I have (well HAD until yesterday) two boys in this category. There are all the obvious things like video games, mp3 players, cell phones, etc. But, let’s look at some “not so usual” things!
Alexander, Spy Catcher
A seemingly normal October turns into an exciting and terrifying adventure for Alexander and his brother, Ben, when they discover that their uncle Charlie may be in danger because of a secret government project he is working on. The boys notice strange happenings around their family’s home; for example, why is there a clandestine protected Wi-Fi network on their forest covered property? When Alexander and Ben suspect that their uncle is being spied upon, they agree to warn him about what they’ve discovered. But on the same night that they tell him about their findings, he disappears without a trace. Now, it’s up to Alexander, Ben, and their family to solve the mystery about what happened to their uncle and bring him home safely. But although they are determined to rescue Charlie, they don’t realize the dangers that lie ahead for them on their journey.
- Alexander, Spy Catcher available at Diane Stormer – $10.95
- The Kindle version is available on Amazon for $3.99
- Like Diane Stormer on Facebook
- Sign up for the Alexander Spy Catcher Giveaway
Abraham Lincoln and the Heart of America
Laughter, tragedy and astonishing triumphs abound in this storytelling biography of our sixteenth president who used humor, strength and moral clarity to steer a nation and a people through their most trying times.
Approximately 70 minutes long
Mom Says: Ok homeschoolers, this is definitely for you! If you use any literature based homeschooling program, then you read A TON! This historical storytelling Biography of Lincoln is filled with his personal moment, ethical issues, etc. It is fun to visualize the “people” that Abe comes into contact with through the amazing descriptions! People like: Mary Todd, Stephen Douglas, and Robert E. Lee
- Abe Lincoln available at Greathall Productions – $13.45
- Like Jim Weiss on Facebook
- Follow @jim_weiss on Twitter
- Check out Jim Weiss on Pinterest
Patented curved fins propel the Aerobie football into a perfect spiral every time. Unlike straight fins which would slow the spin rate, the Aerobie football’s curved fins accelerate the spin, increasing the stability and accuracy of throws. Aerobie footballs slow to a wobble-free final glide, making them easier to catch than other footballs. The patented finger pocket grip fits all size hands, making the Aerobie football easy to throw well for (right-handed) children and adults.
Mom Says: I thought this would be perfect for Zack to practice throwing with… I was wrong. LOL! Due to the spirals, this football is only intended for right-handed kids. If you throw with your left, your ball spin the opposite way. LOL! NO big, he enjoyed trying to throw with his “other” hand and Tripp LOVES to play with it. All-in-all a great product!
- Aerobie Football available at many toy retailer check here for locations
- Also, available on Amazon for 2.09
- Like Aerobie Sport Toys on Facebook
- Sign up for the Aerobie Football Giveaway
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*Disclaimer: What you will see throughout the month of November are my top picks based on customer service, quality, uniqueness, and value for your buck. If they are kid toys then they also have to be kid-approved by my children and nieces! Any opinions stated are strictly my own! No money changed hands, although the items were sent to me to help facilitate my reviews.*