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Help combat world hunger with the click of a mouse! Kids will love playing on the website freerice.com. The website donates ten grains of rice through the United Nations World Food Program for every correct answer to a multiple choice question. Learn while giving back…a great combination.

As much as we love shopping for new and exciting toys for the kids, we also love good old fashioned free fun. The Exploratorium San Francisco is a fantastic museum and also has a great website that kids 8 and up would love. Our favorite part of the site is the Slice-o-Scope microscopic bread tour. Science really can be a lot of fun!

If you are looking for a fun way to work on colors and numbers with your toddler check out My First Brain Quest Ages 2 to 3 – 3rd Edition. This is one of our favorite traveling games. Kids will love answering questions trying to master the entire deck of questions. This edition comes complete with a parents guide, too.

Babies love board books! The Baby’s Book Tower (Leslie Patricelli board books) is a fun way to teach simple concepts to babies (like yummy-yucky). Babies will get a kick out of the bright colors and pictures of cute diaper wearing babies…and best of all they can also be used as building blocks.

Kid’s love their screen time, you might as well make it educational. The Sesame Street Gang is back with the new Nintendo Wii game, Sesame Street: Cookie’s Counting Carnival. This adventure is perfect for teaching preschools counting skills, patterning, shapes and the bigger than smaller than concept. There are 14 adventures that adjust in difficulty.

Looking for a great lesson in art therapy? Who are you? Where are you going? Emotional Learning Cards is a set of learning cards that feature contemporary art. This boxed set is chock full artwork along with thought provoking questions. Perfect for home-schooling or anyone who wants to help instill a love of the arts into their children.

Have you tried everything to potty train your stubborn toddler? Step away from the M&Ms and try the Potty Power DVD. This video teaches potty skills and hygiene habits by using games and silly songs. Kids will love the animated toilet paper roll and you just might be humming “Big Kid Underwear” for the rest of the day.

Whether the kids love playing market or you are just trying to teach the value of a buck, the Melissa & Doug Play Money Set is a great investment. Kids will love how realistic the money looks and parents will love how easy it is to teach money values with coins and bills that are realistic. Teach the kids how to make change, add up purchases and much more. Clean up is easy because it comes with a wooden storage drawer.

What a great cook book! We recently received a review copy of Annabel Karmel – You Can Cook. This bright and colorful book is loaded with tons of delicious recipes that are easy to create and are very clearly explained. Each recipe has step-by-step instructions with vibrant pictures. Recipes range from basic (broiled toast, perfect baked potatoes) to exotic (sweet and sour pork, lamb tagine). All the recipes have one thing in common: they are creative and look delicious! The cook book also includes tips on kitchen safety and has pictures of kitchen equipment. The beginning has a healthy eating section which is easy for kids to understand. There is also a section on cooking and baking techniques which is helpful for both adults and kids. The back page of the book has a glossary of basic cooking terms such as boiling, simmering, and broiling – all accompanied by pictures. We tested out the Vegetable Lasagne recipe and it was a huge hit! This gorgeous cookbook is recommended for kids who want to learn to cook, parents (especially those in need of new food ideas), and anyone who loves yummy food!

We are always looking for a way to jazz up ordinary school supplies. The Whazatt Chicken Foot Flash Drive is a great way to have your student save their work. This 1GB flash drive is as useful as it is silly. Throw it in a backpack or take it to the library so personal files will always be at hand.