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8 Years

We love eight-year-olds! They’re just the right age for all kinds of fun. They still love the pretend play they’ve been enjoying for years, yet they’re also ready to move ahead into more advanced toys and learning. All of these toys and activities will appeal to their natural sense of fun and wonder.

 

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All-new tablet featuring a 7” multi-touch screen with sharp, crisp graphics, a fast and powerful processor and a sleek design. Kids can choose from hundreds of fun learning games, eBooks, apps, videos, music and more with safe, protected web browser reviewed or approved by learning experts! The learning library draws from 2,600 skills beyond core subject areas.

Other cool features include a shatter-safe screen and wrap-around bumper to withstand a child's tough love, and password protected time limits that let parents manage kids' play, and customize experiences for each age and stage.

System Requirements:

  • High-speed Internet connection
  • Monitor resolution of 1024 x 768
  • Wi-Fi connection (for certain features)
  • Available USB port
  • 1 GB of RAM
  • 500 MB free disk space
  • Latest version of Adobe® Flash® Player
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All-new tablet featuring a 7” multi-touch screen with sharp, crisp graphics, a fast and powerful processor and a sleek design. Kids can choose from hundreds of fun learning games, eBooks, apps, videos, music and more with safe, protected web browser reviewed or approved by learning experts! The learning library draws from 2,600 skills beyond core subject areas.

Other cool features include a shatter-safe screen and wrap-around bumper to withstand a child's tough love, and password protected time limits that let parents manage kids' play, and customize experiences for each age and stage.

System Requirements:

  • High-speed Internet connection
  • Monitor resolution of 1024 x 768
  • Wi-Fi connection (for certain features)
  • Available USB port
  • 1 GB of RAM
  • 500 MB free disk space
  • Latest version of Adobe® Flash® Player
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Ages 8 and up

Snap Circuits Arcade offers STEM concepts with fun learning, and creative activities. Snap Circuits uses building pieces with snaps to assemble different electronic circuits on a simple "rows-and-columns" base gird that functions like the printed circuit boards found in most electronic products. Each component is easily identifiable by a different colour and functional purpose. Snap Circuits Arcade includes over 200 projects, and more than 20 build-and-play games. This cool kit utilizes 30 components including an internal Microcontroller pre-programmed with many fun to play interactive games, a programmable word fan, a tri-color light orb and a dual LED display.

Contains more than 35 pieces.

Requires 3 AA batteries (NOT INCLUDED).

='“mm_desc_awards”=""'>Winner of the 2015 ASTRA Best Toys for Kids Award.

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Ages 4 and up

This 3-D Triceratops puzzle is fun for dinosaur lovers or puzzle enthusiasts! Easily piece together the all-natural wood pieces to create this fierce dinosaur! Once assembled, this 3-D dinosaur can be displayed on a shelf or used for playtime!

Completed dinosaur measures approximately 12.2" long x 3" wide x 4.5" tall.

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This 3-D T-Rex puzzle is fun for dinosaur lovers or puzzle enthusiasts! Easily piece together the all-natural wood pieces to create this fierce dinosaur! Once assembled, this 3-D dinosaur can be displayed on a shelf or used for playtime!

Completed dinosaur measures approximately 9.8" tall x 3.15" wide x 8.5" long.

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By Valorie Schaefer and Josee Masse

If you've been starting to wonder what's happening to your body, you're not alone! Millions of girls ages eight to ten have felt just as you do now and have turned to this book for straightforward advice. This head-to-toe guide answers your questions, from hair care to healthy eating, bad breath to bras, periods to pimples, and everything in between. With tips, how-tos, and facts from experts, it's the perfect book to help you learn about your body's changes. And once you understand what's happening, you'll be ready to move on to The Care and Keeping of You 2!

 

Softcover contains 104 pages.

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Goldie’s tech-savvy and stylish BFF Ruby Rails is ready to head out on a skydiving adventure. She has fully-articulated joints, hands that grip, and a kit to build her coder backpack and working fabric parachute - all she needs is you.

Features:

  • Builds spatial skills, engineering principles (aerodynamics), and confidence in problem-solving.
  • Limited edition real fabric parachute and collectible building charm.
  • All building pieces are compatible with existing sets.

 

Includes 1 action figure with fabric parachutes, 3 parachute cords, 1 building charm, 1 rubber band, 2 star stoppers, 2 elbow joint, 1 5-way joint, 1 angle joint, 3 T-joints, 2 spacers, 5 pegs, 1 fabric dress, 1 laptop piece, 1 camera piece, and instructions.

GoldieBlox, Inc. is a toy company founded in 2012 by Debbie Sterling, a female engineer from Stanford University. She has made it her mission in life to tackle the gender gap in science, technology, engineering and math. Debbie has also written and illustrated Goldie's first story! The effectiveness of GoldieBlox isn’t based on assumption. Debbie spent a year researching gender differences, talking with Harvard neuroscientists, and observing childrens' play patterns.

 

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Ages 3 and up

Learning money and basic math skills comes to life with this talking, interactive cash register. Students will have fun practicing coin identification, addition, subtraction and place value as they play four featured games that increase in difficulty as players advance their math skill levels. Also great for pretend play exercises and learning basic calculator skills. Ring up the fun! The real value is learning! Comes with Canadian money.

Features include:

  • Transactions are rewarded with lights, sounds & voice messages
  • Built-in games teach Coin Identification, Addition, Subtraction and Place-Value
  • Coin reader identifies real and included plastic play coins
  • Checkout scanner with sound
  • Real working scale
  • Large LCD screen shows real-life transactions with big, easy-to-read numbers
  • Check coin total
  • The automatic shutoff saves on batteries and reminds students to "Come and play again!"

Measures approximately 11" long by 7" high.

Requires 3 C batteries (NOT INCLUDED).

Winner of 14 awards of excellence, including the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio SNAP Special Needs Adapted Products Award (2003-04), and the Dr. Toy Top 10 Best Toys for 2003.

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Ages 6 and up

Powerful optics reveal clear, sharp focus at 30x magnification. See the fine detailed designs on banknotes. Examine skin and hair. See how this page is printed using millions of coloured dots. Try looking at fibres in clothes, like wool and cotton. The Pocket Microscope will provide surprising and impressive images to fascinate young scientists.

Measures approximately 6" long x 1.5" tall x 4" wide.

 

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Ages 5 and up

By Holly Brook-Piper

It's Build a Book for Girls, an exciting activity journal designed to develop a love of writing and encourage creativity!

In Build a Book for Girls, kids are presented with a new and exciting activity journal. This book is designed to develop a love of writing while encouraging creativity. While completing the activities, girls will be honing the skills they need to build their own book—without even realizing it! With an ever increasing emphasis on creative writing, this book gives girls a head-start into exploring their imaginations in a structured, positive way.

Softcover activity book, 48 pages.

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Ages 8 and up

By Daniel Nayeri

Introducing an incredible storytelling package—a full-colour, 144-page book paired with a collection of 20 six-sided, beautifully illustrated storytelling cubes that make it easy for any imaginative child (and that is every child) to start creating wonderful stories. Roll the blocks, and you can make anything happen, to anyone, anyplace in this or any other world.

The book is a guide to the principles of creative storytelling. It covers the essential elements like conflict—that thing that no one likes in real life, but without which no story could ever start—characters, motivation, dialogue, theme, and, of course, the climax. As you turn the pages, you’ll be prompted to roll the story blocks. And that’s when the magic starts to happen.

The blocks are coded by colour, each loosely associated with a part of speech. A simple exercise about motivation, for example, asks the reader to roll the blocks and find one red block (person or animal) “who wanted nothing more in this world than to” one green block (action). Depending on the outcome, the reader might end up telling a tale of a cowboy who just wanted to dance or a mummy who wanted to race cars.

How to Tell a Story combines the surprising whimsy of Mad Libs with the compelling fun of storytelling cubes. Its exercises and games will have readers mastering the basics of storytelling while exercising their creative muscles. And who knows where that journey will end?

Includes 20 blocks.

Softcover activity book, 144 pages.

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Ages 8 and up

Build your own Edison-style phonograph that stores and plays back your own sound recordings, and do 20 other fun activities with the Sciencewiz Sound kit! This cool kit is designed to help kids understand how sound works. Directions are clear, step-by-step, and highly visual for maximum learning potential! Other activities include:

  • Exploring the doppler shift
  • Modeling sound waves with a slinky
  • Listening to your heartbeat
  • Learning about human and animal ears
  • Measuring decibels
  • Playing with pitch
  • Transmitting sounds through liquids, solids, and gasses
  • And more!
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Ages 7 and up

This science experiment kit from Spark is great for aspiring detectives. With it, kids can collect and analyze fingerprints to learn about scientific investigation, and use black powder to dust for fingerprints and look for genetic traits.

Includes materials for 2 experiments, and instructions.

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Ages 8 and up

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Roll it forward and it rolls right back! Discover the science behind potential energy. Fifteen pieces of strong cardboard, a rubber band, a metal weight, and a small plastic cinch all build into a most fascinating example of energy conversion. Follow along with the included building guide to piece it all together. Then push it forward and you'll see how it creates reverse potential energy as it turns and then converts it into motion to bring it back to you! Simple cardboard and scientific learning come together into something amazing with the Koontz Boomerang Wheel.

Includes all cardboard pieces to build wheel, metal weight, rubber band, cinch, and instructions.

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Ages 8 and up

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Uncover the secret of an ancient puzzle that we still use today! Following the step-by-step building guide, start piecing together the fourteen cardboard pieces to discover the inner workings of a technology that dates back to the Roman Empire. Then, once you've found the secret and locked it all up, see if your friends have what it takes to crack the code and release the ring. It might be made of nothing but cardboard, but it's sure to stump them every time! Discover how "old" doesn't necessarily mean "dumb" with the fascinating and eco-friendly Koontz Combination Lock building kit.

Contains 14 cardboard pieces, and instructions.

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Ages 6 and up

An educational, colourful map of Canada puzzle featuring labels, and illustrations for each province! It has large format pieces that are over-sized to be easier to handle and put together.

For great quality, simply look to Ravensburger! Don't be stuck with pieces that fit poorly; demand the quality you deserve. Some features of Ravensburger puzzles' unparalleled craftsmanship include:

  • Crafted by handmade cutting tools to ensure that no two pieces are alike
  • Pieces fit together well
  • Grained paper ensures glare free picture
  • Exceptional durability
  • Environmentally sound - made from recycled materials!

Contains 100 XXL pieces.

Completed puzzle measures approximately 19.5” long x 14.25” wide.

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Ages 8 and up
  • Build five models including a helicopter, solar-bot, moon rover, stag beetle, and praying mantis
  • Learn about harnessing and using solar power
  • Experiment with motors, gears, and simple machines

In one way or another, almost every form of energy we use originates as energy from the sun. Physics Solar Workshop explores the topic of solar energy, focusing on photovoltaic cells.

By building five awesome models and conducting experiments with them, learn how solar cells transform light into electrical energy, and how motors and mechanical devices can optimize the work done by this energy. Start with a simple helicopter model that converts sunlight into a rotating motion and demonstrates the basics of solar technology.

Build models of: a solar-bot, or a moon rover, or a stag beetle. Finally, build a cool praying mantis model that moves like an insect and is powered by a solar cell! The models can also be powered by a battery (sold separately), allowing operation in all lighting conditions.

Includes 138 parts, which are compatible with other Thames & Kosmos physics and engineering kits, and 48-page book with illustrated step-by-step instructions for the projects.

Compatible with one rechargeable AA battery (not required, sold separately).

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Ages 7 and up

Perfectly crafted, curved puzzle pieces allow for an exact fit and are easily assembled together to form a solid , smooth ball – no glue required!

Includes display stand.

Completed puzzle measures approximately 8” in diameter.

Contains 180 pieces.

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Kids can now experience the fun of building their own speedy robot-inspired cars with VEX® Robotics Gear Racers by Hexbug! Gear Racers™ work by pulling back the car and the resistance lever raises to generate tension from the rubber bands.

The VEX® Robotics Gear Racers include multiple gear sets, rubber bands, wheels and all the pieces needed to build two power racers! Hexbug believes in using the fun of robotic toys to teach kids important STEM principles through hands on learning.

Includes more than 180 pieces, and instructions for 2 additional builds.

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Ages 8 and up

This construction kit challenges you to not only Build Genius™, but also build a fully functional VEX® Robotic Arm at the same time. With four points of motion, you can use each control knob to pick up surrounding objects with the claw!

The Robotic Arm™ can raise objects up to 14 inches by twisting the "left" hand knob forward and backward. It also extends out to 10 inches by twisting the "right" hand knob forward and backward by turning the dial on the rear of the Arm will allow you to pick up many common household objects using the claw! The whole crane can rotate 360 degrees, allowing this miniature robot to perform the complex actions of its real life counterpart.

Includes more than 350 easy-snap pieces, and instructions for 2 additional builds.

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