With Shannon Eis, Parenting and Toy Expert, Letterman, Today, CBS Early Show, CNN, Parenting Magazine and The NY Times.
Parents always want the best for their children, especially when they’re beginning a new school year. Getting geared up with everything they need to do well in class, have fun and stay as healthy as possible can be a challenge. Parenting guru and toy expert Shannon Eis has some great ideas to help your kids make the grade in the most important aspects of their lives.
The LEGO Technic line caters to more advanced builders who enjoy the challenge of creating authentic models with detailed functionality that mimic their real world counterparts. Every kit offers 2-models-in-1 box for ongoing play value and technical elements such as gears, actuators and pneumatics.
Here we have two sets from this year’s line – the Black Champion Racer and Desert Racer. The sleeker Black Champion Racer is built for speed whereas Desert Racer has large wheels for rugged off roading.
Both feature pull back motors for speedy fun. For even more fun, combine both models to create a race truck with 2 pull back motors.
Sets come with sticker sheets and decals to personalize your vehicle.
Technic sets help develop building skills, tactile development and excite children about more intricate models that have often inspired users to explore robotics, engineering and other topics.
Both sets, SRP $19.99
InnoTab 3S Plus lets kids learn, create and connect using a kid-safe Wi-Fi connection to the Internet. Now children can search VTech and parent-approved websites as well as communicate in real time with Premium VTech Kid Connect on their very own kids’ tablet.
Exchange text and voice messages, photos, drawings and fun stickers with smart phones using the exclusive app available for free on the App StoreSMand Google Play™. In addition to the Rechargeable Power Pack and 16 included apps, children will have access to more than 650 additional cartridges, software and apps that can be downloaded from VTech’s Learning Lodge.
Age-appropriate content includes a recommended age and grade range to meet each child’s unique needs. The expert-supported curriculum includes reading, math, social studies, handwriting, science, problem solving, geography and much more. Ages 3-9 years; MSRP $79.99
Enter the whimsical, colorful universe of Hohokum™. Take on the role of a curious flying kite-like being and travel to unique worlds full of eclectic characters and interactions. Brought to life by the imaginative artwork of Richard Hogg, Hohokum features an entrancing original soundtrack from talented artists in collaboration with Ghostly International. The world of Hohokum is full of surprise; even running into certain objects can be its own reward as the interaction produces a tune or sounds that add to the level’s music track.
From the way a player navigates the world, to the various ways characters communicate to the abstract, vivid artwork, Hohokum is an expressive and mesmerizing universe. While there are goals, secrets and trophies discovered along the way, at its heart, Hohokum is a playground — a place to wander about and get lost in.
Hohokum will be available on August 12, 2014 for the PlayStation®3 and PlayStation®4 computer entertainment systems and PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system. As a cross-save / cross-buy title players can save their progress on the PS4, PS3, or PS Vita version and continue playing between all 3 Platforms.
Hohokum – $14.99
A family owned and operated company, good2grow™ is committed to creating wholesome drinks with the freshest, most nutritious ingredients available in irresistible packaging kids love.
good2grow™ top-quality juices are available in a variety of juice combinations and flavors in both single serve and refill packs. The unique good2grow character tops feature our patented spill-proof SippaTop™ caps that give kids more independence – and parents more peace of mind. Nutritious, fun-to-drink, no-spill good2grow™ beverages are almost too good to be true.
All juices are made from the highest quality fruits and vegetables and each batch of juices is tested to ensure the highest safety and quality standards.
The PackIt freezable lunch bag is like a portable fridge you can take anywhere and keep food cold up to 10 hours. Each bag has a freezable gel liner built into the walls. Once the bag is frozen, the walls generate waves of cold air that chill your food and drinks from all sides.
It’s so easy to use and saves families a ton of hassle. Just fold it up and stick it in your freezer overnight. Its compact design lets you keep several in the freezer at once so you always have one ready to go. In the morning, pull out the frozen bag, shake it open, pack it up and go.
The best part is that PackIt doesn’t need any ice packs at all—they’re built right in! PackIt’s cooling power lets you take all sorts of food that would spoil in other bags: Fruits, salads—even mayo-based ones—deli meats, cheeses, yogurt and milk. And because it chills up to 10 hours, you don’t have to throw out uneaten food. That lets you stretch your food budget further than ever.
PackIt is perfect for kids going back to school. You can finally be sure that they eat well away from home and avoid that unhealthy cafeteria food.