Mead is introducing their very first line of affordable, quality personal laminators for use in the classroom and home. Check out the Mead® 9.5” HeatSeal® Pro Thermal Laminator (also available in 12.5” size). So many great uses from crafts to calendars to preserving your child’s artwork and other mementos. Features of this new line include: Warms up in as little as 3 minutes so you can quickly get to work, Jam release lever quickly clears jammed or misfed pouches.  Each laminator comes with a 50 pack of lamination pouches that can be cut to size and remainder is still usable for the future. For more information go to www.mead.com. 


Snuggly Rascals (v2) are available in 6 fun designs: Unicorn, Owl, Penguin, Kitten, Monster and Panda. Moms and dads can rest easy in the knowledge these children’s on-ear headphones are volume limited to protect the hearing of their young girls and boys. Made with a high quality, super soft fleece and ultra-flat speakers, Snuggly Rascals are extra-comfortable headphones suitable for kids of all ages (3+ recommended). Unlike standard earphones and headphones which can be uncomfortable on or in the ears, Snuggly Rascals are lightweight perfect for travel and designed for comfort over short or long periods. Headband is machine washable. Available at www.snugglyrascals.com.


Kurio Snap is the ultimate digital camera built especially for kids that makes it simple to snap, edit and share fun photos and videos. A swivel camera lens easily switches from regular camera mode to taking selfies and YouTube-style videos, so kids will never miss the perfect shot. The large touch screen makes photo editing easy, and kids can use more than 100 fun photo filters, frames and stickers to personalize every picture. Create fun slideshows and even add your own custom soundtrack or sound effects.  Safely share photos and videos with friends and family over Wi-Fi using the free Kurio Snap app (Snap to Snap or compatible with both iOS and Android devices). Or print your custom creations to give them out using the included USB cable (subject to printer compatibility). Kurio Snap also comes pre-loaded with fun games where you can be the star – just snap a selfie and you’re in the game!  A splashproof bumper protects the device from drops and spills, and a wrist strap makes it easy to carry. Ages: 4+. Available on Amazon.


LampyPets are the perfect way to bring a little light into your child’s room! Available in a variety of styles and colors, LampyPets can bring your child’s favorite animal friends into your home! Each Lampy Pet features: 3 dimmer settings in addition to the built-in nightlight, perfect for the nightstand, fun animal designs like Pokey the Giraffe, Katie the Cat, Elliot the Elephant & more! They also have an adjustable neck (or trunk!) for light mobility for bedtime stories, and touch-sensor eyes to control brightness & warmth of LED light bulb. Dog & Cat LampyPets include a built-in pen holder, perfect for a desktop! Each LampyPet has an expected life span of 20,000 hours!  For more information or to order go to www. lampypets.com. 


Healthy, delicious and great to pack in Back to School lunches or have for a snack, Simple Mills New Fine Ground Sea Salt Almond Flour Cracker Snack Pack is a nutrient-dense snacking option that delivers 3 grams of protein, less than 1 gram of sugar, and a good source of Vitamin E per serving. It has none of the nutritionally empty rice flour, potato starch, xanthan gum, soy lecithin, ammonium bicarbonate or maltodextrin used in most crackers. Paleo-Friendly, Non-GMO and gluten free. Pick up a package at Whole Foods for $5.99 (MSRP) per six-count pack. For more information go to www.simplemills.com.


Let’s face it: kids who see their friends eating peanut butter & jelly sandwiches and brownies aren’t going to be happy with a steady diet of carrots and hummus, even if they have a gluten intolerance, other food allergies, or a parent with strict clean-eating rules (We’re talking to you!) The answer: snacks that taste “normal” but are built around fruits and vegetables that are formulated without objectionable ingredients. Check out Phyter bars, snacks that taste “normal” but are built around fruits and vegetables that are formulated without objectionable ingredients.   The food bar line features Berries + Peanut Butter (think PB&J) , Beet + Cocoa (think brownies) and Kale + Apple (apple pie) bars that are 100% plant-based, organic, GMO-free, gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free, kosher and vegan. With no preservatives, the bars are found in the refrigerated area at the grocery store. Check out www.phyterfood.com.