Top 10 Gift Guide for At-Home Learning with Uncle Goose
Your Uncle Goose thought it might be helpful to curate a list of toys suited for at-home learning. Uncle Goose toys can make at-home lessons come alive.
And a big bonus for parents? All Uncle Goose toys are sturdy yet silent. They can be used for quiet reflection, contemplation, and conversation.
This means you won’t hear whirs, beeps, and buzzes while you’re trying to discuss business in a Zoom meeting. And all our toys take up exactly 0% of your wifi bandwidth.
Here are the top 10 choices for at-home learning with Uncle Goose:
Sight Words are words that children have a hard time sounding out. Instead, they learn these words by sight. Use the Uncle Goose Sight Words blocks to form phrases and sentences. Fun for the whole family.
These blocks are a top ten favorite. Each block contains a wealth of educational material. Learn the order of the planets, the distance from the sun, and each planet’s diameter. Count the number of moons. Discuss what makes a planet a planet, and what makes Pluto a dwarf planet.
True story: as two children were playing with the Moon Phase blocks, the 14-year-old asked the 6-year-old to explain where the moon goes when it gets smaller and disappears. The 6-year-old replied, "The astronauts have to get on their ship and leave before the moon gets too small." Uncle Goose Moon Phase blocks help foster more instructive discussions about the phases of the moon. Discover the true nature of the moon and its phases.
How did Mendeleev create the periodic table of elements? He did it by sorting, stacking, and organizing. Looking at a static image of the periodic table is one way to learn, but our blocks let you play like Mendeleev. Sort, stack, and order the elements of the periodic table with this colorful, 20 piece block set. Or, if you’re a determined scientist, stay tuned for our 120 piece elemental block set with a storage case. Coming soon!
Children love dinosaurs. This 9 block set features 8 dinosaurs; plus a bonus reptile, the pterodactyl. The reptile drawings are friendly and colorful. The footprints? Fun to look at, fun to touch. The debossed skulls? Far from frightening, children find them captivating. A fun educational toy that lets children learn about dinosaurs while playing.
Paleontologists learn about dinosaurs by unearthing and studying fossils. What's the difference between a time period and an era? Where in the world is each fossil found? What layer of rock? Use these blocks to foster a greater understanding of the natural world.
7. Constellation Blocks with Basswood Tray - NEW IN 2020
Ancient people looked up at the stars and mapped what they saw. They drew where they believed their gods and goddesses lived. Find 32 constellations from the Northern and Southern hemispheres in this 32-piece block set. Four printed sides feature the constellation symbol, name, hemisphere, and scale of magnitude. Enjoy the handsome basswood tray with star map.
Gods, goddesses, monsters, and more! This set of blocks explores 32 classic characters from Greek Mythology. Each colorful block features a hand drawn character. Discover their mythic roles on one side. Find English, Greek, Roman names on three sides. Enjoy the Greek mythology adventure puzzle. Showcase these handsome blocks and puzzle in a basswood tray.
Learn about 8 different animal sounds in this 16 piece puzzle block set. Take 4 blocks to assemble an animal illustration. Flip the puzzle pieces upside down, and you'll see the sound the animal makes. The hedgehog will purr; the goose will honk. What noises will the fox, seal, toucan, dog, squirrel, and fish make?
Each woman in history builds upon the work of another. So why not play with building blocks featuring women who made history? One side per block reveals the woman's name. Two sides feature a quote and a description of each woman's contribution. The puzzle spells out "Deeds Not Words" in purple and green, the colors of the suffragette movement. Store the blocks in a handsome wood tray.