Kids - Learning & Educational
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Sat Feb 26 00:00:00 MST 2011jillandria Rating:5.0
If the child in question enjoys making messes with playful, scientific curiosity then this kit is perfect for the Einstein in them. I bought this set for each of my nephews and at least one of them wanted to play with his kit right away before his mother asked him to please not open it in the minivan.
Wed Jul 06 00:00:00 MDT 2011drjordandvm Rating:2.0
The slide stage does not move so you have to push the slide around with your fingers -- hard to do and disorienting especially on high power. It does not get bright enough or clear enough to look at bacteria or yeast or cellular details. Too bad - I was hoping to use it in my exam room to show clients what I was seeing under the microscope. Might be okay for a kids exploratory microscope, but not for professional use.
Fri Jan 04 00:00:00 MST 2013jen5reviews Rating:5.0
This product is true to it's description, tho I think it was slightly hard for my 7 year old. I was looking for a toy that would help with spelling- say a word and you spell it, or electronic flash cards, and this is probably more for sight word, fill in missing letters, and word families. Wasn't very engaging, no sound or fun to keep a kid playing with it. We will keep using it!
Fri Jan 02 00:00:00 MST 2015Lauraelisa Rating:5.0
My grandson is really enjoying his play mat. He is almost three years old. He has his cars and trains on the mat.The letters are the 'roads'. Also he had fun taking the letters off and trying to put them back. Great buy!
Fri Apr 13 00:00:00 MDT 2012corvymarie Rating:1.0
My husband gave me this as a birthday gift. I was thrilled until I got it out of the box. The lack of mechanical stage motion makes adjusting the slide a real pain. Any pressure on the stage during movement changes the focus. There is only one focus knob so there is no differentiation between coarse and fine focus. Any mild touch to the knob changes things a lot, especially irritating at high power. The software disc was confusing as the title on the disc was Auto Parts but the software on it was for the scope. Several slides on the kit were broken and the zoom option is misleading as the focus doesn't stay put when you adjust anything with the buttons on the LCD screen. All in all, great for kids and novices to learn microscopy but not for the professional or even a student.
Tue Jan 27 00:00:00 MST 2015IKECHUKWU I. Rating:5.0
Ok for my baby. I particularly love the softness
Mon Jan 07 00:00:00 MST 2013marlasue Rating:5.0
MY GRANDCHILDREN LOVED IT. THEY WERE ALL PLAYING WITH IT EVEN THOUGH IT WAS FOR MY THREE YEAR OLD GRANDDAUGHTER.
Fri Dec 28 00:00:00 MST 2012paratax Rating:5.0
This was one of my 3-year-old grandsons favorite xmas presents. He had seen it in a catalog (for a much higher price) and circled it. I was thrilled to find it on Overstock for *** less than that catalog price. I'm sure it will bring him hours of dinosaur fun! I'm really glad I bought it and would recommend it for any hard-core dino fan!
Fri Dec 19 00:00:00 MST 2014Cj2010 Rating:3.0
Very disappointing. I assumed for $** that the caterpillars would be included but no. You have to pay an additional $** and wait to have them shipped. Not worth the money. The enclosure is bigger than I expected which was nice but I would not purchase this item again. My kids can't wait to finally get to use it once the caterpillars are delivered but it was very overpriced .
Thu Jun 19 00:00:00 MDT 2014kenkenifffromconnecticut Rating:5.0
This little gadget is great for my kids!! It teaches numbers, colors, and letters all in one!! My two children love it so much!!!!
Wed Apr 30 00:00:00 MDT 2014lancasterfarms Rating:5.0
This book is filled with creative ideas! Products are found in the home to create "recipes" in the book. Kids will love it! Highly recommend this product especially for a rainy day when kids and parents need something to do.
Sat Jul 13 00:00:00 MDT 2013kathleenic52 Rating:5.0
THE DENSENESS OF THE MAT IS GREAT FOR BABIES KNEES FOR CRAWLING AROUND. NICE BRIGHT COLORS AND EASY TO MOVE AROUND
Wed Nov 19 00:00:00 MST 2014KathyM Rating:5.0
I have three boys, ages 3,5, and 6. They are all in various stages of learning to read...they all enjoy this, but my three year old cannot get enough of it. He jealously guards it, keeping it away from the other two kids, and he carries it around with him...he has learned his alphabet! I thought this would be an OK toy at best, but it has been a huge success story in my house...so much so, that I had to order two more so that the other boys would have a chance to play with it as well!
Wed Jan 18 00:00:00 MST 2012merbs Rating:5.0
Incredible last minute choice for the grandchildren for the holidays. They were so enthused about getting this for Xmas they IGNORED the things they'd asked for to inspect and try it. Not pseudo-scientific but the real thing, and the kids were knocked out. Best money I ever spent at Overstock! They are going to keep me posted as to how the crystals are growing!
Thu Feb 23 00:00:00 MST 2012rosemaryaunt14 Rating:5.0
I purchased the unit blocks to go with the zoo animals also purchased on your web site. I am no longer teaching kindergarten but have grands--3, 4 and 6 years old. They have had so much fun playing with them and keep saying can I take them home with me. Hate to say no all the time but then this makes a treat for when they come to my house. If you are buying blocks try to get the unit ones. They can be expensive for a large set but if you stick with this label, everything goes together. A unit block is a rectangleabout 3 by 6. Then there are other pieces that build on this block but always in multiples or halves so that it is possible for kids to develop geometry skills, multiplication and division skills (addition and subtraction too) in ways that are fun and tactile. Children need these kinds of materials to help to develop different areas of the brain. They are also fun to play with for adults and children together. Just if you build a really tall tower, make sure you holler earthquake before knocking them down. Just think--the children can be budding architects, construction managers, builders. Unit blocks last forever so just think, your grands could be playing with these too!
Wed May 12 00:00:00 MDT 2010icabuc Rating:5.0
great for entertaining the kids for hours instead of just playing games on the computer
Wed Dec 19 00:00:00 MST 2012susan17821 Rating:5.0
I think this product is exceptional, my grandson loves it. I bought each of my grandchildren a firefly.
Fri Jul 22 00:00:00 MDT 2011sams48 Rating:4.0
Bought this for my 10 year old son who loves to build and do physical sience. He has already did this type of project on a different type of kit but this one looks completely different and I know he will love to do it again. Most kids need the extra work in science and math.
Wed Jan 16 00:00:00 MST 2013alisonla Rating:5.0
I have two boys aged 6 and 8 and bought 2, one red one green. They are great, the kids love them and their cozy stars give enough light so you can see them around the room, but not too bright they keep you awake. They have been used every night since Christmas day and are now part of the bedtime routine. Highly recommend.
Thu Mar 17 00:00:00 MDT 2011ballyb47 Rating:5.0
As a grandparent I try to purchase gifts for my grandkids that are not only fun but also educational. This Smithsonian Model Engine fits that criteria to a tee. Affordable, nicely made and affords the kids an entertaining (EDUCATIONAL) experience interacting with their grampa.
Mon Dec 23 00:00:00 MST 2013rstonger Rating:1.0
I ordered 2 of these for my grandchildren that are 5 and 7, thinking that they would love them, WRONG. Honestly, the item has caused more frunstration than anything. The screen is so dark that the child would have to be right under a light to use it properly. The top doesn't stay in one place when opened for using. I've purchased many things over the years from Overstock.com and have always been pleased, however; this time I'm very dissappointed.
Give your children the gift of learning by shopping for Christmas toys that are educational as well as fun. From the baby toys that develop early math skills to the kits that help older children explore science concepts, this year's top educational games and toys will keep kids entertained while they learn and grow.
Many educational toys and games can help children develop their listening skills. Children often have difficulty developing good listening skills, and by playing educational games with your children, you can bond with them and guide their learning. Some learning and educational toys encourage independent learning while still focusing on listening comprehension. By using a variety of educational games and toys available focused on listening skills, children can learn while having fun. Improve Listening Skills: Board games: Board games require kids to listen to a set of rules. To play, they must retain the rules they just heard. Instead of letting the kid read the rules, read the rules to them. Have them repeat the rules back. The practice of repeating and using the rules they've learned helps reinforce their ability to listen and remember. Video games: Age-appropriate educational video games work similarly to videos, music, and other auditory games. These games can be played alone or with others. Video games can be played on most game consoles, on computers, and through many websites. To complete game tasks, kids must listen to and remember instructions. Auditory games: Games such as "Simon Says" or "Bingo" require kids to listen in order to play. If they don't listen, they can't perform tasks correctly. Children like to win games, and games that focus on another player stating steps or have an audio component to state tasks and steps will encourage kids to improve their listening skills. Play these games with your child to help make the games more fun. Books: You can turn any children's book into a listening game. Read a book to a child and ask questions afterward. For every correct answer, provide some type of reward. If reading to a group, turn the questions into a group game. Many books focus solely on improving listening skills, such as riddle books which require kids to listen to and remember all details before they can solve the riddle. Other books include guessing games such as "20 Questions." To guess the answer, kids must remember the answers to the 20 questions. Videos and music: Many kids' movies, shows, and songs are actually full of games. These games require children to listen carefully to perform the desired task. Typically, these tasks include saying a certain phrase or doing a certain dance or exercise move. These tasks build upon each other to develop kids' ability to listen and remember what they've heard. Shop Early Development Toys Shop Children's Books Shop All Learning & Educational ToysSee All Guides Read More Toy & Hobby Guides Learn More about Educational Toys
When kids need something entertaining and productive, choose activity kits to help them learn and have fun at the same time. There's no shortage of activity kits out there, so you're bound to find the right activities for your children. If you've never purchased them before, you may not be sure how to choose the best ones for the youngsters in your life, but these tips should help you sort through your choices.
With creativity, some supplies, and a good set of directions, any child can transform a pile of materials in to a beautiful bracelet, a clay pot, or another artistic creation. Each child has her own set of interests, so how do you know which kids' craft kit will best suit her? Here's how to find the right kit for your child, based on her natural curiosity and interests.
As your children grow, they'll need toys and activities to help them learn, develop their motor skills, and stimulate their imaginations. Learning and educational toys are perfect for children over the age of 4, and there are many toys that combine fun with basic academic and social skills.
Are you looking for a fun way to get your kids excited about science? Kids' microscopes offer an educational way to have fun and expand a child's knowledge of the natural world. If you're planning to give a microscope to a kid, be ready with a few ideas of what to look at with it. These are the best things for an amateur scientist to examine under a kids' microscope.
For children, play is a creative learning process, and you can use children's books to help them explore their creativity. Instead of reading someone else's stories and illustrations, kids get to customize coloring books with their own colors and additional drawings. Here are a few features to look for in coloring books for kids that can translate into hours of fun.
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For toddlers and young children, interacting with other kids their age is an important part of development. Small children can entertain themselves for hours with their own toys, of course, but scheduling a play date with a friend, neighbor, or relative can be a great way to get extra one-on-one time with other kids. To have a successful play date, make sure you're prepared in advance and communicate well with the other parent. Here are a few tips that will help make your get-togethers safe, fun, and enjoyable for you and your child.
The best toys for kids will stimulate their imaginations, help with their development, and keep them entertained for hours. When you're Christmas shopping for toys for girls, it's a great idea to look for gifts that will inspire her, too. But if you're not sure which toys to give to your daughter, granddaughter, or niece this Christmas, start by considering the toys on this list.
Studies show that children who understand music and play musical instruments do better overall in school. Kids learn discipline and build their confidence while they learn to play an instrument. Music therapy has been proven to decrease stress levels, improve memory, enhance communication skills, and even help with pain management. You have many reasons for wanting your child to learn to play a music, but which instrument is best for your child? Here is a list of instruments that are great for children of all ages.
Babies and toddlers are filled with curiosity and are ready to learn about the world. Toys help little ones develop problem solving and motor skills, all while allowing their imaginations to soar. The best baby toys require children to use more than one sense at a time; new sounds and textures will encourage children to explore the world around them. Be creative; many ordinary household items can be the best kind of learning toys.
Searching for gift ideas to please the technically savvy people in your life can be a challenge. You have so many options, and you want to be sure to choose the perfect gift for everyone on your list. Software is a great gift idea, because there is a wide selection of software to fit any taste. Because there are so many types of software, it's easy to come up with several software gift ideas and choose the best idea for your loved one. Here are the top five software gift ideas that will be sure to impress.
Getting the most out of your computer means having the right software for the things you like to do. The right software tools can also help you get organized and learn new skills. Consider these software categories that can help you get things done or have some fun.