LIST: Things to keep the kids busy this summer

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Plus-plus  

Prices: Open Play Tube $6.99

Sets start at $12.99

Website: plus-plus.com.

Plus-Plus is a new kind of construction toy. Its one simple shape produces endless possibilities - assemble them flat to create a 2-D mosaic or work in 3-D to make more complicated structures. Even curves are possible thanks to the unique design of this deceptively simple shape! Precision crafted in Denmark, all Plus-Plus sets are compatible with each other.  Suggested for ages 5-12. 

Little Snowie 2

Website: snowie.com

Make it snow, anytime, anywhere with the Little Snowie.  Snowie is a company that makes commercial ice shavers but now there's one perfect for families to use at home and make their own shaved ice! This at-home and on-the-road version of the industrial ice shaver can churn out a perfect shaved ice every five seconds. Its advanced design makes it safe enough that children can operate it by themselves without the dangers of exposed blades, like other machines. Ages 8 and up. Avail at Amazon, Costco, BuyBuyBaby

  • A commercial-grade ice shaver for the home
  • The safest motorized ice shaver on the market
  • Safety-focused design allows kids to shave their own ice!
  • Holds up to 4 lbs of ice
  • Use cubes right out of your freezer, no need to freeze from a mold
  • Makes an 8 oz shaved ice in under 5 seconds

Pinewood

Website: cinemood.com 

Where to Buy: Amazon, Best Buy

Create your own movie theatre anytime, anywhere! CINEMOOD is the world's first absolutely noiseless, 3" ultralight standalone projector, that converts any surface into a 12-foot magic cinema.  

  • Crystal clear sound
  • Up to 150" screen
  • Up to 5 hours of rechargeable battery life
  • Noise-free cooling system
  • Ultralight and compact
  • Project onto any flat surface - inside or outside!
  • Comes preloaded with kid-friendly content, including 65 hours of stories and videos from Disney and 120+ hours of additional cartoons, ebooks, shadow puppets, lullabies and bedtime stories!
  •  No connection to a computer, phone or wall outlet needed
  • Connect to Wifi to stream from your personal Netflix, Amazon Prime or YouTube account
  • Upload Netflix and personal videos to the device to watch without Wifi
  • 16 GB of internal storage
  • Bluetooth and Wifi enabled 
  • Connects to a flash drive for even more storage (micro-usb adapter comes with the product)

Cool Cursive

Price: $14.99

Website: abcandup.com

With the advent of all the high-tech gizmos in our daily life, the next generation has been shortchanged.

Handwriting, especially cursive writing is more like ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics than an important skill to master!  This all-new educational, flash card game is out to change that.

Cool Cursive teaches children to fluently identify cursive letters… by playing a FUN game! 

Cursive handwriting has been proven to stimulate brain synapses and synchronicity between the left and right hemispheres.  Give your kid an educational fun game, that also teaches them how to identify cursive letters!layer with the most sets of letters is the winner at the end of the game.

Cards: 108

Players: 2  4

Playtime: 20  30 minutes

For: Home or school

BONUS: Elementary school teachers teaching in public schools, as well as state senators and educators are entitled to a FREE set of Cool Cursive cards.  Email us your name, address, email address and position to educators@coolcursive.com with a request from your .edu or .gov email address.

Crafty Girls

Price: Starting at $8.99

Website: adoraplay.com

From bead sets to Wooden Jewelry Kit with Stand- there are several choices that will keep the kids busy.

This is the perfect DIY activity to do with friends or mom! This 180+ piece creative jewelry kit comes with fun, colorful pieces and elastic cords, perfect for one-of-a-kind jewelry. Create rings, bracelets, necklaces and more while helping to develop children's fine motor skills.

The possibilities are endless! This Jewelry Kit also comes with a signature Adora stand so that you can display your beautiful are endless! This Jewelry Kit also comes with a signature Adora stand so that you can display your beautiful creations!

The adorable jewelry stand has a working station that doubles as storage feature heart-shaped charms, flower charms, butterfly charms and more!

Promote creativity and imagination with ADORAble wooden charms and beads that when strung together make cute accessories your little one will love wearing with her outfits! Ages 6 and up. We believe toys should inspire adventures and spark imaginations.

For over 20 years, they have been inspiring young minds with award-winning dolls and accessories that kids love and moms approve. All of our products are thoughtfully crafted to give parents peace of mind they're playful, creative, durable and most of all, they`re made to play. 

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