One Flashy Feline
Roll the Eyelights Flashlight on the ground to light up the kitty's bright LED eyes. Press the button to make them glow, flash, or change colors.
Ages 3 to 7, Battat, $11.95
Mark Your Page With Style
These origami-style Magnetic Bookmarks use tiny magnets to clamp onto a piece of paper.
Ages 5 and up, Girl of All Work, $8.95 for 5; japanistic.com
Take a Note
Playtime for Kids Pads are a series of clever activity prompts for kids. Each one comes with 40 tear-off checklists, meaning lots of repeat play. And with eight themes to pick from, there's a plethora of creative choices: sketch and display artwork with I'm an Artist, for example, or encourage and keep track of new experiences (I took a bite of broccoli!) with I Tried It.
Ages 5 and up, Knock Knock, $6.50 each
Colorful Cover-ups for Drizzly Days
Outfit puddle-jumpers for rainy-day fun with these oh-so-cute plastic Rain Ponchos. We love the face-framing details on the six different styles, especially the flower's petals and the tiger's perky ears. Handy snaps beneath the arms hold the garment in place.
Ages 3 to 6. Stephen Joseph, $18
These dapper Duckie Pens are sure to meet any school's dress code.
Ages 6 and up, Mina, $1.50 each; japanistic.com
Originally published in the May, September, October, and November 2012 issues of FamilyFun