Let’s face it, kids don’t love to play with the same toys over and over. When they’ve learned to master a toy, they just seem to throw it to the side and go on to the next toy. For this reason, I’ve included some amazing monthly subscriptions so you are sure to keep your child not only entertained but also educated with something new every month. It’s good to keep your child motivated while they are out of school. These activities that I’ve included will be great for the weekends and time off during the holidays. They will be so fun that they won’t even know their learning something new. So let’s keep our kids motivated all year long with fun educational activities!



Testing Mom

You can begin with a Free 7-Day Trial. Included is a free skills assessment and consultation with an academic advisor. You will also get one free one-on-one session with an expert math tutor, and access to 100,000+ worksheets. If you aren’t satisfied with the program within the first 15 days of your subscription, they guarantee you a full refund! This is truly a great program to help keep your children brushed up on their math skills and be prepared for testing.


Teach My Yoga Mat

The Teach My Yoga Mat Set™ – Fish & Learn is designed to encourage active learning. Research has shown that children who move while learning may absorb more. Plus, physical activity is important for a healthy mind and body. Your child can master the alphabet, numbers, shapes, and colors, while on the move! With a coordinated yoga mat, magnetic fishing rods, magnetic fish and inflatable dice, your child will have so much fun that they won’t even realize they are learning. What better way to prepare them for a new school year than with something that makes learning fun! Purchase at TeachMy.com




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Brandi Hayden

Brandi Hayden

I'm Brandi from suburbs of Memphis, TN. I enjoy trying new products & services, and sharing my experience with others. My blog consists of my "Theory" on products and everyday life from a babe born on Easter.

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18 thoughts on “Educate and Motivate Back To School Gift Guide 2017 + Giveaway!”

  1. What a great sounding round up of ideas for buying for back to school, I like the look of the yoga mat, that sounds absolutely fantastic and a great way for calming and relaxing.

  2. As a physicist, I am a firm believer in daily skill builders, like Testing Mom. When I was teaching Algebra, I noticed kids had gaps in their math skills. Maybe they had a bad day when that skill was taught, I don’t know. The problem is, if these skills go unaddressed, they gaps (and frustration) can grow. Not only do daily remedial skills help patch these gaps, they also let your kids function well within their comfort zone instead of always doing math just at the edge of their understanding.

  3. These seem like great ideas. My kids always do activites during the summer and other holidays so I’m going to check out some of these and see which ones would be best for them.

  4. When I was younger, I used to have practice stuff like this online. It made a huge difference in my love for learning.

  5. Loving these! I’ve always loved learning about subscription boxes that the kids will love and will learn from as well. I’m pretty sure my daughter will enjoy any of these!

  6. Victoria Heckstall

    What an awesome giveaways. I’m pretty sure that my little ones will definitely love and will learn about this stuff.

  7. Victoria Heckstall

    This is a great giveaways. I’m pretty sure that my kids will definitely love it and will learn more about this stuff.

  8. I know stem is such a big thing now. Although now they call it STEAM adding the “A” for art. But I know that the toys you can get for Steam help with the learning. And doing stuff with your hands reiterates some of that learning.

  9. What a wonderful idea! I wish they would have had things like this when my kids were little. I’ll definitely be looking to these further, as they would make great gifts for both of my grandchildren. x

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