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favorite shape sorting toy for blind & visually impaired children, provides auditory feedback,
teaches cause & effect, enhances motor skills
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Sound Puzzle Box

Each shape--circle, square, triangle--makes a sound as it slides down a clear tube. A shape inserted upside down slides silently down the tube, only to sound off when the child turns the sorter upside down to dump out the shapes and sort again. Favorite shape sorter of blind and visually impaired children.

US$19.99

colorful,textured push together, pull apart toy develops eye-hand coordination & motor skills
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Snug Bugs

Nine colorful, textured bugs push together and pull apart with a pop. Start with two, then add another, then another until you have nine snug bugs in a row. Chewable, squishable, and easy to sanitize, each bug is approximately three inches long. With two or more sets, Snug Bugs offer sorting, matching, and patterning opportunities.

US$22.99 each or

US$19.99 for two or more

 
 
wooden color matching pop up peg toy teaches cause & effect, develops eye-hand coordination & motor skills
Classic Pop-Up
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Classic Pop-Up Toy

Engaging, traditional wooden toy featuring four colorful figures which pop up and down on concealed springs as the child presses down on each one. Invites experimentation and teaches cause and effect as the child quickly discovers that different degrees of pressure produce different responses. Removable figures can be color matched to stripes on box but such is not required. Encourages eye-hand coordination and color recognition. Measures 6"H x 8"L x 1 3/4"W.

US$12.99

wooden pop up peg toy encourages imaginative play, teaches cause & effect, develops eye-hand coordination & motor skills
School Bus
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Pop Up School Bus

A new twist on an old favorite, the wheels on the Pop Up School Bus add the value of imaginative play to the traditional Pop Up Toy. Measures 7"W x 3 1/2"Hx 3"D.

US$15.99






Extra set of Four People
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US$5.99

 
 
color & texture matching toy builds tactile awareness, vocabulary & communication skills
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Teachable Touchables

Smooth or bumpy, fuzzy or furry, soft or scratchy? Children build tactile awareness and vocabulary as they explore 10 distinct pair of texture squares. Each pillow or patch measures approximately two or three inches and fits easily into small hands and into the cloth drawstring bag. Includes an information sheet brimming with fun activities that "touch" on tactile discrimination, vocabulary, communication, and matching. Use blindfolds with sighted children to focus their attention on tactile discrimination and increase their awareness of how blind children experience their environment.

US$27.99

 
 
high contrast colors, visual & auditory stimulation, vibration, tactile stimulation & discrimination; toy enhances memory & recall
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Buddy Dog

One of the first things children recognize is faces. Buddy's face, with its oversized eyes and friendly smile, will easily capture a child's attention. Buddy's high contrasting colors are extra appealing to all with low vision or autism. The stimulating textures encourage tactile exploration - the cool cotton, soft velour, rubbery raised dots and the secret patch of rough fabric on Buddy's back. Buddy's reversible vest crinkles with a wonderful crackling sound, yet can be removed for children with auditory hyper-sensitivity. When Buddy's tail is pulled, he vibrates with a soothing hum.

Play Ability Factor: high-contrasting colors, inviting features, visual and auditory stimulation, tactile stimulation and discrimination, memory, and recall.

US$29.99

 
 
high-contrast colors, visual & auditory stimulation, tactile stimulation & discrimination, ball enhances memory & recall
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Bizi Ball

Bizi Ball is loaded with stimulating features that encourage children to explore. The one-piece, pull-a-part ball is a fun way to learn cause and effect as well as coordinated movement. Bizi Ball has a variety of tactile features and sounds - crinkles, chimes and rattles - and the teething ring handle adds bouncy fun!

Play Ability Factors: high contrasting colors, inviting features, visual and auditory stimulation, tactile stimulation and discrimination, memory and recall.

US$25.99

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environmentally friendly stacking toy made in U.S. develops eye-hand coordination, motor skills
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Green Toys Stacker

Lightweight Green Toys Stacker includes eight pieces for stacking without a center post. Graduated pieces allow children to explore relative size as they stack and re-stack pieces in whatever order they choose. Made in the U.S. from recycled containers. BPA, PVC, and phthalate free.

US$15.99

made in US, wooden spinning toy develops fine motor skills, demonstrates cause and effect; Teaches cause and effect and develops wrist rotation
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Typhoon Spinner

Turn the knob and watch the spinner turn round and round. Spinning Typhoon develops fine motor skills while demonstrating cause and effect. Made in the U.S. of select northern hardwoods. Measures 3 3/4" across and 2" high. Colors and graphic designs vary. Suitable for children one-year-old and up, this simple spinner is ideal for solitary and group play, as well as adult/child interaction. Spinning more than one expands learning through observation and discussion.

US$7.99

 
 
environmentally friendly stacking cups made in U.S. develop eye-hand coordination, motor skills, teach basic counting & math concepts
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Stacking Cups

Six graduated cups, multiple possibilities. Scoop and pour water, build towers by turning upside down, or just sort sizes to nest. The My First Green Toys™ Stacking Cups are colorful and fun and teach basic counting and math concepts. Each cup is numbered on the bottom from 1 to 6 and is volumetrically accurate. Fill cups 1 and 2, for example, and it will equal the volume of cup 3. Made in the U.S. from 100% recycled plastic milk containers. No BPA, PVC, phthalates, or external coatings. Meets FDA food contact standards. Dishwasher safe too. Color combinations may vary. Cups range from 1 1/2" to 3 1/2" diameter.

US$12.99

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shape sorting toy:  color & shape identification & matching, eye-hand coordination, fine motor, cognitive & language development
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Lock A Block

This classic Ambi toy offers primary color and basic shape identification and matching opportunities. High contrast between the bright white top and the color match raised rims outlining each opening facilitates "hitting the target." Three dimensional shapes drop more easily into place than shaped dowel pieces that require precise fitting. Includes two each of three shapes. Retrieve shapes through door on front of block. Permanently attached key fits smoothly in the lock and turns easily; lock clicks as the key turns.

US$19.99

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Lock A Block is particularly appealing to children with low vision who benefit from the high contrast and raised rims. The sound of the shapes hitting the bottom of the block and of the key turning in the lock provides auditory reinforcement for the blind and visually impaired.

 
 
classic toy, easy to grasp, turn upside down or right side up, teaches cause & effect & develops wrist rotation
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Tin Animal Sound Maker

A classic toy designed to bring a smile to our faces, this 2 1/8" tall tin canister with visually appealing graphics of farmyard favorites is easy to grasp and turn upside down or right side up. Funny animal sound rewards exploration. Teaches cause and effect and develops wrist rotation. Made of durable, easy to clean tin.

US$5.99

Perfect car seat toy encourages imaginative play, teaches cause and effect, provides visual and auditory responses to specific upper body motor actions
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You Turns

Turn left or right and steer, shift through forward, neutral, and reverse. Visual display allows driver to steer along a windy road. Engine and horn sounds. LED blinkers let everyone know where the car is headed. Push the music button to hear three driving songs in three unique styles. Screen lights up for night driving. Perfect car seat toy. On the long haul, flip it over; it doubles as a pillow. Three AA batteries included. Toy measures 11"H x 5.5"D x 11.5"W.

US$45.99

 
 
shape sorter ideal for blind & visually impaired, shapes make distinctive sounds; enhances eye-hand coordination, motor skill building, language, cognition, auditory discrimination
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Musical Shape Sorter

Double-sided shape sorter features a peek-a-boo safety mirror, clicking dial, and counting beads on the back and four distinct shapes, each featuring a different animal insert, on the front. Each shape doubles as a rattle and makes its own distinctive sound. Set the dial to play either animal sounds or four different melodies as the shapes are fit into their respective spots. On/off switch. Large, easy grip carry handle. Includes two AAA batteries. Ideal shape sorter for the blind and visually impaired.

US$37.99

 
 

Multi-Cultural Play Figures

Articulated, multi-cultural play figures expand imaginative play opportunities with lightweight, wipe clean props for creating whatever scenarios come to mind. Each 4 1/4" tall, 2 1/2" wide figure features clicking, independently moving arms, legs, and head; each one easily lies, sits, and stands. All include button squeakers. Posable pets with clicking, moving legs provide additional creative play possibilities. Safe for teething.

US$8.99 each or

US$8.49 each when ordering two or more

 
articulated toy multi-cultural play figures increase ethnic awareness, imaginative play opportunities, and motor skills

Caucasian Girl   

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Caucasian Boy   

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African American Girl   

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African American Boy   

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articulated toy multi-cultural play figures increase ethnic awareness, imaginative play opportunities, and motor skills

Latin Girl   

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Latin Boy   

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Asian Girl   

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Asian Boy   

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Kitten   

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Puppy   

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Multi-Cultural Health Care Play Figures

US$9.99 each or

US$9.49 each when ordering two or more

 
articulated toy multi-cultural play figures increase ethnic awareness, imaginative play opportunities, and motor skills

Caucasian Doctor   

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Caucasian Nurse   

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pounding toy enhances emerging understanding of cause & effect & develops eye-hand coordination
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Pounding Apple

Pound down the four cheeky caterpillars with a jolly apple hammer. When the child succeeds in hitting a caterpillar another one immediately peeks out of the apple. The caterpillars can also be pressed down by hand. Enhances emerging understanding of cause and effect and develops eye-hand coordination.

US$24.99

wooden stacking toy made in U.S.;  uniform dowel encourages experimentation, develops eye-hand coordination & fine motor skills
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Rocky Color Cone

Made in the U.S., this classic wooden stacker was first introduced by Holgate in 1938, and remains popular today. Its uniform dowel encourages experimentation by allowing a child to stack rings in any order. One ring falling in place atop another produces a "klacking" sound. The rounded wood base is a trademark design. Children delight in giving the cone a push and watching the cone rock, spin and topple over, spilling the rings. Measures: 4" diameter x 5 1/2" high. Introduces color and size and develops eye-hand coordination and fine motor skills.

US$19.99

 
 
magnetic fishing toy builds motor skills: grasping, holding, casting, and reeling; fishing encourages children to use both hands
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Funtime Fishing

With this magnetic fishing set, hook the fish, and reel them in! Submerge the fish, and watch them blow bubbles. Cute little magnetic worm to attract the fish! Bright and colorful. Fishing builds motor skills: grasping, holding, casting, reeling, and encourages child to use both hands.

US$24.99

hardwood pounding bench made in U.S.; toy builds eye-hand coordination & motor skills
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Classic Bingo Bed

Originally designed and patented by Holgate in 1934, this time-tested sturdy pounding bench of select Northern hardwoods is one of Holgate's most easily recognized and popular toys. Why change a classic? Features the same size and number of pegs as the original one. Includes four pair of colorful pegs in different diameters and a hammer. Bench measures 11" long x 5" wide x 6" high. Pegs vary in diameter from 1/2" to 3/4" and in length from 2 1/4" to 2 1/2" long. Colors may vary. Builds eye-hand coordination and motor skills.

US$32.99

 
 
varied color combinations, dual textures, graduated sizes, different weights encourages eye-hand coordination, fine motor development & visual spatial awareness
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Tobbles

Tobbles puts a new spin on stacking toys that delights children and adults alike. Roll and spin. Stack and topple. Balance, tilt, and wobble. Engage the senses. Explore the dual textures of the balls, their varied color combinations, graduated sizes and different weights. Set includes six weighted spheres and a stacking base. Encourages eye-hand coordination, fine motor development and visual spatial awareness. Suitable for ages 12 months and up.

US$27.99

playing with toy steering wheel develops motor, cognitive & language skills
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Baby Driver

Was there ever a child who didn't delight in turning a steering wheel and pretending to drive? Clicking, moving gear shifter, squeaky horn, turning, rattling wheel, and spinning arrows engage and delight. The position of the steering wheel can be altered. Suction cup base. Enhances motor development, cognition, and language as children shift gears, honk the horn, turn the wheel, and spin the arrows.

US$21.99

 
 
wooden stacking toys develop dexterity, eye-hand coordination, critical thinking & logic, encourage communication & imaginative play
Stacking Jack
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Stacking Jack and Jill

Stack a Jack, stack a Jill and imagine them going up a hill. These charming stackers develop fine motor and problem solving skills. Manipulating the pieces develops dexterity and eye-hand coordination, critical thinking, logic, matching skills, and an understanding of cause and effect and spatial relationships. Irresistibly friendly figures encourage communication and imaginative play. Uniform dowel allows children to arrange and rearrange the pieces as they like. Each stands 7" tall on a 3 1/4" base.

US$15.99

wooden stacking toys develop dexterity, eye-hand coordination, critical thinking & logic, encourage communication & imaginative play
Stacking Jill
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made in U.S. of hardwood, early childhood step stool for climbing, chair for sitting
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Classic Step Stool Chair

This classic design from the 1950's serves as a step stool and can be changed into a toddler's chair. Lightweight for easy carrying and sturdy for stepping and sitting on, holds up to 150 pounds. Made from the finest Pennsylvania cherry hardwood and designed to be passed down for generations to come.
Measures: 12" from front to back and 15" side to side. Steps measure: 3 1/2" and 7" high. Suitable for ages 18 months and up.
Comes fully assembled for your convenience and immediate use. Ships directly from manufacturer by UPS ground. Please provide physical address. Cannot be shipped to post office box.
Can be personalized. Choose black, red, blue, or white and type name in BLOCK letters, up to 10 characters. Name will appear on chair in BLOCK letters.

US$55.00

US$10.00 personalization

 
 
made in U.S. of hardwood, classic Adirondack chair for early childhood
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Adirondack Chair

Classic time-tested design, Holgate's version of the Adirondack chair is made from Pennsylvania FSC black cherry hardwood and carefully finished in non-toxic natural tones with painted rear slats. Built to last. Seat height is 8" off the ground - overall size is 17" wide in the front x 14" deep x 20" high; the perfect size for young toddlers.
Comes fully assembled for your convenience and immediate use. Ships directly from manufacturer by UPS ground. Please provide physical address. Cannot be shipped to post office box.
Can be personalized. Choose black, red, blue, or white and type name in BLOCK letters, up to 10 characters. Name will appear on chair in BLOCK letters.

US$75.00

US$10.00 personalization

 
 
musical pounding toy; pounding sends balls tinkling over xylophone, teaches cause & effect, develops eye-hand coordination, motor skills & auditory awareness
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Pound and Tap Bench

Pounding sends the balls tinkling over the xylophone. Pull out the keyboard and the xylophone can be played solo. Place Pound and Tap Bench on a tray with sides to keep the balls from rolling out of reach or encourage physical activity by making retrieving the balls part of the play.

US$32.99

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wooden toy provides visual and auditory stimulation, invites play, teaches cause and effect and encourages experimentation with sound and motion
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Rain Rush

Forty-two cascading wooden marbles create falling rain sounds. Roll across the floor and watch a crawler become a storm chaser! Hand-stained wood turns this toy into art. Appealing to children and adults alike, Rain Rush makes an ideal coffee table toy. Toy is 8" high x 5" diameter.

US$27.99

wooden toy provides visual and auditory stimulation, invites play, teaches cause and effect and encourages experimentation with sound and motion
 
 
toddler toy demonstrates cause & effect, provides visual & auditory stimulation & develops motor skills
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Poppitoppy

Bright, contemporary colors and graphics attract attention and invite play. Pressing the hat causes 18 balls to pop and bounce wildly, demonstrating cause and effect and building motor skills. The firmer and faster the child presses, the more satisfying the effect. Provides visual and auditory stimulation. Height: 7".

US$19.99

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Pounding toy provides auditory & visual feedback, teaches cause & effect, develops eye-hand coordination & fine motor skills
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Endless Pounder

Pound the pegs, turn and pound again. Pounding provides auditory and visual feedback, teaches cause and effect and develops eye-hand coordination and fine motor skills. Compact bench measures 7 1/2"W x 3 1/2"H x 3 1/2"D and features a hole for sliding the hammer into place for storage. Sustainably harvested rubber wood and safe, plant derived dyes make Endless Pounder a child and eco-friendly choice.

US$19.99

Auditory & visual responses teach cause and effect; wooden toy develops fine motor, planning & problem solving skill
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Counting Ball Track

Press the lever to make each ball pop up and onto the track. Turn the knob to the right to capture a ball, then to the left to send it rolling back again. Auditory and visual responses teach cause and effect while the actions develop fine motor, planning and problem solving skills. Numbers corresponding to the balls in each position introduce counting, addition and subtraction. Sustainably harvested rubber wood and safe, nontoxic finishes make Counting Ball Track a child and eco-friendly choice.

US$35.99