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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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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 8 and up

Learn how the history of the Earth is written in rocks! This kit is complete with a 56 page illustrated book which provides easy to understand step-by-step instructions and comes with materials for various activities. With more than 20 exciting experiments young scientists will learn how to identify rocks, create a lava fountain, smash rocks, learn about lava and a whole lot more!

A perfect gift for curious, aspiring geologists and a fun and educational activity for parties, playdates, rainy days or any time!

The ScienceWiz Rock Science Kit was authored by Dr. Penny Norman (Ph.D. in Biophysics from U.C. Berkeley) and Ann Einstein (M.A.T., elementary educator) who use appealing kitchen table experiments refined through years of testing in after school programs and camps to relate rocks to the history of our planet.

Quality time, quality play, quality learning! That's ScienceWiz!

Requires some household items (not included).

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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 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 5 and up

By Holly Brook-Piper

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

In Build a Book for Boys, 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, boys 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 boys 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

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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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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