August 2019—Our Favorite Things

Hours of puzzle fun This 3-D, magnetic puzzle can be used to create over 70 shapes! The Shashibo Shape Shifting Box Puzzle consists of 36 shapes that can be combined in endless ways for hours of fun. Playing with these puzzles will help kids develop their spatial perception and fine motor skills! ––LL $19.99 learningexpress.com

A bad day makes for a good read

Sometimes being a kid is hard! Being Edie is Hard Today, by Ben Brashares, is a story that can help. Through Edie’s story, children can learn how to deal with big emotions and be encouraged to be themselves, no matter what. This book can be especially poignant for any kid dealing with anxiety or low

Tea is for the tub, too

Being a mother is a stressful job, but using these Bathtub Teas can give every mom a few moments of relaxation. Steep one of the tea bags in the bath water for a few minutes and enjoy a calming aromatherapy experience. Available scents include heal, relax, clarity, and refresh. Each tea bag includes all-natural herbs

One book, three different ways to create

These Trace-Along Scratch and Sketch Activity books offer multiple ways to play! Your child can use the included wooden stylus to scratch mesmerizing designs on black-coated holographic paper; take advantage of illustrated coloring pages; or use the remaining blank pages to sketch anything they can dream up. With themes like space, animal safari, butterflies, dragons

Our Favorite Things: October 2018

Who will you rescue? Bathe, blow dry and comb your mystery pet to transform it from a matted scruff ball into a cuddly plush friend. Now your child can adopt their very own blue mystery Scruff-A-Luvs pet. Scruff-A-Luvs are adorable, cuddly buddies looking for a good home. You never know what you’re going to get;

August 2018: Our Favorite Things

An inside look at what we’re loving for parents this month. What’s a Kånken? Looking for a new backpack for those end of summer adventures or for the start of school? The Kånken Mini by Fjällräven is simple, stylish and functional. Its Swedish creator maintained the mantra “Straight backs are happy backs,” when it was

A few of our favorite things: December 2017

Family Christmas Word Pack Magnets Bring the holiday spirit to your family photos with this darling set of three magnets. These embellishments are designed to be combined with Roeda Studio’s frames and memo boards to form whimsical, colorful and personalized art for your home. The final creation is up to you! $13.99 | roedastudio.com It

A few of our favorite things: November 2017

Educational Insight’s Peekaboo Barn Game Little ones ages 2-4 will have a farm-tastic time playing Educational Insight’s Peekaboo Barn Game. This game promotes vocabulary development and storytelling, encourages interactive and social play and introduces early game play to younger kids. Game comes with a 3-D barn, 1 silo spinner, 8 animals and a multilingual game