Category Archives: Toys/Games

Connected

Connected

Connected AUTHENTIC INDIGENOUS ART!  Micqaela grew up on the Duck Valley Indian Reservation of the Shoshone and Paiute Nations located 100 miles northeast of Elko, Nevada on the Idaho border. Her youth was filled with rich visual experiences, days spent hunting, fishing and enjoying the beauty of Nevada’s outdoors with her sister and two brothers. It wasn’t until later in life, as a young adult, that Micqaela began painting and showing her art at various art shows around the country, like the Santa Fe Indian Market, Eiteljorg Museum Indian art Market, Autry Museum Los Angeles, Cherokee Art Market, Red Earth Market as well as several Museum Shows and solo exhibits. Part of the Indigenous Collection.1000 Pieces.Finished size: Approx. 73 cm x 48 cm / 29 in x 19 inArt by: Micqaela Jones

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While there are a plethora of references regarding the benefits of reading books, playing games, etc., this article focuses on the value of wooden jigsaw puzzles as a catalyst for learning in early childhood. Even with the many electronic gizmos and gadgets, oftentimes children are attracted to simple things like a bouncy ball, interesting book and well designed, intriguing jigsaw puzzles.

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Disney Pixar: Aliens – Large Piece

Disney Pixar: Aliens - Large Piece

Disney Pixar: Aliens – Large Piece This 300 oversized piece Disney Pixar puzzle features a collage of the aliens from Toy Story dressed as fellow Pixar characters. Part of the Pixar Collection. 300 Over-sized Pieces.Finished size: Approx. 24 in x 18 in / 61 cm x 46 cmIncludess a bonus poster.Made by: Ceaco

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Wooden puzzles are an up-to-date version of a traditional toy, and are designed with education in mind. They are exceptional value for money considering the number of positive rewards you can get out of just one toy. It’s an activity that can be shared with friends or family, one which provides a tremendous sense of satisfaction when the last piece is fitted, making the child want to do the puzzle again and again.

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Eagle Medicine

Eagle Medicine

Eagle Medicine AUTHENTIC INDIGENOUS ART! Cultural Background: CreeBetty Albert-Licenz was adopted and raised by French Canadian parents in Northern Ontario. She spent time on Vancouver Island where both of her interests in art and spirituality surfaced. During the next twenty years, she worked with pen and ink, and improved her artistic techniques.Circumstances eventually brought her back to her Native American father, discovering her birthright as a Cree. Betty then began an art business with her father called “Wabimeguil Art Studio,” which distributes art throughout North America. Like many Cree people, dreams play an important part of her life and her work. She discovered that her dream people were faceless and this is evident in some of her work. Her art allows the viewer to experience tradition, action, and a deep spirituality. Her use of vibrant acrylic colors begs us to view creation in a new way. Through her painting, “Wabimeguil (White Feather),” she expresses not only her own growth in spirituality, but also encourages people to experience “The Peace,” that she represents in her art Part of the Indigenous Collection.1000 Pieces.Finished size: Approx. 73 cm x 48 cm / 29 in x 19 inArt by: Betty Albert

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Provides a focus for chatting about what is shown in the picture Improves the child’s hand-eye coordination Develops the child’s ability to rationalize size/shape recognition Encourages the steps that are taken by the child in a logical sequencing process Enhances spatial awareness Develops the child’s ability to identify alphabet letters later because doing puzzles has helped them to recognize shapes Encourages perseverance in completing an activity once it is started Builds a child’s confidence and sense of achievement when they complete the puzzle Above all doing puzzles is fun!

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Shoreline Sentinel

Shoreline Sentinel

Shoreline Sentinel AUTHENTIC INDIGENOUS ART!  Cultural Background: Inuit from Ikirasaq, southern coast of Baffin Island (in Arctic Ocean of Northern Canada)Like many Inuit artists, Kenojuak Ashevak has spent most of her life living on the land in a manner not unlike that of her ancestors. She was born at the south Baffin Island camp of Ikirisaq, and grew up travelling from camp to camp on south Buffin and in Canada’s Eastern Arctic.Kenojuak first began experimenting with drawing and stone carving in the late 1950s. Her early work appeared in the Cape Dorset Annual Graphics Collections, launching a career that would include numerous national and international commissions, special projects and exhibitions. Her life and art have been the subject of a film produced by the National Film Board of Canada, and a book entitled “Graphic Arts of the Inuit: Kenojuak”, published in 1981.Kenojuak Ashevak has been accorded many honours for her achievements. She received the Order of Canada in 1967, and was subsequently elevated to Companion of the Order. In 1993, Kenojuak was awarded Honourary Degrees from both Queen’s University and the University of Toronto. Part of the Indigenous Collection.1000 Pieces.Finished size: Approx. 70 cm x 50 cm / 27 in x 20 inArt by: Kenojuak Ashevak

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The simplicity of the puzzles is misleading. Although the concept is quite simple – finding the pieces and repairing them together – an amazing level of mental activity is required to complete the necessary steps to complete a puzzle. Psychological studies have identified a number of thought processes that are necessary to achieve what is in fact a complex process of identifying shapes and images and relating them to a general pattern. More importantly, solving puzzles is great work for the brain and can have therapeutic benefits.

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Many Horns

Many Horns

Many Horns AUTHENTIC INDIGENOUS ART! After returning home from Vietnam, John Balloue began taking art courses from the local Junior College.  Forty years later it has become a business and a way of life.  Having a Cherokee father and an English/Irish mother and not being raised on a reservation, art is his way of understanding, keeping alive and honoring his Native Ancestors. Painting in a realistic style for over 30 years, in 2003, John needed to try something new.  He began experimenting with color and texture to create a more contemporary look and feel to his work. Now, much of John’s work is more innovative and experimental in nature.  Color is the primary means in which the change has occurred.  Color is said to be a barometer of emotion and the strong use of color is reflective of a passionate approach to painting.  Besides it just looks cool! Part of the Indigenous Collection.1000 Pieces.Finished size: Approx. 73 cm x 48 cm / 29 in x 19 inArt by: John Balloue

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Trying to see how the pieces fit and re-assessing where they can go if they do not fit is a good exercise to check and re-evaluate the choices. Each piece can only come in one place, so there is no compromise and negotiation that takes place in so many other aspects of modern life. This forces the player to continually re-evaluate his decisions and learns to be patient with the process because it is an integral part of the game.

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Star Wars: Mandalorian – The Escort

Star Wars: Mandalorian - The Escort

Star Wars: Mandalorian – The Escort This Thomas Kinkade Star Wars 550 piece puzzle features a scene from the Mandalorian™ Ascending into the sunlit sky above the cloud cover, the Razor Crest™ soars above the remnants of conflict. Thomas Kinkade’s tranquil, light infused paintings bring hope and joy to millions of fans. Known as the “Painter of Light”, he brings us these delightful images of Disney treasures. 550 Pieces.Finished size: Approx. 24 in x 18 in / 61 cm x 46 cmArtist: Thomas KinkadeMade by: Ceaco

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Are you a person who loves a good mystery? Me too, I also love puzzles and you should know that the two are now being combined to make the life of a mysterious enthusiast more challenging. These original puzzles give the right name to mysterious puzzles. Use the book to run the story, but to find out who finds the answer in the puzzle itself, you can not solve the mystery without it. There is just a little more research needed to make the puzzle not match the image of the puzzle in the box!

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Flowers and Butterflies

Flowers and Butterflies

Flowers and Butterflies AUTHENTIC INDIGENOUS ART! Cultural Background: CreeBetty Albert-Licenz was adopted and raised by French Canadian parents in Northern Ontario. She spent time on Vancouver Island where both of her interests in art and spirituality surfaced. During the next twenty years, she worked with pen and ink, and improved her artistic techniques.Circumstances eventually brought her back to her Native American father, discovering her birthright as a Cree. Betty then began an art business with her father called “Wabimeguil Art Studio,” which distributes art throughout North America. Like many Cree people, dreams play an important part of her life and her work. She discovered that her dream people were faceless and this is evident in some of her work. Her art allows the viewer to experience tradition, action, and a deep spirituality. Her use of vibrant acrylic colors begs us to view creation in a new way. Through her painting, “Wabimeguil (White Feather),” she expresses not only her own growth in spirituality, but also encourages people to experience “The Peace,” that she represents in her art Part of the Indigenous Collection.1000 Pieces.Finished size: Approx.70 cm x 50 cm / 27 in x 20 inArt by: Betty Albert

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The American Academy of Pediatrics defines early childhood as the age of one to five and includes the periods of the child and the kindergarten. The development of early childhood takes place quickly and is widely recognized as extremely important in laying the foundation for future learning, including the social, cognitive, and motor skills needed to meet the demands of kindergarten and kindergarten. During these years of formation, parents and others who care for their lives have the ability to improve their development by wisely choosing activities that stimulate and challenge their minds.

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Angel Cryptex Cylinder Puzzle Box – Limited Edition

Angel Cryptex Cylinder Puzzle Box - Limited Edition

Angel Cryptex Cylinder Puzzle Box – Limited Edition The Angel Cryptex 3D printed puzzle box is a large, beautiful and unique creation!Printed in elegant Dark Silk Gold and Silk Bronze PLA Filaments, each puzzle takes 38 hours to print and assemble. An eye-catching desktop toy for the office and a perfect gift for puzzle lovers/collectors.Your goal is to find out how to solve this attractive puzzle box.  The Angel is a two-stage sequential puzzle; Solve the first stage (Four pegs on the outside perimeter) and the Centre Cylinder will move and be ready for stage two. The centre cylinder can be lifted out once stage two is solved.  As usual, clues are printed on the puzzle itself. Player beware: This is not an easy puzzle, would you dare to take the challenge?!!   Limited/Collectible Edition is individually numbered and with hand-signed Certificate of Authenticity card from the designer.Reset instruction / Solution available upon request.The centre compartment measures: D:5.3cmxH:8.3cm – Fits a gift/credit card).Fully 3D printed and pre-assembled. * PLA is a renewable/biodegradable material made from crops such as corn and sugarcane. It has a low melting temperature and will deform if place inside a car on a hot summer day or directly under the sun for a long period of time.** Warning: Choking Hazard – Contains metal ball bearings, not for children under 5 years.

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Although there are countless references to the benefits of reading books, games, etc., this article focuses on the value of wooden puzzles as a catalyst for learning young children. Even with the many electronic gadgets and gadgets, children are often attracted by simple things like a bouncy castle, an interesting book and intriguing, well-designed and intriguing puzzles.

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Qwixx: The Card Game

Qwixx: The Card Game

Qwixx: The Card Game A Fast Family Card Game!The best-selling family dice game returns with a wild new deal! Play your hand to cross off numbers in a row. The more cards you can play, the more numbers you cross off. With no downtime between turns you’ll have a chance to gain from every flip of the cards. Score the most points and become a Qwixx Card Game ace! Ages: 8+Players: 2-5Average Game Length: 15 minutes Contents:     55 cards    100 score sheets    Rules in Spanish    Rules of PlayReinforces:     math    probability    strategic thinking

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Wooden puzzles are an updated version of a traditional toy and are designed for education purposes. They offer an excellent price-quality ratio, given the number of positive rewards that you can only get from toys. It is an activity that can be shared with friends or family, which gives a huge feeling of satisfaction when the last piece is put together, so that the child wants to repeat the puzzle over and over again.

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Disney Cinderella – Large Piece

Disney Cinderella - Large Piece

Disney Cinderella – Large Piece This 300 oversized piece Disney puzzle features a colorful illustration of Cinderella dancing at the ball. Finished size: Approx. 24 in x 18 in / 61 cm x 46 cmIncludess a bonus poster.

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It provides a focus to talk about what improves in the image the hand-eye child coordination develops the child’s ability to streamline the recognition of size and / or form stimulates the steps taken by the child in a logical order places increases spatial insight Develops the ability of the child to later identify letters of the alphabet because puzzles help them to recognize them Encourages perseverance in completing an activity after it has started Creates the confidence and feeling of satisfaction of a child through the above puzzle to complete everything, making jigsaw puzzles is fun!

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