Athens Oconee Parent holiday 2017

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toys& wishing pages!

Selected and compiled by Shannon H. Baker and Sarah Danis

Aura is a gesture-controlled drone that uses patented Gesturebotics™

Loog Mini Guitar

This cool-looking child’s guitar is about the same size as a ukulele. However, it plays and sounds like a guitar because it uses classical guitar strings and standard guitar tuning.That’s why everything you learn on a Loog Mini applies on a regular 6-string guitar as well. It projects a sweet, beautiful sound that’s just unbelievable for a guitar of this size and price. Comes with a deck of flashcards with chord diagrams.This is a simple but quite effective way of learning how to form chords on your Loog or any guitar.There is also a Loog app that lets you record yourself playing and post those videos online. Available locally at Treehouse Kid + Craft.


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technology powered by LocoRobo.The wearable glove controller will have kids feeling like superheroes – the drone is controlled by hand motions made while wearing the glove. Kids can fly Aura up and down, forward and backwards, and even perform tricks like a sideways flip! Previously only used in military applications, this gesture technology disrupts the drone market and turns the traditional RC controller on its head. “Other drones we have tried were hard to pilot via the controller.This made flying the drone not only easy but fun. My 17-year-old son loved it as much as my younger kids.”

Goliath Games Catch the Fox In the mood to play some family games with the younger kids? Try a Goliath brand game such as Catch the Fox, France’s 2016 Toy of the Year. Players put the chickens in the Fox’s pockets and press down on his head – you never know when his pants will disappear, sending the chickens scurrying! Or try Fish Food, where a smart and sassy fish counts the cards and tells you who wins. Players take turns feeding the hungry fish their cards but sometimes he spits them back out! NightZone Capture the Flag No daylight, no problem! Challenge your friends to a twilight game of Capture the Flag with a NightZone twist.This set features a dual color lighting system for team play on both the flags and bases, and the textured flag handles are easy to grip and pass.The pressure activated light modes indicate when a flag has been captured by either team, making it easy to track game progress.

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