Cool Stuff

By Christine Davis

“Happy Haunted Halloween” by Mr. Singer & the Sharp Cookies

Enjoy some spooktacular fun for the whole family this Halloween with this new album that includes both spooky and sweet songs, all done in the band’s signature rocking, electric sound. CDs available at Amazon.ca; digital downloads available at iTunes and Google Play. $10 US

Indigo Kids Halloween Pajamas

Dress up for bed and sweet dreams with this selection of Halloween-themed pajamas. Made with 100 per cent cotton, the long-sleeve crewneck top matches the elastic waistband pants. Choose from zombie, monster, pirate and scaredy cat designs. Available at Indigo and Indigo.ca. $24.95

Lil Gadgets headphones

These high-quality, high performance headphones are made specifically for kids with a child safety standpoint in mind. Featuring volume limits, rugged durability, soft feel and comfortable fit as well as a SharePort for connecting multiple headphones to one device. Available in various styles and colours. Available at Amazon.ca and bestbuy.ca. From $25.95

Little Sleepies

Babies and toddlers will enjoy a restful sleep in these sleepers made of buttery bamboo. Available in fun, playful prints, they convert from a romper to a footie with the flip of a cuff on the foot and feature double zippers for easier diaper changes. Available at Tiny Trendsetter in Toronto. $42

Avengers Hero Inventor Kit

Create and customize high-tech hero gear and a unique super hero identity using littleBits electronic blocks. This super cool new gadget sees kids creating their own hero gauntlet that features wearable tech sensors, in-app block coding, a customizable LED matrix light design and authentic Marvel Avengers sound effects. Hours of entertainment and learning opportunities when used with the accompanying app. Available at Amazon.ca, Indigo.ca and Indigo. $199.99

Batman: Flashlight Projections: Heroes and Villains

Using the illustrated cut out screen, this publication allows children to project their favourite scenes and locations from the Batman universe at home with a flashlight. A fun way to explore Gotham City as part of a bedtime routine. Available at major retailers. $22.99

CLIF Kid ZBar Filled

These all-new organic energy snacks make a great after school snack or pre-game fuel. The nutritious blend of carbohydrates, fiber, protein and fat provide energy for kids’ growing bodies, developing taste buds and active lives and they’re the only kids’ bar that’s soft and chewy on the outside with creamy nut butter inside. These made-in-Canada bars come in three tasty flavours: Double Peanut Butter, Chocolate filled with Peanut Butter and Apple filled with Almond Butter. Available at at major drug, grocery and natural food retailers. $1.99 per bar

MadeGood Soft Baked Mini Cookies

These are the ideal addition to a child’s lunch box. Packed with a serving of veggies and school safe since they’re free of such allergens as peanut, tree nuts, wheat and gluten, soy, dairy, egg, sesame, fish and shellfish, they’re also deliciously soft and chewy. Available in Chocolate Chip, Chocolate Banana, Apple Cinnamon and Double Chocolate flavours. Available at Loblaws, Metro, Walmart and Sobeys. Box of four bars $4.99

 

Wooden Hygge Swing

Designed for indoor use, this swing is the perfect addition to a bedroom, play room or covered porch. Kids and adults alike will love being able to go for a swing no matter the weather. Comes with a set of heavy duty carabiners for hanging and must be anchored to a ceiling beam or stud. Available at hyggelife.com. $225 US

Master A Million

Step right up and test your ability to Master A Million with this bouncy ball from Jakks Pacific. The digital counter will track up to one million bounces and thanks to the app, you can connect your mobile device to the ball to sync your score and get your name on the worldwide leaderboard. Available at Toys R Us. $12.99

Dole Fruit ‘N Pudding

This one-of-a-kind fruit fusion welcomes a new flavour to the line up of fruit in smooth pudding. Whole blueberries in Blueberry Pudding is a great addition to packed lunches. Gluten and dairy-free, there’s no artificial colours or flavours. Available at mass grocery stores. $3.49

Nanit

New to the Canadian market, this wifi baby monitor provides not only a birds-eye view of the nursery, but also insights and sleep tips via a paid monthly subscription option. Simply download the app on your mobile device and check in on baby anywhere, any time, in real time. Multi-stand for travel also available. Available at Babies R Us. Monitor $349; Multi-stand $59

Modern Blush Wall Clock

The clean, timeless design of this blush clock is a beautiful addition to any little girls’ room. Touches of gold make it a little bit fancy – just the way girls like it. Available at Pier 1 Imports. $26.95

Indigo Kids Halloween Tote Bag

Ditch the plastic bag in favour of this Halloween tote bag. Perfect for collecting treats, it’s made of 100 per cent cotton canvas and features long handles that make it easy to carry and opening wide. Choose from assorted designs. Available at Indigo and Indigo.ca. $9.95

MadeGood Crispy Light Granola

This new product from MadeGood combines the simple goodness of granola with the light, crispy texture of cereal. Perfect for snacking on any time of day it’s also great on its own with milk or added to yogurt and is available in four delicious flavours; Apple Cinnamon, Chocolate Banana, Strawberry and Cocoa Crunch. Available at Loblaws, Metro, Walmart and Sobeys. $4.99