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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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The Dragon Bank assists parents in teaching their children 3 simple but important financial habits that a child as young as 3 or 4 could grasp. By following the “Way of the Dragon”, your child will start on the path toward financial health early! Your child will learn how to spend carefully, understand the basics of saving and also experience the joy of giving!

There are three key ways that the Dragon Bank allocates your child’s earnings:

  • Spend - You and your child determine what part of their earnings go to spending on all the cool stuff they want.
  • Save - Together, determine how much of their earnings go to long-term savings that can eventually be used as investments that build wealth.
  • Give - Provide the experience of giving to your children by allowing them to send some of their income to a charity or cause of their choice.

Includes Dragon Bank, V.I.P. Dragon Club Card, and Dragon Bank Manual.

Dragon Bank measures approximately 8" long x 6" wide x 7" tall.

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Ages 8 and up

Ever wanted to design your own Hexbug? Now kids can do just that with VEX Robotics! The core of this simple, flexible product line is the VEX IQ system used in STEM programs and elementary and middle school robotics competitions around the world.

The build-it-yourself line of VEX Robotics kits fosters creative STEM learning through hands-on play by allowing children to construct their very own jumbo-sized HEXBUG and customize its programming. With VEX Robotics, kids as young as 8 can jump right in and snap these colourful robots together using the intuitive, tool-less components.

To construct the VEX Robotics Spider, young innovators start by building the drive column, and then work to attach the six orange legs. Once the base and the legs are in place, it’s time to bring the spider to life by attaching the motors, distance sensor, LED module and brain using snap connectors. Once the brain and motors are attached and wired up, the final steps include adding on the bright orange body pieces that give the robot its flair, making it look like a Hexbug Spider!

To program the robotic spider, kids simply flip a series of switches on the robot’s brain, allowing for quick experimentation with different modes to determine how the spider reacts when the sensors are activated. There are 64 different programming options from which to choose! There are three drive modes: Standard Driver Mode where the kid drives the robot using the remote control, Autonomous Mode where the robot navigates itself using its sensors, and “Crazy” Autonomous that simulates the real, random wandering nature of a living creature!

Set includes more than 350 snap together pieces.

Built product measures approximately 11.5” long x 11.5” wide x 11” tall.

Requires 3 AA batteries and one 9 volt battery (NOT INCLUDED).

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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 5 and up

Play, learn, draw, write and create with your paperless Boogie Board LCD Writing Tablet! You can use the included stainless steel stylus, any other suitable instrument or even your finger on this super-light and thin, blue 8.5" Boogie Board. The LCD surface reacts to pressure when you are writing and erases with a touch of a button - just like magic!

The whole family can use the Boogie Board: games on long car rides, grocery lists, toddlers learning to write the alphabet, a perfect reusable canvas for artists of all ages - the possibilities are endless!

Includes:

  • Blue 8.5" Boogie Board
  • Stylus
  • Cleaning Cloth
  • User Guide

Sealed 3V watch battery which never requires replacing is included!

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Ages 5 and up

Play, learn, draw, write and create with your paperless Boogie Board LCD Writing Tablet! You can use the included stainless steel stylus, any other suitable instrument or even your finger on this super-light and thin, pink 8.5" Boogie Board. The LCD surface reacts to pressure when you are writing and erases with a touch of a button - just like magic!

The whole family can use the Boogie Board: games on long car rides, grocery lists, toddlers learning to write the alphabet, a perfect reusable canvas for artists of all ages - the possibilities are endless!

Includes:

  • Pink 8.5" Boogie Board
  • Stylus
  • Cleaning Cloth
  • User Guide

Sealed 3V watch battery which never requires replacing is included!

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Ages 8 and up

Ever wanted to design your own Hexbug? Now kids can do just that with VEX Robotics! The core of this simple, flexible product line is the VEX IQ system used in STEM programs and elementary and middle school robotics competitions around the world.

The build-it-yourself line of VEX Robotics kits fosters creative STEM learning through hands-on play by allowing children to construct their very own jumbo-sized Hexbug and customize its programming. With VEX Robotics, kids as young as 8 can jump right in and snap these colourful robots together using the intuitive, tool-less components.

To create the VEX Robotics Ant, young Hexbug engineers start by assembling the six red wheels and attaching the motors and the wheels to the ant’s core. Once the base is in place, the brain and sensors are connected and the bright red body pieces are attached to give the robot its flair, making it look like a Hexbug Ant! Final steps include wiring the brain to the dual bump sensors and the two motors using snap connectors.

To program the robotic ant, kids simply flip a series of switches on the robot’s brain, allowing for quick experimentation with different modes to determine how it reacts when the sensors are activated. There are 64 different programming variations from which to choose! There are three drive modes: Standard Driver Mode where the kid drives the robot using the remote control, Autonomous Mode where the robot navigates itself using its sensors, and “Crazy” Autonomous that simulates the real, random wandering nature of a living creature!

Set includes more than 250

Assembled Hexbug VEX Ant measures approximately 18" long x 6.75" wide x 4" tall.

Requires 3 AA batteries and one 9 volt battery (NOT INCLUDED).

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Ages 8 and up

Learn about the science behind magic by doing more than thirty activities!

  • Make water disappear
  • Read your audience's mind
  • Learn how to stretch a banana

Kit includes: printed cards, small envelopes, large printed envelopes, paper cups, plastic bottles, water gel, clear spheres, giant test tube with lid, magic wand, marble, true colour tablets, plastic bag pencils, wooden chopsticks, clear plastic cup, instructions, and vinyl carrying bag.

Lab in a Bag measures approximately 9.75" wide x 3" high x 7.5" long.

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Ages 8 and up

Test Tube Discoveries is a collection of 15 amazing experiments contained in five unbreakable test tubes. Each test tube features up to three cool activities and lots of science learning fun.

  • Make your own lava lamp in a test tube
  • Disappearing Jelly Ice - grow realistic-looking jelly ice that seems to disappear in water
  • Garbled marbles - act as a jelly crystallologist as you characterize and classify. Then use water to turn coloured beads into balls that bounce!
  • pH phun and the mystery of the bloody handprint. Uncover the secrets of acids and bases as you learn the trick that makes paper "bleed"
  • Gravi-goo - create an amazing slime that crawls uphill

The test tubes can be used again and again after the experiments are done. Your kit contains a list of experiment ideas to get you started.

Kit includes: 5 giant, plastic test tubes with lids, 1 plastic test tube holder, litmus paper, large clear cubes, half-sheet of goldenrod paper, pipette, 10g Gravity Goo Powder, Garbled Marbles, 3 fizzing colour tablets, instructions, and vinyl carrying bag.

Lab in a Bag measures approximately 9.75" wide X 3" high X 7.5" long.

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Ages 8 and up

This kit is a collection of amazing experiments contained in five unbreakable test tubes. Each test tube features up to three cool activities and lots of science learning fun.

The test tubes in this kit contain:

  • Insta-Snow® - Make a blizzard in a test tube instantly!
  • Magic Sand - Experiment with amazing, colourful, waterproof sand
  • Energy Beads - Use the sun to make these incredible beads chance colour
  • Growing Dino - Grow a squishy dinosaur in a test tube simply by adding water
  • Rainbow Tube - Grow squishy jelly crystals and use them to trap a rainbow in a tube

The test tubes can be used again and again after the experiments are done. Your kit contains a list of experiment ideas to get you started.

Kit includes: 5 giant, plastic test tubes with lids, 1 plastic test tube holder, 7g Water Gel™ , 10g Superabsorbent Crystals, 7g Insta-Snow® powder, 3 True Colors™ Fizzing Tablets, 25g Magic Sand, 12 UV Energy Beads, 1 Growing Dinosaur, instructions, and vinyl carrying bag.

Lab in a Bag measures approximately 9.75" wide X 3" high X 7.5" long.

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Ages 8 and up

This fun chemistry set will teach children what causes objects to glow in the dark with more than 15 activities.

  • Make your own batch of glowing slime
  • Grow atomic worms instantly
  • Turn long polymers into liquid light
  • Explore the science of things that glow!

Kit includes: Slime Goo Activator, Shaker Cup, Atomic Slime, UV Light, Plastic Scoop, Worm Activator, Atomic Worm Goo, instructions, and vinyl carrying bag.

Lab in a Bag measures approximately 9.75" wide x 3" high x 7.5" long.

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Ages 4 and up

The LeapPad Ultra Carrying Case is a kid-tough, zippered case that snugly holds your child's LeapPad Ultra and 6 games. It's designed to travel with you easily and features a tote-safe wrist-strap.

Features include:

  • Molded carrying case with built-in bumpers holds and protects LeapPad Ultra (sold separately)
  • Holds 6 game cartridges and an extra stylus
  • Features a tote-safe wrist-strap

Works only with LeapPad Ultra (sold separately).

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Ages 6 and up

Are YOU up for the challenge?

Everyone in the family competes in 4 kinds of events: Vision, Agility, Smarts, and Luck. Each card is its own mini game, with a new, unique challenge. Win the most challenges to win the most medals - and the game! Over 100 challenges included!

A fun family game that gets the whole family involved and participating in fun challenges that exercise the mind, encourages the development of physical dexterity and social skills.

Includes 108 cards (4 event decks x 27 cards), 4 event medals, 8 bonus medals, 2 movers (red and yellow), game board, sand timer, and instructions.

For 2 or more players.

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Ages 6 and up

An awesome star-finding tool, the Stellarscope displays all the main stars and constellations of both the Northern and Southern hemispheres. Choose the adapter for your latitude and rotate the time/date selector for the current date and time. Look through the Stellar scope for a star map aligned with the actual night sky as it appears in your location at that very moment.

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Play, learn, draw, write and create with your paperless Boogie Board LCD Writing Tablet! Diagram a play on the pitch, work out your math problems, doodle on the go or lend it to your "soccer mom" for the grocery list! This Boogie Board features bright green and white accents that look like a soccer field complete with net, center circle and a soccer ball that looks like it has just been kicked in for a goal! You can use the included stainless steel stylus, any other suitable instrument or even your finger on this super-light and thin, 8.5" Boogie Board. You can put your Boogie Board on the fridge or any magnetic surface with the included Magnet Kit, and you will always have the perfect place to put your stylus with the included Stylus Holder. The durable, shatterproof, LCD surface reacts to pressure when you are writing and erases with just a touch of a button - just like magic!

The whole family can use the Boogie Board: games on long car rides, grocery lists, toddlers learning to write the alphabet, a perfect reusable canvas for artists of all ages - the possibilities are endless!

Includes:

  • Soccer 8.5" Boogie Board
  • Stylus
  • Stylus Holder
  • Magnet Kit
  • User Guide

Sealed 3V watch battery which never requires replacing is included!

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Ages 3 and up

Teach Me Time! Talking Alarm Clock & Night-Light is an adorable child's bedside alarm clock, time-teaching tool and dual-colour nightlight all in one. The collective features of this educational toy are designed to grow with your child from the day they are first out of the crib and for many more years to come. Kids can customize the colour of their very own clock with the included decorative bezels.

Includes 1 clock, AC Adapter and changeable blue, pink and yellow bezels.

Requires included AC adapter and 2 AA batteries (not included)for backup (optional).

Measures approximately 4" tall.

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Ages 4 and up

This 3-D Spinosaurus 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!

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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!

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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!

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This 3-D Brontosaurus 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!

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This 3-D Parasurolophus 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!

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