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As children move toward more independence in play, we want them to find toys and activities that help encourage this independent thinking. Continuing to pretend, to build, to create and to design will help them do it. And keep them engaged and excited for hours!

 

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By Dan Kainen, Text by Carol Kaufmann

If you liked Gallop! A Scanimation Book, you'll love the magical journey that is Safari. Readers, as if on safari, encounter 8 wild animals that come alive! Using an innovative lenticular-based technology, precision sliding lenses, and original four-color video imagery, each image is like a 3-D movie on the page, delivering a rich, fluid, immersive visual experience. The cheetah bounds. The gazelle leaps. The African elephant snaps its ears. The gorilla munches the leaves off a branch. Mesmerizing!

Accompanying the images is Safari, the guide: It begins with an evocative journal of a safari along the Mara River in Kenya and interweaves the history of safaris. Then for each animal there is a lively, informative essay and an at-a-glance list of important facts. It's the romance of being on safari - and the almost visceral thrill of seeing the animals in motion - in a book unlike any other.

Hardcover containing 16 pages.

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By Hugh Danks

Kids are crazy about bugs! And kids and parents alike are crazy about the Bug Book and Bug Bottle. Packed with activities and packaged in its own collecting bottle, the full-colour book provides field notes to 47 bugs arranged by habitat, including pond, forest, ground, leaves, field, and flower. The ingeniously designed, safe plastic bottle is perfect for catching and viewing creepy crawlies, then letting them go unharmed(this is a bug kit with a conscience)!

Written by entomologist Hugh Danks, the Bug Book gives comprehensive information about these fascinating creatures - how they live, what they eat, unusual characteristics, and more. It offers simple, clear guidelines on how to collect and care for bugs, and equally helpful hints on which bugs not to catch. New to the kit are a fold-out bug chart for quick identification, a magnifier to see the critters up close, and a bug explorer's journal to record discoveries.

Discover how the whirligig beetle got its name, why fireflies light up, and how water striders walk on water. And then impress parents and friends - here are all the tools kids need to become bona fide bug experts!

Includes: The Bug Book, ventilated bug container with ruler lid, magnifiying glass, bug identification chart and bug journal.

Softcover containing 112 pages.

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By Lia Foa

This stunning box is an ideal introduction to crystals and gemstones! Open the lid to reveal a 6-compartment display case, each compartment holding an assortment of polished gemstones. Kids will learn how to sort and identify each of the stones in their collection. Beneath the display case, they’ll find the Little Book of Crystals and Gemstones, filled with fascinating facts about more than 50 crystals and gemstones. It identifies each stone by name and describes some of the stone's unique properties. Also included are tweezers for examining stones, and a miniature geode - a stone with tiny crystals that are naturally embedded on its surface.

Included softcover book contains 48 pages.

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Ages 7 and up

Macramé is back and easier than ever! Tie a few simple knots and you’re ready to plant and display your own hanging terrarium. It’s two great trends in one kit!

Includes quick-grow chia and wheat grass seeds, potting mix, colourful sand and gravel for layering, a garden mister, plastic terrarium, 20ft of macramé cord, flower, hanging ring, baby deer and mushroom figurines.

Terrarium measures approximately 5.25” in diameter.

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It’s a plant AND a super secret message. Just approximately 5 - 7 days after planting these “magic” beans, a message will appear on the first set of leaves that sprout! These beans are perfect for any little gardening enthusiast!

Surprise your best friend with the magical BFF Bean. When these whimsical beans sprout, the words "Best Friends" are engraved on the seeds and the first set of leaves. They will sprout in about 5 days and will produce actual lima beans.

Includes a sprouting pot and terrarium, a special germination mixture and Lima Bean seeds.

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It’s a plant AND a super-secret message! Just approximately 5 - 7 days after planting these “magic” beans, a message will appear on the first set of leaves that sprout! These beans are perfect for any little gardening enthusiast!

Surprise the birthday girl or boy with the magical Happy Birthday Bean. When these whimsical beans sprout, the words "Happy Birthday" are engraved on the seeds and the first set of leaves. They will sprout in about 5 days and will produce actual lima beans!

Includes a sprouting pot and terrarium, a special germination mixture and Lima Bean seeds.

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It’s a plant AND a super-secret message! Just approximately 5 - 7 days after planting these “magic” beans, a message will appear on the first set of leaves that sprout! These beans are perfect for any little gardening enthusiast!

Surprise your loved one with the magical I Love You Bean. When these whimsical beans sprout, the words "I Love You" are engraved on the seeds and the first set of leaves. They will sprout in about 5 days and will produce actual lima beans!

Includes an artful four colour printed planter as well as a unique sprouting dome, a special germination mixture and Lima Bean seeds.

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Grow the ultimate plant to attract butterflies, hummingbirds, and all sorts of wildlife! This easy to grow plant will flower lilac and purple-coloured, honey scented flowers in its first year. This plant is a favourite and can be seen growing in many neighbourhoods.

Includes Butterfly Bush seeds, sprouting pot, mini sprouting terrarium, germination medium, instructions and information sheet.

Retain packaging, required for mini sprouting terrarium.

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You can be a true princess! Celebrate your royalty with the Princess Flower. The lush green, bushy plants have very unique diamond shaped flowers making them perfect for your terrarium. Princess Flowers are quick to sprout, easy to grow, and will flower in their first year!

Includes Princess Flower seeds, sprouting pot, mini sprouting terrarium, germination medium, instructions and information sheet.

Retain packaging, required for mini sprouting terrarium.

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Grow one of the most popular flowers in the world and keep its colourful cheer on the windowsill or replant it outside in your yard. These pretty and pert flowers are easy to grow and will develop into a precious little plant.

Includes Geranium seeds, sprouting pot, mini sprouting terrarium, germination medium, instructions, and information sheet.

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A fun, creative, fail-proof way to inspire a love of art in your child! Monet's Water Lilies has inspired art students of all ages and abilities with its vibrant colours, reflections of light and natural scenery. The Water Lilies Master Kitz includes all the tools your child needs to create their own masterpiece along with learning materials to deepen their understanding of the Impressionism movement.

Learn: Expose your child to the great works of master painters with easy-to-understand learning materials. Your child will learn the story behind each painting and why it has a special place in the history of art. They will deepen their understanding of art by exploring how the masters used colours, strokes and textures to create their paintings.

Create: Your child will create their own interpretation of a great masterpiece using their imagination and some simple tools to guide them in the creative process. Once a child catches the spark to create, it will grow and grow!

Share: The finished piece of art is a uniquely expressive memento that will last a lifetime. Each masterpiece will fit in a standard 16" x 20" frame so that it can be shared with friends and family.

Includes:

  • 1 Sturdy, reusable art tool box with magnetic closures
  • 2 Reusable stencils
  • 9 Artist's Quality Custom Soft Pastels (child friendly)
  • 1 Shammy for colour blending
  • 1 shadow maker tool
  • 2 pieces of deluxe art paper
  • Fun, easy-to-understand Monet learning materials
  • Easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions
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The new tandem-axle Forestry Trailer with loading crane from Siku, is pulled by a powerful Fendt Tractor. The crane is rotatable and articulated. The tree trunks can be loaded just like in real life and come supplied in the set!

All Siku models are built tough and built to last through play. They're realistic enough to please both a child while playing as well as the avid collector. All Siku models are made of quality die-cast metal with PVC-free plastic parts.

Measures approximately 5.5" long 1.2" wide 3.5" high.

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Discover how the world around you looks up-close with this Sunny Patch Mambo Snake Magnifying Glass! This bright magnifier is shaped like Mambo Snake, with his blue body and green double-stripe. Mambo is even sticking out his forked-tongue! Look through the 3.5" diameter lens to discover how bugs, plants, and even your living room carpet look up-close! See the world in a whole new way with this Mambo Snake Magnifying Glass!

Measures approximately 10.5" long x 5" wide x 3.5" in diameter.

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Cultivate a tiny garden wonderland in a customizable plastic planter! This set provides the potting soil, seeds, paints, rocks, gravel, miniature woodland creatures and fairy tale bark home for all the elves and gnomes who inhabit your enchanted garden. Contains 1 fairy garden dish, flower fairy, resin fairy house, 2 resin toadstools, sparkly gems, glittery pixie dust, 2 tulle butterflies, fabric flower bouquet, glass opti-stones, purple gravel, wheat grass seed and bean mix, potting soil mix, fine tip paint brush, acrylic paint, instructions and ideas!

Dish measures approximately 11" in diameter.

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Make all kinds of beautiful creations with this Pressed Flower Art kit! Included in this art set is an easy-to-use flower press cover and base, corrugated cardboard (used in the press), white blotting papers, plastic screws and wing-nuts, trinket boxes, cards, envelopes, bookmarks, a brush, glue, ribbon, double-sided adhesive tapes and detailed instructions. So head outside, collect all kinds of flowers and leaves and enjoy making beautiful pressed-flower creations!

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This pack includes many gems and minerals from different parts of the Canada! Contains 21 gems and minerals of Canada in a clear plastic case, with a brief history of each one. From British Columbia, we find Jade and Tourmaline. The Yukon and Northwest Territories have Barite and Pyrite. From Thunder Bay, Ontario there's Amethyst and from the Atlantic provinces, Gypsum and Zinc Ore. Explore these and many more!

Case measures approximately 7" long x 3" wide x 0.5" high.

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Sharpen your memory and recognition skills as you play this colourful, fun version of the classic game of matching! Place each of the painted, animal and nature-themed tiles face-down on a flat surface. Then let each player take turns turning two tiles face up. If the tiles match, the player collects them - if they don’t match, they're turned face down again and the next player takes their turn. The individual with the most tiles in their possession at the end of the game wins! Colourful and fun, this game can be played with a group of players or alone!

This Life on Earth matching game contains 24 pairs of matching tiles.

Measures approximately 7" long x 10" wide.

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Begin a lifetime of scientific investigation and understanding with 25 fun experiments in five key areas: nature, physics, chemistry, air, and water. Stepping into Science teaches science fundamentals with step-by-step, hands-on experiments, while also introducing children to the scientific method itself. Learn what plants need to grow, build a barometer, see how water climbs, watch plants sweat, and investigate plant propagation. Discover how a magnifying glass enlarges, how colors mix, how static electricity attracts, how sundials tell time, and how a motion picture works. Investigate air pressure, air flow, hovercraft, paper airplanes, and suction.

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Perfect for getting children out into the open air to discover nature, this colourful, easy and fun bird guide is ideal for beginning birders! DK Spot the Bird covers more than 100 of the most common North American birds. Each page features one bird, along with a full-colour photograph and clear, concise text to pick out the main identifying features.

Colourful symbols let young naturalists know what the bird eats, where it lives, how many eggs it lays, and whether it will be seen alone or in flocks. To add fun to the challenge of spotting them, all the birds have stickers - when children spot the bird, they can add their sticker!

Softcover containig 120 pages.

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Create a sparkling, multi-coloured fairy scene with this easy-to-use Peel and Press Sticker by Number Kit from Melissa & Doug! Simply place each iridescent 3-D gem sticker on the corresponding number or letter on the pictures to create your colourful work of art - and don't forget to add some sparkle to the frame as well!

Includes: over 650 shining mosaic stickers in different shapes, sizes and colours, and 1 mosaic design with ready-to-hang wooden frame.

Measures approximately 10" long x 10.5" high.

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