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Busy hands – busy minds! This kit includes sparkle and glow-in-the-dark PlayFoam as well as feathers, jewels, wiggly eyes, and other creativity-inspiring accessories. Parents who play along will notice PlayFoam magically absorbs grown-up stress too! Added bonus: PlayFoam doesn’t stick to skin or surfaces and it never dries out.
Forget the old sheets draped over your living room furniture. Fortamajig Connectables offers your child a new era of engineering beauty and ingenuity. From planning to construction, your child is visionary and architect. That’s not all - your child will return to play in her masterpiece hour after hour, alone or with family and friends.
Wooden blocks are as essential to childhood as bedtime stories. Blocks expand childhood interests while encouraging creativity and patience – from castles to garages, towers to roadways, recreating the past or building the future. Play together as a family and learn cooperation and flexibility. Remember to take photos so you can enjoy your efforts long after the blocks are put away.
Singers and dancers aren’t born on Broadway; they come from living rooms where children could perform for devoted fans. Choose your favorite: Can Can, Waltz, Sugar Plum Fairy, Swan Lake, You Are My Sunshine, Nutcracker, Macarena, Hokey Pokey. Accessorize with “Acting Out” light-up boas, flower wings, or tiaras. Sing, dance, clap, and smile! Your child will love the attention and the audience will love encore performances.
Families who work on puzzles together learn practical problem solving skills. They also have time to talk about things that happen during the day. Puzzles strike the perfect balance as an activity that’s both calming and challenging. Enjoy the peace and quiet. When your child masters this puzzle, he’ll be ready to advance to 48-piece floor puzzles or to tabletop puzzles.
This game is fun and easy, especially for children just learning to take turns and follow directions. It has plenty of hands-on action to keep a young child engaged while learning basic skills. No reading is required and there are no small parts. This is the perfect game to start your family game-night tradition.
Here it is: the opportunity to give your child some safe supplies and send her outside to play. Perfect for a few minutes of fun or an afternoon with friends. 3-D really does take sidewalk chalk to a new dimension. You’ll want to be a kid again, too.
Start with these simple cooking projects and, before you know it, your child will be asking to help you prepare dinner. Products to interest any child: Cub Cakes, Train and Animal Cookies, and Tied Up In Knots Pretzels. Your child will learn the math and science of cooking. Most of all, your child will enjoy making something everyone likes to eat.
Go outside for bird and bug watching to discover entire worlds that coexist in your own backyard. Play “I spy” or take a nature walk “scavenger hunt” looking for unusual sites. Check out “The Complete Backyard Nature Activity Book” for more backyard activity ideas.
Everyone likes singing and dancing to new songs. This CD gives you and your child new ways to regroup from busy schedules. Instead of veging out in front of the TV, sing and move with songs like Calm Your Brain, Wadlee Atcha, Skip Counting, and Watch Me Listen. Listen to the whole CD or tale a short song break to renew spirits as needed.
The Crayolz 3_D SidewalkChalkJungle Safari Kit is a fun project for the kids to play - a must have for the summer!
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