Looking for a way to motivate and cultivate your child’s best habits? Then look no further than Kudo Banz! Kudo Banz is an innovative behavior reward system similar to a sticker chart, only worn on your child’s wrist. Children earn “kudos” for good behavior, and can see their progress easily and frequently. With a tie-in story “The Adventures of Drago and George” and an augmented reality component compatible with smartphones, Kudo Banz will encourage and cultivate better behavior in no time.
$29.99; age range: 3-10 years; kudobanz.com
Highlights Big Fun Activity Books
Is the “Summer Slide” kicking in? Then engage your child’s mind with Highlights Big Fun Activity Books. Featuring the trademark humor and wit of Highlights magazine, these Big Fun Activity Books will help refamiliarize your child with the alphabet and numbers. The “Write-On Wipe-Off” versions actually allow your summer breaker to write inside of the books with an erasable marker which can then be wiped down and used over and over again.
$7.99-12.99; age range: 3-10 years; amazon.com
Crayola Kids at Work Activity Table
Why choose between budding builder and accomplished artist when the Crayola Kids Work Activity Table allows your child to be both? The 2-in-1 design features a building block surface on one side and a writing surface on the other, allowing hours of creative fun that will encourage your little one to express themselves while simultaneously building their fine motor skills. The 40-piece set allows for variety, while the storage compartments ensure that you’re not constantly tripping over Crayolas on your way to the living room.
$49.99; age range: 3+ years; walmart.com
Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Crayola Trolley Play Set
It’s all aboard with the Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Crayola Trolley Play Set! Children take a tour around the town of make-believe by stacking blocks and coloring them with adhesive stickers, which will help with their color recognition. After the trolley is built, your children can take the figurines of Daniel Tiger, O the Owl, Katerina Kittycat, Prince Wednesday and Miss Elaina on a sightseeing tour around town to explore all of the magical landmarks. Once finished, everything can be stored in the crayon tube, or the tube can be used as a decoration to liven up your child’s room.
$19.97; age range: 3+ years; walmart.com
By Jackie Moe