Archive for the 'Educational' Category

Potato Chip Science!

Potato Chip Science turns empty chip bags, tubes, and lids—plus spuds and chips—into a whole brain grab bag of experimental fun. Break open Potato Chip Science and munch your way through the areas of acoustics and aeronautics, forensics, and physiology. Feast on physics. Binge on biology and more. Discover the science behind world’s most miraculous munchie.

Available in-store at Mrs. Tiggy Winkle’s!

Visit one of our 5 Ottawa Locations:

Bayshore Shopping Centre

Place d’Orleans

809 Bank Street, in the Glebe

Rideau Shopping Centre

315 Richmond Road, in Westboro

The Amazing Squishy Brain

Read All About It!

Ready to build a brain, then pick it apart?

Heads Up! is the brainchild of Ben Grossblatt who will blow your mind as he covers all the pars of your brain that matter.

The science of the brain is a fascinating thing! Learn how your taste buds, motor control, sense of vision, hearing, and smell are all connected to your brain. This cool kit includes 8 squishy brain parts, 2 squishy eyeballs, an 8-piece anatomically correct transparent skull model & base, 4 vertebrae pieces with spinal cord, forceps, scalpel, tweezers, and a factual human brain book. Enjoy some squishy science with Smart Lab’s educational toys!


Learning to read made fun!

Now available at Mrs. Tiggy Winkle’s!

Visit one of our 5 Ottawa Locations to check out this educational game.


809 Bank Street, The Glebe


Mon-Wed 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

Thu-Fri 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Sat 9:30 am – 5:30 pm

Sun 11:00 am – 5:00 pm


Bayshore Shopping Centre

100 Bayshore Drive


Mon-Fri 9:00 am – 9:00 pm

Sat 9:00 am – 9:00 pm

Sun 10:00 am – 6:00pm


Rideau Shopping Centre

50 Rideau Street


Mon-Fri 9:30 am – 9:00 pm

Sat 9:30 am – 6:00 pm

Sun 11:00 am -5:00 pm

*Also open most stat. holidays


Place D’Orleans Mall

110 Place D’Orleans Drive


Mon-Sat 9:30 am – 9:00 pm

Sun 11:00 am – 5:00 pm


315 Richmond Rd, Westboro


Mon-Wed 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

Thu-Fri 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Sat 9:30 am – 5:30 pm

Sun 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Planet Pixies & Other Green Toys

Have fun and play safe! The Mrs. Tiggy Winkle’s crew has brought some wonderful new toys onto our shelves this month. If you’re looking for organic and natural toys, come visit us at one of our many Ottawa locations to check out some of our new arrivals. Planet Pixies are adorable, plush dolls, and come in three different designs.

Which one is your favourite?

We also just received a shipment from recycled toys brand Green Toys! Check out our new stock.

Green Toys Block Sets

A dish set made entirely of recycled plastic milk jugs!

The Rubik’s 5×5

Coming soon to Mrs. Tiggy Winkle’s online shop…

Stretch your mental muscles!

Food Fun!

Learning the food groups doesn’t have to be a bore! Your child can learn about portion sizes and healthy foods with the Plan Toys Fruits & Vegetables Set. Separate wooden shaped fruit and put the pieces back together again, attached by a strip of Velcro. It’s a hands-on, visual way for your child to become familiar with a healthy selection of foods.

And, don’t forget that breakfast is the most important meal of the day! The Plan Toys Breakfast Menu food set is a great way to teach your child about eating a complete meal every morning. Not to mention, you can mix both sets together for more imaginative play! They’re the perfect props for a make-believe restaurant or market.

There is also the Fruits & Veggies set by IPLAY, complete with canvas tote.

Use for play or educational purposes. All kits are versatile and great fun for toddlers.

Made in Canada

Join us in-store and online at Mrs. Tiggy Winkle’s! We have a great selection of fun and educational toys Made in Canada. Games, flashcards, and trivia, oh my! Are you proud to be Canadian? We certainly are!

Professor Noggin


Goudurix Diabolo

Paris Beijing

Experience the ultimate geography challenge with Paris Beijing by McWiz! Need a little help remembering countries and continents? Do you have a geography test to study for? Paris Beijing, for 2-6 players, ages 10 and up, is what is a great educational resource!

Open the Suitcase and Discover the World!

An exciting game in which you must win the Paris-Beijing race using your knowledge in geography and as a traveler. Your visual skills and your reflexes will be put to the test. Not a great geographer? No matter! This game can be played by everyone and it will bring you hours of fun.

Visit us in-store or online at Mrs. Tiggy Winkle’s!

5 Fun Classics for Kids

Reading is a fun pastime for kids of all ages, making storybooks a great educational tool for both teachers and parents. Now that the new school year is merely weeks away, why not prepare your child for new reading challenges in advance?! Or, perhaps you’re simply looking for a fun and traditional story with lovable characters? Well, look no further. Here is a handy list of great classic titles for children:

1. Green Eggs and Ham by Dr Seuss

2. Curious George by H.A. Rey

3. Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown

4. Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans

5. Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

Visit us in-store or online at Mrs. Tiggy Winkle’s!

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July 2020