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Alphabet Sand Molds

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When the weather is warm and pleasant, it’s time to send the kids outside to play. If you think it’s hard to get them outside, just think of what their interests are and then provide them with toys that will feed those interests, challenge them, and allow them to have plenty of fun. What kinds of toys can you get for your child that will challenge him and provide plenty of fun at the same time? You can get summer toys that allow them to “play” with language, math, science, art, or nature.

 Learning Resources Uppercase Alphabet Sand Molds, Set Of 26
If your child loves letters and words, then check out this set of sand molds. They are great to use in the backyard sandbox or at the beach. For younger kids just learning the alphabet, this set of all uppercase letters is a good start. They can create words in the sand with these letters. You don’t have to worry about not having enough letters as you might with magnet letters since your child can use the same mold to create as many of that letter as needed. Kids can even make sentences with these letter molds.

Learning Resources Uppercase Sand Molds

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 Learning Resources Lowercase Alphabet Sand Molds, Set Of 26
Once your child is familiar with lowercase numbers, you can add this set to the set of uppercase letter molds. Your child can then create proper nouns with capital letters, as well as sentences that begin with capital letters, but use lowercase letters for everything else.

Learning Resources Lowercase Alphabet Sand Molds, Set of 26

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 Learning Resources Numbers and Operations Sand Molds, Set Of 26
If your child is more fond of numbers than of letters, try this set of number sand molds. This set can be fun for number-loving kids. The set comes with molds for operations signs, too. It has an equal sign as well as a minus sign that could also be used as a sign for division and a plus sign that could also be used as a sign for multiplication. You can create problems for your child or your child can get together with some friends who challenge each other with math problems.

Numbers and Operations Sand Molds, Set of 26

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 Crayola Washable Sidewalk Neon Paint Tray , 9 piece kit
Let your child explore his artistic talent with this set of sidewalk paints. The kit comes with three bottles of paint, a paint brush, a paint roller, m three sticks of sidewalk chalk and a tray to hold it all. Clean up is easy – water is all that is needed.
For ages 9 and up, although younger artists might enjoy it.

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 Backyard Ballistics
No, this toy isn’t about guns and shooting, nor will it make your kid go crazy! Technically, it’s not even a toy; it’s a book, a book about the science of projectiles. Kids can follow instructions in order to conduct experiments using the laws of science, math, and thermodynamics. The book stresses the importance of safety and discusses safety measures, but even so, the experiments should be done with close adult supervision. The recommended age for this book is 11 and up.

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 Young Scientists: Science on a Nature Walk
Some children love nature.  If your child is one of those nature lovers, this kid is perfect. Your child can conduct fun field experiments like finding animal tracks and turning them into fossils or making a bug house.  Even if your child doesn’t seem to be fascinated by nature, this kit is a wonderful way for parents to introduce their child to the natural world.  For ages 4 to 12.

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 Out-of-This-World Astronomy
Little astronomers and aspiring astronauts will enjoy exploring the universe through the 50 projects included in this book. The book not only helps children learn to use a telescope or binoculars to study the stars and planets, it also answers many questions a curious gifted child might have about the night sky. It is also full of beautiful images. For children 8 to 12.

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6 Fun Outdoor Summer Toys for Kids

When the weather gets warm, we want to spend some time outdoors and we want to get our kids out there too. We used to find all kinds of fun things to do outside when I was a kid. We’d play tag, Red-Rover, Tug-of-War, tag football, and many other physical …
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When the weather is warm and pleasant, it's time to send the kids outside to play. If you think it's hard to get them outside, just think of what their interests are and then provide them with toys that will feed those interests, challenge them, and allow them to...