All of the products in this post we have tried, reviewed or already owned. Some of these products I was given in order to conduct my review. As always, all thoughts & opinions are 100% my own.
The adorable model pictured above is my son. He’s feeling extra comfy using his Cooling Weighted Blanket by rocabi. He has lots of fun options to play with including his Kumon workbook, setting up his UE WONDERBOOM 2 speaker, reading his All About Frederick Douglas book, getting started working on his LEGO City 60214 Burger Bar Fire Rescue set and holding his soft Cutetitos stuffed animal. I think he should be busy for a while!
With summertime in full swing, we put together a Summer Gift Guide for Kids. The purpose of our gift guide is to give fun toy, craft and book gift ideas that will encourage imagination, creativity and LEARNING 🙂 We even have a few gift ideas for our furry pets! Many of these gift ideas we have personally owned for years and years. Some gifts I have been given the opportunity to try out and review. All of the gifts are wonderful!
Calling all companies! Do you have a product that you think would be a perfect fit for our Summer Gift Guide for Kids? Send me an email to [email protected] and give me your details!
Toys & Crafts
13 Dead End Drive first hit the scene in 1994. Now this fan favorite is back, by popular demand, to entertain a whole new generation. Your goal is to be the last surviving heir and inherit Aunt Agatha’s fortune. Which one of her motley crew of friends and employees will it be?Learn More
Give your adventurous child a toy they’re sure to love with this Night Attack Dart Blaster from Adventure Force! Designed with a light that attaches to the rail and operates with ease, this unique dart blaster allows for play long into the night. With an impressive 100-foot launch distance, the Night Attack Dart Blaster combines speed and distance with the power of light to keep your child’s game sharp and them playing longer. Ideal for a nighttime dart blaster game among friends or for your child to practice their shot on their own, this versatile dart blaster includes 6 impressive long-distance darts, along with the rail light and a clip.Learn More
Take your water fights to the next level with the Adventure Force Power Raider Water Blaster! This air pressure water blaster features three adjustable nozzles and a red dot scope, so you can aim and fire with stunning accuracy. This powerful blaster can shoot water up to 40 feet away, so you’ll be able to catch your opponents off guard as they run for cover! All you need are two AA 1.5V alkaline batteries (not included) and you’ll be ready to go! It’s time to take your water adventures to the next level with the Adventure Force Power Raider Water Blaster!Learn More
Get ready for airplane or car road trips! The Airhook 2.0 is an in-flight and in-vehicle travel device that supports any tablet or cell phone plus a can, cup or bottle, hands-free, on an in-flight tray table, vehicle headrest, or luggage handlebars. The Airhook 2.0 includes several new features, including a stabilizer bar to make setup more secure; a convertible mode that allows the drink holder to fold away when not in use; and a separate device perch to watch a device at the best viewing angle for the spine and back. Plus, with the addition of The Crossbar, The Airhook 2.0 now attaches to a vehicle’s headrest or luggage handlebars! This is a must have if you are going on a car trip and your children like to watch their tablets!Learn More
The Altec Lansing Mini LifeJacket Jolt Speaker is perfect for neighborhood pool parties or lounging at the beach this summer. This Mini LifeJacket Jolt Speaker is a waterproof, snowproof and dirtproof speaker which has Qi Wireless Charging. This charging is a new feature that will keep your phone and other QI enabled devices powered with ease. It has a 100 ft wireless range and 16 hours of battery life.Learn More
The American Girl Bowling Alley set features all the elements to replicate the real bowling experience! This set has a bowling lane that really works—girls can help their dolls bowl a strike! It has a wooden lane, ten motorized bowling pins, and gutters that balls can roll down with adjustable bumpers for practicing. Push a button to start the game, complete with lights, bowling sounds, and score-keeping for up to two players. Pins are knocked back when a ball strikes, and automatically reset at the next turn, so dolls can really bowl a game! The set also has a a rental counter with a pretend transaction monitor and reversible screen where dolls can check in to the bowling alley.Learn More
It has a card swiper and faux game card. It comes with two pearly bowling balls dolls can really hold with removable straps so they can roll and two pairs of bowling shoes with glittery accents, laces, and flat soles. Hungry bowlers can look at the snack menu and order a toy bottle of sparkling juice and bottle of lemonade. There are also two jumbo pretzels, two dip cups of nacho cheese, two boxes of popcorn, two boxes of candy, and two plates for snacking in between frames!
It’s a wet and wild marble ride that’s sure to blow traditional marble runs—and science toys for kids—out of the water. From vertical drops and a vortex to spinners and spouts, kids can get their feet wet in the basic principles of physics. Buoyant marbles keep the wonder afloat and a waterproof play mat makes cleanup a breeze. When it comes to engineering toys and building sets, marble runs simply can’t be beat. This set has 103 marble run pieces, 20 floating marbles and waterproof play mat!Learn More
Tetris is one of the most recognizable and influential video game brands in the world. It has transcended barriers of culture and lanugage for 30 years! When you play Basic Fun Arcade Classics – Tetris Retro Mini Arcade Game, you will rotate, move, and drop a procession of Tetriminos in the rectangular Matrix to complete horizontal rows of blocks without empty space. But beware, Tetriminos drop faster and faster as you play, and if they surpass the Skyline, the game is over! Relive the arcade experience with this miniature version that you can take with you anywhere!Learn More
My son has a Cutetitos and it is so cute and SO SO soft! Cutetitos are adorable, surprise stuffed animals ready to be unrolled and discovered. Disguised in uniquely wrapped mystery packaging, Cutetitos are 7.5-inch assorted animals wrapped in soft, plush burrito blankets. Each comes with a pet collector card that includes detailed information including its species, name, birthday and favorite quotito! And, to find out if each Cutetito’s personality is mild, medium or hot, just check out its ‘Hot Spot’! Discover a Catito, Bearito, Monkito, Piggito and more—some are ultra rare! Collect all 12!Learn More
Who’s ready for a Bunch O Balloons Party?! Party planning can be tons of fun, but the execution itself can literally take your breath away, especially when it comes to balloons, but there is a magical game-changer to it all! With BOB Party you can fill, tie and string up to 40 balloons in only 40 seconds. There is literally no more blowing, no more tying and no need to add ribbon or string! Simply attach the stems to our Electric Party Pump nozzle and press GO! Within seconds, your Bunch O Balloons Party stems will fill and selftie with ease and convenience and once inflated, you can cut the stems (hard cord) and the ribbon remains! All our Balloons are totally reusable and refillable and come in so many colors and themes. Our Electric Party Pump is also compatible with helium tanks for even more funLearn More
and convenience! Whatever you choose, make sure you join the party and fill, tie and string up to up to 40 balloons in just 40 seconds!
Have your child continue to work on math throughout the summer with the Casio PRIZM fx-CG500 Calculator. The PRIZM fx-CG500 Calculator brings touchscreen technology to the graphing calculator. Its extra-large screen allows for more complete and detailed viewing of mathematics and its drag-and-drop functionality enables students to quickly and intuitively pull information from one representation into another. Incorporating Casio’s standard Natural Textbook Display, convenient drop-down menus, and a handy soft keyboard, the fx-CG500 will impress you with how easy to use it can be!Learn More
A pack of Chalkola Pack of 30 (Neon + Classic) Chalk Pens contains all liquid chalk pens to decorate any Non-Porous surface including mirrors, shop storefront, metal, blackboard, whiteboard and more. Chalkola provides hours of fun for children as they decorate and create crafts. These chalk pens are a clean alternative to standard chalk or paint. The pens come off as easy as they go on. They are made with a rich, high quality water based ink. They are washable and delivers dust free – saturated, clean, flowing fine lines that go on smooth and quick dry within minutes. When you’re ready to write & start fresh, a mere wipe of a wet paper towel will remove your finished ink completely without any smearing, streaking, smudging or messes!Learn More
This is my daughter’s favorite Disney princess movie! In honor of its upcoming 70th anniversary, the timeless animated classic “Cinderella” waltzes into the highly celebrated Walt Disney Signature Collection and the hearts of a whole new generation. The enchanting tale, which showed us that dreams really do come true — and inspired countless fans to reenact the Royal Ball and Cinderella’s infamous midnight dash — arrives home Digitally in HD and Movies Anywhere on June 18, and on Blu-ray™ and DVD on June 25.
The Anniversary Edition of “Cinderella” offers two all-new extras: “Cinderella” trivia and fun facts, hosted by Ruth Righi and Ava Kolker from Disney Channel’s “Sydney to the Max,” and “In Walt’s Words: Enhanced Edition,” a special edition of “Cinderella” featuring fascinating production details, original storyboards, archival photos, thumbnail sketches and transcripts throughout the feature film. Hours of classic bonus material celebrates the masterful animation, memorable music and long-lasting impact of “Cinderella,” showcasing Walt Disney’s core group of animators, the art of Disney Legend Mary Blair, the original demo recording of the film’s title song and Cinderella’s iconic glass slipper.Learn More
We just returned from an 18 hour (each way) road trip and Crayola’s Color Wonder Mess Free sets were a saving grace in our car rides. There is nothing better than knowing my children can be artistic while also not writing on their skin, clothing or my car! This Color Wonder set contains 18 Baby Shark Coloring Pages and 5 Color Wonder Markers. Color Wonder marker inks appear only on special Color Wonder Paper, not on skin, clothing or carpets! The handy folder-style packaging works as reusable storage for your coloring pages and markers when creating time is over. Works with all Color Wonder paints, markers, and stamps. Great for kids who love the Baby Shark song. For an extra fun coloring session, play the music while you color! Great gift for girls and boys ages 3 and up!Learn More
These are the cups my kids use all summer long! The Contigo AUTOSEAL Gizmo Sip Kids Water Bottle is the spill-proof option for kids who have graduated from sippy cups but not the spills. No matter what mess your child gets into, simply toss the 100% BPA-free water bottle in the top rack of your dishwasher for a good bath! AND, the lid flips open for easy cleaning!Learn More
Whenever my kids bring these tumblers out in public, other parents always ask me where I got them because they are so innovative! The Contigo Snack Hero™ Drink & Snack Tumbler is the 2-in-1 beverageware container engineered to simplify both kids’ and parents’ lives. A 4 oz. snack holder is cleverly stacked on top of a 13 oz. spill-proof water bottle letting parents pack both a drink and a snack in just one kids snack container. The spill-proof valve system means no spills or leaks, even when you hold the tumbler upside down! Your spout stays clean, thanks to a spout shield that protects the mouthpiece from dirt and germs. Plus, the straw detaches from the lid and twists apart for easy cleaning (parents, rejoice!). With the SnackHero™ Drink & Snack Tumbler, you’re ready to save the day!Learn More
My son has been sleeping with a weighted blanket for a few years now. It helps settle and calm his body at nighttime – it has worked wonders. Over Christmas, I started sleeping with the rocabi Luxury Weighted Blanket and it has done an amazing job with making my insomnia less prevalent. rocabi makes a Cooling Weighted Blanket now! The rocabi Breathable Summer Cooling Weighted blanket with Removable cotton cover is designed with hot summer nights in mind and is engineered to be 10% of your body weight to snuggle to your body and hug you to sleep. The blanket’s 100% Removable Cotton Cover is matched with a cotton inner weighted sleeve to provide a breathable, cooling weighted blanket that is ideal for warm summer nights and perfect for hot sleepers. The blanket size is ideal for Twin, Full & Queen Beds (60″ x 80″).Learn More
Get ready for Toy Story 4! Bring home the joy of Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story 4 and kids’ favorite Toy Story characters with Mess Free Coloring! Color Wonder Markers only show up on specially formulated Color Wonder Paper, so no stains on skin, clothing, or furniture. The envelope-style packaging doubles as a unique storage solution, allowing these Toy Story coloring activities for kids to be taken on the go or used at home! This set goes perfectly with the Crayola Stow & Go Coloring set which we’ve also featured in our gift guide!Learn More
Perfect for traveling to summertime vacations! The Crayola Color Wonder Stow & Go Studio has been redesigned to hold even more of your favorite mess-free coloring tools! Now there’s more storage for markers and space to keep a Color Wonder stamp pad and stamps. Perfect for on-the-go creativity! This Wonder Stow & Go Studio contains a bigger 30-page Color Wonder pad and 4 mess-free markers!Learn More
Put your imagination and creativity to use and create vibrant chalk with the Create Your Own Glowing Chalk Art set! Turn any chalk-friendly surface into a work of art and watch the designs come as they glow! Simply mix the included ingredients and learn what it takes to create exciting chalk. Draw and paint fun designs using the included stencil sheet. Personalize your artwork for all to see or draw fun activities with a twist like a classic game of glow-in-the-dark hopscotch and more. The creativity is endless!Learn More
Junior explorers will have a roaring good time as they chisel away the animal pods to discover a chimpanzee, peacock, leopard and more. Use the excavation guide to learn about each fascinating creature. Simply soak the clay pods in water, then carefully chisel away the sedimentary material to reveal the wild animals inside. This set comes with 12 pods and each jungle-print pod contains a different wild animal!Learn More
Explore simple chemical reactions that result in gorgeous crystal formations with the Discovery Crystal Aquarium! Decorate and personalize the see-through aquarium with a fun graphic background and decals. Then combine the crystal growing solution and crystal growing seeds to watch crystals grow before your very eyes! After a few hours, your blue, pink, green and yellow crystal creations will be sparkling. Experience the fascinating science behind crystal formations while encouraging observation and curiosity with this hands-on activity kit.Learn More
This is such a cute backpack! This Dolce Mouse Backpack with Neck Support will be your toddler’s first backpack. It has its own beautiful Dolce travel Rabbit toy. The Rabbit arrives with crinkle ears, a removable mouse, ribbons, and tactile fabric for fun on the go. Dolce stands for Develop, Observe, Learn, Create, Educate. Let your baby DEVELOP their sensory skills with the wide variety of high quality textured fabrics. Your little one will love to OBSERVE the fun colorful fabrics and LEARN to understand cause and effect through the many interesting activities in our toys. CREATE fun, learning and roleplay with your favorite Dolce friend. Let the beautiful, interesting and activity rich Dolce toys EDUCATE through play.Learn More
This set perfectly keeps my kiddos busy when are traveling on road trips! This Drawing Stencil Art Set is ideally for children between 4 to 8. It contains 12 stencils boards with a huge variety of themes (princess, transportation, space, animals, letters & numbers, circus, etc.), drawing paper sheets, coloured pencils and a sharpener. All the component are nicely store in an easy-to-carry little case. This is the perfect gift for any small artist that will bring fun and education at the same time. This kit comes with 12 reusable BPA-free plastic stencils; 13 grade A pencils; 1 pencil sharpener; 1 drawing pad with 20 pages of paper; 1 pencil case; 1 mechanical pencil; 1 lightweight carrying case that fit all supplies listed.Learn More
“Dumbo,” the grand live-action adventure from Disney and visionary director Tim Burton, which expanded on the beloved animated classic and sent spirits soaring, prepares for a landing on June 25! Disney invites fans to fall in love again with this heartfelt story, in which differences are celebrated, family is cherished and dreams take flight, when it swoops into homes on Digital in HD and 4K Ultra HD™ and Movies Anywhere, and physically on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™ and DVD — with never-before-seen bonus features, deleted scenes, Easter eggs and bloopers.
In “Dumbo,” struggling circus owner Max Medici enlists former star Holt Farrier and his children to care for a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him a laughingstock. But when they discover that Dumbo can fly, the circus makes an incredible comeback, attracting persuasive but sinister entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere, who recruits the peculiar pachyderm for his newest, spectacular, larger-than-life entertainment venture, Dreamland.
“Dumbo” will be released in several different formats, giving families the flexibility to watch it on a variety of devices. Viewers can watch the film in Digital 4K UHD, HD and SD, and bring home a physical copy of the film as the 4K Ultra HD Edition (4K UHD, Blu-ray and Digital Code), Multi-Screen Edition (Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Code) and a single DVD.Learn More
This dress is just darling! What says charming, classy, and nautical more than this little girl Feltman Brothers Sailor Dress? Available in sharp navy and white contrast, this dress is perfect for your little sailor girl! The classic sailor collar ties in the front and goes over the shoulders to lay on the back. The collar, cuffs, and hem of this dress are lined in a double binding of contrasting color to add detail. Sweet gathered pleats start just above the waistline and give the dress its style. This dress is the perfect outfit for formal events, outings, or family portraits. Sure to become a family favorite!Learn More
This FOCO Stadium puzzle is challenging and a perfect summertime family activity! Who said you can only enjoy the awesomeness of the stadium on gameday? Build some home field advantage with this Chicago Bears BRXLZ Stadium, and enjoy the beauty of your stadium whenever you want. This BRXLZ stadium has approximately 2817 pieces in total! It includes decals for various stadium features so you feel right at home. The completed size is approximately 12” x 10” x 3.5” so it might not be ready to host thousands of screaming fans, but it’ll look great on your desk! There are many BRXLZ puzzles to choose from depending on the team your child likes!Learn More
These 3-D FOCO puzzles are awesome! You know that feeling of excitement you get when you visit your favorite stadium on gameday? Get ready to experience that feeling everyday in the comfort of your own home when you build this St. Louis Cardinals Busch Stadium PZLZ Stadium from FOCO. It has approximately 88 pop-able, connectable pieces in total and assembles into a 3D stadium, ready to be put on display. The completed size will be approximately 14” x 13” x 6” when fully assembled. This is a fun father/son summer activity! If you aren’t a Cardinals fan, there are other stadium and mascot puzzles to choose from!Learn More
GAZILLION Bubble Rush has a revolutionary design! This high-powered bubble machine blows the most bubbles ever. This next generation bubble machine has a three- sectioned no-spill modular design including a removable washable top, solution recycling tray and batteries and motor sealed inside base. Simply pour solution into the reservoir and push the button for a bubble explosion in seconds. This item was designed to create hours of fun for kids, but easy clean for parents.Learn More
This STEM gift idea will make all of the game players smarter! Gridopolis is a new a 3D strategy game and system. Using a set of simple structural parts, you build the Gridset (3D playing arena), then grab your player markers and start strategizing your moves. As you play, you can choose to move, but you can also build, expanding and contracting the board during game play. No two games are alike and the Gridset never looks like when you started. Move in 3D to capture your opponents and get yourself kinged (or queened). Play last player standing or a timed game. When you’re done, use those same parts to build a new structure on which to play the same game. With aspects such as 3D movement, spatial awareness and logic all coming into play, we classify Gridopolis as a ‘STEM without screens game.’ Gridopolis has been described as “3D checkers in the best way possible.”Learn More
Can you hop like a frog while clucking like a chicken? In the game Heads Talk Tails Walk Game have a blast trying with this delightfully silly game for ages 3+. Players try to match hidden head tiles to the correct body tiles. If the head and body don’t match, the real fun begins! Players walk and talk like the mismatched tiles—with hilarious results!Learn More
Hess has released a 2019 Mini Collection on sale exclusively at HessToyTruck.com. Introduced in 1998, the annual release of the Hess Miniature Trucks pays tribute to holiday Hess Toy Trucks from the past. The 2019 Mini Collection is a limited-production set of three highly detailed, small-scale versions of classic holiday Hess Toy Trucks: the 1975 Hess Box Trailer, the 1996 Hess Emergency Truck, and the 2011 Hess Toy Truck and Race Car. Each miniature truck comes equipped with working lights, chrome accents, and a detachable display base with name plate. In addition, the Race Car features a pull-back motor. This set is perfect for any child who loves trucks or collector who collects Hess trucks.Learn More
Hi-Ho! Cherry-O Classic is a classic child’s counting game for over 50 years! Children develop and practice math skills like counting, addition and subtraction by picking fruit from their trees to fill their buckets. Ho-Ho and away we go!Learn More
Every child should have time to let their imagination free and drawing is as natural as laughing! That’s why the Creativ’ Craft Holiday Stencils Set includes 12 Glittered Stencils Boards, 6 Neon Colored Pencils, 8 Thin Glitter Pens, 1 Sketchpad with 20 Drawing Paper (A4), 1 Sharpener, 1 Pencil case. Storage and carrying around is also made easy with a clear zippered bag. This art supplies set will give kids chances to feel how fun drawing is. They will learn fine motor skills without knowing it. The stencil boards can be used with all coloring material: airbrush, paint, watercolors. Shapes offer several levels of difficulties to enjoy a great family moment doing homeschool or craft projects for holidays.Learn More
The perfect tech for kids, Kidizoom Smartwatch DX2 lets them take pictures, videos, play games, tell time and more! Featuring a new sleek and stylish design, this durable smartwatch includes 55 digital and analog customizable watch faces to help kids learn to tell time. This smartwatch features two cameras that allow children to capture everything from action video to selfies that can be customized in the Silly Yourself app and made into new watch faces. Includes an assortment of new games including Monster Catcher, which uses the camera and augmented reality to help kids find and capture monsters in the real world. Kids can also use the watch’s motion sensor for active play challenges or to track steps. Using the included Micro-USB cable, upload photos and videos as well as recharge the battery.Learn More
Design, color and create your very own personalized LOL Surprise Activity Bag! Become a designer and create awesome works of art for you and your friends! Use your sticker sheet to mix and match original fashion trends then display your styles. Store all of your surprises in your LOL Surprise Activity Bag. Surprises inside! This kit include: 1 Activity Bag-1 Scrapbook- 10 Printed Pages-1 Sticker Book- 1 Sketch Book- 1 Surprise Scratch Art Sticker Sheet- 1 Decorative Pen- 3 Stamps- 50 Gemstones- 100 Sequins- 6 Sticker Sheets- 2 Punch Out Sheets- 6 Crayons 7 Mini Markers- 1 Pair of Scissors.Learn More
Welcome home to the LeapBuilders® ABC Smart House™ from LeapFrog! Build, create and learn with this interactive 61-piece house-themed block set. Kids can use the easy-to-hold blocks to build a house and learn about the alphabet, objects around the house, colors and shapes as they build with the electronic Smart Star™ cube. Insert the 20 double-sided learning blocks into the interactive Smart Star and it will respond with fun sounds, educational songs and phrases that enhance building play with learning content. For even more fun, try using learning blocks from other LeapBuilders sets in the interactive cube to unlock additional content responses. Get building with smart blocks for smart kids!Learn More
Encourage a love of reading with the plush Storytime Buddy™ from LeapFrog! Choose from five books about Buddy and his friends Bella, Cooper, Mona and Pepper and Buddy will read each one. Beginner readers can read along while learning about emotions, shapes, numbers, colors and opposites. Kids can also interact with Buddy by answering reading comprehension questions and singing along to happy learning songs. When it’s time for bed, they can snuggle up and drift off to sleep as Buddy quietly reads bedtime stories or plays Brahms’ Lullaby while his tag becomes a color-changing nightlight.Learn More
The race is on to build hands-on coding skills! In the Learning Resources Code & Go™ Robot Mouse Activity Set, build your maze, and then use the coding cards to create a step-by-step path for Colby, the Programmable Robot Mouse. Program the sequence of steps, and then watch Colby race to find the cheese! This deluxe set includes 30 double-sided coding cards, 10 double-sided activity cards, cheese wedge, and Activity Guide to provide the perfect hands-on introduction to coding concepts. Create your path with 16 maze grids to create a 20″ x 20″ maze board, 22 maze walls, and 3 tunnels for endless possibilities. Colby lights-up, makes sounds, and features 2 speeds along with colorful buttons to match coding cards for easy programming and sequencing.Learn More
My son could play with LEGOs all day, every day. I love them because they are a fun toy that encourages him to use his fine motor skills, imagination and math skills! Defend the local burger shop with the awesome LEGO® City 60214 Burger Bar Fire Rescue set, featuring a burger bar with sign and toppling fire elements, sliding service window and trash can. This fun set also features a fire truck with minifigure cab, 2 storage compartments, rotating back end and new-for-January-2019 directional pump with ‘water jet’ function. There’s also a motorbike with room for a fire extinguisher, new-for-January-2019 fire axe and 3 minifigures. This set includes 3 LEGO® City minifigures: 2 firefighters and a grill chef.Learn More
Paint & decorate adorable ceramic figurines with the Made By Me Unicorn & Friends kit! Bring the unicorn and mermaid to life with vibrant metallic and primary paints. Explore color mixing to create colors of your own and add small details to make these characters uniquely yours. Once your creations are complete, set them on display for all to see! Kit Includes: 2 Ceramic Figures, 10 Color Paint Strip, 1 Paint Brush, Easy-to-Follow InstructionsLearn More
Click and create your own adventure with Magformers AMAZING Police 50-Piece Set! Magformers are a magnetic construction toy where the possibilities are endless. This 50 piece set comes with 24 magnetic pieces, 2 figures, an emergency vehicle siren and much more to keep the city safe. Great for children aged 3 and up. Create 50 ideas with the follow-along idea booklet or build your own adventure!Learn More
Our kids love magnet toys. Click and create your own adventure with Magformers AMAZING Rescue 50-Piece Set! Magformers are a magnetic construction toy where the possibilities are endless. Build and create your own fire adventure. Build a fire station and fire truck, add wheels and fire accessories. This 50 piece set comes with 24 magnetic pieces, 2 characters and emergency vehicle accessories and much more to keep the city safe.Learn More
MakeCrate is perfect to keep the cogs churning while kids are out of school for the summer months. Inspiring the tinkering and engineering side, MakeCrate’s STEM / Engineering / Coding educational boxes encourage the kids to keep thinking, keep growing through hands-on activities. Founded by an Austin, TX, mom with two kids in STEM education now, MakeCrate helps families connect via STEM / coding / engineering projects. Together, families can build a calculator, room alarm, musical instrument, robot and more. Each monthly kit is connected with its own online videos and instructions to build and code the circuit, and contains the parts to complete at least two projects each month. Kits can be combined with previous kits for building more projects. And, why not earn badges and points from completing challenges?!
The perfect subscription box to get started, MakeCrate’s Intro to Engineering subscription series is designed for beginners in middle school and up. Building fundamental coding skills, this monthly box teaches coding and engineering by building fun every day things like calculators, electronic games and room alarms. Each subscription includes a reusable Uno microcontroller, breadboard, wires and all the components to build and code at least 2 more STEM engineering projects.Learn More
Get ready for spending lots of time in hot, humid weather outside with Misty Mate’s MISTPRO 3! Misty Mate has a line of Eco-Friendly Personal Misters that operate via the scientific process of atomization & flash evaporation. They don’t require any batteries or electricity- rather it pressurizes easily by hand. Each droplet of water from their patented nozzle design is finer than a strand of hair. It is extremely hydrating to the skin and a significant cooling method in the hot summer climate cooling the ambient temperature up to 30 degrees F helping to prevent harmful effects of overheating.Learn More
Turn off your kids’ computer screens and let them experience the joy of classic open-ended, sensory play on My Little Farm, the newest toy from SmartFelt Toys™! Kid-powered imagination brings everything to life on My Little Farm! It’s a unique place where creativity, imagination and learning take place in a kid-friendly barn and farm environment. My Little Farm Activity Kit is perfect for indoor and outdoor fun. It is an interactive play set made of felt with 32 soft stick-able pieces and a four-panel felt board that easily assembles into a reversible 3D barn and farm. Kids can either match the felt pieces to the outlines on the panels, or place the felt pieces wherever they like on the free expression panels to create their own stories. The bright, bold red barn, adorable farm family and cute animals will provide endless interactive multi-sensory opportunities for pretend play. Children will be having so much fun on My Little Farm that they won’t even realize that they are learning!Learn More
My Paper Dolly Pouchpad: Welcome to Mimi’s is a simple toy that will inspire imagination, fine motor skills and fun. My Paper Dolly Pouchpad contains a pre-cut PAPER DOLL and 6 illustrated sceneries. Each scenery represents daily living activities and contain the slits to insert the doll. Your little one can put Mimi to sleep, feed, bathe her and even try on some outfits. All designs are cute and simple.Learn More
Light-up every day with Myla the Magical Unicorn™ from VTech! This colorful robotic unicorn toy glitters with lights as she talks and sings. Touch Myla’s wand to the butterfly palette to choose a color. Then touch the wand to her eyes, wings and horn to decorate Myla in a variety of colors. Braid Myla’s mane, brush her tail and complete her look by adding her crown and hair clips you can share. Then, sing a rocking duet with Myla and her microphone. When it’s time to go solo, pull the microphone away and Myla will stop singing but continue to play music. A magical adventure awaits with Myla!Learn More
Ozobot Evo is the smart and social robot that teaches coding while connecting friends. Evo entertains with sounds, LED lights and a side of attitude. With Evo, learning to code with colors is easy. Draw OzoCode color codes for Evo to read and respond to. Download the Ozobot Evo app to enjoy remote-controlled* and programmable play with Evo. Send and receive messages and Ozojis—emoticons that Evo acts out. Re-program your Ozojis with the OzoBlockly editor to make them uniquely your own.
Ozobot Evo is the smart and social robot that teaches coding while connecting friends. Evo entertains with sounds, LED lights and a side of attitude. With Evo, learning to code with colors is easy. Draw OzoCode color codes for Evo to read and respond to. Download the Ozobot Evo app to enjoy remote-controlled* and programmable play with Evo. Send and receive messages and Ozojis—emoticons that Evo acts out. Re-program your Ozojis with the OzoBlockly editor to make them uniquely your own.Learn More
Create an exciting, magical world of fairies with Paint Your Own Stone: Fairy Garden! This set of all-weather cement stone figurines is pre-molded so you can skip the messy steps and get right to decorating. Once painted, bake the stones in your oven for a long-lasting, weather-resistant finish. Display your colorful creations in a flower bed, at the base of a tree, in a container or even indoors. Includes stone toadstool, throne, path and front door, 12 paints, 2 paintbrushes and painting guide.Learn More
Create an exciting, magical Unicorn land with these Paint Your Own Stone: Unicorn Garden accessories! This set of all-weather cement stone figurines is pre-molded so you can skip the messy steps and get right to decorating. Once painted, bake the stones in your oven for a long-lasting, weather-resistant finish. Display your colorful creations in a flower bed, at the base of a tree, in a container or even indoors. Includes stone unicorn, mushroom, path and castle, 12 paints, 2 paintbrushes and painting guide.Learn More
PARA’KITO Refillable Bands & Clips are perfect for preventing pesky bugs while playing outside! With a unique blend of essential oils, patented slow-release technology and super-smart product design, PARA’KITO™ products offer the ultimate protection in a stylish way. PARA’KITO™ is sold in more than 35 markets all over the world. All products work in any climate, including temperate and tropical zones, for buzz-free bliss in any activity. Each pellet provides up to 15 days of constant protection. Bands and clips are waterproof, easily adjustable and can be worn around the wrist or ankle or hung on a backpack, belt or stroller. Kids’ bands come with a special ID label for name and contact details! Sports Bands are offered in a Lycra material and feature reflective material and an ID tag. The Party Edition bands come in Lycra material and feature fun, flirty designs for stylish protection.Learn More
Chase is on the case! With the PAW Patrol HD Wi-Fi Camera Monitor, you can now feel the ultimate sense of security for your children and your home. This cute ultra HD PAW Patrol themed camera allows you to keep an eye on your little one through a hidden camera located on the collar of Chase, one of the lead characters from the popular Nickelodeon preschool series, PAW Patrol. With a 1080p HD camera that records crystal clear images and video, the PAW Patrol HD Wi-Fi Camera also features infrared lights and night vision so you can see up to 20 feet in a dark room. Plus, the 120 degree wide-angle camera with digital zoom lets you capture every moment – even in large spaces. The connected Ematic Camera mobile app allows you to remotely access the camera through your smartphone or tablet, so you can see the action straight from your favorite device. With the two-way audio system, you can actually communicate with your home anytime, anywhere. Additionally, the PAW Patrol camera allows you to take photos and videos to capture special moments and share them with family and friends.Learn More
PBS Playtime Pad DVD Combo is a 2-in-1 tablet and DVD player. The PBS Kids 7” HD Kid Safe Tablet & DVD Player is the perfect portable entertainment provider for kids! Preloaded with over 23 educational games, 120 video clips, songs, and music videos in subjects include reading, math, and more making this tablet great for keeping kids entertained while at home or on the road. Featuring parental controls, you can now manage and customize your child’s entertainment experience.Learn More
Scoop up the fun with the Ice Cream Shop Sand Bucket! Serve out cold tasty treats thanks to the included ice cream scoop and various molds, perfect for building mouthwatering ice cream cones. Then, place the ice cream seller behind the freezer counter, at the bottom front of the sand bucket, to sell all the delicious snacks to passersby. Kids can also use the bucket with sieve to either build sand castles or sift through the sand in search shells and other fun stuff. When playtime is over, store all the pieces inside the bucket and use the sieve as a lid. The bucket has a capacity of just under a ½ gallon. Set includes two figures, bucket, sieve, ice cream spoon, two ice cream cones, two ice cream scoops, and one waffle mold.Learn More
Pack your vacation clothes and head to the Playmobil Summer Villa! This luxurious villa offers a perfect space for a relaxing getaway. The house comes with indoor and outdoor furniture and accessories to decorate and entertain. Whip up meals for the entire family in the large kitchen. The spacious room has seating for four and double doors that open out onto the terrace. Use the kitchen’s drawers and shelves to store all your cooking supplies. Get ready in the mornings in the bathroom and make bath time fun in the large tub. The children can entertain themselves and play in the kids’ room with the various toys, including a teddy bear and drawing pencils and crayons. Take in the view from the master bedroom’s balcony before grabbing the sand toys and heading down to the beach with the family. Combine this set with the rest of the PLAYMOBIL Summer Villa theme to fully bring the story to life! Set includes two adult figures, two child figures, grill, beds, bathtub, cat, cooking tools and utensils, food, shrubs and flowers, table, chairs, and lots of other accessories.Learn More
When the job calls for tons of water, the Water Tank Truck is up for the challenge! Simply load up the tank with water and push this heavy-duty sand vehicle across the sand to your beach construction site to get the water needed. With the help of the included tracks, the truck’s wheels will roll easily without getting stuck in the sand. Then, detach the water tank by sliding it off the truck bed and using it as a watering can. For even more fun, use the two ramps as gullies or bridges to expand the game possibilities. Not at the beach? No problem! This vehicle is suitable for both playing outside in the sandpit and inside on the carpet as kids imagine the next beach day. The truck cab can accommodate up to two PLAYMOBIL 1.2.3 figures. Set includes one construction worker, truck with water tank, removable spout, and two ramps.Learn More
This camera is perfect for family vacations! Moments become memories-with just a pop! Giving your instant photos A ‘shake, shake, shake’ was all part of the magic, right? In hindsight, the ritual resulted in blurry blobs of color, and more photography fails than wins. Now, you can enjoy perfect color pictures faster and easier than before with the Polaroid POP instant print camera. This palm-sized gadget is one part contemporary, one part classic, delivering gorgeous 3.5” x 4.25” photos with the iconic Polaroid Border. Say goodbye to slow shutter speed, and stop flapping your pics only to find a fuzzy outcome. The camera may look like a cool little toy, but it boasts a ton of techie features designed for the digital age. In addition to awesome ZINK Zero Ink technology, HD video lets you film live GIFs, record sound, listen back, and save on a Micro SD card up to 128GB. Use the 3.97” viewfinder and touchscreen display to add filters, borders, captions and stickers to your snaps before printing instantly. From Wi-Fi connectivity and built-in flash to digital zoom and photo booth mode, the new POP makes anything possible!Learn More
Pomsies are loveable, fashionable, interactive pom Pom pets you can take anywhere. Each pomsie has soft, cuddly fur and a tail that wraps around your wrist, hair, clothing and more! Pomsies react when you touch and pet them. They give up to 50 different reactions! You can even feel it when they purr! Each Pomsies pet includes a brush to keep their fur soft and pretty.Learn More
Get ready for swimming and boating this summer! The U.S. Coast Guard-approved Puddle Jumper Kids 2-in-1 Life Jacket and Rash Guard can be used instead of a Type III personal flotation device to help keep children (33 to 55 pounds) safe while they play in or on the water; it is also certified for use on a boat! This life vest features a built-in rash guard that offers UPF 50+ sun protection, blocking 93% of UVA and UVB rays both in and out of the water. A zipper and adjustable buckle ensure a secure fit. For added safety, these fasteners are placed in back so kids can’t remove the vest without assistance. Unlike some PFDs, this one is made from woven polyester, resulting in a softer fabric and less chafing; it also features a fun surfboard print in front so kids won’t rush to take it off. Whether they’re at the pool, lake, or beach, children wearing this 2-in-1 life jacket and rash guard can move and swim freely thanks to its comfortable, non-restricting design, which allows for a full 360-degree range of motion.Learn More
This is such an addictive puzzle! As we see the Escape Room trend continue to grow, Ravensburger created a fresh puzzling experience that also incorporates a challenging game experience. What makes these puzzles unique is the innovative cutting process that allows pieces throughout the puzzle to fit together in multiple places, thus allowing the puzzlers to form items or objects that will assist in their escape. Similar to physical Escape Rooms, the Escape Puzzles are perfect for social gatherings where you can work together with friends or family to puzzle your way out. Enjoy the mysterious challenge of Escape Rooms in the comfort of your home – with this brand-new puzzle category. The Observatory’s escape room premise is during an evening stroll, you notice a strange light in the sky. Out of sheer curiosity, you go to the astronomy section at the nearby library. As you pick up a book entitled “Discovering Outer Space,” a piece of paper falls to your feet.Learn More
I love this art kit because it will expose your child to all different types of art. The Royal and Langnickel Art Adventure Super Value Kit offers a sampling of Royal’s most popular products. Each box contains a 5-inch by 7-inch and 8-inch by 10-inch Engraving Art, Paint by Numbers, and the Color Pencil by Number along with a bonus of the Foil Paint by Number Paints, brushes and color pencils along with instructions are included with this fantastic assortment designed to offer a little bit of everything to young artists through 7 fun activity projects. The kit covers everything from puppies and kittens to sea life, butterflies and the jungle. Young ones truly take an adventure with all the fun and easy projects this assortment offers. Great gift for any budding artistLearn More
Royal & Langnickel Colour Pencil by Numbers™ sets provide an engaging activity for beginners who want to dive into the world of color pencil art. Simply fill in the picture with color by following the number guide. Each set comes with a preprinted artist board, semi-transparent numbered overlay, color pencils, pencil sharpener and instructions.Learn More
Royal and Langnickel Engraving Art Famous Places makes it easy to incorporate art with education with fact-filled history of each famous place included. Simply use the tool in the kit to scrape away the preprinted design, revealing silver metallic color below. In no time patterns come to life with realistic depth, dimension and textures. With the design preprinted onto the board, there is no need to worry about subject. The 11-1/4-inch by 15-3/8-inch size makes wonderful framed artwork. Engraving Art are ideal for children, adults and everyone between. And, because there’s no paint and brushes, they make the ideal travel art project.Learn More
Royal brush-pencil by number kit. These pencil by number kits are perfect for travel rainy days and group activities. These kits contain one 8-3/4×11-3/4in pre-printed board ten colored pencils and a pencil sharpener. Available in a variety of themes. Conforms to ASTM d4236. Recommended for children ages 8 and up.Learn More
This engraving art book is focused on family pets & animals, and is ideal for any age artist! I love the size of this book because it is perfect to take along on road or airplane trips. This book is constructed with quality artist board and professional artist materials.This set includes one spiral-bound book, with twelve pages of preprinted designs, twelve blank sketching sheets, one scrape tool and easy to understand engraving instructions featuring fun facts for each animal! engraving book measures 7×8-5/8×5/8 inches.Learn More
This is the perfect gift idea for older children who are budding artists! The Royal & Langnickel paint your own masterpiece series is a truly unique approach to painting by numbers: they are based on a classic Renaissance technique of Grisaille. Grisaille is the process of developing artworks in gray tones and then using transparent glazes to bring the art to full color brilliance. You have to see it to believe it. Your master-piece comes to life with the tools in the set which includes one Grayscale Printed Canvas, twelve Royal Essentials Acrylic paints in tubes, one flat and one round paint brushes, a plastic palette for mixing, and easy-to-follow instructions. The paint your own masterpiece series board measures 11-inch by 14-inch. Striking designs ranging from still life scenes to romantic cottages to breathtaking landscapes await your touch. y.Learn More
Royal & Langnickel adult large painting by numbers are the next step in experiencing the joy of the creative experience and satisfaction of personal accomplishment. For those who have mastered the simpler Junior series, the more complex designs and mature themes of the adult largeseries will provide the challenge they’re looking for. Each project includes a pre-printed artist board, practice sheet, acrylic paints, paint brush and instructions. From beautiful landscapes and seascapes to peaceful cottages to airplanes to wildlife there’s something for everyone in this great series of painting by numbers. Conforms to ASTM D4236. Recommended for children ages 8 and up.Learn More
Oil Pastel Art Made Easy sets provides an engaging activity for beginners who want to dive into the world of oil pastel art. Use the included color pencils to fill in the picture by following the number guide. This kit comes with 10 Mini Oil Pastels, one 5″ x 7″ Preprinted Practice Sheet and one Preprinted Artist Board.Learn More
What’s better than digging your hands in the sand and splashing around in the water? The kid-sized American Plastic Toys Sand & Water Table features a spiral slide and colorful fish, frog and turtle shapes, balls and a water pitcher. Just add sand and water for a world of summer fun!Learn More
The game of Scattergories took the country by storm when it was first launched in 1989. This classic reproduction features the components and categories found in that original Scattergories game. The mechanical timer has 3 different settings so players can set it for more time (for an easier round) roles time when they want more of challenge.Learn More
Be a rocket scientist as you use basic principles of chemistry to launch 2 rockets into the sky! Learn how to mix some basic ingredients to propel rockets in full force through the power of an fizzy reaction. Put your favorite mini figures (not included) in the cockpits for an ultimate rocket race. Science kids will love conducting cool science experiments that test fuel and trajectory variables. It’s an exciting chemistry kit that defies gravity through chemical reactions!Learn More
Snap Circuits are one of my favorite STEM toys. They keep my son occupied for hours. This Snap Circuits Arcade is new from Elenco. It is all about arcade-type FUN. The internal microcontroller comes already programmed with lots of entertaining and engaging games. Build over 200 projects with this kit that contains over 30 parts. The programmable word fan will project your very own messages, there is a Tri-Color lighted orb, a Dual LED display for the arcade games and so much more!Learn More
My daughter loves these kits! Gem your world! This set allows you to select an art style and add gems that make it sparkle. Simply peel off the clear sheet to reveal the adhesive areas and simply start gemming. Available in a variety of fun and exciting themes including: Mermazing, Ruff Life, Hangry, and Unicone!Learn More
The Teach My Flashcard Set contains the full range of award winning Teach My flashcards to teach your mini scholar the basics. You will find 300 flashcards, all in one sturdy storage box, with tabs to promote organization and quick access to each category. The flashcard set teaches the alphabet, numbers to 100, colors, shapes, word families and 100 sight words. The box includes teaching tips and suggestions on how to make learning fun and interactive.Learn More
Perfect for summer traveling! Teach My Learning On The Go encourages hands-on-learning while traveling. The simple and lightweight carrying case allows little ones to learn their basics, while on the go. A magnetic dry-erase board with coordinated magnets and learning cards provides the perfect spot to encourage learning on the move. From the alphabet and numbers to colors, shapes and word building, your mini scholar will be so busy having fun, they won’t even realize they are learning! Take the Teach My Learning On The Go set on your next car ride, plane trip, train journey, to a waiting room, restaurant or Grandma’s house!Learn More
Teach My Toddler Bathtime ABC’s is a unique bath toy for toddlers. Screen-free, the set introduces your toddler to 26 alphabet letters in a fun and educational way. Teach My Toddler Bathtime has a coordinated bath book, foam letter targets and water squirtees to make learning the alphabet a game. Teach the basics during bathtime by squirting alphabet letter targets with your toddler.Learn More
Considering my children are from Ethiopia and China respectively, this program is the exact type of gift idea that our family runs towards. The Adventurous Mailbox is created by a team of educators, writers, designers, and artists invested in introducing children to different ways of thinking and being, while inspiring a curiosity to learn other languages, travel the world, and lead well-examined lives. The Adventurous Mailbox inspires imagination and a love of adventure. Kids will need access to a computer or tablet to take full advantage of everything in the package. Once you sign up for The Adventurous Mailbox, your child will receive a top-secret email with a welcome manual and a password they can use to get signed up on Crameye’s World, where they can access all of the content. They will have access to eight adventure e-books (or physical books if you choose that package). Your child will also have neva<>codes access, teacher’s lounge access and an introduction manual for all content.
Your child will then be able to take on a coding mission, talk about it with kids around the world in our forums, and then have some engaging lessons which use the book they just finished as source material. Content is updated regularly, and there will always be more and more things to discover. Every package arrives with an introduction manual for parents providing suggestions for use and outlining all of our content.
Right now Addicted to Saving readers can save 20% off save 20% off, using coupon code GoExploreLearn More
The Explore and Write Activity Desk™ from VTech features an interactive desktop and five pages to explore that are filled with engaging content including letters, numbers, music, colors and more. The writing pad with light-up display lets kids practice writing by tracing letters, numbers and shapes with a stylus. The desk transforms into an easel and chalkboard with plenty of storage space for art supplies. Continue the play with expansion packs (each sold separately) that each focus on a specific curriculum like nursery rhymes, reading skills, animals and numbers. Kids can also play with the touchscreen toy phone or listen to more than 20 melodies on the music player.Learn More
Stretch your mind with this unique logic puzzle featuring Crazy Aaron’s Thinking Putty®. Each of the 60 beginner-to-expert level challenges will put your spatial reasoning skills to the test as you attempt to connect the dots for all 6 Thinking Putty colors on the Puzzle Grid. The paths can’t intersect, so you will need to stretch and pull each color along different pathways, over bridges, and around blockers to succeed. Includes 6 different Thinking Putty colors!Learn More
This is the perfect gift for animal lovers! The dogs love climbing on the seesaw in the outdoor play area. PLAYMOBIL Tiny Paws Pet Hotel includes reception area, kitchen, and lots of accessories. The outdoor fence is flexible. Inside the building there is an entrance area with shelves for animal accessories and a storage area for food above the main door. The reception is directly adjacent to the kitchen where you can prepare food and wash your laundry. Outside, a seesaw and two dog huts offer play and retreat possibilities for the different dogs. The label sheet contains twelve larger and four smaller paws, which can be used to decorate the walls of the building and the floor of the entrance area as desired.Learn More
If you follow my gift guides, you know that Logitech UE speakers are always one of my favorite gift ideas to share. Ultraportable Bluetooth® speaker with a surprisingly bigger sound that’s crisp and bassy as all get-out. Don’t let the small package fool you: it packs SURPRISINGLY SERIOUS SOUND. Each portable speaker is capable of outputting a big, clear, crisp 86 decibels of 360-degree sound so it’s loud enough to liven up any party or to just chill out. Enjoying your music around water? No problem – the UE WONDERBOOM has been IPX7 rated, to withstand depths of 1 meter for up to 30 minutes. Enjoy it in the rain, around the shower or in the tub!
Each UE WONDERBOOM is powered by Bluetooth allowing you to connect up to 100ft (30M) away without your music dropping out. Seamlessly control your music from across the room. Tired of short battery life? The UE WONDERBOOM lasts for up to 10 hours on a single charge, so you can listen for longer. Run out of charge? Plug it in and 2.8 hours later you’re ready to go again. It’s easy to get started with your UE WONDERBOOM. Just hold the UE logo once to play and press it again to pause a song. Want to skip a song? Just double tap it and you’re good to go. You can also make the most of your UE WONDERBOOM by wirelessly pairing two UE WONDERBOOMS together! Connect up to two UE WONDERBOOMS to the same source at the same time. Hold the UE button at the top of your UE WONDERBOOM and pair up with others to party louder.Learn More
Both of my children have learned about the life cycle of caterpillars in school this past year so I’m excited to include Uncle Milton Butterfly Farm Live Habitat in our gift guide! With Uncle Milton Butterfly Farm Live Habitat you can watch the amazing transformation that turns caterpillars into real butterflies! First, build and decorate your own butterfly habitat. Then, put caterpillars into the transformation chamber and watch the incredible metamorphosis in action. Soon you will have real butterflies flying in your beautiful butterfly farm, ready to release into the world! This Live insect kit includes everything you need to create a beautiful butterfly habitat, plus a magnifying lens for observation, and a stem learning poster that teaches about the 4 stages of metamorphosis: egg, larva, pupa, and adult! Ages 6 and up will delight in observing caterpillars turn into live butterflies in this awesome science kit for kids. This insect habitat is perfect for any curious bug lover. Includes live caterpillars which ship separately.Learn More
Precious Cargo is a 2-Player game in which players compete to make their fortunes on the high seas. Build a merchant fleet and set sail to buy and sell precious cargo! Move each ship up to one space for each sail on it. THEN choose 2 of the following (you may not do the same one twice): Build a hull at a port you have a governor at (costs 3) Add any number of sails to one ship at a port with a governor (costs 1 per sail) Install a governor at a port you are docked at Add any number of available cargo cubes to one docked ship Sell any number of cargo cubes from one docked ship Move one of your ships one additional spaceLearn More
The moon is out, now let the games begin! Introducing Wizards and Werewolves by Starlux Games, an epic team-based glow in the dark game that pits two mystical forces against one another in an exciting backyard battle of speed, skill and wits. Play as a Wizard and capture the magical crystals that will lead your team to victory, or play as a Werewolf and defend the crystals until each Wizard has been turned to your side. Designed for ages 8 and up, this fast-paced outdoor game is guaranteed to have your group’s pulses racing and imaginations soaring. Bring your favorite fantasy books, movies and board games to life in this heart-pounding outdoor action game of crystals and curses. Starlux Games, creates engaging glow-in-the-dark games that motivate kids to put aside their screens and interact with each other in real life, in real time and in the great outdoors.Their glow based outdoor games—inspired by classic group activities—are designed to be played outside in the evenings, just at the time when other options are scarce and kids are more apt to turn to tech for their entertainment!Learn More
The Thames & Kosmos game Word Slam Family has all the fast-paced fun wordplay of the original hit game, but in a streamlined, compact format. This version includes 100 story word cards and 100 answer cards, with a total of 600 answer terms in four difficulty levels. It includes easier, family-friendly answer words suitable for families and groups with kids ages 10 and up. In this version, the die and timer is replaced by an app. Instead of using card holders, the two box halves are used as screens between the teams and the answer cards are played behind the screens. This game can be played both as an expansion to the base game and as a stand-alone game.Learn More
This is such a fun summer toy! Be the king of the backyard water battle with X-SHOT Fast-Fill, award-winning toymaker ZURU’s latest addition to the popular brand. The fastest filling blaster ever created with a superb blasting performance, the X-SHOT Fast-Fill’s tank structure allows it to be dunked and filled anywhere in two seconds. RapidSeal technology closes the blaster tank instant ly allowingLearn More
battlers to get back to the blasting action long before their opponents.Holding up to 24 ounces (700 ml) and reaching distances of 34 feet (10 meters), the X-SHOT Fast-Fill is designed for kids 5+
Have fun stretching with ThinkFun’s game Yoga Dice! This fun, simple movement game helps children learn the practice of Yoga while increasing flexibility and focus. This game includes 36 poses to try! Your goal is to compete together to WIN by holding yoga poses! As a group, move 6 pose tokens past the FINISH line before the focus token crosses the line.Learn More
Grow a crystal sculpture with the YOUniverse Crystal Growing Unicorn! Watch as crystals cover the unicorn figurine, and then when they’re fully grown, add vibrant colors and glitter to bring your unicorn to life. Kit Includes: 1 Molded Unicorn, 1 Bag of Aluminum Powder, 3 Bottles of Colored Dye, 1 Glitter Packet, 1 Paint Pot, 1 Wood Stick, 1 Paint Brush, 1 Paint Pallet, 1 – 18 in. x 24 in. Illustrated Poster, Easy-to-Follow InstructionLearn More
Unleash the thrill of summer with ZURU Bunch O Balloons! Fill and Tie 100 water balloons in less than 60 seconds with these sensational self-tying water balloons! With innovative O-Ring technology and Rapid Fill capabilities, say goodbye to the stress and mess of filling individual water balloons and say hello to never ending splash out loud fun! Simply connect to a tap or a hose, fill and make hundreds of water balloons with no handtying. Take them to a pool party, to your backyard, to a barbecue, the beach or anywhere else to unleash summer no matter where you are! Summer’s too short, make sure you spend it having splashing refreshing fun! This pack includes 3 Bunch O Balloons (100 Self-tying, Rapid Fill Water Balloons). Bunch O Balloons are the award-winning (Toy of the Year) patented invention that helps you make the most out of summer with friends and family!Learn More
My son is going into 1st grade so we are currently working on mostly 1st grade Kumon workbooks. Go HERE to browse all of the workbooks by grade (they go up to 8th grade)! My son is not as keen on workbooks as my daughter who will sit and do them for hours. So for my son, I try to make doing workbooks light-hearted and fun. He has a personality where if I put a lot of stress on the importance of workbooks, he will decide not to do them 😉 I have a clipboard and every day I have a few workbook pages clipped to the clipboard. He does them on his own time and will ask questions if he needs to. These workbooks are fun for him though. He enjoys the challenge and I like the fact that they help him review everything he learned in Kindergarten while also challenging him as he learns new things over the summer.Learn More
As teenage models, Laura Henshaw and Steph Claire Smith know exactly what it feels like to grow up in a media savvy world which makes growing up far more complicated. Having traded in skinniness for feeling great through fitness and a balanced diet, Laura and Steph’s book A Girl’s Guide to Kicking Goals traces their journey towards finding balance, happiness and self-acceptance in a digital world.
They narrate their unique journeys, from childhood to high school to their careers. They address pertinent issues such as eating disorders, beauty standards, bullies and the influence of social media. Later chapters discuss how to Find Your Career Path, Exercise, and lastly, You Are What You Eat, which includes healthy yet delicious recipes to go with your new exercise regime that is tailored to you.Learn More
Travel is all about adventure. It’s about trying new things and meeting new people. A Smart Girl’s Guide: Travel: Everything You Need to Know about Adventuring Near and Far written by Aubre Andrus shows your girl how to be a confident and happy traveler, whether she’s are going to your grandma’s house just a few hours away or making a trek across the world. This book is filled with fun quizzes, smart safety tips, and cool trivia, this book will help girls get ready for a lifetime of adventure!Learn More
We are huge fans of the play Hamilton so this activity book will be used by myself and my hubby. It’s perfect for older children too. Revolutionary War hero, first Secretary of the Treasury, framer of the Constitution — this educational Alexander Hamilton Activity Book celebrates the inspiring achievements of Alexander Hamilton. Fascinating information about the early American statesman is presented in a timeline that traces his personal background and his public career. Along the way, challenging activities include word searches, mazes, spot-the-differences, secret codes, crosswords, and other puzzles. Solutions are provided.Learn More
This is a fun activity books for Hamilton fans! Founding Father and hero of an award-winning Broadway musical, Alexander Hamilton is enjoying a tremendous surge in popularity. This Alexander Hamilton Paper Dolls collection features complete outfits for three paper dolls of the statesman at different stages of his life, plus dolls and costumes for some of his famous contemporaries, including George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, King George III, James Madison, John Adams, and Aaron Burr, as well as for his wife, Elizabeth, plus Maria Reynolds and Angelica Schuyler.Learn More
The All About series is geared towards children between the ages of 9-14 years old. My son is almost 7 and we’ve been reading these books at bedtime. The All About Series has a total of 12 books thus far and each book is written about a famous person in U.S. history. In this Blue River Press series your child will learn about people like Amelia Earhart, Benjamin Franklin, Helen Keller, Madam C.J. Walker and so many more. Like Blue River Press on Facebook and stay up-to-date on new books being published.Learn More
These 28 color-by-number puzzle pictures offer bold patterns that gradually reveal hidden letters of the alphabet. Geared toward children ages 6 to 8, the busy designs in Alphabet Hide & Seek: Color by Number Pictures offer fun for early learners as well as amusement for older kids who enjoy the challenge of hidden pictures.Learn More
The third book in the critically acclaimed SPY ON HISTORY series, Anna Strong and the Revolutionary War Culper Spy Ring, allows readers to decode Anna Strong’s hidden message and discover the secret assignment she undertook for the Culper Ring. Meet historical figures like George Washington and the soon-to-be-infamous Benedict Arnold. And meet Anna Strong, an unsung heroine who found ingenious ways to communicate top-secret messages to her fellow spies—helping to free the American colonies from British rule. There are clues embedded in the book’s text and illustrations, plus spycraft materials, including a cipher wheel, in an envelope at the beginning of the book.
The other two SPY ON HISTORY Books:Learn More
Victor Dowd and the World War II Ghost Army, Library Edition
Spy on History: Mary Bowser and the Civil War Spy Ring
Baby Shark has become well-known and well-loved by teachers, parents, and children everywhere. And with hilarious and adorable under-the-sea art of Baby Shark, Mama Shark, Daddy Shark, Grandma Shark and more ocean creatures, kids won’t be able to get enough of this silly illlustrated story of a shark family!
Children will delight in this silly sing-along story with funny, eye-popping illustrations and informative picture guides to help readers to mimic and act out the hand/foot movements and develop their fine motor skills. By the end of the singalong story, little ones will be laughing, singing, and dancing their way to fun and reading success!Learn More
This is a challenging Dot-to-Dot activity book that will keep older children and adults busy for hours! Thirty complex dot-to-dot puzzles reveal famous landmarks from around the world: Big Ben, the Statue of Liberty, the Eiffel Tower, the Wailing Wall, Machu Picchu, and many other sites. Plus, the images are perfect for coloring when finished. Solutions are included. Pages are perforated and printed on one side only for easy removal and display. Specially designed for experienced colorists, World-Famous Landmarks Dot-to-Dot and other Creative Haven® adult coloring books offer an escape to a world of inspiration and artistic fulfillment. Each title is also an effective and fun-filled way to relax and reduce stress.Learn More
Find out who’s who at the zoo and bring a herd of prehistoric creatures to life in this fun activity book Dot-to-Dot Fun! Kids can connect the dots of more than 50 puzzles to meet modern-day wildlife, from a towering elephant to a dainty cockatoo. They’ll also encounter fierce predators and gentle herbivores from the age of dinosaurs.Learn More
In this fun activity book Easy Dinosaur Mazes, travel back in time to help prehistoric Maisaur hatchlings find their way back to the nest. Your child can also show a lost Apatosaur how to join its migrating herd and feed a hungry Mosasaurus a fishy snack while finding their way past a grinning Carnosaur without getting snagged on his pointy teeth! These 37 fun-to-navigate mazes are geared toward readers ages 4 to 8. Complete solutions appear at the end, so no one will get stuck in the past!Learn More
Award-winning author/illustrator Tedd Arnold brings Nonfiction to life with the help of his very popular main character, Fly Guy! This engaging Nonfiction reader combines the kid-friendly humor of Fly Guy with the high-interest topic of sharks! Fly Guy and Buzz introduce young readers to sharks with straightforward fun facts, humorous asides, and full-bleed photographs throughout.Learn More
This collection of mind bending puzzles warms you up with a few traditional word searches, but don’t get too comfortable! Just when you think you’ve got it figured out, Get Smarter: Word Search Puzzles for Kids hits you in the head with missing clues (or no clues!); scrambled clues; coded clues; answers spelled out in circles instead of straight lines; extra hidden words; and much more. Put on your puzzle solving goggles, because before you can solve these word finding puzzles, you’re going to have to solve a puzzle!Learn More
It’s cats and dogs galore in this I Love Dogs and Cats! Coloring & Activity Book full of puzzle fun! Kids will delight in this activity book and its fun-filled assortment of furry friends. Guide a kitty through a maze to find her puppy friend, figure out the patterns in a dog-and-cat picture puzzle, and color playful illustrations of cute animal companions! Both educational and entertaining, this book is packed with more than 80 pages of activities that include pictures to color, secret codes, crosswords, and more.Learn More
This is the perfect book for road trips! Now kids can immerse themselves in the world of make-believe with stickers that are fun and easy to use. From gentle giants and fire-breathing dragons to brave knights and pretty princesses, these 75 jumbo stickers can be placed on any of the 22 magical scenes without muss or fuss.Learn More
My daughter loves workbooks. LOVES workbooks. She could sit and do workbooks for hours. I usually have to stop her because I don’t want her to get burnt out! One of our favorite brands of workbooks is Kumon workbooks. We love the structure of the workbooks (starting easy and then working their way to hard) and the activities on each page are fun. My daughter went to a 3’s preschool class last year and they were commenting on how good her fine motor skills are. I attributed it to a) she is a girl who has dainty fingers and b) we’ve worked on Kumon’s Cutting workbooks, writing workbooks, maze workbooks, etc. There are workbooks for all grade levels. Go HERE to browse by grade.Learn More
Perfect for young artists-in-training, Learn to Draw Military Machines offers a comprehensive drawing experience that includes step-by-step lessons, as well as full-color photographs, fun facts, trivia, quizzes, and much more. Children will enjoy the 64 pages of drawing instruction for a variety of military vehicles, including the B-52 Bomber, the M1 Abrams Battle Tank, and the stealth fighter jet. The book opens with a brief description of how to get started, using basic drawing tools and some sample drawing exercises to warm up. Each drawing lesson begins with a basic shape, such as a square, circle, or triangle, and progresses to a finished piece of artwork, making it easy for children to follow along. Along the way, engaging text describes interesting facts about each vehicle and what it is used for. With a mix of art instruction and fun trivia, Learn to Draw Military Machines is the perfect way for children to discover more about their favorite vehicles, in addition to developing their artistic talents.Learn More
This hilarious follow-up to Misunderstood Shark by New York Times bestselling duo Ame Dyckman and Scott Magoon tackles what it really means to be a good friend. Bob is already irate that Shark has eaten him, but when Shark doesn’t admit to eating him, Bob is so mad he declares that the ocean isn’t big enough for both of them!Learn More
Friends Don’t Eat Friends is exploding with over-the-top humor and awesome marine facts! For example, when Shark overdoses on Finilla Ice Cream after fighting with Bob, we learn that shark teeth are coated with fluoride. Lucky for Shark, he can’t get cavities! Join Shark and the gang for another story and find out if Shark learns his lesson about friendship, or if he really is just misunderstood — again!
There’s no place like home for coloring fun! In My Backyard Color by Number, kids can step outside with these 30 color-by-number scenes that recapture the simple pleasures of playing in the backyard. Lively illustrations depict children on a swing, a cat prowling along a fence, birds enjoying a birdbath, and plenty of trees, flowers, and butterflies. Each picture includes a numbered color guide. Great fun for home or school, this activity book will provide hours of amusement for children ages 4 to 7.Learn More
My daughter loves paint by sticker books! Paint a magical world with stickers (including glitter stickers)! Paint by Sticker Kids: Unicorns & Magic includes everything kids need to create ten vibrant images, including unicorns, a dragon, a princess, and more. Step 1: Find the sticker. Step 2: Peel the sticker. Step 3: Place the sticker. Add the next, and the next, and watch your enchanting paintings come to life! All the pages are perforated, making it easy to tear out each finished work to frame and share!Learn More
This is a fun activity book for children between the ages of 6 to 10! Pirates Ahoy! Activity Fun is a treasure trove of pirate puzzles and fun facts, waiting to be discovered. More than 40 activities feature a lovable crew of seafaring scoundrels and include picture and word puzzles, mazes, memory tests, and other swashbuckling adventures for boys and girls ready for the challenge.Learn More
Quarto Kids has launched an online STEAM community for kids, parents, educators and STEAM lovers! To join, sign up for the club and you will receive book and toy recommendations, discount coupons, and activity downloads. They sent me their first month’s book and toy STEAM picks! Quarto’s June STEAM Club picks are the books STEAM, PLAY & LEARN, Excellent Engineering, Curious Creatable Creatures, The School of Numbers, Creative Adventures in Cursive and Tiny Science.Learn More
Kids will love impressing their friends and families with simple magic tricks that teach them valuable science lessons at the same time. Each trick is explained using step-by-step photography, and the science behind each magic trick is explained clearly and simply. Interspersed throughout the book are profiles of famous magicians and illusionists, such as Harry Houdini and David Blaine, and stories of how they used science when performing their most famous tricks. Join comedian and author Steve Mould to find out the scientific secrets behind amazing magic tricks. Learn how to bend water with a balloon, how to create ghosts with mirrors, and how to turn water into juice! Packed with optical illusions, pranks, and fun facts, this book is a must-have for any aspiring scientist or magician. (And the two aren’t as different as you might think!)Learn More
Science You Can Eat: 20 Activities that Put Food Under the Microscope will transform your kitchen into a lab through 20 fun food experiments. Cooking is chemistry, and all of the fun science experiments inside this book are edible! This exciting kid’s book tackles all those tasty science questions you have about food, plus plenty more that you hadn’t thought of. Once you understand science, you understand food – so find out why popcorn go “pop” as you test it out for yourself; explore how taste is affected by smell; and discover the secret to making a perfect cookie. With a close look at everyday ingredients as well as a peek into the future of food, Science You Can Eat helps you understand what’s happening with our food and why. Each page is guaranteed to leave kids hungry for more.Learn More
From racing wind-up cars and building a sturdy sandcastle to creating a wave machine and making music with a homemade guitar, STEM Lab from DK Books is packed with 25 exciting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths) activities. Why do rafts float? How do bridges stay upright? How do seals stay warm? And how can you make a ball levitate? Each activity in the book has its own “How it works” section uncovering core STEM ideas to help young readers discover the fascinating answers for themselves. Simple, easy-to-follow, photographic steps guide young readers through each experiment, along with essential tips and engaging STEM facts. “Test and tweak” boxes encourage readers to take their projects to the next level, while “Real world” stories show how STEM ideas make up our modern, everyday world. Perfect for firing up kids’ imaginations, for homework help and for rainy day projects, STEM Lab will excite and inspire curious young minds.Learn More
Get baking with your children this summer! While contemplating a traditional s’more,Dan Whalen, the recipe creator behind Tots!, asked a tasty question: What would happen if you kept the essential s’mores architecture—three layers of gooey, melty, and crunchy—but changed it up? The result? More than 50 playful, irresistible recipes that completely challenge the definition of a s’more. Recipes range from classic—Salted Caramel S’mores, Nutella S’mores, and Lemon Meringue S’mores—to crazy. Think Avocado S’mores, S’moresburgers, and the Elvis—bacon, banana, and peanut butter nirvana. Enjoy your s’mores all year long! Every recipe is designed to be made in the broiler as well as over a campfire.Learn More
My son is currently working on Workan’s Star Wars Workbook: 1st Grade Math and having fun! The Force is strong with this line of workbooks that marries the iconic popularity of Star Wars with the unique mix of editorial quality, fun presentation, and rigorous educational standards of the Brain Quest Workbooks. Covering Pre-K through 4th grade, these interactive workbooks dig deep into core subjects, including numbers, ABCs, phonics, and reading readiness for younger grades, and math, reading, and writing for the older ones. The material aligns with national Common Core State Standards and is designed to reinforce essential concepts and lessons taught in schools. Featuring favorite characters like Rey and Finn from The Force Awakens as well as Luke Skywalker, Yoda, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and other creatures, monsters, Jedi, and Sith, the workbooks are filled with thousands of original illustrations drawing from Star Wars movies and the expanded Star Wars universe.Learn More
Take coloring to the next level with these bright, geometric color-by-number templates of your favorite animals. Sticker Pictures: Animals is filled with 14 simple polygonal images to color, including a dog, cat, lion, and panda. Use the included stickers along with crayons, colored pencils, and markers to fill in each image, and watch your inner artist grow!Learn More
Take coloring to the next level with these bright, geometric color-by-number templates of your favorite pets. Sticker Pictures: Pets is filled with 14 simple pixel images to color, including a puppy, kitten, bunny, and hamster. Use the included stickers along with crayons, colored pencils, and markers to fill in each image, and watch your inner artist grow!Learn More
Stop summer slide! Stay summer smart with Workman’s Summer Brain Quest: Between Grades series! This series is for kids entering Kindergarten through 6th Grade! These Common Core–aligned workbooks will get your child back-to-school ready their next grade, with hundreds of fun activities, exercises, and games. Learn all summer long with this personalized, interactive quest! Begin with a map that guides you through a workbook jam-packed with activities based on reading, writing, addition, subtraction, telling time, earth science, geography, communities, and more, with fun illustrations throughout. Once you complete an activity, get your stickers and track your progress on the map! Loved by kids, teacher-approved, and parent-trusted, this Summer Brain Quest Workbook also includes bonus challenges and stickers, outside activities, a summer reading list, a Brain Quest mini deck, and more!.Learn More
With over 260 pages of beartastic activities, this might be the biggest Berenstain collection ever! In The Berenstain Bears’ Giant Coloring and Activity Book, kids can visit Bear Country with coloring pages about numbers, the alphabet, and the four seasons. Plus, there are dozens of fun-filled puzzles, including hidden pictures, mazes, word games, find-the-differences, dot-to-dots, and much more.Learn More
There was an old mermaid who swallowed a shark. I don’t know why she swallowed a shark, but it left no mark! Scholastic’s bestselling Old Lady is starring in a brand–new adventure series that will make you laugh AND learn! In this new spin–off, the Old Lady turns into an Old Mermaid, travels down into the ocean, and swallows a shark … and a squid, and a fish, and an eel, and a crab, and a sea star, and a clam … Why? Well, it was fun to cram her mouth with a clam!
Two new characters lead the reader through this hilarious adventure while exchanging some awesome facts about the creatures down under for a light take on nonfiction that’s perfect for this age. With expanded sea creature back matter and a search–and–find game at the end, this Old Mermaid is making quite a splash!Learn More
Gifts for Pets
Make Fetch Happen® on land and in water with Chuckit!® Ampibious Fetch Balls! Great for water loving canines, Amphibious Fetch Balls are unsinkable and float high on water, making them the perfect summer time dog fetch toy. Bright colors make them easy to find in water and on land. Made from lightweight, yet durable materials the Amphibious Fetch Balls are gentle on your dog’s mouth and won’t pop when you dog fetches them. Measuring 2.5″ long by 2.5″ wide, Amphibous Fetch Balls are launcher compatible with medium Chuckit! Launchers. Great for pools, ponds, lakes, and creeks get outside and enjoy an interactive game of fetch with your water loving canine.Learn More
Give your pet a place to relax outdoors with the durably designed Gen7Pets® Cool-Air Cot® Pet Bed. Raised seven inches off the ground, the Cool-Air Cot raises pets up off muddy, hot or wet grounds and is perfect for camping, traveling, beach trips, or resting by the pool. The Cool-Air Cot’s resting area is made up of furniture-grade mesh that provides Smart Air-Flow comfort. Promotes water drainage after it rains to prevent pooling reducing the potential for itchy hotspots or skin irritations on your dog’s fur. The mesh resting area can also be easily adjusted for a firm or soft fit to make your pet more comfortable. The curved, raised back panel gives your pet something to cuddle up to and makes them feel safe and secure while sleeping. Made with durable double stitching and a powder-coated steel frame that won’t rust if left outside. Available in two sizes, the Cool-Air Cot is easy to store, transport, and set up with its convenient snap-together designLearn More
Designed with small mouths in mind, the JW® iSqueak® Hedgehog Ball is perfect for puppies and small dogs. Great for fetch, the iSqueak Hedgehog Ball is made of a transclucent durable rubber and has a unique shape that provide an erratic bounce path when thrown that puppies love. Featuring JW’s intelligently designed squeaker technology, the squeaker in the JW Hedgehog Ball is designed to fall inside the toy instead of out, helping prevent choking hazards. Keep your pup entertained with the JW iSqueak Hedgehog Ball.Learn More
My dog loves this toy! Make treat time last longer with JW® Twist-In Treats! Designed to stand up to tough play, the Twist-In Treats KPUP is designed to have treats twisted in the top so your dog can work them out. It is easy to grip but its shape challenges your dog by being difficult to chew. Simply snap the treat in and watch your dog enjoy working the treat out. The treats can be set deeper to make it more difficult for your dog and keep them occupied longer.Learn More