Caitlin McLaughlin

Caitlin is a former teacher who has become a full-time mom to her three gorgeous children between 7 and 12. She has a Bachelor’s of Education from the University of New Brunswick and a Bachelor’s of Arts from Acadia University. She can analyze and review our products from the perspective of being a mother and educator. Her background enables her to point out the educational and developmental advantages of the products we list, as well as any concerns or advice a mother would have.

MineLab Go-Find 66

MineLab Go-Find 66 Metal Detector Review

The Bottom Line The MineLab Go-Find 66 Metal Detector comes with a variety of accessories that enhance its use. There’s a set of headphones that plug right into the metal detector so that you needn’t have to bother anyone else around with the...

The Best Kids Metal Detector

Entertaining your kids and keeping them occupied is a neverending battle, especially during school breaks. So when microscopes and your kids’ hoverboards won’t do anymore, what will fill the void of the next adventure? Why not try...

bubble gun

The Best Bubble Gun

Bubbles are the perfect leisurely summer pastime for kids, but it can be challenging to blow consistent bubbles with the traditional bubble wand. If you want to make bubble blowing easier and more fun for kids, consider trying a bubble gun toy...

Things under a Microscope

Things Under a Microscope

Whether homeschooling or just exploring the natural world with curious children, a microscope is a fantastic way to get an up-close and personal look at things under a microscope. If you need help choosing a microscope, look at our handy guide to...

Stages of Drawing

The Stages of Drawing

The stages of drawing are a set of developmental milestones that all children will move through naturally if given time to experiment and materials to play around with. There is no need to teach children how to draw – they will figure it out on...

Road Rules to Teach Your Kids

Road Rules to Teach Your Kids

One of the most important ways to emphasize road safety to your kids is by modeling the road rules yourself. As we get older and more experienced, we often become so confident in our ability to be safe that we sometimes tend to cut corners, safety...

How to Build an Art Easel

How to Build an Art Easel

Children are natural artists. Give them a crayon or a marker, and they’re off – sometimes, unfortunately, on the walls, the floor, the fridge, or whatever surface they can get their hands on. Giving your children a spot of their own to explore their...

How to Use a Telescope

How to Use a Telescope

Learning how to use a telescope is just as important as choosing one. In this guide, we take you through the steps of choosing a telescope. We go through the specifications and terms that you need to know. We provide you with some tips on where to...

Camping

Tips for Camping with Kids

Camping with kids can be as easy or difficult as you want it to be. Don’t get caught up in thinking that your child’s first camping experience has to look a certain way. If cooking outside seems overwhelming, it’s okay to make sandwiches or even...

How to do Karaoke at Home

How to do Karaoke at Home

Knowing how to do karaoke at home is a must! Karaoke is a terrific way to liven up any family gathering or party. It’s an enjoyable and fun bonding experience for guests and family members of all ages, from grandparents to little kids. Making it one...