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Wikki Stix  Rainbow Pak Wikki Stix Rainbow Pak

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

Our Price:: $3.50
Create A Sceneâ„¢ Magnetic Townâ„¢ Create A Scene™ Magnetic Town™

Magnetic Fun!

Our Price:: $7.49
Create A Sceneâ„¢ Magnetic Firefightersâ„¢ Create A Scene™ Firefighters™

Magnetic Fun!

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Create A Sceneâ„¢ Dollhouseâ„¢ Create A Scene™ Doll House™

Magnetic Fun!

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Create A Sceneâ„¢ Pet Shopâ„¢ Create A Scene™ Pet Shop

Magnetic Fun!

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Create A Sceneâ„¢ Magnetic Trainsâ„¢ Create A Scene™ Magnetic Trains™

Magnetic Fun!

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Create A Sceneâ„¢ Magnetic Trainsâ„¢ Create A Scene™ Magnetic Farm™

Magnetic Fun!

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Super Magnetic Thinking Putty Crazy Aaron's Super Magnetic Thinking Putty with Magnet

Thinking putty with amazing magnetic properties.

Our Price:: $14.95
Sale Price: $10.99
Savings: $3.96
Count & Build TotBot Learning Resources Count & Build TotBot

Twist, build & stack with a little bot of fun.

Our Price:: $16.99
Sale Price: $10.99
Savings: $6.00
Wikki Stix Stem Pak Wikki Stix Stem Pak

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

Our Price:: $12.49
Sale Price: $11.39
Savings: $1.10
Learning Resources - Gears! Gears! Gears! - Lights & Sounds! Learning Resources - Gears! Gears! Gears! - Lights & Sounds!

Create moving masterpieces.

Our Price:: $39.99
Sale Price: $14.49
Savings: $25.50
Swivel Snaps Building Set Swivel Snaps Building Set

Spin it! Snap it! Build It!

Our Price:: $24.99
Sale Price: $17.69
Savings: $7.30
Squigz Starter Kit Squigz Starter Kit

Unique suction construction encourages creativity & fine motor skills

Our Price:: $21.99
Magna-Tiles Clear Colors - 32 piece set Magna-Tiles Clear Colors - 32 piece set

Where science, math and creativity meet!

Our Price:: $45.95
Children's Factory Sturdiblock Set Children's Factory Sturdiblock Set - Soft Stackers

Help stimulate creativity and stacking skills!

Our Price:: $199.00
Children's Factory Patchwork Mat & Blocks Children's Factory Patchwork Mat and 12 Piece Toddler Baby Blocks - Primary

Encourage early learners to build & explore!

Our Price:: $199.95
   
 

Building and constructing in a playful and imaginative way helps children develop motor skills, spatial concepts and critical thinking. These skills provide a foundation for a variety of other fine-tuned skills and are absolutely critical to the development of special needs kids.

Stacking Games for Fine Motor Control

Fine motor skills are those that require a refined use of smaller muscles, especially in the hands. Without fine motor control, tasks such as eating, practicing dental hygiene, getting dressed and writing prove highly problematic, even impossible. Use fine motor development toys such as Squigz to practice placing pieces end on end, stacking pieces high and making various shapes. Fine motor skills toys can include blocks, beads, marbles, pieces of string and anything else that requires a light touch!

  • Make necklaces
    • Start by using large beads and a string that's easy to see and maneuver, and work your way up to smaller beads and fishing line
  • Count small items such as acorns or pebbles by moving them from one bowl to another
  • Stack blocks to compete for highest tower
  • Pick flowers or grasses
  • Make a paper airplane, a paper hat or boat

Games to Develop Spatial Concepts

Creating spatial awareness isn't just a way to help kids better understand their own surroundings. Spatial concepts help to develop new vocabulary (such as above, below and behind), and encourage new and more critical ways of thinking about the world.

  • Line up blocks in a variety of ways
  • Use Magna-Tiles to create patterns by copying
  • Create an obstacle course with soft blocks
  • Do the Hokey Pokey

Critical Thinking Activities

Critical thinking starts with activities that promote spatial concepts, encourage imaginative play and make comparisons. Additionally, by verbalizing what's happening in the world around us, children are able to connect real-word applications of critical thinking to practice.

  • Use toys like the Bucket of Pets to sort according to various specifications
    • Color
    • Number of ears
    • Number of legs
  • Compare objects, whether at home or at the grocery store
  • Engage in role-playing games
  • Make patterns