visual processing

WEDGits

Reviewed by Suzi Donovan, LearningRx Santa Rosa What It Is: [Amazon Product Description] Nest! Stack! Wedge! This educational building toy encourages creativity, stimulates spatial thinking and teaches geometric patterning. Five different sizes of building shapes and expansion bridges fit together to build almost anything or use the design guide to create 3-D sculptures, futuristic space craft and towering… read more

Wimmer-Ferguson Mind Shapes

Reviewed by Brittany What it is: [From Amazon product description] Mind Shapes is an award winning infant development toy designed with a variety of multi-sensory activities to engage and stimulate your baby. Each shape makes a unique chime when rolled or rattled, introducing baby to the cause and effect world of sound. A variety of textured fabrics… read more

Doodle Dice

  Reviewed by Kim What It Is: [Amazon product description] Doodle Dice is the game of creative dice arrangement. Players roll the six bold specially designed dice. Based on the roll they attempt to copy one of the doodle designs showing in the card gallery with the face-up sides of the dice rolled. Players may also… read more

2016 Smart Mom’s Toy Box

What it is: 2016 Smart Mom’s Toy Box Brain Benefits: logic & reasoning, visual processing, attention, auditory processing, memory, processing speed What We Love: This annual list of brain-boosting toys helps parents sort through the muck that is the Christmas Wish List. This year’s list includes all award-winning toys and games that build one or… read more

Squigz

Reviewed by Katie What it is: [from Fat Brain Toys product description] Squigz are fun little suckers! Apply pressure to two Squigz. Air rushes out and the fun rushes in! Connecting to each other and to any solid, non-porous surface – Squigz are a species all their own. They flex. They stick. They suck people into creativity. Brain… read more

Lego Chain Reactions

Reviewed by Wendy What it is: [Amazon Product Description] LEGO Chain Reactions is packed full of ideas, instructions, and inspiration for 10 LEGO machines that spin, swing, pivot, roll, lift, and drop. Each machine alone is awesome, but put them together and you get incredible chain reactions. Then, combine the machines in any order you like to create… read more