Learn and Play with Lakeshore Learning


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Childhood is full of discovery and learning, and one of the best ways to learn is through play.

When children learn by discovering and figuring things out on their own, they learn how to actually solve the unexpected problems life hands them, and not just the answers they memorized. 

Lakeshore Learning has been a favorite of mine for fun, educational toys, art supplies, and learning materials. Now, with a new baby on the way, we are looking for more entertaining-but-productive things to entertain  my son with.

“Lakeshore is dedicated to creating innovative educational materials that spark young imaginations, instill a sense of wonder and foster a lifelong love of learning. With materials for infants and toddlers through the 6th grade, we help children reach developmental milestones and achieve educational goals—while still having fun!”

Lakeshore’s newest arrivals are perfect for your little one’s exploration.

Mold & Play Sensory Sand Set:

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Messy play is important for children, but can be hard on parents. Get the sensory experience without the mess with this fun ready-to-use sensory bin.


  • Looks, feels and sticks like wet sand so you can make your fun creations, but it’s mess-free and dry.
  • Includes a 10 3/4″ x 15″ x 2 3/4″ tray for contained play.
  • Comes with a 2.2 lb bag of sensory sand.
  • Comes with ten rugged plastic tools so you have everything you need! Includes: 4 sand castle molds, 3 two-sided brick molds, a roller, and two sculpting tools.
  • Two-sided brick molds create bricks in two different sizes for more variety.
  • For ages 3-8 years, so it will take you through plenty of years of fun and play!

This simple set is like an indoor sandbox, with plenty of opportunities for sensory exploration, creativity, and entertainment.

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Slide & Build Nature Blocks:

I am always looking for new, innovative building toys for M. They are my favorite option for developmental toys, encouraging creativity, problem solving, engineering, and more, all through a natural learning experience. The thing is, M isn’t so good with piling things on top of each other. He likes to actually connect them, and LOVES putting things into holes (he sticks pens into the openings on every toy he owns.)

If this sounds like your child, the Slide & Build nature blocks are simply perfect. 60 wooden pieces include log-shaped ones with holes, and dowel shapes that fit into the holes. This offers plenty of open-ended building fun in a natural theme. Appropriate for ages 3-8 years.


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M loved his “test run” of these toys, and we look forward to taking them out again when the baby arrives! They are highly entertaining, in a positive way. Once again, Lakeshore Learning has pulled through with solutions that work not only for educators and schools, but also for moms like me.Learn and Play with Lakeshore Learning


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This product was received from the Company for review purposes only. All thoughts and words in this post is my own and I was not paid to endorse it. I am only voicing my opinion about this product.

About Author


Menucha is a Jersey girl living in big New York with her husband and little boy. She is currently fulfilling her dream to be a stay at home mom. She loves crafting, the color purple, and chocolate. Menucha blogs at momsandcrafters.com in between making jewelry and working as a freelance graphic designer.

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8 years ago

You can also entertain a child with baby alive doll and interesting role-playing games. Read more here: motherhow.com/baby-alive-doll-and-the-role-playing-games/