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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!

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Best Preschool Workbooks

What are the best preschool workbooks? We surveyed the readers of our parenting books to find their favorites. Then we asked a group of preschool teachers for their picks. And finally, we ordered in the most suggested workbooks and gave them to actual preschoolers to try! Here are the ones we’d recommend to you.

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

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Best Globe

What’s the best globe? Well, the answer depends on your needs—is this for kids to learn geography? A gift for that cartography enthusiast on your list? Or just a plain globe for an office desk? We looked at 13 different globes, comparing accuracy and extra features (some illuminated globes also can function like a night light).

FYI: We’ve been reviewing and rating products for the home and families since 1994. To keep things independent, we don’t take money or freebies from brands we review! Our work is 100% reader-supported!

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Best Globe for Kids

What’s the best globe for kids? To find out, we asked the experts—kids themselves. We took 7 popular globes and asked kids for their feedback. Which was easiest to use? Had a companion app? Or had interactive features? Here are the ones that were the tops in our tests.

FYI: We’ve been reviewing and rating products for the kids and families since 1994. To keep things independent, we don’t take money or freebies from brands we review! Our work is 100% reader-supported!

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Best Activity Books for Kids Ages 7-9

We gathered actual kids aged 7 to 9 and had them try out a series of different activity books. Which ones were most fun? Engaging? And—dare we say it—educational? Here are the winners!

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Best Lap Desk

What’s the best lap desk? What about a lap desk for a laptop? For bed? For kids? We surveyed the readers of our parenting books (2.1 million copies in print!) to find the best bets. We took our readers’ favorites and then did additional hands-on research: which were most comfortable? Durable? Had additional storage for pens and other school supplies? Here are the ones we think are best.

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

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Best Nasal Aspirator

What’s the second most common reason parents call a doctor for infants? Nasal congestion! (The #1 reason is fever). To the rescue come nasal aspirators, which promise relief for unhappy kiddos. But do they really work? We tried out several gadgets that promise relief for nasal congestion and consulted with pediatricians about best practices. Here are our picks—and a simple remedy that doesn’t involve a gadget! As always, we recommend consulting with a doctor about your baby’s congestion and whether an aspirator is recommended to use for your baby.

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Best Affordable Blue Light Blocking Glasses

The struggle is real—screens and eye strain. We tested 15 different pairs of glasses that promise to block blue light. Research shows that blue blocking lenses are an effective way to get better sleep if used at night before bed. What about headaches and dry eyes? The jury is out on those, but blue blockers do help provide relief for some folks. If you’d like to give it a try, here are our picks.

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Best Graphing Calculator

What’s the best graphing calculator? We asked math teachers and surveyed our parent readers to find the best bets. Which had the easiest to read screens? Easy to navigate functions? Didn’t cost a fortune? Here are our recommendations!

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

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Best Stapler

What’s the best stapler? To find out, we tried out 15 popular brands, comparing each on ease of use, performance and price. Yes, we stapled a lot of papers! Here are the winners.

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