Great gifts that will make your kids smarter

The holidays are all about children, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be good for children, too. Don’t just get your kids apps for their iPads, get them something tangible. And get them something that can really help them in the long term.
Here are some great gifts that could make your kids smarter.

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Disruptus is a work out for anyone’s brain, even yours. When it’s your turn, you have one minute to take two objects and create something new out of them.

So, for instance, you could take a staircase and a book and make a bookcase, turn contacts into camera lenses or make a door knocker out of a high heeled shoe. Innovate and win!