Category: School

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.

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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 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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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 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 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 Flute

What’s the best flute for a student learning the instrument? We interviewed parents whose kids gave the flute a try. And then we talked with three band directors to get their input. One key feature to consider: comfort for the player. For example, we looked for flutes that were light weight (under 2 lbs. is ideal). We came up with 7 flutes that are aimed at students . . . here are the best bets.

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

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 Office Chairs For Heavy People

What are the best office chairs for big and tall folks? We know—most office chairs are built for the “average” person. If need something wider, we did the research. First, we asked our parent readers for their favorite office chairs for heavier people. Then we did 7 more hours of research, comparing quality and ease of assembly. Here are the ones we’d recommend.

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 Office Chairs for Short People

What are the best office chairs for short or petite persons? We asked our parent readers for their favorite chairs that accomodate shorter folks. Then we took those suggestions and did another 7 hours of research, comparing quality, features and affordability. Here are the winners.

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 Mesh Backpack

What’s the best mesh backpack? To find out, we tried out 9 different brands, comparing weight, comfort and ease of use. Which is best for a kid at school? A day at the beach? Here are the ones we recommend.

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. 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!

FYI: We rate and review products for families and children. And we’ve been doing it since 1994! We don’t take money or freebies from the brands we review. Our reviews are 100% reader-supported!

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Best White Office Chair

What’s the best white office chair? To find out, we tried out chairs from seven brands. We looked for overall comfort and adjustability. Here are the ones we’d recommend.

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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