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Approach KEVA from a whole new angle with this interactive STEM tool! Brain Builders combines 20 KEVA planks with a set of double-sided puzzle cards. Each stimulating card features a 2-D challenge on one side and its solution on the other. The goal is to recreate 2-D patterns into 3-D structures. The 2-D cards show the design from different angles highlighting the front, side and overhead view and increase in difficulty from beginner to expert. Manipulate your KEVA planks to successfully duplicate the balance, proportion, composition and geometry featured on each card. Once you think you've solved the blueprint, flip it over to check the solution—try to resist the urge to peek! As each build becomes more challenging, patience and confidence is gained through trial and error. From picnic tables and rowboats to swans and snails, you will be amazed what your brain will build! Time to put your 3-D imagination to the test!• Strengthens STEM, fine-motor, strategy, physics and basic engineering skills • A new and exciting way to experience KEVA planks• Perfect for on-the-go learning• Includes 20 durable planks, 30 double-sided cards in a zippered carrying case
ASTRA's Best Toys for Kids award program reflects the collective expertise of hundreds of toy retailers who know toys inside out. The 18 winning products were voted on by ASTRA member retailers as the best in toys that represent the fun, top-quality, high-play-value products found in locally-owned neighborhood toy stores across the country.
Academics' Choice Brain Toy Award
Academics' Choice Awards ® help parents and educators validate claims such as "critical thinking" and "educational toy" with a qualified, scientific and objective approach to evaluation. A panel of highly qualified academics, parents, teachers, homeschoolers and children evaluate products based on educational benefits such as higher-order thinking skills, character building, creative play, durability and originality. Only the genuine "mind-builders" are recognized with the coveted Academics' Choice Award.
Dr. Toy Best Picks
For nearly twenty-five years, Dr. Toy has been awarding children's products her seals of approval. These items have distinguished themselves over other products in quality and excellence, providing both lasting value and lasting learning. And, of course, providing lasting fun. The toys and products selected will meet your high standards for design, durability, quality, and price.
Global Educator Institute Seal of Endorsement
During a six-week in-class trial, teachers consider a range of qualities that separate good products from great ones. Fewer than half the products evaluated receive the GEI Seal of Endorsement. These products improve learning and the learning environment along with their achievement of effectiveness, value, ease of use, and durability.
Major Fun Award
The Major FUN Award goes to games that make people laugh, are original, flexible and easy to adapt, are well-made, durable and easily stored, and are easy to understand and teach. Award winners are selected during monthly gatherings attended by a collection of game-players and the winning games are reviewed by Major FUN himself.
Parents' Choice Silver Award
Founded in 1978, Parents' Choice is the nation's oldest nonprofit consumer guide to quality children's books, toys, music and more. The Parents' Choice Award seals are recognized throughout the country as the premier mark of achievement in the children's media industry. The Parents' Choice Silver Honors are given to excellent products that are designed to entertain and help children develop universally ethical attitudes, and rigorous standards and skills.