A Little Tikes gardening tool set so you can help cultivate your child’s green thumb. A garden is a perfect project for kids to learn about seasons, nature, and how we grow our food. This set comes with a durable shovel, rake, and hoe so your child can really *dig* into gardening!
An all-natural kids detangler spray because the hair-combing struggle is real. If you are a household full of long locks like ours, then you know that after-bath combing sessions are truly a feat. Luckily we found this detangler, and it’s making this daily crusade a lot easier.
A dinosaur lunch tote that we just got for our 3-year-old’s first day of preschool. It has a zipper front pouch, a mesh water bottle holder, and a handy clip strap so you can hang it from your child’s backpack. It’s simply *dinomite*!
And a cute shark thermos to toss in the above lunch box. This thermos will keep your kid’s chicken nuggies or mac ‘n’ cheese warm all day so they can have a hot meal for lunch! If you have a ravenous child like mine, this is the perfect container; plus, it comes with a travel spoon! *Sharktastic*!
A travel Magnetic Dot Art Designer that’ll nurture independence, self-expression, and creative problem-solving skills. This set includes 50 activities on 25 double-sided cards to create endless possibilities for imagination and art creations.
A seat buckle release tool that your nails or arthritic hands will thank you for. Parents also love that it speeds up school drop-offs by making it easier for kids to unbuckle themselves when they get older (with your permission, of course!).
And a set of four dinosaur silicone ice pop molds perfect for your dino-obsessed kiddo. My 3-year-old is all about dinosaurs right now, and these are perfect for helping me get hidden veggies into his diet via frozen smoothies!
A Vitamix blender so you can introduce exciting flavors into your kid’s life. We all know it’s like pulling teeth to get our toddlers to try new foods. One way I was able to sneak greens into my son’s diet was with this handy-dandy Vitamix. It’s an investment but well worth the peace of mind and quality that the product has to offer.
A LeapFrog Touch & Learn Nature ABC Board because it’s never too early to get them to learn their letters — while also fostering an appreciation for nature as they hear about weather, nature sounds, animals, and conservation.
Or a pizza garden kit for those who don’t have the outdoor space to have a large garden. Take family pizza night to a whole new level by using the ingredients you and your child grow together on your pizzas! This great kit comes with all the materials to grow tomatoes, peppers, and basil. All you need is sunlight, water, and patience!
A two-pack of backless booster seats perfect for the family with two cars. This is a great deal for a quality brand of booster seats. It’s lightweight and suitable for children 40 to 120 pounds and up to 63 inches tall. Travel in style and comfort with these two ergonomic boosters!
A Dot Markers Art Activity Kit that we used to help develop our son’s creativity and speech skills. It creates less of a mess than paint and encourages hand-eye coordination, all while helping kids develop reading and spelling skills.
A spill-proof cup so you can have peace of mind knowing your child’s water bottle is not leaking all over their school supplies in their backpack. Reviewers are raving that these cups will put other, pricier brands to shame.
School’s First Day of School, a book that really helped us prepare our 3-year-old for his first day of preschool. It is a great story about courage and real-life experiences and with lovely illustrations, if you have a child who is showing reluctance to start school.
And Learning to Share, a cute book to instill in your children the value of sharing! Join our favorite silly pig and her friends on this valuable journey — Peppa Pig is a big celebrity in most toddler households, so trust me when I say you are going to benefit from this book big time!
A set of Melissa & Doug wood blocks for promoting problem-solving skills through building and sorting. Who knows? You could have a future engineer or architect, and it would all be thanks to a simple set of blocks!
Easy Arts & Crafts for Kids, a book filled with ideas to get crafty with your kiddo. It provides fun and simple activities you can pull off with common household items. It’s also a great way to let your kids pick the activity and feel as if they are in charge. I know my kids love being the boss!
A tabletop easel perfect for little Picassos. It folds down nicely so you can store it away, and it also comes with letter and number magnets, chalk, and dry-erase markers. It’s the perfect at-home learning tool!
A washable paint set for days when you want the kiddos to be creative and get away from the TV. This set is easy to use and comes with over 50 pieces so you can raise the next Pablo Picasso or Frida Kahlo!
The book Exploring Nature Journal for Kids, because what better way to spend time with your kids during these last weeks of summer but outside?! Kim Andrew’s journal encourages curious minds to think creatively and scientifically about the world around them through guidance and observation. Get on track to spending more time quality time outdoors with this spectacular guide.
A plate and spoon for starting your babe off on solids. The plate is great because it sticks to the table, and both products are made of bamboo and Earth-friendly materials!
A wooden cash register because it’s never too early to teach your little ones about fiscal responsibility. My 3-year-old is currently fascinated by cash registers and money right now, and this educational tool has helped harness that interest in a positive direction.
A letter and number stamp kit — my kids and I use the stamps to make birthday and thank-you cards, which helps us save money, give our cards a more personal touch, and practice letters and numbers. You should try it!
Plant & Grow, a cute lift-a-flap board book that teaches young children about the fascinating world of farming. Jack Redwing uses the beloved John Deere tractors and harvesting machinery to educate and entertain future farmers!
Finally, an invigorating face mask so you can sit back and relax at the end of a long day. This cleansing aloe vera cream mask uses witch hazel and hydrating hempseed extract to leave your skin feeling ready for all the activities to come during the week.
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