Recommended Toys

Playing  together is a powerful and fun way to increase parent-child interaction, build your child’s language and literacy skills, and prepare you child to be a successful student.

Please click here for wonderful play tips to further enhance the educational opportunities (and fun!) of playing with your children.

Animal Toys

Children of all ages love animals. Animal toys are a great way to expose your little ones to a love of reading. (Did you mean to say reading here?) These toys will let them enjoy their favorite animals, use their imaginations, and develop narratives, while developing their motor skills as well.

  • Smart Splash Color Play Penguins

    Learning fun that floats! Make the most of tub time with smart water toys that teach colors and shapes, matching...

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  • Play ‘n Go Farm

    Unique carry along playset. Playset container has a blend of plastic and tin metal. Contains parts for playset play

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  • Pound and Play Porcupine

    Little ones will love this classic wood pounding activity with (8) colorful pegs and a mallet.

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  • Muscle Movers Upper Case Letter Cards and Activity Kit

    The Fundanoodle Muscle Movers Upper Case Letter Set features colorful cards which promote gross motor development, alphabet recognition and lettering...

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  • Safari Stacking Chunky Puzzle

    12-piece set includes 9 colorful animals, matching puzzle board, and 2 stands. Animals featured include giraffe, elephant, hippo, alligator, lion, tiger,...

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  • Pets Stamp Set

    Help your child's creativity gallop free with this Pets Wooden Stamp Set from Melissa & Doug, featuring a dog, a...

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  • Moody Bear Puzzle Emma

    Children will love these adorable bears. Swap out the faces to change their mood and set the stage for any...

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  • Soft Building Blocks & Board Book Set

    Great for small motor skills, math readiness. Simple vignettes in this chunky board book and on each side of these...

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  • Catch & Count Fishing Game

    Catch some laughs and learning with this wooden magnetic play set--complete with working wind-up reel! The 10 magnetic fish are...

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  • Animal Dominos

    Great for small motor skills and math readiness. Domino consists of 28 wooden pictures tiles with different 7 kinds of...

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Fine Motor Skills

The development of fine motor skills is vital for any skills that requires the use of the fingers and hands such as writing, keyboarding, and more. These toys will help increase a child’s strength and dexterity in their hands and fingers. Additionally, this will help with proper pencil grip.

  • See-Inside Alphabet Peg Puzzle

    This wooden peg puzzle includes a piece for each of the 26 letters in the alphabet. A colorful picture under...

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  • Play-Doh

    With 10 different colors of modeling compound to play with, this is a case of creative possibilities! It’s a rainbow...

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  • Wooden Blocks

    Kaplan's superior-quality blocks are precision made from fine hardwoods with sanded smooth beveled edges. Each set comes with a lifetime...

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  • Duplo Blocks

    At its heart is a buildable wagon base with rounded edges and wheels that really turn. This comprehensive set also...

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  • Busy Bugs

    Early math concepts are much easier to comprehend with this hands-on set of 36 colorful, textured bugs. Watch the light...

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  • Gear It!

    With this creative, open-ended gear set, children learn about cause and effect and simple principles of mechanics. Build a base,...

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  • Color Wheels

    A unique "fold and stack" wooden pull-along toy. Includes 12 wheels reinforcing the "color wheel", teaching primary, secondary and complementary...

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  • Measure Up! Collection

    Watch learning in action with this kitchen-themed set. Use to scoop, dump, fill, nest, stack, mold and stamp. Spoons, cups...

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  • Motor Works

    Assemble 3 complete vehicles - Race Car, Airplane, and MotorCycle! Includes child-safe electric power drill, with forward & reverse settings!

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  • Smart Splash Color Play Penguins

    Learning fun that floats! Make the most of tub time with smart water toys that teach colors and shapes, matching...

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  • Tobbles

    Great for children to learn about colors, size sequencing, and more. 6 colorful spheres with two textures and weighted.

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  • String My ABC’s

    Encourages language skills, reading readiness and promotes fine motor skills. Includes 26 wooden letters, wooden needle, stopper and lace  

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  • ABC 123 First Words

    36 colorful wooden tiles and frames help learn your ABC's and numbers. 

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  • Cutting Food

    This set contains eight pieces of wooden food, a cutting board and a wooden knife. Food makes a fun “CRUNCH”...

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  • Pound and Play Porcupine

    Little ones will love this classic wood pounding activity with (8) colorful pegs and a mallet.

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  • Max & Alphie’s Adventures! Activity Book

    This activity book is full of fun exercises designed to improve visual motor control, increase endurance,  build confidence, and develop...

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  • I Can Cut, Cutting Activity Book with Scissors

    The Fundanoodle I Can Cut Cutting Activity Book helps your child learn proper cutting skills as they cut and snip...

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  • I Can Pound Activity Bench

    The Fundanoodle I Can Pound Activity Bench lets children exercise their creativity and have fun as they improve hand stability,...

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  • I Can Build Upper Case Letters Magnetic Activity Kit

    The Fundanoodle MagnaStix I Can Build Upper Case Letters Kit is an all-in-one kit packed with activities that help children...

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  • Vehicles Chunky Wooden Puzzle

    The thick; chunky wooden puzzle pieces fit neatly into their spots on the colorful board and also stand up for...

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  • Take Along Tool Kit

    Twenty-four, wooden pieces including tools, nails, screws, nuts and bolts provide hours of creative, constructive fun.

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  • Stack & Count Parking Garage

    Stack 10 wooden cars in this gated parking tower and top them with the sliding counter. Then see the cars...

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  • Wooden School Bus

    There's a friendly driver at the wheel and room for six happy passengers in this eight-piece wooden play set. With...

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  • Let’s Play House! Wash and Dry Dish Set

    This sturdy play set comes with four plastic plates; four plastic cups, four plastic forks, spoons and knives; a squeezable...

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  • Vehicles Jumbo Knob Puzzle

    The bright, cheerful artwork features a collection of favorite vehicles in the air, land, and sea. Each one has its...

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  • Unit Blocks on Wheels

    Features 36 smooth-sanded; solid-wood blocks for unlimited building; which store neatly in a sturdy pull-along cart!

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  • Toys Primer Pak

    The puzzles, Lacing & Tracing™ activities and crepe rubber Locktagons™ will keep children busy for hours as they practice and...

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  • Toddler Tote

    This assortment of toys may be used in several ways to entertain little ones and help them learn. In addition...

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  • Textured Foam Blocks

    These textured foam blocks will enable babies to: explore, discover, visualize, and verbalize and so much more. The variety of colors...

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  • Tall-Stacker Pegs & Pegboard Set

    Children will think they’re just having fun with this versatile teaching toy, but they’re actually building fine motor skills and...

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  • Stack & Count Forklift Playset

    This sturdy wooden forklift has a colorful load to haul: 10 painted number tiles slotted onto a numbered counting bar!...

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  • Stacking Train

    The solidly built engine and multicolored freight cars have sturdy pegs for linking the cars and stacking the cargo blocks....

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  • Stacking Up Cups

    Classic toys like nesting cups are all-time favorites because they offer all kinds of fun. Children love to fit them...

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  • Soft Large Geometric Shapes

    This set of soft geometric shapes comes in four colors and nine shapes. The common 3" dimension of each shape...

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  • Smart Stacker

    Twisting, stacking, drop-through learning toy. Includes stackable cups with added drop-through, drip-through and twist-and-reveal activities.  Develops these skills: sensory, fine motor,...

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  • Shape & Color Sorter

    From basic pegging to the challenges of sorting by shape and color, little ones love this time-tested favorite. Inviting, chunky,...

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  • Safari Stacking Chunky Puzzle

    12-piece set includes 9 colorful animals, matching puzzle board, and 2 stands. Animals featured include giraffe, elephant, hippo, alligator, lion, tiger,...

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  • Primary Lacing Beads

    30 wooden beads with oversized holes teach children hand-eye coordination and color recognition. Convenient wooden case makes clean up and...

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  • Pets Stamp Set

    Help your child's creativity gallop free with this Pets Wooden Stamp Set from Melissa & Doug, featuring a dog, a...

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  • Barnyard Animals Jum

    Take six nesting and sorting blocks, add six numbered animals to go inside and what do you have? A farm...

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  • Moody Bear Puzzle Emma

    Children will love these adorable bears. Swap out the faces to change their mood and set the stage for any...

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  • Magnetic Wooden Shapes and Colors

    Shape theme features everything from circle, crescent, and hexagon to quatrefoil, trapezoid, parallelogram, and more. Great for matching, sorting, and...

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  • Magnetic Fishing Game

    Colorful magnetic fishing game comes to life with redesigned artwork. Special magnetic wand magically captures puzzle pieces on the game...

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  • Catch & Count Fishing Game

    Catch some laughs and learning with this wooden magnetic play set--complete with working wind-up reel! The 10 magnetic fish are...

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Gross Motor Skills

Both small and large motor skills are vital in early childhood development. Large motor skills involve large movements and being able to control the larger muscles in the arms, legs, torso, and feet. These toys allow young children to develop these motor skills, and practice self-regulation skills, such as turn-taking and sharing.

  • Play Tunnel

    Children can crawl, hide, and play in a play tunnel! The tunnel offers plenty of space for kids to play.

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  • Bean Bag Toss

    This bean bag toss is four games in one. Match colors, shapes, or numbers, or create your own game by...

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  • Flip Flop Faces Emotions In Motion

    Aim, toss and flip! This innovative bean bag toss game teaches children to understand facial expressions while developing gross motor...

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  • Muscle Movers Upper Case Letter Cards and Activity Kit

    The Fundanoodle Muscle Movers Upper Case Letter Set features colorful cards which promote gross motor development, alphabet recognition and lettering...

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  • Magnetic Chalk Dry Erase Board

    This combo chalk/dry erase board comes equipped with everything necessary to keep a child busy drawing; doodling; and spelling for...

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  • Magic Color-Changing Ball

    The Small World Toys Magic Gertie Ball changes color when you play with it. This ball is pale blue when...

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  • LadbyBug Bean Bag

    Let your child play with this bean bag lady bug! Great for large motor skills.

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  • Flip and Serve Pancake Set

    With this wooden set, a young chef can prepare two golden-brown pancakes with all the fixings: chocolate chips, blueberries, bananas...

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  • Farm Cube Puzzle

    Each side of the beautifully illustrated 16 solid wood cube is part of a different animal puzzle---6 puzzles in all!

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  • Soft Building Blocks & Board Book Set

    Great for small motor skills, math readiness. Simple vignettes in this chunky board book and on each side of these...

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  • Beep Beep! Jigsaw Puzzle

    Great for small motor skills and math readiness. Twenty-seven colorful vehicles, coming and going, on this 24-piece wooden jigsaw provide...

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  • Band in a Box

    Great for large motor skills, promoting music and movement. This 10 piece set is chock-full of favorites guaranteed to bring...

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  • Animal Dominos

    Great for small motor skills and math readiness. Domino consists of 28 wooden pictures tiles with different 7 kinds of...

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  • Animal Cottage

    Great for small motor skills and math readiness! A colorful cottage with rooms and doors for 5 fun animal characters...

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Imaginary Play

Allowing young children to use their imagination is the basis for further creative expression. Creativity inspires young children’s desire to learn, and supports a variety of approaches to learning, a vital aspect of cognitive development. These toys will allow young children to use their imagination, learn to think on their own, create narratives, and of course have fun.

  • Wooden Birthday Party Cake Set

    Make every day a celebration with this festive Wooden Birthday Party Cake Set! Use the serving knife to cut a...

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  • Play-Doh

    With 10 different colors of modeling compound to play with, this is a case of creative possibilities! It’s a rainbow...

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  • Color Wheels

    A unique "fold and stack" wooden pull-along toy. Includes 12 wheels reinforcing the "color wheel", teaching primary, secondary and complementary...

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  • Working Trio

    These three fun dump trucks deliver important concepts related to volume, size and distance! Dumpsters are sturdy, stackable, and friction...

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  • Farmers Market

    Fosters role-playing and imagination. Strengthens communication, language and social skills. Learn about the food groups and healthy nutrition. Fosters an...

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  • Measure Up! Collection

    Watch learning in action with this kitchen-themed set. Use to scoop, dump, fill, nest, stack, mold and stamp. Spoons, cups...

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  • Cook It! My Very Own Chef Set

    Modern, 6-piece set features soft, rounded parts and easy-grip handles - perfect for toddler-safe play. Includes pan, strainer, pot, lid (fits...

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  • Pretend & Play Doctor Set

    Learning Resources Pretend & Play Doctor Set features enough medical tools for the whole junior surgical team to operate! Sturdy...

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  • Picnic Basket

    Fun lunches with friends. 18 piece picnic set includes 4 tin cups, 4 tin plates, 4 plastic spoons, 4 plastic...

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  • Take Along Tool Kit

    Twenty-four, wooden pieces including tools, nails, screws, nuts and bolts provide hours of creative, constructive fun.

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  • Wooden Farm Tractor Set

    This action-packed play set has animals to tend, hay to pile and a tractor to keep it all moving. With...

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  • Wooden School Bus

    There's a friendly driver at the wheel and room for six happy passengers in this eight-piece wooden play set. With...

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  • Let’s Play House! Wash and Dry Dish Set

    This sturdy play set comes with four plastic plates; four plastic cups, four plastic forks, spoons and knives; a squeezable...

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  • Flip and Serve Pancake Set

    With this wooden set, a young chef can prepare two golden-brown pancakes with all the fixings: chocolate chips, blueberries, bananas...

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Math Readiness

Math is an important part of school readiness, and is sometimes called early numeracy. Toys that involve counting, sorting, sequencing, patterns, and more help improve children’s early numeracy and math skills. Progressive counting addresses numeracy skills, and is a foundation of math readiness, as well as number recognition.

  • Big Button Number Fun

    Packed into this kid-friendly activity set is the most colorful and fun way to practice number and shape recognition, counting...

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  • Playful Patterns® Heirloom Edition

    An early childhood pre-math and pre-reading learning center in an heirloom wooden box, made of durable eco-friendly materials. Logic and...

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  • Learn to Count

    This wooden puzzle acts as a fun introduction to mathematics and counting skills. Children first match the numbered squares to...

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  • Simple Tape Measure

    Great for both early measuring and imaginative play. Super child-friendly with soft-grip handle, large size, and double-sided tab. Child manually...

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  • Busy Bugs

    Early math concepts are much easier to comprehend with this hands-on set of 36 colorful, textured bugs. Watch the light...

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  • Gear It!

    With this creative, open-ended gear set, children learn about cause and effect and simple principles of mechanics. Build a base,...

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  • Working Trio

    These three fun dump trucks deliver important concepts related to volume, size and distance! Dumpsters are sturdy, stackable, and friction...

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  • Measure Up! Collection

    Watch learning in action with this kitchen-themed set. Use to scoop, dump, fill, nest, stack, mold and stamp. Spoons, cups...

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  • LEGO DUPLO Creative Sorter

    Not only does the set include an assortment of 23 color-coded basic and rounded Duplo bricks, the 3 matching blue,...

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  • 123, Ready, Set, Touch and Feel Flash Cards

    Early Learning, Ready, Set, Touch and Feel Flash Cards, 123, 1432 are multi-sensory flash cards which build early math and...

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  • Max & Alphie’s Adventures! Activity Book

    This activity book is full of fun exercises designed to improve visual motor control, increase endurance,  build confidence, and develop...

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  • I Can Pound Activity Bench

    The Fundanoodle I Can Pound Activity Bench lets children exercise their creativity and have fun as they improve hand stability,...

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  • Stack & Count Parking Garage

    Stack 10 wooden cars in this gated parking tower and top them with the sliding counter. Then see the cars...

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  • Vehicles Jumbo Knob Puzzle

    The bright, cheerful artwork features a collection of favorite vehicles in the air, land, and sea. Each one has its...

    Buy Now
  • Unit Blocks on Wheels

    Features 36 smooth-sanded; solid-wood blocks for unlimited building; which store neatly in a sturdy pull-along cart!

    Buy Now
  • Toys Primer Pak

    The puzzles, Lacing & Tracing™ activities and crepe rubber Locktagons™ will keep children busy for hours as they practice and...

    Buy Now
  • Toddler Tote

    This assortment of toys may be used in several ways to entertain little ones and help them learn. In addition...

    Buy Now
  • Textured Foam Blocks

    These textured foam blocks will enable babies to: explore, discover, visualize, and verbalize and so much more. The variety of colors...

    Buy Now
  • Tall-Stacker Pegs & Pegboard Set

    Children will think they’re just having fun with this versatile teaching toy, but they’re actually building fine motor skills and...

    Buy Now
  • Stack & Count Forklift Playset

    This sturdy wooden forklift has a colorful load to haul: 10 painted number tiles slotted onto a numbered counting bar!...

    Buy Now
  • Stacking Train

    The solidly built engine and multicolored freight cars have sturdy pegs for linking the cars and stacking the cargo blocks....

    Buy Now
  • Stacking Up Cups

    Classic toys like nesting cups are all-time favorites because they offer all kinds of fun. Children love to fit them...

    Buy Now
  • Soft Large Geometric Shapes

    This set of soft geometric shapes comes in four colors and nine shapes. The common 3" dimension of each shape...

    Buy Now
  • Shape & Color Sorter

    From basic pegging to the challenges of sorting by shape and color, little ones love this time-tested favorite. Inviting, chunky,...

    Buy Now
  • Primary Lacing Beads

    30 wooden beads with oversized holes teach children hand-eye coordination and color recognition. Convenient wooden case makes clean up and...

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  • Preschool Lotto Game

    eeBoo's Pre-School Lotto Game is a combination of bingo and a memory game. Helps develop picture recognition and matching skills.

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  • Barnyard Animals Jum

    Take six nesting and sorting blocks, add six numbered animals to go inside and what do you have? A farm...

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  • Magnetic Wooden Shapes and Colors

    Shape theme features everything from circle, crescent, and hexagon to quatrefoil, trapezoid, parallelogram, and more. Great for matching, sorting, and...

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  • Daily Magnetic Calendar

    Daily magnetic calendar to display day of the week, date, weather and special events. Includes a pair of fabric-hinged dry-erase...

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  • Soft Building Blocks & Board Book Set

    Great for small motor skills, math readiness. Simple vignettes in this chunky board book and on each side of these...

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  • Catch & Count Fishing Game

    Catch some laughs and learning with this wooden magnetic play set--complete with working wind-up reel! The 10 magnetic fish are...

    Buy Now
  • Beep Beep! Jigsaw Puzzle

    Great for small motor skills and math readiness. Twenty-seven colorful vehicles, coming and going, on this 24-piece wooden jigsaw provide...

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  • Animal Dominos

    Great for small motor skills and math readiness. Domino consists of 28 wooden pictures tiles with different 7 kinds of...

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  • Animal Cottage

    Great for small motor skills and math readiness! A colorful cottage with rooms and doors for 5 fun animal characters...

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