Scientists agree that children are our future, which is why most children are sealed in time capsules with a flashlight and a stack of magazines. Give a child something he or she will really dig with this Groupon.
$15 for $30 Worth of Educational Toys, Games, and Workbooks
The Learning Circle stocks a catalog of games, crafts, and other learning aids to stanch learning loss in vacationing kiddies. The Summer Bridge Activities workbooks ($14.95) and cards ($8.95) interweave reading, writing, and math resources with social-development exercises, fun physical activities, and online companions. The store also slings hands-on science, such as a grow-your-own butterfly garden ($19.99).
The Learning Circle
While parents and teachers navigate the dense underbrush of educational materials at The Learning Circle, their kids clamber through the one-of-a-kind tree house that dominates the aisles. Math, science, and language-arts materials for grades K–eight mask a dose of learning in a layer of fun, making education as easy to swallow as a buttered-up fruit snack. While teachers find all the resources they need among the colorful rows, parents also benefit from a smorgasbord of home-school workbooks and summer learning programs that help to stifle the learning loss that often results from months away from the classroom.