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Fresh ideas for families who are still “learning from home”

School looks a bit different this year for many families across the country. Whether schooling in person, from home or virtually, Lifestyle Host Emily Richett has some products that will keep kids engaged and learning.

Yoto Player
A unique device that will keep kids entertained without screen time is the Yoto Player, a screen-free audio speaker designed specifically for children. It’s entertaining, educational and inspired by Montessori values.
What makes the Yoto Player unique is that it’s controlled with cards that kids can insert, including classic fairytales, nursery rhymes, Winnie the Pooh, and even classical music.
Parents can access the Yoto smartphone app to control settings and other content, like a library full of music, activities and podcasts. You can even create your own story or recording so the kids can listen to a grandparent or distant loved one deliver a bedtime story.

Let’s Make Art
For the young artist in your life, “Let’s Make Art” has a subscription box that instills imagination and creativity in kids. It’s like a premiere art class delivered right to your door.
The monthly box is designed for kids ages 5 to 11 and comes with all the supplies needed to make multiple projects that kids can create while watching a free video lesson.
Each box has a 24-page magazine filled with fun activities and project instructions, special art supplies for that month’s theme, and pre-cut paper to go along with the projects.

GEMS LOVED. U & ME Conversations Kit
While many churches are not open for in-person service yet, GEMS Girls’ Clubs has a great at-home option created specifically for moms or caregivers and their tween girls.
The LOVED. U & ME Conversations Kit is a four-session Bible study that will deepen connection and faith. It comes with a grown-up guide and a girl guide, along with some other fun accessories.
GEMS also has an entire curriculum program you can check out on their website designed for girls grades 1 through 12. They have virtual clubs that girls anywhere can join.

The House of Noa Mats
These beautiful and portable mats by the House of Noa allow you to take school and fun anywhere.
You can use them to protect your dining room table that might be doubling as your homeschool room right now, take them outside or to the beach, or use them for especially messy arts and crafts.
House of Noa mats are vegan leather, come in a variety of colors and designs, and wipe clean.
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The products featured are listed below…
• Yoto Player- screen-free audio speaker designed to keep kids entertaining, educational and inspired (by Montessori values)
• Let’s Make Art- a subscription box that instills imagination and creativity in kids – a premiere art class delivered right to your door.
• The House of Noa- portable educational mats that allow you to take school and fun anywhere (move your school lessons to the park, beach, a backyard picnic, and more)
• GEMS’ LOVED. U & Me Conversations Kit- at-home four-session Bible study that to deepen girls’ connection and faith. Guided teaching materials provided for moms/caregivers