Kids Gift Guide 2020

Baketivity

My boys and I absolutely love baking together. I love making sure they know their way around the kitchen. This kit makes baking easy. 

An all in one Baketivity kit for Kids, you get a complete baking experience without finding recipes, shopping, or measuring! We include clear recipes, pre measured ingredients, plus extra learning and fun. Now you can keep 1 child or an entire group entertained; without the extra hassle!

One kid’s Baking kit makes 8 Muffins

Gnome On The Roam

My kids love taking their Gnome On The Roam on adventures. This is such a fun and fantastic gift for new readers and writers. There is a notebook, so your child can journal about where they have brought their gnome. It even has spots to adds pictures, and lets them write and tell their story their way. 

Boon Supply

I am a huge advocate for positive accessories and items for little ones. These character matters hair ties are such a good reminder for the little ones that wear them!

Tillsonbugger Adventures

Tillsonbug is dark and rainy – a perfect day to stay indoors. But that doesn’t stop the twins Vivian and Fil, and their best friend Tia, from getting into mischief after witnessing the appearance and disappearance of a 100-legged monster. Will their fears stand in the way of their finding the centipede? What lessons will they learn about this creepy creature? 

This story introduces the idea that even the not-so-cute bugs have a place in the eco-system. We may not like them, but we can respect them.

My 8 year old cousin loved reading this story with me. She is a great reader and loved that this was  a short story but had lots of words. She learned a few new words which always makes her happy. Highly recommend this sweet story.

Larry Baum Books

 

The first step in learning to read is a big one: from single letters to whole words. That’s a lot to ask of a young child. To make the transition to reading as simple and easy as possible, why not use the shortest words possible, at least in the very first books that children read? How short can words be and still make a story> Three letters, two letters, one letter? The Bo books use very short words to tell very simple stories, with characters, action, and humor, to help young children cross the threshold into the world of reading. You can read them for free as e-books or buy the paper books for close to their cost, with any authors profit donated to UNICEF.

 

My Mom Has Two Jobs

Finally, a children’s picture book that pays homage to working moms everywhere!
My Mom Has Two Jobs gives parents a platform to talk to their kids about their work, and to help kids see how parents bring the same love, passion, and dedication to both their parenting jobs and their professional jobs. The book is beautifully illustrated to embrace diverse moms and kids of different races and ethnicities, and to show the wide range of important roles that women play.

Tillsonbugger Adventures

Tia, Vivian, and Fil wanted to have a normal summer break, like all the other summers in Tillsonbug. Instead, they find runaway bees! From what could they be hiding? They do their best to save them, but end up in a sticky situation and learn a few lessons along the way.

Just like her other book “The Case of the Missing Moustache” My cousin loved this book. As soon as she was done, she asked if I had anymore of her books. (hint hint, fernanda) 😉  My cousin is obsessed with reading and learning news words so this book is perfect for her.

One Smile

Written by Cindy McKinley. Even the smallest acts of kindness can powerfully impact the lives of others. This truth is beautifully demonstrated as we follow the far-reaching effects of young Katie’s innocent smile.

I love all thing positive for kids. I think it’s important we teach them young about the impact that have on others around them and how they can change the world. This book is powerful. It’s beautifully written and illustrated. I read this with my cousin and she is as an age where she truly understands the book and even had comments about her life compared to Katie’s.

One Voice

Written Cindy McKinley. In this compelling sequel to the award winning One Smile, a young boy’s wish for a more peaceful world ignites a chain reaction of goodwill and cooperation that spreads throughout his community.

Another touching story by Cindy. I keep telling you about my cousin but she is a huge book buff so I love showing her all of the new books I have the honor of being introduced to. Plus she’s a kid and kids are brutally honest. LOL She had such a kind soul and it’s one of my favorite things about her. She related to Jacob in the story and loved talking about things she’s done .

Awesome Jokes For 7 Year Olds.

This fun joke book would be an ideal gift as the giver can personalize the front cover, making it a perfect Christmas stocking filler, or a fun birthday gift for 7 year olds.

Teni And Tayo Toys

This STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) DIY car toy for Boys and Girls guides young inventors as they build and paint their very own wooden battery powered car. Through the construction process, kids learn about problem solving and attention to detail as they read the manual and build the car. Plus, they’ll feel empowered and energized as they learn about their mission from Captain Nosa. This toy will help spark your child’s imagination, develop their fine motor skills, and inspire their creativity.

Hug-A-BooBoo

If your little one has ever had a BooBoo, you know how traumatizing it can be. The band-aids never fix it the way a kiss and hug can. While a kiss and hug is still the best medicine, Hug-A-BooBoo bandages definitely will help put a smile on little ones faces. 

Each bandage is an animal with a face and arms. The arms wrap around your finger or booboo, literally hugging your little one. How cute is that? 

Not only are they cute but the also have extra padding in the “arms” of the charcters, giving extra protection to surrounding wound areas. The padding is 20% thicker than the leading child’s bandages.

A Home For Sally

Sally has a longing to be adopted that began when she was placed in a kennel permanently. A Home For Sally shares the story of a young poodle who considers she is unlovable and unadoptable because of her disability . Sally believed that her dream of once again having a family may never come true

This book may be my new favorite. It has so many important lessons in one book. Love, acceptance, kindness,  and so much more. The book has a happy ending and is sure to make you and your little one smile.

Essence of Japan

The “Essence of Japan” contains 30 beautiful illustrations that give you a taste of Japan’s beauty and elegance. Travel through different prefectures such as Tokyo, Matsumoto, and Takayama’s countryside. This book covers a wide range of images of Japan. Experience culture, traditions, and beauty through nature, ancient cities, wonderful people, and great destinations. Discover the stunning scenery of Japan, elaborate ceilings, decorated folding fans, Asian architecture, beautiful of Mt Fuji, delicious sushi, and much more. Visit the land of the rising sun by exploring lush landscapes, meeting Samurai warriors, and marveling at incredible “Unesco World Heritage sites.”

Olly Octopus Shares A Smile

Olly is a cheeky little octopus who likes to make the other sea creatures smile. No one is exempt from his tickly tentacles; in fact, the grumpier you are, the more likely he is to find you. Olly wakes up and decides it’s the perfect day for some ticklish mischief. Follow Olly through his day as he shares a smile with many of his sea friends. Will he manage to make you smile too?

Books are something that I hold near and dear to my heart. I loved reading books with my parents growing up and it brings back so many happy memories. I am so glad I have Olly Octopus to add to my collection.

The Lost Hat

Kitty Kat is on her way to Primrose Park for a picnic, when she finds a hat at the gate. As Kitty decides to find the owner of the hat, she embarks on a journey that will take her far and wide and to new, exciting adventures!

Kitty takes a boat ride across the lake where she meets the King of Primrose Lake, Mr Swan, and hip-hopping Mr Frog. Finally she meets the Primrose Marching Band, and dances and sings all the way around the park until she finds out who the hat belongs too.

This enchanting story of The Lost Hat is about friendship and helping each other. The Lost Hat will have you and your family dancing and singing all day.

The Duck Trail

Drake the duck embarks on a curious adventure until his inquisitive nature and search for a fun lead to the muckiest adventure. Can Drake’s sense of direction lead him home, will anyone notice? Or will Drake have to rely on his friends and family to follow his trail.

This book is beautifully written and illustrated. Now that its Spring,  we’ve been leaning more towards spring like books so this has been read a lot!

Tickle Daggers

Otis is an outcast bunny who everyone doubts, but when he overcomes his own fears and insecurities, he becomes the magical, multi-dimensional, time-hopping bunny, Tickle Daggers. With the help of a flower faerie, he visits children around the world who are sad and confronting challenges, and he helps them realise that they possess within themselves all the answers that they seek and the power and wisdom to heal, persevere, and become greater and happier than they imagined. Join Tickle Daggers and remember that we are all children of the universe-pure love and joy.

Pugalugs

Pugalugs is  on his first adventure, a walk around the block!  Join Pugalugs and Connor as they  explore their neighborhood and meet some new friends along the way. Who will he meet in this exciting tale? Will they make it home in time for dinner?

Pugalugs is such a cute and interactive book. It has vibrant colors which draws little ones in. Pugalugs has many different books, even some for the holidays. If you are looking for a new children’s book line, I highly recommend Pugalug.

 

The Little Cat With stars In His Eyes

A little Cat who sleeps all day
And never seems to want to play.
He just lies around without a care
On the warmest bed or the softest chair.
But when the sun goes down at the end of the day,
The little Cat wakes and slips away.
He hurries to a hilltop high,
Where he sits beneath the twinkling sky.
To watch the stars as they play and chat
Means all the world to this little Cat.
Returning home at morning’s light,
Where he sleeps right through until the night.
When once again his heart desires,
To see the stars…that he so admires.

Coilz

Finding fun games for my boys to play, that I actually really want to play with them all the time can be hard. Coilz is a game that I can spend hours playing with my kids. It is so much fun.

  • Bounce, roll, flick, score!

  • Over 15 awesome games to play with the Coilz Stadium!

  • 2-sided game board for twice the fun!

  • Collect all 50 Coilz in series 1!

Baby Boom Is In The Room

Raymond Kay is 1 today. He is an ordinary baby in every way. Except late at night, alone in his room. Where he becomes DJ ‘Baby Boom’! With records spinning and music pumping. He soon gets everyone dancing and jumping! BOOM! BOOM! BOOM!You are never too small to dream BIG!

Piggy Paint

If you are anything like me, you don’t like using products that are full of toxins. Piggy Paint is by far my favorite nail polish. It is the only brand I will wear. Piggy Paint is a safe, non-toxic, water based nail polish that is also cruelty free.The colors are bright and they last on my nails just as long as other nail polish brands. Why wouldn’t you make the change to a toxic free nail polish? 

Corolle Baby Doll

From 18 months, Mon Premier Bébé Calin Charming Pastel is the ideal first doll for little mommies.  Measuring 12 inches, she’s the perfect size to rock or cuddle in your child’s arms.  She can be posed exactly like a real baby with her soft supple body.  Her face, arms and legs are made of touchably soft vinyl. The doll is delicately vanilla scented, ready to make your child’s doll hugs as sweet and memorable as you and your child’s.  With sleepy eyes, she sleeps when she’s laid on her back.  Little mommies can give her the pacifier when she’s fussy.  This baby doll is wearing pajamas and has a bonnet.  Mon Premier Bebe Calin Charming Pastel is so trendy with the bright pink trim on the collar of her pajamas.    

Boolean Box

Learning how to code seems to be the way of the future. My kids absolutely love coding, and I am always looking for new ideas to continue to keep them interested. Boolean Box is perfect for girls (though boys can do it as well) You actually are able to build your own computer. It comes with everything you need. You can also find different courses right on their website to be able to learn how to make different cartoons, and even video games. It is super cute! 

BrickMates: Stack By Numbers

THE IDEAL CREATIVE TOY TO DEVELOP IMAGINATION PROBLEM SOLVING and MOTOR SKILLS IN KIDS 6 and UP; Fun; educational and helps boys and girls quickly reach age appropriate milestones such as Cognitive Educational; Emotional and Physical Skills.

Endless Games

Finding things to do, especially while going through this global pandemic can be so hard. Endless Games makes it so easy, with so many great choices of games for the entire family to enjoy. My husband and I tend to have game night a few nights a week now, and Everybody knows is a huge hit. I have also been challenging my 7 year old son on Wheel Of Fortune Junior Edition. 

My First Cookbook

My First Cookbook will inspire the youngest chefs to enter the kitchen, empower them to cook, and engage their creativity–plus they’ll have fun doing it. From simple after-school snacks like Yogurt and Berry Swirls and English Muffin Pizzas, to family meals like Cheese Pupusas and Rice Noodle Bowls, to holiday celebration recipes like Thanksgiving Biscuits and Chinese New Year Pork Dumplings, each beginner recipe is developed by the experts at America’s Test Kitchen Kids before being kid-tested and kid-approved.

 

What A Pinata: Party In A Box

This birthday box contains the essentials for an instant party, whether it’s online, at home, or out with your besties, including:

  • balloons
  • a party hat
  • party blower
  • 81′ streamer roll
  • confetti
  • pirate bandana (one of two styles)
  • pirate ring
  • cracker (puzzle page, joke, and six pieces of candy inside)
  • pirate temporary tattoo
  • eye patch
  • toy prism
  • ten gold coin chocolates
  • even a piece of birthday cake!

Zimpli Kids

When looking for things to keep my kids occupied, Gelli baff is something that I always go too. Not only is Gelli Baff, and Gelli Worlds Dino packs good to keep them occupied, it also provides hours of sensory play for little ones. Both my kids seem to enjoy the slime and gelli fun. Always getting so excited when I pull them out for them to play in. And clean up is a breeze!  

Brackitz

The New Mini STEAM Center is a STEM toy system that has everything from our most popular classroom toy, The Complete STEAM Center, in one kit. The New Mini STEAM Center brings the full-spectrum of STEAM learning to your living room, but can easily be used in the classroom as well. Learning by doing is the best way to prepare girls and boys for the technological advances of the future. Get kids started with STEAM using the hands-on projects in New Mini STEAM Center construction kits.

At Brackitz, we have been inspiring artists, makers, scientists, designers, innovators in the home and classroom….a trusted choice by parents and educators alike.

Epic Water Filters

Finally, a water bottle designed just for people on the go with interchangeable American made water filters for urban and outdoor contaminants (Outdoor Adventure filter sold separately). 

What is The Mini?

Simple, Safe & Friendly Ergonomics: 100% BPA & BPS free Tritan material, 100% FDA-approved food grade materials, 100% replaceable and recyclable, 100% gluten free, 100% vegan, 100% awesome!

Let’s Talk kids

  • 101 activities written to the domains of learning
  • 26 nursery rhyme flashcards
  • 5 stacking cups
  • 5 sign language flashcards
  • 4 color flashcards
  • 3 shape flashcards
  • 1 blank flashcard to write your child’s name
  • 1 baby mirror
  • 1 board book
  • 1 mesh see-thru bag for children to create wonder and want to play with what is inside of the bag

Camelbak Eddy Plus

Keep them happy and hydrated. Eddy®+ Kids single wall stainless steel water bottle is durable, spill-proof when open, and leak-proof when closed. Easy to use, no tipping – just flip, bite, and sip. Easy to clean and BPA, BPS, and BPF free. Recommended for ages 3+.

Prince Lionheart: Jumbo Toy Hammock

My youngest son has the largest collection of stuffed animals, without any good storage solutions. They can drive me crazy. This Jumbo Toy Hammock is so easy to install, and perfect to keep your little ones toy collection in a place that they can easily access, without them being all over the floor. 

MakeCrate

Looking for the perfect electronics subscription box to get started with? Want an engineering and coding subscription that is both fun and engaging? Look no further than MakeCrate’s Everyday Machines: Intro to Engineering subscription series. Designed for beginners in middle school and up, this subscription box teaches fundamental coding skills while kids (and adults!) build fun objects for everyday use, like calculators, electronic games, and room alarms.

Teach Your Child: The Multiplication Tables

My son who is 7, absolutely loves math. It is his favorite subject in school. For as long as I think he could talk he has been asking different math questions. While being at home, we have really been trying to ramp up his math learning. This book is perfect to teach your little ones multiplication easily. 

Adventure Force: Tsunami Drencher

The Adventure Force Tsunami Drencher by Buzz Bee Toys is perfect for any water warrior aiming for long distance soaking this spring. This power pump water blaster can hold up to 30 ounces of water before streaming up to 51 feet in the air, covering the whole backyard! This blaster is available exclusively at Walmart.

BookCase Club

BookCase.Club is a monthly subscription service for both avid readers and those looking to amplify their imagination. We believe in the importance of literature and the magic of the written word. Stories help to expand our minds and expose us to new experiences. Reading is dreaming with open eyes. 

Fun.com Super Plush Throw

If you grew up in the 90s, then you know all about slap bracelets. You’re a whiz at the Oregon Trail. And you will appreciate each and every inch of this Nickelodeon Nick Rewind Super-Soft Throw Blanket! It’s decked out in some of your favorite cartoon characters, like Ren & Stimpy, Reptar, Angelica, and more.

I Am Grateful Journal

  • Attitudes of Gratitude
  • Conscious Parenting
  • Choosing Gratitude
  • The Power of Intention
  • The Giving Way to Happiness

Urban Leaf

  • No space? No worries. Growing your own fruits and vegetables in an apartment or small urban area was once difficult – these plants typically grow large and need lots of space, and for most city dwellers – that just not an option.
  • Urban Leaf’s Mini Fruit & Vegetable Kit makes it all possible, however. We’ve searched specialty seed dealers from across the globe to find this exclusive selection of miniature and compact Fruit & Vegetable seeds, and bundled them all up in a window-sill-sized package.

Messy Play

Each Messy Play Kit contains three to five different activities for kids ages 3-8. They contain science projects, art activities, and sensory experiences based around a specific theme. The activities have specific steps and instructions, so they’re a great way for adults and children to spend quality time together!

Messy Play Kits make it easy for parents to provide sensory activities for their children without having to stress over the HOW and WHAT. All of the necessary materials, background educational info, and fully-tested instructions are right inside each box!

Crystal Wellness Company

My kids absolutely love sensory play. This slime and cloud dough from Crystal Wellness company has given my kids hours of fun together. I love that they are having fun, and being able to play nicely together for hours at a time. These are perfect as gifts, or just because. 

Gramma In A Box

Finding fun activities to keep the kids interested, having fun, and even learning can be hard. But Gramma In A Box is a total game changer. These are perfect for anyone who loves to decorate cookies, or do fun food activities. This is a monthly subscription box, that has three great activities to do every month. And they are delicious as well! 

Burping SpongeBob Squarepants Game

Push SpongeBob SquarePants’ belly or chin to hear a fun tropical tune, then roll the die to see which way to pass him…but hurry before he burps! If you’re holding SpongeBob when he lets one loose, you must take a token. The player with the fewest tokens wins! For 2 or more players.

 

Stacktopus

Slip on the silly sea fingers to become a stacking octopus…a Stacktopus!™ Stacking these cups should be easy, but when you’re wearing octopus arms on your fingers, it becomes silly, competitive fun! Race to match your stack of cups to the card shown to win! It’s great fun for kids, but also for families—wearing the silly sea fingers levels the playing field for kids and adults! For 2 to 3 Players.

Face Paintoos

Face Paintoos are a face paint revolution–making the magic of face painting a fun and no-mess activity for everyone! It’s easy to achieve perfect, long-lasting results every time, without the need for a professional face painter. Each fun design is easily removed using the included wipes. They’re great for parties, dressing up and role play!

What Animals Do You.. Book

This activity book will bring children into the world of their own backyards of wild animals and pets – a simple but interesting way to help them to connect to the responsibilities of having pets, whilst also having fun. The book asks the questions: What animals are living in your backyard? What animals are living in the world and how different they are from each country? What is involved with looking after pets? At the end of the book are illustrations for colouring in. Some are more intricate than others, so when the children come to do this activity, there is the choice of many different designs – thus appealing to everyone!

Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle

Evel Knievel the man, the myth, the legend is back with this nostalgic gem. The original 1970’s version of the super-powerful wind-up gear stunt bike is coming back into production for a limited time. Put your phones down and have some serious fun outside with this vintage stunt cycle 

WhizKidsLab

FOR KIDS WHO LOVE, ALSO THOSE WHO FEAR BUGS: The real bugs, beautifully preserved in clear acrylic blocks, allow kids to hold the bugs in hand. Bug lovers can view them up close and at every angle. Kids who fear bugs can gradually get close to the bugs without actually touching them and learn to observe them. The insect blocks are sized to fit little hands. They are suitable for kids aged 4 or above/ preschoolers.

justBe

MAKES 3 COMPLETE BRACELETS: This kit includes 3 silver plated snake chain bracelets of adjustable length to fit most girls of age 6 or older. There are sufficient beads to make three full bracelets.

Gazillion Bubble Rush

Introducing GAZILLION Bubble Rush! With its revolutionary design, this high-powered bubble machine blows the most bubbles ever. This next generation bubble machine has a three- sectioned no-spill modular design including a removable washable top, solution recycling tray and batteries and motor sealed inside base. Simply pour solution into the reservoir and push the button for a bubble explosion in seconds. This item was designed to create hours of fun for kids, but easy clean for parents. Includes an 8 oz. bottle of Gazillion Premium Bubbles solution. 6 AA batteries required, not included. Appropriate for ages 3 years and up.

Preparing For Algebra

Keeping your kid on track with math can be so hard. I know when I was in school, I had a very hard time with Algebra. This fantastic book will help your kids not only learn basic algebra skills, but also so many other math skills that can be hard for parents to explain. 

Bleuet

She’ll be delighted when she opens this package that includes:

  • One Bleum Camisole + One pair of Bleumer Tumble Shorts (in 3 color options)
  • One scrunchie (color subject to availability)
  • One flower backpack pin
  • Set of gratitude & kindness cards
  • “Today I feel” daily check-in dry erase card

Learning Learning Hands

 

Little Learning Hands offers subscription kits filled with educational activities and lessons that will help your child develop important life skills. The first series of subscription kits from the company is the World Explorers kit. I received the Global box, which includes the following:
  1. World Explorers Passport
  2. World Explorers Booklet
  3. Global Edition Recipes from Around the Globe
  4. World Explorers Color-Your-Own Backpack
  5. Scratch-Off Map of the World
  6. 3D Puzzle of the World Globe
  7. Table Talk Cards
Little Learning Hands is launching soon! Check out their website to find out how you can be one of the first to know when their products are available: www.littlelearninghands.com.

Squishmallows

Squishmallows are the perfect plush toy for any kid. My boys were stoked when they seen these four cute and cuddly plush toys. They were quick to pick which ones were theirs. And they have been inseparable ever since. These are perfect for kids to play with, take camping and in the car to use as a pillow. They are all so soft and cuddly. 

Milk + Sass

Designed in California, BONBONS FOR HAIR™ are expertly crafted for any and every hair age, type and texture. The distinctive shapes were created with your locks in mind. BONBONS FOR HAIR™ were made with a soft velvety and stretchy material at specific heights and widths offering superior ergonomics and functionality to blend throughout hair providing a strong, but a gentle hold that is conducive to children and fashionistas alike. 

Leader Angelfish

Bombs away! The Atom swim goggle comes with a one-piece universal bridge, silicone leakproof eyeseals, and a molded silicone split strap, perfect for laps in the lane or cannonballs off the side.
 

  • 1-Step strap adjustment system
  • One-piece universal fit bridge design
  • Hypo-allergenic silicone leakproof eyeseals and strap
  • Molded split strap for a secure fit

Iconic Protein Drinks For Kids

We all know how hard it is to get kids to eat healthy… the constant battle over sugar & veggies never ends. That’s why we’ve created ICONIC® Kids! A delicious kid’s drink with 0g of added sugar, a full serving of daily organic vegetables, Vitamin D3, and a taste that will trick kids into thinking it’s dessert…Kids say that Chocolate Carnival tastes like chocolate milk!

Trekking

Trekking the National Parks is an award winning family board game where up to six players can visit our country’s majestic parks in a fun and competitive way! Gathering trek cards allows players to move across the map and claim valuable park cards. If a player is the first to visit a National Park, they collect that park’s stone, which award bonus points at the end of the game. Players must jockey for position and make tough tactical decisions at every turn to emerge victorious!
 
  • Players: 2-5
  • Ages: 10+
  • Time: 30-60 Mins

PlayZoom Itouch

 iTouch PlayZoom Smartwatch for Kids comes with features such as a Camera, Video, Voice Recorder, Fun Learning & Active Games, Photo Effects, Sound Animations, Stopwatch, Alarm, Timer, Calendar and so much more! Connect this kids blush cats smartwatch to your computer to download pictures and videos. 

A Craft Party

Keeping kids entertained this summer especially can be so hard. My boys absolutely love doing new arts and craft projects. The problem is, I don’t have that crafting gene in me. A Craft Party saves me all the hassle. They were sent boards with their names to paint. My oldest decided he wanted his to hang on his bedroom wall. My youngest was excited to have his name on his bedroom door. We were also sent everything we needed to make little pirate ships. My kids were so excited. I was so excited that these projects came with everything they needed. The little boats have brought hours of fun so far. 

Stars Of Hope

The Stars of HOPE Box of HOPE Kits impact our program several ways helping us to deliver tangible messages of HOPE and healing by keeping our “HOPE Banks” stocked and ready to respond in communities around the globe while sponsoring another kit to be used at a community or school funded project. 

Workman Publishing

Stanley Jr 

Teaching your kids the proper names and use for common tools is so important. Starting them at a young age can help them so much in the long run. Stanley Jr has the perfect set of common tools, but in kids size. This is perfect for little ones that always want to help with projects to have their own sets. 

Stanley Jr also has great kits for your kids to be able to build their own construction vehicles, and even paint them. Helping your kids not only learn how to use different tools. But, also teaching them independence.