There’s a lot to be thankful for this year. For starters, the parenting world is brimming with new and cool products, toys and books that make playtime even more fun. Scroll down for our 6 picks that recently caught our Editor’s eye.
When your kids are ready to take flight, the last thing they need are wires and stiff material hindering their take-off. Introducing Wonder Wings, modern fabric wings perfect for play indoor or out. Whether they are twirling, running or jumping, these super soft and agile wings will let your kids soar high. Available at thewonderie.com, $29
The Nonsense Show by Eric Carle
Author and illustrator Eric Carle of The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Brown Bear, Brown Bear fame, once again astounds with his newest book, The Nonsense Show. With word play, rhymes and vibrant illustrations this new story might just become your kids’ new favorite bedtime read. Available at amazon.com, $14.18
Laiki Rice Crackers
We’ll admit: with only three ingredients (rice, oil and salt) we thought Laiki Rice Crackers would taste like cardboard. But, we were wrong. Bigtime. These delicious crackers are tasty and healthy–everything you want in a snack. Plus, they’re gluten-free, vegan and use only sustainably-sourced palm oil. Oh, and did we mention you get free shipping on all orders? Available at laikicrackers.com, $30 for a 24-unit snackpack
Why draw small when you can draw big? That’s what Pirasta is all about. Their gigantic coloring posters (they measure 63” x 36”) are meant for thinking big. Tape them to a wall with painter’s tape or unroll on the ground, and grab every marker/crayon/paint brush you have available. Choose from different themes and scenes (we especially liked the Funny Farm animal one). Available at pirastanyc.com, $20-$30
Once Upon a Farm
If you swore you’d make your own baby food, but then life got in the way, turn to the just-launched Once Upon a Farm that delivers fresh baby and toddler meals directly to your doorstep. With 10 blends of whole fruits, veggies and superfoods, each recipe is free from concentrates, preservatives and processed purees (try saying that 10 times fast). And, everything is certified organic and kosher so you’ll feel confident about what baby is eating even if you didn’t make it yourself. Available at uponafarm.com, $2.99/pouch
Seriously, You Have to Eat by Adam Mansbach; Illustrated by Owen Brozman
It’s one of the biggest battles you’ll ever face as a parent: getting your kids to eat (what you want!). This comical read is the kid-friendly version of the New York Times bestseller You Have to F**king Eat and at the very least will make you smile and realize you’re not alone in the breakfast/lunch/snack/dinnertime struggle. Available at amazon.com, $12.05
Got a cool new find to share? Leave a comment below!
— Erin Lem