For 2011, Learning Resources introduces a line of simple technology products designed to extend classroom learning into the home environment. By bringing 21st technology into the hands of children through simple to use items focused on key early childhood areas, Learning Resources helps children reach new levels of ease and comfort with technology while encouraging further educational exploration with fun, tech-filled tools. From hand-held word and math games to a sleek, easy-to-use microscope, Learning Resources' simple technology products engage children in hands-on learning that helps them reach new levels of understanding.Highlights of Learning Resources' New Simple Technology Line Include:
- Word Whiz Electronic Flash Card™
Put reading fun right in the palm of your hands! This 4" H x 5" L electronic flash card makes a results-driven game of letter sounds, word building and spelling. The center screen shows a word ending. Select a beginning letter sound to create a word. Build as many words as you can in 60 seconds and go for the high score! Three levels of play keep children challenged as their skills advance. Requires 3 AAA batteries, not included. Word Whiz makes a great companion to Minute Math Electronic Flash Card, a terrific way to give math skills a jolt! Reinforces addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, with 60-second timed mode, untimed mode and three levels of difficulty. Features volume control. Requires 3 AAA batteries, not included.
Word Whiz Electronic Flash Card - Ages: 5 and up. SRP: $16.99
Minute Math Electronic Flash Card - Ages 7 and up. SRP: $15.99
- Time Tracker® Mini
A hands-on, take-anywhere timer that's perfect for bedtime countdowns, timed activities and more! Top dial sets total alarm time from five minutes to two hours, in five-minute increments. Lower dial provides warning time. Count down until the colored light glows and the tone sounds. Includes volume adjustment dial. Time Tracker Mini is akin to Original Time Tracker which also helps children visualize and hear exactly how much time remains with six sound effects and three individual colors that help visual time. The 180 degree viewing ensures everyone can see time passing.
Time Tracker Mini measures 4.75" H. Requires 3 AAA batteries, not included. Ages 4 and up. SRP: $19.99
Original Time Tracker measures 9" H. Requires 4 AA batteries, not included. Ages 4 and up. SRP: $39.99
- Talk Board™
Make your own talking postcard! Unique, customizable boards feature a write & wipe surface, clear pocket (slip in a photo) and a built-in recorder for up to 10 seconds of sound. Leave reminders and send greetings. A fun and creative way for children to combine speaking, drawing and writing. Built-in power cell provides approximately 500 recordings/playbacks. Measures 8.25" L x 5.75 H. Ages 3 and up.
SRP: $23.99 for set of 3; $94.99 for set of 12
- Talk Point™
Easy-to-use audio buttons offer a unique way to make a point. Records and replays 10 seconds of quality sound. A great way for busy families to share messages and leave reminders - and an engaging opportunity for young children to practice speaking and listening. Flip switch to lock content. Five bright colors. Requires three replaceable button-cell batteries (included) and measures 1.75" diameter. Ages 3 and up. SRP: $34.99 for set of 5; $104.99 for set of 15
- Zoomy™ Handheld Digital Microscope
Zoom in for a closer look and perform hands-on exploration! Young scientists focus on real-world discoveries by taking super-magnified videos or pictures, uploading high-quality files to the computer and adding fun special effects such as photo frames. Compatible with Mac and PC. Measures 2"L x 2 1/2"H. Ages 4 and up. SRP: $59.99