Bring The Home Ec Home With Stanley Jr.

Summer is coming to an end and that means that it won’t be long before everyone is back to regular scheduling at school. In the meantime, however, we still have a few weeks to fill and with most camps winding down that means many of us are looking for activities to keep the kids busy.

In theory we also want to help our kids develop cognitive skills through activities that instill valuable problem-solving, logical reasoning, critical thinking and creativity habits… is that too much to ask?! We have a lot of mindless stimulation to compete with but there are some brands that have managed to strike a balance between the educational and the fun. Red Toolbox Stanley Jr. for example makes play things that help develop the aforementioned STEM skills via DIY kits, real tools and take-apart sets.


Whether your child has an interest in gardening, animals, interior design/carpentry or something else they’re likely to have a set to fit their interest. Keep reading for a look at some standouts.

Bird feeder Kit,$24.99

Hand Garden Toolset 3 PC, $19.99

5 PC Toolset, $29.99