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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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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 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 colorful robots together using the intuitive, tool-less components.

To create the VEX Robotics Strandbeast, young innovators start by constructing each half of the base and attaching a motor to both sides. Once the base system and the eight legs are in place, it’s time to bring the strandbeast to life by wiring the brain to the LED module, distance sensors, and motors using snap connectors, and then attaching the brain to the body. Once the brain and motors are attached and wired up, the final steps include adding on the bright blue leg pieces that illustrate this complex robot’s graceful, smooth-walking stride.

To program the robotic strandbeast, 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 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 mode that simulates the real, random wandering nature of a living creature!

Built product measures approximately 12.5” long, 14” wide, and 10” tall.

Requires 3 AA batteries and one 9 volt battery (NOT 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 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

A Mastermind Toys exclusive!

Deluxe Snap Circuits Light and Sound Combo is the ultimate Snap Circuits Kit, with instructions to build more than 350 exciting projects. Packed into a durable, reusable storage case are over 65 parts and a full colour, easy-to-follow instruction manual.

Features Include:

  • Keyboard with optical theremin
  • Sound energy demonstration
  • Echo effects
  • Infrared detector
  • Glow-in-the-dark fan
  • Voice changer (record voice or music and play it back at various speeds)
  • Strobe light and colour changing LED
  • Connect to smart phone (sold separately) and analyze sounds with apps

Requires 4 AA batteries (NOT INCLUDED).

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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 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 6 and up

Two exciting learning experiences in one! Dig out the geode, then break it open to find any hidden crystals inside.

Includes: full dimensional excavation block, digging tool, brush tool, magnifier, pouch, and educational booklet.

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Ages 8 and up

Get up close and personal with nature. Observe nature magnified 30X with the Mobile Device Microscope. Simply attach it to your mobile device and view, you can also record videos and take photos of magnified objects – no software necessary!

Works with your own mobile device (not included).

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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 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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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!

Completed dinosaur measures approximately 9.5" long x 4" wide x 8.7" tall.

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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 4 and up

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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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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This 3-D Apatosaurus 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 14" long x 3.75" wide x 4.7" tall.

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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!

Completed dinosaur measures approximately 9.8" long x 3.75" wide x 8.5" tall.

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Ages 4 and up

Take a closer look at nature with this portable microscope! It has an illuminating torch and can zoom from 20 to 40 magnifications! This hand-held microscope is perfect for young explorers with its colourful handle, eyepiece on one end and lens with specimen stage on the other. Easily zoom by turning the small wheel!

Ships in randomly selected, assorted colours, according to availability.

Measures approximately 6” 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 3 and up

Recognition and memorization of the alphabet can be fun with these differently coloured, magnetic letters! Enhance hand-eye coordination by matching the uppercase letters with their lowercase counterparts!

Contains 52 magnetic pieces: 26 lowercase and 26 uppercase letters.

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