Kern County Family Magazine seeks to serve all the families of Kern County with relevant products that we think you will love. This month’s picks are technological, educational and just plain ol’fun. Enjoy reading about the latest picks.
Discover Cool Podcasts
Whether your kids love science, space, magical stories or TED Talks, Leela Kids will help you find the best podcasts just for them. The Leela Kids Podcast App (Free; leelalabs.com/kids.html; ages 3-15) is categorized by age and topic of interest for easy navigation and it includes kid-centric podcasts such as Wow in the World (by NPR), Brains On!, music podcasts like Ear Snacks and Classics for Kids, children’s stories and much more.
The Thomas & Friends Super Station ($99.99; fisher-price.mattel.com/; ages 3+) is a mutli-system track set with 3 levels of play that takes kids on an adventure with Thomas, Percy, James and Harold. Holds over 100 engines with 35 feet of track.
Build the Joker and Batgirl, as seen in The LEGO Batman Movie are now LEGO BrickHeadz construction characters! Play or display for children ages 10+ and available online at LEGO.com
The Learning Journey’s Match It! Spelling ($11.99, www.tlji.com, ages 2-4) gives kids a fun and colorful introduction to spelling. By associating the object with the word young kids will be able to feel confident assembling these puzzle pieces.
Circle with Disney ($99, meetcircle.com; Tweens & Teens) Helps parents stay informed about their kids’ online activities and limit screen time one every connected device, including smartphones, tablets, computers and gaming consoles. It is managed through a companion app, giving parents the ability to filter content, set a bedtime for devices, and even completely pause the Internet.
Explore the world of science with this monthly subscription for kids from Little Passports (starting at $18.95/month, www.littlepassports.com, ages 9+). Each month, kids can dive into a new scientific theme like Forensics, Solar Power or Aerodynamics, through experiments and hands-on STEM activities.