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Learning Resources Candy Construction

Learning Resources

Candy Construction

Candy Construction from Learning Resources will bring out the candy maker and builder in your little one! Who doesn't love to play with food? 

Included in the set are illustrated instructions to help your child build many different structures. While your child is building many different structures with their candy, they are also learning valuable skills, such as following directions, problem solving, and imaginative play.

The Candy Construction set includes 92 pieces of various candy. All pieces are durable and the perfect size for children 4-9. 

Price: $34.99

The 7 Habits of Happy Kids Game

The 7 Habits of Happy Kids Game

If you are looking for a fun and educational game for your child, this game is it! The 7 Habits of Happy Kids Game from Educational Insights teaches children great habits to live by. Add this to your next family game night!

Product Description:

A playful way to introduce, practice, and promote 7 kid-friendly principles of personal happiness. Share thoughtful, personal responses, and really listen to each other in this family-friendly game that includes game board, 7 character pieces, 7 token holders, 7 sets of tokens, 12 Wild Ernie tokens, and 1 pair of “Ear-Resistable” Jumper Rabbit ears

Ages 6-10 years.

Approx Retail:  $29.99

Dabble - The Fast Thinking Word Game

Dabble - The Fast Thinking Word Game

Product Description:

Dabble is a great learning tool for kids and fun for the entire family. At the core of the game lies a fast-paced word game that will help children and adults develop many useful skills - including vocabulary, spelling, and quick thinking.


Dabble has won the following awards: Dr. Toy's 10 Best Games 2011 Dr. Toy's 100 Best Children Products 2011 Creative Child Magazine Word Game of The Year 2011 2011 Top 10 PAL Award Winner - PAL stands for Play Advances Language Winner of the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Seal Award 2011 Parents' Choice Gold Award 2011 The Washington Post Great Games for 2011 The Noise on Toys Award of Exxcellence

Ages 10 and up.

Approx Retail:  $24.99

Tic Tac Two

Tic Tac Two

Looking for a great brain buster? Tic Tac Two will help you better your brain!

Product Description:

A World War II soldier created Tic Tac Two as a way to help him and his comrades pass the time in a foxhole. It’s like Tic Tac Toe, only better for your brain, which is no surprise for a game created by a member of the Greatest Generation. What makes Tic Tac Two better? For starters, this solid wood strategy game has 25 spaces instead of nine. But the real fun (and brain workout) begins when players pick up the smaller grid of nine spaces and move it around the larger board to either win the game or block their opponent. Play this addictive game over and over and you’ll never see the same strategy twice!

Approx:  $19.99 

Learning Resources Jumbo Endangered Animals

Learning Resources
Jumbo Endangered Animals

One of my favorite toy brands is Learning Resources.  

Their toys are always of high quality and awesome color!  Not to mention, the learning kids can and do get from them.  

This year, they have an entire 2012 list of new products and we received the Jumbo Endangered Animals.

One of the things in my house that we're struggling with is bathtime toys.  The ones we have are old and you know what years in a bathtub can do to a product! lol.  

So these little guys are now living in there with Batman.  And a few other strange objects.  

It's great though cause when got them, there was a learning packet in the box with details on the animal that I got to share with him.  Now I get the 'this is a Ryno mommy, it's endangered and people have to love them forever!'

Not bad for a 3 1/2 year old, huh? ha

The product is about $30 and great for kids ages 2-8.  

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Dinosaurs A to Z

Dinosaurs A to Z

This book brings Dinosaurs to life!

Written by Andrea Posner-Sanchez and illustrated by Terry Izumi, Meet 26 dinosaurs—one for each letter of the alphabet—in this Dinosaur Train™ alphabet book.  Buddy, Mr. Conductor, and the other Dinosaur Train™ characters from the hit PBS Kids® animated series introduce dinos from Apatosaurus to Zigongosaurus! Young paleontologists-in-training will love learning cool facts about 26 amazing dinosaurs. This awesome non-fiction book with a sturdy padded cover makes a great gift! 

Ages 3-5; SRP $11.99; 30 pages.

Purchase it now online at Barnes & Noble


Pizza Mania™ Early Math Game

Pizza Mania™ Early Math Game

Ciao! Suddenly I wish I was in Italy. Or we can just chat about Learning Resources Pizza Mania.

I love this game. It is uber simple to understand and each game goes quickly, about a minute. There are two levels of play for an added challenge so younger, and older can play. For the younger players it is great for listening, as they have to add and subtract the toppings. The second level is called Pizza Panic, where there is more of a challenge as the speed is increased. More than one player can win so it isn't a competition and keeps children focused on the game and not a race.

It comes with four pizzas, a total of 48 toppings (pepperoni, mushrooms, olives and peppers), and a talking chef with volume control (he needs 3 AA batteries not included).

For ages 4+ and retails for about $24.99. Start the Pizza Mania, but it now.

Super Sorting Pie

Super Sorting Pie

More food, more colors, more fun! Learning Resources Super Sorting Pie is now famous for winning "The Learning Magazine’s 2012 Teacher’s Choice for the Classroom award”;  “Dr. Toy, Best Vacation Product” and the “Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold & SNAP Awards,” this product is hot out of the oven!

Use this wonderful set in your playroom, homeschool room, or even the classroom. It teaches early numbering skills, sorting skills by colors and/or fruit shapes. Visual clues that slip under the bottom of the pan assist your child. It is easy to keep things organized and easily packed away with a pie crust top that conveniently becomes a bowl to also hold counters.

Included is 60 counters (five different colors of apples, bananas, grapes, oranges, grapefruits, apricots and plums), durable plastic pie, removable divider, 3 double-sided sorting cards, 2 jumbo tweezers and Activity Guide.

For ages 3+ | Grades preK+

Priced around $27.99. Get it at or any other available retailer.

Thinking about this is making my mouth water, where's the apple pie?

Smart Snacks® Peek-a-Boo Color Muffins

Smart Snacks® Peek-a-Boo Color Muffins

Who's hungry? You probably will be after hearing about Learning Resources Peek-a-Boo Color Muffins. 

These tempting baked goods provide dozens of opportunities for creative and active learning! Play with five realistic muffins to help children learn their colors as they match each muffin cup with their prospective fruit filling. The muffin tops pop on and off to help strengthen those little fingers. A rotating stand keeps things organized, stored and ready for the next adventure. Includes 5 durable plastic 2-piece muffins, and 5 fruit fillings.

For ages 2+ and costs around $17.99. Buy it now.

Learning Resources Time Tracker mini

Learning Resources Time Tracker mini

This is the coolest visual timer I've ever seen.  I picture this as the perfect homework helper for when your child has timed math quizes, standardized testing, and a general way to help them manage time. Wait a minute, don't we all need something like this?

Also perfect for teachers! Just set it and go! You and your students will reach for this super simple timer to support a variety of classroom activities.

It offers unique visual and auditory indicators, including a warning alarm.  Operates easily with just 2 dials: total alarm time and warning time.  Provides flexibility with total alarm time range of 5 minutes to 2 hours, in 5-minute increments.  Counts down until the colored light glows and the alarm sounds.  Supports visual-only timing when you adjust volume or turn off the sound completely.  Requires 3 AAA batteries.

For ages 3 to 18 and retails for or around $19.99. Buy it now on the Learning Resources website.

P.s. It was voted as Learning Resources Top Ten 2011 Staff Picks!

Learning Resources Pretend & Play Pro Chef Set

Learning Resources Pretend & Play Pro Chef Set

You may have a little chef on your hands with this chef-inspired set from Learning Resources.  It's practically like the real thing!  I almost wanted to know where to get my own chef set, wink wink.

Pretend and Play Pro Chef Set is the perfect gift for kids.  This is a best value product as your kid will get lots of gadgets to play with, lots of ideas to share and lots of learning too!  I really recommend this product to moms wanting to ensure that their kids just don’t play, but they learn and play!  The entire set includes deluxe stock pot, saucepan, spatula, spoons, 2 lids, and oven mitt and even play foods!  Kids can also take note on their menu and ingredients with the 'write and wipe activity guide.'

For ages 3+ and retails for about $24.99. I want it!

Time Tracker Mini

Learning Resources Time Tracker Mini

One of the things we're working on in our house is to wash our hands for long enough to get rid of the germs!
Boston is totally not into it.  He fights with me to wash his hands...sigh...oh boys.  Literally.
This product from Learning Resources is awesome for hand washing.  It's a great timer that works for anything you do!  
The timer ranks from 5 minutes to 2 hours - in 5 minute increments.
It's great for classrooms too-and would likely make a great teacher's present!
Ages 3-18
Batteries required
Retail $20

Learn and Play Pro Chef Set

Learn and Play Pro Chef Set

This is so fun!  I love the Learning Resources products. They are very high class and awesome quality!

This product is fun for you cooking kid.  

Get cooking with top-chef gear designed to look like the real thing! 


Features lots of pieces to encourage imaginative play and build fine motor skills

Includes deluxe stock pot, saucepan, 2 lids, skillet, spatula, wooden spoon, oven mitt, play food (chicken leg, carrot, corncob and fried egg) and write & wipe Activity Guide

Wipe clean with a damp cloth

Largest pot measures 5.5"L x 2.75"H

Grades PreK+  AGES:  3-5  MSRP:  Approx $25