Cool Stuff May 2018

By Christine Davis

 

Blinky and the Phone Fiasco: A Family Guide to Screentime Limits

Dr. Tripler Pell has penned this humorous, entertaining story for children under 8 as a fun way to to start a conversation on screentime limits and how to make screentime healthier. Illustrated by Mike Byrne. Available at Indigo. $18.99

Gazillion Crazy Wands

From bunny teeth to vampire fangs, these photo-booth style bubble wands are a must-have for spring and summer fun. Each set comes with two Crazy Wands and an 8 oz bottle of solution. Available at Walmart, Toys “R” Us, Indigo and Home Hardware. $3.99

Stonz Sunwear

This new line of premium SPF 50 sunwear is designed specifically for kids ages newborn to 6-years old. The line, which includes sun suits, tops, shorts and skorts feature quick-drying technical fabrics and four-way stretch for total comfort and maximum coverage. Available at stonzwear.com. From $41.99

Mini Muu dresses

These adorable dresses are a must-have for little girls. They don’t stain, tear or wrinkle, plus they dry within 15 minutes and offer the additional bonus of an SPF 50+. Available at Personal Best Fitness Studio in Caledon and nuu-muu.com. $54 US

 

Playmobil FIFA Take Along Soccer Field

Get ready for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia with this set from Playmobil. Young soccer players will love being able to assume the role of their favourite players and stage exciting matches. Players sold separately. Available at major retailers. $89.99

Peg Garden

Get your garden growing with this adorable garden-themed pegboard by Bright Basics. Add flowers and insects to create sweet, stacked scenes. Recommended for ages 2 to 4. Available at Amazon.com. $19.99 US

 

Yuba Flip Flop

This unique, flippable frame balance cargo bike is built to grow with kids ages 1.5 to 6 while saving parents from purchasing a new ride at each stage. Airless tires mean no flats and cute add-ons customize the bike. Available at Bateman’s Bicycle Company, Broom Wagon Cyclery, Sweet Pete’s Bike Shop, Urbane Cyclist and Velotique Toronto. $120 US

Highlights Hidden Pictures Farm Puzzles workbook

Packed with more than 100 puzzles straight from the beloved magazine, this workbook features more than 1,200 objects to find, offering kids ages 6 to 9 hours of puzzling fun. Available at Amazon.com. $9.95

 

Gazillion Bubble Pong

This game offers all the fun of pong with the added benefit of blasting your opponent with bubbles. Recommended for ages 3+ it features three levels of difficulty so it’s fun for the whole family. Available at Walmart and Toys “R” Us. $29.99