Growing Minds with Hands-on Learning

At hand2mind, we believe children learn best by doing. For over 50 years, teachers and administrators at thousands of schools and districts across the U.S. have relied on our high-quality, engaging materials to expand their core curriculum. Offering resources for math, science, STEM, and literacy, our mission is to support teachers, inspire students, engage parents, and champion hands-on learning. We create solution seekers to take on the future!


You can count on our collection of hands-on math materials to enhance your student’s learning experience. We create tools that supplement existing math curriculum and deepen student understanding. Innovative math resources created by hand2mind include the award-winning NumberLine Clock™, popular manipulatives like Cuisenaire® Rods and Base Ten Blocks, and Counting & Sorting tools such as Snap Cubes, UniLink Cubes, and Rekenreks. We recently celebrated the 40th anniversary of the popular VersaTiles® math and literacy self-checking, skills practice system.


STEM toys and classroom resources encourage students to foster creativity and innovation using the engineering design process. We proudly bear the seal on our products, indicating they have passed a rigorous, third-party review process that ensures they align to standards and engage students. Our hands-on STEM toys, Science Lab Kits, and building activities include award-winners such as Moving Creations with K’NEX® and DIY Music Maker Science Lab. Some of our newest STEM products include Coding Charms and the Electricity in a Snap Science Lab Kit.


hand2mind helps students develop a strong foundation in literacy with a wide variety of solutions that enhance learning experiences in the classroom and at home. Some of our most popular hands-on literacy materials include Reading Rods® Phonemic Awareness Linking Cubes, Learn to Read with Bob Books® and VersaTiles®, and the unique, highly effective FingerFocus Highlighter.


Help children build confidence, encourage empathy, and boost social-emotional skills with hand2mind’s engaging products. Top sellers include the award-winning Sensory Fidget Tubes and the See My Feelings Mirror. Some of our newest products in this category include the Mindful Maze Set, the Learn About Feelings Activity Set, and the Express Your Feelings Pocket Chart. These items are perfect for the home or the classroom.


hand2mind has created a range of products for classrooms that teachers have relied on for over 50 years. We offer everything from basic supplies like rulers and dry erase boards to timers and balances. We even offer a complete line of healthy classroom items including social distancing decals, handwashing reminder decals, and hand sanitizer.


In addition to high-quality, hands-on learning materials for the classroom, we also develop educational toys and activity kits for the home that make learning math, reading, and STEM fun and interactive. Recent introductions include World of Gemstones Dig Kit, Squishy Water Beads Science Lab, Magnetic Force Science Lab Kit, and Craft Stick Creations.


  • Tillywig Toy Brain Child Award
  • The National Parenting Center Seal of Approval
  • National Parenting Product Awards
  • 2020 Toy Insider STEM 10 Award
  • PAL Award
  • Good Housekeeping Best Toy Award
  • Academic’s Choice Brain Toy Award
  • Mom’s Choice Award
  • certified


  • Kids in Need Foundation Partner
  • DonorsChoose Partner
  • Best Buddies Partner

Trusted by teachers for more than 50 years, hand2mind creates engaging, classroom-tested materials that empower students to learn by doing. For more information, please visit or follow the brand on Twitter @hand2mind, Facebook @hand2mindinc, and Instagram @hand2mindinc.