Thursday, August 25, 2011

Toys that Teach News Review

Aloha Hawaii KHON 2 Morning News viewers! Mahalo for watching this morning and stopping by for more information about these educational products that were featured. Click the link to watch.

Guidecraft: Fraction Cups

$ 25.00
Four fun wooden fraction cups with 10 large wooden pieces help teach fractions. Explore whole, half, third and quarter concepts. Develops fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination.

Made from Eco-friendly rubberwood and stained with low VOC aniline dyes. Activity booklet included. AGES 2+. 3.25"D x 2.75"H each

I love that this toy encourages problem-solving skills, recognizing shapes, and colors for little ones while helping to teach fractions for school age children.

Guidecraft: City Blocks

$ 45.00
With the 65-piece City Blocks set, young builders will love to explore the endless possibilities in urban construction and environmental design. Includes little trees and people to round out the landscape and to enhance creative play.

Blocks have smooth, sanded edges, and are made from Eco-friendly rubberwood, a renewable resource, and stained with low VOC aniline dyes.

Helps build fine-motor and three-dimensional design skills. Includes handy canvas storage bag with drawstring.AGES 3+.

We have had fun building with these  blocks.  They foster motor and math skills while also inspiring creativity.  

 American Girl 

Cécile and Marie-Grace Best Friends Collection

American Girl makes beautiful dolls, but did you know they were educational as well? These are toys that teach because of the strong history component.  Each doll (many are historical characters) comes with a wonderful book about their life featuring their particular time period.

Meet friends Cécile and Marie-Grace.  Each doll arrives with an outfit and accessories authentic to 1853 New Orleans. Both are soft and huggable, with hair for styling, and include their paperback books, Meet Cécile and Meet Marie-Grace.
Cécile and Marie-Grace's 18-inch doll bodies are soft cloth; their heads and limbs are smooth vinyl. They're posable for hundreds of playtimes and can be treasured for years to come. Their books, Meet Cécile and Meet Marie-Grace, enhance playtime with stories of these girls growing up in 1853 New Orleans. They offer lessons about choices and friendship that still touch girls today. Their continuing stories are woven together in one six-book set and are written by two different authors.

Bitty Baby. Bringing up Bitty Baby. Which Bitty Baby wil you choose?
American Girl 

Give your girl a Bitty Baby doll to love and hug! She arrives with everything here:
  • A pink paisley sleeper with puffed sleeves and a satin bow
  • A soft cloth diaper
  • Bitty Bear®, a 5-inch plush bear—Bitty Baby's own special teddy toy to cuddle
  • The Welcome, Bitty Baby memory book for girls
American Girl has a bookstore, some wonderful games, a magazine and much more on their website: and

Alex Toys: Ready, Set, Tell Time!


  • Let's learn how to tell time the fun way! 
  • Move the plastic hands to see what time it is.
  • A comprehensive activity set includes a clock with movable hands, matching cards, 12-piece puzzle, daily activity cards, double-sided flash cards and easy learning guide.

Alex Toys: My First Sewing Kit

$ 29.95

Everything you need to start sewing right away! Comes with cool pre-cut patterns for quick and easy projects! 8 colors of embroidery floss, shapes to make felt animals and a notebook cover, stuffing, fabric, ric rac, needles, scissors, measuring tape, straight pins, thimble, pin cushion, buttons and a pom-pom strip. Carrying case measures 10'W x 7'H x 3.25'D. Learn to sew. It's so easy!


There's nothing like an erupting volcano to get kids fired up about earth science! This large plastic model makes volcano demonstrations easy and mess-free. One half of the detailed cross-section shows the inside, the other has corresponding labels A, B, C, and D for assessing knowledge. Includes easy-to-make lava recipe, removable lava tube and 13" clear plastic tray for quick clean up. Measures 11" high x 13" wide and includes fact-filled 
These essential math manipulatives introduce a variety of math topics to the classroom. Each set of 10 different color rods differ in length by 1 cm, offering visual and tactile confirmation of math concepts. A new twist on a favorite math manipulative, Connecting Cuisenaire® Rods snap together, and show unit line increments, making them easy for students to work with. Contains 74 durable plastic rods, an activity guide, and storage tray with lid. 

Education Works carries avast supply of books, workbooks, videos, art supplies, uniforms, educational games, Hawaiiana, furniture, manipulatives and much more.  Many teachers shop here but they are also OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! 
Located in Honolulu Hawaii


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