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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).

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Ages 5 and up

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Build a kaleidoscope using the pre-cut cardboard pieces. With your handmade kaleidoscope you will discover a dazzling array of shapes and colors. Close one eye and surrender to the spectacular and colorful world of the Kaleidoscope.

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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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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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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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Ages 5 and up

Osmo is an award-winning game system that will change the way your child interacts with the iPad by opening it up to hands-on play. Simply slide your iPad (not included) into the Osmo base, place the Osmo mirror over the iPad’s camera, and the table becomes your playing field! Four different games can be downloaded for free from the iTunes App store, only Word and Tangram require physical pieces

Includes a camera reflector, base, words game tiles and tangram puzzle pieces.

Compatible with iPad 2,3,4, Mini, Air, and Air 2 (not included)

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Ages 8 and up

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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Ages 7 and up

By Jessica Prescott

Learn how to play chess, the world’s most popular board game! It’s easy to learn, and anyone can play it. Jessica Prescott teaches you how you can get good at it and start winning. Improve your skills through 35 fun activities. This isn’t just a textbook about the rules of the game! Why not have a game of Pawn Football (pawns line up at their starting rank and race to the other side), or do the Queen Dance (make a checkmate using only a queen and king)? Try Scholar’s Mate: the four-move checkmate every beginner needs to know, and when you’re really good, play Bughouse, a crazy four-person game with two chess sets. All the activities have clear, colorful illustrations so you can see exactly where pieces should be on the chessboard. There are also helpful hints and tips throughout, and if you’ve ever forgotten how a piece moves or need to brush up on a rule, look at the Starting Out section for a reminder.

Softcover book containing 128 pages.

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Ages 4 and up

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 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 8 and up

This Robotic Arm is an easy to make 3 dimensional model that grabs, lifts items horizontally, and can turn very close to 90 degrees! Designed to be used alone (with a syringe holder), or in a group - each person using one syringe. This kit is a great way to learn about robotics, levers and simple machines, fluid dynamics, engineering, invention, as well as design and technology - or just moving things around the house!

Completed model measures approximately 13” tall with arm stretching from approximately 7” to 16” long.

Includes pre-cut pieces ready to assemble and easy to understand instructions.

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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
  • 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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Ages 4 and up

This 3-D Stegosaurus 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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Ages 8 and up

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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