visual processing

Toy Blast

Reviewed by Wendy What it is: [iTunes description] The ultimate matching puzzle game with unique gameplay! It’s Toy Blast time! Join the fun world of Amy and help her collect the colorful toys, cubes and many more! Match two or more blocks of the same color to clear the level and collect the stuck toys. But be careful! It is… read more

Electronic Blocks

Reviewed by Wendy What it is: [Amazon product description] EDUCATIONAL: Electrical components provide children ages 8+ with hands-on experience designing and building models of working electrical circuits 120 EASY TO FOLLOW ALONG PROJECTS: Illustrated manual included with over 120 projects to keep kids learning and busy for hours STEM CURRICULUM BASED PROJECTS: A fun way to peak… read more

B. Zany Zoo Wooden Activity Cube

Reviewed by Katie What it is: [Target product description] The B. Zany Zoo Wooden Activity Cube changes the playing field for wooden blocks. Not just a solid cube with carved sides, this activity cube is filled with fun activities, brilliantly colored animals and a roller coaster on top. Tons of toddler toys are packed into this 1 cube… read more

Cathedral Wood Strategy Game

Reviewed by Syndee Howgate, LearningRx Sugar Land and Houston-Clear Lake What It Is: [Family Games America product description] A multi-award-winning strategy game that has been a favourite world wide for over 30 years. Played within a medieval walled city, Cathedral™ is a top notch strategic game of power and position where rivals strategically battle to place all of… read more

Chicken Shuffle

Reviewed by Syndee Howgate, LearningRx Sugar Land and Houston-Clear Lake What It Is: [SmartGames product description] From SmartGames, the worldwide leader in single player puzzle games, comes Chicken Shuffle. Slide the plastic pieces around the board until all of the eggs shown on the included challenge cards are covered by chickens. A bigger challenge than you might… read more

Gravity Maze

Reviewed by Kevin Pasqua, LearningRx Milwaukee-Brookfield What it is: [From Think Fun website] Featured in Purdue University’s Engineering Gift Guide It’s a maze game. It’s a marble game. Actually, it’s a gravity-powered logic maze game that builds reasoning skills and visual perception. The best part is – it’s fun to play and learn! Use the challenge cards… read more

Q-bitz

Reviewed by Joan Emerson, LearningRx Shreveport What it is:  [Amazon product description] Mindware’s Q-bitz is a visual challenge game that employs a litany of cognitive skills, including spacial and pattern recognition, organization, hand eye coordination, quick decision making, and a sharp memory. Q-bitz is a 3 round game. Round 1 is all about speed as players… read more

Letris 4

Reviewed by WendyWhat it is: [From iTunes store] Letris is one of the most popular AppStore word games. You have to build words to keep the screen clear and empty for as long as possible. It’s based on a simple idea that will keep you hooked, encouraging you to go on to the next level and beat your… read more

Battat Bristle Blocks

Reviewed by Natalie What it is: [Amazon product description} The Battat Bristle Blocks 112-Piece Basic Building Set is ideal for building hand-eye coordination and stimulating young, curious minds. Bristle blocks feature soft, interlocking bristles that stick together at any angle for frustration-free building. This basic building set includes 112 pieces in assorted sizes and vibrant colors for hours… read more

The Boxcar Children Book Series

Reviewed by Wendy What it is: [From the publisher] The Boxcar Children, published sixty years ago in 1942, has captured the imaginations of generations of readers. For the first time, and in honor of the 60th anniversary, Albert Whitman & Company is publishing a special edition of The Boxcar Children.The Aldens begin their adventure by making a home… read more