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Kaplan Early Learning Company
Little ones readily respond to the 5 vibrantly detailed, oversized garden insects in this set with intense curiosity and a strong desire to investigate their similarities and differences. The insects' widely varying shapes, colors and other physical characteristics inspire hands-on fun that blends visual and manual exploration with deeply imaginative pretend play. The appealing otherworldliness of these common bugs offers youngsters an enjoyable and satisfying window into the world of life science. For each insect, the set includes a corresponding activity card with a photograph of the real thing with the insect's name (honey bee, ladybug, caterpillar, butterfly or dragonfly) prominently displayed. A sixth card outlines several activities through which parents and educators can guide children and whose developmental and educational benefits include language and literacy, emerging math, dramatic play, social and emotional growth, and gross motor skills.