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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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Macramé is back and easier than ever! Tie a few simple knots and you’re ready to plant and display your own hanging terrarium. It’s two great trends in one kit!

Includes quick-grow chia and wheat grass seeds, potting mix, colourful sand and gravel for layering, a garden mister, plastic terrarium, 20ft of macramé cord, flower, hanging ring, baby deer and mushroom figurines.

Terrarium measures approximately 5.25” in diameter.

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By Dan Kainen, Text by Carol Kaufmann

If you liked Gallop! A Scanimation Book, you'll love the magical journey that is Safari. Readers, as if on safari, encounter 8 wild animals that come alive! Using an innovative lenticular-based technology, precision sliding lenses, and original four-color video imagery, each image is like a 3-D movie on the page, delivering a rich, fluid, immersive visual experience. The cheetah bounds. The gazelle leaps. The African elephant snaps its ears. The gorilla munches the leaves off a branch. Mesmerizing!

Accompanying the images is Safari, the guide: It begins with an evocative journal of a safari along the Mara River in Kenya and interweaves the history of safaris. Then for each animal there is a lively, informative essay and an at-a-glance list of important facts. It's the romance of being on safari - and the almost visceral thrill of seeing the animals in motion - in a book unlike any other.

Hardcover containing 16 pages.

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Ages 7 and up

Grow a beautiful crystal geode, a hollow rock with crystals inside it, by first molding a plaster shell and then filling it with a crystal-forming solution. Learn about geological crystal formations.

The Spark series by Thames & Kosmos features fun and educational science experiments, science in a flash!

Includes 8 page manual, and 1 experiment.

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Ages 5 and up

By Kate Messner, Illustrated by Christopher Silas Neal

In this exuberant and lyrical follow-up to the award-winning Over and Under the Snow, discover the wonders that lie hidden between stalks, under the shade of leaves . . . and down in the dirt. Explore the hidden world and many lives of a garden through the course of a year! Up in the garden, the world is full of green-leaves and sprouts, growing vegetables, ripening fruit. But down in the dirt exists a busy world-earthworms dig, snakes hunt, skunks burrow-populated by all the animals that make a garden their home.

Hardcover storybook, 52 pages.

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Free PlasmaCar Sticker Set with PlasmaCar
Ages 3 and up

Children can customize their Plasma Cars with these colourful flower stickers! They are UV resistant – the image will stay bright and beautiful even after long exposure to sunlight. Make your child’s Plasma Car (almost) as unique as they are, and they’ll be rolling in style.

Includes 1 pack of 14 stickers.

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Ages 3 and up

Change the way your preschooler sees the world with this adorable dragonfly tool! Two different magnifying lenses bring finds into focus while three coloured lenses allow little scientists to explore primary and secondary colours. An insect lens shows the world from a bug’s point of view!

This cool toy helps kids:

  • Be curious and explore their environment
  • Learn about primary and secondary colours
  • Experience hands-on discovery

Includes 2X and 5X magnifying lenses (overlap for 10X magnification), red, yellow, and blue lenses (overlap for orange, green, and purple), and a faceted (insect-view) lense.

Measures approximately 7” long.

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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 4 and up

Create a bountiful butterfly garden that's as unique as you are! Set your dome terrarium up, plant your seeds, and then glam it up with metallic stickers, sparkling 'gems', cool white marble, hot pink gravel, and more! Grow a flower garden featuring rainbow-coloured foliage and a profusion of sweet smelling blooms to attract butterflies and hummingbirds.

Grow Rainbow Plants, Princess Flowers, Alyssum and more! All the included plants sprout in less than a week and are quick to grow. The Butterfly Glamour Garden even comes complete with a toy butterfly to call your garden home, and a Butterfly Seed Bomb to plant! Get ready for flowery fun with your own glam greenhouse!

Includes: Germination Dome, Butterfly Friend, 4 Seed Packs, 4 Themed Plant Stakes 3 Gem Decals, Flower Gems, Large and Small Sticky Gems, White Marble Chips, Pink Princess Gravel, Butterfly Mix Seed Bomb, 2 Germination Disks, Growing and Care Instructions.

Dome measures approximately 8" in diameter x 7" high.

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Ages 5 and up

This Megalens Magnifying Glass contains two magnifiers, one being smaller and higher-powered. There are extractable tweezers which are inserted in the handle so it is possible to easily manage small objects. Attached to the handle is a stand which makes it easy to use on a work surface - completely hands free!

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

Large lens measures approximately 60mm in diameter.

Small lens measures approximately 13mm in diameter.

Magnification is 3x and 5x.

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Ages 8 and up

By Becky Baines

You've just been shrunken down to miniature size and sent to roam the backyard! What happens next is up to YOU! Filled with excitement and hilarity, this compositional challenge lets you tell your very own story starring...YOU! Combining National Geographic Kids' photography and illustrations in colourful laugh-out-loud pages, this engaging, entertaining, and educational book introduces you to animals and people from your backyard, and invites you to enter a new world imaginatively by combining your story with theirs.

Softcover containing 48 pages.

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Ages 7 and up

By DK Publishing

Love creepy crawlies? Fascinated with bugs of all kinds? Take a closer look at the miniature world of incredible insects and amazing arachnids with Ultimate Factivity Collection: Bugs. Packed with fun activities and amazing facts about bugs, you'll find everything you want to know about creepy crawlies, such as the migration of the monarch butterfly, which insects have unusual superpowers, and which spider has the deadliest venom. Fascinating!
Packed with fun activities including games, doodle and colouring pages, puzzles, and crafts, plus more than 500 stickers, each book in the Ultimate Factivity Collection contains amazing facts and educational information that encourage learning while at the same time improving social, emotional, cognitive, and language skills. The Ultimate Factivity Collection series will keep kids busy and learning for hours.

Includes more than 500 stickers.

Softcover containing 96 pages.

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Ages 4 and up

By Carin Berger

Spring, Spring,
spring!
Spring is all a little bear
named Maurice
can think about.
Where is it?
What is it?
When will it arrive?
Impatient and curious
and not at all sleepy,
Maurice sets out . . .
But before Maurice
finds spring, he discovers
something magical indeed—
winter!

Hardcover containing 40 pages.

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Ages 4 and up

This realistic-looking humpback whale is a unique and beautiful plush gift and makes a great addition to your Hansa collection.

Utilizing the latest manufacturing techniques and the best raw materials available, Hansa Toy strives to create incredibly lifelike, beautiful plush toys. Their commitment to quality has earned them many international awards, and made Hansa Toy a favourite not only among children and collectors, but also as a supplier to zoos, wildlife parks, media events, Christmas displays, and many more. Each plush animal is designed and created from portraits of animals in their natural habitat by a team of highly qualified researchers, artists, craftspeople and technicians, giving each beautifully fabricated creature a distinct personality and look. Hansa is also dedicated to educating children and their parents about the animals of the world, so every Hansa toy is accompanied by a "Toys That Teach" tag that gives facts about each animal's lifestyle, habitat, eating habits, gestation period and care of young. Beautifully crafted, entertaining to play with and very educational, Hansa Toy plush animals are like no other toy on the market.

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Ages 4 and up

Let your love flourish with botanical beauty! Five vibrant love-themed plants burgeon to life just two weeks after planting. Once they've grown, their brilliant colors matched with fun accessories make for a beautiful, heart-melting sight!

Includes germination dome, 5 colour seed packs (Baby’s Breath, Fire Plant, Forget-Me-Not, Polka Dot Plant, and Sweet Pea), 5 plant stakes, 3 love decals, lava rock, heart decoration, red, pink, and purple love gravel, 2 germination disks, and instructions.

Measures approximately 9.5” long x 5” tall x 9.5” wide.

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Ages 8 and up

Spy a specimen, use the tweezers to collect it, then place it in the collection vial for examination! This all-in-one pocket-sized pen tool with magnifying glass and ruler is perfect for investigating natural finds on camping trips, hikes, and backyard adventures! This is a great introductory science tool for young nature explorers!

Features:

  • Clear sample collection vial with air holes
  • Tweezers for specimen collecting
  • 4x magnifying glass
  • Built-in ruler
  • Black ballpoint pen with textured grip
  • Pocket clip

Includes 1 Adventure Pen.

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Ages 8 and up

Observe, collect, and study life in oceans, ponds, rivers, and lakes with this unique, multi-tool pen! Featuring a built-in dropper for sample collection, test tube with fluid-level markings, thermometer, and magnifying glass, this all-in-one scientific pen tool is also great for home experiments, like investigating tap water.

Features:

  • Water dropper
  • Test tube with fluid-markings
  • 2x magnifying glass
  • Thermometer
  • Black ballpoint pen with textured grip
  • Pocket clip

Includes 1 Adventure Pen.

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Ages 4 and up

Create your own flowering fairy wonderland! Learn all about the history and lore of fairies while you create your own greenhouse garden with 4 special fairy plant varieties, multi-coloured gravel, fairy dust, a fairy wheel, fairy bells, stakes and decals, and a little fairy figure!

This amazing kit comes with everything needed to get your indoor fairy garden growing and attracting fairies to your home - Great Blue Lobelia to attract fairies, Thyme to enable you to see them, Evening Star to make fairy brews, Clover and more! Informative instructions detail sprouting and growing methods as well as a plethora of information about fairies and fairy gardens.

Includes: Sprouting and Growing Dome, 4 Seed Packs, Fairy Planting Mixture, 1 Fairy Figure, 1 Fairy Pinwheel, 2 Fairy Bells and String, 4 Fairy Plant Stakes, Rainbow Fairy Gravel, Perlite Drainage Pellets, and Growing and Care Instructions.

Dome measures approximately 8" in diameter x 7" high.

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Ages 8 and up

By David Burnie

Explore the world of bugs through hands-on insect activities. Eyewitness Explorer: Bug Hunter includes more than 30 fun activities that you can do to learn more about bugs! Enter the kingdom of the creepy crawlies, and learn about everything from beetles to bees to spiders to scorpions. Identify bugs of all kinds, and learn to study insects in their natural habitats. You can even raise your own caterpillars with the step-by-step instructions you'll find in Eyewitness Explorer: Bug Hunter!
Eyewitness Explorers encourage hands-on learning with 30 easy activities that help children observe, explore, and learn about the natural world. Each book explains the science behind the activities, laying the essential groundwork for contextualizing the experience to come. But at the heart of the books are the activities themselves — a chance to learn by doing with experiments that can be carried out right at home. Simply choose one of the projects and follow the step-by-step, photographically illustrated instructions to learn about bugs, explore insect habitats, and raise a caterpillar.

Softcover containing 72 pages.

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Ages 8 and up

Now you can take the lead in wilderness survival by mastering knot-tying and navigation skills, and learning to identify animals and their tracks! Take the challenges offered in the Activity Guide and compete with your friends to master the world around you. Imagine tying a bowline knot in seconds, pouring your own animal track molds and making your own compass! Now you’ll always be able to navigate your way home before dinner!

Includes 4 life-sized paw print moulds, 4 bags f plaster of Paris, precision high visibility compass, 4-piece make-your-own compass kit, 4 rope and stick sets for fusing and lashing, 4 ropes for whipping, and an activity guide.

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