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Award Winning Products from Learning Resources!

Four Learning Resources products were named Family Fun Magazine T.O.Y. (Toy of the Year) award winners and are featured in the November issue of the magazine. ABC Chalk Talk is the grand prize winner in the Learning Toys category, ages 3-4. Family Fun magazine has a circulation of 1.7 million.

ABC! Chalk Talk!™ Electronic Learning Chalkboard

ABC Chalk Talk!™ Electronic Learning Chalkboard

This interactive chalkboard is perfect for any home! Hangs on a bedroom wall or door, or lays flat on a table features more than thirty touch sensors for learning the alphabet and letter sounds, numbers, colors, shapes and simple spelling. With six fun games that includes an engaging music mode, ABC Chalk Talk! motivates learning through hands-on play. A removable double-sided chalkboard slips into holder on the front of the mat. Also includes a whimsical hand pointer, eraser and colored chalk. Durable vinyl mat requires 4 AA batteries, not included.

Smart Safari™ Count 'n' Stack Giraffe

Smart Safari™ Count 'n' Stack Giraffe

This giraffe is long on fun and learning! Young children will enjoy stacking the five numbered blocks to see the giraffe's neck grow longer and longer. Builds hand-eye coordination while introducing numbers in their order. Requires 3 button cell batteries, included.

Smart Splash® Memory Match Clams

Smart Splash® Memory Match Clams

Make the bath tub or your sand and water table come to life with these fun clams! Includes six, two-piece clams in three colors with two small fish, crabs and starfish hidden inside to help build children’s memory skills! Made of soft, mold- resistant plastic, each set comes with a convenient mesh storage bag.

Pretend & Play® Snack Shop 

Pretend & Play® Snack Shop

Talk about a convenience store—this shop is open and ready for business at a moment’s notice! It comes with more than 104 pieces including snacks, play money, write-and-wipe board for daily specials and many more shop items, all in a sturdy, tri-fold board carrying board that fastens shut when the Snack Shop closes. All components store in vinyl pockets when not in use.

Oppenheim Toy Portfolio, the only independent consumer review of children’s media and often used as a toy expert for national media outlets, selected Jumbo Jungle Animals, Math Dash™    Math Game, Talking Math Mat Challenge™ and Pretend & Play® Office Set for inclusion in the 2007 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio book, which will be published next fall.

Jumbo Jungle Animals received the highest ratings from the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio kid and expert testers for quality and play value and won an Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award. In addition, Pretend & Play® Office Set, Math Dash™ and Head Full of Numbers™  Math Game received an Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal Award.  
Jumbo Jungle Animals

Jumbo Jungle Animals

Take imaginative play all the way to the jungle with this set of five popular animals—lion, tiger, gorilla, elephant and giraffe. All animals feature detailed painting and are dishwasher safe. Made of durable, non-toxic plastic.

Math Dash™

Math Dash™ Game

Kids will be challenged by the fast pace of Crossword Math whether they are accomplished math whizzes or are building confidence with basic math skills. Includes 150 math tiles, game board, score pad, and guide. Everyone takes three tiles and starts building math equations. The first person to run out of tiles says “Take three more!” The crossword-style puzzle can be rearranged at any time. Use the last tile and win! For 2-8 players.

Talking Math Mat Challenge™ Game

Talking Math Mat Challenge™ Game

Kids go wild over this interactive math game. The talking floor mat has fast and crazy quiz games that make practicing math fun! Listen to the equation, and then step on the right answer. The game gets faster as the score gets higher! Features three games (counting, addition and subtraction) with two skill levels for even more challenge.

Pretend & Play® Office Set

Pretend & Play® Office Set

Everything kids need for a pretend day at the office is tucked into this official-looking briefcase. Realistic 74-piece set includes a desk calendar, pretend stapler, cell phone with sound, ID badge and many other office essentials—even a stack of paychecks and refillable crayon “pen”!

   
The Parents' Choice Foundation selected 2 Learning Resources products as Parents' Choice Award winners. The Parents' Choice Awards Program identifies the best products for children of different ages, backgrounds, skills, and interests. Parents’ Choice Awards are given to products that meet and exceed standards set by educators, scientists, performing artists, librarians, parents, and kids themselves. Math Dash is recognized with a Parents' Choice Recommended Award. The Recommended Award implies Parents' Choice's approval, and their thorough recommendation for reasons of production, appeal and fulfillment of its clear intent. Gears! Gears! Gears! Floppy Jalopy won a Parents' Choice Approved Award, which are given on the basis of the production, entertainment and human values they exemplify. A Parents' Choice Approved Award indicates a wholesome product that helps children enjoy developing physical, emotional, social and academic skills.

Gears!Gears!Gears!® Floppy Jalopy™ Motorized Set

Gears!Gears!Gears!® Floppy Jalopy™ Motorized Set

Kids are in for a wild ride with this wacky car-building set! A wireless remote controls this 133-piece set from up to 25 feet away! Includes headlights, windshield, bumper with license plate and even a hood “mouth” that opens and closes! Kids can follow the simple, color-coded instructions to build the Floppy Jalopy™– or use their imagination to build a one-of-a-kind vehicle. Compatible with any of our Gears! Gears! Gears!® building sets. Requires 7 AA batteries, not included.

Math Dash™ Game

Math Dash™ Game

Kids will be challenged by the fast pace of Crossword Math whether they are accomplished math whizzes or are building confidence with basic math skills. Includes 150 math tiles, game board, score pad, and guide. Everyone takes three tiles and starts building math equations. The first person to run out of tiles says “Take three more!” The crossword-style puzzle can be rearranged at any time. Use the last tile and win! For 2-8 players.

The Toy Tips Institute, an independent toy testing program that provides parents, grandparents, caregivers, educators and consumers with an independent, unbiased voice in reviewing toys, have given high marks to several Learning Resources toys. All of the items below earned an “A” from the Toy Tips testers.

Light 'N' Strike Math™ Game

Light 'N' Strike Math™ Game

Step right up and try your hand at this unique arcade-style game! The large LCD screen displays an equation as the numbers flash and beep. Using the soft mallet or their hands, kids "strike" the correct number when lit, reinforcing addition, subtraction, multiplication and division skills. Choose three levels of difficulty. Requires 4 AA batteries, not included.

Pretend & Play® Camp Set

Pretend & Play® Camp Set

Set up your campsite anywhere with this 9-piece set. Includes unique battery-powered lantern and stove (require 2 AA batteries each, not included), water bottle, working compass watch, cup, pan, shovel, first aid kit and utensil set.

Factor Frenzy™

Factor Frenzy™

Find out how well you know your multiplication and division tables! Exciting, fast-paced game show action keeps you on your toes as you try to be the first to ring in with the correct answer! Three games and two levels of difficulty challenge players' skills. Answer wrong and you lose points. The player with the most points and correct answers at the end of the game wins! Four headphone jacks for quiet play (headphones sold separately LER 6990). Requires 3 AA batteries, not included. For 2–4 players.

M&8226;Gears® Remote Control Racers

M•Gears® Remote Control Racers

Sure to rev up young imaginations, this set let kids create the ultimate racing vehicles. Using the color-coded instructions, kids can build a remote control racer or build their very own supercharger, or combine with other M•Gears® sets for unlimited racing models! Includes everything needed for the speedway: M•Gears® driver, pylon cones, flag with stickers, infrared motor base (requires 4 AA batteries, not included) and hand control (requires 4 AA batteries, not included). Also check out the M•Gears® Remote Control Off Road Truck.

The National Parenting Center reviewed 2 Learning Resources products. The National Parenting Center’s independent testing program, which includes testers who are parents, educators and childhood development experts.

Math Marks the Spot™ A Math Floor Game

Math Marks the Spot™ A Math Floor Game

Shake, roll and race! This oversized mat game will have your kids begging to practice their math. Roll the soft foam numbers and operation dice and race to find the answer on the oversized number mat! This durable vinyl mat features all the answers (sums and differences) to addition and subtraction problems that use numbers 1 through 6. Includes 3 dice and 28 cardboard game markers.

Pretend & Play® Snack Shop

Pretend & Play® Snack Shop

Talk about a convenience store—this shop is open and ready for business at a moment’s notice! It comes with more than 104 pieces including snacks, play money, write-and-wipe board for daily specials and many more shop items, all in a sturdy, tri-fold board carrying board that fastens shut when the Snack Shop closes. All components store in vinyl pockets when not in use.

 

Go to Press! ™ A Grammar Game is a National Parenting Publications Awards 2006 Gold Award winner.

Go To Press!™ A Grammar Game

Go To Press!™ A Grammar Game

Capture the excitement of a big-city newspaper while reinforcing your child's grammar skills. This unique proofreading game focuses on spelling, word usage, capitalization and punctuation. Players try to create a complete newspaper by moving from department to department finding and correcting errors in the headlines. The first player to return to the boss’s office and say, “Go to press!” wins. Game cards are self-checking with language rules printed at the bottom of each card. For 2 to 6 players.

Several Learning Resources 2006 products were tested by the Canadian Toy Testing Council (CTTC).  The toys were tested by children in everyday settings, to assess design, function, durability and play value. The Council rates each toy, awarding Three Stars (its highest rating), then Two Stars, One Star, Novelty or Not Recommended. Here are the CTTC’s evaluations of the Learning Resources products submitted:

Pretend & Play® Office Set

Pretend & Play® Office Set

Everything kids need for a pretend day at the office is tucked into this official-looking briefcase. Realistic 74-piece set includes a desk calendar, pretend stapler, cell phone with sound, ID badge and many other office essentials—even a stack of paychecks and refillable crayon “pen”! Rating: ***

Smart Splash® Memory Match Clams

Smart Splash® Memory Match Clams

Make the bath tub or your sand and water table come to life with these fun clams! Includes six, two-piece clams in three colors with two small fish, crabs and starfish hidden inside to help build children’s memory skills! Made of soft, mold- resistant plastic, each set comes with a convenient mesh storage bag. Rating: ***

Pretend & Play® Snack Shop

Pretend & Play® Snack Shop

Talk about a convenience store—this shop is open and ready for business at a moment’s notice! It comes with more than 104 pieces including snacks, play money, write-and-wipe board for daily specials and many more shop items, all in a sturdy, tri-fold board carrying board that fastens shut when the Snack Shop closes. All components store in vinyl pockets when not in use. Rating: ***

Smart Splash® Letter Link Crabs

Smart Splash® Letter Link Crabs

Great for the tub, the pool or a classroom sand and water table! This set of 26 crabs, with uppercase letters on one side and lowercase letters on the other, can be linked together to form the alphabet or simple words. Made of soft, mold- resistant plastic, each set comes with a convenient mesh storage bag. Rating: ***

Head Full of Numbers™ Math Game

Head Full of Numbers™ Math Game

Kids will have math on their minds with this game for any number of players! Place the three standard dice and three custom dice (with numbers 0, 1, 2, 7, 8 and 9) into the fun dice shaker. Roll the dice out , place into the dice tray, set the sand timer and have the score pad ready to record the number of unique, correct equations each player makes. Equations can use addition, subtraction, multiplication or division. Guide included. Rating: **

 

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