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… More »
Birth & up. Soft woven basket with lid can be used for a variety of activities or as storage. Children will want to open the lid and investigate contents of the basket making it perfect for a game of peekaboo or a treasure hunt with loose parts and heuristic sets. Basket measures 9". Made of soft, durable 100% polypropylene, baskets are stain, mildew and fade resistant. Spot clean or professional dry cleaning is recommended. Contents not included.
Birth & up. Nurture multisensory play with this set of Sensory Reflective Balls! Engaging and vibrant, the reflective surfaces of these balls change color in the light as children manipulate each sphere. Providing a slightly distorted reflection in their iridescent surface, these mirrored balls will fascinate children and encourage explorations in facial recognition, descriptive language, and self-esteem. Smooth, lightweight, and easy for small hands to grasp, this set is chemical-free, non-porous,… More »
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. Activity card(s) measure 5" x 5" and store in a sturdy plastic container.
18 months & up. Freestanding table with built-in electrical lights invites children to explore color mixing, light, and shadows. Adult supervision. (Prism bricks and plates sold separately.) Minor assembly required. Measures 15"H x 25.5"W x 25.5"D.
18 months & up. Engage and color mix with the bright colors in this set! Great for use on a light table or outdoors in natural sunlight. Children will have a variety of items in which to view and learn about the world of color. Set includes 12 translucent 5.5" color paddles, 24 three dimensional translucent shapes, 48 building connectors, and stackable storage container.
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… More »
18 months & up. The Wooden Exploration Set encourages independence and self-directed exploration. The open-ended components of this award-winning wooden set will inspire children's natural curiosity and joy of learning. Young children instinctively investigate objects that interest them and make discoveries through taste, touch, smell, sound, and sight.Toddlers crave new experiences while enjoying the comfort of the familiar. With opportunities to manipulate the objects over and over, young… More »
12 months & up. Encourage your children to explore their senses with this set of Multicolor Wooden Discovery Blocks Manipulatives with Different Textures. Children will enjoy discovering the different textures, sounds and colors to stimulate touch, feel and sight senses. The durable wood makes these blocks last through hours of play. Encourage your children to make patterns and identify the colors of the blocks they play with. This activity block set consists of 3 visual blocks, 3 auditory blocks… More »
12 months & up. Four, simple, one piece sea life themed puzzles fit together to make one larger puzzle. Colorful, textured graphics and a 3-D feel adds extra interest and helps to complete the theme. Each piece includes one ocean creature including a shell, crab, turtle, and whale. Completed puzzles measures 8.75" in diameter.
10 months & up. Young children can discover and fill the bowl with objects they find in their world around them. Use this set of bowls to come up with their own open-ended playtime experience. Combine with the Heuristic Play Basic Set or Starter Pack to discover more ways to encourage curiosity and creative play (sold separately). Bowls measure 2.8" in diameter.
Birth & up. This set of six reflective mirror balls all look identical, but have individual characteristics. Some wobble when rolled, or turn and won't roll in a straight line, some feel funny when twisted, spun or shaken and others make different shaker or rattle sounds. The shiny mirror surface provides a distorted fish-eye lens reflection which is fascinating for children to observe. They are robustly constructed from hard wearing stainless steel, are lightweight, smooth and tactile to handle… More »
Birth & up. A set of four reflective mirror surface balls provides a distorted fish-eye lens reflection in which children will want to observe. They will be fascinated to see items placed close to the mirrors including their own faces enlarged and close-up. Made from hard wearing stainless steel, these beautiful, smooth tactile balls are robustly constructed without being too heavy and therefore can be handled by young children with ease. They can be used indoors or outdoors and provides a focal… More »
2 years & up. Made from FSC approved beech wood. The 9-sections arranged in a 3 x 3 array are perfect to help children sort according to particular criteria such as size, shape, number, color, or pattern. It is also useful for more open-ended investigations and perfect for collecting and displaying fascinating objects that the children discover. Contents shown are not included.
2 years & up. This unique set of engaging woodland footprints is a great way for children to start their woodland explorations! Each set includes a footprint for a fox, squirrel, rabbit, frog, deer, hawk, owl and mouse. Compare, explore, investigate, sort, and match eight different familiar woodland animals by their footprints. Take the stones on a group walk to compare them with any animal tracks the children discover.
18 months & up. Introduce light and color exploration, along with early STEM skills, through the organic and layered builds of Grippies® Windows. Over-molded metal ball connectors join colorful, secured magnetic panels to create 2D and 3D builds. Tactile grips and over-molded plastic are soft and easy for little hands to hold. Watch your young builder discover magnetic principles, properties of light, and color recognition through multiple building and patterning activities. Compatible with other Grippies® sets.
18 months & up. Encourage spatial and social emotional play with toddler STEM toy Grippies® Stackers. Assemble communities with interlocking magnetic 2D and 3D builds or nest the expressive cylinders in between textured X-shaped blocks. 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.… More »
18 months & up. Toddler STEM toy Grippies® Links features easy-to-stack and connect magnetic construction blocks and two sizes of magnetic characters to encourage both building and dramatic play. Encourage pattern recognition and simple to complex construction concepts alongside dramatic play with the secured magnetic building pieces. With soft, over-molded plastic textures and tactile grips in four bright colors, Grippies® Links are perfect for small hands to grasp. The blocks pivot… More »
18 months & up. Introduce young builders to organic construction and social emotional expression with the curved shapes of toddler STEM toy Grippies® Curves. Inspired by shapes found in nature, the colorful curved rods with secure magnetic ends encourage magnetic and tactile exploration through patterning and 3D construction. With cute faces on the over-molded metal ball connectors, toddlers can create expressive characters or expand their builds. The tactile, soft touch pieces make Grippies®… More »
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.
18 months & up. Introduce young builders to magnetic construction, sensory exploration and social emotional expression with the comprehensive toddler STEM set, Grippies® Shake, Build and Curve. Connect large and small sized magnetic rods to each other or combine them with the overmolded metal ball connectors. The variety of rod styles create a unique structural, rounded and acoustic building experience. Encourage magnetic, auditory and tactile exploration through patterning and 3D construction.… More »
12 months & up. Introduce babies to eight soft and textured circle and square shaped stackers. Eight bright soft shapes can be sorted into tubes for early sensory and STEM play. Textured basic geometric shapes are fun for infants and toddlers to hold and squeeze and even more fun to stack. Stand and tubes measure 11"H x 4.3"W x 9"L.
Birth & up. Children will be fascinated by the distorted reflection from this set of mirrored silver discs. Set of seven discs come in graduated sizes and have slightly flattened centers. Constructed of stainless steel, they are lightweight, smooth, and durable. Discs can be used for stacking, sorting, and sensory play. Sizes range from 2" to 5.5" diameter.
18 months & up. Seashell-shaped manipulatives contain different tactile patterns for sorting, matching, counting and sensory exploration. Made of eco-friendly composite, each shell has its own grain and slight color differences. Users can use the stones for sensory discovery, imprint making into doughs and sand, or even role play. Includes 36 tactile shells, 2 of each in 6 different tactile finishes, and 3 sizes. Each stone measures about 2".