Slackline Classic Set with Bonus Teaching Line
Oh man I want this item for myself and my kids! Learn to walk the tightrope which is so fun and builds balance, coordination, core strength and leg strength. All that is needed is two trees or two posts to set up the line (sets up in 10 minutes so can be taken to a park!).
Kids roll the dice and make up a story based on the images. This promotes imagination and creativity. There are add-on packages that you can buy to further expand the stories such as actions, voyages, fantasia, etc.
Gravitrax Marble Run and Stem Toy
An innovative marble run made with high quality components. Fully customizable to allow for personalized design and building allowing for experimenting with gravity, magnetism and kinetics to propel the marble.
littleBits Avengers Hero Inventor Kit
Kids can become their own Super Hero by building and customizing their high-tech hero gear and unique identify with littleBits electronic blocks. Great STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and mathematic) skills are utilized in this kit.
Tie Dye Kits
These tie dye kits allow kids to design their own clothing. This is a fun and creative activity that allows kids and teens to explore their own style.
Lucy’s Lab Book Series
The Lucy’s Lab book series includes a number of the traditional story-telling tropes and techniques that you would see in most books aimed at kids. However, this series does it with the goal of promoting science to kids, as the main character is a young girl who has a deep passion for science and exploration.
National Geographic Science Kits
As a parent, I love these science kits because they are educational, exciting and are generally used 1-2 times and then done (and not cluttering my house!). National Geographic has multiple types of kits – Volcano, Crystal lab, Dino Fossil, Meteorite, Gemstone which you can find following this link.
National Geographic Mega Slime and Putty Lab
Slime and putty are huge right now!! This kit has 8 different varieties of slime and putty for kids to explore – like magnetic putty, glow-in-the-dark putty and DIY slime lab.
Laser Tag game set
Lazser tag is a great alternative to Nerf guns if you don’t like flying projectiles in your home. The kids get the same thrill of running, playing, hiding. Amp it up by playing in the dark. You can connect headphones for a music sound track as you play.
Osmo is an Ipad based game that allows your kids to use manipulatives that interact with the screen. Each physical activity helps build visual processing, problem solving and hand-eye coordination.
Ukulele beginner set
The small size and pleasing sound of a ukulele makes it a great introductory instrument for kids wanting to learn to play strings.
Ladderball is fun, portable, and easy to learn and play for all ages. Ideal for outside setup, it could also work in larger indoor spaces.
Vivofit Jr. Activity Tracker
Like most activity trackers, the Vivofit Jr. does a good job of tracking steps, active minutes, and sleep patterns. What sets it apart from the others is the app integration and extra features. Being able to set up a chore list and then reward completed tasks with “coins” that appear directly on their wrist is a unique way to approach allowance and money management.
A great starter game for kids who are interested in getting into some more complex and strategic board games. Castle Panic is a cooperative experience, meaning players are working together to defeat the enemies rather than trying to defeat each other. Like most cooperative games, it can be quite difficult, so working as a team and carefully planning your next move is crucial to success. It’s also a ton of fun for adult players too, so playing as a family is a blast.
Fun, fast-paced game involving patterning, spatial /visual awareness, and team work.
Lego Marvel Superheroes 1 & 2
Unlike most Lego video games, the Lego Marvel Superheroes games don’t end when the story is done. Instead they encourage exploration and discovery by challenging players to complete extra quests and find collectibles in order to unlock more playable characters. This open world variation on the classic Lego game definitely increases replayablity and value.
Lego Harry Potter Hogwarts Great Hall
Build a great piece of Harry Potter which features Hogwarts Great Hall with banners, tower with movable spiral staircase, potion room and treasure room.
Harry Potter dress up robes
Hogwarts student robes make a great addition to a dress up box, Halloween costume, or every day imaginative play. Robes come in all sizes, with accessories available for all houses.
Kids’ Yoga Deck
Bending, stretching, and being fit and active together is fun at all ages. Kids can practice poses alone, with a group, or with parents. Incorporate any level of stretching and mindfulness into your day with fun shapes to make with your body.
Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard Book Series
Anyone looking for a book series that allows your young reader to explore norse mythology while continuing to build their reading skills should check this series out. There are three books in the set, and each one builds upon the complex and exciting 9 worlds of norse mythology. These books present a nice alternative to kids who may be ready to move on to something a little “higher level” in regards to their reading content.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid books
Diary of a Wimpy Kid books are new classics, always popular and are fun to read and re-read. Great for kids just getting into reading for fun, they’re a comfortable way to ease into chapter books.
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