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  • RubyPlum Playing Cards

    $16.00

    RubyPlum Playing Cards are the unique addition to your playing card collection. Presented in a box with RubyPlum packaging, this is the perfect small gift to any child, tween or teen. The Jack, Queen and King have unique designer duck images and the cards are presented in two pastel shades. On the reverse of each card is a design showing a selection of the delightful illustrations of some of the insects from ‘The Boss of the River’.

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  • Memory Cards – The Boss of the River

    $18.95

    Memory Cards  – ‘The Boss of the River’ are a must have card game for any family, school or preschool! With both te re Maori and English in numbers 1 – 12 on each set of cards, they also display 12 beautiful images form the book. The set contains x 4 sets of 12. Also known as Pairs, this game is well packaged to ensure it is part of the learning and game cupboard for years to come!

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  • Tantrix Pocket

    $38.00

    Tantrix Pocket

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  • TANTRIX PUZZLE PACK

    $30.00

    TANTRIX PUZZLE PACK

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  • Tantrix Match Expansion Pack – Student Edition

    $9.00

    Tantrix Match Expansion Pack – Student Edition

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  • TANTRIX MATCH EXPANSION PACK – FAMILY ADD ON

    $9.00

    TANTRIX MATCH EXPANSION PACK – FAMILY ADD ON

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  • Tantrix Match

    $40.00

    Tantrix Match

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  • Tantrix Game Pack

    $49.00

    Tantrix Game Pack

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  • Tantrix Gobble

    $45.00

    Tantrix Gobble

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  • Tantrix Discovery

    $15.00

    Tantrix Discovery

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  • Tantrix Xtreme

    $15.00

    Tantrix Xtreme

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  • TARATA Balancing Act Dinosaurs – Colour

    $34.90

    TARATA Balancing Act Dinosaurs – Colour

    Hand
    made from farm forested timber, these fun puzzles will challenge your
    skills, dexterity and patience as you try and balance them.  It’s simply
    a matter of holding your tongue in the right place! Each set comes
    attractively gift boxed,  with full instructions and a challenging
    configuration card showing about 20 of the literally 100’s of possible
    ways of balancing each set, and for even more fun sets can be combined
    so you can make towers reaching the sky!  In fact we’ve balanced over 20
    Dinosaurs together (actually they were hanging off a shelf) and we’ve
    received photos from enthusiasts who’ve balanced more!

    • A fun game of skill for creative minds
    • For children and adults
    • Hundreds of Balancing possibilities
    • Sets combine for more fun
    • A great educational game
    • Hand made from a single block of timber.

     
    ·         Balancing
    Animals are a fun game of skill for both children and adults. 
    Different age groups will use them in different ways.  Young children
    may just stack them one on the other, or play with the animals
    separately.  Older children will be able to recognise the different
    shapes and do the configurations.  As play develops they will try their
    own configurations and look for praise from adults for their
    accomplishments.

     
    ·         Balancing
    Animals are fun to balance while teaching and improving hand-eye
    coordination, problem solving skills, patience and perseverance, shape
    recognition, plan reading, minor motor skills, colour recognition as
    well as giving an enjoyable tactile experience.

    ·         Children
    will learn about the physics of gravity, leverage, fulcrums,  friction
    etc as well as experiencing the tactile benefits of touching and playing
    with timber.

    ·         Adults
    will usually try to do all the configurations, and then develop their
    own.  In group play they may race to see who can balance the set the
    quickest, or who can build the highest tower or the widest stack. 
    Challenges of building on top of the smallest animal or using each
    animal as a starting point will ensue.

    ·         We
    have suggested only a few of the hundred of configurations possible
    with each set and Balancing Animals are able to be combined with other
    sets (either of the same style or different styles) to build large
    configurations.  This can be a lot of fun as well as a great challenge.

     
    ·         When
    people are finished playing with Balancing Animals they can be placed
    on a shelf or mantle to look fun, ready for the next time!  Some people
    like to make a new configuration each day!

     

    Playing with Balancing Animals:

     

    Gives Enjoyment of challenge and the satisfaction of success

     

    Enhances Understanding of the laws of physics such as gravity, leverage, fulcrums, weight and dimension. 

     

    Develops Hand eye coordination, problem solving techniques and spatial concepts.  Widely used by occupational therapists.

     

    Facilitates an appreciation of the world’s unique wild life.

     

    Promotes individual and collective creativity.

     

             and what’s more they’re fun!   

    Each set come complete with a challenge card showing just a few of the literally hundreds of balancing possibilities.
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  • TARATA Balancing Act Horses – Colour

    $34.90

    TARATA Balancing Act Horses – Colour

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  • TARATA Balancing Act Whales & Dolphins – Colour

    $34.90

    TARATA Balancing Act Whales & Dolphins – Colour

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  • TARATA Balancing Act Apes – Colour

    $34.90

    TARATA Balancing Act Apes – Colour

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