Stuff We Like: Earth Day Finds

Earth Day is April 22. Celebrate the holiday with these earthy finds encouraging a green thumb or promoting green living, and don’t forget to get outside and appreciate nature!   Green Thumb Your little one doesn’t have to get dirty to enjoy gardening with the Lakeshore Learning Color Match Learning Garden ($29.99). The plush, machine-washable toy encourages color matching. The garden, which is segmented into colors with a coordinating... Read More

Stuff We Like: Snacks & Skillets

Craving something spicy, sweet, or nutty? We’ve put together a list of the yummiest snacks that have come across our desks recently, including spicy specialty pickles, whole-grain and low-cal cookies, and granola with just the right amount of crunch. And while these picks are delicious, we know that a parent can’t live on snacks alone, so check out the sleek and affordable new wok set that will help you whip up family dinners in no time.   Love... Read More

Stuff We Like: Scrapbooking Supplies

Creating a scrapbook is a wonderful craft activity when you’re stuck inside on a rainy or snowy day with your little ones. Scrapbooks are fun to put together, but best of all is the end result: a long-lasting reminder of precious, funny, exciting, or lovely everyday moments spent with family and loved ones. Here are a few products to add to your scrapbooking supply box:   The Big Shot The award-winning Sizzix Big Shot Machine ($119 for... Read More

Stuff We Like: For Traveling with Kids

Planning a family vacation? Got an antsy kid? Here, we’ve picked the best products to stash in your bag when traveling with children:   The Lifesaver They call this the TrayKit (ages 3 and older; $39.95) we call it a lifesaver. This all-in-one kid’s carry-on functions as a backpack in which your child can stash her travel essentials (how grown-up she’ll feel being responsible for her own stuff!)—and onboard, it transforms into an... Read More

Stuff We Like: Valentine’s Day Gifts for Your Little Loves

Sure, we show our little ones love all year-round, but Valentine’s Day is a great excuse to gift them with a lasting reminder of our affection — which pretty much sums up like this: And now, our top picks for gifts to hand out to your top people on February 14: Baby’s BFF What better day than Feb. 14 for The Lovie Project to return to our area? Now in its third year, this brainstorm of Classic Kids photographers—who turn well-loved... Read More

Stuff We Like: Snow Day Survival Kit

Snow day, you say? Utter this phrase in the direction of any school-aged child and you can just about see the excitement building. Snow days for our little ones mean sledding, snowball fights, fort-building, hot chocolate, and more winter-weather fun. For parents, though, it means a whole day of keeping the kids entertained. With record-low temperatures hitting the Northeast and the rest of the country this winter, there’s bound to be many more... Read More

Stuff We Like: Go Graphic

Check out these cool new products for kids, including an awesome all-in-one fort, hiding space, and play pen; super-soft, super sustainable, and super cute shirts from Stella Blu; a book full of crafts, projects, and brain-teasers that are sure to beat boredom; and a subscription service that delivers thoughtful, modern gifts for kids straight to your door.   Perchance to Dream, to Hide Tukluk is a piece of furniture, a triangle, and a toy.... Read More

Stuff We Like: 9 Great Gifts for Kids with Special Needs

A handful of holiday gifts for your child with special needs. by Charles Beacham   Music Makers Help your little virtuoso shine like a star with the LK-165 61 Key Light-Up Keyboard from Casio (for ages 10 and older; $134.99). Preloaded with more than 100 songs, the instrument helps develop fine motor and auditory skills, self-esteem, and creativity, plus provides good tactile sensation. Illuminated keys serve as visual cues, so pint-sized pianists... Read More

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