This game will wip your flig (flip your wig)! Sometimes known as a spoonerism, this clever wordplay exercise has been renamed Splickety Lit. Each question has words or phrases that have their beginning fonsonants clipped (consonants flipped…you pet the gicture). The challenge is to answer the Splickety Lit question correctly in the mame sanner. So, if asked who Skuke Lywalker’s father was, you can confidently shout out (spoiler alert) “Varth Dader!” Engaging your memory, word skills and comprehension speed, Splickety Lit is a winner that’ll keep everyone guessing, from fart to stinish. (marblesthebrainstore.com/splickety-lit)
Brain Beats CD
Your ability to remember a ridiculously large number of songs by heart is legendary. But you couldn’t recite the state capitals, the Bill of Rights or the quadratic formula to save your shower-singing, car-crooning, karaoke-rocking life. That’s all about to change with Brain Beats. This mnemonic CD features 12 brilliantly catchy songs to help you remember things you’ve always wanted to learn but couldn’t. Play it for the kids in the car, listen to it on your music-playing thingamajig at the gym or crank it up in the privacy of your living room. Before you know it, you’ll be belting out everything from the first 84 digits of pi to how to say hello, goodbye and thank you in multiple languages.
Giant Microbes Plush Toys
Want to explain to your kid what’s going on when they get a cold? Giant Microbes originals are a line of plush microbes that look like the real thing—only much, much bigger.
The world is full of microbes. Good ones, such as brain cells, or nasty ones, such as rhinovirus (the common cold.) Kids are visual learners; it’s helpful for them to see what you’re trying to explain to them. You can’t show them what the flu looks like yourself—you may not be able to accurately describe what it does to the body—and that’s where Giant Microbes comes in. Not only is it fascinating to learn all about the microscopic world around us, but kids will gain a good sense of hygiene as well (“You want to wash your hands before eating, so you don’t pick up this little guy…”). Who knows? By showing your child how complex and cool the world is on a micro level, you might just inspire the next great doctor…or just inspire them to wash their hands, and that’s almost as good. (To view the Giant Microbe Brain Cell and others visit giantmicrobes.com/us/products/braincell.html.)