Learning Resources® Highlights Science Toys at Toy Fair
—Science testing in schools fuels interest in science educational toys
NEW YORK, Toy Fair; February 9, 2007 — Schools will begin administering No Child Left Behind-mandated science assessment tests annually beginning with the 2007–08 school year. To help parents prepare their children for these tests, Learning Resources®, a leading manufacturer of educational toys, is introducing a number of science toys at this year’s American International Toy Fair.
“Science knowledge is cumulative, and is built on what we already know,” said Carl Benoit, editorial director at Learning Resources and a former science teacher. “For this reason, it’s important that children start building their science background knowledge early. Parents can help by encouraging questions and helping their children appreciate the value of science.”
Among the new science toys Learning Resources is introducing are:
Solar System Foam Floor Puzzle, Ages 4+, retail price: $24.95
Detailed artwork captures the wonder of space on this 3'L x 2'H floor puzzle. Planets are labeled on the reverse side.
Inflatable Parts of a Skeleton, Ages 4+, retail price: $26.95
Life-size inflatable skeleton lets kids explore the human body through hands-on play. Features 15 major bones that connect and pull apart with snap fasteners.
Caught in the Web™ Insect Game, Ages 7+, retail price: $21.95
Players answer true/false questions about insects, steering clear of the deadly spider web.