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NAPPA Awards Roundups: We Love It


Discovery Picture Book Series

These bright board books are full of noisy fun perfect for toddlers to learn as they press buttons and engage with colorful photos and simple descriptive text. Series includes titles such as Rumble with the Dinosaurs, Roar at the Zoo, Oink on the Farm, Hammer at the Construction Site and many more. $12.99/each, ages 3-5, https://www.silverdolphinbooks.com/

Magna-Tiles®: Animal Series

These unique animals are ready for your child’s next adventure in creativity and learning. Match animals to their footprints and build new and exciting environments. Compatible with all Magna-Tiles® sets, featuring new characters, colors and patterns. Series includes Arctic Animals, Jungle Animals and Safari Animals. $39.99/each, ages 3+, https://www.magnatiles.com/

Step A Trails

Colorful stumps and logs (3 of each) made of durable molds that are strong enough to support an adult. Creates a fun stepping stone/balance experience indoors or out. Great for developing motor skills and balance. $59.99, ages 18months+, https://edxeducation.com/portfolio-item/step-a-trail-63093/

Math Wizard and the Magical Workshop

An addition & subtraction adventure. Brew potions with dragon claws and magic sparkles to master place value on a magical quest. Then, add and subtract balloons to help dragons fly. Part of the Osmo Math Series for 1st & 2nd grade math curriculum learning. $59/each, ages 6-8, https://www.playosmo.com

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Immigrant Women Who Changed the World

Illustrated by 70 female artists from 29 countries. This book inspires young girls to live out their dreams and not be afraid of being true to themselves. $35, ages 5-10, https://www.rebelgirls.com/products/good-night-stories-for-rebel-girls-100-immigrant-women-who-changed-the-world

Mixaroo™

A Cuddly creature kids can create with. Kids can mix and match the 11 easy-stick pieces as they explore their creativity through imaginative play. Comes with an activity guide for parents with story starters to enhance vocabulary and fine motor skills. $24.99, ages 2+, https://www.educationalinsights.com/mixarootm

GraviTrax PRO: Starter Set & Accessories

Includes 153 unique elements to start building your own vertical action-packed track systems. Experiment with walls, pillars and balconies that can be attached together to form three-dimensional marble run race-tracks. Once you start building, you can add all kinds of cool accessories. $79.99/Starter Set, ages 8+, https://www.ravensburger.org/uk/discover/gravitrax/index.html

Ultimate Back-to-School Combo

Includes all the durable, waterproof labels needed to keep your kid’s things out of the lost and found. Waterproof, dishwasher safe, microwave safe and laundry safe. $41.50, ages 3+, https://mabelslabels.ca/en_CA/ultimate-back-to-school-combo.html

Design & Drill® Bolt Buddies™ First Responders

Preschoolers learn the basics of construction/engineering while building fine motor skills. Use the kid-friendly power drill to snap the pieces together, then race into endless pretend-play fun with a Fire Truck, Police Motorcycle or Rescue Helicopter! The sustainable packaging transforms into a reusable playset. $21.99 - $39.99, ages 3+, https://www.educationalinsights.com/

BriteBrush Elmo

Create healthy back-to-school habits with this brush with games built right in including the famous ELMO Brushy Brush song and other activities that offer live tips to encourage proper brushing. $19.99, ages 3+, http://www.britebrush.com/

Vlad & Niki ABC: Learn English Alphabet with Vlad and Niki

An imaginative, live-action preschool YouTube series, showcasing the everyday comedic antics of two young brothers along with the help of their humorous mother. Free, ages 2+, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvlE5gTbOvjiolFlEm-c_Ow

Guy Stuff: Feelings: Everything You Need to Know About Your Emotions

Full of advice on dealing with the new feelings and emotions that are a part of puberty. Boys will find helpful tips from a pediatrician on identifying, managing, and expressing emotions—from anger to sadness to embarrassment to happiness—in positive ways. $12.99, ages 8+, https://www.americangirl.com/shop/p/guy-stuff-feelings-book-gxc99

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