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Animals Kit

Interest Grades:
PK-3

Kit includes:

  • Book: Pets

  • Examine and Treat Pet Vet Play Set

  • Zoo on the Loose Game

This kit gives young animal lovers a chance to become a Veterinarian for a day and interact with animals. The hands-on manipulatives promote STEM careers, builds memory and develops empathy skills. Kids learn facts about everything from guppies to puppies in the included book.

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All About Dinosaurs

Interest grades: PK-3

Kit includes:

  • Book: What If You Had T.Rex Teeth!?

  • Dinosaur Escape Game

  • Jumbo Dinosaurs

  • Dinosaur Reusable Sticker Tote

Explore what would happen if you looked in the mirror and saw that you had become part dino! Enjoy imaginative play with dinosaur figures and reusable sticker scenes. Dinosaur Escape allows kids to work together, use their memory, and incorporate simple strategies to rescue the dinos from volcanic eruption. 

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Emotions and Empathy Kit

Grade Interest: PK-3

Kit includes:

  • Book: Friends Make Me Feel Razzmatazz!

  • Friends & Neighbors Matching Game

  • Guess It, Get It, Gumballs Game

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This kit helps kids learn about their feelings and recognize them in others. The interactive games help build empathy and requires teamwork to win while helping kids develop memory, cooperation, and shared decision-making skills. The storybook helps kids imagine how dreary their world would be without friends using Crayola colors to express how their friends make them feel.

Estimation and Patterns

from Penworthy

Interest Grade: 4+

Kit includes:

  • Book: How Many Guinea Pigs Can Fit on a Plane?

  • Book: Greater Estimations

  • Centimeter Cubes

  • Make a Splash 120 Activity Mat

Kids practice place value, estimation, and operation concepts with a 1,000-piece centimeter cubes set helping them visualize quantities with ease. The 120 Activity Mat immerses kids into number concepts through 120 and teaches place value and number patterns.  The books support estimation and visualization in a high-interest manner.

Food and Nutrition

from Penworthy

Interest Grades: PK-3

Kit includes:

  • Book: Our Food

  • Healthy Helpings MyPlate Game

  • New Sprouts Grow It!

  • Farmer's Market Color Sorting Set

Get kids talking about the science of food, the five food groups, and the composition of a healthy meal. Practice healthy meal building skills with the Healthy Helpings Game. Learn how to garden with pretend flower pots, watering cans, a shovel, plants and vegetables. Then develop color recognition and sorting skills with bushels of produce, and learn the nutritional value of eating the rainbow.

Engineering Gears and Mazes

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Interest grades: K+

Kit includes:

  • Book: Make This

  • Q-Ba-Maze Rails Builder Set

  • Gears! Gears! Gears! Machines in Motion Building Set

Hands-on crafts, rolling marble gravity mazes, and machines that move, this kit has all the enrichment a future engineer could need. With open-ended play and building options, these items help kids learn and build STEM skills like critical thinking through trial and error. Colorful pieces help keep kids engaged and drive imaginative thinking. Get the ball rolling and the gears cranking with this great kit.

Math Patterns and Tactile Kit

Interest Grades: PK-3

Kit includes:

  • Book: How Many?

  • Imagination Patterns Set

  • Teaching Tac-Tiles Set

from Penworthy

This kit encourages critical thinking and sparks memorable mathematical conversations. Colorful, engaging pieces with rich textures provide a great way to encourage a child's sense and strengthen fine motor skills.

Money, Math, and Economics

Interest Grades: PK-3

Kit includes:

  • Book: Prices! Prices! Prices!

  • Buy It Right Shopping Game

  • Teaching ATM Bank

from Penworthy

This kit introduces the concept of money recognition, money management, and math skills using play money in a hands-on play environment. The kit encourages interactive play to help children buy, sell, and learn the value of money and teach basic financial literacy concepts. The included book explains in simple language and with colorful graphics basic laws of supply and demand. 

My Amazing Body

from Penworthy

Kit includes:

  • Book: Me and My Amazing Body

  • Double-Sided Magnetic Human Body

  • Human Heart Model

  • Human Brain Model

Interest Grades: 4+

From your head to your toes, this kit is an introduction to anatomy and explains the important parts of your body. The hands-on manipulatives for the heart, brain, and skeleton will provide children an in-depth look into the human body and create an appreciation for everything their bodies can do.

Explore the Outdoors

Penworthy

Interest Grades: 4+

Kit includes:

  • Book: Nate Investigates Life Cycle

  • Aqua Viewer Telescope

  • Explorer Scope

This kit encourages kids to explore the great outdoors. Perfect for nature walks and backyard exploration with the submergible Aqua Viewer and Explorer Scope for both up-close examination of everything from rocks to bugs or once expanded, things far away or high in the sky. Perfect for STEM learning and exploration on the go.

Robotics and Coding

Interest Grades: PK-3

Kit includes:

  • Book: Robots Can't Dance!

  • Let's Go Code! Activity Set

  • Coding Critters Ranger & Zip Activity Set

from Penworthy

The world of coding continues to expand every day. This kit is full of fun facts about robots, computers, x-rays, and other cool technology and inventions. Kids will get active with the interactive coding games that keep bodies busy while brains gain valuable practice in sequencing, decision making, and following commands just like a computer.

Examine Science and Nature

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Kit includes:

  • Book: Smithsonian 10 Minute Science Experiments

  • Handheld Mini Microscope

  • 12 Specimen Slides with 36 Assorted Specimens

  • Brainbox Science and Nature Game

Interest Grades: 4+

Let's go and explore! This kit encourages kids to explore everyday items in their house, backyard, or on a nature walk. The Handheld Mini Microscope and Specimen slides give children a lens into assorted specimens including algae, fish scales, coffee, grasshopper, silk, to name a few. The fun and memory-boosting game features essential science and nature topics to teach life science topics.

Stamps and Drawing

from Penworthy

Interest Grades: 4PK-3

Kit includes:

  • Fingerprint & Draw Animals and Insects

  • Rainbow Stamp Pad

  • Deluxe Animals Wooden Stamp Set

This kit encourages everyone to make art, no matter how small the artist. Create animals and insects with finger printing and complete the masterpiece by stamping your favorite animals around the page.

Trucks and Tools

Interest Grades: PK-3

Kit includes:

  • Book: Dump Truck Disco

  • Design and Drill Bolt Buddies Pick-It-Up Truck

  • Big Rig Building Set

from Penworthy

This kit is designed for the young gearhead. The two-piece tractor-trailer and the Design & Drill Bolt Buddies are interactive hands-on manipulatives for building fine motor skills. Kid-friendly tools are designed for tiny hands and encourage creativity and problem-solving skills. Kids will be enchanted with the adventures of Dump Truck Daisy and her night construction mission too. 

Yoga for Mindfulness Kit

from Penworthy

Kit includes:

  • Book: Yoga For Kids

  • Yoga Spinner Game

  • Yoga Dice Game

Interest Grades: PK-3

Namaste should be in every child's vocabulary. This kit is a delightful introduction that encourages teamwork and healthy physical activity. Designed to encourage children to experiment with basic yoga poses and build confidence using two engaging games for multiple players.

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