Children have endless excitement and creativity to learn when they are young and and it’s up to us, as parents, to foster that creativity in unique and fun ways. We’ve chosen Best Products for Elementary Kids because making sure kids are having fun and sparking their creativity will help mould a child’s brain for years to come.
In order to be a Parents’ Picks Award Winner, these products go through a rigorous approval process with over 50 criteria, including thinking skills, character building, engagement, ease of use, innovativeness, quality, durability, and creative thinking. These products come highly recommended and we hope you will love these award winning elementary school products as much as we do. With over three hundred applications, we took extensive time with each product to whittle it down to our top picks. Here are our 2020 Parents’ Picks for the Best Products for Elementary Kids in 2020.
NOTE: THESE ARE LISTED IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER. ALL PRODUCTS ARE FANTASTIC.
Tynker – Tynker is the #1 coding platform in the world for ages 5 to 17 to learn computer programming. Over 60 million kids and 90,000 schools have learned to code in a fun and intuitive way through Tynker. Tynker is a self-paced coding platform that provides positive screen time for children of all experience levels. Tynker is designed to pique the interest of children by providing engaging and creative courses and projects. Tynker offers a built-in tutor, interactive explanations, and how-to video guides to promote progression through courses.
Our comprehensive solution includes:
* 40+ guided, self-paced, self-guided courses with over 600 hours of content
* 3,700+ fun coding activities with daily coding missions
* Interest-based tracks in art, music, game design, and more
* Mod Minecraft, create apps, learn AR, and control drones & robots
* On-the-go apps for Tynker, Tynker Jr, and Minecraft mods
Tynker won the Best Products for Elementary Kids of 2020 award.
Pinna is the only ad-free audio streaming service developed and curated exclusively for kids 3-12. With the goal of activating kids’ imaginations through immersive screen-free entertainment, Pinna creates and produces original podcasts, stories and songs. Additionally, Pinna sources some of the best-known, award-winning kids’ podcasts, music and audiobooks from around the world. Through our audio stories, songs and shows, we inspire kids to giggle, guess, move, wonder, learn, puzzle and participate – in a space created just for them. From science and fantasy to interactive game shows and mysteries, Pinna has hundreds of hours of programming to pique the interest of every kid.
Pinna won the Best Products for Elementary Kids of 2020 award.
Grandpa Kevin’s…The Three Little Pigs – This well known story
is no longer gory.
The wolf is NOT boiled and eaten.
But, he’s still in despair
and he thinks it’s not fair
that he’s clearly (by PIGS!) been beaten.
Upgraded to rhyme,
the children will chime,
“Oh, read it! Oh, read it again!”
They’ll listen with glee,
and you’ll clearly see
that their love of this book – won’t end!
Imagine Land – Will Parker and the Make Believe Band need you to help save Imagine Land! Imagine Land is in trouble because people are not using their imaginations like they used to. In this wild and zany album for kids (ages 1-100), Will Parker and his band take the listener on a grand adventure full of unique and magical characters. Along the way, with the help of the listeners, they use their imaginations to save Imagine Land from disappearance!
Imagine Land won the Best Products for Elementary Kids of 2020 award.
HUE Animation Studio – HUE Animation Studio is a movie-making starter kit containing everything that a budding animator needs to learn to create stop motion animation movies using modeling clay, LEGO®, 2D drawings, toys or everyday objects. The kit includes a colorful and flexible HUE HD camera,(with built-in microphone) HUE Animation software and the 60 page HUE Book of Animation making it great value for money and providing many hours of fun. Children can edit images, record their own voice, import sound and even add text and special effects. They can then share the finished movie with teachers, friends and family, or upload it directly to YouTube or Creatubbles.com, the safe, sharing site for children. The animation software has been specifically designed for educational use for children aged 7-13, with a user friendly, fully-featured interface where they work together using the 21st century skills of collaboration, creativity and critical thinking.
HUE Animation Studio won the Best Products for Elementary Kids of 2020 award.
The newmero bricks – Through hands-on play, the newmero bricks engage and excites children to learn the numbers and math.
Understanding numbers by touching, building, decomposing them.
The innovative design of the newmero bricks helps the children to solve problems and find the solutions.
For example, the bricks can show that for example 9 is bigger than 6. The children can find the number bonds to 10 by fitting the sides together like a puzzle. The children can literally see that 742 is just a number of 700 + 40 + 2 stacked on top of each other.
Many young children need to feel and experience numbers by themselves to learn numbers and basic math.
This makes learning simple, fast and fun.
numero bricks won the Best Products for Elementary Kids of 2020 award.
Animal Maniac – Will Parker and Sam Fuller unite to bring you an experience that’s sure to have you dancing and singing along. Their mission is to help kids (ages 1-100) discover the self-love and confidence they need to unlock their innately creative selves. Sometimes this mission starts with a song. This album was made with love, joy and a redeeming sense of the absurd!
Animal Maniac won the Best Products for Elementary Kids of 2020 award.
Marker Maker – Introducing Crayola’s Maker Series – a line of DIY Makers that allows kids to create their own custom art materials including Paper, Crayola Markers and Erasers. With the Marker Maker, kids can custom make their own Crayola markers in virtually any color imaginable. The marker maker kit can make up to 16 markers and folds up for easy storage. It also includes custom color mixing guide, 16 marker parts sets, 3 ink bottles (red, blue, and yellow), measuring tubes, tweezers and pressing tool.
Marker Maker won the Best Products for Elementary Kids of 2020 award.
Raz-Plus-ELL Edition – Raz-Plus is an ideal Solution for Special Needs Students because it delivers a comprehensive blended learning solution that enables teachers to strengthen and connect instruction, independent practice, assessment, and reporting. By combining an extensive collection of differentiated resources with an engaging, online student portal and assessment and reporting tools, teachers can personalize instruction and practice to address each child’s individual needs. In addition, the vibrant eLearning environment and variety of interactive, online reading tools give students independence and a sense of ownership that helps build confidence as they master the skills to become capable and confident readers.
Raz-Plus ELL won the Best Products for Elementary Kids of 2020 award.
RightStart™ Fractions Kit – Everything you need to teach addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of fractions as well as a solid introduction to percents. All this in just 42½ days!
The RightStart™ Fraction Kit includes:
- The new RightStart™ Fractions Lessons Book
- RightStart™ Fractions Worksheets Book or E-WorkBook
- Fraction Charts (set of two)
- Basic Number Card Deck
- Multiplication Card Deck
- Fraction Card Deck
RightStart Fractions Kit won the Best Products for Elementary Kids of 2020 award.
Galaxy Donut Adventure Kit – Get ready to embark on an edible adventure with I’m The Chef Too! that blends food, STEM, and the Arts into educational fun! Each adventure allows children to discover, inspire, question, create, and invent all the through the world of cooking!
Our “Choose Your Adventure Kits” infuse STEAM based concepts into recipes, giving children the creative confidence to learn in a unique meaningful way. These learning experiences include inquiry based learning and problem solving as they bake their way through some of their favorite topics such as themes in Geology, Astronomy, Chemistry, Science, Math, Art, Engineering, Oceanography, Science, Paleontology, Epidemiology, and more!
Each adventure kit is filled with 1 main recipe, pre-measured dry ingredients, specialty supplies, an activity guide, recipe card, a short shopping list of items needed, collectible apron patch, and 3 STEAM based projects that are all theme related.
Galaxy Donut Adventure Kit won the Best Products for Elementary Kids of 2020 award.
Science A-Z – Science A-Z delivers a customizable collection of lessons, multilevel reading materials, and hands-on activities that enable students to read, write, think about, and do science. Supporting a three-dimensional approach to science instruction, Science A-Z provides comprehensive units in Life, Earth and Space, Physical, and Process Science. Each unit includes numerous resources offered at three reading levels within each grade span: K–2, 3–4, and 5–6.
Science A-Z offers more than 4,000 resources, including informational texts, group activities, lesson plans, and assessments in printable, projectable, and digital formats. Through engaging interactive virtual labs, science investigations, virtual field trip videos, and projects, students think and act like scientists and engineers. Science A-Z also helps educators easily find resources correlated to curriculum standards, including new Science standards and core English Language Arts requirements.
Science A-Z won the Best Products for Elementary Kids of 2020 award.
Creature Monster Pouches – A fanciful twist to their ever-popular, one long zipper pencil pouch! By adding marvelous elements such as a unicorn horn, Llama and Dinosaurs features and a mermaid’s shiny tail, these Creature Monster Pouches are sure to get your kiddos excited. Store everything from school supplies to makeup, accessories and more inside this cute storage pouch. Once you unzip your pouch, the zipper teeth give you another reason to smile.
Made from one long zipper
One main compartment
Fits up to 30 pens & pencils
Extra wide diagonal opening
Whimsical character details
Paper Maker – Introducing Crayola’s Maker Series – a line of DIY Makers that allows kids to create their own custom art materials including Paper, Crayola Markers and Erasers. With the Paper Maker, kids can mix, pour and press 20 sheets of their own 5”x 8” usable paper, ideal for cards, décor or notes. Customizable sheets are colored using the inks provided and with parents’ help can be dried quickly in the oven. It also includes 3 ink colors (red, blue and yellow), beaker for mixing, spatula and paper press.
Paper Maker won the Best Products for Elementary Kids of 2020 award.
Vocabulary A-Z – Differentiate your vocabulary instruction and practice with customizable word lists, printable and digital lessons, and online game-based activities that students love! Premade and customizable vocabulary lessons make it easy to connect instruction to a current topic of study. Assign your lessons to students for online independent practice, and print a five-day lesson plan for classroom instruction. Students practice vocabulary by completing game-based activities that integrate assigned lessons and make learning fun. With online and mobile access through the Kids A-Z student portal, students can complete assignments and earn rewards in class, at home, or on the go.
Vocabulary A-Z won the Best Products for Elementary Kids of 2020 award.
Math Card Games Kit – Math Card Games Kit children have fun while learning or reinforcing math skills. Kit includes everything needed to play math games: Math Card Games book by Joan A. Cotter, Ph.D., instructional DVD, six special decks of cards, two laminated fraction charts and an AL Abacus Standard. Includes chapters on numeration, addition, subtraction, clocks, money, multiplication, division, and fractions. Supplements any math curriculum.
Math Card Games Kit won the Best Products for Elementary Kids of 2020 award.
Paper Flower Science Lab Kit – The Paper Flower Science Lab Kit is one of three new Crayola STEAM lab kits that is not only educational but fun. With the Paper Flower Science Lab Kit, kids can watch color bloom before their very eyes. Using the magic of physics and capillary action, this hands-on educational toy lets kids learn about the science of water “wicking” as they create colorful paper flowers. It Includes 12 flowers that can “re-wick” color over and over to change their look and design. Additional kits include the Liquid Science Lab Kit and the Space Science Lab Kit
We hope you’ve enjoyed learning about each of these amazing products. From building kits, to imaginative play, to character education and apps, these products are sure to get your kids excited about learning a new skill and being a better, more well rounded individual.
Paper Flower Science Lab Kit won the Best Products for Elementary Kids of 2020 award.
Challenge Island Social Bubble STEAM Adventures and Home Island Virtual STEAM Adventures – With both Virtual STEAM adventures and in Person Social Bubble Adventures, Challenge Island helps kids succeed. Their award-winning educational enrichment program offers children Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math activities such as camps and field trips. Virtual adventures can be found here! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntwLlbi4YsM. You can also find more on their website at www.challenge-island.com.
Challenge Island won the Best Products for Elementary Kids of 2020 award.
FarFaria – FarFaria is an award-winning reading app with thousands of e-books for children grades K through 3. With unlimited access to a curated library of intricately illustrated children’s e-books and new titles published every week, FarFaria keeps kids engaged and learning. Popular e-books include classics, like “Princess and the Pea” and “Rapunzel”, as well as the original hit series, “The Monster Club” and “Zombie Elementary”. FarFaria e-books offer professional audio narration with word highlighting and standards-aligned reading levels featured on every book cover. FarFaria is available in the App Store and Play Store, as well as for Kindle Fire.
FarFaria won the Best Products for Elementary Kids of 2020 award.
Headsprout – Headsprout delivers a unique, scaffolded teaching approach that automatically adapts in real time, so every student receives the individualized instruction and practice they need. Early readers interact with engaging online episodes that develop key reading foundational skills, including phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and beginning comprehension. Decodable books, fluency-building exercises, and built-in incentives extend student learning. Once readers have demonstrated a solid grasp of foundational skills, they move on to episodes that teach the four primary components of reading comprehension: finding facts, making inferences, identifying themes, and learning vocabulary in context.
Headsprout won the Best Products for Elementary Kids of 2020 award.