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Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Educational

Fun Ocean
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Age 2-6 yrs.

Fun Ocean

The fun educational activities contained in this free mobile app enable children to playfully explore life undersea and learn about marine biology along the way. Kids join Dot, a copperband butterflyfish, in adventures in which they meet a host of varied and sometimes exotic sea creatures. Players match silhouettes to actual sea life, learn important facts about the creatures and invite these new undersea fri ...Read More
Geometry Strategy
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Age 12+

Geometry Strategy

This is a fascinating and highly original game in which players engage in battle-like offensive and defensive moves while attempting to get their Sphere onto the Bullseye at the center of the board. Every player has a number of playing pieces, each of which has a distinct geometric shape (Cylinder, Pyramid, Prism, Cone, . . .) and rank. Those rankings determine what happens when two opposing pieces meet on th ...Read More
Grippies Builders
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Age 18 mo.+

Grippies Builders

Surprise, amusement, amazement, and joy are just some of the feelings parents can count on seeing their young ones display while exploring the pleasures of Grippies Builders set. This STEM building toy system for toddlers combines near endless replay value with rich and varied educational benefits. The exceptionally high quality magnetic rod and ball configuration makes building a wild variety of structures a ...Read More
Happy Hats Beginning Reading Game
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This fun, exciting board game does a fabulous job of helping beginning readers develop letter and sound recognition skills and put together common three letter words. Players take turns spinning the spinner and moving the indicated number of alphabet spaces on the board. The player that moved attempts either to complete a three letter word using one of the 5 Word Ending cards in his or her hand or, in the cas ...Read More
HoPLAY QueenStrike
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HoPLAY QueenStrike is a unique, highly enjoyable game that combines elements of traditional board game play with digital and hologram technology. The result is a remarkably well-integrated play experience that combines face-to-face social interaction with exciting digital elements. An iPad projects animation from the free HoPLAY QueenStrike app down into a Holographic Display Box, where it is visible to all p ...Read More
idadi
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Age 7+

idadi

idadi is a highly enjoyable fast-paced card game for 2 to 5 players in which everyone is in on the action from start to finish. There is plenty of action to be had since speed, both at spotting your options and quickly playing your cards, is the key to winning. Each player is dealt 10 cards, each of which bears a number ranging from 1 to 7 in any of 4 colors. A target number between 4 and 10 is then revealed ...Read More
Kadho English
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Age 3-10 yrs.

Kadho English

Kadho English is a carefully constructed learning vehicle that helps children build a strong English language foundation, step by enjoyable step. This free app provides a delightful mix of adorable animated characters, buoyant background music, and a multitude of letter- and word-based games that keep kids happily engaged. The intuitive interface allows multiple children to log into the app over time and trac ...Read More
Kids, Code, and Computer Science Magazine
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The first thing one notices about this publication is the high quality of its writing, which is crisp, clear, engaging, and informative (not to mention entertaining). The second is the diverse range of Computer Science topics covered in a single issue - highly absorbing and entertaining pieces such as those covering artificial intelligence, classic video game consoles, and automobile computers, among others. ...Read More
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