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Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Educational

codeSpark Academy with The Foos
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Age 5-11 yrs.

codeSpark Academy with The Foos

As the makers of this delightful and highly effective free app well know, becoming a skilled programmer isn't so much about learning code as it is about developing a way of thinking that enhances problem-solving in any context. The Foos are tiny, adorable characters, each of whom has a range of abilities, some shared, some unique. The games are entirely non-verbal. By manipulating graphics, kids issue a serie ...Read More
Color by Number Color Counts: Set of 2 with 36 Colored Pencils
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This wonderful set raises the act of coloring to new levels of creativity and fun, making for an excellent gift with which children happily and productively while away the hours. The two books employ a color-by-number system that coordinates with the finely incremented hues of the set's 36 colored pencils. Kids simply select a pencil whose number matches that of any given portion of an illustration and apply ...Read More
Dash & Dot Pack
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Age 6+

Dash & Dot Pack

It's easy to see why parents and children so thoroughly enjoy Dot and Dash. This highly interactive pair of robots displays a combination of charm and functionality that draws children heavily into their world of fun and learning. A number of free apps for iOS, Android and Kindle devices let kids control Dot or Dash from their tablet or smartphone, sending them talking, dancing, singing or whizzing around the ...Read More
Dig It Up! Fossils & Minerals
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Age 4+

Dig It Up! Fossils & Minerals

Kids become giddy with anticipation when they open the lid of the Dig It Up! package and see 12 individually wrapped excavation projects, each with its own chiseling tool, awaiting their hands-on attention. That excitement is amply rewarded. Children revel in unveiling and identifying an array of fossils and minerals, thrills typically reserved for paleontologists. Each clay stone contains a different surpris ...Read More
Dinosaur Pull Along BB112
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Age 12 mo.+

Dinosaur Pull Along BB112

Kids can't seem to get enough of this superbly crafted wooden toy. Expressions of wonder and glee flow freely from young ones the moment they lay eyes on it and only multiply once they have it in their hands. That's because there is far more to see and do here than with your typical pull along toy. Playful, brightly-colored artwork adorns Dinosaur Pull Along from head to tail. His springy, wiggly tail and ben ...Read More
Disney Buddies: ABCs
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This fun, interactive app makes learning the letters and associated sounds of the alphabet a joyful and enriching experience. Tapping any letter of the alphabet (all 26 of which are onscreen at all times) triggers a distinct play activity that incorporates the letter name, letter sound, and an example verb that starts with that letter. Each letter becomes an interactive mini-game/story in which youngsters eng ...Read More
E-I-E-I-GO!
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Age 4+

E-I-E-I-GO!

E-I-E-I-GO! is a joyous, fast-moving game that keeps youngsters' eyes, hands and minds moving at all times. Exceptionally playful components evoke smiles all around, and gameplay is simple enough to be grasped in under a minute - a recipe for instant fun if ever there was one! A shake of the silo determines which animal all players need to match, and the race is on. All players roll their dice, keeping the on ...Read More
Finding Dory: Just Keep Swimming
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One of the many things that make this app such great fun is the player's sense of being part of an unfolding story, rich in humor and detail. The lovable goofiness embodied by Dory's character permeates the action, eliciting an unusually high number of smiles per minute from players. At the beginning of each level, Dory prompts the player to select and remember two objects that later become part of the story ...Read More
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