Editor’s Picks for September 2021

Here's what we're loving for kids this month


Beginners to experts can try solving the three-by-three puzzle by following directional LEDs built into the cube, or they can turn off the light-based hints. Download the optional HEYKUBE app to solve world record challenges, send scrambles to friends and more. $99.99, ages 8+

Stack The ScoopsStack the Scoops

With this ice cream-themed card game, players collect points by matching base cards, scoop cards and toppings cards in an activity that reinforces basic math skills. $25, ages 5+

Diy Nail Polish Making KitDIY Nail Polish Making Kit

Embrace your creativity as you blend shades with this collection of primary-colored pigment powders. Your color possibilities are virtually unlimited! $45.99 

Blinger On The GoBlinger – On The Go 

You can Bling hair, clothes or anything. The kit features 120 gems that include multiple colors and shapes. This Blinger is perfect for any fashionista. $12.99, ages 6+

Nut Nut Squirrel Even NuttierNut Nut Squirrel! Even Nuttier 

Outsmart your opponents and keep the squirrels away. Are you meek and mild-mannered, an impulsive risk taker or a slow, calculating strategist? Find out in this breakout game of lickety-split decisions, chance and choices. $11.99, ages 4+ 

Blah Blah Blah Phonics Card GameBlah Blah Blah Phonics Card Game

Decode words using phonics with three decks of increasing difficulty. Race to get rid of cards by matching sounds and letters and play wild cards to trip up your opponents. $27, ages 4+ 

Dinosaur Air AttackDinosaur Air Attack

Dino researcher Luis can attach his latest invention to the helicopter: Schleich’s tranquilizer cannon with an integrated net. It’s great for hours of imaginative play. $29.99, ages 4+

Treasures Await Adventure ShipTreasures Await! Adventure Ship

Ahoy, matey! The snap-in captain and first mate can climb aboard the ship from the fold-down stairs, spin the ship’s steering wheel, keep watch from the crow’s nests and do more. Plus the free-rolling vessel comes with a detachable rowboat and a treasure chest for added adventure on the high seas. $59.99, ages 3+ 

Paint Create Easel CasePaint and Create Easel Case 

This portable, dual-sided painting studio allows little artists to create their own masterpieces anywhere. A complementary travel art case makes it easier than ever to keep 65+ colorful painting supplies protected and organized. $24.99, ages 4+ 


Elena Epstein is the director of the National Parenting Product Awards. For more product reviews, visit nappaawards.com.

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