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Nature Inspired Manipulatives

Invite your children to play and explore creativity, spacial and family relationships construction and geometry with these new nature inspired learning manipulatives.

How things are made and what they are made of matters.  The wood, pigments and other materials allow you to naturally connect your children with their environment.  The fair and thoughtful manufacturing behind each these products can be a learning opportunity to introduce world issues.

But most importantly, the high-quality, natural materials help you to ensure a toxin-free learning environment.  

Take advantage of Special Pre-Order Pricing on this collection on these new products until May 31st. 

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Connecting Cats Puzzle - louisekool
Connecting Cats Puzzle
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$18.99 $19.99
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Connecting Cats Puzzle - louisekool

Connecting Cats Puzzle

$18.99

Wooden error-less cat puzzle pieces are the exact same shape and size and each piece interlocks with each other in an almost infinite number of ways. Inspired by the geometric concept of tessellation, your students will discover their own designs and build their own designs. Each piece is made from sturdy 6.35 mm (1/4') hardwood. This set inclu...


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Wooden Puppies Puzzle - louisekool

Wooden Puppies Puzzle

$19.99

Wooden error-less puppy puzzle pieces are the exact same shape and size and each piece interlocks with each other in an almost infinite number of ways. Inspired by the geometric concept of tessellation, your students will discover their own designs and build their own designs. Each piece is made from sturdy 6.35 mm (1/4') hardwood. This set incl...


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Connecting Cats and Puppies Puzzle Set - louisekool
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Connecting Cats and Puppies Puzzle Set - louisekool

Connecting Cats and Puppies Puzzle Set

$33.24

Wooden error-less cat and dog puzzle pieces are the exact same shape and size and each piece interlocks with each other in an almost infinite number of ways. Inspired by the geometric concept of tessellation, your students will discover their own designs and build their own designs. Each piece is made from sturdy 6.35 mm (1/4') hardwood. This s...


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Large Circle Goethe puzzle - louisekool
Large Circle Goethe puzzle
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$94.99 $99.99
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Large Circle Goethe puzzle - louisekool

Large Circle Goethe puzzle

$94.99

This puzzle makes the perfect table game for older children and adults. Contains 24 pieces on a wooden frame, this puzzles is made with birch or poplar ply wood, non-toxic water based color stain and a non-toxic plant based oil finish. Puzzle is 28 cm (11”) diameter but vary slightly in size. Puzzle pieces 2 cm (0.7”) thickness. The plywood Puzz...


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Small Circle Goethe puzzle - louisekool
Small Circle Goethe puzzle
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$41.75 $43.95
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Small Circle Goethe puzzle - louisekool

Small Circle Goethe puzzle

$41.75

This puzzle makes the perfect table game for older children and adults. Contains wooden pieces on a wooden frame, this puzzles is made with birch or poplar ply wood, non-toxic water based color stain and a non-toxic plant based oil finish. Puzzle is 28 cm (11”) diameter but vary slightly in size. Puzzle pieces 2 cm (0.7”) thickness. The plywood ...


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