Make A Face is a wooden toy that your child can use to create hundreds of expressions! A wonderful way to learn about & discuss emotions together. Use Make a Face with your children to help them express how they’re feeling and how to recognize feelings in others. Make A Face comes with a feeling chart that you can use to help guide their play.
Children learn by imagining and doing. A mini stroller is a wonderful tool for children because it grants them an outlet to role play what they have seen in their world. They can use a stroller, with a doll, to learn how to care for another "person" to work on their social and emotional development as well as run around all day working on their gross motor coordination.
Kids will have a lot of fun while working on their balancing, jumping, and turn-taking skills with this modern hopscotch floor decal! We especially love the minimal design of this sticker because it comes in one piece and can easily be cleaned.
Twenty brilliant, interconnected balls specifically designed to enable kids to twist, bend, expand, contract, and manipulate every-which-way using these beautiful, vibrant wooden beads. These playableArt Balls become a fun, soothing tactile activity and fidget toy for kids and looks great in any bedroom or playroom when not in use.
What kid wouldn’t love to draw on their wall or the floor? Pirasta makes enormous, fun coloring posters that kids will spend hours coloring in. You can also use this activity to encourage their social development, such as turn-taking and collaboration, when they are playing with friends or siblings.
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