Mind Games

kid o puzzle!

Say adios to old-school flashcards. These days, learning is all fun and games.

Build memory and matching skills with Bingory, a wooden game that challenges little Einsteins to fill their bingo cards with pairs of colorful illustrations (The Toy Maven, 6025 Royal Lane, suite 223; 214-265-9971).

Little linguists learn Spanish, sign language, or one of fourteen other languages with Uncle Goose foreign language blocks. Made from Michigan basswood, each set of nontoxic blocks features a letter of the English alphabet and its foreign equivalent, plus a number and an animal.

Piece together the mystery of fractions with a Kid-O puzzle that takes a hands-on approach to teaching math concepts (Little Bean Shop, 5308 Junius Street; 214-370-9111).


this week in dallas!

Three Sisters Consignments
What: Brand name clothing, toys, and gear consigned for a nice price.
Why: Growing, growing, gone.
When: Regular sale, Sat., 8-11 a.m.; half-price sale, noon-5 p.m.; 75 percent off sale, Sun., noon-3 p.m.
Where: Highland Oaks Church of Christ, 10805 Walnut Hill Ln. (214-342-6060).

What: Plant seeds and make Oobleck at this Dr. Seuss-inspired science event for kids ages 3-6.
Why: Beats green eggs and ham.
When: Tues., 10-11 a.m.
Where: Frisco Athletic Center, 5828 Nancy Jane Ln., Frisco (972-292-6600).

First Saturdays at the Nasher
What: Art activities, a scavenger hunt, and story time followed by lunch at the cafe.
Why: Play to the peanut gallery.
When: Sat., 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: 2001 Flora St. (214-242-5100).

Photo: Courtesy of Kid O

Highland Oaks Church of Christ
10805 Walnut Hill Ln
Dallas, TX 75238
Frisco Athletic Center
5828 Nancy Jane Ln
Frisco, TX 75034
5308 Junius St
Dallas, TX 75214
6025 Royal Ln
@ Preston Royal Village
Dallas, TX 75230
2001 Flora St
Dallas, TX 75201