Toys and Games
The premise of this 32-page “modern father-son love story” from Alison McGhee and New York Times bestselling illustrator Eliza Wheeler is probably pretty familiar, at least if you have tattoos: a kid asks about daddy’s ink, and dad obliges with the story behind each tattoo. In the process, they bond.
The concept is simple: To tell the time, you have to calculate 2 math equations ⏤ one for the hour, one for minutes. So if the clock displays “9 / 3 + 5 hours, 32 + 9 minutes” you know that it’s 8:41. Also, that you’re late for work. There are 4 levels of difficulty and the problems change as quickly as every 10 seconds.
Straight out of Jurassic Park (and/or the United Kingdom), Suck UK’s Dino Case is toothy lunch box that looks like a T-Rex. It’s made of food/drink-safe plastic, features a jaw that opens and closes, and includes a muzzle carrying strap so it won’t attack any of Junior’s classmates.
Another one of those inventions that somehow hasn’t been on Shark Tank, Nimuno Loops are rolls of flexible double-brick LEGO-compatible baseplates that you can stick on (or wrap around) pretty much anything. They bend, flex, and can be cut to size. And they also work with Mega, Kreo, and other standard brick toys.
This simple LED nightlight/clock projects everything from multiplication tables, to words, to how fast a cheetah can run ⏤ all up on the ceiling, and all so your toddler can learn as they fall asleep. Simply put the themed disc on the light, turn it on, and say goodnight to your future Jeopardy contestant.