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. Creative play and storytelling all rolled into a beautiful set of wooden toys. Children will enjoy hours of open-ended, interactive play while learning about the popular fairy tale characters in this Happy Architect set. Includes 44 total pieces: 12 plywood pieces (largest approximately 10" and smallest 8") and 32 wooden character pieces printed front and back. Children can use the interactive design of the houses, huts, bridges, and castle to pretend and play and bring… More »
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.
3 years & up. Build exciting 3D structures with colorful, magnetic cubes, rectangular prisms, square pyramids and more! This Magna-Quibix building set takes the classic Magna-Tiles® building style to the next level. Each shape is a different semitransparent color. Included: 29 Pieces in 5 different shapes: Cubes, Triangular Prisms, Rectangular Prisms, Square Pyramids, and Hexagonal Prisms. 3D Pieces are constructed with magnets on all sides that attract even when they are flipped.
6 years & up. Practice storytelling and problem-solving challenges with the Imagination Kit. Includes 400 pieces, a Pocketful of Ideas card deck, and an imagination sketchbook with instructions. Sketch a solution to a challenge, build a prototype, and watch your ideas come to life! Features: unleash your Imagination with this open-ended kit, contains 400 pieces and 105 card challenges, draw, sketch, and experiment with different materials, combine pieces to solve the challenges, unlimited fun… More »
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.
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.
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.
3 years & up. Building blocks that glow! These beautifully colored building blocks are different than the traditional building blocks because they are built from a powered base and every block lights up as you stack them. There are endless possibilities to fulfill imagination and creativity since there is not a wrong way to stack the blocks. Use Light Stax as a custom night light with 3 light modes: solid, flashing, and fading. All three modes have a 15 minute auto shut-off. Expand your imagination… More »
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 3/8" 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!
4 years & up. Splash, splatter, and spray paint across these absorbent sheets of paper with these new, wavy Pipettes, both from Roylco! The wavy paint chamber within the Pipette assists in the propelling of paint onto surfaces. Use this art tool to foster fine motor skill development and promote independent play and creativity. The design of the absorbent paper is ideal for creating watercolor images while allowing for excellent line control. Great for use by many mediums: paints, colored pencils,… More »
3 years & up. A colorful addition to traditional block play, this set of 10 painted arches and 2 natural tunnels can be stacked and balanced as independent structures or integrated with other block play. They feature rounded edges and smooth surfaces with a matte finish. Enhance engineering skills when stacking and balancing them on each other. Arches measure 11"W x 3"D x 5.5"H and tunnels measure 11"W x 11"D x 5.5"H. Set of 12.
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. 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… More »
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.
3 years & up. Children can engage in sensory play experiences with raised and indented tactile shapes and patterns. The Sensory Stones feature four raised/bumpy designs (circles, dots, wavy lines, and a grid) and four indented/hollow designs (circles, lines, zigzags, and a spiral). Refer to the included activity guide for sensory play, messy play, and mark making ideas. Each stone measures 3". Included: 8 Sensory Stones.
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.