Learning Resources

Learning Resources

The mission at Learning Resources is to support teachers and parents by providing unique, high-quality educational tools that provide engaging learning experiences for children. Their  products include play and learning activity sets, games that build foundational skills in all subject areas through exploration, imagination and fun.

All toys are developed by top educators for teachers and parents and the company has been around almost 30 years.

About Learning Resources

Learning Resources® is a leading global manufacturer of innovative, hands-on educational products trusted by teachers and parents and loved by children. The Company’s 1100+ high-quality products are sold in more than 80 countries, serving children and their families, preschool, kindergarten, primary, and middle-school markets.

Learning ResourcesAmong their brands are the Pretend & Play Products that include Cash Registers, Calculators and Pretend & Play School Sets. Learning Resources use a simple technology, Hands-On Standards when manufacturing their toys.

Learning Resources is headquartered in Vernon Hills, IL, with a European office based in Kings Lynn, Norfolk, England.


We have put together our top picks for Learning Resources Educational Toys below with Pricing.


Learning Resources
 Product Summary 

Learning Resources Farmers Market Color Sorting Set
Sale Price: $30.96
(as of 01/17/2018 22:42 PST - Details)

Develop color recognition and sorting skills with bushels of realistic, relationally sized produce. Perfect for dramatic play and nutrition lessons too. Includes Activity Guide, 25 foods and stickers for labeling 5 baskets that measure 4" x 5½" in diameter. For grades Pre K+. Set of 30

Learning Resources Smart Snacks Alpha Pops
List Price: $19.99
Sale Price: $15.28
(as of 01/17/2018 22:42 PST - Details)

These Alpha Pops provide an easy, hands-on way for children to get familiar with upper and lowercase letters. Just snap the pops together to match the upper and lower case letters. 13 pops. Ages 2 yrs. +.

Learning Resources Super Sorting Pie
Sale Price: $22.18
(as of 01/17/2018 22:42 PST - Details)

Learning Resources Super Sorting Pie
Develop fine motor skills.
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Learning Resources Super Sorting Pie

The Super Sorting Pie teaches early number skills and attributes, including colors and fruit shapes. Provides supportive visual cues, thanks to the sorting cards that slip into the bottom of the pan. Top crust becomes a bowl to conveniently hold counters. Reinforces fine motor skills when children use jumbo tweezers, featuring depressions that guide little hands into the proper pincer grip. Children are sure to sort, count and relish large servings of fruity pie fun!

Learning Resources Super Sorting Pie
Sort seven fruits and five colors.
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Fruity, Sorting Fun

The Super Sorting Pie is a delicious way to provide hands-on experiences with early math concepts such as sorting, counting, number sense, patterning, and beginning addition and subtraction. Give children plenty of “free exploration time” to play with the pie, the fun fruity counters, and tweezers to ensure familiarity. The pie has a removable sorting tray that allows children to sort and count in many ways. Place the sorting cards into the bottom of the pan to provide visual cues that support success. Jumbo tweezers are included to reinforce fine motor skills needed for handwriting.

Learning Resources Super Sorting Pie
Apples, bananas, grapes, oranges, grapefruits, apricots, and plums.
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Sort, Match, Pick, and Count

Includes 60 counters: seven fruits (apples, bananas, grapes, oranges, grapefruits, apricots, and plums) in five different colors. Activity Guide provides fun ideas for engaging children in a variety of kindergarten readiness skills: sorting with the Activity Cards, matching, color/attribute identification, patterning, and counting. Make early addition and subtraction concrete by removing pieces of fruit from a group and asking your child how many are left. Extend the play by encouraging some "pretend" pie baking, sharing, and selling.

Learning Resources Super Sorting Pie
Dig in!
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Build Little Hand Muscles

The key to developing fine motor skills is developing the thumb-forefinger pincer grasp. The Super Sorting Pie includes two jumbo tweezers, perfect for reinforcing this crucial, pre-writing skill. The tweezers feature depressions that guide little hands into position. Use the tweezers as part of the play! Great for visual-motor integration too.

Learning Resources Super Sorting Pie
What's in the Box?
  • 3-piece sorting pie
  • 60 fruit counters
  • 3 double-sided activity cards
  • 2 jumbo tweezers

Learning Resources Pretend & Play Calculator Cash Register
List Price: $39.99
Sale Price: $22.49
(as of 01/17/2018 22:42 PST - Details)

Winner of 23 awards and the perfect addition to any pretend store, this cash register is a working solar-powered calculator that holds both real and play bills! Oversize buttons and a big number display make it appropriate for all ability levels. Includes U.S. play bills, plastic coins, pretend credit card and suggested activities. Measures 10½" L x 9½" W x 5½"H. Grades PreK+.

Learning Resources Pretend & Play School Set
List Price: $36.99
Sale Price: $17.51
(as of 01/17/2018 22:42 PST - Details)

Learning Resources Helping Hands Fine Motor Tool Set
List Price: $12.99
Sale Price: $8.46
(as of 01/17/2018 22:42 PST - Details)

Four of our finest tools conveniently packaged together! Help students develop fine-motor skills and strengthen hand and finger muscles needed for writing. Includes 1 of each tool: Gator Grabber (LER 2963), Handy Scooper (LER 4963), Twisty Dropper (LER 3963) and Squeezy Tweezer (LER 5963). Ages 3+/Grades PreK+.

Learning Resources One To Ten Counting Cans
List Price: $44.99
Sale Price: $32.99
(as of 01/17/2018 22:42 PST - Details)

Counting fun in Aisle 10. A healthy mix of canned fruits and veggies provide hours of counting and sorting fun. Lightweight cans stack or store in a retail-style carton. Activity Guide included. Ages 3+.

Learning Resources Smart Snacks Shape Sorting Cupcakes
List Price: $17.99
Sale Price: $15.99
(as of 01/17/2018 22:42 PST - Details)

A delicious way to encourage shape and color identification and build fine motor skills. These 8 two-part cupcakes pull apart to reveal a circle, square, triangle, rectangle, oval, hexagon, star and heart. Match the shapes to put them back together. Then match the shape to the pan bottom. Cupcakes measure 2"H x 1 ½" in diameter. Ages 2+. 17 Pieces.

Learning Resources Gears! Gears! Gears!
List Price: $29.95
Sale Price: $22.99
(as of 01/17/2018 22:42 PST - Details)

GEARS! GEARS! GEARS! Beginner's Building Set

Vibrant, spinning gears set imaginations in motion. GEARS! GEARS! GEARS! is a child's introduction to the world of construction and movement. Bright colors and easy-to-assemble pieces encourage children to create moving masterpieces. There are so many ways to build and open-ended components mean there are no wrong ways to build. The set contains 95 sturdy pieces that snap together, challenging your child's creativity. Children discover something new every time they play.

Get Little Engineers Building

Boost fine motor skills and encourage engineering skills and reasoning as children create moving experiments with spinning, coloful action. The turning gears in this colorful set offer hundreds of 3-D construction possibilities. All pieces in the set are compatible with all GEARS! GEARS! GEARS! building sets, allowing you to easily add on for your child over time.

Encourage Problem Solving and Perserverance

This engaging set features plastic gears, cranks, connectors and interlocking base plates for endless construction possibilities! The included Activity Guide covers building basics that lay the foundation for basic cause and effect. Children can then create a crawling catterpillar and a souped-up race car, or engage in some fun ex-gear-iments! GEARS! GEARS! GEARS! provides many opportunities for young children to experiment with simple mechanics and science. The included experiments encourage them to notice interesting movements and connections, and explore the fascinating action that can be created with gears.

Set Learning in Motion

GEARS! GEARS! GEARS! - also a great tool for mastering basic skills. While your child engages with his favorite construction toy, he's developing hand-eye coordination and handwriting muscles. He thinks he's playing but he's also learning colors, cause and effect and the concepts of push and turn.

Gears! Gears! Gears! Beginner
What's in the Box?
  • Gears
  • Cranks
  • Connectors
  • Interlocking base plates
  • Activity guide

Learning Resources Primary Science Lab Set
List Price: $29.99
Sale Price: $22.94
(as of 01/17/2018 22:42 PST - Details)

Primary Science Lab Set
Little mad scientists.
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Primary Science Lab Set
This set includes everything you need to begin experimenting.
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Primary Science Lab Set
Mix and match.
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Primary Science Lab Set

The Primary Science Lab Set features real science tools perfectly sized for little hands. This colorful set entices children to experiment and explore, encouraging early hands-on science investigations at the kitchen table. Includes beaker, magnifying glass, funnel, test tubes and more, all made of durable plastic. Also includes Activity Guide and cards with fun, easy-to-do experiments.

Go Mad Over Science

Introduce your child to the world of science and experiments with this powerful assortment of tools. Encourage inquiry with 10 double–sided Activity Cards that reinforce science process skills, living and nonliving things, physical science, senses and more: investigate color mixing, observe a growing cycle, experiment with smells and create a mini baking-soda volcano. Provides accurate measurement markings to support rigorous investigations.

Observe, Test, Explore, Experiment, and Discover

The Primary Science Lab Set encourages children’s natural curiosity while helping to lay a good foundation for early science learning. Children learn by taking part in experiences through play and by performing real science experiments. Children using the Primary Science Set will: use science tools and equipment to explore; participate in scientific investigations; understand basic science safety practices; use the five senses to explore and observe; begin to use common science vocabulary; discover more about the everyday world. Get ready to observe, test, explore, experiment, and discover science!

What's in the Box?
  • Beaker
  • Magnifying glass
  • Funnel
  • Eyedropper
  • Flask
  • Tweezers
  • Goggles
  • Large 6” test tube and stand
  • 2 small test tubes and stand
  • Activity Guide
  • 10 double-sided Activity Cards