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“Ada Twist, Scientist”

With fabulous illustrations by David Roberts, “Ada Twist, Scientist” is a new book from the duo that wrote “Rosie Revere, Engineer” and “Iggy Peck, Architect.” The main character is based in part on the famous female scientists Ada Lovelace and Marie Curie. The story focuses on a child who uses her curiosity and love of science in order to understand the world around her. Asking her parents “why,” the book celebrates children who ask questions to learn how the world works and how hard work gets results! Available wherever books are sold.

Cookie Chips

Cookie Chips are crispy, buttery cookies that you can feel good about eating. The better-for-you ingredients include cage-free eggs, milled cane sugar and don't have any artificial colors or preservatives. Gluten-free formulas are also available. Grab them at Target and on hannahmax.com, the cookies retail for around $3.99.

My First BANANAGRAMS

Now your four year old can join in the word fun with “My First BANANAGRAMS” a younger version of the perennial favorite “BANANAGRAMS.” This edition uses lower case letters and word-building, combo-letter tiles to help your young one love letters and word games. With mini games and multiple activities, kids will learn more and more about words until they are ready to move onto the original BANANAGRAMS game! Available at bananagrams.com and select retailers.

Violet Love Headbands

Designed with fashion and function in mind, Violet Love Headbands are a great way to keep kids' hair out of their eyes while dazzling friends with their funky colors and designs. The soft fabric and stretchy materials eliminate “headband headaches.” Sized for both adults and children, you can look and feel your best – no matter your age! Visit violetloveheadbands.com.

Playground Buddy App

You're running chores and your kids need a break. But you're not in your own neighborhood and don't know where to find the closest park. Playground Buddy is here to save the day. Just download the free app onto your mobile device and enter your locale. Instantly the closest playground locations will pop up on your screen. Free. playgroundbuddy.com.