toddlers with Soft Shape Blocks! The set of 12 blocks features a variety of shapes and colors. Children can begin basic shape recognition (circle, square, triangle) while they practice stacking and building. Great for sorting and matching by shape and color too! Surface wash only. Colors may vary.
3 years & up. This 19-piece magnetic building set by Panelcraft® comes in a rainbow of beautiful colors. Each square panel measures 9" x 9" and connects on the corners with an enclosed magnet. Make large structures, towers, play houses and more. Made from high-quality ABS plastic and 0.375" rare earth magnets sealed inside each piece.
3 years & up. Bring out your child's inner architect with this classic log building set. A classic wood toy with solid pine logs in red, yellow & natural; green roof planks & red gables.250 pieces in heavy-duty canvas bag for storage. This set comes complete with instructions to build a log cabin, barnyard and tree house all at the same time!
12 months & up. Get ready to roll with cars, trucks, planes, boats, helicopters, and construction vehicles in bold primary colors! Wheels roll, propellers spin! Includes clear storage pail with 30 various vehicles, approximately 3"L. These toys are dishwasher safe and have no sharp edges. The boats float for fun water play and the cars roll across the floor without making any noise or leaving any marks. Vehicles are 100% dishwasher safe for easier cleaning.
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 4.25" H x 4.75" W x 12.5" L.
3 years & up. Mix or match police vehicle parts to create ultimate police machines! This unique building set allows your little engineers to use their imaginations to design and create their own police cars, helicopters, or SWAT vehicles. Hidden magnetic connectors make the pieces easy to connect and disconnect so they can build again and again. It's endless "Creativity on Wheels" and more! Included: 3 Pre-designed Police vehicles that can be taken apart and formed into new, unique designs.
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. The foam construction is water proof, but not UV-resistant; if kept outside for a long time, the colors will fade. 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. Turn big building ideas into a big city! These Big City Building Blocks feature an array of blocks to construct tall or short buildings along with trees, bushes, and people to bring the city to life. Each building project supports the development of creativity, gross motor skills, and hand-eye coordination. Blocks are made from natural finished hardwood. Includes: 24 building blocks, 6 people blocks, 2 shrub blocks, and 4 tree blocks.
18 months & up. This set of five friends represents various abilities, ethnicities, and genders illustrating that everyone is unique and special in their own way. These friends make the perfect addition to any dollhouse and are able to teach so many about different types of people. Figures measure 5" tall. Blocks not included.
18 months & up. Children can engage in a historic cultural journey while playing with the eight Around the World Dolls. These 5" figures represent four males and four females dressed in traditional clothing from seven various cultures distinctly represented in this set of dolls. These dolls are great for storytelling and will help children introduce diversity to pretend play by exploring a different culture.
18 months & up. These chunky figures were designed for small hands and allow for easy gripping during play. This charming family set will have young children engaged in meaningful dramatic play either independently or with friends. Each family includes an adult male and female and a male and female child. Father measures 5.75"H and child 4"H.
18 months & up. This set of familiar workers represents several current occupations that children might observe throughout their community. These brightly colored and easy to grip figures are perfect for an interactive lesson about making career choices. For discussion after the lesson, have children talk about someone they know in one of these roles. With diversity and non-traditional roles being represented throughout this set, children will know they can achieve any career they set out for.… More »
18 months & up. From a friendly firefighter to a caring doctor, this set of eight community workers represents many of the occupations children see throughout their community. These figures are easy to grip and perfect for an interactive lesson about careers. Children will delight as they identify familiar faces from their community, some they may know personally. These Community Workers are the perfect way to have a conversation about children's future occupations all while promoting fine motor… More »
4 years & up. Explore the exciting world of wheels! The set lets children create and role play with a variety of vehicles that represent all kinds of transportation and travel. They'll learn about the roles and responsibilities of vehicles in their communities as they further develop their fine motor skills. Storage box included. 934 pieces.
18 months & up. This large storage box comes in packs of six. The boxes have transparent lids that snap into place and are ideal for stacking. They are great for most LEGO® Education Preschool sets. Each box has drainage holes so that LEGO® elements can be washed in the containers. Bins measure 16.5" x 12" x 10". Set of 6 bins with lids.
2 years & up. These soft and flexible foam blocks feature an array of bright colors and shapes with a distinctly textured front and back. Perfectly sized for little hands, toddlers can creatively build, stack, and connect the blocks to support sensory, fine motor skills, and cognitive development. Use the zippered bag for easy clean up and storage. Blocks measure 1" thick. Included: 30 Textured Blocks and Storage Bag.
3 years & up. Learn all about the different sea creatures that live in our world! Encourages dramatic play and scientific learning. Set of 11 aquatic species. All plastic sea creatures are phthalate-free. Products have been tested to different international toy safety requirements.
3 years & up. Mix or match emergency vehicle parts to create the ultimate rescue machines! This unique building set allows your little engineers to use their imaginations to design and create their own rescue cars, planes, or boats. Hidden magnetic connectors make the pieces easy to connect and disconnect so they can build again and again. It's endless "Creativity on Wheels" and more! Included: 3 Pre-designed Rescue vehicles that can be taken apart and formed into new, unique designs.
3 years & up. Mix or match construction vehicle parts to create the ultimate building and demolishing machines! This unique building set allows your little engineers to use their imaginations to design and create their own construction trucks. Hidden magnetic connectors make the pieces easy to connect and disconnect so they can build again and again. It's endless "Creativity on Wheels!" Included: 3 Pre-designed construction trucks that can be taken apart and formed into new, unique designs.
3 years & up. Race your toy cars around winding roads and city circles on this Jumbo Roadway Activity Rug! Features: Soft, beautifully illustrated rug with roads, city and country buildings, and a construction site, and 4 wooden traffic signs to add to the vehicle play fun. Rug is made from durable material with reinforced border binding and skid-proof backing. Rug Size: 79"L x 60"W. Included: Rug, 4 Wooden traffic signs, and Bonus Community Vehicle set: 4 Wooden community vehicles… More »