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Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Educational

Myland Horse
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Age 2+

Myland Horse

Like Myland Car (see separate review above), Myland Horse's remarkable effectiveness as a learning toy stems from a clever simplicity that spurs kids to explore and discover. The look and feel of the horse (and the character that accompanies it) are at once charming and perfectly suited to the young age level at which the toy is targeted. Children take great delight in the interactive nature of Myland Horse. ...Read More
OgoBILD with AnimateIt! - Studio Kit (w/camera)
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The strange, fantastical, inter-connectable pieces in OgoBILD construction toys tend, in and of themselves, to inspire new heights of creativity. This kit not only contains 103 of those incredibly versatile building pieces, it also includes Animate It! Express, software that makes making your own stop-motion animation films as easy as 1-2-3. That is about as perfect a set of ingredients for unleashing creativ ...Read More
Perplexus Q-Bot
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Age 8+

Perplexus Q-Bot

Playing this 3D maze game is like entering a miniature world in which gravity is your friend and enemy. You don't actually enter that world (a clear plastic cube that contains a robot-like configuration of paths and ramps) so much as peer in from the outside as you twist, turn and manipulate the cube in an effort to guide a small marble from a starting point through a series of challenges. Its highly absorbin ...Read More
Pirate Train Set BJT038
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Age 3+

Pirate Train Set BJT038

From the very first glance, kids know they're in for something special with Pirate Train Set. The fine wooden craftsmanship, dazzling colors, and creativity on display in the set's design sparks children's imaginations to the fullest. Assembling the tracks is a play activity unto itself, one youngsters take deep pleasure in exploring. The train's carriages (two of which carry removable loads - a cannon and a ...Read More
Preschool Prep Company DVD 4 Pack - Letters, Numbers, Shapes, and Colors
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This 4 DVDs in this set ($14.95 apiece or 49.95 for the 4-pack) give youngsters a well-rounded educational experience perfectly suited to their tender ages and burgeoning capabilities. The video segments on each of the four DVDs present playful animations and colorful characters that deeply engage and entertain viewers while teaching them what they need to know about letters, numbers, shapes, and colors. That ...Read More
ROLLERS A Game of Matching Die and Scoring High
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ROLLERS is an exceptionally fun, fast-moving dice game. The exciting balance of skill and luck plays well across a broad range of ages, making it a great game for the entire family. Highly appealing components - 6 custom dice, 5 game boards, 75 game board markers, 75 chips - seriously boost the fun factor. Each player gets up to 3 rolls per turn, aiming to fill in their game board by rolling sets of like-numb ...Read More
Roominate Townhouse
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Age 6+

Roominate Townhouse

Roominate Townhouse is a delightfully versatile building set geared towards girls that nurtures imagination, creativity and a range of intellectual skills. Its pieces snap together easily and allow for a huge variety of townhouse designs from simple to elaborate. Illustrated instructions provide a number of construction ideas, but kids invariably veer off in their own creative direction. An included motor can ...Read More
Science Stumpers
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Age 8+

Science Stumpers

Children and adults can learn quite a lot from this fun-filled collection of bite-sized science mysteries. Each brain teaser-like Science Stumper consists of two pages. The first page provides the set-up, a mini-story that uses fictional characters to describe a set of events that often have counterintuitive results. Each set-up ends by inviting the reader to speculate on the mysterious outcome that, as it t ...Read More
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