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Helping to make learning fun and effective, we carry a wide range of therapy tools, fidget toys, teaching aids and more! Time Timers, Pencil Grips, Spot Markers and Movin Sit Junior are just a few of our favorite educational tools.  From teachers and parents to occupational therapists, we strive to enhance the quality of life and education for children and adults in the special needs community. 

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The Pencil Grip - Original

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The Pencil Grip - Original The Pencil Grip specialneedsessentials

The Pencil Grip - Original

$1.79

The Pencil Grip - Single Count - Benefits Adults & Children, Righties & Lefties - #1 Grip recommended by therapists to help kids write - Arthritis Foundation recommended as "easy" and "comfortable" - Fits on pencils, pens, crayons & many drawing and writing tools The #1 grip recommended by doctors, teachers, and occupational therapi...


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The Ultimate Guide to Sensory Processing Disorder - Easy, Everyday Solutions to Sensory Challenges - Roya Ostovar, PhD Future Horizons specialneedsessentials

The Ultimate Guide to Sensory Processing Disorder - Easy, Everyday Solutions to Sensory Challenges - Roya Ostovar, PhD

$19.99

Ultimate Guide to Sensory Processing Disorder - Easy, Everyday Solutions to Sensory ChallengesAuthor(s): Roya Ostovar, PhD When sensory processing is impaired, lights can be too bright, sounds too loud, and clothes can actually be painful on the skin. It can be practically impossible for children to tolerate their day, let alone learn in a class...


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Fluorescent Light Filters Set of 4 Learning Resources specialneedsessentials
Fluorescent Light Filters Set of 4 Learning Resources specialneedsessentials

Fluorescent Light Filters (Set of 4)

$27.99

Classroom Light Filters Tranquil Blue (Set of 4) are a great addition to any teacher's classroom.The harsh glare and flickers from typical fluorescent classroom lighting can cause eyestrain, headaches, and anxiety in students. The light filters create a calm and soothing atmosphere for students by decreasing glare. These fabric panels fit over s...


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Wikki Stix For Doodlers Wikki Stix specialneedsessentials

Wikki Stix For Doodlers

$5.99

Wikki Stix for Doodlers, a great craft, learning, tactile and sensory crafting item! Made in the USA and non-toxic, Wikki Stix are a great way to help those with special needs have fun and learn. Able to be made into different shapes and items, each Wikki Stix is easy to peel and reuse.Great for developing motor skills, Wikki Stix makes for a g...


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The Loving Push - Temple Grandin, Ph.D. and Debra Moore, Ph.D. Future Horizons Inc specialneedsessentials

The Loving Push - Temple Grandin, Ph.D. and Debra Moore, Ph.D.

$19.95

The Loving Push How parents and professionals can help spectrum kids become successful adults Author(s): Temple Grandin, Ph.D. and Debra Moore, Ph.D. Parents, teachers, therapists, and anyone who cares about a child or teen on the autism spectrum need this essential roadmap to prepare our youth for being successful adults in today’s world. Best-...


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WhisperPhone Element

Education

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WhisperPhone Element Harebrain Inc specialneedsessentials

WhisperPhone Element

$5.99

This handheld WhisperPhone is ideal for helping young learners develop their reading and spelling abilities and for developing new language skills. Perfect for early learners and the tactilely sensitive who prefer to hold their WhisperPhone vs. wearing our Solo headset.  


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Chew Stixx Pencil Topper

Education

$7.99
Chew Stixx Pencil Topper Sensory Universtiy specialneedsessentials

Chew Stixx Pencil Topper

$7.99

The Chew Stixx Pencil topper is great for chewing, biting or teeth grinding. Fitting on the top of any Number 2 pencil, the Chew Stixx pencil topper is great for the classroom and helps those who may chew on teeth damaging pencils and erasers. Helping to increase attention, lower anxiety and improve concentration, these pencil toppers are great ...


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Super Jumbo Crayons

Crafts

$7.99
Super Jumbo Crayons are essential to fine motor growth and artistic development. The Jumbo Crayons are easy to hold helping to strengthen hand muscles.

Super Jumbo Crayons

$7.99

A set of super-sized wax crayons provides long lasting fun in a size that is perfect for little hands to hold. The crayons were designed to give children the opportunity to express their inner artist while developing fine motor skills and imagination. The Super Jumbo Crayons are the perfect addition to any classroom supplies or therapists tool k...


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Ready, Set, Touch & Feel Cards - ABC Alex specialneedsessentials

Ready, Set, Touch & Feel Cards - ABC

$17.99

Touch, feel and learn! These double-sided flash cards introduce young children to reading while having fun! Each card has two-sides of letters and an illustration for each letter in bright, fun colors. The wide, sturdy cards are easy for little hands to hold. Children can see as well as touch and feel for developing tactile sense. Feel the soft ...


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The Way I See It - A Personal Look at Autism and Asperger's - Dr. Temple Grandin Future Horizons specialneedsessentials

The Way I See It - A Personal Look at Autism and Asperger's - Dr. Temple Grandin

$19.95

Author(s): Dr. Temple Grandin   Dr. Temple Grandin gets to the REAL issues of autism, the ones parents, teachers, and individuals on the spectrum face every day. Temple offers helpful dos and don’ts, practical strategies, and try-it-now tips, all based on her insider perspective and a great deal of research. These are just some of the specific ...


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Teaching Tac-Tiles

Sensory

$20.99
Teaching Tac-Tiles Learning Essentials specialneedsessentials

Teaching Tac-Tiles

$20.99

Colorful, engaging pieces with rich textures (smooth, bumpy, ridged, and rough) provide a great way to engage a child’s sense and strengthen fine motor skills. Reach into the bag to find two matching shapes or textures only by touch, or follow the Activity Cards. Learn shape identification while building vocabulary and early math skills. Include...


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Movin' Sit Jr. Air Cushion

Daily Living

$45.99
Movin' Sit Jr. Air Cushion Gymnic specialneedsessentials

Movin' Sit Jr. Air Cushion

$45.99

The Movin' Sit Jr. Air Cushion is an inflatable dynamic cushion which activates intrinsic trunk muscles to support the spine. The wedge shape encourages a seated posture with a forward pelvic position. It can also be used upright in any chair as a back support or on the floor. Adjust inflation to comfort level. 10" x 10" cushion fits perfectly i...


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Slinky® Pop-Toobs

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$2.50
Slinky® Pop-Toobs Slinky specialneedsessentials

Slinky® Pop-Toobs

$2.50

Slinky Pop Toobs are a colorful, bendable, snappable tubes that can be connected together to create longer tubes and different shapes. Each 8in, plastic “Toob” expands 4 times its original length, comes in a variety of colors and are designed to stretch and make great sounds. The Pop Toob creates a popping sound as you expand and compress it, or...


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Tots First Chunky Pegs Alex Jr specialneedsessentials

Tots First Chunky Pegs

$16.99

First chunky pegs are perfect for tiny hands. Baby can stack, sort and match chunky colored pegs while developing motor skills and hand-eye coordination. This 20-piece baby block set set includes colorful chunky pegs and pegboard. For ages 18 months


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Disc 'o' Sit Cushion

Daily Living

$45.99
Disc 'o' Sit Cushion Gymnic specialneedsessentials

Disc 'o' Sit Cushion

$45.99

Disc 'o' Sit Air Cushion is an inflatable dynamic cushion, mimicking both the movement and shape of the Gymnic exercise balls in any seat. It can also be used on the floor for balance training and strengthening of the lower extremities. The more inflated, the more movement. Inflatable by mouth.


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Oral Motor Assessment and Treatment: Ages and Stages - Diane Chapman Bahr Pearson specialneedsessentials

Oral Motor Assessment and Treatment: Ages and Stages - Diane Chapman Bahr

$139.99

In recent years there has been a great surge of interest in the area of oral motor assessment and treatment. It almost seems as if an "oral motor explosion" has occurred, and the speech-language pathologists is left wondering Where do I begin? Where can I find appropriate and adequate training in this area? What tools and materials should I buy?...


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I Believe in You: A Mother and Daughter's Special Journey Michele Gianette specialneedsessentials

I Believe in You: A Mother and Daughter's Special Journey

$15.95

As the veil of denial is slowly lifted, author Michele Gianetti faces up to the fact that something is terribly wrong with her beautiful baby Elizabeth. Join her in I Believe In You as she travels a road unfamiliar to most parents, into Elizabeth's world, the world of Dyspraxia and Sensory Processing Disorder, and meet the wonderful group of ind...


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The Parents Guide to Down Syndrome - by Jen Jacob and Mardra Sikora Adams Media specialneedsessentials

The Parents Guide to Down Syndrome - by Jen Jacob and Mardra Sikora

$14.99

As a parent of a child diagnosed with Down syndrome, you may be feeling unsure of what to do next or where your child's journey will take you. In this book, authors Jen Jacob and Mardra Sikora share their experiences and guide you through life with Ds with expert advice from diagnosis to adulthood. Each page teaches you ways to support your chil...


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Ready, Set, Touch & Feel Cards - 1 2 3 Alex specialneedsessentials

Ready, Set, Touch & Feel Cards - 1 2 3

$17.99

Go beyond standard flash cards with 123 Flash Cards! These flash cards promote even more learning when your little one can see and feel the cards. These double-sided cards help provide an introduction to early reading and counting skills. Each card has a different texture to help identify what the child sees. The back of each card has more inter...


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Educational Insights Alphamagnets Multicolored Letter Magnets are learning tools promoting letter identification and letters' shape orientation.

Alphamagnets Multicolored Letter Magnets

$16.99

Alphamagnets Multicolored Letter Magnets make letter identification and reading fun! With a variety of letters and colors, the Alphamagnets help to identify vowels and consonants in a simple format. Perfect for the classroom or during a therapy session, children can easily grasp the concept of letters and the correct proportions that go with eac...


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Special People, Special Ways - Arlene Maguire Future Horizons specialneedsessentials

Special People, Special Ways - Arlene Maguire

$14.95

Special People, Special WaysAuthor(s): Arlene Maguire Winner of a 2009 Preferred Choice Award by Creative Child Magazine! “Share a joke or a dream. Make someone feel good. We need laughter, hugs, and to be understood. . . . Though we seem different, inside we’re the same. Our hearts are for caring, no matter our name.”Arlene Maguire’s delightful...


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Learning Resources Smart Snacks Counting Cookies are the perfect learning tool for preschoolers. The Counting Cookies promote number recognition and counting skills.

Smart Snacks® Counting Cookies™

$21.99

Smart Snacks® Counting Cookies™ will help your child recognize, count and compare numbers while developing fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. The Counting Cookies include 11 designed cookies with numbers 0-10 on the bottom and the corresponding numbers of the counting chips on the top. Sensory Seekers will love pretending to eat textur...


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Sensitive Sam: With the help of his OT, Sam's sensory adventure has a happy ending! Future Horizons specialneedsessentials

Sensitive Sam: With the help of his OT, Sam's sensory adventure has a happy ending!

$14.99

Sensitive Sam: With the help of his OT, Sam's sensory adventure has a happy ending Author(s): Marla Roth-Fisch Winner of a 2009 Book of the Year Award by Creative Child Magazine! Appropriate for children, families, and professionals, this wonderful book brings to life the story of Sam, whose over-sensitivity creates chaos and frustration in his ...


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Let's Make Faces! Have Fun Drawing Different Faces for Different Feelings - Gerard Emerson Langeler Future Horizons specialneedsessentials

Let's Make Faces! Have Fun Drawing Different Faces for Different Feelings - Gerard Emerson Langeler

$15.99

Let's Make Faces! Have Fun Drawing Different Faces for Different FeelingsAuthor(s): Gerard Emerson Langeler Winner of a 2009 Preferred Choice Award by Creative Child Magazine! Kids can draw faces, wipe them clean, and then draw them again! Feelings can be so confusing. Just when kids begin to understand their own emotions, they are expect...


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David Decides about Thumbsucking: A Story for Children, a Guide for Parents Reading Matters specialneedsessentials

David Decides about Thumbsucking: A Story for Children, a Guide for Parents

$13.95

Five-year-old David sucks his thumb. His parents say it's time to stop. David is mad; his thumb feels good in his mouth. He talks with his sister, and then his brother. He asks them why they decided to end their sucking habits and how they stopped. Then, David decides. The Parent Guide addresses myths and realities about thumbsucking. Do sucking...


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Answers to Questions Teachers Ask about Sensory Integration: Forms, Checklists, and Practical Tools - Carol Kranowitz, Stacey Szklut, Jane Koomar, Lynn Balzer-Martin Sensory World specialneedsessentials

Answers to Questions Teachers Ask about Sensory Integration: Carol Kranowitz, Stacey Szklut, Jane Koomar, Lynn Balzer-Martin

$14.95

In this elegant approach to the often-elusive subject of sensory integration, Carol Kranowitz, M.A. (author of the best-selling book The Out-of-Sync Child) and expert occupational therapists Stacey Szklut, MS, OTR/L, Lynn Balzer-Martin, PhD, OTR, Jane Koomar, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, Elizabeth Haber, MS, OTR/L, and Deanna Iris Sava, MS, OTR/L, have as...


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Time Timer 12"

Education

$39.95
Time Timer 12" Time Timer specialneedsessentials

Time Timer 12"

$39.95

The 12" Time Timer is ideal for anyone who needs a visual way to keep track of time. A longtime favorite for teachers, the largest of the Time Timers has helped teachers and students alike keep track of time and understand it in a visual, tangible sense. the 12" Time Timer is a great tool for you and the Special Ones in your life. The disappear...


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Gonge Riverstones Gonge specialneedsessentials
Gonge Riverstones

Motor

$49.99 $55.99
Gonge Riverstones Gonge specialneedsessentials

Gonge Riverstones

$49.99

These Gonge River Stepping Stones allow kids to learn how to have better balance, coordination, and a lot of fun! With their stepping stone inspired design each triangle varies in its steepness and difficulty, allowing for you or your special one to set up a challenging path. See what it takes to jump from stone to stone without touching the fl...


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1001 Great Ideas for Teaching and Raising Children with Autism or Asperger's: EXPANDED 2nd EDITION - Ellen Notbohm & Veronica Zysk Future Horizons specialneedsessentials

1001 Great Ideas for Teaching and Raising Children with Autism or Asperger's: EXPANDED 2nd EDITION - Ellen Notbohm & Veronica Zysk

$24.95

 Author(s): Ellen Notbohm, Veronica Zysk Silver Award Winner in the 2010 Independent Publisher Book Awards! Respond to “I can’t” with “Yes, you can.I am here to help. I have lots of ideas.We will try until we find one that works.” Ellen Notbohm and Veronica Zysk are authors who know how to take their own advice. Winner of Learning Magazine's Tea...


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Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew - Ellen Notbohm Future Horizons specialneedsessentials
Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew - Ellen Notbohm Future Horizons specialneedsessentials

Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew - Ellen Notbohm

$19.95

Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew Author(s): Ellen Notbohm Ellen Notbohm’s Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew has won the Bronze medal in Psychology in the ForeWord Book of the Year Awards, 2013, winner of an iParenting Media Award and Honorable Mention in the 2005 ForeWord Book of the Year Awards. A bestseller g...


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WhisperPhone Solo

Education

From $9.99
WhisperPhone Solo Harebrain Inc specialneedsessentials

WhisperPhone Solo

$9.99

By using WhisperPhone®, you can help your clients improve articulation and sensory development without invasive changes to your teaching process. WhisperPhone is a hands-free, acoustical voice-feedback headset that enables learners to focus and hear the sounds that make up words ten times* more clearly as they learn by processing language aloud....


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WhisperPhone Element XL

Education

$6.99
WhisperPhone Element XL Harebrain Inc specialneedsessentials

WhisperPhone Element XL

$6.99

This handheld WhisperPhone XL is ideal for helping learners develop their reading and spelling abilities and for developing new language skills. Perfect for the tactilely sensitive who prefer to hold their WhisperPhone vs. wearing our Solo headset.A great size for older learners and readers, this WhiperPhone XL is a great tool for therapy and le...


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WhisperPhone Duet Deluxe

Education

$19.99
WhisperPhone Duet Deluxe Harebrain Inc specialneedsessentials

WhisperPhone Duet Deluxe

$19.99

WhisperPhone Duet is an acoustical telephone that enhances student-to-student and teacher-to-student reading activities. Duet keeps classrooms quieter by creating an acoustically-clear connection between two readers. Duet also helps develop reading skills and encourages expressive reading teachers want. Kids will love Duet for the fun and adven...


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WhisperPhone Solo XL

Education

$10.99
WhisperPhone Solo XL Harebrain Inc specialneedsessentials

WhisperPhone Solo XL

$10.99

By using WhisperPhone®, you can help your clients improve articulation and sensory development without invasive changes to your teaching process. WhisperPhone is a hands-free, acoustical voice-feedback headset that enables learners to focus and hear the sounds that make up words ten times* more clearly as they learn by processing language aloud....


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WhisperPhone Select

Education

$85.99
WhisperPhone Select Harebrain Inc specialneedsessentials

WhisperPhone Select

$85.99

WhisperPhone Select™ is designed to help manage guided reading. This team-based, direct-to-ear product helps students hear themselves very clearly while reading and allows the teacher to monitor reading performance and assist with word decoding one student at a time. Turn the dial to provide easy and discrete communication between teacher and st...


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Smart Snacks Alpha Pops

Education

$21.99
Smart Snacks Alpha Pops Learning Resources specialneedsessentials

Smart Snacks Alpha Pops

$21.99

Smart Snacks® Alpha Pops™ Pop together these frozen treats to match uppercase and lowercase letters. Double-sided to include all 26 letters. Self-checking by color. Also great for fine motor skills and imaginative play! Each Alpha Pop measures 4?L x 1¼”W. Toddlers+ | Ages 2+


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Sensory Bean Bags

Sensory

$29.95
Sensory Bean Bags TalkTools specialneedsessentials

Sensory Bean Bags

$29.95

These "bean bags" are a fun and safe way to benefit clients with tactile-defensive behaviors, as well as those with hyposensitivity or hypersensitivity on the face. The various textures (silky, bumpy, furry and scratchy) help normalize sensitivity on body and face. Instructions included.


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Shapes N' Shadows

Play

$25.00
Shapes N' Shadows Edushape specialneedsessentials

Shapes N' Shadows

$25.00

Take Hand Shadows to the Next Level! The physics of a simple shadow has entertained children forever. Shapes ‘N Shadows builds on that fun, to give children enchanting shadow options which they couldn’t otherwise achieve. Includes the self-standing 13” by 11½” Theater Screen and 24 pieces which snap together differently to form ever changing sha...


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Time Timer 3"

Education

$29.95
Time Timer 3" Time Timer specialneedsessentials

Time Timer 3"

$29.95

A small sized timer to help visualize time for the Special Ones in your life. Great for home and the classroom. Helping to keep tasks on track and give a visual sense of how much time is left, the 3 inch Time Timer is great for all kinds of Special Needs. Versatile in placement, the 3" timer can be used everywhere. Encouraging independence and c...


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Toobaloo

Education

$5.95
Toobaloo Learning Loft specialneedsessentials

Toobaloo

$5.95

Ease reading, speech, comprehension and pronunciation challenges with the Toobaloo. Created by a teacher, the Toobaloo is an educational tool designed to provide auditory feedback which helps children learn to read, increase fluency and comprehension and meet special needs such as autism, APD, stuttering and dyslexia. By speaking into the Tooba...


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Play & Sound Mat

Play

$49.95
Play & Sound Mat Edushape specialneedsessentials

Play & Sound Mat

$49.95

High quality 1.3 cm thick Edu-Foam play mat/puzzle suitable for any age! Features six colorful removable puzzle friends to help baby grasp the basics of logic as parent and child play together. Includes edges & corners, mirror flower, musical flower, storage tote bag and more.Assembled size 40"x 40" (100x100 cm) /½" (1.3 cm) thick


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My Soft World - City

Play

$19.95
My Soft World - City Edushape specialneedsessentials

My Soft World - City

$19.95

Includes Edu-Foam Wood-Like blocks and color blocks, plus Edu-Foam people, cars, trucks, trees and other city themed accessories. Packaged in a “tool box” style reusable container for easy clean up.  


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First Puzzle - Treehouse Edushape specialneedsessentials

First Puzzle - Treehouse

$19.95

A 10” square Edu-Foam Puzzle features a tree of happy creatures all waiting to be fed with the matching food pieces. Encourages Logic and Reasoning Skills, Shape Matching, Role Playing and so much more! Tree House Puzzle may be used in the bath or pool as well!  


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First Puzzle - Fun Forest Edushape specialneedsessentials

First Puzzle - Fun Forest

$19.95

10” Square Edu-Foam Puzzle Fun. Multi-layer puzzle with helpful hints that assure successful puzzle placement, building self-esteem while having fun! The bottom layer gives clues as to where these fun critters live and frequent e.g. parent Owl protects Baby Owl. Great for role-playing and bath fun too! For one or more players.


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Dr. Pooch Dressing Pet Pal

Education

$29.95
Dr. Pooch Dressing Pet Pal Edushape specialneedsessentials

Dr. Pooch Dressing Pet Pal

$29.95

When learning how to dress, there is no better teacher than Dr. Pooch!Dr. Pooch will help your Special One learn how to use: Buttons Buckles Zippers Velcro Shoelaces Soft and cuddly, Dr. Pooch is the happy veterinary puppy that will help kids learn how to dress and raise self esteem and dexterity. Helping to develop fine motor skills, Dr. Pooc...


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Lights & Sounds Buzzers are are a communication toy perfect for any classroom or for a fun family night at home.

Learning Resources® Lights & Sounds Buzzers

$24.99

The Light & Sound Buzzers provide a great way to increase student participation in the classroom while making learning and lessons more fun. Boost student response time during any class activity or lesson plan! The set of four electronic buzzers adds an element of excitement to classrooms and homes everywhere. The buzzers are 3.5 inches roun...


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Time Timer 8"

Education

$34.95
Time Timer 8" Time Timer specialneedsessentials

Time Timer 8"

$34.95

The most popular and versatile Time Timer gives you the power of a visual timer in a lightweight, accessible size. Perfect for a variety of uses, at home, in the classroom, or in the office, the 8" Time Timer is great for you and your Special Ones. Helping to create a visual sense of time, the Time Timer helps make daily living and tasks more ma...


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Baby Bongo

Play

$19.95
Baby Bongo Edushape specialneedsessentials

Baby Bongo

$19.95

Bang the drums! These fun bongos help to develop gross motor skills, coordination, and creativity. Helping to give children a chance to learn about rhythm and tempo, these fun and colorful bongos will provide hours of fun and learning. Everyone can play bongos! Fun and easy bongos encourage young children to develop coordination and creativity, ...


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