The Thrill of Engineering
Kids can create a thrilling ride using the laws of physics and elements of logic in ThinkFun’s Roller Coaster Challenge ($29.99, www.thinkfun.com).
Cute Clips With Sniffs
Accessorize and personalize your child’s stuff with Whiffer Sniffers backpack clips ($7.99, www.whiffersniffers.com). The fruit- and sweet-treat-themed collectibles clip on easily and smell delightful.
Overcoming Back-to-School Jitters
Your child can practice social skills with your help and “What to Do When You Feel Too Shy” from Magination Press ($15.95, www.apa.org/pubs/magination). The book lays out real-life scenarios to develop confidence and open communication.
Listen and Share
Whether it’s an educational app or their favorite tunes, kids ages 6 and up can use Lil Gadgets’ Connect+ Pro ($29, www.lilgadgets.com) and connect multiple sets of headphones to the same device.
A smooth transition back to school starts well before the first day. These NAPPA Award-winning games and gear will help you get ready for the upcoming school year at home, on the go and at school.