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The Night N’ Day Mechanical Globe teaches practical knowledge

You can never know what information is going to be relevant to your life until you need it. Our parents hound us to pay attention in school because every ounce of knowledge might be the thing that leads us to success in the future. That being said, schools don’t teach us everything we need to know about life, and in all honesty, they never could.

If you want to make sure your kids are learning information that you personally find important, then it’s your job as their guardian to teach them. This Edu-Toys Night n’ Day Mechanical Globe will help parents who are interested in clocks and calendars give their children a visual guide as to how things work. This is a real solar time rotating globe that acts as both clock and calendar, turning to show you where people on the earth are experiencing sunrise, sunset, and twilight times.

This is very easy to set up, is 11” in diameter, and won’t take up much space standing only a little over a foot tall. It even adjusts for seasons! This will cost you around $127, but for education it would certainly be money well spent. In addition to that, knowing when and where you are on the globe is helpful, especially if you ever have to coordinate with people on the other side of the world for meetings and have difficulty remembering when they are.

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The Artograph Projector – expand your artistic horizons

When you make art for a living, you never know when inspiration is going to strike in unexpected ways. You could exert your efforts in sculpting clay for three years and then decide to start honing your painting skills on the side. On the same page, you never quite know what sort of commissions will fall under your nose if you’re open to that sort of thing. You might work in excruciatingly small detail and have a customer wanting you to take a tiny piece of art and expand it over a larger space.

While tracing isn’t exactly considered art, this Artograph Projector will let you take flat artwork or small 3D objects and enlarge them on any vertical surface. You can be transferring a sketch to a canvas, or print something from the web and use that as a pattern. This has a 163mm lens that will enlarge the original sized image anywhere from 2-10 times over.

The copy size that you can use with this is 10.2 x 10.2cm, and you’ll want to use this in a darker room, as you won’t be able to see too much if it’s bright. You will have to get your hands on a 23W CFL bulb for this to be of any use to you, which will tack another $6.99 on top of the initial $29.99 purchase. It’s quite compact, and would be perfect for classrooms or artists who don’t want to (or can’t) pay much more for a gadget like this.

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AirJamz – the thrill of playing music without actually playing

You can pick up a new skill at any stage in your life with enough determination. Whether that’s painting, ice skating, or playing guitar, there’s no such thing as too old or too young to start learning. Of course, if you just want the fun of jamming out with friends without actually knowing how to play an instrument, that’s where air guitar, piano, and lip syncing come into play.

If you’ve decided that you don’t ever want to learn how to play an instrument and only want to stick to playing pretend, then the AirJamz will heighten your playing-but-not-actually-playing experience. This is an app-enabled Bluetooth toy that looks like a guitar pick, and will let you rock out to over 25 songs with up to 4 players at a time. Don’t worry, even if half of your friends only have iPhones and the other half have Androids, this will play nicely with all of them.

In addition to playing air guitar, you’ll also have access to 100+ instrument, laser, and synth sounds. This was designed with sharing in mind, so you can post your best or worst performances on Instagram and Snapchat for the world to see. The only downside to this fun toy is that is costs $39.99, which is a bit much to make your air guitar seem more real. Maybe $20 fun, but not $40 fun. That being said, no price tag is too high if you’re really dedicated to the craft.

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The Treepod is a treehouse that requires no building skills

When we’re kids, just about anything can be an amazing palace or rocket ship that will get you to space. The imagination of a child can take them anywhere, and they need little more than sticks and sand to come up with completely different worlds. When they get older, they usually want more tangible items like toys or tents to ground them in reality a bit more, but still have their own space for play.

If you don’t feel like building a treehouse so that your little ones can play Tarzan or Swiss Family Robinson, then the Treepod is going to be a great holiday gift. Probably not going to be able to use it until the Spring, but hey, less work for you down the line! This is a hanging tent that can hold about 500 pounds, and has a 5 foot diameter, making it a perfect play space for kids.

This weighs less than 10 pounds on its own, but will support those on the inside whether they’re going to roll around or take a nap. This will cost you $270-325, with additional costs for the stand or equipment to hang it from a tree, but it’s a nifty playhouse nonetheless. The time and energy spent would also be around the same for building a simple structure on your own with supplies and labor, so as long as its quality up to par, it seems worth the price tag.

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MudWatt can teach everyone about clean, dirty energy

You can make someone sit down in a classroom and read a book about how to put together an IKEA chair, but until they’re building it, not all of the dots are going to connect. Humans need real world experiences to understand why and how things are happening around them. Any day you don’t learn something new, you’ve probably died.

If you don’t know what to get someone for the upcoming holidays, a science project is always a fun idea! Well, that’s assuming the recipient has a vested interest in bettering themselves through play, like they would have to do with something like the MudWatt! This fun project is an award-winning STEM kit that will teach you about electricity, microbiology, and energy. Don’t be fooled by its cutesy looks, as this can teach first graders and seniors alike.

The kit harnesses the power of bacteria that creates electricity, and the best part is that you can use dirt from anywhere in the world to make this work. Not only that, but you can add food from your fridge and change the temperature to alter their power output. As the bacteria grows, you can track the progress through an app which will unlock an educational comic to give further insight into what’s happening. The classic version is a $39.99 kit, but there are several different sizes at varying prices for groups or classses ranging small to large.

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This Lunch Box Placemat keeps kids healthy and parents sane

Having kids is like signing up for a full time in-home job, with a boss that doesn’t know how to be professional. On top of trying to mold your child into a functioning human being, you also have to keep up with your own life, and the wrenches your bundles of joy throw into the works. Cleaning up messes will be a constant state of existence, making anything that’s not machine-washable or something that can be thrown into the dishwasher another chore on top of your already busy days.

Since you have to steer your tot in the best direction you can, you need to make it easy for them to not mess up. This Neoprene Lunch Box Placemat will do just that, by making sure that all the mess of their school lunch stays in one place. Since kids don’t really understand the concept of germs, their lunch boxes go with them outside, in bathrooms, and on the floor in the classroom. This same lunch box is going on their lunch table, and you can imagine that they’re not going to bring a sanitary wipe to clean off the surface before they eat off of it.

This Neoprene mat will zip up on each of the four corners, and when unzipped will reveal lunch, as well as a clean space to eat on. Most lunch boxes are just vessels for food, so this method ensures your kids have lunch and a place to eat it. These come in regular or large sizes with a variety of color combinations, costing around $18 a piece, and yes, they are completely machine washable.

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The Sphero Force Band controls BB-8 with the wave of your hand

When you watched Star Wars for the first time, how badly did you wish you could use the Force? While it is more complicated than simple telekinesis, that part is the one we all hone in on. For kids, that is amplified by a thousand, and they will pretend they have it and wave their arms around like mad regardless of whether or not they actually affect anything in the tangible world.

If you are a kind and giving parent who has gotten your child a Sphero BB-8, or are just young at heart and bought one for yourself, your interest might be peaked by this Force Band. It’s a wearable bracelet will let you control BB-8 through Force gestures like push, pull, and drive. Of course, this wouldn’t be worth spending $79 on if it was reliant on having BB-8, so there are plenty of cool things you can do without having the little droid around.

This toy has two modes, which includes Droid Control and Force Awareness. One obviously needs the Sphero droid, while the other will let you practice channeling the Force to wield a Lightsaber, battle with a blaster (both of which require more toys that are separate costs), or record and view virtual holographic messages in your environment. It’s in the same vein as Pokemon Go in that you would need to have it on and active to find these messages, but you’re not necessarily capturing any cool Star Wars creatures.

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Cozmo is a mischievous robot that wants to be your friend

It may not be today, or tomorrow, but we really are approaching the time when robots will have sentience. While that could either be a good or bad thing, we won’t know until it happens. Until then, we can have little robot friends that have a bit of a human streak programmed into them.

While Cozmo might sound a bit like WALL-E, he certainly doesn’t have the same temperament. This little droid is quite curious, wanting to learn, plot, plan, and play with whoever is around. It is meant for children to play with, and comes packed with content and games of speed and skill. He even comes with three interactive Power Cubes for specialty games. Thanks to its bright blue eyes that emote, it will be easy to forget that you’re hanging out with a piece of plastic!

You don’t have to worry about putting anything together, as Cozmo only needs to be juiced up through its drive-on/drive-off charging dock. There is the matter of having an iOS or Android device around, but at this point, who doesn’t have one of them? While Cozmo will learn and grow in your home, you can expedite its learning through the SDK if you have a creative imagination. While Cozmo doesn’t have a microphone, you’ll be able to program things for Cozmo to say, such as the weather or remind you about buying milk. This will cost you $179.99, and starts shipping tomorrow.

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WavHello enters the infant market with the SoundBub

New parents always find it a joy to provide their little one with nothing but the very best when it comes to everything — from food to bedding, even the baby chair and bibs. It does not matter — as long as there baby is happy, so too, will parents be happy. If you think that baby has everything that he or she needs, but somehow has difficulty in sleeping, you might be at your wits’ end. Assuming you have more or less tried everything in the market to no avail, why not consider the SoundBub from the folks over at WavHello?

The SoundBub is a Bluetooth-enabled speaker and soother that has been specially designed to be a portable aid for active , and it also doubles up as a fun yet soothing companion for little ones. There are some strategies that will help your little one to sleep, including playing soothing music right before bedtime as a natural method to reduce stress and wind down. Apart from that, you can also try to play white noise — it has since been proven to be effective with adults, and so too, with children.

Having said that, SoundBub comes preloaded with soothing white noise in order to assist your child drift off to sleep. WavHello co-founder Curtis Williams shared, “WavHello prides itself on empowering families to connect, share and thrive. SoundBub takes the brand beyond pregnancy and is another resource that families can use not only to encourage sleep but to bond with their children at all stages.”

SoundBub will play nice with WavHello’s free VoiceShare mobile app, enabling users (as well as invited friends and/or family) to record messages or songs, in addition to gaining access to other soothing sounds and content in app. It will be preloaded with a couple of white noise tracks, where another ten more are available in the app itself. You can also hook it up to any Bluetooth enabled device if you desire. The SoundBub will retail for $59.99 a pop if you are interested.

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Young Van Gogh’s Illuminated Dry Erase Easel unleashes one’s creative powers

The imagination and mind of a child is truly a wonderful thing. In fact, give them something as simple as a cardboard box, and they will be able to turn it into a time machine or a spaceship, or simply something else that amazes you. When they are bored, do not throw them a tablet or smartphone to play games with, but rather, how about trying a sheet of paper and some crayons? If you think that doing so is too messy to clean up afterwards, then the $59.95 Young Van Gogh’s Illuminated Dry Erase Easel might be worth looking up as an alternative to unleash their artistic tendencies.

The Young Van Gogh’s Illuminated Dry Erase Easel is an illuminating easel that lights up a child’s illustrations. It will do so by an integrated backlight, as the black dry-erase board enhances vivid artwork created thanks to the quartet of dry-erase neon markers that comes with the package. When you need to start over or are done with your masterpiece, the board can be wiped clean with a paper towel like a traditional dry-erase board. The mounted marker tray prevents the art instruments from getting lost and the easel folds up for compact storage. Some assembly is required, with a trio of AA batteries powering the Young Van Gogh’s Illuminated Dry Erase Easel.
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