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Bounce Into Fun with Box & Balls

With all the tech out there these days, sometimes it’s good to get kids right back to the classics. Box & Balls, from Fat Brain Toys, combines two imaginative classics—wooden boxes and bouncy balls—for an… read more

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Get Silly with Sophie’s Seashell Scramble

OK, repeat after me: “Sophie’s Seashell Scramble.” Now try to say that three times fast. Sophie’s Seashell Scramble, by Educational Insights, is the the most tongue-tying fun kids can have while practicing valuable skills. This… read more

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Cross-Train Your Brain with Kanoodle Extreme

If you are a fan of Kanoodle and Kanoodle Genius, Kanoodle Extreme, from Educational Insights, is for you. And yes, it’s exactly what it sounds like—an extreme workout for the brain. However, be rest assured—kids… read more

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Get Rid of Monsters for Good with Go Away Monster!

One of the scariest things about being a kid is those pesky monsters under your bed. They ruin a perfectly good night’s sleep, and prevent kids—and let’s face it, parents—from getting their recommended eight hours.… read more

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Balance Beans Sneaks Math into Playtime

Life is all about balance: yin and yang, work and play, a cup of coffee to every hour that I’m awake, and placing tiny beans just right for a seesaw to balance. Balance Beans, from… read more

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Whirly Fun! Brings Teamwork to a Cold, Rainy Day

We’re all familiar with Dr. Seuss’ story of that fateful rainy day when the Cat in the Hat came to play. Chaos, mayhem, Thing One and Thing Two getting everyone in trouble—it was insanity. Now,… read more

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ThinkFun Puts a Spin on Brain Teaser Puzzles

And you thought the Rubik’s Cube was challenging. Back Spin, a newly updated brain teaser puzzle from ThinkFun, will have kids and adults spinning, switching, and strategizing to sink all the colored balls back into… read more

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Master the Science of Sequence with Dr. Eureka

Today’s kids probably aren’t familiar with Dexter, the bespectacled boy-genius that called Cartoon Network (and his laboratory) his home more than a decade ago. And it’s a shame, too, because his creative spirit day in… read more

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Escape the Room Provides a Mysterious Evening of Family Fun

People are paying money to be locked in a room and attempt to escape in less than an hour. Though this may sound like the intro to a cheesy horror flick, Escape the Room experiences… read more

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Light Up STEM Learning with Circuit Maze

I was never really exceptionally great at science as a kid—but I really, really loved logic puzzles. I’m convinced had Thinkfun’s Circuit Maze game existed two decades ago, I would probably be an electrical engineer… read more

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