Category: School

Best Activity Books for Kids Ages 7-9

What are the 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 Social Emotional Learning Activities

What are the best social and emotional learning activities? We asked teachers and parents for their favorites. Then we interviewed a pediatrician who specializes in developmental delays for their additional insight. Which activities were best for younger kids? Those who want to start journaling? What about conversation starters for shy kids? Here are the ones that came out tops in our research.

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 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 Financial Calculator

What is the best financial calculator? To find out, we asked three accounting and finance teachers for their advice. Then we asked our parent readers for their real-world favorites as well. Which is best for finance classes to calculate present value? Accounting? Statistics? 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. 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 Stools for Classroom

What are the best stools for classrooms? To find out, we asked the teachers among our parent readers for their favorites. Then we did six more hours of research, comparing quality and durability. Which were the best budget-friendly? What about stools for kids who fidget? Here are the best bets.

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 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 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 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 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 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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