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Editor’s Picks: Here’s What We’re Loving for Kids This Spring

By Elena Epstein, Director of the National Parenting Product Awards. For more product reviews, visit nappaawards.com

 

The Play Kits

Discover this subscription, stage-based learning program designed to promote healthy brain development during the early years of childhood. The kits arrive every two to three months and feature age-specific toys made with sustainably harvested wood, organic cotton, nontoxic paint and baby-safe plastics. $80, ages birth-4 years, lovevery.com

The Play Kits Lovevery
The Play Kits

 

“I am a Force of Nature”

Explore this beautifully illustrated board book encouraging kids to explore their feelings and the world around them. The book communicates a memorable message that we can find the same brave, playful, colorful and crabby qualities found in animals and nature within ourselves. $8.95, ages 1-3 years, shambhala.com

I Am A Force of Nature
I Am a Force of Nature

 

“The 12 Systems of the Body”: Adventure Series Book Set

This illustrated book series brings facts, fun and learning together as it introduces the foundation of human anatomy. Kids learn about the five senses; the skeletal, muscular, nervous, respiratory, digestive and immune systems; body growth and development and more. $120, ages 8+, knowyourself.com

 

12 Systems of the Body
The 12 Systems of the Body: Adventure Series Book Set

 

Storypod

Here’s a child-directed and interactive audio system that ignites imagination through read-along books, music, podcasts, learning games and more. Loveable “Crafties” yarn audio characters add whimsy for hours of screen-free fun and learning. $109.99, ages birth-10 years, storypod.com

 

Storypod
Storypod

 

Rascal + Friends Sensitive Wipes

Designed for comfort, practicality and delicate skin, these wipes contain extracts of chamomile, aloe and pomegranate to provide anti-inflammatory properties and natural antioxidants. Moms will appreciate the fragrance-free, pH-balanced nature of the wipes. $5.97, ages birth+, rascalandfriends.com

 

Rascal + Friends Sensitive Wipes
Rascal + Friends Sensitive Wipes

 

Lulla Doll

Delight in this soother and sleep companion for babies, toddlers and beyond. The doll imitates closeness to a caregiver at rest with its soft feel and soothing sounds of real-life heartbeat and breathing. $49.99, ages birth-6, lulladoll.com

 

Lulla Doll
Lulla Doll

 

Sharks, Aliens, Zombies

It’s a classic card game with a twist. Think Rock, Paper, Scissors, but with fun facts and wacky jokes. This game is perfect for family game night or when you’re traveling with the kids. $12.95, ages 6+, noveltieswholesaleinc.com

 

Sharks Aliens Zombies
Sharks Aliens Zombies

 

Inklings Cards

Pick up this early-learning game that uses memory and math skills to help kids quickly identify and respond to numbers in a fun, easy-to-learn way. $24.99, ages 5+, inklingscards.com

 

Inklings Cards
Inklings Cards

 

Crawl About Ladybug

This early learning companion wobbles as it moves. A simple push on the back starts its motion. Lights and fun melodies entice your child to crawl after it as it moves across the floor. $19.99, ages 6 months+, tlji.com

 

Crawl About Ladybug
Crawl About Ladybug

Planet Duck

Perfect for bathtime fun, these adorable, upright floating rubber ducks come in a pack of six and offer plenty of squirting, squeaking fun for kids. These rubber ducks are CPSIA-certified products. $14.82, ages 3+, planetduck.world

 

Planet Duck
Planet Duck

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