Category Archives: Strategies to Enhance Language

Gubs by Gamewright

Step up to the next level of game playing as you enter the world of Gubs, paying careful attention to the characters, tools, hazards, traps, events and protection needed to build your colony of these treasured creatures. Don’t think you can … Continue reading

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The Splendid Spotted Snake by Schwartz and Wilensky

“The Splendid Spotted Snake”grows on you as each page turned reveals an added link to our slithery friend.  Kids love the magic ribbon technology as the smiling snake’s cloth body expands to teach a new color. The text of  simple … Continue reading

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“Art and Max” by David Wiesner

Master painter, Arthur, a work of magnificent reptile art himself, is putting the finishing touches on his portrait when energetic Max bounds onto the scene, ready to paint. New to this venue, Max asks his mentor, “What should I paint?” … Continue reading

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“The Word on the Street Junior” by Out of the Box Publishing

This “wacky war of words” was unique and got even more fun, the longer we played it. The street is divided for two teams and the letter tiles of the alphabet run down the median strip. A team selects a … Continue reading

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Twisterz’ “Alphabet Matcher”

Kids are delightfully intrigued by this twistable tube of rings, searching to match up pictures that begin with the same letter. The tube holds six rings—the first rotates to select a letter, while the remaining five rings display six pictures … Continue reading

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“Tell Tale” by Blue Orange Games

Open this tiny tin of fun and start your story-telling, weaving through a land of imagination, prompted by the 60 double-sided picture cards. Who can make up a story using picture of a question mark, a robber, a shower and … Continue reading

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“Quercetti Magnetino Carry-On Letters”

Learn your letters and begin to tell stories with this self-contained case of 66 pieces including magnetic letters, pictures of animals, food and objects, a dry erase pen to add features, letters or dialogue, and a shape tracer. With such … Continue reading

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“Dino Constructables” by Tomy

Kids are fascinated with dinosaurs so being able to construct your favorites and invent new ones adds up to a hit. With just 18 chunky, high quality pieces, children can create their own motorized models with moving mouths and legs, … Continue reading

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“Lil’ Shopper Playset” by Earlyears

Grab your recyclable bag and head off to your pretend grocery store with your “Lil’ Shopper Playset” by Earlyears. Babies learn all about textures, colors and sounds exploring this bag full of food. The shiny blue carton of milk was … Continue reading

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“Kidoozie Twist and Turn Ring Toss”

Take a little twist on the usual ring toss by adding some angles, movement and music and the family fun is multiplied. Kids engage in a little problem-solving as they can vary the the configurations of the sticks with many … Continue reading

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