While we occasionally like to learn more about the latest innovations in technology, we do like to keep it pretty low-tech for our kids. Whether you have summer travel plans or the kids are constantly battling boredom, we found some of our favorite low-tech finds to make the trip much more exciting for everyone in our family. Here are a few of our favorites:
1. Tegu: We are huge fans of these magnetic building blocks and we recently discovered a new way to travel with them thanks to the functional toy carrying tote. Made of durable felt, this case is great for travel since kids can bring their favorite Tegu blocks wherever they go this summer. Tegu also has Pocket Pouch Prism where kids can fit 6-8 blocks.
TEGU also has a great deal for Momtrends' readers where you can receive $100 off the Classroom Kit by simply using the code TEGUMOMTRENDS at checkout.
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2. Marbles, The Brain Store: During a recent press preview, I was really impressed by the selection of no-tech and educational toys from Marbles the Brain Store. For travel, I really loved the The Extraordinaires Design Studio where kids can enjoy cool design and drawing challenges and the Brain Beats CD where families can listen to 12 catchy beats as they get engaged in the world of math, history as well as various languages that will keep you and your kids excited as they learn.
3. Lullubee Projects: DIY crafts are a lot of fun for kids, but creating those beautiful craft projects that we see on Pinterest is not easy. For some crafting help, we love to use the DIY projects from Lullubee - especially since they eliminate the guesswork thanks to their complete kits and projects. For travel, we love the Gnome Doll Kit and the Ballerina Doll Kit that could work on a plane or at your destination where your kids ends up with their very own travel "lovey."
4. Books: Sometimes it really is as simple as bringing some new books when you travel. Some of our favorites for kids are National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Why, Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 8, and My Plane Trip for the younger kids. Also, be sure to stock up on Melissa & Doug Dress-Up Reusable Sticker Pad - nothing beats stick fun when you travel.
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