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Cool Stuff

By Christine Davis

 

Bogs Kids Neo-Classic boot

Built with a proprietary seamless construction process, this is the most durable kids boot on the market. Not only is it lighter than most boots it’s also 100 per cent waterproof, warm and features handles for easy on and off. Available in assorted colours. Available at bogsfootwear.com and other retailers. $100

 

EasyRead Time Teacher

Teach kids to tell time the old fashioned way, analog way with this line of products that offers different styles of clock face to express the time. Choose whether you want your child to learn the ‘Past and To’ style or ’12 and 24 Hour’ style and ensure they learn this valuable skill. Available at Amazon.ca and easyreadertimeteacher.com. Wall clock $45

 

Dragon Snacks

Practice hand-eye coordination, taking turns and matching with this new pre-school game in which you must use all of these skills to successfully collect three treasures from the dragon to win. Ages 4+. Available at Walmart. $19.99

 

Ghost Figural Mug

This is a boo-riffic mug for Halloween. Perfect for hot chocolate on cooler fall evenings the ghostly shape will have you howling. Available at Indigo. $12

 

Thrills & Chills Halloween Lion Mane Costume

Dress your tiny furry friends up in this adorable Lion Mane Costume this Halloween. They’ll be thrilled. Slips on and off easily for maximum comfort. Available at Petsmart. $14.99

 

Halloweenie beanie bat

Cuddle up to this adorable little beanie baby this Halloween. Available at Indigo. $3.95

 

Mini Yop

Made with Canadian whole milk, this smaller version of the YOP you know and love is a great source of calcium and vitamin D and is available in three delicious flavours: Strawberry-Banana, Vanilla and Strawberry. Available at Sobeys, FreshCo, Longos, Loblaws and Real Canadian Super Store. $3.99

 

Nintendo Switch Lite

Perfect for gamers on the go, this compact and lightweight handheld system has integrated controls without support video output to a TV. Choose from yellow, grey and turquoise. Available at major retailers. $259.99

 

George Toddler Boys’ Fritz Boots

Take your little guy out in style with these adorable boots that feture adjustable closure for security and sturdy soles for support. Available at walmart.ca. $29.97

 

Tweet Beats

Create your own songs with these birds that, when placed in the branches of their accompanying tree, will play a beat sequence, bass, melody and vocal tune. Each bird has its own unique music style and by combining them you can make countless unique songs. Available at Mastermind Toys. Musical Tree $39.99; Birds $9.99 each

 

Schleich figurines

These high-quality plastic figurines are individually crafted and skilfully painted. Available in assorted characters including dinosaurs and mythical creatures, they’ll offer hours of play. Available at amazon.ca. Unicorn $26; T-Rex $25