Kaplan’s diverse selection of developmentally-appropriate games encourages critical thinking, provides opportunities for problem solving, fosters language development, reinforces learning concepts, and helps refine fine motor development.
18 months & up. These four wooden ball mazes help children learn to visually track moving objects as the ball rolls around the maze. As they play, children will begin to anticipate the path of the ball as they develop critical thinking skills. Designed with large handles for children to easily grasp and manipulate the ball around the maze. Set includes a spiral, circle, triangle, and square. Each measures 8" in diameter.
2 years & up. Let's go bowling! Lots of fun extras to discover while playing with this colorful 6-pin set. Pins rattle with bouncing balls when knocked over, and lightweight bowling ball lights up and flashes during play. Great for developing sensory skills, motor skills and hand-eye coordination. Comes with portable caddy for storage. Batteries included.
2 years & up. A soccer set is a fun way to build gross motor skills and coordination. Lightweight goal is constructed of heavy-duty metal for durability, adjustable net height, and is easy to disassemble for storage. Includes a soccer ball and pump. Goal measures 48"W x 18"D x 30"H. Adult assembly required.
18 months & up. "Where's the duck?" "Can you find the apple?" This fun, active game helps young children learn the names of colors, shapes, animals, foods, and more while seeking and finding each match. They will build vocabulary, boost memory skills, and find family fun with this perfect first matching game! Includes: 36 large, round "Seek Me" photo cards to scatter face down around the room, and 36 matching "Find Me" cards for a parent or teacher to… More »
18 months & up. Encourage your future athlete with this exciting Little Tikes TotSports™ T-Ball Set for Gross Motor Skills. This T-Ball set is adjustable so that the height is at the perfect level for your little one. This activity helps improve batting skills, gross motor skills, fine motor skills, and hand-eye coordination. Encourage your children to take turns hitting the ball.
2 years & up. Encourage matching, memory, concentration, and cognitive thinking with these wonderful super-sized cards complete with friendly animal faces. With easy-to-follow rules and colorful illustrations, this is a great beginner game for young children. Start with two or three pairs and then add other animals as the child's skills progress. For extra learning, have children identify the animals as they match them. The included handy box with handle makes it easy to store the cards. Cards measure 6" x 6".
18 months & up. Encourage children to answer questions, match items, and play a memory game with this Mommy & Me Matching Game. With this realistic photo set of round cards, children will soon be able to recognize which babies go with which mothers as they match these cards to each other. For extra learning have children identify the animals that might live in the same area. This set includes Farm, Safari, and American Wildlife animals. Includes 58 cards for 29 matching sets.
2 years & up. Rich outdoor experiences support exploration and attempts to move in new and creative ways. Our outdoor kit for twos includes materials that incorporate gross motor development opportunities into a variety of interactive materials. Contents: Froggy Playground Ball, Bollie Playground Ball, Grow It Gardening Set, "Bizzy Bear Let's Go and Play" board book, Little Tuffies truck set of 3, storage container, and activity card(s). Note: Kit components change occasionally due… More »
2 years & up. Encourage matching, memory, concentration, and cognitive thinking with these wonderful super-sized cards complete with all different types of vehicles. With easy-to-follow rules and colorful illustrations, this is a great beginner game for young children. Start with two or three pairs and then add other vehicles as the child's skills progress. For extra learning, have children identify the vehicles as they match them. The included handy box with handle makes it easy to store the… More »
2 years & up. Encourage matching, memory, concentration, and cognitive thinking with these wonderful super-sized cards complete with wild animal faces. With easy-to-follow rules and colorful illustrations, this is a great beginner game for young children. Start with two or three pairs and then add other animals as the child's skills progress. For extra learning, have children identify the animals as they match them. The included handy box with handle makes it easy to store the cards. Cards measure 6" x 6".
6 months & up. Providing infants with appropriate outdoor experiences supports health and physical development as well as engaging their natural curiosity. Our infant outdoor kit offers learning materials that promote gross motor coordination, cognitive learning, and social interaction skills. Contents: Flashing Ball, Musical Spinning Wheel, Tumble Ball Dome, Stacking Rattle Blocks, Bounce n Roll Ball, Sunny Day Come and Play Cloth Book, Storage Container, and Activity Card(s). Note: Kit components… More »
All ages. Toss these colorful turtles at targets or include them in gross motor games in place of balls or beanbags. Perfect for color recognition and improving motor skills. Their size and weight are ideal for throwing, catching, and tracking. Soft, durable, machine washable vinyl. Set of 6: different colors. Turtles measure 6.25"L. x 5" W.
Updated to reflect the latest research about how children learn, the revised edition of 125 Brain Games for Babies is a fun-filled collection of ways to develop the brain capacity of infants. Included are everyday opportunities to nurture brain development in the critical period from birth through twelve months. Each game and sensory experience presented includes an annotation on the latest brain research and how the activity promotes brain power in babies. Paperback. 144 pages.
This indispensable book helps you develop areas important for the growth of 12 to 24 month-old areas such as language, creativity, coordination, confidence, problem-solving, and gross motor skills. Toddlers will experience the joy of discovery on every fun-filled page! Paperback. 256 pages.
While most activity books encourage indoor explorations, countless adventures and learning opportunities await outside! Going for a walk or exploring the local community can bring about much more than just exercise. Little Walks, Big Adventures helps you teach your toddler about his/her surroundings through fun and adventurous local explorations, outdoor games and activities that promote and enhance learning. Parents and caregivers will help their toddlers enhance their vocabulary, language skills,… More »
Filled with developmental games based on the latest brain research. Divided into 4 chapters, each representing a 3 month period. Each chapter has a chart that helps anticipate the development milestone for those months. Games and activities reinforce the skills babies need to reach those milestones. Paperback.
2 years & up. Get up and get moving with this simple active play game. Toddlers imitate the adorable ducks on four jumbo dice featuring dance moves from twisting to clapping to marching and jumping. Children practice gross-motor skills, counting, imitating, turn-taking and vocabulary building. Includes game board, 4 movement dice, 4 play pieces and guide.
Over 225 fun-filled games for the babies in your care. Games encourage bonding, coordination, motor skills, and more. This book shows providers how to build important developmental skills, stimulating activities to nurture and build self-confidence, coordination, social skills, and much more. Paperback. 286 pages.
A young child's brain grows at a phenomenal rate in the first years of life. Revised and updated to reflect the latest research on how children learn, 125 Brain Games for Toddlers and Twos is packed with everyday opportunities to contribute to brain development. Each game is accompanied by an annotation on the latest brain research and how the activity promotes brain power in the critical period between twelve and thirty-six months. Paperback. 144 pages.
2 years & up. Match bells by listening to their tones then shake them to make music! This sound-based memory games has many senses interact with one another to match the bells. Each bell also features numbers on the bottom for added matching games. The game set includes a matching board and six sound pairs within 12 bells.
Parents and caregivers often seek ways to stimulate their little learners, but don't know where to start. While many conveniences have come our way in the digital age, none has made the process of guiding children through their years of growth and development any quicker, easier or less complex. Fun Baby Learning Games brings a new approach to having fun and learning: incorporate theory and research-backed activities in a fun and engaging way, help your infant or toddler nurture his/her skills and… More »
With new activities and explorations, tips and information to help you understand how to support the littlest learners, and research nuggets to enhance your own professional knowledge, the Encyclopedia of Infant and Toddler Activities, revised, will be your go-to resource! Activities will help you support curiosity, play, exploration, persistence, emerging foundations in literacy and math, problem solving, and so much more! Paperback. 288 pages.
This resource book is packed with opportunities to build confidence and to enhance language, coordination, social interactions, and problem-solving skills. A must-have for anyone caring for a child between the ages of two and three. Turn ordinary, everyday routines into fun learning experiences! 256 pages.
2 years & up. Harvest fruit from the orchard and place it in a basket before the hungry raven reaches the end of the trail. Large play pieces and chunky wooden fruit help develop early language, motor skills and cooperation. Fruit is also suitable for pretend play. For 1-4 players.