Keeping school skills sharp over the summer

...and developing some new ones, too!
By: James Oppenheim | Created: 2021-06-23 13:22:05 | (Updated: 2022-04-28 06:47:58)

On June 23, 2021 I appeared on SiriusXM's Doctor Radio (Channel 110) with my mother, Joanne Oppenheim, from  to discuss strategies and products to help kids keep their school skills sharp over the summer months.  This is particularly important this year when hyrid learning may have left children a behind where they would ordinarily be at this point in the school year.

Here are links to most of the products that are mentioned in the hour-long show. 

Keva Structures Set-50 pieces Planks  ($19.99—200 pieces—$49.99)

eeBoo Giant Shiny Dominoes ($18.99)

HI Lo Flip Card Game $11.99 from Gamewright

Mindware Qwirkle Rummy $7.99

Creativity for Kids #HatNotHate Quick Knit Loom  $24.99

LEGO City Ice-Cream Truck ($19.99, 200 pieces)

LEGO Boost ($149)

LEGO Mindstorms

Minecraft: Education Edition ($Free)

Virtual Camp Events from Microsoft Store ($Free)

clixo Itsy 18 Piece Pack  $29.99  

Woodstock Chimes Music Collection Chime Along ($48)

Planet Zoo Welcome to Steam (

Planet Coaster

Sim City stand-alone or part of Xbox GamePass Ultimate (3 months)

Oculus Quest 2 (From $299)

Osmo Math Wizard and The Amazing Airships ($59.99, game only. Requires Osmo stand sold separately or bundled with the game for $98. Requires compatible iPad or tablet, sold separately.)

SnagIt ($49.99)

Brother MFC-J1205W ($99)

Blue Yeti Microphones (From $89.99)