Cross Boule Anyone?

Cross Boule is a gentler, sillier, and, some might say, much more fun version of a very ancient game that comes to us as pétanque (a.k.a. boules and bocce). Perhaps the most salient distinction is the balls, or, in this case, round bean bags. The bean bagginess of the balls (traditionally made out of metal, stone, wood or other hard material) is the key to the many wonders of Cross Boule, namely: you can play almost anywhere. Your standard Cross Boule set comes with two sets of three beany boules, and one beany Jack (the target).

Posted on Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 12:44AM by Registered CommenterSusie | CommentsPost a Comment

Paper-folding Projects from a Galaxy Far, Far Away....

Star Wars Origami combines the fun of paper folding with the obsession of Star Wars. This book definitely puts an original spin on an ancient art. There are 36 models, each clearly explained, and range in difficulty from the smallest Youngling to the experienced Jedi Master. Introducing origami definitions and basic folds, Star Wars Origami is a great way to create and keep the icons of the classic movies.


Posted on Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 12:30AM by Registered CommenterSusie | CommentsPost a Comment

Nowhere to Go: Strategy for Two

Trap your opponent in Nowhere To Go Game, this step-by-step strategy game for two! Each player places his or her spy piece on one of the two starting spaces. Then each player places five blockers at random anywhere on the board. Players take turns moving their spy pieces as many spaces as they (at least one space) like across any bridges that are not blocked. Players end their turns by placing a blocker on any bridge. The first player to trap the other spy with blockers wins. Recommeneded ages 8+

Posted on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 11:46PM by Registered CommenterSusie | CommentsPost a Comment

Summer Science

MicroPro 48-Pc Microscope Set: The perfect tool for home or classroom use, MicroPro features glass eyepieces and power settings from 50x to 600x for precision viewing and a built-in light and rack-and-pinion focusing for clear, bright images. The 48-piece kit has professionally prepared slides and everything needed to make their own specimen slides.



The Bug Book: The ingeniously designed, safe plastic bottle is perfect for catching and viewing creepy crawlies. It includes a  full-color book provides field notes to 46 bugs arranged by habitat, including pond, forest, ground, leaves, field, flower. Written by entomologist Hugh Danks, the Bug Book reveals how they live, what they eat, unusual characteristics, and more. It offers simple, clear guidelines on how to collect and care for bugs (and equally helpful hints on which bugs not to catch).



Big View Bug Jars: Start even the littlest scientist off on the right foot with this simple bug viewing jar. The cute ladybug on top of this bug jar opens her wings at the touch of a button to reveal a magnifying lens for better observation. Available in several different colours.

Posted on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 11:38PM by Registered CommenterSusie | CommentsPost a Comment

LEGO Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers Assemble & X-Men

The newest Marvel and DC Comics LEGO sets are on the shelves-but likely not for long! Sets include Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers Assemble & Marvel X-Men. There are lots of awesome LEGO minifigures in these sets: Captain America, The Sakaaran, Nova Officer, Magneto, Falcon and more!

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New Playmobil Country: Fun & Adventure in the Mountains

NEW! Playmobil Country: Fun & Adventure in the Mountains! What a great way to pass a rainy day! Mountain Rescue Helicopter, Mountain Rescuers, Mountain Rescue Truck, Rescue Quad, and the awesome Alpine Cable Car are part of this fun new series from Playmobil!

The Manhattan Toys Tree Top Adventure wooden activity center is packed full of exciting features! Includes 4 quadrants with a variety of activities: 6 tracks with animal-themed gliders, 6 bead runs with colorful wooden beads, a spring flower and more. Playdate anyone?

Posted on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 12:20AM by Registered CommenterSusie | CommentsPost a Comment

Perspectives Fit for a Kid!

If you’ve ever handed a pair of binoculars to a curious kid, you likely noticed how difficult it is for little people to see through them. Super-comfy Kidnoculars are the only binoculars designed specifically for little kids! Enlarged focus-free eye pieces are more than 3 times the size of ordinary binoculars. Perfect fit goggles with placement guide enable kids to see up close!

Bug-friendly and kid-cool Bugnoculars are handy for catching critters and collecting other natural phenomena for close-up viewing. Bugnoculars allow kids to study the tiniest critters, seeds, flowers, leaves, fossils and even fish and tadpoles in the watertight bottom. Includes built-in twin 3X magnifiers, a lid with special air holes for critters to breathe, and a secure snap-lock lid.

Posted on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 12:02AM by Registered CommenterSusie | CommentsPost a Comment

Playmobil World Cup Soccer Sets

FIFA World Cup soccer at your fingertips! Playmobil’s soccer line is awesome! The design, detail, and theme is pretty exciting, especially for soccer fans! The Soccer Shoot Out, Take-Along Soccer Stadium, 3-Pack Referees, and line of soccer players – including Brazil, France, England, Portugal, Germany & many more!- make this a set worth owning and definitely worthy of collecting.

Posted on Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 09:18AM by Registered CommenterSusie | CommentsPost a Comment

Dav Pilkey's New Book Series: Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot

Ricky Ricotta is a series of children’s books written by U.S. author Dav Pilkey (best known for his Captain Underpants books). In each book, Ricky Ricotta, a mouse, with the help of his mighty robot, saves the world from an evil villain. Also, the books each have an alien creature from a different planet in order from closest-to-sun to farthest-from-sun excluding Earth, as the villain of the first book is from Earth. The reader could see the villains being jailed in each series and later notice the familiar villains from previous books.


Posted on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 09:35AM by Registered CommenterSusie | CommentsPost a Comment
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