18 months & up. The smooth, pleasing texture of the River Rocks invites children to engage in one of the early STEM activities listed in the included set of activity cards. Children can stack, sort, and use the River Rocks in the water table and a variety of other areas in the learning environment. Children will build a strong foundation in basic science, technology, engineering, and math skills. Incorporating River Rocks into the learning environment is the perfect way to introduce STEM for… More »
3 years & up. Natural and unscripted play patterns emerge when Branch Blocks are provided for building and dramatic play inspiration. The intact textured bark on each building piece adds sensory exploration mirroring the organic benefits of outdoor play. Use Branch Blocks to practice stacking, sorting and STEM activities. Includes 36 wood pieces.
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… More »
3 years & up. This 8 page STEM Journal outlines how to utilize the scientific process in an early childhood classroom. Each of the 8.5" 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.
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 39.5"W.
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.
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… 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. Cards measure 5" x 5" and store in a sturdy plastic container.
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.
2 years & up. This set of plastic water channels, in two sizes, and Chute Stands are perfect for a hands-on play experience! Transparent channels allow children to experiment with gravity as they watch materials move from one channel to the next. Children will learn about cause and effect of as they experiment with different positions and angels. Use with the STEM Chute Stands Set for even more possibilities. The 3 stands are made of powder-coated steel and are designed with a rounded base for… More »
18 months & up. Children will delight in all the fun and engaging learning opportunities available with the Sound and Sort Stackers. Multiple senses are engaged while children listen, look, sort, and stack these 18 captivating pieces. Encourage color recognition and fine motor development. A set of activity cards is included listing all of the benefits and many hands-on activities.
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 5.75", 6", and 6.75" long. Each individual magnifier requires 3 AAA batteries (not included).
18 months & up. This set of five vibrant and chunky garden insects introduces children to common bugs found outside. This set of easy to grip critters includes matching photo activity cards with real images and fun facts about each insect. To take learning outside, have children look around their environment and spot some of the insects on their cards. Use these award-winning insects for dramatic play as well. Insects measure 5" each.
3 years & up. This exciting manipulative is sure to have children interested in math. Children will start to grasp concepts of numerical value when they count the numbers of leaves and place them on the appropriate branch. Each of the four colors of leaves represents a different numeral that matches the corresponding number of leaves. Incorporate a math activity to encourage the development of STEM skills. The vinyl material is easy to clean.
3 years & up. Introduce children to early weather concepts and teach them to dress for the seasons at the same time with the help of this cuddly friend! This fun bear set includes four outfits that are perfect for their corresponding seasons. Dress this bear for the appropriate weather conditions and encourage your child to model their outfits after it. For an activity, call out seasons and have children dress the weather bear appropriately. This Weather Bear Set promotes fine motor skills,… More »
2 years & up. Invite children to build thoughtfully and organically with Wooden Stackers Standing Stones. Inspired by prehistoric building blocks, these geometric, wooden stones foster a child's curiosity for creating ancient structures using organic, natural materials. Each wooden block is sanded smooth to highlight the beautiful gradient of the original wood. Different sizes help children understand weight, gravity and patterns. Inspiration cards encourage children to creatively stack and… More »
2 years & up. Bring the instinctive wonder that children have for nature into the classroom with an organic, wooden building blocks set. The Wooden Stackers River Stones invite children to build and stack using blocks inspired by the natural, polished shapes of river rocks. The rounded, wooden stones are sanded smooth to highlight the beautiful gradient of the wood pieces. Different sizes help children understand weight, gravity and patterns. Inspiration cards encourage children to build creatively… More »
3 - 5 years. What do you want to be when you grow up? This set of 6 pretend play career shirts includes an astronaut, veterinarian, race car driver, construction worker, zoo keeper, and pilot. Each shirt is designed with fun graphics, representing each of the careers. The 100% polyester shirts open in the front and have easy hook-and-loop fasteners. Perfect for the dramatic play center! Machine washable.
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.