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For the Grandkids: Ideas for after school

 
More and more grandparents are helping out with their grandchildren after school. Now, you can ditch the post-school boredom with these fun activities to do with kids. These products will help them learn, get moving and do more than just veg out after school.

 

Bookroo
Keep their brains healthy and active, even after the school day is over, with Bookroo. Bookroo is a monthly, curated children’s book subscription. With help from a panel of 12 families attending Stanford University, who read the books with their own children and rate them, Bookroo uses those ratings to help select the best books in each box
every month. Designed to make kids to fall in love with reading and consistently grow their home library, you can choose from the Picture Book Box (2-6) or Board Book Box (0-2). bookroo.com.
ROX 
Try some gaming off the screen! Taking advantage of children’s intrinsic motivation to move and play and their high-tech upbringings, ROXs 2s uses sensors, light and sound effects in a variety of gaming modes to get kids exercising their bodies and minds. To begin play, kids or parents open the A-Champs app and select one of the pre-set games. One example is Animal Break, where kids pretend the animals have escaped from the zoo and they must return them to save the day. Depending on the age and fitness level of players, the game can be customized to make it more challenging. a-champs.com/roxs.
Gelli Arts
School’s out for the day, so keep the kids entertained until dinnertime with Gelli Arts. The Gelli Arts Gel Printing Plate looks and feels like gelatin, but is durable, reusable and stores at room temperature. It’s easy to clean and always ready for printing. Monoprinting on a Gelli plate is simple and fun. The gratification is immediate, and the prints are too cool. gelliarts.com.
 
SmartGurlz
SmartGurlz is a revolutionary toy brand whose line of self-balancing robots and action dolls are encouraging young women to become tomorrow’s programmers. Is she interested in the latest tech? Or does she struggle with math concepts and how they apply to her own life? With SmartGurlz, girls ages 6 and older will learn to see science
, technology, engineering and math in a whole new and engaging light as they learn to code! smartgurlz.com.
Handcrafted Honeybee
Handcrafted Honeybee believes that in every girl, there’s a scientist, an artist, an engineer or an entrepreneur just waiting to spread her wings. Empower her to dream big with each of Handcrafted Honeybee’s Create-Your-Own Skin
Care Kits. Every box comes with an enticing activity that will grow your granddaughter’s interest in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math), critical thinking and her future. Take your pick between SmartGirl Bath Bomb Kit, SmartGirl Groovy Lamp Lip Gloss Kit or SmartGirl Lip Balm Kit. handcraftedhoneybee.com.

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