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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Lovely colors and light

Exploring colors on the Educational Light Cube is a lot of fun. My twins have really enjoyed setting up items on The Educational Light Cube and then using the remote to change the color and see how everything looks in the different shades. They also enjoy choosing items that are all of one color and setting up an activity that is based on a certain shade that the Educational Light Cube makes. I love how the great variety of colors that it can change to. The color options really are quite fantastic! The Educational Light Cube really does stand apart from any other light play source. With the adaptability to move to any location and operate without any batteries or cords, it really makes the possibilities of it's use endless! You just need to have it all charged up overnight and it will be ready for use! You could potentially organize a light play themed children's birthday party and have it set up with a variety of translucent building toys and sensory materials. The lovely glow of the Educational Light Cube really does draw in and fascinate children of all ages. 

The Educational Light Cube makes an excellent rainy day or sick day play item as well. With it's ability to make play so magical, boredom is seldom an issue. You can find items from all over your home to place on the Educational Light Cube. You can also pick up items from Michaels craft store and the Dollar Tree. You would mainly want to collect items that are translucent, but colorful.  Most retail stores and educational stores have items throughout their store that could potentially be light table materials. 

There are any companies that make toys that are meant specifically to be played with on a light source, or in sunlight. However there are so many everyday household items that work brilliantly as well. There are really no limits, as long as you use safe materials.  You can find many items at the Roylco store online, check it out HERE.

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Find the light cube and accessory pack with removable messy play trays HERE

Some great examples or colorful translucent items are: 
craft feathers (of varying sizes and colors) 
colorful or neon straws(cut into pieces of varying sizes)
children's plastic plates, cups, and spoons (Ikea and Sassy make great ones)
Marbles and Glass Craft Gems (Dollar Tree always has them)
Plastic or Acrylic seasonal table scatter (Michaels and Target has them)
Water beads and other water polymers 
Silly putty and slime (home made or store bought)
magna tiles, crystal cubes, crystal bricks, crystal connectors (building toys)
educational overhead projector manipulatives
beads bad lacing beads, buttons, etc.
disposable plastic plates, bowls, cups, and utensils
window clings (test on the bottom for an hour to be sure they don't stain, some are cheaply made and the color will transfer on to your Educational Light Cube, or any light play source)
plastic place mats (whole or cut pieces from it)
Cellophane paper (laminated or just as is - whole or shapes cut)
Agate slices, x rays, mini educational x rays
pretty trays or coasters
scarves or play silks
cocktail stirrers, party shot cups and tubes, cocktail markers
plastic or acrylic diamonds and gems
ribbons, lace, material, yard, 
and the list goes on and on!!

light table activities

Here are some fun photos of recent Educational Light Cube exploration!

(various shades of The Educational Light Cube are used)

a pink sensory ball 

light table toy ideas
small acrylic mirrors, birds cut from a place mat, and laminated cellophane cut to look like grass

Reggio inspired literacy
plastic frogs made into the letter F

a printed and laminated pineapple and shapes cut from laminated cellophane

mirror symmetry light play
acrylic mirrors and two dimensional shapes to create symmetry

light cube play
seasonal window clings (test on bottom to make sure they do not stain first)

seasonal window clings (test on bottom to make sure they do not stain first)

acrylic numbers and Roylco really big buttons

magna tiles

crystal cubes, glass gems, and a few non translucent items for a nice contrast.
(sticks, wood pieces, pebbles, and some cups with kinetic sand in them.)

crystal cubes, glass gems, and a few non translucent items for a nice contrast.
(sticks, wood pieces, pebbles, and some cups with kinetic sand in them.)

For more light cube fun, follow the Educational Light Cube board on Pinterest
The Educational Light Cube
Follow Kristen (Caution! Twins at Play)'s board Educational Light Cube on Pinterest.

Be sure to check out and follow Light Tables, Light Boxes, Light Panels, and Light Play
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This light play board is a great one to follow as well, it is purely of my childrens' light play experiences.
Follow Kristen (Caution! Twins at Play)'s board Light Table on Pinterest.

Follow The Ultimate Light Table Guide on Pinterest too!
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The Educational Light Cube is ON SALE!!!
Sale ends October 3rd 2014
Click HERE to go to the Roylco Store!!

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  1. The light cube looks awesome!! We would love to have that in our household!

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