Find out who is hiding deep within the forest! These ingenious rollers will enhance understanding of our natural world and will inspire children to ask questions and tell stories. Simply press and roll into play dough or clay and stamp with the creatures to make wonderful woodland scenes. Count the rabbits in the burrow or hide the squirrel in the tree trunk, while developing fine motor control. Children can experiment using different amounts of pressure and rolling in different ways – away, towards and across their body midline.
The set includes the following forest animals and their habitats: bird and tree, bat and wood, moth and fern, squirrel and tree trunk, snail and leaves, rabbit and burrow.
Made from our durable stone mix
Each set contains six rollers each measuring 72 x 34mm and are easy to clean
Safe for age 2+
Yellow Door Let’s Investigate - Farmyard Footprints
There are always plenty of animals to see down on the farm, but sometimes you need to follow their footprints to find them. Each double-sided stone has the raised footprint of an animal on one side and an image of the animal indented into the other side. Press the footprint into sand, mud, or soil and create a trail for children to follow. What animal might they find at the end: cow, horse, sheep, pig, dog, cat, chicken, or duck? When they find the animals, how might they sort them? Children can record their findings by taking rubbings, making impressions in play dough, and discovering what else they know or can find out about each animal. When the work is done, the children can give the footprints a good clean with soap and water, before a new farmyard adventure tomorrow. Made from a unique stone mix, the footprints are robust enough to be used throughout early years setting including outdoors.
Contains 8 double-sided stones
Measures 70-80 mm
Suitable from 2 years
Materials: Stone & Resin mix
Yellow Door Let’s Investigate - Dinosaur Footprints
Beware – the dinosaurs are coming! The latest edition to the footprints range is guaranteed to excite children’s curiosity and capture their imagination. Each stone shows a dinosaur footprint on one side and its owner on the other. Perfect to encourage early investigation skills as children examine, compare and sort the eight footprints: Apatosaurus, Deinonychus, Hypsilophodon, Iguanodon, Quetzalcoatlus, Stegosaurus, Triceratops and Tyrannosaurus Rex. Children will enjoy making crayon rubbings, impressions in play dough, footprint trails, and comparing the different shapes of the footprints and characteristics of the dinosaurs. Made from our unique stone mix, they are durable for use outdoors: in mud, sand, water, or soil.
Fossils inspire children’s imagination and excite young learners. They will delight in discovering and examining this set of eight attractive, realistic, and tactile specimens, including ammonite, clam shell, fern leaf, preserved leaves, sea urchin, shark’s tooth, shrimp, and trilobite. Made from a unique stone mix, they are robust enough to be used throughout an early years setting, both in an indoor and outdoor environment. Designed to fit snugly in small inquisitive hands (80-90mm), these fossils have huge potential for discovery, storytelling, and provide a great springboard to further activities.
Go on a fossil hunt, discover them buried outside or in a sand tray, dig them up and clean them off. Record what’s been found by taking a wax rubbing and/or making a fossil imprint in modeling clay. They are also great for non-fiction research, the gathering of evidence, and the reaching of conclusions. The fossils can be used in further creative ways through the making of fossil gardens, displays of rubbings and clay imprints, and role play.
These fossils are an ideal addition to any dinosaur theme and can be used in endless small-world and role-play activities.
My son is very interested in dinosaurs and fossils - these fossil stones were a massive hit with him. We've played in different ways including excavating them out of a kinetic sand, creating rubbings, looking at the details with a magnifying glass, stamping on playdough and feeling/discussing the textures. I think they're an excellent resource and have loads of play potential. The service from Rockaway Toys was faultless as well.
Take a walk on the wild side with our latest addition to our footprints range of stones. Explore the kind of animals you might find on the African savannah as you follow their tracks. Each stone has a raised footprint on one side and the related creature indented on the other side. Watch out for the following animals: lion, elephant, rhinoceros, giraffe, hippopotamus, ostrich, cheetah, and zebra. This range of wild animals will inspire lots of discussion about the food they might eat or whether they are endangered. Ideal to prompt talk about conservation and how children relate to the natural world.
This set of stones offers children the opportunity to extend their understanding of shape. The ridged and smooth surfaces offer children rich sensory experiences and their vocabulary of shape and comparative language will develop as they talk about what they see and feel. The set includes twelve stones (measuring 50-80mm) – two different thicknesses and sizes for each of six shapes: circle, triangle, square, rectangle, pentagon and hexagon.
Let’s go pond dipping! There are so many discoveries to be made with this set of intriguing rollers. As you roll and stamp into play dough or clay, reveal the hidden stories of what lives in and around our ponds. Match the frogs to the lily pads, hide the fish in the weeds, see how the dragonfly darts through the rushes, all while creating satisfying sensory art. Children will develop the muscles in their hands as they press and roll in different ways.
The set includes the following pond life: frog and lily pads, fish and weeds, duck and pond, kingfisher and perch, pond skater and duckweed, dragonfly and bulrushes. Made from our durable stone mix, each set contains six rollers each measuring 72 x 34mm and are easy to clean. Safe for age 2+."
Made from our durable stone mix
Each set contains six rollers each measuring 72 x 34mm and are easy to clean
Create a buzz both inside and outdoors with these adorable honey bee stones! This set of busy bees will help children to develop an understanding of numbers and apply this knowledge in different contexts. They can be used for a range of learning opportunities, including recognising the numerals shown on the bees’ backs and relating these to groups of objects, reinforcing the idea of numbers. Explore number sequences and odd and even numbers, along with addition, subtraction and number bonds to 10. Children can also have fun using these bees alongside our Ladybug Counting Stones. Set includes two each of 1-10 honey bee stones that will not fade over time. Size 50mm. Age 2+.
Designed to be used with our Honey Bee Number Stones, our engaging activity cards provide an exciting way to help children develop early number skills. The vibrant photographic backgrounds invite children’s involvement, with the discussion generated covering numerals from 1–10, the concept of numbers and how numbers can be represented. The cards can also be used to explore number sequences, odd and even numbers, addition, subtraction and number bonds to 10. Made from durable plastic, suitable for use outside, each set includes 16 colourful cards measuring 275 x 210mm. Age 3+.
Build a fascination for numbers with our best-selling Number Pebbles. These tactile pebbles are guaranteed to appeal to children’s natural instincts to sort and collect. Cast from unique mix, they are durable for use in sand, water and outdoors, offering young learners the opportunity to explore numbers across many areas of a setting.
The set includes two each of numbers 0-10 (22 pebbles).
Each pebble is engraved with a number and measures between 30-45mm.
Develop early mathematical skills with these attractive Ladybug stones. Durable and weatherproof they can be used to explore counting to 20, subitising, odd and even numbers, and addition and subtraction. Allow the children to discover the ladybugs in their natural environment! Bury them in a tray filled with leaves and twigs or scatter them around the edge of an outdoor nature area.
Designed for use alongside our Ladybugs Counting Stones, these attractive activity cards are an ideal way to encourage children to develop early mathematical skills. The detailed, photographic images will inspire much talk as children explore early number through matching, counting, ordering, odd and even numbers, and number bonds/pairs. Activities include counting forwards and backwards on leaf number lines and around the petals of a flower, and finding suitable ladybug homes in the forest and log pile. Made from durable plastic the cards are tough enough for use in the outdoor area – the natural environment for ladybugs!
Each set includes 16 colourful cards measuring 275 x 210mm
Suitable from 3 years
Yellow Door Let's Investigate - Woodland Footprints
This set of engaging woodland footprints is a great way for children to start their woodland explorations! Each stone has the raised footprint of an animal on one side and an image of the animal indented into the other. Take the stones on a group walk to compare them with any animal tracks the children discover (or prepare some of your own if needed). Press the footprint into the ground to check, then flip the stone over to identify what animal left the marks. Replicate the same treasure hunt by leaving trails of footprints in the outdoor area of your setting. What animal might the children find at the end: fox, squirrel, rabbit, frog, deer, buzzard, owl or mouse? When they do find the footprint stones, they can sort them by categories, such as feathers, claws, diet. They can record their findings by taking rubbings, making impressions in play dough, creating prints using paints and investigating what else they can find out about each animal. When the work is done, the children can give the footprints a good clean with soap and water before a new woodland adventure tomorrow. The footprints are made from a unique stone mix and are robust enough to be used throughout an early years setting, both inside and outdoors.
Children will enjoy exploring this large cave to see what might be lurking inside. Could it be a bear, mountain lion or even a dragon? Measuring 220mm high, it will provide a focal point for small world play and the start of many adventures. Made from a unique stone and resin mix, this play cave is robust enough to be used outdoors; in mud, water or sand!
Support children’s growing understanding of the world with this engaging and realistic set of eight bugs. Featuring an ant, beetle, butterfly, centipede, dragonfly, ladybug, spider, and woodlouse, this fascinating set of eight bugs provide children the opportunity to learn close up about the living creatures they will encounter in daily life. Cast from a special stone mix, these bugs are durable for use outdoors and measure 80mm. Go on a bug hunt, study any finds discovered outside, brush them off and clean them up. Make a record what’s been found by taking a wax rubbing and/or making an imprint in modelling clay.
Eat in or takeaway? Budding pizza chefs will love to create the pizzas of their choice using these durable food sculptures. Crafted from a unique stone mix, they are designed for use in mud, sand, dough and water both indoors and outside. Each tactile set is robust enough to be used in a mud kitchen and washed clean afterwards. An inspirational role play accessory, they can also be used for pattern making and storytelling.
The set consists of 15 stones, three of each of the following: green pepper, mozzarella, mushroom, tomato and yellow pepper
This enticing set of five beech wood viewers will inspire children to explore their environment with new enthusiasm and focus. Encourage children to use them around the setting to find items of a similar shape or to focus attention on things they choose to investigate. The viewers are designed to frame a particular item or area in the natural world and will enable children to really look at the detail. How many colours can they see in the tree bark? How would they describe the shapes on a leaf? How many spots does the ladybird have? This will in turn promote language development and concentration skills. The set includes circle, square, rectangle, triangle, and hexagon.
Take a hands-on approach to learning letters with our tactile Alphabet Pebbles. Specially cast from our unique stone and resin mix, these popular alphabet pebbles appeal to children’s instinct to explore, investigate, sort and collect. They are durable enough to be used in sand, water and outdoors. Each pebble is engraved and painted with a letter, and will not fade over time.
Pebbles measure between 30–45mm
Each set includes 26 pebbles (30-45mm), each one engraved and hand painted with a letter
Lowercase Alphabet Pebbles (26 letters)
Uppercase Alphabet Pebbles (26 letters)
Wordbuilding Pebbles (50 pebbles) – contains three of each vowel and two of b, c, d, f, g, h, l, m, n, p, r, s, t, y and one of j, k, q, v, w, x, z
These chilly footprints will encourage interest in the fascinating wildlife that inhabits our frozen polar landscapes. Including animals from the Arctic and Antarctica, these stones are perfect for fostering an understanding of our fragile natural world and promoting a commitment to protecting it. Each stone features a raised footprint on one side and its owner on the other. Contains eight double-sided footprint stones: polar bear, reindeer, wolf, musk ox, arctic fox, arctic hare, albatross and penguin.
The footprints are made from a unique stone mix and are robust enough to be used throughout an early years setting, both inside and outdoors.
Simple designs for sensational storytelling. This tactile set of houses has been carefully designed to provide inspiration for stories without leading the children’s thinking. Created from a durable stone mix the houses are a mixture of natural colours and sizes, with charming engraved windows and doors. They can be used to enhance small world play inside or outdoors, and are robust enough to be easily cleaned afterwards.
Each set includes four pairs of houses, one small and one large, with different features and roof shapes