Very cool gizmos and tools to keep your family learning over the summer.
Smithsonian Sticker Creations, Smithsonian Everything You Need to Know Fact Cards, Smithsonian Young Explorers: 50 States, and Smithsonian Discover: Earth are a perfect continuation of the STEM curriculum throughout the summer months. From $15.95. www.silverdolphinbooks.com
FabTablets make tablet covers fun with plush, fabric outer covers and adjustable positioning settings, so the screens can be easily viewed from various angles. They fit most iPads and tablets with 7 – 10 inch screens. $29.99. www.pillowpets.com.
The Whole-Brain Child Workbook presents 12 “whole-brain” strategies, with dozens of practical age-specific exercises and activities for parents and educators to address challenges such as sibling conflict, homework or screen time battles, tantrums, sulking, and more. $24.99. www.pesipublishing.com
Babbel, an app for online learning, makes it easy for independent learners to expand their horizons by learning new languages, from home or on the go, with a smartphone or tablet. From $6.95/month. www.babbel.com
Kitchen Finds with Kids in Mind!
Baking: COOKINA Cuisine Reusable Cooking Sheet lets kids place the sheet on a baking tray without using any oil, and place cookies, rolls and more on top for non-stick oven baking. $12.99. www.cookina.com
Stovetop Cooking: T-fal Excite Non-Stick 14-Piece Cookware Set’sThermospotTM technology indicates when the pan is perfectly preheated, so kids can keep watch and inform their Chef parents when the pans are ready for use! $69.99. t-falusa.com.