Moonlite: Award-winning Moonlite is an easy-to-use storybook projector for your mobile phone that turns your child’s favorite storybooks into an immersive and magical experience! It uses the flashlight of your phone to project big, bright, vivid storybook images onto the ceiling or wall. All the words to the story display with the app, along with sound effects, background music, and more to make storytime an immersive and enchanting experience! Purchase at mymoonlite.com.
Nook Organic Niche Nursing Pillow: Make breastfeeding and bottle-feeding more comfortable for you and baby. This award-winning pillow is 100 per cent organic, luxuriously soft and breathable to keep you and baby cool and cozy. You’ll use this versatile pillow for more than just holding your baby close - use it for tummy time and more! Purchase at nooksleep.com.
Doddle & Co. The Pop®, The Cleaner Pacifier: The ‘five-second rule’ isn’t really a thing! Every time this pacifier falls, the nipple pops back into its built-in protective silicone bubble. It’s safe and intuitive with a gentle pop-back that mimics the natural teat. Won’t pop out of babe’s mouth. Whenever babe masters motor skills, they can put it in their mouth themselves. Recommended for babies 0 to 6 months and safe for older infants, too. Purchase at doddleandco.com.
SmartGurlz: The award-winning robotic e-learning platform that teaches your daughter the necessary basics of STEM skills (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). Is your daughter interested in the latest tech? Does she struggle with math concepts and how they apply to her own life? With SmartGurlz, girls ages 6 and up will learn to see STEM in a whole new and engaging light by teaching girls to code! Purchase at smartgurlz.com.
Nintendo Labo™ Variety Kit: Nintendo Labo™ is a series of DIY kits that are designed to work with the Nintendo Switch™ system. The Variety Kit consists of modular sheets of cardboard that kids and parents can work on together to build and, once constructed, transform into 5 interactive projects: 2 cars, a fishing rod, house, and piano! The build-it-yourself Nintendo Labo™ makes for a great bonding activity for parents and kids. Purchase at labonintendo.com.
For Young Readers
Cuddle Barn™ Dalton, the Storytelling Dragon: Dalton, the 12” storytelling dragon, recites fairy tales from a magical glowing book! His body sways from side to side, and he has a moving mouth. The friendly dragon tells 5 nursery ryhmes: Hansel & Gretel; Jack & The Beanstalk; Rapunzel; The Ugly Duckling; and Sleeping Beauty. For more information, visit cuddle-barn.com. A Mastermind Toys® exclusive. Purchase in-store and at mastermindtoys.com.
Hey Warrior by author Karen Sigmund: A book for kids about anxiety. Kids can do amazing things with the right information. Understanding why anxiety feels the way it does and where the physical symptoms come from is a powerful step in turning anxiety around. Anxiety explained, kids empowered! Purchase at heysigmund.com.
Maker Lab - Outdoors: 25 Super Cool Projects by author Jack Challoner: A follow-up to the award-winning Maker Lab, this book takes the learning and fun to the back yard. From water rockets to wormeries, kids will love these hands-on and interactive STEAM projects. Purchase at amazon.ca.
We’re All Wonders by author R.J. Palacio: The unforgettable bestseller Wonder, now a major motion picture, has inspired a nationwide movement to Choose Kind. Now parents can introduce the importance of choosing kind to their young reader. This book may be Auggie’s story, but it taps into every child’s longing to belong, and to be seen for who they truly are. Purchase at chapters.indigo.ca; amazon.ca.
Parenting & Reference Books
Chicken Soup for the Soul - My Amazing Mom: 101 Stories of Love and Appreciation by author Amy Newmark: This book will touch the heart of any mother with its stories of gratitude, joy, love, and lessons. Mothers and grandmothers will feel appreciated as they read about the impact of their hard work. This year, give the gift of a good read for Mother’s Day! Purchase at chapters.indigo.ca; amazon.ca.
Three Year Gardener’s Gratitude Journal - Part Diary, Part Personal Growing Guide by best-selling author Donna Blazer and columnist on CBC's Homestretch and garden speaker Chelsie Anderson: This is the book that guides you in writing your own garden memoir. It inspires you to track your success and record vital information as you grow. Think of it as garden memoir meets notebook and start writing now as you record all the details in one place. Packed with colorful images and illustrations, growing tips, words of wisdom, and weekly garden good news stories plus plenty of room to record your own garden highlights. Purchase at chelsiesgardens.com.
Why a Daughter Needs a Dad by author Gregory Lang: Show dad your appreciation with this classic from a New York Times bestselling author. This book has been bringing together fathers and daughters for over a decade and makes the perfect gift for dads everywhere for Father’s Day! Purchase at chapters.indigo.ca.
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