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My First Lab Duo-Scope Microscope

My First Microscope  9.5/10 Leaps and bounds ahead of cheap, plastic microscopes, this sturdy, heavy-duty microscope is very reasonably priced at $65.60. A scientific instrument like the ones used in high school labs, it produces clear, sharp magnifications of such materials like frog’s blood, mosquito head parts, and human skin cells. The kit also includes […]

Best Toys for Kids Age 8, 9, 10, 11

Best Toys for Kids Age 8, 9, 10, 11

Top 10 Rated Toys for Kids Age 8, 9, 10, 11 As children advance from the 3rd grade to preparing for middle school, they learn even more complex subjects in school: history, science, social studies, health, etc. We looked for educational toys that not only enhanced the skills kids possess from ages 8 to 12, […]

10 Best Children's eBooks

10 Best Children’s eBooks

By Brittany Rowland Children have always loved storybooks, and today’s e-readers and tablets take advantage of children’s natural affinity for technology. You and your kids will enjoy reading stories together on an iPad or Kindle Fire with all the brilliantly colored illustrations intact. Here are 10 of the most popular eBooks available for children ages […]

5 Educational Apps for Children

5 Educational Apps for Children

By Brittany Rowland Kids naturally clamor for your smart phone or tablet because they like the fun games. You yourself probably enjoy a few mindless, addicting apps when you have time to kill. Fortunately, there are also several apps that serve an educational purpose, and kids will still find them entertaining. 1. Word Book and […]

Mattel N1384 Review

Apples to Apples Party Box  8.0/10 A big hit in recent years, Apples to Apples is a fun game you can enjoy with the family or at parties. The rules are relatively simple, but provide a lot of creativity and giggles. Players take turns being the judge and playing an adjective card. The other players […]

Viva Media 00228 Review

Crazy Machines: The Wacky Contraptions Game  8.0/10 An educational computer game that children will want to return to frequently, Crazy Machines lets you experiment with levers, pulleys, cranks, gears, and other tools to create robots, blimps, cannons, catapults, and much more. The game also includes over 200 puzzles that take some ingenuity and creativity to […]

Mattel G6850 Review

Mad Gab   8.5/10 An entertaining game for adults, Mad Gab is suitable for kids at least 10 years old. Warning: Playing the game can prompt uproarious laughter and silliness. Each card features a word puzzle, a string of seeming nonsensical words that you must repeat over and over to work out what object, person, […]

Gamewright 318 Review

Rory’s Story Cubes   8.5/10 The charm and excitement of Rory’s Story Cubes lie in its simplicity. Players roll the 9 dice and come up with a story based on the pictures showing. Your family can create your own rules and limits to make the game more challenging, but even young kids will grasp the […]

Educational Insights 8895

Geosafari Talking Globe   8.5/10 Not only does this globe serve its obvious purpose as a model of the modern world, but it also includes over 10,000 quiz questions suitable for kids ages 8 and up. A clear voice asks the questions, and the globe times how long it takes you to find the answers. […]

Kindle D01400 Review

Kindle Fire  8.5/10 The Kindle Fire isn’t designed specifically with kids in mind, but today’s tech-savvy children will figure out how to navigate this e-reader within minutes of pulling it out of the box. The vibrant 7-inch display is ideal for children’s picture books so you and your kids can read together and enjoy the […]

Elenco SC-300 Review

Snap Circuits  9/10 For the inquisitive child who loves engrossing, hands-on projects, the Snap Circuits SC-300 kit will provide hours of delightful electronic fun. This set includes over 300 electronic projects kids can build themselves following step-by-step instructions in the manual. The pieces are clearly labeled and color coded, and there are no tools or […]

Smart Lab 06428 Review

Squishy You Explore It Human Body  9/10 An human anatomy book and model set for kids ages 8 to 12, this Squishy You kit includes a 12-inch plastic human model with 9 removable squishy organs. Kids will love pulling out the intestines, heart, and lungs with forceps, organizing them on a tray, and then reassembling […]

MindWare 32016 Review

Qwirkle Board Game  9.5/10 In a clever twist on the game Uno, players attempt to build lines of blocks featuring the same color or shape. The grid of tiles that develops resembles a Scrabble board. One of the great aspects of Qwirkle is that you can set up anywhere as long as you have a […]