Gift Ideas

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I offer here a few suggestions for gifts that may have a special appeal for natural-born jumpers, swingers, builders, artists, sorters and collectors. If you have any suggestions for other items to add to the list, or if you want to reminisce about the toys and games you enjoyed the most when you were young — or that you still enjoy now — I welcome you to leave a comment here.


Activity Toys
Ask a child to name their three favorite playground activities and they'll probably answer bouncing, teeter totter and merry-go-round. Now all three of these energy burning activities can be experienced in one innovative product. This unique rider features big bouncing action with a durable, inflatable ball; teeter totter thrills for one on the pivoting arm; and merry-go-round fun with rider-controlled rotation. The stay-put base must be weighted with sand (not included). Use indoors or out.

Activity Toys
Combine the classic Simon Says game with Sit 'n Spin fun, and you've got an exciting new ride that preschoolers will love! Features: Electronic music and speech. Three modes of play: Simon Says, music play and quiet play. Interactive Simon Says element tells child to go at different speeds and different directions. Music accelerates as the ride spins around! Adult assembly required.

Activity Toys
The high seat back helps support a young rider just learning to sit up. Easy-to-buckle, adjustable seat belt. Wide seat and leg openings for easy entry and exit without raising or lowering a t-bar. Heavy-duty hardware and weather-resistant rope. Easily attaches to an existing swingset.

Activity Toys
Huge inflatable gym measures 9 x 12 x 6 feet. Tall protective walls surround a large jumping area, including a big slide with side rails. Two mesh doors feature hook-and-loop closures to protect children, and allow parents to watch the fun. Stakes anchor the bouncer firmly in place, while a heavy-duty blower provides continuous airflow. Built of puncture-resistant material. Includes stakes, heavy-duty blower, repair kit and storage bag.

Activity Toys
The Bozo The Clown Classic 46" Bop Bag that your remember from when you were a kid! Here it is, the original 3D Bozo Bop Bag has bounced back into action. It's juts like it was in the 1960's! Squeaky Hair, Squeaky Nose, and that weighted bottom so that Bozo keeps bouncing back for more! Go ahead, give Bozo a bop on the nose! Watch as he bounces right back! Bozo is great for children of all ages! Get two, one for your kids, and one for YOU! Makes a great gift!

Activity Toys
The classic kid-powered car has a whole new look! Updated styling includes a high seat back and storage in the rear. This version includes lots of special features like a vanity license plate, an "ignition switch," and a key. It also features rugged, durable tires, plus an open-and-close gas cap. It's the Cozy Coupe Car for the next 20 years! Batteries included. Replace with 2 lithium batteries (not included).

Activity Toys
A Step2 classic for ages 2-5 years. Now children can enjoy the thrill of an amusement park right in their own home. Fully assembled coaster car has high back, handrail and foot rests for secure ride. Two non-slip steps lock securely for easy access from both sides. There's a full ten feet of track in 3 easy-to-attach sections and recessed retainers hold coaster car until child is ready to roll. Made in the USA.

Activity Toys
Follow the bouncing ball! Children can enjoy the vestibular input their bodies receive while bouncing themselves from place to place. This ball has a large handle for children to grip as balance, muscle strength and trunk control are utilized. For some children, the handle offers a way to practice dribbling a ball without it bouncing out of reach. This toy is suitable for children weighing up to 100 pounds.

Activity Toys
This classic disc swing with plastic neck helps protect a child's legs.

Activity Toys
Allows children and adults glide back and forth along the cable like an Olympic athlete or a soaring bird in flight! Fun Ride is the perfect birthday, holiday, or anytime gift for that special someone! Simply attach the cable between two trees or other supports, grab the trolley handles and you're on your way for the best Fun Ride of all! Fun Ride will provide hours of outdoor fun!

Activity Toys
The Spring Swing set includes: Q-clip for attachment, bounce adapter, 11' of 3/8" weather resistant, U.V. protected rope (polyester-braided) and Disc Seat. The set has been safety-tested to 600 lbs.

Activity Toys
Designed for younger children, this fun trampoline folds flat in seconds for easy storage under a bed or in a closet. Safe and sturdy, it has a padded safety handle and is made of 1 1/4" galvanized steel with a polyethylene jump surface. For children up to 60 lbs. Assembles in minutes. Size: 38" l x 31" w, Weight: 15 lbs.

Activity Toys
Swing, Twist, and Spin without a tangled rope! 9' weather resistent rope is safe for outdoor and indoor use. Super Tough! UV stable, plastic spinner bar. Parents can easily attach the twist and twirl spinner bar to a tree limb, swing set, or other support and watch kids grab the handles, push off, and smile. Great fun, great exercise, tough and resilient, a classic product for all seasons.

Activity Toys
It has all the fun of a regular slide, but it's much easier to store. This 5-foot-high slide from Little Tikes is durable enough for high-impact play and also stores handily in the basement or the rec room. With wide steps and rounded corners, this slide provides a stable, smooth ride.

Activity Toys
Fun Ride Deluxe lets children glide along the cable like an Olympic athlete or a soaring bird in flight for amazing and endless fun! Simply attach the cable between 2 trees or other supports, grab the trolley handles and your on your way for the best Fun Ride of all! Fun Ride Deluxe provides great outdoor fun while boosting your child's strength, athletic skills and self-esteem. Safe, durable and easy to assemble, Fun Ride Deluxe comes complete with a 70 ft. steel stranded cable, an all-weather, impact resistant plastic trolley, all necessary hardware and easy to follow, illustrated instructions. Fun Ride Deluxe is recommended for children 8 years and up and up to 225 lbs. so that parents may ride as well. Patented. Limited warranty included.

Activity Toys
This toy was actually designed by a person who suffers from ADHD. Soon his friends wanted them, then their friends wanted them, then their children wanted them. The creator of this toy approached The Sensory University with his creation and it has quickly become one of our top sellers. You will be amazed at the fact that your child will cherish this little device like a best friend that he or she can carry in their pockets. Within minutes of your child's first interaction with this toy, he or she will never want to be without their little fidget friend. Please click the photo to find out how this toy can ease your child's anxiety. This product is small enough to create a choking hazard if placed in mouth. Not for use with small children, or children which may be prone to placing items in mouth.

Activity Toys
Made with translucent plastic the internal lights flicker as the tambourine is played. A great full sized instrument with a full sound to match. Requires 1-9v battery (not included). Ages: 3 and up.

Activity Toys
The Balance Board surface is high quality hardwood plywood and is completely finished using a high quality polyurethane. Excellent for the skiing enthusiast or anyone who wants healthy exercise. Balance Board Surface includes Anti-skid Strips for better, safer control and rollers that are glued and screwed to the hardwood center axle. This Board may be used in a standing, kneeling, or sitting position.

Activity Toys
Rebounding is an exercise that reduces your body fat; firms your legs, thighs, abdomen, arms, and hips; increases your agility; improves your sense of balance; strengthens your muscles over all; provides an aerobic effect for your heart; rejuvenates your body when it's tired, and generally puts you in a state of health and fitness. You can easily perform this exercise in your living room, your office, and your yard. The traveler may wish to carry a portable rebounder aboard an airliner for use in a hotel room. It's the most convenient, metabolically effective form of exercise around. Stabilizer bar available separately.

Activity Toys
Brought to you by Spin Master's Kid ACTIVE! Brand comes the all-new Jump Smart Fun Electronic Mini-Trampoline. This trampoline is unlike any! Your child can have fun while learning with 5 fun games including Musical Statues, Animal Sounds, Memory Match and more. The games programmed into the trampolines computer will help your child with counting, music and rhythm, sound recognition and memory. For indoor and outdoor play.

Activity Toys
Didicar is a triumph of fun over physics. It is purely Kid powered. Sitting on the Didicar all that is required to get moving is to move the steering wheel from left to right and she moves forward. Flip the wheel 180° and didicar goes backwards. Didicar is simple to operate and requires no batteries, there are no pedals, motors or other fuels and no greasy chains or complicated gears. Just add kids!

Activity Toys
Featuring an 82-inch jumping surface, the Jump-O-Lene can accommodate two little jumpers. The attached three-ring, 1.75-foot safety retainer wall has drain holes to prevent water from accumulating when used outside. The bouncing mattress is constructed of two separate heavy-duty vinyl cushions for extra bounce. The vinyl is UV-damage resistant, and a repair kit is included. Supports a maximum of 120 pounds. Inflates with any air pump, or a 120-volt AC electric pump, sold separately. The Jump-O-Lene inflates to 82 inches deep and weighs 21 pounds.

Animals
Squawkers McCaw is a witty, energetic, and unpredictable talking parrot who interacts in incredibly realistic ways. He repeats words, can be taught to joke and sing, and responds to touch. He has a velvety feather coat and vibrant colors resemble those of actual macaw. He loves to be fed; comes with toy biscuit and perch. SQUAWKERS McCAW the parrot is a talking, squawking, and totally unpredictable play pal!

Art
Faber-Castell's Watercolor Art Set is a great way to get started in the wonderful world of watercolor painting. This set includes 8 watercolor pencils, 12 watercolor crayons, 2 watercolor brushes, 8" x 10" watercolor paper pad and sandpaper for special effects. Contains fully illustrated instructions that demonstrate 17 special watercolor techniques to assist you as you explore the world of watercolors. It all goes into a great little portfolio bag that includes a shoulder strap.

Art
Put this pottery wheel in your child's hands and prepare to be amazed by their extensive imagination! This powerful tool allows little sculptors to create an endless array of clay masterpieces. Affordable enough for a beginner but powerful enough for the more experienced artist. Includes: Two pounds of clay, Paints, Brushes, Tools, Instruction book with creative ideas, 2 month manufacturer's warranty. Just like expensive wheels, this one is powered with a foot pedal, sized down for kids. Plus, it's teacher and parent-tested and approved.

Art
It may be a grind to wait nearly 30 days to create polished rock jewelry with the Rolling Stones Rock Tumbler. But, as the makers write, "you are grinding in days what it takes nature thousands of years to do in a stream, river, or ocean." So, find a clean, remote area with a properly wired outlet where the constant tumbling won't disturb others (and where curious little hands won't wreak havoc), and start rolling. The first step involves assembling and lubricating the tumbler itself. Once the two-cup, plastic barrel rolls easily atop its 10-inch-long and 6-inch-high plastic base, it's time to open the small bag of gritty stones that comes with the kit. Constant maintenance and much patience will reward the owner with shiny stones in about one month. A small sampling of jewelry settings and findings is provided, along with order forms for gold-tinted accessories.

Art
This modeling compound is clean, pliable, and air-dries to a firm resiliency in 24 hours! It's soft, lightweight, and extra easy to mold. Available in white or in a set of 4 primary colors; red, blue, white and yellow. (8 oz. each).

Art
Inspire creativity with Paz's realistic dough set. Little hands have fun when they roll, mold, shape and press this colorful dough. Your little sculptor can even create Paz, Pig, Dog and Rabbit in 3D! Playing with dough is more than just a fun time -- it also helps develop important creative play and sensory motor skills. Includes: * Five colors of dough * Spatula * Sculpting tool * Roller * Extruder * Two extruder inserts * Four character book molds * Six dough cutters in fun Ready, Set, Learn shapes * Carrying case. When playtime is over, everything stores neatly in the sturdy carrying case, ready for next time.

Art
Kit for casting and painting the skeleton of a triceratops. Includes casting material, paint, magnets, glue, mold and educational book. For ages 8 yrs. and up

Art
Mold-It is a fascinating, educational, and creative introduction to the mold-making process. Learn how and why paleontologists and archaeologists use mold making to duplicate precious, rare fossils and artifacts. Learn about the different kinds of molds and molding materials. With this kit, make a Seamless Mold of a favorite item you own. Once the mold is made, make several permanent casts from the reusable mold. Give the casts to your friends and family as gifts.

Art
Comes with easy-to-follow directions and ideas for elaborate, colorful masks with loads of inspiration for young imaginations to bring their own ideas to life! Great fun for original costumes, plays, or seasonal gifts and decorations. Just sculpt, plaster, paint, gloss, decorate and enjoy! Comes with one Facial form, one roll of MagicMold Plaster Gauze, six artist's paints, one artist's brush, and colorful 16-page guide.

Art
Beautifully designed art easel is part of our Natural Interiors collection of fine children's furniture. Crafted of solid hardwood with a natural finish it's as durable as it is beautiful. Includes a blackboard on one side and a dry erase board on the other. Magnetic clip holds paper for sketching or painting.

Art
Premium watercolor kit for students and aspiring artists. 24 watercolor pencils, 6 graphite sketching pencils, watercolor brush. Set also has an eraser, metal sharpener and an 8x10 pad of multi-purpose paper in a Faber-Castell Artist Portfolio case. For ages 12 and up

Art
Two rolls of recycled white bond paper (18"W x 75'L) to be used with ALEX's Easel series, Super Art Table and My Art Desk!

Art
Create unique art in a whole new way! Paint designs spin around and around, with music and strobing lights! Features: Electronic lights, music and motion. Inlcudes 7 design cards and 4 bottles of paint.

Art
Paint yourself clean with soapy finger paint. Kit includes 5 colors of finger paints, fish-shaped sponge and hand-shaped palette. Safe and fun for kids.

Art
The BIG BARREL play set offers molding, cutting and extruding play in lots of different ways. With 6 Cans of Play-Doh compound and plenty of accessories, there?s no end to what you can create! The Big Barrel stores all of its parts and you can take it along for fun anywhere, anytime! Contents:4 Five Oz. Cans of PlayDoh and 2 Two Oz. Cans of Play-Doh Brand Modeling Compound, Fun Factory, and Additional Cutting, Molding and Extruding Tools!

Baby
A friendly wooden flat-fish that feels good in your baby's hands. Colorful, wooden roods are attached by a bendable, elastic band. Made in Germany from maplewood and water-based lacquerers. Height: 11 cm. Ages 6 months and up.

Blocks
Keeps children engaged for hours in rewarding play! Features pattern blocks in different shapes and colors. Contents store neatly in durable wooden case. Develops shape recognition and spatial relations! Recipient of the 2005 Oppenheim "Gold Award".

Blocks
Stack, spell and count with these 50 colorful blocks, each featuring a variety of pictures, letters and numbers. Comes in a see-through storage box with handy carrying handle.

Building Toys
Imagibricks Giant Building Blocks are an award-winning classic toy beloved by generations. Because they are open-ended, kid's imaginations run high as they spend hours creating life-size structures. These bricks are strong, they'll support the weight of a 200 lb. adult, yet lightweight. Constructed of lightweight corrugated cardboard, if the blocks tumble, no one gets hurt! The blocks are printed with non-toxic inks and with their new, water-resistant coating are strong and durable for years of creative play. Because Imagibricks are "unit blocks", they can even be used to teach basic math skills. The blocks come in three sizes and colors. The large red block measures 12" x 6" x 3". The medium yellow block is exactly half that at 6" x 6" x 3", and the small blue block measures 6" x 3" x 3".

Building Toys
Gear up for hours of colorful astion with this 150-piece set that enables children to create hundreds of three-dimensional construction possibilities. Set features plastic gears, connectors and interlocking bases packaged in a giant storage tub with an Activity Guide.

Building Toys
Build a world of your own from this tub of 1,000 pieces of LEGO bricks, unique shapes and special elements. The convenient tub can be used as storage to take with you on your travels.

Building Toys
Tinker Toy - - a Classic since 1913! Connect the wooden wheel-like spool with any of the multiple dowels and create abstract forms and shapes. Your imagination is the only thing needed to create and build with these sets. Hours of fun!

Building Toys
Gears and base plates, each in three sizes, are accompanied by perpendicular and angle connectors that change the direction of motion from vertical to horizontal and permit three-dimensional constructions. Activity guide includes simple instructions and clear diagrams, but pieces connect almost intuitively so children can easily experiment with many variations.

Building Toys
The Erector 150 piece construction bucket offer greater creativity in design. Parts include wheels, bars, nuts and bolts for free play fun. Handy storage bucket.

Building Toys
The Erector 5 Model set comes with easy to build models with unique movements. New mechanisms, including springs, provide more play value. Set comes with 160 parts and can build 5 different models.

Building Toys
For builders who are ready for something more interesting than blocks, Magnetix construction sets offer an intellectual and innovative way to build awesome 3D sculptures. This X-Treme Combo set presents the ultimate challenge for seasoned Magnetix builders. The case comes fully loaded with an assortment of colored plastic bars, curves, triangles, and squares with opposite polarity magnets on the ends along with a bunch of steel balls to connect the joints. Kids can exercise their creativity to make shapes, structures, vehicles or whatever comes to mind. Magnetix is also a great tool for the classroom: it can be used to form physics and chemistry models and mathematical shapes to enhance the curriculum. This is a fun and challenging toy for both children (starting at about age 6) and adults and provides an excellent family activity that engages all members. The deluxe kit features 325 pieces to make over 500 different designs. For easy storage and transportation, all pieces are neatly packed in trays within a sturdy metal and plastic suitcase.

Calendars
For the third year in a row, one of AAPC's best-sellers, The Hidden Curriculum One-A-Day Calendar, is back! This year's edition boasts even more practical tips for how to handle everyday social situations. As anyone who has used The Hidden Curriculum Calendar can testify, this handy tool can be used with anybody who needs help understanding social situations, especially those with ASD. Make its 365 social "rules" part of your daily life at home, at school, in the workplace, etc. The calendar is designed to sit on a desk or a table. Individual pages can be torn out and used as reminders throughout the year.

Cars
All plastic molded with high gloss finish. Holds 48 of your favorite Hot Wheels Cars. Colors and styles may vary.

Cars
For the serious Hot Wheels collector or a kid who just loves to play with cool model cars, this Hot Wheels 20-Car Pack delivers an instant collection in one easy box. Each gift pack contains a whole fleet of the coolest die-cast vehicles, assorted with unifying themes.

Cars
Our Carville Flannelboard set will provide hours of play. Works great with Hot Wheels, Matchbox or most small die cast cars or toys. Colorfast, printed felt figures. They are easy to use and are a great way to keep even the busiest children entertained!

Cars
This cool case features an easy carry handle, removable tray and holds up to twenty-four 1/64 scale vehicles. Styles may vary.

Cars
This big shiny truck steers like a real fire engine and has two big compartments for storing lots of Matchbox cars. The kid steers the truck from behind by holding the handles at the end of the long ladder. The ladder doubles as a ramp for racing Matchbox mini-scale cars. Lights and realistic sounds add to the fun! Batteries included.

Food Play
Kids love hearing the realistic "crunch" as they slice their way through this value-packed food set! This smooth-sanded, solid wood set in beautiful non-toxic colors features a cutting board, knife and eight sliceable food items---29 pieces in all! Store everything neatly in the sturdy wooden storage case with see-though lid. Ages 3+. 10.5" x 11.5" x 3.5". One of CHILD Magazine's "Top 36 Toys" for 2002.

Fun to Look At
24 brightly colored pieces in 4 different shapes to slot together into a marble run. Children will enjoy devising a variety of routes for the marbles to roll along as they descend to a home base. 6 marbles included.

Fun to Look At
Simply mesmerizing! A kaleidoscope you use with real live bugs!! Put some bugs into the ventilated viewing chamber, slip in one of the three colored disks then watch the live bugs create a constantly moving work of art.

Fun to Look At
This 52 piece building set with interlocking soft plastic plates and meshing gears invites children to experiment with color and patterns. It also teaches children cause and effect and simple principles of mechanics. Build a base, use the provided connectors and attach different colored gears to form a chain reaction. Use the accessories provided to decorate the gear system. Stimulates reasoning, creativity and mobility skills. Possibilities are unlimited. Constructed of flexible washable plastic with round edges, which make gears both unbreakable and safe. Ages 3 and up.

Fun to Look At
Three non-toxic and fire retardant blankets. When wearing this cool blanket every movement results in crackles and sparkles.

Fun to Look At
Our 5-sided Wooden Play Cube provides dynamic activity panels that reward curiosity and build critical cognitive skills. Enhances visual tracking, shape & color recognition, eye -hand coordination, and tactile & fine motor skills. Four side panels feature abacus, wood xylophone, zoo tracking maze, and magnetic dry erase board with 4 wood magnets. Multi-shaped bead maze adorns the top! Directions for use: zoo maze stores indie the cube. Make sure you flip it over for use. Adult assembly required.

Fun to Look At
You can stop this mesmeric fan with a finger without fear. Hand held soft foam paddles with bright lights that are mesmerizing to watch. 2 AA batteries required (not included).

Fun to Look At
Hundreds of cool metal rods fit to all the contours of a hand or face and create a three dimensional pattern. Reverse the frame and the rods slide away with a clunk.

Fun to Look At
Wooden Mirror tray with glittery beads sandwiched behind strong acrylic. Dynamic introduction to self. Holding the mirror with two hands and move unit from side to side. You will enjoy the sound and colorful glitters.

Learning Toys
This brightly colored wooden abacus is a great first calculator for kids to learn counting, patterns, colors and more! The 100 colorful wooden beads slide smoothly on this classically styled, high-quality frame. A great value!

Learning Toys
The EyeClops Bug Vacuum accessory for the EyeClops Bionic Eye is agentle vacuum that kids can use to safely collect insects and small specimens in a secure chamber. Simply attach the specimen chamber to the eyepiece of your Bionic Eye for a big look at small creatures. Works with both the Bionic Eye and BioniCam versions of Eyeclops (sold separately). Attach Bug Vac chamber to Eyeclops for Extreme Close Up. Check out insects under extreme magnification with your eyeclops Bug Vacuum.

Learning Toys
Jakks Pacificís EyeClops: BioniCam is the next generation of Bionic Eye, with a full color LCD screen and battery pack, kids can take EyeClops on the go explore the world around you indoor and outdoors. Use the LCD screen as a viewfinder for specimens, zoom in with one of three powerful new magnifications (100x, 200x and an eye popping 400x) and take digital pictures and video of your amazing discoveries. Save and share your findings with the built-in flash drive and removable USB key -- view on any standard television and upload your files to your PC to email and send to friends. Portable and recordable, the EyeClops BioniCam is the ultimate Bionic Eye. USB key included.

Learning Toys
Mind Reading is a unique reference work covering the entire spectrum of human emotions. Using the software you can explore over 400 emotions, seeing and hearing each one performed by six different people. Mind Reading is for everyone interested in emotions. It has been designed with awareness of the special needs of children and adults who have difficulties recognising emotional expression in others. It is also an invaluable resource for actors, directors, writers and anyone involved in the dramatic arts. The title enables the user to study emotions and to learn the meanings of facial expressions and tone of voice, drawing on a comprehensive underlying audio-visual and text database.

Origami
A kaleidocycle is a closed chain of tetrahedra that can cycle endlessly through a center hole. Best known for his strangely realistic depictions of things that defy the laws of physics, Maurits Cornelis Escher became interested in problems of repetition and symmetry after traveling to the Alhambra, a 14th century Moorish castle in Granada, Spain. Fascinated by the periodic (i.e. regularly recurrent) designs of the castle's mosaics, he began to pursue the idea that a plane can be divided into uniform, interlocking figures, forming a pattern that repeats itself at set intervals, theoretically to infinity. Instead of simply combining abstract shapes to produce a pattern, however, Escher decided to use more meaningful figures-shells and starfish, angels and devils, for example-images that could be connected not just graphically but also conceptually. Kaleidocycles, created by mathematician Doris Schattschneider and graphic designer Wallace Walker, explores the three-dimensional implications of Escher's two-dimensional periodic designs. With a little glue, you can easily assemble the enclosed models-all printed with repeating patterns derived from the artist's original drawings-into various kaleidocycles and geometric solids. In doing so, you will transform Escher's beautiful designs into true examples of infinite repetition: the interlocking images will wrap endlessly over the surfaces of the three-dimensional objects. Kaleidocycles contains a 48-page book with over 80 reproductions and diagrams, assembly instructions, and a fascinating discussion of the geometric principles and artistic challenges underlying Escher's designs and their transformation to three-dimensional models; and seventeen die-cut, scored, three-dimensional models (11 kaleidocycles and 6 geometric solids) Cigar box-style packaging, size: 9 1/2 x 12 1/4 x 1 1/2".

Origami
25 projects include a duck, swan, bald eagle, bighorn sheep, armadillo, bison, musk ox and deer.

Origami
Illustrated instruction book features 38 unusual subjects, from simple to complex, each graded for difficulty. Sailfish, tadpole, killer whale, bay barnacle, dolphin, horseshoe crab, barracuda, blue crab, American lobster and many more. Step-by-step instructions, notes on animals, technique of wet folding, much more. Over 2,400 black-and-white illustrations.

Origami
This is a book for the VERY SERIOUS origami aficionado. Not for beginners! Robert J. Lang, one of the world's foremost origami artists and scientists, presents the never-before-described mathematical and geometric principles that allow anyone to design original origami, something once restricted to an elite few. From the theoretical underpinnings to detailed step-by-step folding sequences, this book takes a modern look at the heart of the centuries-old art of origami. Origami novices will appreciate the organization of the book, which begins with easy techniques and progresses to deep and powerful tools for design, all based on simple, intuitive concepts like grafting, circle packing, and assembly of tiles. Both novices and aficionados will find detailed, step-by-step instructions for previously unpublished models, including the famous "Black Forest Cuckoo Clock."

Origami
Every project in the book can really move! Origami in Action presents 39 actions origami models that are as animated as they are exquisite. Each project is complete with clear step-by-step diagrams, instructions, and a photograph of the finished model. Included are such traditional favorites as the cootie catcher and the waterbomb, as well as some modern novelties--a strumming guitar player and a toothy Tyrannosaurus Rex. Other projects include: --Flapping Butterfly --Blow-up Bunny --Barking Wolf --Talking Dragon --Wagging-Tail Doggie --Boardsailor --Swimming Manatee --Indian Paddling a Canoe.

Origami
Create timeless figures with clear, step-by-step instructions, helpful diagrams. Simple to advanced objects: cube, parrot, rabbit, seagull, cuckoo clock, rocket, mouse, elephant, violinist, Viking ship, more.

Origami
In Origami Zoo, two of the world's finest paper folders present an exciting collection of original origami animals. Their creatures, ranging from the exotic to the familiar, the elegant to the whimsical, will both inspire the beginner and challenge the most accomplished folder. Choose among the dolphin, penguin, swan, owl, goose, kangaroo, praying mantis, or even the mythical Pegasus or extinct wooly mammoth. Each of these thirty-seven new projects is true origami-folded from a single piece of paper with no cutting or gluing-and is complete with clear step-by-step diagrams, instructions, and a photograph of the finished model. Origami Zoo will challenge and delight anyone with a penchant for creating something wonderful out of (almost) nothing.

Origami
Origami is an ancient art, yet modern paper folders can still invent fascinating new folds. Origami Paper Airplanes is filled with new and outstanding folds that will delight, amuse, and inspire paper folders of all ages. They offer a wide variety of designs that are rated according to skill level. Everyone, from beginners to experienced folders, will find something here to delight the hand and eye. Each book opens with four pages of instructions in basic folding techniques, the symbols used in the book and a discussion of the various papers you work with. Then come the specific folds - Origami Paper Airplanes offers 28 different designs of aircraft that include traditional planes, new creations, and other flying objects such as windmills and frisbees. Extremely detailed technical drawings, in color, accompany the reader every step of the way from the very first crease through to the remarkable finished creation. With their elegant and fascinating folds, these are among the most innovative origami books available. They are suited for folders of all ages and skill levels. Thoroughly tested and carefully designed instructions make it possible for anyone to achieve results on the first try.

Origami
A unique collection of origami facts, anecdotes, and techniques. Over 300 step-by-step diagrams, with easy-to-follow instructions on how to make professional looking objects. An essential source book for all origami enthusiasts--whatever their age or level of skill.

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Puzzles
60 piece Thomas the Tank puzzle with clock face and moving arms.

Puzzles
This 24 pc floor puzzle with heavy duty, extra large pieces will keep your child entertained for hours. It's from Ravensburger, so you know it is the highest quality puzzle you can buy. The Thomas shaped box is even fun to play with on it's own!

Puzzles
Cards picturing segments of a river, a road, and a railroad track are distributed among the players who take turns matching them to an expanding network of rivers, roads, and rails.

Puzzles
Ravensburger: We make the world's highest quality puzzles! All Ravensburger puzzles are made in Germany from the highest quality and thickest green Kappa cardboard available. We use the finest linen structured paper so the pieces last and have a nice matted finish which makes them easy to see and handle. Last but not least, our puzzles are cut with hand made dies to ensure that all pieces are fully interlocking, and our strong, durable boxes last a lifetime!!

Sand and Water Play
The Endless Adventures Sand & Water Play Table is an all-in-one table that lets kids explore without having to sit in messy sand and cold water. Two areas for creative sand play, plus a moat for interactive water play. Fun castle with special knight, princess and dragon figures add even more play value. Dragon squirts water, too! Six piece accessory set includes: castle, boat, water spinner and three characters. Multi-purpose lid can be used as a smooth-surfaced play table for castle play with characters. Also includes a molded-in racetrack and cup holders, plus tie-downs to ensure tight fit. Convenient drain plug for easy emptying.

Sand and Water Play
Two compartments hold sand or water for hours of building scooping and pouring. Quick and easy to assemble and conveniently stored when disassembled. 5 piece accessories are included for more fun. Durable cover is included to keep clean and protect the table.

Tents
Megaland is mega fun! Set up this modular play center in minutes, with no poles required! The huts and tunnels connect in several places making a world of interchangeable fun! Compact and easy to store, 7-piece lightweight, durable nylon set wipes clean with a damp cloth. With a basketball hoop and 50 balls for even more fun, kids won't want to stop playing! Includes 1 large hut with basket, 1 medium hut, 1 small block, 2 tunnels, 50 colorful balls, and 2 carrying bags. Can be connected to other Play-Hut blocks and tunnels, sold separately. WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 3.

Tents
Thomas Vehicle. Two cube versatile play structure featuring Thomas the Tank. Includes: Flap door for play through fun. Tunnel port for expandable play. Mesh windows for ventilation and easy visibility in and out of structure. Features: EZ twist technology. Sets up instantly. Folds quickly for convenient storage. Lightweight and portable. Packaging in corrugated retail box 4 color process. Item size 52"x26"x38"

Tents
The kids will crawl over here. They'll crawl over there. Under one wall. And through a tunnel or two. The Crawl 'N Play is a modular children's play structure that sets up in less than thirty seconds! It's great for indoor or outdoor activities. And the great thing about Crawl 'N Play is that no guide poles or assembly is required. Plus, the Crawl 'N Play is made from lightweight nylon fabric which makes it very durable.

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The ultimate giant Space Dome is ready for hours of uninterrupted solar system adventures. Our futuristic pod design has ample room for an entire crew of explorers. This new design folds flat in seconds and opens just as easy. This stealth module has two Lunar Tube openings complete with securing flaps, several mesh observation ports, roof top portholes for telescopic viewing and stuff pouches for all that space gear. This modular has it own self-contained floor, so it can withstand spills and wet grass. Set it up indoors or outside. Be prepared to connect the Space Dome together with Lunar Tubes and additional Space Domes for a colony of super play fun.

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Tunnels are the best for crawling around. From room to room, connect several tunnels together and make a never ending maze as you slither around corners or pretend that you are on a secret mission. These tunnels promote the use of a child's imagination while helping develop motor skills and muscle strength. These super fun tunnels teach kids cooperative interaction. Tunnels fold down into themselves for easy storage and have secure ties to keep them closed. Carry them anywhere and just untie them for immediate play time fun.

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Not all tents are created equal. This primary colored nylon tent is so durable it can be used indoors or outdoors. Use it alone or combine it with the item #20411 See Me Connecting Tunnel. Connect several tunnels and tents together to create a whole city. Tent comes with mesh ventilation panels at the top for airflow on hot days as well as for easy viewing. Two tunnel ports come with roll up flaps that secure with Velcro tabs. Durable, washable floor made of polyethylene keeps spills from ruining the carpet as well as keeps you dry from the wet grass. Great fun for an outdoor backyard camp out on a hot summer night. The only limit this tent has is your own imagination.

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A fun-filled wagon with sliding magnifying glass, windows that light up and two cool sound effects - a funny bubbling sound and a great big splash! Light and sound effects are powered by 2 x 1.5V button cell batteries (included). Length 3.3".

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Set up the winding wooden track on the floor. Join the engine to the three wagons together, then drive the train on the BRIO tracks using the two guide tracks and roll it off again to continue the adventure. Set contains 15 pieces 8-E Tracks, 2 ramp tracks, 1 engine, 3 wagons and a padded fabric house to drive through.

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The Beginner Expansion Track Pack is for expanding BRIO standard sets. Includes 11 pieces of selected track and a guide to building 5 different layouts. It's creative fun for all children.

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The Advanced Expansion Set is for expanding BRIO standard sets. Includes 22 pieces of selected track, switches, etc. Also includes, a guide to building 5 different layouts. It's creative fun for all children.

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A classic engine design with light and sound effects that vary with the speed. When the engine moves, the fire glows in the boiler and an engine sound can be heard. The faster the train is pushed, the faster the engine sounds. Batteries included.

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You control the railway traffic! The middle section of the bridge can be opened and closed using a battery-operated remote control. When the bridge moves, the light on top flashes and a warning bell rings in time with it. The bridge can also be operated by hand using the two buttons on top. The bridge's sound and light effects are powered by 3 x AA 1.5V batteries. The remote control requires 2 x 1.5V button cell batteries. All batteries are included. Length 25.5"

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The diesel engine has light and sound effects that vary with the speed that it is pushed. When the engine moves, the boiler glows and a train sound is heard. As it is pushed faster, the lights and sounds go faster!

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Real trains require sophisticated switching and converging tracks to handle huge volume. Now your kids can feel like real train engineers with this creative 15-piece switching & crossing wooden track set. The perfect expansion accessory set when you've got multiple trains going every direction. Compatible with Thomas and Friends wooden train sets and Brio wooden trains.

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A push-along engine with moving pistons that move faster as the engine goes faster.

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