Category: ***Back To School

Best Activity Books For Kids Ages 4-8

What are the best activity books for kids aged 4 to 8? We had actual kiddos try out a bushel of activity books—mazes, puzzles, coloring and more. The best ones were challenging enough to hold a preschooler to second grader’s interest . . . without being too hard! Here are the winners!

FYI: We rate and review products for families, since 1994. We don’t take money or freebies from the brands we review . . . our aim is a honest and independent review! Our work is 100% reader-supported.

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Best Kids Water Bottle

What’s the best kids water bottle? To find out, we asked the experts—kids themselves! Which were easiest to use? Kept water cold? And for parents, which bottles are easiest to clean? Here are the ones we’d recommend.

FYI: We’ve been reviewing and rating products for kids and parents since 1994. We don’t take money or freebies from the brands we review to keep our work independent. Our reviews are 100% reader-supported!

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Best Mini Stapler

Need to take a stapler on the road? Or in a backpack? A mini stapler is the best solution. To find the best one, we tried out 9 models from different brands. Here are the ones that made the cut.

FYI: We’ve been reviewing and rating products for the home, families and parents since 1994. To keep it real, we don’t take money or freebies from the brands we review. Our work is 100% reader-supported! So we thank you for taking the time to read this article.

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Best Reading Pillow

What’s the best reader pillow? We surveyed the readers of our parenting books to find out their favorites for both kids and adults. We took their suggestions and then another 9 hours of research, comparing pillows on comfiness, back support and affordability. Here are the ones we’d recommend!

FYI: We’ve been reviewing and rating products for the home, parents and families since 1994. To keep it real, we don’t money or freebies from the brands we review. Our reviews are 100% reader-supported! Thanks in advance for reading this article!

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Best Kids Water Bottle

What’s the best kids water bottle? To find out, we asked the experts—kids themselves! Which were easiest to use? Kept water cold? And for parents, which bottles are easiest to clean? Here are the ones we’d recommend.

FYI: We’ve been reviewing and rating products for kids and parents since 1994. We don’t take money or freebies from the brands we review to keep our work independent. Our reviews are 100% reader-supported!

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Best Electric Pencil Sharpener

What’s the best electric pencil sharpener? To find out, we asked the readers of our parenting books (2.1 million copies in print!) for their favorites. Then we asked experts (that is, teachers) for their picks. After narrowing down the field to a dozen brands, we compared each on quality, durability and price. Here are the winners!

FYI: We’ve been reviewing and rating products for parents, kids and the home since 1994. We don’t take money or freebies from the brands we review—that keeps it real! Our reviews are 100% reader-supported.

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Best Bento Box for Kids

What’s the best bento box for kids? To find out, we asked the experts—kids themselves! We put together a panel of our readers’ kiddos and had them try out 12 different bento boxes. Which were easiest to use? To clean? Here are the winners!

FYI: We’ve been reviewing and rating products for families, kids and the home since 1994. To keep it real, we don’t take money or freebies from the brands we review. Our work is 100% reader-supported . . . so we sincerely thank you for reading this article!

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Best Bento Box for Kids

What’s the best bento box for kids? To find out, we asked the experts—kids themselves! We put together a panel of our readers’ kiddos and had them try out 12 different bento boxes. Which were easiest to use? To clean? Here are the winners!

FYI: We’ve been reviewing and rating products for families, kids and the home since 1994. To keep it real, we don’t take money or freebies from the brands we review. Our work is 100% reader-supported . . . so we sincerely thank you for reading this article!

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Best Mini Stapler

Need to take a stapler on the road? Or in a backpack? A mini stapler is the best solution. To find the best one, we tried out 9 models from different brands. Here are the ones that made the cut.

FYI: We’ve been reviewing and rating products for the home, families and parents since 1994. To keep it real, we don’t take money or freebies from the brands we review. Our work is 100% reader-supported! So we thank you for taking the time to read this article.

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Best Electric Stapler

What’s the best electric stapler? We surveyed the readers of our parenting books (2.1 million copies in print!) to find their favorites. Then we did additional research, comparing performance and value. Finally, we tested out several top brands. Here are the models we’d recommend!

FYI: We’ve been reviewing and rating products for the home, families and kids since 19943. We don’t take money or freebies from the brands we review. Our work is 100% reader-supported—so we greatly appreciate you reading this article!

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