Happy December! We are in the month of holidays with Hanukkah kicking off its seven days of lights this weekend. We have merrily put together our gift guide including best gifts for kids, moms, grandparents and the hard-to-buy- for tweens and teens. They are clickable, and easy to shop to help add to the joy of the season and lessen any stress.
STEAM gifts are hot this season and we don't think their popularity is going anywhere soon. STEAM is the focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math. We want to build our children's skills in these areas so they will be equipped to tackle challenges, soar, and leave their mark.
Strengthening STEAM skills has a variety of benefits such encouraging higher order thinking, problem solving skills, guiding student inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking.
These Top STEAM gifts are perfect for hands-on learning and discovery.
The Books Parents Need to Get Started on the College Search
We've got a high school junior and are starting to educate ourselves on the college process. I always rely on the advice of parents who've been there and experts to help me along the way. Two new books are the perfect reads for those of us embarking on this journey. Here are the ...read more
Preserve Recycles Toothbrushes
Put those used brushes back to work with this cool new Mail Back program from Preserve. These guys always amaze me with uses for our old yogurt cups. The Mail Back Pack is a revolutionary approach to packaging. When you are done with your toothbrush, you just send it back to ...read more
Pear Prosecco Cocktail
I've featured all kinds of different drinks in my weekly cocktail column, but I always comes back to bubbles. Bubbles will forever be my favorite! There is something about popping that cork that gives me such a thrill. So, while I won't stop experimenting with different types of ...read more
1. Tinkering Labs: Electric Motor Catalyst- Build & rebuild endless robotic creations with a single kit. Build doodling robots, power electric model cars, add motors to legos, and more! Perfect gift for aspiring engineers & tinkerers! Kid-tested, parent-approved. Build robots with 10 challenge cards, wood, electric motors, & hardware.
2. Learning Resources Botley the Coding Robot: Make coding extra fun with Botley. Children as young as 5 can learn to code with Botley, and with his advanced features, he’ll grow with them for many play filled years to come. Botley is ready to use right out of the box – he’ll have kids coding in minutes. And that’s not all, Botley is 100% screen free (LOVE!) and includes a 77-piece activity set – the only robot to offer that.
3. Hackathon: Take coding to a new level with the 8 modules of Hackathon. This cooperative game relies on teamwork, problem solving and strategizing to recoop your identity that has been stolen by a group of villains and is saved inside a super-advanced console. Work together, keep talking and start decoding the console.
4. Think Fun Laser Chess: Develop critical thinking skills with this easy to learn, intergenerational modern alternative to traditional chess. Laser Chess is a two-player strategy game that combines the spatial thinking skills of chess with the high-tech fun of laser beams.
5. Thames & Kosmos Remote Control Machines Construction Kit: The ultimate in DIY building, constructing and remote-control machines. Build your own motorized vehicles and machines and control them with a wireless remote control unit.
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