The Thomas & Friends Super Station ($99.99, www.fisher-price.mattel.com; ages 3+) is a multi-system track set with 35 feet of track and three levels of play that takes kids on an adventure with Thomas, Percy, James and Harold. It holds more than 100 engines.
Circle with Disney ($99, www.meetcircle.com; tweens and teens) lets parents filter content, completely pause the Internet or set bedtimes for all kids’ connected devices through a companion app.
Explore the world of science with this monthly subscription from Little Passports (starting at $18.95/month, www.littlepassports.com; ages 9+), allowing kids to dive into forensics, solar power or aerodynamics through experiments and hands-on STEM activities.
Discover Cool Podcasts
Whether your kids love science, space, stories or TED Talks, Leela Kids will help you find the best podcasts for them. The app (Free, leelalabs.com/kids; ages 3-15) is categorized by age and topic and includes kid-centric podcasts such as Wow in the World (by NPR), Brains On!, Ear Snacks and Classics for Kids.
The Learning Journey International’s Match It! Spelling ($11.99, www.tlji.com; ages 2 -4) gives kids a fun and colorful introduction to spelling. By associating objects with words, young kids will be able to feel confident assembling these puzzle pieces.
For November, we’ve chosen a couple of fun learning games, a fun Thomas & Friends play set, a way to make your kids’ digital world safer and a connection to fun kid-friendly podcasts.