The trick to nixing brain drain over the break? Make learning fun! Check out 20 smart toys that will send your kid to the head of the class.
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MATH & SCIENCE - Free-Range Fractions Game
Is your kid fuzzy on fractions? This egg-cellent game gives him a helpful visual: Turn your dozen either white or brown side up to match the fraction on the number card. The carton hides your answer from other players.
THE ARTS - Playful Xylophone
Two toys little ones love rolled into one, this colorful plaything is a xylophone and a stacker -- your child can bang out some tunes while boosting his fine motor skills. Now that's music to our ears!
Originally published in the June 2012 issue of Parents magazine.