Our favorite new products: November
This month we profile some of our favorite NAPPA-approved products.
The Learning Journey’s Match It! Spelling ($11.99, https://www.tlji.com/; ages 2 -4) gives kids a fun and colorful introduction to spelling. By associating the object with the word young kids will be able to feel confident assembling these puzzle pieces.
Discover Cool Podcasts
Whether your kids love science, space, magical stories or TED Talks, Leela Kids will help you find the best podcasts just for them. The Leela Kids Podcast App (Free, http://leelalabs.com/kids.html ; ages 3-15) is categorized by age and topic of interest for easy navigation and it includes kid-centeric podcasts such as Wow in the World (by NPR), Brains On!, music podcasts like Ear Snacks and Classics for Kids, children’s stories and much more.
Explore the world of science with this monthly subscription for kids from Little Passports (starting at $18.95/month, https://www.littlepassports.com/little-passports-science-expeditions ; ages 9+). Each month, kids can dive into a new scientific theme like Forensics, Solar Power or Aerodynamics, through experiments and hands-on STEM activities.
Circle with Disney ($99, https://meetcircle.com ;Tweens & Teens) helps parents stay informed about their kids’ online activities and limit screen time on every connected device, including smartphones, tablets, computers, and gaming consoles. It is managed through a companion app, giving parents the ability to filter content, set a bedtime for devices, and even completely pause the Internet.
The Thomas & Friends Super Station ($99.99; http://fisher-price.mattel.com/shop/en-us/fp/thomas-friends-minis/thomas-friends-super-station-fgr22; ages 3+) is a multi-system track set with 3 levels of play that takes kids on an adventure with Thomas, Percy, James and Harold. Holds over 100 engines with 35 feet of track.
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