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Got Special KIDS|Create A Scene Magnetic Town Create A Scene Magnetic Town

Magnetic Fun!

Our Price:: $7.49
Got Special KIDS|Create A Scene Magnetic Construction Site Create A Scene Magnetic Construction Site

Magnetic Fun!

Our Price:: $7.49
Got Special KIDS|Create A Scene Firefighters Create A Scene Firefighters

Magnetic Fun!

Our Price:: $7.49
Got Special KIDS|Create A Scene Pet Shop Create A Scene Pet Shop

Magnetic Fun!

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Got Special KIDS|Create A Scene Magnetic Schoolroom School Create A Scene Magnetic Schoolroom School

Magnetic Fun!

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Got Special KIDS|Create A Scene Magnetic Trains Create A Scene Magnetic Trains

Magnetic Fun!

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Got Special KIDS|Create A Scene Magnetic Farm Create A Scene Magnetic Farm

Magnetic Fun!

Our Price:: $7.49
Got Special KIDS| Learning Resources Pop for Sight Words Game

Fun Popcorn Theme Game!

Our Price:: $9.99
Got Special KIDS|Wikki Stix Stem Pak Wikki Stix Stem Pak

No glue, no paste, no mess with Wikki Stix!

Our Price:: $12.49
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Savings: $0.50
Got Special KIDS|Slamwich is a fast-paced and exciting card game. Gamewright Slamwich

A Fast Flipping Card Game!

Our Price:: $11.99
Got Special KIDS| Have fun stretching with Yoga Dice! Thinkfun Yoga Dice

Fun game of rolling and posing.

Our Price:: $12.95
Got Special KIDS|Yoga Spinner Game ThinkFun Yoga Spinner Game

A fun game of flexibility and balance.

Our Price:: $14.49
Got Special KIDS|Brainwright Dog Pile - The Pup-Packing Puzzle Brainwright Dog Pile - The Pup-Packing Puzzle

A spatial perception puzzle for dog lovers!

Our Price:: $14.99
Got Special KIDS|Educational Insights Smash Pong Smash Pong

Ready, aim, smash!

Our Price:: $21.49
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Got Special KIDS|Learning Resources Pizza Fraction Fun Game w/ 13 Pizzas Learning Resources Pizza Fraction Fun

Time to make a pizza!

Our Price:: $17.49
Got Special Kids|Basic Vocabulary Photo Card Set Learning Resources Basic Vocabulary Photo Card Set

Versatile set of 156 photo illustrated cards for developing oral language skills related to everyday themes.

Our Price:: $27.95
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Savings: $8.36
Got Special KIDS|Surfloor Sensory  Liquid Floor Tiles - 12" X 12" Surfloor Sensory Liquid Floor Tiles - 12" X 12"

Color, design, and play combine into one sensory experience .

Our Price:: $19.95
Got Special KIDS|Monkey Foam Monkey Foam 5 Giant Bars in 5 Colors

Squeeze it! Form it! Shape it!

Our Price:: $19.99
Got Special KIDS|Thinkfun Roller Coaster Challenge! ThinkFun Roller Coaster Challenge

Thrill ride building game. Build an amusement park in your living room!

Our Price:: $23.49
Got Special KIDS|Hidden Rules Card Games Hidden Rules Card Games - A Game that Teaches Everyday Social Skills

4 interactive card games that teach school age children "unwritten" social rules. Purchase individually or the complete set!

Starting at: $23.95
Got Special Kids| Find It Kids World!  It contains hidden items for you to find, conveniently listed on the top of the game. SPIN IT, TWIST IT, SHAKE IT! Find It Games Kids World

Spin, Twist , or Shake it to find hidden objects.

Our Price:: $24.95
Got Special KIDS|Ideal Pop Pong Ideal Pop Pong

Button Bashing Fun!

Our Price:: $24.99
Got Special KIDS|Surfloor Liquid Tiles Surfloor Sensory Liquid Floor Tiles - 20" x 20"

Color, design, and play combine into one sensory experience .

Our Price:: $29.95
Got Special KIDS|Time Timer Watch PLUS Small Size Time Timer Watch PLUS Size Small

On the go convenient time management.

Our Price:: $64.99
Got Special Kids | Gonge Hilltops | Five Hilltops of varying heights encourage children to jump from top to top, helping to develop the ability to estimate distances, while building a familiarity with heights. Gonge Hilltops

Inspire jumping from top to top.

Our Price:: $129.99
Got Special KIDS|Durable 18-Oz Vinyl Tumbl Trak Mat in Various Sizes & Colors Tumbl Trak Mat

Designed for discovery and soft play.

Starting At: $148.00
Got Special KIDS|Tickle Me 9.5 Ft. Giant Tunnel Pacific Play Tickle Me 9.5 Ft. Giant Tunnel

Teach kids cooperative interaction with this giant sensory tunnel!

Our Price:: $175.99
   
 

The benefits of play in early child development have long been recognized. Play is an essential part of development, contributing directly to a wide range of skills that are critical to growing up, building relationships, developing a sense of self and solving problems large and small. Both structured and free play offer benefits to your child's well-being, from cognitive to emotional. Play is conducive to learning by combining a range of tools that create the perfect learning storm. Play establishes closer relationships, grows confidence, provides a safe and controlled environment to fail in and keeps kids mentally active and engaged for longer.

Critical thinking is an important part of growing up. This skill enables kids to make decisions based on reason and allows them to think analytically about problems. From school and homework assignments to everyday applications, critical thinking permeates almost every aspect of life.Imagination is a vital component in problem solving and critical thinking. Encourage imaginative play with games such as Create a Scene. Kids create and play in imaginary worlds that they can easily construct all by themselves, and every scene is different.

Our selection of skill building and problem solving games and toys are great for kids of all ages and geared specifically toward children aged 6 to 8. Help children explore and practice their critical thinking skills by asking them questions, encouraging discussion and prompting storytelling. For additional critical thinking activities for 1st and 2nd grade, check out our selection of educational toys and games.